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May 3, 1988 | LOIS TIMNICK
In 1983, 3-year-old Sammy Kushnick became one of the first children to die of AIDS, the fatal disease that by now has claimed the lives of nearly 600 other youngsters. But Sammy, who got AIDS from a blood transfusion he received as a premature baby, is more than a statistic.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1988 | LOIS TIMNICK
In 1983, 3-year-old Sammy Kushnick became one of the first children to die of AIDS, the fatal disease that by now has claimed the lives of nearly 600 other youngsters. But Sammy, who got AIDS from a blood transfusion he received as a premature baby, is more than a statistic.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1987 | Leonard Klady
Is Jay Leno going star on us? Reports from the Detroit set of DEG's "Collision Course"--an action-comedy starring Leno as a Detroit cop teamed with Japanese sleuth Pat Morita--have the comic sandwiching in personal appearances around the country, sometimes by studio-provided plane, and playing havoc with the film's shooting schedule.
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August 29, 1996 | From Associated Press
Helen Gorman Kushnick, who helped engineer Jay Leno's rise from small-time comic to host of "The Tonight Show" only to be fired four months after he replaced Johnny Carson, has died. She was 51. Kushnick died Wednesday at her home in Manhattan after a long battle with cancer, said Jane Rosenthal, a close friend. Kushnick had been Leno's manager for years and became executive producer of "The Tonight Show" when he began hosting it full time on May 25, 1992.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1985 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Gary Fifield died May 10 of pneumonia, a complication of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), in Arlington, Va. He was managing director of the Washington Opera until retiring because of failing health. We were best friends as teen-agers and young adults in Kansas City, Mo., but grew apart and hadn't seen each other or even communicated for 20 years. I phoned him twice shortly before he died. He was weak, and our conversations, brief. "It's a terrible disease," he said.
NEWS
November 10, 1985 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Ecstatic comes very close to describing the feelings of the members of the Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee. They've paid bills, totaled proceeds and donations to the Showcase House of Design and will give more than $400,000 to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It's their largest gift yet. Letting no winter rye grow under their feet, the bright group has named Linda (Mrs. Howard) Cantwell president.
NEWS
May 24, 1987 | LYNN SIMROSS, Times Staff Writer
The statistics about acquired immune deficiency syndrome are easily available: 20,557 Americans have died, nearly 2,000 of those in Los Angeles County. By 1991, there will be 270,000 cases of AIDS. Nationally, health-care costs for AIDS patients have been estimated at $100 million so far; by 1991, they are expected to reach $8 billion. But the names of its victims often are not so accessible, such is the stigma of the disease.
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