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September 25, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Hermione K. Brown, a 50-year partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, a leading entertainment industry law firm in Beverly Hills, has died. She was 87. Brown, who worked until the week before her death, died Tuesday at her home in Beverly Hills. The cause of death was cancer. "Hermione was truly an exceptional and remarkable woman. She was a great lawyer, a great partner, a great friend ... and a great human being," said Bruce Ramer, one of the firm's partners.
May 4, 2003 | Christopher Shea, Christopher Shea is a Washington, D.C., writer.
Overshadowed, understandably, by news of war, a milestone in the history of the American death penalty has been sneaking up on us. Nebraska's legislators were expected to vote this spring to quit using the electric chair, sanctioning a switch to lethal injection as the state's execution method of choice. Nebraska will be the last death-penalty state to make that switch. Consumed by a budget crisis, lawmakers gave electrocution a reprieve until January.
December 18, 2002 | Alan C. Miller and Kevin Sack, Times Staff Writers
He was the best they had. Earlier in his career, the Marines had entrusted Lt. Col. Keith M. Sweaney with the president's life: He flew the Marine One helicopter. Now, at 42, he was leading the team charged with evaluating the V-22 Osprey, an experimental aircraft intended to replace Vietnam-era helicopters. Next, he was to command the first tactical Osprey squadron.
May 25, 2012 | By Alex Pham and Ben Fritz
A case pitting the world's biggest game company against two of the industry's top developers is increasingly looking like a messy celebrity divorce. As the lawsuits involvingActivision Blizzard Inc.and former employees Jason West and Vincent Zampella head to court next week, documents spilling into the public eye give a rare glimpse of a relationship that began to deteriorate long before the actual split-up in March 2010 when the company fired West and Zampella. FromĀ a previous Times report, Activision had contingencies planned for life without West and Zampella, the heads of a game studio that developed the company's multibillion-dollar Call of Duty series.
August 1, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Eileen Slocum, 92, the grand dame of society in Newport, R.I., who lived in a Gilded Age mansion along Millionaires' Row and who until early this year was a member of the Republican National Committee, died Sunday after being hospitalized with pneumonia. Slocum lived in the Harold Carter Brown House, a Gothic Revival-style estate built in the 1890s by her uncle, a member of the wealthy family that established Brown University. In her mansion, Slocum held fundraisers and parties for President Ford, Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.
October 26, 1986 | From the Washington Post
The United States put a new aircraft carrier, the Theodore Roosevelt, into active service Saturday in a festive ceremony that contrasted with the ship's difficult birth. Roosevelt descendants attended the commissioning, but a former President who was not there, Jimmy Carter, was one of the centers of attention. Carter attempted to abort the Roosevelt in 1979, vetoing legislation containing money for its construction.
Regional air-quality officials adopted a measure Tuesday that would enable them to go to court if necessary to shut down Lopez Canyon Landfill. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board voted 3 to 2 in favor of an order requiring noxious gas emissions and odors to be kept in check at the controversial landfill, whose operations and alleged health hazards have been the subject of public hearings over the last year.
March 4, 2003 | Elizabeth Levin, Times Staff Writer
The 184 people who died at the Pentagon in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be commemorated by individual benches and lighted reflecting pools, the Department of Defense said Monday. An 11-member committee, selected by the Pentagon, chose "Light Benches," by New York architects Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman, from 1,126 entries submitted by an international group of designers.
October 11, 1988 | Associated Press
Here is Forbes magazine's 1988 list of the 400 richest Americans in descending order of wealth, showing estimated fortune in millions, residence, source of wealth and age. Duplicated numbers represent ties; boldfaced entries are used to designate Californians. 1) Sam Moore Walton, $6,700, Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores, 70. 2) John Werner Kluge, $3,200, Charlottesville, Va., Metromedia, 75. 3) Henry Ross Perot, $3,000 Dallas, Electronic Data Systems, 58.
October 5, 2012 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Robert F. Christy, a physicist who was a key member of the Manhattan Project team that created the atomic bomb during World War II, died Wednesday at his Pasadena home. He was 96. Christy, who spent 40 years as a Caltech professor and administrator, died of natural causes, the university announced. In 1943, he joined the hundreds of scientists working on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, N.M., to develop the nuclear bomb. He was hand-picked by project director J. Robert Oppenheimer, with whom Christy had studied quantum mechanics at UC Berkeley.
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