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February 22, 1999 |
On Sunday, Denise Williams returned to the little beige house in Pomona where a day earlier she had found her 13-year-old daughter lying on a bedroom floor, dead from apparent stab wounds. Williams, fighting back tears, walked up to a police officer at the scene. "Have they found who did this?" she asked. But the officer provided no answers to the slaying of Nicolette Hayes, a mystery that some anxious bystanders quietly compared to the unexplained death of tiny-tot beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
June 5, 1988 |
A different set of "Golden Girls" sprints into action this week, as the newest offering by Louise Page ("Salonika") opens Friday on South Coast Repertory's Mainstage. "It's about a British women's track team," said actress Margaret Marx, who plays one of the runners. "They've been running freely, without corporate sponsorship. Then they get the sponsorship-- which doesn't corrupt their integrity, but it does influence it.
July 3, 1993 |
The security guards figured he was just another well-heeled lawyer. He wore a dark suit with suspenders, carried an attache case and towed a large leather bookcase strapped to a dolly. But when his elevator stopped on the 34th floor, Gian Luigi Ferri slung two guns over his shoulders, grabbed a satchel full of ammunition and headed straight for the conference room of the law firm of Pettit & Martin, where he shot four people he had never met, who happened to be there by a fluke.
May 7, 1989 |
"E ntertainment Tonight" will air its 2,000th show on Friday. Although thumped by critics since it debuted on Sept. 14, 1981, the syndicated program has survived. Entertainment reporters are now as common on TV as weather reporters, in part because of "ET," which has remained television's leading news show devoted solely to the entertainment industry. Last September, at the start of its eighth season, "ET" introduced a new format, with glitzier graphics, strobe-light pacing and two new features--its opening Inside Story and the ET Insider, a gossip-column-style commentary by co-star John Tesh.
December 20, 2013 |
In most discussions of suicide and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - including the online buzz that followed publication of a Times analysis on how young California veterans die - one statistic gets repeated most: 22 veterans kill themselves each day. That number comes from a study published in early 2013 by researchers at the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. But the recent wars were not the study's primary focus. In fact, they play a minor role in veteran suicides overall.
March 17, 2009 |
World Series most valuable player Cole Hamels left training camp Monday and flew to Philadelphia to have his left elbow examined by Phillies team physician Michael Ciccotti. "He's had a little bit of a persistent soreness in his elbow. We do not believe it's serious," Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "But at least at this time we thought it was important for Dr. Ciccotti to check him out and see if there's anything more serious than we think it is."
January 22, 1986 |
This is not "The Cosby Show." Bill Moyers, a bespectacled white journalist who resembles a teacher's pet even in middle age, is interviewing young black mothers in a Newark, N.J., ghetto. "Tell me, raise your hand if you're married," he begins. No hands. "Raise your hand if you would like to be married to your baby's father." One hand. The others laugh. "The rest of you don't plan to get married," Moyers continues. "Why don't you plan to get married? I'd like to know that."
May 23, 2002 |
Atlanta lawyer R. Neal Batson was nominated Wednesday as special court examiner for Enron Corp., in charge of investigating the complex transactions that led to the company's collapse. U.S. Trustee Carolyn Schwartz, a Justice Department official who monitors bankruptcy proceedings, selected Batson after reviewing "at least two dozen excellent candidates," she said in a statement Wednesday. The nomination must be approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Arthur Gonzalez.
March 7, 1990 |
The lead creditor to Drexel Burnham Lambert Group Inc. withdrew a request Tuesday for a court-appointed examiner in the bankruptcy case, as the two sides neared a deal about who should manage the dissolution of the Wall Street firm. The firm and its creditors were negotiating about a proposal to allow a triumvirate of Drexel board members to oversee the firm, with input from creditors, as it liquidates under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The decision by lead creditor First City Bancorp.