February 20, 1989
William L. Strong, 69, who retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, in 1978 as chief financial officer and executive vice president. A career executive who had held top positions with companies across the country, including Packard Bell Electronics, Allis-Chalmers Co. and Continental Can Co., he served on many boards of directors in retirement, including Lorimar, USLife and Transatlantic Fund. In La Jolla on Feb. 10 of leukemia.
May 16, 1985
A Glendale man who was crippled in a car crash caused by a tire blow-out won a settlement that will give him $10.1 million over the course of his life. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. agreed to pay the money to Sam Madik, 31, an electrician at the Burbank Studios until he was paralyzed from the mid-back down in a 1980 roll-over accident near Fresno. He claimed that the tire came apart because of improper bonding of the steel belts to the tread.
March 2, 1988
I read that after four days of negotiations the Japanese failed to agree to allow foreign contractors a limited participation in Japanese public works market (Part I, Feb. 21). So what is new? For years the Japanese bowed, smiled, made promises to the naive Americans, and at the same time carried on their predatory trade policies. It's no longer a problem of the U.S. being swamped with Japanese products without being given a fair chance to enter the Japanese market.
August 10, 1990
In response to Jesse Jackson's column "Lacking a Cold War, U.S. Draws a Blank" (Commentary, Aug. 2), again Jackson has proven to be a disappointment in his comments on the civil war in Liberia. Jackson is upset at what he considers "a weak and inadequate response" on the part of the U.S. He points out what he claims to be "a 143-year-old 'special relationship' " between the U.S. and Liberia. His "proof" that America's interests are at stake is the one example of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
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November 27, 1996
Robert F. Beaver, a political and community leader in Orange County for many years, has died at his home in Fullerton after a lengthy illness. He was 89. Beaver was a member of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation; co-founder of the Lincoln Club of Orange County and its treasurer for 28 years; a seven-time California delegate to the Republican National Convention; and a former treasurer of the California Republican Party.
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May 16, 1985 |
A Glendale man crippled in a car crash caused by a tire blowout won a settlement Wednesday that will give him $10.1 million over the course of his life. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. agreed to pay the money to Sam Madik, 31, an electrician at the Burbank Studios until he was paralyzed from the mid-back down in a July 19, 1980, roll-over accident. The settlement package consists of a $1.