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NATIONAL
December 19, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - "Hum!" Jana Ballard bellowed at a group of men old enough to be her father. " HUM!" she said again, a bit more loudly. "Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm," the men replied obediently, their faces flushed from holding the note. It was the fifth time that evening the New York City Labor Chorus had gone through "The Ballad of Joe Hill," a six-verse paean to the ill-fated unionist ("The copper bosses killed you, Joe"), and signs of weariness were showing among the singers. A soprano rolled her eyes.
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REAL ESTATE
April 28, 1985
Anthony J. Nisich, director of building and safety for the city of Beverly Hills, has been elected president of California Building Officials, a Sacramento-based association of building and code enforcement officials from more than 400 jurisdictions in the state. Nisich previously has served in building inspection posts in Sacramento and Santa Clara counties and has been active in the organization since 1978.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1987
El Monte-based Birtcher Corp. named Ronald McAdams chairman and CEO, succeeding Ernest V. Jarvis, who was reelected a director. Four new elected directors include David B. Jones, Birtcher President Richard E. Maya, CEO McAdams and James R. Weersing.
NEWS
February 26, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
The inimitable Zagat has just released its 2013 "30 Under 30" awards, honoring the top young culinary talents in the Los Angeles area.  The 30 honorees were feted Monday night at a cocktail party at the Emerson Theatre with Zagat founders Tim and Nina Zagat on hand to do the honors. The Zagat survey, which started as a homemade newsletter and morphed over the years into a publishing juggernaut, has embraced the digital age. The guides are now online, and coverage of this event included a live feed  and a Google+ Live Hangout.
SPORTS
July 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tom McLean, director of the athletic fund at Monmouth College in New Jersey, was named director of operations for The Athletics Congress.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1986
Ira A. Rosenbaum has been appointed director of operations development for Aerojet General. David H. Strode joined Aerojet General as director of risk management.
NEWS
April 1, 1993
Donald J. McDonald, 72, former director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, a think tank in Santa Barbara. Born and reared in Wisconsin, McDonald served as a B-24 instructor pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War II, then earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Marquette University. For 10 years he edited the Catholic Messenger in Davenport, Iowa, before founding the Marquette University Magazine.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1989
Philip L. Walling has been named director of planning at Nasland Engineering.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1989
Carl Mandley has been appointed director of VAR marketing at Bluebird Systems.
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