August 5, 1986 |
Glenn Davis sits in the empty dugout and paws at the dirt with his bat, creating, perhaps by accident, the sign of the cross. He is talking about the day he found religion, when he dropped to his knees on the steps of his new parents' home and pleaded for help. "Sept. 15, 1982," he says, head down, the bat still tracing lines in the dirt. "I'll never forget that day." How could he?
August 25, 1991 |
One financial planner took the stage and was about to tell the 45 or so people in the hotel audience how he once made a fortune selling FundAmerica memberships. Then he caught himself, realizing that this was supposed to be the new and improved FundAmerica. "We can't talk numbers any more, can we?" he asked another salesman. So he fudged things a tad: "Let's say that my income in a couple of years was more than most people make in their whole lives," he said. They're baaaaack.
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February 19, 2006 |
George T. Davis, a legendary San Francisco criminal lawyer who first gained fame representing a convicted bomber who was pardoned in a landmark 1930s case and later represented clients including California death row inmate Caryl Chessman and televangelist Jim Bakker, has died. He was 98. Davis died of heart failure Feb. 4 at his home at the Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, said his wife, Ginger.
March 4, 1998 |
More than a half-century ago, Larry Doby walked into a Cleveland clubhouse where some teammates would not even shake his hand. On Tuesday, he got a much warmer welcome from the Hall of Fame. Doby, 73, the first black player in the American League, was an easy choice as the Veterans Committee voted in its full limit of four new members. Former American League president Lee MacPhail, Negro Leagues star "Bullet" Joe Rogan and turn-of-the-century shortstop "Gorgeous" George Davis also were elected.
July 8, 2012 |
The 51st state. The closer you get to the Oregon border along the 5 Freeway, you begin to see signs announcing the State of Jefferson. After a quick Internet search, you discover that this is a grass-roots movement begun in 1941 to create a state composed of counties from Northern California and southern Oregon. The capital of the proposed region is Yreka, a mining town with a population of about 8,000. With Western-style architecture and turn-of-the-last-century homes, Yreka is more than just a place to sleep on those long drives to the Pacific Northwest.
July 5, 1987
Six million people would not call the Pope's meeting with Herr Waldheim "routine." GEORGE MEDOVOY Davis