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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
November 21, 1989
The Charles A. Dana Foundation of New York has announced the 1989 recipients of its $50,000 Charles A. Dana Awards for Pioneering Achievements in Health and Higher Education. The foundation's board of directors named Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, former chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., a special honoree "for forceful and inspired direction in higher education, the arts, and the humanities over more than four decades." Susan P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
SPORTS
April 8, 1998
Times sportswriter Ross Newhan and business-news writer Sallie Hoffmeister combined for first place in news reporting, and sports columnist Bill Plaschke continued his strong showing in the annual national Associated Press Sports Editors' contest. In final results of the large-paper news-writing section of the contest, announced Tuesday, Newhan and Hoffmeister took top prize for their story Sept. 27 on the likelihood that the Fox Group had a partner in John Malone and Liberty Media Corp.
SPORTS
November 16, 1998 | Associated Press
Cheryl Miller, who led USC to NCAA titles in 1983 and '84 and the United States to a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics, and Ann Meyers Drysdale, a four-time All-American who was the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship to UCLA, were among 26 inductees named Sunday to the inaugural class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
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