March 31, 1994 |
Frances Donaldson, who wrote an award-winning biography of Edward VIII, the king who abdicated in 1936 to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Warfield Simpson, has died. She was 87. Lord John Donaldson said his wife died Sunday of cancer at their London home. The 1974 biography of the king of England won the Wolfson Literary Award and was the basis for the 1981 HBO movie "Edward and Mrs. Simpson." Lady Donaldson served as script supervisor for the TV film, which won an Emmy for "Masterpiece Theater."
June 18, 1989 |
Former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman John Matuszak was pronounced dead Saturday night after he was rushed to a hospital for an undetermined ailment, officials said. "He came into the hospital, and he has expired," said Karen Marlin, a nursing supervisor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The cause of death would be announced by the Los Angeles County coroner, she said. Ms. Marlin said additional information was being withheld, pending notification of family members.
January 17, 1995 |
Wyle Laboratories said Monday that company President Ralph L. Ozorkiewicz will take on the added duties of chief executive officer March 31, when Chairman Charles M. Clough retires from that post. Clough, 66, will remain chairman of the Irvine-based semiconductor and computer systems distribution company. Ozorkiewicz, 48, will continue as president, a position he has held since 1992, when he was also elected to Wyle's board of directors.
May 22, 1992 |
Fielding a young lineup, UCLA relied on its veteran pitchers all season, and it was more of the same Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division I softball tournament at Oklahoma City. Lisa Fernandez pitched a one-hitter for her 19th shutout of the season as the Bruins defeated Massachusetts, 4-0. Bruin pitchers have 36 shutouts in 52 games. Fernandez (26-0), who also drove in a run and scored one, struck out 10 and walked none. She has pitched 46th consecutive shutout innings.
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April 13, 2003 |
Travel-trailer magnate Johnnie R. Crean was a roughhewn candidate for Congress who was so unpalatable that after winning the Republican nomination in 1982, GOP activists successfully backed a write-in candidate. Today, Crean is under fire again, this time from parents and faculty revolting against his 10-year chairmanship of the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California's only private military boarding school.
October 29, 1989 |
Brilliant sunlight burned off the overcast shrouding the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills, sending shards of light through a field house window and across Nancy Fortner's desk. Fortner, the third women's volleyball coach here in the past five years, squinted, wrinkling her nose. It was early in the morning and the room glowed, unlike the sport she was rehired to turn around. A decade ago she coached a successful program here. But she, like the sun, found things in a fog. "There is a certain attitude that needs to be changed," she said off the top. "You get into a mode where you get used to losing, and then you can't win. I think I can build a program here, but it will take time."
February 1, 1990 |
Construction spending, held back by severe weather, fell 0.6% in December, reversing a November gain and ending 1989 with the lowest increase in seven years, the government reported today. The Commerce Department said residential, non-residential and government construction spending totaled a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $414.6 billion in December, the lowest rate since last June's 1% decline. For the year, spending totaled $414.7 billion, up 1.2% from 1988.
August 11, 1994 |
Top-seeded Sergi Bruguera needed three sets to defeat Russian Andrei Cherkasov, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, on Wednesday in the second round of the $1.72-million ATP Championship. The Spanish clay specialist, a three-time winner on that surface this year, inherited the top seeding when No. 1-ranked Pete Sampras withdrew late last week because of tendinitis in his ankle.
February 3, 1987
Vector Graphic, a pioneer in the personal computer business, said Monday that it will liquidate under Chapter 7 of the U. S. Bankruptcy Code. The decision comes a year after the Westlake Village-based company stopped making computer equipment and nearly 14 months after it filed a petition under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code, which permits a company to reorganize while keeping creditors at bay. Vector Graphic said no money is available to be distributed to unsecured creditors or stockholders.
June 27, 1987 |
After eight consecutive quarters of red ink, Alpha Microsystems Inc. on Friday reported fiscal 1988 first quarter net income of $98,000. The Santa Ana computer maker posted a loss of $298,000 a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter ended April 30 was $11 million, down from the year-ago $11.3 million. The small quarterly profit followed two years of losses totaling $11.4 million.