CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 |
Two women battling separate, debilitating lung diseases at the prime of their lives have discovered that family and friends are determined that they will not struggle alone. This column is not so much about those two women as it is the two women now devoting their lives to being there for them. One is a close friend, the other a mother. Kym Verrilli, 27, of Irvine, was best friends with Elisha "Easter" Allen at Norco High School in Riverside County. They were fellow cheerleaders.
June 14, 2013 |
ARDMORE, Pa. - Life went on in this leafy Philadelphia suburb Friday, despite near-catastrophic injuries inflicted on the egos of 156 golfers. They were playing in the U.S. Open. Friday, it was the U.S. Oops. It was a day featuring men thrashing around in ankle-deep grass. Also, men, looking shocked as, time after time, their putts slid past the hole. In golf, they call it the cup. Friday, at the wonderfully evil Merion Golf Club, it was a keyhole. "They've given us some really, really tough pins," said Tiger Woods, one of the golfers who escaped serious injury and is firmly in contention after 36 holes at three over par. The "they" is the United States Golf Assn., also known as the American Society of Sadism.
October 15, 1985 |
The richest of the rich in America is worth $2.8 billion, while the poorest of the rich checks in at a mere $150 million. But who's counting? Forbes magazine, that's who, and its 1985 list of the nation's 400 richest people is topped by Sam Moore Walton of Bentonville, Ark., who has made $2.8 billion through his Wal-Mart discount stores. Walton, who danced a hula on Wall Street last year when profit goals were met, replaced Gordon Getty, the front-runner for the past two years.
August 27, 2008 |
A typical bride-to-be, Katrina Macrae has bought a dress, browsed different varieties of flowers and settled on a date and location for her April nuptials. But her bridal gown is actually an ivory-colored prom dress that she picked up for $160. The flowers will be purchased wholesale from the flower district in downtown Los Angeles the day before the wedding. And she's getting married to her fiance, Scott Smith, on a Sunday, when location fees are usually cheaper. At a time when the average wedding costs about $30,000, Macrae, of Redondo Beach, plans to spend $8,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1989
The death of Michael Harrington at the age of 61 is a sad day for America. He was one of the few heroes this country has known in this century. From beginning to end he cast his lot with the poor. From his first days as a member of Dorothy Day's Catholic Workers on through the end of his life as a leader of the international Socialist movement, Harrington showed intelligent compassion for the disadvantaged, the neglected, the victims in our society. He was a leader in civil rights, a strong opponent of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, a compassionate friend of the homeless, a warrior for tenant's rights and for a universal health care plan in the only industrialized nation besides South Africa that does not have one. When I met him in the early 1970s he was being attacked from the left as a reformist and from the right as a knee-jerk liberal.
March 1, 2013 |
Bonnie Franklin, star of TV's "One Day at a Time," died Friday at her home in Los Angeles, suffering complications from the pancreatic cancer she had revealed in September. The actress was 69. Later Friday, her sitcom daughters shared their thoughts online. Valerie Bertinelli, who played the younger of divorced mom Ann Romano's kids on the long-running show, said simply on Twitter, "My heart is breaking. " She included a snapshot of herself with Franklin. She continued on her website . "Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me," Bertinelli wrote.