CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2001
Elias F. Ghanem, 62, chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the last four years who presided over the disciplinary hearing for Mike Tyson, died Monday of kidney cancer at his Las Vegas home. A physician whose clients included Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby, Ghanem was named to the boxing commission in July 1987.
September 5, 1987
Lawrence A. Harvey, president of Harvey Aluminum, who took over one of the nation's leading aluminum production firms after the death of his father in 1974 and directed it through a great period of growth, died Thursday. The Southland philanthropist was 75 and died at his Los Angeles home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2000
Madame Rhuiyyih Rabbani, the last member of the Bahai faith's venerated holy family, has died in Haifa, Israel. She was 89. Born in New York as Mary Sutherland Maxwell, Rabbani's parents were Bahais. News of her death on Wednesday brought words of reverence and praise from Bahais throughout the world. "It's the last link to the Bahai holy family," Los Angeles Bahai Center administrator Randy Dobbs said Friday.
March 26, 1991 |
Israelis gave a heroes' welcome Monday to 7,000 U.S. servicemen and women stopping off in Israel on their way home from the Gulf War. Sailors and Marines from five warships went ashore in Haifa, Israel's third-largest city, where girls showered them with flowers and schoolchildren greeted them with red, white and blue balloons. A band played a medley of U.S. military tunes.
October 10, 1985 |
Three cruise ship lines reported changes in their Mediterranean schedules today, but the hijacking of an Italian liner has not resulted in widespread cancellations. The two-day hijacking of the Achille Lauro came near the end of the Mediterranean cruise season, travel agents and cruise ship operators said. The Norwegian line Sea Goddess has two trips remaining. An Oct. 19 cruise will not stop at Alexandria and Port Said in Egypt and at Haifa, Israel, but those stops will be restored on the Oct.
October 24, 1986 |
Five nations joined an American air and sea search Thursday for four U.S. Navy crewmen whose anti-submarine jet vanished two days ago in the eastern Mediterranean. "We'll just keep looking for them till there's no more hope," said 6th Fleet spokesman Lt. Dave Morris. The S-3A Viking aircraft failed to return to the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday from what was described as "a routine anti-submarine surveillance mission." In Jacksonville, Fla.
December 22, 1990 |
A U.S. Navy launch carrying sailors on shore leave back to the aircraft carrier Saratoga capsized off the Israeli port of Haifa early today, killing one and injuring at least 27, Israeli army radio said. The radio said the Israeli navy was still conducting rescue operations. Between 70 to 100 people had been on the launch, it said. The launch was on its way to the Saratoga, which is part of the U.S. 6th Fleet, the radio said.
January 18, 2004 |
Israel's envoy to Sweden said Saturday he had no regrets after vandalizing a display at a Stockholm museum depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber, even as the artist insisted his work called for conciliation. Ambassador Zvi Mazel, who attended Friday's opening of an art exhibit tied to an anti-genocide conference, said the work was a "call to kill."
April 11, 2002 |
A day after he angrily assailed Palestinian suicide bombers as "spiritual progeny" of the Nazis in a speech to the Security Council here, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations learned Wednesday that his 18-year-old niece was one of eight victims of a suicide bombing on a bus in Haifa, Israel. Ambassador Yehuda Lancry will be away from U.N.
January 14, 2006 |
About 3.5 million of today's Ashkenazi Jews -- about 40% of the Ashkenazi population -- are descended from four women, a genetic study indicates. Those women apparently lived somewhere in Europe within the last 2,000 years, but not necessarily in the same place or even the same century, said lead author Dr. Doron Behar of the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel.