CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2004 |
Lenore Benson, a former executive director of Fashion Group International, a 6,000-member organization that promotes women in fashion and provides educational and networking activities, has died. She was 80. Benson died Sept. 1 at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center of acute pancreatic disease, longtime friend James Watterson told The Times.
March 25, 1986 |
Associated Dry Goods, parent of the 23 J. W. Robinson department stores in Southern California, on Monday named Tom L. Roach as Robinson's chairman and chief executive to replace Michael Gould, who resigned. Roach, 42, has been chairman and chief executive of Associated's Denver Dry Goods division, known as the Denver--a chain of upscale stores similar to Robinson's--since 1979.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 1998 |
Collectors have different names for many of their favorite collectibles. "Head vases," "lady head vases" and "figural planters" all refer to the same florist containers that were popular from the 1950s through the '70s. Most of the vases were imported from Europe or Japan and sold to florists and gift shops. Manufacturers called such vases "figural planters."
HOME & GARDEN
January 1, 2000 |
The clock and the idea of correct time measured by minutes probably started about 1660 when a Dutch inventor adapted the idea of a pendulum to the clock. Within 100 years, many variations of clocks and clock movements were developed, and most well-to-do households included a clock. Time was no longer determined only by the striking of church bells. The clock movement remained much the same until the 19th century, when the key-wound clock was invented.
August 17, 1996 |
World-class athletes. Visitors from the White House. Computer glitches. Sound familiar? Less than two weeks after the Olympic caravan pulled out of town, competition began Friday--before considerably smaller crowds--for the 1996 Summer Paralympic Games. About 3,500 disabled athletes from 127 countries are competing in the same venues as the Olympians for 10 days in what organizers call the second-largest sporting event in the world.
May 16, 1998
Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Hoboken, N.J., to Italian immigrant parents; inherits predilection for bel canto singing style. 1933: Pursues singing career after attending Bing Crosby concert; works locally in clubs and bars. 1935: Wins first prize on "Major Bowes Amateur Hour," resulting in concert and club dates with Major Bowes traveling show, plus occasional radio dates. 1939: Gains widespread attention from New York radio appearance; becomes big-band vocalist with Harry James.