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October 12, 1990
Amelia Short Sonneland, 91, philanthropist who contributed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera and USC. Mrs. Sonneland was a graduate of George Washington University and held a law degree from LaSalle University. She and her late husband, psychiatrist Sidney Gaylord Sonneland, also endowed a science chair at the University of Oslo, Norway. Mrs. Sonneland was founder and president of the Physicians' Aid Guild. On Sept. 28 in Hollywood.
March 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Nauru President Bernard Dowiyogo died in Washington after undergoing heart surgery, an Australia-based spokeswoman for the government said. Helen Bogden said Dowiyogo, 57, died at George Washington University Hospital on Sunday afternoon. He had surgery Tuesday after collapsing while on official business in the U.S. Dowiyogo had been president of the tiny Pacific island nation, between Australia and Hawaii, six times since first being elected in 1976.
November 29, 1986
Dr. Norman Myers has been named the chief of staff for St. Jude Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Myers received his medical degree from George Washington University Hospital in Washington and has been a member of St. Jude's medical staff since 1966. In addition to his affiliation with the hospital, Myers is a family physician in Fullerton. He succeeds Dr. John Dymond, who held the post for two years.
May 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Nine people were injured a half-mile from the White House in a fiery tour bus accident that involved an armored truck and three cars, said a fire official. An emergency room doctor at George Washington University Hospital said people treated there suffered mostly bumps and bruises. The small wood and plastic vehicle collided with a car in northwest Washington before striking a stopped armored car and two parked vehicles.
July 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney, who had four heart attacks before he became vice president, showed no irregularities in a routine physical exam, spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said. "It was a good checkup," McBride said. Cheney, 64, was examined at his doctor's office at George Washington University Hospital. The tests included a physical exam, an electrocardiogram, an echocardiogram and a stress test, McBride said.
March 9, 1990 | United Press International
Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater, who has a non-malignant brain tumor, was released from the hospital Thursday, a spokeswoman said. Atwater, 39, fainted Monday while speaking at a fund-raising breakfast. After a battery of tests at George Washington University Medical Center proved inconclusive, he underwent a biopsy that revealed the tumor.
June 20, 1989
Diane Sherman has been appointed curator of education at the Laguna Art Museum. Formerly public programs coordinator at the Staten Island Children's Museum in New York, she holds a master of arts in teaching and museum education from George Washington University in Washington and a bachelor of arts in art history and fine arts from Connecticut College. Her background also includes a graduate internship in the education department of the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington.
June 17, 1993
Two Glendale Community College students attended the Ninth National Conference for College Women Student Leaders this month in Washington, D.C. Rima Zoboyan of Glendale and Duchess Darlene Salvosa of Tujunga were selected to attend the conference at George Washington University through an essay contest. The conference, titled "Leadership for Today and Tomorrow," was sponsored by the National Assn. for Women in Education.
March 21, 2010 | By Andrew Malcolm
Here's a not-so-tiny tidbit of data that's getting lost in the White House-driven public frenzy over healthcare legislation this month: The White House Democratic administration of Barack Obama, who denounced his presidential predecessor George W. Bush as the most secretive in history, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than the Republican did. Transparency and openness were so important to the new president that on...
December 17, 1990
Isaac Mitton Stewart, 85, former president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. A graduate of UCLA, Stewart earned a law degree from George Washington University and practiced law in Washington. During World War II, he was involved in the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb. Stewart was president of Union Carbide Corp. from 1949 to 1967. He presided over the famous choir from 1962 to 1975. In Indian Wells, Calif., on Friday of complications of old age.
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