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June 14, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Before becoming a widely lauded songwriter, Jimmy Webb was just another aspiring musician living in a dingy Los Angeles apartment. The Oklahoma transplant would wander from his low-rent flat in Silver Lake to a place that would inspire one of his most indelible hits, MacArthur Park. There, between Wilshire and 7th, he'd wait for his girlfriend to get off work from her job nearby. "I used to eat lunch in the park," said Webb, 66. "It was a place you could be away from the dreariness of a really bottom-scale apartment.
July 25, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richard L. Walker, 81, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and University of South Carolina professor, died Tuesday of cancer in Columbia, S.C. A native of Bellefonte, Pa., Walker graduated from Drew University in New Jersey and studied Chinese languages at the University of Pennsylvania. During World War II, he served as an interpreter for Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters in the Pacific.
April 26, 1995 | From Associated Press
Art Fleming, the original host of television's "Jeopardy!," died at home Tuesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 70. Fleming was found to have the disease just two weeks ago, said his lawyer, Steve Hurm. "We're all stunned," said Merv Griffin, creator of "Jeopardy!" and now its executive producer. "He was a great fellow. Art was the first 11 years of the success of 'Jeopardy!'
April 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
Astronaut Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon, speeches by President Woodrow Wilson and Gen. Douglas MacArthur and songs by Al Jolson, Muddy Waters and Nirvana are among 50 recordings being set aside for special preservation by the Library of Congress. The library on Tuesday announced the new selections for its National Recording Registry. News broadcasts include Wilson's speech of Nov. 11, 1923, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.
March 7, 1986
Almost 90 years ago, U.S. troops occupied the Philippines. The Philippine people were derisively referred to as "our little children." One of our objectives was to teach these "children" democracy. During World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines promising freedom and democracy. After the war, the United States established a democratic government before withdrawing. When Ferdinand Marcos usurped and corrupted the democratic process in the Philippines, the United States turned a blind eye. America flouted its own democratic principles by ignoring the growing unrest against the Marcos regime.
July 31, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard Cushing, an Associated Press war correspondent in Asia during World War II and later the head of the Voice of America, died Friday. He was 87. Cushing, who worked for AP in San Francisco for 15 years, was sent to the Pacific in the final year of World War II as a correspondent in the Philippines and Japan. He and two other correspondents were the first Americans to enter Tokyo after the war ended, his son said. Cushing covered the Japanese surrender to Gen.
April 4, 1991 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A "Freedom Shrine" displaying reproductions of documents such as the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and letters from statesmen will be dedicated today at Costa Mesa High School. The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor erected the permanent shrine several weeks ago, club member Bill Demeulle said. The shrine contains plaques and 28 feet of documents and is one of several that will be placed this year throughout the country. Among the letters are a statement from President John F.
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