October 23, 1987 |
From 1977 to just before Christmas 1981, I was a television news anchorwoman in Los Angeles. By April, 1983, I was on the streets without a place to live--penniless and afraid. I had fallen out of the system, become one of society's discards. Even today, I have not been able to fully reestablish myself. I am hardly a perfect person. But I was never a drug abuser, an alcoholic, a thief or a mental patient. I'm 43.
February 14, 1988 |
Former KTTV-TV Channel 11 anchorwoman Jacki King, who was fired from the station in 1981 and related how she ended up bankrupt and homeless, is coming to your living room. She just sold her story, which originally appeared last year as a first-person account in The Times' View section, for "six figures." This according to producer Michael Viner (TV's "Windmills of the Gods"), who will produce a TV movie via his Dove Inc. and ITC Prods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1998
Re "Socialite Admits to Selling Drugs, Gets Jail Time," April 22: I can't help but wonder. If this Newport Beach socialite was a minority first-time offender from Long Beach, would this entire case have been handled differently? I believe so. Just when you think change has taken place in our society, you are given cause to think again. How sad. FRANK CHLARSON Corona del Mar Tina Schafnitz was arrested March 16 for selling cocaine. How many other drug arrests were made that day, and have been made since, in Orange County?