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August 22, 1995 |
A modest fund-raising pitch enclosed in more than 1 million Department of Water and Power bills last fall paid off handsomely in contributions to the Los Angeles Public Library, officials said Monday. More than 21,000 DWP customers opened their checkbooks to make donations totaling $222,480, City Librarian Susan Goldberg Kent said in a report to the Library Commission.
August 29, 1992 |
For a night, the Milwaukee Brewers were the biggest hit in American League history. Milwaukee set an AL record with 31 hits in Friday night's 22-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays, the most in a nine-inning game in the major leagues in 91 years. Jim Gantner's infield single in the ninth broke the previous AL record set by the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 28, 1923. "I'm at a loss to explain it," Brewer Manager Phil Garner said.
April 26, 1996 |
Night had long turned to early morning, and all that remained of the sellout crowd was a few thousand fans who had been waiting more than three hours to see someone put the puck in the net. As the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins started the fourth overtime of their Stanley Cup playoff game, only two questions remained: Who would win? And would the Zamboni run out of gas before the players did?
February 11, 2000
A strong 132-player field that includes Se Ri Pak, Lorie Kane, Meg Mallon and defending champion Catrin Nilsmark is featured in the first LPGA event held at Wood Ranch. The 54-hole tournament has a $750,000 purse, with $112,500 going to the winner. The L.A. Women's Championship is the third stop on the tour this year. It was held the last three years at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. Source: Steve Boveri, General Manager Wood Ranch Golf Club * Graphics by Perry Perez and Richard R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1993
In case anyone has forgotten, the city of Los Angeles and the entire state of California are still reeling from a recession. In 1992, for example, business failures in the state increased by 33% over the previous year, a rise that was nearly four times higher than national figures. In Los Angeles, the situation was even worse, with a 73% increase in business failures between 1991 and 1993.
June 16, 2010 |
The campus setting for "Room 222" was in a "Glee"-free zone, far from the "90210" ZIP Code. The classic comedy-drama, which revolved around fictional Walt Whitman High School, premiered in 1969 against the backdrop of the end of the civil rights movement and protests over the Vietnam War. Stories flowed between the concerns of students grappling with grades and their growing social awareness, and the struggles of a dedicated faculty trying to...
July 20, 2009 |
That longtime staple of medicine cabinets, acetaminophen, appears to be under fire. Used to treat headaches, muscle aches and seemingly every other ache Americans have, the drug -- found most notably in the brand name pain reliever Tylenol -- has recently been called a potential danger to the millions of people who take it. But the drug itself hasn't changed. Nor have the number of problems associated with it. The only new element is public attention to its risks.
January 3, 1987 |
Lloyd Haynes, whose sympathetic portrayal of a black history teacher in an integrated school brought Emmys to "Room 222" and a personal commitment to education by the actor himself, died at his home in Coronado Wednesday night. He was 52 and had been suffering from lung cancer. From Sept. 17, 1969, until the show went off the air on Jan.
April 8, 1997
MiniMed Inc. has sold 1.5 million additional shares of common stock at $26 per share. The offering was made up of 925,000 shares sold by the company plus 575,000 shares sold by current shareholders. After various expenses, the company said its proceeds would amount to $22.2 million. MiniMed, based in Sylmar, makes infusion systems used to treat various illnesses, including diabetes.
April 14, 1992
Hilton Hotels Corp.'s first-quarter profit rose 80% above last year's Persian Gulf War-depressed levels, with gains in both casino and hotel operations, the company said Monday. For the January-March quarter, Hilton earned $22.2 million, or 46 cents per share, compared to $12.3 million, or 26 cents per share, during the first quarter of 1991. Revenue rose 3.5%, from $266.9 million to $276.3 million, Hilton said. Gaming division operating income rose 21% to $40.8 million.