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 assume the added duties of chief executive on 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.
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.
August 25, 1985 |
Fall enrollment at Long Beach and Cerritos community colleges is down by 5% from last year, according to the latest figures available. Classes began at both campuses Monday. On Tuesday, exactly 1,000 fewer students were attending classes at Long Beach and 993 fewer students were at Cerritos. At the same time last fall, Long Beach had 19,280 students and Cerritos had 17,443 students.
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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.
July 22, 2010 |
The Dodgers attract fewer fans to their stadium than they did three decades ago. And, despite three trips to the playoffs in the last four years, one in five tickets has gone unused in that time. The attendance figures, part of a court filing in the divorce between Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his estranged wife, Jamie, provide rare insight into a question Major League Baseball hasn't answered in 17 years: How many people attend games? In 1993, in consolidating business operations between the National League and American League, MLB standardized the definition of attendance as tickets sold, not tickets used.
October 8, 1995 |
It has become "Scotty's Tree." Doris Croteau-Robinson named it that in memory of her 17-year-old son, a star athlete and national honors student whose body was found there a couple of weeks ago. Scott Croteau had put a noose around his neck and shot himself in the head with a handgun --his limp body hanging from one of the tree's umbrella-like branches.
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.