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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2008 | Margot Roosevelt, Times Staff Writer
One by one, speakers rose to toast the elderly gent with baggy pants and a shy, gaptoothed smile. "Of course, he didn't wear a tie tonight," teased one. Another called attention to the honoree's cheap watch and the plastic bag that serves as his briefcase. The joshing at a Manhattan gathering would have been nothing out of the ordinary except that the man pulling a worn blue blazer over his head in mock modesty was none other than the onetime billionaire, Chuck Feeney. Never heard of him?
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1985
The Murdy Foundation has made a second $100,000 donation for the construction of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The Orange County-based foundation made its previous $100,000 contribution in 1982. The foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. John Murdy Jr. It is administered by John Murdy III and Maxine Murdy Trotter. The Center is now under construction in South Coast Plaza Town Center. The 3,000-seat multipurpose theater is set to open next fall.
SPORTS
September 8, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
TRACY, Calif. -- The first indication that something might be horribly, irreversibly wrong with Eric Scoggins materialized nearly two years ago. Decorating his new home, the once-robust former USC and NFL linebacker realized he no longer had the strength to lift a hammer over his head. Someone else would have to hang pictures for a man who 30 years ago helped USC win a national championship, who was the defensive player of the game in a season-shaping victory over 1978 co-national champion Alabama, who was a part-time starter for teams that ranked among the Trojans' all-time best.
SPORTS
June 24, 1989
Janet Evans, a triple gold medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will help launch the Amateur Athletic Foundation's Summer Swim '89 program at the Belvedere Community Park swimming pool Monday at 11 a.m.
OPINION
January 29, 2005
Re "Land-Use War, Malibu Style," Jan. 23: The rental of the Foundation for the Junior Blind campground to nonblind organizations is money-based. Jeremy Joe Kronsberg and his family have the right to their lifestyle, undisturbed by politically correct bureaucrats. The foundation can upgrade its existing facilities without disturbing people, steelhead trout, creeks or ancient oak trees. Susanna Hahn Malibu
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gloria Jean Gibbons, 72, who inspired her daughter Leeza to create a nonprofit organization that supports patients with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, died May 22 at the Lowman Home Nursing Center in White Rock, S.C., after a long battle with the degenerative disease. The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation was set up by the television personality in 2002, about three years after her mother's illness was diagnosed. The organization works to provide better care, education and support for those affected by the disease, which is marked by the deterioration of brain cells.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1987
So now we know what the San Diego Community College District Foundation does with its money. It paid state Sen. Wadie Deddeh $10,000 in honoraria last year. Perhaps that explains why district administrators "shopped" Deddeh around to the social science faculty as a potential guest speaker, hoping to justify the expense. Could there be a connection between these payments and Deddeh's endorsement of an incumbent in last fall's trustees election? No, that would be too obvious. And isn't the foundation prohibited from using funds to achieve political advantage?
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