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April 21, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
Family and friends of Adam Bischoff, the 15-year-old boy who drowned in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River two years ago, have created a scholarship in his name. Organizers waited until this year to launch the $1,000 Adam Bischoff scholarship program for college-bound high school seniors because it coincides with the year that the teen-ager would have graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. At least one scholarship will be awarded annually.
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September 24, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When brush fire season ends and there's no more need for Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot Rick Wheeler to douse hot spots from the air, the 19-year veteran says his job gets a little slow. So this winter he hopes to get into the swim of things as a member of the department's Swift Water Team, which tries to pluck people out of the Los Angeles River when it flows fast and treacherous after winter rains.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Rigg relived the worst moments of her life last week as she watched television images of Adam Paul Bischoff being swept to his death by the rain-fed currents of the Los Angeles River. The doomed struggles of the Woodland Hills 15-year-old seemed, to Rigg, a cruel replay of the death of her fiance, Earl Higgins, a 29-year-old writer and producer who drowned 12 years ago while trying to rescue an 11-year-old boy from the river after a series of storms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
Family and friends of Adam Bischoff, the 15-year-old boy who drowned in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River two years ago, have created a scholarship in his name. Organizers waited until this year to launch the $1,000 Adam Bischoff scholarship program for college-bound high school seniors because it coincides with the year that the teen-ager would have graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. At least one scholarship will be awarded annually.
OPINION
February 23, 1992
Will we ever forget the frightened face of 15-year-old Adam Bischoff as he was swept along in the raging Los Angeles River? Will we ever forgive the television stations for searing that face in our memory, but more important, in the memory of Adam's family and friends? The insensitivity of the television stations in repeatedly showing Adam's fight for life is appalling. Once more we have seen the victimizing of the victims. SUE CLELAND Irvine
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1992
As I watched the Olympics Feb. 12 on KCBS, I experienced growing anger with repeated viewing of an advertisement. In order to persuade viewers to watch its news program, the station repeatedly played the tape of a 15-year-old boy, Adam Bischoff, being swept to his death. My deepest sympathies go to Bischoff's family and friends, as well as to the other victims of the floods. My outrage goes to those at KCBS who decided to trade humanity for profits and glory. SANDI LACK Tustin MORE LETTERS: F4
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1993
The family of a Woodland Hills teen-ager who drowned one year ago in the storm-swollen Los Angeles River has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several government agencies. The complaint by David and Marilyn Bischoff, parents of Adam Bischoff, and Carrie Bischoff, Adam's sister, was filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a Woodland Hills teen-ager who drowned one year ago in the storm-swollen Los Angeles River has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several government agencies. The complaint by David and Marilyn Bischoff, parents of Adam Bischoff, and Carrie Bischoff, Adam's sister, was filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles. It names as defendants the city and county of Los Angeles, city fire and police departments, the state, the Department of Water and Power and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When brush fire season ends and there's no more need for Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot Rick Wheeler to douse hot spots from the air, the 19-year veteran says his job gets a little slow. So this winter he hopes to get into the swim of things as a member of the department's Swift Water Team, which tries to pluck people out of the Los Angeles River when it flows fast and treacherous after winter rains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a Woodland Hills teen-ager who drowned in the storm-swollen Los Angeles River has filed a lawsuit alleging that owners of an adjoining property contributed to the tragedy. The complaint filed by David and Marilyn Bischoff, parents of 15-year-old Adam, alleges that their son fell into the channel from a lot that lacked a fence and warning signs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a Woodland Hills teen-ager who drowned in the storm-swollen Los Angeles River has filed a lawsuit alleging that owners of an adjoining property contributed to the tragedy. The complaint filed by David and Marilyn Bischoff, parents of 15-year-old Adam, alleges that their son fell into the channel from a lot that lacked a fence and warning signs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a Woodland Hills teen-ager who drowned one year ago in the storm-swollen Los Angeles River has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several government agencies. The complaint by David and Marilyn Bischoff, parents of Adam Bischoff, and Carrie Bischoff, Adam's sister, was filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles. It names as defendants the city and county of Los Angeles, city fire and police departments, the state, the Department of Water and Power and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1993
The family of a Woodland Hills teen-ager who drowned one year ago in the storm-swollen Los Angeles River has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several government agencies. The complaint by David and Marilyn Bischoff, parents of Adam Bischoff, and Carrie Bischoff, Adam's sister, was filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles.
OPINION
February 23, 1992
Will we ever forget the frightened face of 15-year-old Adam Bischoff as he was swept along in the raging Los Angeles River? Will we ever forgive the television stations for searing that face in our memory, but more important, in the memory of Adam's family and friends? The insensitivity of the television stations in repeatedly showing Adam's fight for life is appalling. Once more we have seen the victimizing of the victims. SUE CLELAND Irvine
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1992
As I watched the Olympics Feb. 12 on KCBS, I experienced growing anger with repeated viewing of an advertisement. In order to persuade viewers to watch its news program, the station repeatedly played the tape of a 15-year-old boy, Adam Bischoff, being swept to his death. My deepest sympathies go to Bischoff's family and friends, as well as to the other victims of the floods. My outrage goes to those at KCBS who decided to trade humanity for profits and glory. SANDI LACK Tustin MORE LETTERS: F4
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved forming separate panels to recommend ways to prevent drownings in city flood-control channels and to evacuate motorists from the Sepulveda Basin area during high water. Citing the drowning death of 15-year-old Adam Paul Bischoff last Wednesday, Councilwoman Joy Picus, who authored the measures, said the city must develop a systematic approach for rescuing people from flooded areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | AMY PYLE and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The televised drowning of 15-year-old Adam Bischoff in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River despite multiple rescue attempts has prompted calls for better ways of dealing with such emergencies, including training for police officers, use of county lifeguards or equipping bridges over the river with nets or cables for victims to grab.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved forming separate panels to recommend ways to prevent drownings in city flood-control channels and to evacuate motorists from the Sepulveda Basin area during high water. Citing the drowning death of 15-year-old Adam Paul Bischoff last Wednesday, Councilwoman Joy Picus, who authored the measures, said the city must develop a systematic approach for rescuing people from flooded areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Rigg relived the worst moments of her life last week as she watched television images of Adam Paul Bischoff being swept to his death by the rain-fed currents of the Los Angeles River. The doomed struggles of the Woodland Hills 15-year-old seemed, to Rigg, a cruel replay of the death of her fiance, Earl Higgins, a 29-year-old writer and producer who drowned 12 years ago while trying to rescue an 11-year-old boy from the river after a series of storms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | AMY PYLE and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The televised drowning of 15-year-old Adam Bischoff in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River despite multiple rescue attempts has prompted calls for better ways of dealing with such emergencies, including training for police officers, use of county lifeguards or equipping bridges over the river with nets or cables for victims to grab.
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