June 29, 1988 |
Former North American Boxing Federation bantamweight champion Frankie Duarte, who has not fought since a successful title defense 366 days ago, returns to action tonight at the Country Club in Reseda against Ron Cisneros of Denver in a scheduled 10-round bout. Duarte retained his NABF crown last June with a bloody and controversial 10th-round TKO over Albert Davila at the Forum. He was stripped of the title by the NABF for refusing to defend it.
January 15, 1998 |
A federal judge in Lubbock ruled that the ex-mistress of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry G. Cisneros is mentally fit to stand trial on fraud and conspiracy charges. U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings rejected defense attorney David Guinn's motion that the trial should be postponed for three months so a distraught Linda Jones could go to a mental hospital.
July 7, 1999 |
Bolstering the government's case against former Housing Secretary Henry G. Cisneros, a federal judge said Tuesday that he plans to allow prosecutors to present crucial segments of recorded phone conversations to try to show Cisneros conspired to conceal payments he made to his former mistress. Ruling from the bench after two weeks of pretrial hearings, U.S.
October 6, 1996 |
A Delta Air Lines plane carrying Housing Secretary Henry G. Cisneros and 52 other passengers was forced to make an emergency landing at Washington National Airport after striking a flock of birds shortly after takeoff. An airport spokesman said the plane's captain shut down one of the Boeing 727's three engines after a flock of birds appeared to fly into it, causing a burning smell. The Delta Shuttle plane returned safely to the airport in nearby Arlington, Va., with no injuries reported.
December 18, 1992 |
A decade ago, he was hailed as the perfect politician for the '80s--an energetic, young Latino with Harvard credentials, populist appeal and movie-idol looks. His future was never in doubt. He would be mayor, senator, vice president and--maybe, in time--President of the United States. But Henry G. Cisneros--now designated to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development--has never gotten further in elected office than his four terms as mayor of San Antonio.
December 23, 1998 |
Playboy Enterprises Inc., an adult entertainment company, said it will form a venture worth at least $100 million with Cisneros Television Group to offer its adult television channels outside North America. Playboy TV International, the venture between Chicago-based Playboy's entertainment group and the unit of Venezuela's Cisneros Group, will pay Playboy $100 million over five years for its international TV programming and trademark rights.
April 5, 2013 |
Sandra Cisneros' first novel, "The House on Mango Street," has sold more than 5 million copies. A coming-of-age story, it's that rare book that can be assigned to grade-school children and college students, and it's been translated into several languages (the Spanish translation was the work of the great Mexican essayist, journalist and novelist Elena Poniatowska). But Cisneros first published "The House on Mango Street" in 1984 (with the University of Houston-based Arte Publico Press )
October 15, 1994 |
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Friday opened a "preliminary inquiry" into whether Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry G. Cisneros misled the FBI about the amounts and timing of payments he made to a former mistress, who now is suing him for breach of contract. Cono R. Namorato, Cisneros' attorney, announced the step, which gives the government 90 days to investigate and decide whether to seek appointment of an independent counsel to pursue a full investigation.
April 22, 2014 |
With her latest "Have You Seen Marie?," Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too). It's not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with "The House on Mango Street" and continued with an acclaimed literary career. Her 1991 collection, "Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories," was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize; her many awards include a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. Creating an illustrated book, she tells the L.A. Times' Hector Tobar, was a little like working on a film.
April 28, 1993 |
The Clinton Administration asked lawmakers on Tuesday for an additional $450 million for moving poor families out of decayed housing projects and experimental efforts to aid the homeless. Housing Secretary Henry G. Cisneros said $250 million would be used to create 5,000 homes for tenants of "severely distressed" public housing. He said the remaining money would finance pilot projects for the homeless.