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January 24, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing their first and second choices for Los Angeles County coroner, a majority of the Board of Supervisors on Thursday was leaning toward the appointment of the acting chief medical examiner. Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Kenneth Hahn said they intend to vote for J. Lawrence Cogan to fill the $150,000-a-year post that has been vacant for 1 1/2 years. Supervisor Deane Dana said he is leaning heavily toward casting the third vote required for the appointment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing their first and second choices for Los Angeles County coroner, a majority of the Board of Supervisors on Thursday was leaning toward the appointment of the acting chief medical examiner. Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Kenneth Hahn said they intend to vote for J. Lawrence Cogan to fill the $150,000-a-year post that has been vacant for 1 1/2 years. Supervisor Deane Dana said he is leaning heavily toward casting the third vote required for the appointment.
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August 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
America's murder toll may break a decade-old record this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday. It blamed rising stockpiles of assault weapons and shrinking supplies of cocaine. If the pace of killing continues, the committee said, 23,220 people will be murdered this year. That figure would make it, in the words of the panel's chairman, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), "the bloodiest year in American history."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York City medical examiner selected to be Los Angeles County's new coroner has failed the test for a state medical license and must pass the exam before the end of the year or lose the $150,000-a-year job, officials said Friday. County officials, who selected Dr. Yong-Myun Rho in March after their first choice turned down the job, said they do not consider the failing grade a reflection of Rho's competence as a forensic pathologist. "We weren't terribly surprised," said Richard B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's long and troubled search for a new chief medical examiner came to an end Tuesday with the appointment of the No. 2 man in the coroner's office for the top job. Meeting behind closed doors, the Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 0 to appoint Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran to the $150,000-a-year post after a nationwide search that lasted more than a year. Sathyavagiswaran is the office's chief of forensic medicine.
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January 23, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After flunking the state medical licensing test for the third time, the pathologist selected as Los Angeles County's new coroner has lost the job, forcing the nation's most populous county to continue its frustrating 1 1/2-year search for a medical examiner. Dr. Yong-Myun Rho, a former deputy New York City medical examiner, failed the test by one point in his third try to become licensed in California, officials confirmed.
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