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March 23, 2002 |
Eugene Figg, 65, an award-winning designer of dozens of bridges, including the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, died Wednesday in Tallahassee from an infection following treatment for acute leukemia. A native of Charleston, S.C., Figg earned a civil engineering degree from the Citadel in 1958 and was hired by the Florida Department of Transportation. Figg Engineering Group, which Figg founded in Tallahassee in 1978, has designed bridges in 33 states and four countries.
March 13, 1985 |
Eugene Ormandy, whose name has been virtually interchangeable with the Philadelphia Orchestra for nearly half a century, died Tuesday. The maestro who lived with his orchestra as with a lifelong love and who viewed its players as his "musical children," was 85 when he died of pneumonia in his Philadelphia home with his wife at his side. Ormandy officially handed over the Philadelphia baton to a younger man, Riccardo Muti, in 1980, but continued as conductor laureate until his death.
July 19, 1997 |
Eugene Shoemaker, an astronomer and geologist who was a co-discoverer of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994, was killed Friday in a traffic accident near Alice Springs, Australia. The Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, Ariz., with which Shoemaker was most recently associated, said the 69-year-old scientist died in a two-car accident.
October 28, 1989 |
Cal State Long Beach's football team, which lost to Oregon here last season, 49-0, will have a nonconference rematch with the Ducks at 1 p.m. today. "We remembered what happened last year and hopefully that will be motivation enough," said Long Beach Coach Larry Reisbig. The 49ers, who lost to San Jose State last week, 21-10, are 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big West Conference. They have defeated only one Division I-A team, winless New Mexico State.
September 30, 1990
Dr. Eugene J. Joergenson, 84, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Medical Assn. cancer committee. Born in Stanwood, Wash., Dr. Joergenson was educated at Auburn Academy, Walla Walla College and Loma Linda University. He taught at USC and Loma Linda, and served as president of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. A Glendale surgeon, he was active in the Glendale Adventist Church, Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday in Glendale of heart failure.
October 21, 2002 |
Forget the traditional showdowns against UCLA and Notre Dame. USC quarterback Carson Palmer knows that Saturday's game at Oregon is the one that most matters for the Trojans this season. "It's the biggest game of the year, by far," he said. A victory would prove the Trojans finally belong among the elite in the Pacific 10 Conference and go a long way toward exorcising the demons that have plagued them on the road. A loss to 14th-ranked Oregon would leave No.
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July 20, 1996
Eugene T. Copsey of Thousand Oaks, a retired supervisor for McDonnell Douglas and World War II veteran, has died. He was 81. Copsey was born on Aug. 19, 1914, in Norwalk, Ohio, and spent his childhood there. After graduating from high school Copsey became a naval corpsman and saw "a lot of service in the Pacific" during World War II, said his brother-in-law, Chuck Bolin, of Lake Chapala, Mexico. Copsey served from 1942 to 1945.
March 17, 1995
Eugene J. Webb, 61, a Stanford Business School professor who helped develop research and teaching of organizational behavior. In more than 25 years at Stanford, Webb served as associate dean of the Graduate School of Business, chairman of the university's Faculty Senate, and as a faculty sponsor for Stanford's program in Washington.
October 9, 1986 |
"The Haunted One" is a ghost story--of sorts. The new stage drama, debuting tonight at Orange Coast College, tracks the private specters that shaped the public life and works of playwright Eugene O'Neill.