November 12, 1987 |
A self-propelled, 30-ton Army artillery piece was stolen from Ft. Carson early Wednesday and driven about 70 miles along Interstate 25 before it ran out of fuel in Denver. Two men inside, a young soldier and a civilian, were arrested, authorities said. The 155-millimeter howitzer, "a big cannon on tracks," was not carrying ammunition, said Sgt. John Millar, an Army public information officer at Ft. Carson, near Colorado Springs. Post Notified The incident began shortly after 1 a.m.
July 10, 1987 |
While Cannon Group's stock price bounced back further Thursday from a deep slide, speculation arose that the troubled firm might not be getting a new cash transfusion in the transaction that it announced Wednesday. The Los Angeles film producer could be swapping 1.45 million shares of its stock for existing debt held by Intercorporation S.A., a European affiliate, according to a theory advanced by analyst Lisbeth R. Barron.
September 28, 1986 |
Remember when Norma Rae was screaming for justice for her co-workers? Sally Field was Norma Rae and won an Oscar playing the poor Southern union organizer. But did Field allow her union membership to expire? She's currently starring opposite Michael Caine in Cannon Films' "Surrender," a contemporary comedy that's using a non-union crew. A rep for Field doesn't think that's such a big deal. ("Does Cannon even make union pictures?" she quipped.
September 7, 1986 |
This list of movies (which were not screened for reviewers) shows the relationship between how the films did at the box office and what critics said in their reviews. TITLE OPENING (Distributor, Release Date) WEEKEND B.O. "Highlander" (Fox, March 7) Tepid "The Naked Cage" (Cannon, March 7) Weak "Ninja Turf" (Ascot, March 14) Terrible "Police Academy 3" (Warners, March 19) Terrific "R.A.D." (Tri-Star, March 21) Very Weak "P.O.W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1987 |
Garden Grove Mayor Jonathan H. Cannon, who almost two years ago switched to the Republican Party, has resigned the city post he has held since 1980 to accept an appointment by the governor as a new West Municipal Court judge. Cannon, who presided at a city-sponsored Korean export seminar on Wednesday, said he accepted Gov. George Deukmejian's appointment last week. His resignation is effective Friday.
August 21, 1986
A part-time congressional aide and a decorated former Army helicopter pilot were arraigned on charges they carried a homemade 30-millimeter anti-tank cannon to a gasoline station in Arlington, Va., where it set off a gas pump explosion. Four people were injured. Officials said they were investigating what Robert G. Dilger, 54, a retired Air Force colonel, of Xenia, Ohio, and Joseph R. Donahue, 40, of Killeen, Tex., were doing with the 8-foot-long device when it accidentally discharged.