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July 10, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
KIRK MCCASKILL Ice Hockey Before he signed with the Angels, Kirk McCaskill was an All-American--as a hockey player. McCaskill, who was born in Canada, was a high-scoring winger at the University of Vermont. He was a runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award--hockey's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy--in 1981, the year he played in the Sports Festival at Syracuse, N.Y.
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BUSINESS
November 25, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Flying Tiger Line's 650 pilots expressed interest in buying the troubled air cargo carrier during the weekend, but the company refused, a pilot negotiator said Monday. Gary Duff, head of the negotiating committee for Tiger's pilots union, said the pilots asked Flying Tiger's chairman and chief executive, Stephen M. Wolf, to take the company off the market for six months so they could put together an offer. Duff said Wolf rejected the idea shortly after midnight Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Ventura Assistant Police Chief Pat Miller has been named to the department's top job, city officials announced Monday. Miller, 51, had served as the interim chief since Dec. 4, after the retirement of Mike Tracy, who headed the department for six years. As an assistant chief for the Operations Division since 1998, Miller administered the patrol, traffic, SWAT, special enforcement, training, schools and narcotics departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A dispute over rights to the popular Christmas and Easter pageants at the Rev. Robert H. Schuller's Crystal Cathedral has moved to court, where former directors of the shows have sued to prevent future pageant productions. Michael Coleman and Conwell Worthington, the duo who produced the pageants from 1983 to 1985, also asked for $55 million in damages in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1986 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Audrey Wood, the venerated theatrical agent who represented and guided the careers of such playwrights as Carson McCullers, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Robert Anderson and many more, has died in Connecticut four years after suffering a stroke. She was 80 and had been confined to a nursing home in Fairfield. In 1981, the year she was felled by the stroke, her autobiography, "Represented by Audrey Wood," was published.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1986 | CHARLES SOLOMON
"The acting is what I like about Disney animation," says supervising animator Mark Henn. "I have high hopes and aspirations for pushing the art of character animation a lot further. Ideally, I'd like to be good at whatever they hand me, but I prefer to do the acting, the close-up work with the characters." Henn is one of the talented young artists who have reasserted Disney's preeminent position in animation with the recently released "The Great Mouse Detective."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maritime history came alive Saturday as two grand, old-fashioned ships met in the harbor and raised their sails together. Hundreds of nautical buffs gathered at the South County shoreline to watch the Pilgrim, a replica of a 19th-Century trading vessel, enter its home port along with the Kaisei Maru, a Japanese brigantine that is in the midst of a cruise around the world. Both are tall ships--named not for their height but for their masts--and carry 14 sails.
NEWS
December 16, 1996 | DEXTER FILKINS and GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In Orange County, the murders are piling up faster than the police can solve them. A colder type of homicide committed by youthful gangsters, often against victims they have never met, coupled with witnesses who are often too terrified to testify in court, is stumping police at a rate Orange County has never seen. According to information local police provide the California Department of Justice, only half of Orange County homicides are now being solved--a 43% drop since 1981.
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