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October 3, 1990 | United Press International
City Health Department officials were attempting Tuesday to determine the cause of the apparent food poisoning of more than 150 people attending a convention. The officials said the apparent cause was food served Sunday at a hotel, but they added that it could be several days or even weeks before a determination is made. A survey of area hospitals showed that at least 155 people were treated for symptoms of food poisoning.
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NATIONAL
September 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
American Muslims opened their largest annual gathering, emphasizing the importance of voting as the Muslim community struggles for political recognition. More than 30,000 people were expected to attend the three-day meeting in Rosemont organized by the Islamic Society of North America, an umbrella association representing Muslim groups and mosques nationwide. The conference is the third for the Islamic Society since the Sept.
SPORTS
July 14, 1990
The Anaheim Convention Center will be the site of the 12th National Sports Collectors Convention next summer. A proposal to bring the convention to Anaheim was approved at the 1990 national convention held earlier this month in Arlington, Tex. The convention will be July 4-7, 1991. Promoters Jack Petruzzelli and his wife, Patti, put together the proposal to bring the 1991 convention to Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
At the Faithdome in South-Central Los Angeles this week, one of the most dynamic religious movements in the world is out in full force. A man from the Philippines has collapsed on the floor and is murmuring sweet praises to Jesus. An Asian and an African are hugging, praying and weeping. A leader of the faith, Thomas Trask, voice booming and face perspiring, has laid his thick hands over a Korean woman's head and is exhorting God: "Heal! Heal! Heal! We rebuke the attackers in the name of Jesus!"
NEWS
June 25, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
The first politically open Teamsters convention began Monday as an unprecedented pastiche of democracy in all its catharsis, chaos and change. In a symbolic demonstration of their lingering resentment of government oversight, the 1,900 delegates voted against incorporating the democratic reforms of a 1989 consent decree into their constitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
Fandom is a way of life. Just ask the hundreds of dreamers who wandered through displays of movie props and fantasy paintings at the Burbank Convention Center Friday and the hundreds more expected over the weekend for the science fiction, fantasy and horror convention being held at the center. "It's a very family thing," said convention manager Roxanne Smith. "I'm odd, you're odd. We can all be odd together."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1993 | BILL BILLITER
Latin students at Marina High School are gearing up to be hosts this month of one of the biggest high school-level conventions in the state. About 1,200 Latin students from 58 high schools throughout the state will attend the California Junior Classical League convention March 19 through 21. "It's a very big job preparing for this convention, and for the students at Marina, it's something like handling a small business," said Lynn Harding, a Latin teacher at Marina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Answer: Turning off "Jeopardy!" with game show host Alex Trebek in mid-clue. Question: What's a sure-fire way to anger a group of Mensa members? This was the scene at the Anaheim Marriott for the annual convention of 1,500 members of Mensa from around the country, a group whose only prerequisite for admission is proof of a high IQ and, arguably, a desire to show it off. When "Jeopardy!"
SPORTS
January 11, 1988 | United Press International
Dick Schultz, new executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., believes the organization needs to improve communication with member institutions. "Since August (when he took over from long-time director Walter Byers), I've been in Kansas City (home of the NCAA) only two weekends and one of those was at Christmas," Schultz said. "I think it's important that the NCAA communicate with its constituency. "My reception has been very positive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Tailhook Assn., a naval aviation booster group disgraced by a sex scandal at its 1991 gathering in Las Vegas, plans to resume its annual conventions this fall in San Diego. The Navy and most corporate backers withdrew support for the organization after reports emerged that scores of women were groped, pawed and disrobed when forced to run gantlets of drunken Navy and Marine Corps pilots in 1991. The 1992 convention was canceled.
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