August 5, 1993 |
Bowing to political pressure, state Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Los Angeles) has asked that his name be removed from a measure specially crafted to protect Fox Studio's planned $200-million expansion from future lawsuits. But an aide to the senator said this week that Rosenthal may yet vote to support the much-criticized special legislation, despite having disavowed co-authorship. "He's weighing what to do on that," said Lynette Stevens, Rosenthal's chief of staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1992 |
After 10 years on the inside, Assemblyman Tom Hayden is running another insurgent campaign, this time for the state Senate. At stake in a bitter Democratic primary firefight is nothing less than the former anti-war activist's political future. Stripped of a safe Assembly seat by redistricting, the Santa Monica Democrat opted to run for the upper house. Now, nine days before the June 2 election, Hayden is locked in a very expensive three-way battle against two liberal Democrats--veteran Sen.
August 3, 1986 |
It is wintertime. Outside, the north wind howls as it sculpts the newly fallen snow. Inside, the juniper wood burning in the fireplace crackles rhythmically and emits its soothing medicinal fragrance. The family is gathered around the storyteller. Everything is ready. The parched corn is being passed around in a shallow yucca basket for everyone to enjoy. The Hopi tea is beginning to boil and will brew by the time the storyteller wishes to quench his thirst.
November 30, 1988
Renneth Walker, 31, the older brother of Dallas Cowboy running back Herschel Walker, was killed in a railroad accident when he was crushed by a mini-crane vehicle he was driving.
August 5, 1985 |
As Pete Rose closes in on Ty Cobb's lifetime hits record, more attention is being paid to the career of the man called the Georgia Peach. This article on Cobb's final months, written in 1961, was described by Bob Considine as "perhaps the best sports piece I have ever read." It won the Associated Press' Best Sports Story of the Year Award. Al Stump wrote this story for True magazine. Stump, 64, is a free lance writer who has had more than 1,000 magazine articles and 7 books published.
October 10, 1989 |
The Dallas Cowboys had an open "fire sale" on running back Herschel Walker today while NFL owners met several miles away trying to pick a new commissioner. Agents Peter Johnson and Ralph Cindrich were considering a restructuring of Walker's $1-million-per-year contract as part of the price for his leaving the Cowboys. "The ball's in Herschel's court now," a Cowboys source said. "It's up to him to make a deal." The NFL trade deadline is next Tuesday. The Minnesota Vikings have dangled two No.
October 20, 1990 |
Herschel Walker, acquired by the Minnesota Vikings in a trade last year, said he's frustrated and confused over his role in the offense and the criticism he has received on all fronts. "I don't know how long I'll play the game," Walker told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis in an interview from his Dallas home. "Herschel's always going to do what's best for Herschel. I want to do what's best for the Minnesota Vikings, because they gave up a ton to get me.