CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2005 |
Ruth Hampton, 74, a former beauty queen who appeared in 1950s motion pictures, died Thursday in Merriam, Kan., according to her son, Gregory Hampton Palmer. He did not give the cause of death. Born April 25, 1931, Regina Ruth Jane Hampton grew up in New Jersey and became a dancer. She performed with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet and New York's Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. The winner of several beauty pageants, she was crowned Miss New Jersey in 1952.
June 16, 1996
Re "Homecoming Vibes," June 10, about Lionel Hampton's special concert at Washington Preparatory High School: How does one describe this virtuoso? You don't. You listen, feel and listen some more. Will there be other Lionel Hamptons? I believe and hope so. While the audience watched and listened with indescribable delight, there was dedication pouring out for those performing students. This is the way it was during Hampton's earlier years and this is the way it should be today and can be again in our future.
September 25, 1999
Norah Lawlor's "In Hollywood East, It's a Wrap" (Sept. 6) shared the name-dropping shallowness of the latest Woody Allen movie. Viewing "The Hamptons" in these terms is like talking about "Hollywood" as an industry, or a small group of self-important celebrities, instead of a real place. That Hamptons, also the subject of a Page 1 story the same day, is actually a string of six or seven towns with a permanent population of probably 100,000, and swells to many times that during the season.
September 17, 1988 |
Two of the five members of the United States equestrian show jumping squad for the 1988 Olympics are West Coast natives, Anne Kursinski of Pasadena and Lisa Jacquin of Rancho Palos Verdes. That's a bit of an upset, considering the many competitive international show jumping riders that America's East Coast traditionally produces. But Jacquin and Kursinski have one more step to climb before their participation in the events is guaranteed. They have to prove to the U.S.
August 17, 2008 |
ATLANTA -- Cast in the unlikely role of last man standing among the Braves' four former 20-game winners, Mike Hampton prospered. Hampton gave up two runs in six innings and Atlanta beat the San Francisco Giants, 11-5, Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak, including four in a row at Turner Field. Hampton gave the Atlanta rotation a lift on the day 300-game winner Tom Glavine confirmed he'll sit out the rest of the season because of an elbow injury. John Smoltz and Tim Hudson already have had season-ending surgeries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1994
Dr. Claudia H. Hampton died Aug. 13 in Los Angeles. She had served as a trustee of the California State University for 20 years. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Hampton when I was general counsel of the CSU, and she was in her first term as a trustee. We have remained friends ever since. She dedicated her life to serving the educational needs of the young people of California. As a trustee, and as a two-term chair of the board, Dr. Hampton came to know the system personally.