CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2001
Msgr. John J. Egan, 84, one of the first Roman Catholic priests to become active in the civil rights movement, died Saturday in Chicago of cardiovascular disease. Egan was the first director of the Office of Urban Affairs for the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese, a post he held from 1958 to 1969. During that time he marched in the civil rights campaigns in Alabama; in Chicago he worked to prevent eviction of the poor. He won a religious leaders award from the Rev.
February 27, 1987
Frank L. Rizzo, the tough-talking former policeman who was Philadelphia's mayor for eight years in the 1970s, officially opened his campaign to reclaim the mayor's office. Rizzo, 66, who switched his party affiliation to Republican late last year, faces John Egan, the 1983 GOP mayoral nominee, in the May 19 primary. The incumbent mayor, W. Wilson Goode, easily defeated Rizzo in the Democratic primary four years ago.
September 12, 1989 |
Jaguar's chairman said today that the British car maker is cutting the base price of its basic XJ-6 sports car nearly 10% as part of a strategy to energize sales in the United States. Chairman John Egan, attending the Frankfurt Motor Show, said conditions have been tough in America, Jaguar's most important market. He said Jaguar will cut the price of the basic XJ-6 from $44,000 to $39,700 by eliminating extras.