October 12, 1993 |
Right fielder Joe Carter stood in the middle of the Toronto Blue Jays' clubhouse at Chicago's Comiskey Park, admiring the haircut he had just given teammate Tony Fernandez. Rickey Henderson, habitually late, made sure not to change his routine for the playoff series. Even Manager Cito Gaston, who normally would make Al Gore appear relaxed, told reporters a few jokes.
December 9, 1992 |
Trying to rectify perhaps the greatest blunder since their inception, the Kansas City Royals brought free-agent starting pitcher David Cone back home Tuesday. Cone received a three-year contract for $18 million, paying him a record $9-million salary bonus. Cone returns to the team that traded him away nearly six years ago in one of the most lopsided deals in history.
October 30, 1986
S. Jay Stewart has been elected president and chief operating officer of Morton Thiokol. Stewart, 48, who was chemical group vice president, replaces Robert C. Hyndman, 59, who becomes vice chairman. Chicago-based Morton Thiokol is a manufacturer and marketer of high-technology propulsion systems, specialty chemicals and salt.
September 18, 1989 |
Jay Stewart, announcer of the television game show "Let's Make a Deal," died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside the garage at his home in Hollywood, police said. He was 71. Officers were called to the home about 4 p.m. Sunday after neighbors and relatives reported hearing a gunshot, detective Russell Kuster said. "There was a last will and testament on his person, and some sort of a suicide note, but I can't give that to you," Kuster said.
February 28, 1989 |
Morton Thiokol Inc. said Monday that it will split the company in two, separating the aerospace operations from its specialty chemicals, air bags and salt businesses, which will become an independent company. The aerospace business has been operating under a cloud ever since the shuttle Challenger exploded in January, 1986, soon after liftoff. The disaster was linked to problems with rocket boosters manufactured by Thiokol.
March 12, 2000
ART An 18th century drawing designed to be lighted from behind and cranked through a viewing box demonstrates early insight into animation in "Carmontelle's Transparency: An 18th Century Motion Picture," opening Tuesday at the J. Paul Getty Museum.