April 28, 2002 |
Stanley Martin Lieber was a nonconformist who dreamed of writing the Great American Novel but settled for comic books that paid the rent and were signed "Stan Lee." Although many of his peers simplified their language and themes for young readers, Lee, a voracious reader of H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Shakespeare and the Bible, turned his comic book stories into modern-day equivalents of English morality plays, Greek tragedies and simple melodramas.
May 23, 2000
Firstsource Corp., a Santa Ana online business procurement company, said Monday that it has sold $25 million in stock to Excelsior Private Equity Fund II Inc. and other strategic investors in a private placement. The company also said it has changed its name to Firstsource Corp., from Firstsource.com, effective immediately.
January 24, 1996 |
An arbitration panel has ruled that McGaw Inc., a major hospital supply company, must pay $4.9 million to a small San Bernardino medical supplies distributor for breach of contract. The panel's recent ruling in favor of the San Bernardino company, Acacia Inc., was disclosed Tuesday by Acacia's attorney, Scott B. Campbell. The legal dispute between McGaw and Acacia stems from a contract allowing McGaw to use pumps made by Acacia to fill two of McGaw's drug infusion devices, according to Campbell.
April 22, 1989 |
Three people have died and 14 others, including 10 children, have been hospitalized in the western city of Guadalajara after eating contaminated corn, the newspaper Excelsior reported.
October 11, 1988 |
More than 2,000 people have been forced from their homes by flooding of the Grijalva River in the southern state of Tabasco, the newspaper Excelsior reported Monday.
August 20, 1987
Excelsior High School, a key redevelopment tract in the southern part of Norwalk, has been pulled off the market. The board of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has decided the district should not sell the 38-acre site now. "We need more time to decide what we're going to do with it," said Howard Rainey, district business administrator. Closed because of a fall in enrollment several years ago, the high school is leased in part by the Grace Korean Church.