July 28, 2000 |
Derek Snyder's commitment to fencing leaves little room for teenage frivolity. "I practice constantly," he said. "My friends and I joke that I have no life. But it's not a joke. Honestly, I don't do anything except fence and eat and sleep." Snyder, a Chaminade High senior who lives in Chatsworth, has ranked among the top boys' fencers in the nation almost since his introduction to the sport during a summer-school class five years ago.
September 27, 1987 |
On Nov. 22, 1955, U.S. Army Maj. Ronald E. Alley was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor for collaborating with the enemy while a prisoner of war in North Korea. Of the thousands of soldiers held captive by the enemy in World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam and of the hundreds known to have collaborated with the enemy and dozens who were court-martialed for this offense, only Alley was convicted and sent to prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 |
The City Council has approved spending $8,500 each year for an additional crossing guard near Valencia Elementary School. The guard will help cross children at La Paz Road and Paseo de Valencia. "Numerous kids use that intersection and we have a concern that one crossing guard is not able to handle the volume of traffic there," Valencia Principal Don Snyder told the council at its meeting last week.
February 14, 2000 |
Don Snyder, 75, a Los Angeles Times sportswriter for 48 years, died Saturday night at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale after a heart attack. He had emphysema. Snyder began writing for The Times around the same time Ted Williams batted .406 for the Boston Red Sox in 1941.
April 11, 1985
Bill Sanchez, who guided the Flintridge Sacred Heart High School girls team to a 23-4 season and a second-place CIF Small Schools Division finish, and Eagle Rock junior star Tina Epps received Glendale area coach and player of the year honors, respectively, at The Times' second girls basketball awards ceremony. The program Tuesday evening in Harry Chandler Auditorium at Times Mirror Square saluted 90 prep all-stars from nine Southern California areas.