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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.
October 10, 1987
I was one of the 10,000 fans out at the Coliseum Sunday. Sure, those guys were scabs, but: --They caught the balls they should have caught. There weren't any balls that hit the receiver in the hands, chest and face and still were dropped. --The quarterback got out of trouble and was able to get out and scramble and get something done--touchdown, completion or first down. --Anyone who knocks the helmet off of another guy is a hitter! Weren't the Raiders like that a few years ago?
Kim Stanley Robinson's new science fiction novel, "Pacific Edge," concludes his Orange County trilogy. The three novels--each set in the middle of the 21st Century--offer alternate scenarios for Orange County's future. "The Wild Shore" (1984) is a post-catastrophe novel in which the United States has been destroyed by terrorist nuclear attacks. As a result of a mild nuclear winter, Orange County has been abandoned and forested over.
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.
February 21, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
More than three decades after arriving in the United States, and one day after being appointed to a senior White House post by President Reagan, John O. Koehler found his childhood membership in a Nazi-sponsored youth group the subject of attention Friday.
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