August 16, 2012 |
Mark Thompson started his radio career at 16, as a janitor at a station in his hometown, Florence, Ala. On Friday, in his white Mercedes convertible, he'll pull away from KLOS-FM (95.5) on his own terms, having finished his final stint as co-host of the "Mark & Brian" show. " "It's just time," said Thompson, now 56. "Guys my age, they're dropping dead. There are other things I want to do. " His departure will mark the end of what is the longest-running morning radio show in the Los Angeles-Orange County market - one that has consistently been among the most popular for more than two decades, a collection of comedy bits, banter and celebrity interviews.
May 31, 1992 |
After Tom Oleson, 35, was injured in a car crash that left him a paraplegic, he searched for a couple of years for a home that would meet his needs. Finally, last February, he bought a three-bedroom, two-bath house in a Chino subdivision and moved into it with his parents, who had come to California from Iowa to live with him after his accident. But the home where Oleson and his folks now live is no ordinary tract house.
March 14, 2004 |
The jobs that lure Mexican workers to the United States are killing them in a worsening epidemic that claims a victim a day, an Associated Press investigation has found. Although Mexicans often take the most hazardous jobs, they are more likely than others to be killed even when doing similarly risky work. The death rates are greatest in several Southern and Western states, where a Mexican worker is four times more likely to die than the average U.S.-born worker.