September 23, 2000 |
The price of oil had drifted upward to near historic highs and was expected to go even higher. The president responded by signing an order releasing millions of barrels of crude stored in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Within hours, the market price of oil dropped by just over one-third, the biggest single-day decline on record.
April 14, 2000 |
Benji Gil, then a cheerful lad in grade school, plopped down next to his father for a little talk. There was something about Benji's Little League team that dear old dad didn't like. The coaches? Good guys. The parents? Nice people. But . . . "My father saw there were two girls on my team. He didn't like that too much," Gil said. "He said, 'We've got to get you playing with guys.' " Politically correct? Not really, although this was 20 years ago. Father knows best? Absolutely, Gil believes.
April 27, 1993 |
Five San Diego companies catapulted their way onto The Times 100 ranking in 1992, doubling last year's showing. Although the five companies that made the list for 1991 remain among the top 100, each dropped in position. Companies on the list are those with the highest two-year average return on equity. Finding their way onto this year's list were GTI Corp. (No. 44) and Brooktree Corp. (No. 55), both semiconductor manufacturers; DH Technology, a maker of computer peripherals, ranked No.
April 27, 1992 |
The violent crime rate in the United States in 1991 rose about 3% for a fourth consecutive year of increase, according to preliminary FBI statistics released in Washington, D.C. The report shows property crime remaining about the same and violent offenses reaching a record high of 753 crimes per 100,000 U.S. residents. The 1990 rate was 732 per 100,000 people. Robbery showed the greatest increase, rising nearly 6%, calculations from the FBI figures showed.
April 20, 1992 |
An estimated 59% surge in rapes and attempted rapes and a substantial increase in assaults spurred a dramatic rise in violent crime last year, according to a Justice Department survey of crime victims released Sunday. Preliminary figures show there were 2,612,150 completed violent crimes last year, up 7.9% from an estimated 2,421,530 the previous year. Including attempted violent crimes, the total was 6,427,480 last year, up 7% from 6,008,790 in 1990.
April 5, 1992
JIM ABBOTT 25 PITCHER Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210 Birthday: 9/19/67 ML Service: 3.000 1991: After losing his first four starts, his career best 18-11 record and club-leading 2.89 ERA led to his being named the Angels' co-most valuable player (with reliever Bryan Harvey). Beat every AL club except Oakland at least once, finished third in Cy Young balloting. With the Angels: W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 18-11 2.