Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsBill Lewis
IN THE NEWS

Bill Lewis

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
September 8, 1988 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Just in case UCLA Coach Terry Donahue was talking about steroids when he termed Nebraska players "atypical," a former Cornhusker says that their size stems more from other factors--the five-year program, the weight training, the year-round training table--but acknowledges there was some steroid use. "Sure, I knew some guys were using steroids," said Bill Lewis, the Raider center who played at Nebraska in 1982-86. "It's fairly obvious that a guy is using steroids, once you've been around.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Richard Winton
An initial appearance in federal court in Los Angeles is expected Thursday for Walter Lee Williams, a former USC professor charged with sex crimes against children. Williams , 64, was hiding in plain sight in Mexico, where he was arrested this week, Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles office, said Wednesday. Williams was added to the  FBI 's 10- most-wanted fugitives list this week, arrested a day later and escorted by law enforcement authorities Wednesday night off a plane at  Los Angeles International Airport as he was returned to the U.S. He has been indicted for sex crimes against children overseas and was arrested Tuesday after he was spotted by a Mexican citizen who had seen the fugitive's photo in the newspaper, officials said.
Advertisement
SPORTS
July 26, 1989 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
If the Raiders felt a sudden need for experienced guards, it didn't panic them into calling holdout Bill Lewis. There has been no further communication between the parties, not even after Monday's loss of free agent Dale Hellestrae, who had just been penciled into a starting spot. Nor is Lewis waiting by the phone. He's planning to sue the Raiders to try to get himself declared a free agent. "We're going forward," said Lewis' agent, Larry Muno, Tuesday. "It's another remedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas was expected to arrive in Los Angeles as early as Wednesday night after he was captured in a coastal town in Mexico, federal authorities said. Walter Lee Williams, 64, who was added this week to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list, was apprehended Tuesday after he was spotted by a Mexican citizen who had seen the fugitive's photo in a newspaper, said Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Richard Winton
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas arrived late Wednesday in Los Angeles after he was arrested in  Mexico , the FBI said. Walter Lee Williams, 64, who was added this week to the  FBI 's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list , was escorted by law enforcement authorities off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. Williams  was apprehended Tuesday  after he was spotted by a Mexican citizen who had seen the fugitive's photo in a newspaper, said Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
January 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
East Carolina promoted offensive coordinator Steve Logan, 38, to head coach to replace Bill Lewis, who resigned Jan. 6 to become coach at Georgia Tech.
SPORTS
August 10, 1989 | MARK HEISLER
Holdout center Bill Lewis filed suit against the Raiders in Los Angeles County Superior Court Wednesday, asking to be declared a free agent. Lewis contends he is not under contract. The Raiders contend that he is in his option year. Lewis concedes that he signed a contract with an option for this year, but claims that there were extraordinary and confusing circumstances that should void the option.
TRAVEL
April 5, 1987
The March 8 article in The Mature Traveler column by Bill Hughes about "Space Available" for military air travel was misleading. The veterans he was referring to were, of course, retired military. However, space available military air travel is authorized for all active duty military, some government employees overseas and dependents of both groups. My wife and I have crossed the Pacific for $10 and for the same fare made many trips in the Far East. BILL LEWIS Pusan, Korea
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1988
The purpose of workers' compensation insurance is to put a cap on the liability of employers for work-related injuries. If stress injuries are no longer compensable under workers' compensation, then employees who feel victimized would be free to sue their former bosses for unlimited damages (i.e., million-dollar lawsuits), thereby adding untold billions to the cost of doing business in California. The current system prevents most employees from taking such action. Skyrocketing premiums affect us all, but our state legislators should examine the consequences of "reform" before they go full-speed ahead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1994
I read Bill Lewis' rebuttal (Letters, Feb. 20) to the two parents who complained about the situation in the Orange Unified School District, and I think Mr. Lewis missed the point. Orange does not have too many administrators. It has too many crooked and incompetent administrators. Administrators who, over the past six years, engaged in multimillion-dollar construction fraud. Administrators who were fired and their six-figure contracts paid off. Administrators who have proven their inability to manage the district by continuing to lay off employees each year, despite the fact that all of the other school districts in Orange County, facing exactly the same state budget problem, have been able to balance their budgets through attrition, minimal cuts to student services and--a concept that is obviously foreign to the Orange board--effective management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Robert J. Lopez
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas was expected to arrive in Los Angeles as early as Wednesday night after he was captured in a coastal town in Mexico, federal authorities told The Times. Walter Lee Williams, 64, who was added this week to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list, was apprehended Tuesday after he was spotted by a Mexican citizen who had seen the fugitive's photo in a newspaper, said Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Richard Winton
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas arrived late Wednesday in Los Angeles after he was arrested in  Mexico , the FBI said. Walter Lee Williams, 64, who was added this week to the  FBI 's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list , was escorted by law enforcement authorities off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. Williams  was apprehended Tuesday  after he was spotted by a Mexican citizen who had seen the fugitive's photo in a newspaper, said Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge in Los Angeles.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2002 | Esther Schrader, Times Staff Writer
Bill Lewis was closing in on the day he would return to his wife, Eleanor, and their baby daughter when he climbed into his P-51 Mustang on Sept. 11, 1944, for the mission deep into German airspace that would be his last. The pilot, just 22, and hundreds of others like him would be shielding a massive squadron of U.S. bombers from attack by Luftwaffe warplanes. Their ultimate targets were the factories and oil refineries that made up the industrial heartland of the Nazi empire.
NEWS
March 7, 2000
Bill Lewis Downer, 86, a music publisher and executive with Decca Records and MCA Music. Downer became head of Decca's northern music division in the 1940s and retained that position after the firm's merger with Universal Pictures into MCA Music. Among the songs he published and promoted were Victor Young and Edward Heyman's "When I Fall in Love," Jay Livingston and Ray Evans' "Tammy" and compositions by Henry Mancini and by Rod McKuen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1996
Giving Bill Lewis as many column inches as you did ("Use Public Schools for Learning, Not for Social Welfare Programs," April 21) allows him to expose the depths of the lack of understanding that permeates the majority of board members of the Orange Unified School District. Public education is the only means for acculturation and general economic improvement, in which school-based clinics are but one factor in improving the lives of our future generations. Mr. Lewis speaks of a healthy but hopeless future.
NEWS
August 10, 1995 | RENE LYNCH and ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's bankruptcy recovery plan is still likely to include the seizure of state transportation tax revenue, but officials may reduce the amount they want to divert, state Sen. John R. Lewis (R-Orange) said after meeting with county officials Wednesday. Transferring as much as $35 million annually from the Orange County Transportation Authority--about half the amount proposed in legislation vetoed Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1994
I read Bill Lewis' rebuttal (Letters, Feb. 20) to the two parents who complained about the situation in the Orange Unified School District, and I think Mr. Lewis missed the point. Orange does not have too many administrators. It has too many crooked and incompetent administrators. Administrators who, over the past six years, engaged in multimillion-dollar construction fraud. Administrators who were fired and their six-figure contracts paid off. Administrators who have proven their inability to manage the district by continuing to lay off employees each year, despite the fact that all of the other school districts in Orange County, facing exactly the same state budget problem, have been able to balance their budgets through attrition, minimal cuts to student services and--a concept that is obviously foreign to the Orange board--effective management.
SPORTS
January 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
East Carolina promoted offensive coordinator Steve Logan, 38, to head coach to replace Bill Lewis, who resigned Jan. 6 to become coach at Georgia Tech.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|