CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1998 |
A memorial service for Anaheim firefighter Robert "Bobby" Cournoyer, who died this week after a three-year battle with leukemia, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Crystal Cathedral. The Anaheim Firefighters' Assn. is hosting a reception following the service at the Phoenix Club, 1340 Sanderson Ave. The cathedral is at 12141 Lewis St. in Garden Grove. Cournoyer, 35, died from complications of a bone-marrow transplant he recently underwent at the City of Hope in Duarte.
March 3, 2000 |
Hundreds attended the funeral of a German woman killed when three American teenagers allegedly hurled rocks from a highway bridge at the car she was driving. Darmstadt Mayor Peter Benz paid tribute to Sandra Ottmann, who died Sunday--two days before her 21st birthday. Edward B. O'Donnell, the U.S. consul general in Frankfurt, extended "condolences on behalf of the American people." Several people who were riding with Ottmann were injured, her grandmother seriously.
October 4, 2000 |
Thousands of Canadians wept and applauded at former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's funeral as his son Justin remembered his father's love of country, told the nation to carry on his work--and then buried his tear-stained face in the flag draping his father's coffin at Montreal's Notre Dame Basilica. Dignitaries including Jimmy Carter and Fidel Castro joined the Canadians to pay their respects.
October 5, 1998
Most local television stations plan live coverage of today's funeral service for former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, which is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Television stations KCBS Channel 2, KNBC Channel 4, KTLA Channel 5, KABC Channel 7, KTTV Channel 11 and KCOP Channel 13 plan live coverage of the service at First AME Church at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd. KCAL-TV Channel 9 will cover the funeral and graveside service that will follow.
December 29, 2007 |
During her years in self-exile, Benazir Bhutto had a soaring white marble mausoleum built in the fields outside her ancestral village to honor her slain father. On Friday, she was buried there beside him. Amid tumultuous scenes of grief, Bhutto's plain wooden coffin, draped in the red, green and black flag of her Pakistan People's Party, was borne by ambulance from the family residence to the tomb.
November 15, 1992 |
The people of Czechoslovakia paid their last respects Saturday to Alexander Dubcek, whose 1968 bid to reform communism is admired in an age when the communist system is passing into history. The 70-year-old Dubcek died Nov. 7, six weeks after his chauffeur-driven car skidded off a rain-slick highway en route to Prague for a meeting of the federal Parliament. It was his brave attempt to reshape communism while party leader in 1968 for which Czechoslovaks honored him.
September 4, 1997 |
Princess Diana's funeral Saturday will be broadcast live by the major television networks in the United States, with most starting coverage before dawn. The ceremony at Westminster Abbey begins at 11 a.m. in London, which is 3 a.m. in Los Angeles. CNN and Fox News Channel will begin coverage at 1 a.m. with ABC starting at 2 a.m. NBC will come on the air between 1 and 2 a.m. CBS plans to begin coverage at 2 a.m. NBC's cable affiliate, MSNBC, plans to start at 9 p.m.
September 24, 2005 |
Hundreds of dignitaries, Holocaust survivors and admirers attended the funeral ceremony for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who was buried in the Israeli coastal town of Herzliya. Rabbi Michael Melchior, Israel's deputy minister for education, said Wiesenthal, who died in Vienna at 96, taught an entire generation about the Holocaust. But instead of being embittered, Wiesenthal drew upon his past to seek hope and optimism, Melchior said. Dignitaries from the U.S.
March 28, 2006 |
Flanked by National Guardsmen and veterans of all ages, Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed a law in Frankfort to force protesters to keep their distance from military funerals. The measure is aimed at members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., who have demonstrated at funerals around the country. Carrying signs with slogans such as "God Hates Fags," the protesters claim that U.S. soldiers are dying because God is punishing America for tolerating homosexuality.
May 25, 2006 |
Demonstrators would be barred from disrupting military funerals at national cemeteries under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the White House. The measure, passed by voice vote in the House hours after the Senate acted, specifically targets a Kansas church group that has staged protests at military funerals around the country, claiming that the deaths were a sign of God's anger at U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.