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Three Garden Grove Unified School District teachers will be honored Wednesday for 40 years of service in the district. Donald Fraser of Marshall Elementary School, Norman Scott of Murdy Elementary School and Brenda Lynch of Patton Elementary School will receive service pins during the annual Employee Recognition Program. The teachers are among an elite group of only seven to have served the district for so many years.
July 7, 1998
Susan Sinclair has been awarded the UCI Extension Distinguished Instructor Award. She received the award, for outstanding academic performance and teaching excellence, during a ceremony last month in the Social Science Auditorium at UC Irvine. Officials noted that Sinclair conceived and designed a certificate program for technical professionals, focusing on marketing. The result is UCI Extension's Marketing of Technical Products and Services program.
April 23, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An American woman was awarded one of South Africa's highest state honors for forgiving the men who stoned her daughter to death in the waning days of apartheid. Linda Biehl was named to the Order of Companions of OR Tambo by President Thabo Mbeki at a ceremony in Pretoria, the office of the presidency said on its website. Biehl and her husband, Peter, captured the hearts of South Africans in 1993 when they publicly forgave the killers of their daughter Amy, a Fulbright scholar who was working with poor communities in the country.
March 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Poland's Senate unanimously passed a resolution honoring Irena Sendler, who saved nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by organizing a ring of 20 people to smuggle them out of the Warsaw Ghetto in baskets and ambulances. The resolution also honors the Council for Assisting Jews, of which her ring of mostly Roman Catholic members was a part.
February 25, 2000 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
Public television station KOCE and Toshiba America Electronics honored Orange County's 1999 teachers of the year Thursday in a ceremony at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. Jack Hawkins of Sonora High School in La Habra was named "California Teacher of the Year" from among the county's educators.
October 19, 1996
Costa Mesa's Learning for Life foundation will honor nine Orange County Women of Excellence Nov. 7 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach. The foundation is an educational arm of the Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council, that teaches values and ethics to schoolchildren. Every year, the organization recognizes women accomplished in law, business, education, the arts, health and social services.
October 7, 1987
Tony Melendez, the armless man who was embraced by Pope John Paul II after playing the guitar with his toes at the Universal Amphitheater during last month's papal visit, was honored for his courage Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. "I say to everyone, you can do just as much, if not more, than I can," said the 25-year-old singer-guitarist when he received his scroll. "I believe from my heart we can all do as much as we want to do."
November 27, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
The Voice, Irvine Valley College's student newspaper, won third place for general excellence this week at the National College Media Convention in Orlando, Fla. The newspaper, established four years ago, received the award from Associated College Press in the tabloid category for two-year colleges. The national award is the first for the Voice. "What makes this exciting is that it confirms we're doing all the right things," said Olga Briseno, the director of the college's journalism program.
May 6, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Irene L. Lange, a veteran Cal State Fullerton marketing professor, has become the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania. Lange, a fluent speaker of Russian, Lithuanian, German and English, was honored with the degree for her contribution in the establishment of Kaunas' department of business administration.
November 17, 2006 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Junior Chris Joseph and sophomore Kenneth Lombard led a group of eight UCLA players selected to the 2006 Pacific 10 Conference All-Academic football team. USC had a second-team selection in linebacker Clay Matthews. Joseph, a starting offensive guard, and Lombard, a reserve defensive lineman, were named to the first team for the Bruins, who had six players earn second-team and honorable mention honors.
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