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June 1, 1994
Paxton Davis, 69, whose trilogy of autobiographical novels depicted boyhood in Depression-era North Carolina. Davis published 10 books and was at work on an 11th, about the 1932 killing of an heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune. His first novel, "Being a Boy," told of growing up in Buena Vista, a well-to-do Winston-Salem neighborhood. "A Boy's War" and "A Boy No More" completed the trilogy. Davis also taught journalism at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.
October 10, 1987
The small crowds out to watch the non-union NFL players shows how stupid the public is. There are literally thousands of colleges graduating thousands of football players every year. The NFL employs only the top 1,232, and the public has been brainwashed into believing that the next 1,000 "rejects" are poor quality players. Nonsense. HUGH W. WESTON Palm Desert
June 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Beatles star John Lennon collected stamps as a schoolboy -- and the public will soon have a chance to see them. The Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum announced it had acquired Lennon's stamp album from a British stamp dealer and planned to display it in October. The album contains more than 550 stamps from around the world including many from former British colonies.
November 11, 1986 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Stephen J. Conway's boyhood sports heroes grew even bigger in his eyes Monday when a lucky combination of their jersey numbers was confirmed as the six winning numbers in the California Lottery's $10.87-million lotto contest. Conway, a 30-year-old electronics worker from Rohnert Park, is the first person to pick all six numbers in the state lottery's new computerized 6/49 Lotto game, winning equal installments of $543,700 a year--minus federal income tax--for the next 20 years.
June 15, 1986 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN
When he had a full head of wavy hair during his days as a member of the Point Loma High School Class of 1945, Bill Cleator was nicknamed "The Mayor"--a schoolboy jest that he dreamed of one day transforming to political reality at San Diego City Hall. More than four decades later, however, most of the hair is gone and so, in all likelihood, is the dream.
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