July 26, 1987
In contrast to many other states, California's birth rate increased in 1985 for the 12th consecutive year, the state Department of Health Services reported. The state's live birth rate was 17.9 live births per 1,000 population in 1985, up from 17.3 in 1984. There were 470,816 live births to California residents in 1985, an increase of 23,422 or 5.2% over the previous year. The death rate for 1985 stood at 7.7 deaths per 1,000, up from 7.6% in 1984 and 7.4% in 1983.
January 22, 1988 |
Arbitrator Tom Roberts, having ruled last summer that the baseball owners were guilty of collusion in their approach to free agency in the winter of 1985-86, is now on the verge of making several of those players free agents again. His ruling could be made today, according to a variety of sources, among them Barry Rona, legal counsel to the owners' Player Relations Committee. "There's no question he's going to give it to them," Rona said Thursday.
March 2, 2003 |
Finally released after spending half of his life in prison, and still he had to wait. So Christopher Boyce hung around the prison parking lot, rubbernecking, taking in the fresh air around Sheridan, Ore., unsure what to make of freedom. A half hour went by before the big Suburban at last came lumbering up the driveway, carrying his father, a former FBI agent, and his mother, once a Catholic nun.
January 7, 1986 |
Despite a sales and profits surge in its final quarter, Certron Corp. said the costs of closing a portion of its Anaheim manufacturing operation caused a loss of $133,000 for its 1985 fiscal year. For the fourth quarter, ended Oct. 31, 1985, the Anaheim-based consumer electronics parts manufacturing company posted profits of $91,000, compared to a $9,000 loss in the same quarter a year eariler. Sales for the period were $7.9 million, up nearly 3% from the year before.
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August 10, 2012 |
Dale Olson, an elder statesman of the Hollywood publicity corps whose assignments over a four-decade career included representing Rock Hudson during the last months of the actor's struggle with AIDS, died Thursday of complications of liver cancer. He was 78. Olson, who lived in the Hollywood Hills, died at a nursing facility in Burbank, said his spouse, Eugene Harbin. A savvy promoter of Oscar-worthy movies, Olson helped craft campaigns for stars such as Maggie Smith in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969)
January 2, 1986 |
Making money in stocks was easy in 1985. Lower interest rates, low inflation, takeover fever and other factors helped the Dow Jones average of 30 industrial stocks rise 27.66%, its best yearly gain since 1975. Thirty-two record highs were set. Stocks in nearly every industry rose. Gainers led losers by 1,957 to 356--better than five to one. The festivities were not confined to the United States. Traders in Tokyo, London and other foreign markets also toasted healthy stock gains.