January 29, 1995
Proposition 187 architect Harold Ezell purports to be a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln ("Rage and Raves," Jan. 11). This is the same Lincoln who opposed not only slavery, but the anti-immigrant Know Nothings of his day, despite their protestations of patriotic intent to save the nation from foreigners. "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid," Lincoln wrote in 1855. "As a nation we began by declaring that, 'All men are created equal.' . . . When the Know Nothings get control, it will read, 'All men are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.
April 21, 1991 |
The Civil War may have ended nearly 126 years ago, but according to Jason Robards some Southerners are still fighting the War Between the States. And most of those Southerners still hate president Abraham Lincoln. They even hate the actors who play Honest Abe, Robards discovered. In Madison, Ga., where tonight's "The Perfect Tribute" on ABC, was filmed, the locals generally greeted him with contempt, said Robards, who plays Lincoln.
February 23, 1991 |
Abraham S. Bolsky, builder of many Los Angeles landmarks and a humanist who served several of its charities, died Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank. The president of Tishman Construction Corp. of California and executive vice president and director of the national Tishman Realty & Construction Co. was 68. He died of heart failure, said company spokesman Bernie Roswig.
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August 1, 2000 |
Abraham Pais, an American physicist and science historian who wrote one of the most acclaimed biographies of Albert Einstein, has died. He was 81. Pais, who was born in 1919 in Amsterdam, died Friday in Copenhagen of heart failure, colleagues at the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute said.
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October 28, 1999 |
Abraham Polonsky, a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter and director who continued his creative output without credit for two decades during the anti-Communist era, has died. He was 88. Polonsky, who scripted and directed such films as "Force of Evil" and "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here," died Tuesday at his Beverly Hills home after suffering a massive heart attack.
July 11, 1998 |
One of the most tragic and disturbing moments of American history can soon be yours to watch and review in your own home. Next week, the public will be able to purchase for the first time on video an authorized, newly restored copy of one of this century's most infamous film sequences, the home movie footage of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film," which will retail for $19.
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April 20, 2004 |
Abraham Spiegel, a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to Los Angeles and became a prominent real estate developer, formed Columbia Savings & Loan and was a major philanthropist, has died. He was 97. Spiegel died of pneumonia April 10 at his home in Beverly Hills, according to publicist Warren Cowan. Formed by Spiegel in 1974 and based in Beverly Hills, Columbia Savings & Loan was for many years considered one of the nation's best-run thrifts.
June 27, 1991 |
Gary Abraham was hired Wednesday as boys' basketball coach at Channel Islands High, according to Principal Ken Benefield. Abraham, 29, was women's basketball coach at Moorpark College the past four seasons. The Raiders were 30-5 last season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. "We feel we were fortunate," Benefield said. "He has exhibited a lot of enthusiasm and has had a lot of success."
September 2, 1992 |
The fall from the top was swift. One day, Danny Abraham was a junior linebacker on Cal State Northridge's 1990 Western Football Conference championship team. A few months later, he was working at a local gas station. The slide began shortly after Abraham helped Northridge win the WFC title with 21 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in a reserve role. Off the field, Abraham was equally active, particularly on the party scene.
April 21, 1985
Jennifer Abraham of UC Irvine set a school record with a winning time of 4:27.92 in the 1,500 meters Saturday and she also won the 800, but it wasn't enough to stop San Diego State from defeating the Anteaters, 93-58, in a nonconference women's dual meet at San Diego. Latanya Sheffield led San Diego State by winning the 400-meter hurdles in 53.09, the second fastest time for a woman in NCAA history. In a men's tri-meet, SDSU outscored Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona.