September 6, 1985
A neurosurgeon was charged with murdering his Demerol-addicted wife with an overdose of the pain-killing narcotic, and the man's brother, an orthopedic surgeon, was charged as an accessory to murder. Dr. Stephen Marcus Levine, 42, formerly of Tarzana, allegedly issued more than 225 Demerol prescriptions--made out to a fictitious person--to his wife, Myrna Levine, 32, during the last 14 months of her life.
September 6, 2006 |
San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley apparently was unarmed when an off-duty Coronado police officer shot him near his upscale suburban home, authorities said Tuesday. Foley was wounded early Sunday by officer Aaron Mansker, who joined the Coronado Police Department in August 2005. "To my knowledge, I don't believe Foley did have a weapon, even though I was told he reached into his waistband with his right hand," San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos said.
April 25, 2001 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission's acting chairwoman is promising companies more guidance on how to comply with Regulation FD, the SEC's new rule barring disclosure of important corporate information only to a selected few. At an informal round-table Tuesday with acting Chairwoman Laura Unger, some companies issued strong protests that the rule has left them struggling to understand what they can and can't say in public and private forums.
November 25, 1987 |
An unusual surge in business investment and heavy consumer spending pushed the nation's economy to a strong annual growth rate of 4.1% during the three months before the October stock market crash, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The third-quarter growth estimate for the gross national product, revised from a preliminary estimate a month ago of 3.8%, was about in line with predictions.
June 28, 1990 |
Braniff Inc. acknowledged in a quarterly report released Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the company will likely default on payments to unsecured creditors and not make distributions to stockholders. Braniff Inc., the Orlando, Fla.-based parent company for Braniff Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall, and began liquidating assets to cover its $300 million in debts.
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October 9, 1987
I fervently hope that my grandchildren will live in a world where security is not maintained by the threat of nuclear annihilation. This goal may seem idealistic to some, but it is far more appealing than the combination of fear and technology that Luxenberg, among others, would depend on. There is no miracle in the absence of a Soviet-American war. The horrors of Dresden, Leningrad, Dachau and Hiroshima have burned the terrible images of global...
April 26, 1986 |
A San Fernando Valley neurosurgeon who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and illegally prescribing large doses of a painkiller that led to his addict wife's overdose death was sentenced Friday to serve 180 days in Los Angeles County Jail. Dr. Stephen M. Levine, 42, was also sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to perform 2,000 hours of community medical service for the May 12, 1984, death of his wife, Myrna, at the couple's Tarzana home. Levine's brother, Dr.
April 13, 2004
Re "Labor Study Is Alone Under Gov.'s Budget Ax" (April 8), about the Institute for Labor and Employment at the University of California -- the sole research institute that the governor has targeted for elimination: When I was a member of the ILE's research committee for its initial two years, we distributed funds to researchers at all UC campuses. Topics ranged broadly, from understanding how to expand health insurance coverage to studying how human resource policies affect organizational productivity, from examining the lives of second-generation Mexican immigrants over the state's history to reducing injuries and turnover among home healthcare workers.
March 14, 2010 |
Backing Into Forward A Memoir Jules Feiffer Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 450 pp., $30 Whether newspapers live or die, the prognosis for the comic strip doesn't look promising. The extinction of the form not much more than a century after its birth would represent only a very minor tragedy too, given the rise of the graphic novel -- who would shed a tear for "Hägar the Horrible" in the age of "Fun Home" and "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth"? -- except it would also mean we no longer live in a world with a berth reserved for the likes of Jules Feiffer.
December 29, 2000 |
Denver quarterback Brian Griese, the NFL's top-rated passer, practiced Thursday for the second consecutive day, but his status for Sunday's AFC playoff game at Baltimore still is uncertain because of a recurring problem with his right shoulder. Coach Mike Shanahan said he does not expect to decide on a starter between Griese and Gus Frerotte until hours before kickoff.