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June 22, 2000 |
The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring will received a $300,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Proposition 10 Commission to expand education programs for parents and child-care professionals. Proposition 10, approved by state voters in 1998, levies a 50-cent tax on cigarettes to be used for early childhood development programs. "The new grant enables us to bring the best parenting education programs and materials into child-care and family day-care centers," said Kerby T.
June 9, 1987 |
Nancy Reagan talked today about the 1981 assassination attempt against her husband with the widow of Sweden's slain Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was never invited to the White House. "I offered her my personal condolences," Mrs. Reagan told reporters after a 30-minute meeting with Lisbet Palme at the office of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson. The Palmes were walking home unguarded through central Stockholm on Feb.
January 17, 1999
Joelle Dumas, educator: "Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" by A.S. Neill (Hart). "A.S. Neill was the child psychologist who started the famous Summerhill School in mid-century England. His was a simple philosophy of pure love and freedom for children." **** Cathryn Shin, public defender: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse (Bantam). "Hesse takes his reader on a beautiful and sometimes painful journey of self-realization.
November 19, 1997 |
The FBI joined a police search Tuesday for a child psychologist suspected of killing his 25-year-old girlfriend in his suburban townhouse, then abandoning their 18-month-old son in an industrial area 90 miles away. Folsom police said there was a history of domestic violence between James Dewayne Nivette, 54, and Gina Barnett, whose bullet-ridden body was found at Nivette's home in a quiet, wooded cul-de-sac about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.
June 3, 1998
La Habra High 801 Highlander Ave. La Habra 90631 (562) 905-0906 * Enrollment: 1,700 * Established: 1954 * Team name: The Highlanders * Newspaper: Scotch Tape * Principal: Jim Robinson * Student president: Eilene Cruz * Valedictorian: Chris Oronico * Famous alumni: "Mad About You" actress Ann Ramsay; opera singer Jeannine Altmeyer * Winning moments: Heritage of the Americas Program received California Golden Bell award from California School Board Assn.
May 15, 2001 |
Two years after Pokemon swept across America--inundating homes with saccharine-cute yellow Pikachus, ensnaring children with endless supplies of trading cards and sending frazzled parents in search of sanctuary--the next Japanese craze is coming. It's called Yu-Gi-Oh, and if its rise in Japan is any guide, it could soon be sparking riots, lawsuits and financial crisis in America too.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1989 |
"I do it for me I have the right to say no I live for now Life is not a movie . " --Rebecca Schaeffer Untitled Poem, July, 1989 Slain actress Rebecca Schaeffer was eulogized here Sunday as "a precious gift--a gift that was snatched back, but one that will give us extraordinary memories." Rabbi Joshua Stampfer told the 200 mourners at Ahavai Sholom Cemetery's small chapel that Schaeffer "brought in her short life more joy to more people than most of us achieve in a lifetime."
June 19, 1994 |
They skipped the ghost stories and old camp songs. Instead, the 8-year-old Girl Scouts opted for tales about their families as they sat in the deepening twilight around the campfire. "Me next!" they begged for another turn. The stories came tumbling out: the one about the soggy camping trip, the way a brother always hid under restaurant tables when he was a baby and the little sister who never failed to get carsick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1994 |
Don't be fooled if you think efforts to relieve post-earthquake stress here are full of hot air. But it may look that way today when thousands of letters about aftershocks are launched at noon with a 10-foot-tall helium balloon. Newhall resident Garo Papazian has been gathering notes for a month and hopes the "Send a Message to Mother Nature" event helps residents cope with the temblors in the wake of the Northridge quake.
August 14, 1994 |
Before the Wertliebs left for the quiet beach vacation they had planned on Martha's Vineyard, the computer issue had to be resolved once and for all. "It was a big decision whether or not to take my laptop," confessed Don Wertlieb, a Boston child psychologist and chairman of the Tufts University child studies department. To his wife's consternation, Wertlieb decided he needed it. "I look forward to no faxes, but I get some anxiety about being out of touch," he explained.