January 22, 1993 |
Briefly Told: Jenny Jones' syndicated talk show has been renewed for a third season, and Vicki Lawrence has received the go-ahead for a second year of her daily talk-entertainment series. . . . Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford will be in Los Angeles during the first week of February to tape several segments of their talk show. . . . The story of Gregory Russ (a.k.a. Gregory Kingsley), who successfully sued his natural parents so he could be adopted by his foster family, will be told Feb.
October 1, 1992 |
A juvenile court judge on Wednesday delayed the hearing for a 13-year-old girl who is seeking legal separation from her mother and her stepfather. Inspired by a recent Florida case in which a 12-year-old boy won a court battle to legally separate from his parents, the girl hopes a "divorce" from her mother will open the way for her uncle and aunt to adopt her.
November 6, 1993 |
Clutching pink mums, 11-year-old Jenny Yang hugged the woman she considers her mother after a judge ruled Friday that she never again has to see her biological parents. "That's where I belong," the sixth-grader said at a news conference. "I'm looking forward to returning to a more normal life with my family and friends."
October 18, 1992 |
Billy's mother was frequently drunk and had difficulty controlling her 13-year-old son. Then she discovered a sure-fire technique: She committed him to a mental hospital near their Bay Area home. He remained locked up for 2 1/2 months, even when doctors declared the boy was the more stable of the two. No one but his mother had the right to release him. Finally last year, Billy ran away.
February 8, 1993 |
It happens almost every day to Linda Otto. Someone close to her or a colleague on one of her projects will look at her and say, "Is something wrong? Are you always this intense? Why don't you lighten up?" After all, they apparently reason, Otto--though not exactly a household name--is a prominent producer and director of television movies. One of her films aired earlier this season, she has two more this month and many more projects in the works. Her movies have won numerous awards.