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August 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert K. Hoffman, 59, who co-founded National Lampoon magazine while an undergraduate at Harvard University and became a successful businessman and art patron, died of leukemia Sunday at a Dallas hospital. Hoffman and two fellow students started National Lampoon in 1969 and the next year he served as managing editor of the satirical publication that pushed the bounds of outrageous humor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert K. Hoffman, 59, who co-founded National Lampoon magazine while an undergraduate at Harvard University and became a successful businessman and art patron, died of leukemia Sunday at a Dallas hospital. Hoffman and two fellow students started National Lampoon in 1969 and the next year he served as managing editor of the satirical publication that pushed the bounds of outrageous humor.
REAL ESTATE
September 13, 1987
The Buie Corp., San Diego, has paid $13 million for 500 acres in Rancho California known as Villa Santa Fe that will be developed as a golf course-oriented adult community with about 2,000 dwelling units. The Hoffman Co., an Irvine land brokerage firm, represented both Buie and the seller, Kaiser Development Co., in the transaction. Byron R. Hoffman, principal in the Hoffman Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Edward J. Hoffman, 62, UCLA professor of nuclear medicine who with Michael E. Phelps invented the positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which helps detect cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses, died July 1 at UCLA Medical Center of liver cancer. Born in St. Louis, Hoffman earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at St. Louis University and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1989
Award Won: Donald Hoffman, an associate professor of cognitive science and computer science at UC Irvine, was named recipient of the American Psychological Assn.'s Distinguished Scientific Award for contributions to psychology in the sensation and perception area. The award was presented at a recent association convention in New Orleans. Hoffman is co-author of "Observer Mechanics," which attempts to explain how the mind processes information obtained by the senses.
SPORTS
December 10, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
If there is as much fighting in the ring as there is over the location of the ring, the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title bout Jan. 15 between champion Orlando Canizales and challenger Frankie Duarte ought to be quite a battle. Originally, the fight was scheduled to be held in Miami, site of Super Bowl XXIII, a week before the NFL's championship game.
SPORTS
December 10, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
If there is as much fighting in the ring as there is over the location of the ring, the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title bout Jan. 15 between champion Orlando Canizales and challenger Frankie Duarte ought to be quite a battle. Originally, the fight was scheduled to be held in Miami, site of Super Bowl XXIII, a week before the game.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hoffman's New Deal: Dustin Hoffman, who co-stars with Robin Williams in Tri-Star's upcoming Peter Pan epic "Hook," has reached a three-year production agreement with Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures that will give them first-look rights to all of his movies. The agreement calls for Hoffman's Punch Productions to develop and produce feature film projects in which he also may star. Tri-Star--along with its Japanese owner, Sony Corp.
NEWS
July 13, 1989
Joy Shioshita, a recent graduate of Venice High School, has been awarded the annual Clive Hoffman Media Scholarship for her outstanding school achievement and potential in the field of journalism. An aspiring print journalist, Shioshita plans to attend the UC Berkeley this fall and major in English or sociology. Shioshita was editor in chief of the Venice High School newspaper and of L.A. Youth, a citywide newspaper written and edited by teen-age journalists.
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