CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2006 |
Julia Thorne, the former wife of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry who turned her experience with depression into a bestselling book, has died of cancer. She was 61. Thorne died Thursday at a friend's home in Concord, Mass., the senator's office said. Thorne, who struggled with depression for much of the 1980s, also founded a nonprofit education foundation called the Depression Initiative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 |
After adding more California military installations to its review list, the federal base-closing commission will travel to San Diego early next month to hold a new round of regional hearings, according to a commission source. The one-day hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 5 and will focus on newly added bases in the Southwest, according to the staff member, who spoke on the condition that his name not be used. Other regional hearings will also be scheduled.
May 26, 1993 |
After adding more California military installations to its review list, the federal base-closing commission will travel to San Diego early next month to hold a new round of regional hearings, according to a commission source. The one-day hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 5 and will focus on newly added bases in the southwest part of the country, according to the staff member, who spoke on the condition that his name not be used. Other regional hearings will also be scheduled.
December 18, 1994 |
Among the Revolutionary War exhibits in this coastal city's history museum there stands a figure in 18th-Century dress, a figure much like the rest except for one major difference: It is black. The figure, part of displays depicting the 1779 Battle of Savannah, commemorates the "Chasseurs Volontaires"--infantry volunteers from Haiti who carried out what a placard calls "the most brilliant feat of the day, and one of the bravest ever performed by foreign troops in the American cause."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2002 |
Dr. Herbert Weiner, whose pioneering research into mind-body connections contributed to the rise of psychosomatic medicine as a distinct field, died of lung cancer Tuesday at his Encino home. He was 81. A psychiatrist who taught for two decades at UCLA, Weiner had an international reputation as a leading researcher in the field.
June 25, 1992 |
There certainly wasn't a shortage of photos coming out of Los Angeles during and after the riots. But it's safe to assume that those taken by Ventura College lecturer William Hendricks were like no others. Hendricks has built a reputation on photographing nude women, in various settings, as symbols of birth, rebirth and life. And when the rioting began, he saw the opportunity for more symbolism.
June 26, 1990 |
Bruce Springsteen has apparently given permission to the controversial rap group 2 Live Crew to use the melody from his hit song "Born in the U.S.A." for its new single "Banned in the U.S.A."--an action that was immediately attacked by Florida anti-obscenity crusader Jack Thompson. Alan Jacobi, 2 Live Crew's attorney, said Monday that Springsteen has reviewed the content of 2 Live Crew's recording and "enthusiastically" approved the use of his music.
June 5, 1985 |
Southern states baked in sweltering temperatures for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday in a heat wave that caused one death in Florida, record electricity consumption across four states and a strong sellers' market for fans. Temperatures near or above 100 degrees have been common since Saturday in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Mississippi. The Southern Co.
May 30, 1989 |
Americans on Monday remembered those who died for their country, from wars long past to last month's explosion aboard the battleship Iowa, while others celebrated Memorial Day as the traditional start of summer. The weather cooperated with outdoor festivities over much of the nation, but it was unseasonably cold in Montana, where Great Falls received 6 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said. In a brief ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, a 20-member military honor guard laid a wreath at the grave of John F. Kennedy to mark what would have been the former President's 72nd birthday.
October 8, 1992 |
Ever heard of Earp, Calif.? Well, Fred Turner says, "You should have. It exists." So does Ocmulgee State Park, in Georgia, and Surprise, Ariz. Deleon, Texas, has the best peach and melon festival around. Turner should know, since the town's mayor placed him under house arrest--as a guest in the mayoral manor--for the two-day fest.