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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.
The cultural institutions of Los Angeles have almost finished celebrating Dr. Franklin D. Murphy's 75th birthday. It's been some celebration, since he's now approaching 77. The most recent commemoration was at Friday's black-tie dinner at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
May 8, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Because relationships between France and the United States "have been a little bit difficult," according to the Baroness Nadine de Rothschild, she was especially appreciative that the Americana Associates were honoring her over the weekend at a gala in the Century Ballroom of the Century Plaza Tower. Americana Associates support the beautification program of the diplomatic reception rooms of the Department of State in Washington. They count curator Clement Conger as a special friend.
March 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, presenting a humanitarian award to President Bush, exhorted the President on Monday "to listen to Israel's fears, just as Israel should listen to the President's hopes." Bush, chosen for the award long before Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, was honored by the Wiesel Foundation for "your moral courage and unshakeable resolve," Wiesel said. "Thanks to you, Mr. President, small nations feel more secure," Wiesel said.
November 23, 1996 | JOHN CANALIS
The Volunteer Center of Greater Orange County honored 190 residents at its Spirit of Volunteerism luncheon this week. Larry Higby, president of 76 Products Co., and his wife, Dee, received the Giving Is Living award for their work with more than a dozen nonprofit groups, including American Youth Soccer Organization, United Way and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Larry Higby is the founder of the Foothill High School Education Fund and president of the school's booster club.
March 21, 1997
Los Angeles Times columnist Al Martinez was honored Thursday night by the Society of Professional Journalists as print journalist of the year. A veteran reporter and feature writer who joined The Times in 1972, Martinez became a columnist in 1984. He has won numerous journalism awards and is the author of four books. Also honored at the awards banquet was Jose Rios, news director of Fox 11 television's news department, who was named broadcast journalist of the year.
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