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January 30, 1986
The 1986 National Drug Abuse Medicine Award will be presented to Art Linkletter on Feb. 20 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Linkletter, who has been involved in the fight against substance abuse for more than 20 years, has served on the President's National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse Prevention and was president of the National Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse Education and Information.
July 17, 2006
July 17, 1955: Disneyland opened its doors to 30,000 special guests one day before it welcomed the public. "Once-upon-a-time-land -- that magical land of fantasy and faraway places in the minds of little children -- became a dream come true yesterday," The Times said. Art Linkletter emceed the opening parade, which was broadcast by ABC as part of a 90-minute show. Actress Irene Dunne christened the riverboat Mark Twain.
June 21, 1990
Art Linkletter and former U.S. Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) will be among the speakers at the 13th annual Youth Citizenship Seminar at Pepperdine University next week. About 250 student leaders from public and private high schools in Southern California are expected to attend the seminar, funded by local business and civic leaders.
August 13, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA
As a part of pledge drive this weekend, KCET-TV Channel 28 offers three shows aimed at helping viewers get and stay healthy. First up at 1:30 p.m. today is "Fit or Fat for the '90s With Covert Bailey," with diet and exercise tips, followed at 3:15 p.m. by "Heart to Heart: The Truth About Heart Disease," which features information on how to prevent, recognize, treat and cope with heart ailments.
May 14, 1998
Roy Rowan, 78, a radio and television announcer who introduced all of the Lucille Ball shows. Born in Paw Paw, Mich., Rowan attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and began his announcing career at radio station WKZO there, working with Ralph Story, Paul Harvey and Harry Carry. Rowan moved on to radio stations in Schenectady and Buffalo, N.Y., and Chicago before moving to Los Angeles to work for CBS Radio and later CBS Television.
November 12, 2011 | Steve Lopez
Last time I wrote about my dad, he'd taken a fall in his bedroom, couldn't get up, but didn't want yet another ride in an ambulance. So my mother got down on the floor with him, pulled up a blanket and they went to sleep. This time they went down together, falling in the street outside a Burger King in the Bay Area town of Pittsburg. He was using a walker with my mom assisting, but he lost his balance and dragged my mother down with him. She was OK, but my dad was hurting. An ambulance happened to be going by, scooped him up and the verdict in the emergency room was a broken hip. For a senior, those two dreaded words — "broken hip" — are often the beginning of the end. Doctors said that without surgery, my father would probably die within three months.
September 3, 1996
Visitors of the Pasadena Senior Center have been waiting so long for renovated digs that they plan to dance in the streets for the new building's groundbreaking ceremony. The Great American Swing Band will get crowds swaying at the corner of Holly Street and Raymond Avenue in Pasadena during the Sept. 10 event. Television commentator and author of "Old Age Is Not for Sissies," Art Linkletter, is scheduled to speak. Admission is free--and so is the food, but reservations are required.
April 6, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
A daylong celebration featuring music, food and dancing is planned for Saturday, when the city's new senior center and adult day care facility opens its doors on the shores of a lake in Woodbridge village. Television star Art Linkletter will be host at the event, which will include a raffle, a health fair and folk-dancing demonstrations. The $7-million, 3,593-square-foot Lakeview Senior Center is located off Alton Parkway at 20 Lake Road.
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