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March 31, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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.
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.
April 13, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
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.
February 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
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 | From Associated Press
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 | WARREN VIETH, Times Staff Writer
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.
May 16, 1987
Richard Ellmann, considered the pre-eminent biographer of James Joyce and a professor emeritus of English literature at Oxford University, died Wednesday in Oxford. He was 69 and, although crippled with Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), had continued to work on his most recent biography, that of Oscar Wilde.
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