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February 21, 1999 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a freelance writer in Paris
Calling strangers on the telephone usually involves repeat spellings of this reporter's obscure last name, a phonetic translation (Ho-eh-nah-dell) and a ritual delay while they practice it aloud or make a few jokes. Yet on a recent afternoon when I phoned songwriter John Forster at his home in South Nyack, N.Y.
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May 9, 1999 | Cecilia Rasmussen
He was a rich 19th century Don Juan. She was the last woman he wronged. She killed him with a single shot through the eye, delivered in broad daylight alongside a busy road in downtown Los Angeles. But what really convulsed respectable residents of the community was what followed: a trial in which her defense attorneys presented 12 male jurors with forensic evidence and expert scientific testimony that their client should be acquitted by reason of "menstrual madness."
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May 9, 1999 | Cecilia Rasmussen
He was a rich 19th century Don Juan. She was the last woman he wronged. She killed him with a single shot through the eye, delivered in broad daylight alongside a busy road in downtown Los Angeles. But what really convulsed respectable residents of the community was what followed: a trial in which her defense attorneys presented 12 male jurors with forensic evidence and expert scientific testimony that their client should be acquitted by reason of "menstrual madness."
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February 21, 1999 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a freelance writer in Paris
Calling strangers on the telephone usually involves repeat spellings of this reporter's obscure last name, a phonetic translation (Ho-eh-nah-dell) and a ritual delay while they practice it aloud or make a few jokes. Yet on a recent afternoon when I phoned songwriter John Forster at his home in South Nyack, N.Y.
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October 3, 1995
In 1845, $710 worth of gold and animal hides was enough to buy Mission San Juan Capistrano. John Forster, an Englishman, and his partner, James McKinley, made such a payment to the Mexican government for the historic building. Today, a street near the mission bears Forster's name. * Source: "The Golden Promise, An Illustrated History of Orange County," by Pamela Hallan-Gibson
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April 14, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that smokers or their survivors may sue tobacco companies in state courts over health risks. The ruling was believed to make Minnesota the first state to allow lawsuits over the industry promotion of the safety of smoking. The court said the warning on cigarette packages does not prevent health-risk lawsuits. The decision, which was considered likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court, reinstated a suit brought by John Forster of Golden Valley, who sued the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in April, 1985--two months before he died of lung cancer.
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June 16, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tony Forster, 71, a former mayor of San Juan Capistrano whose pioneering family owned the mission there in the 19th century, died Tuesday at Mission Hospital, according to Don Tryon, a friend and San Juan Capistrano historian. Forster had a brain aneurysm last month. His great-great-grandfather John Forster, who changed his name to Don Juan Forster, was born in England and traveled to California, where he married the sister of Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California.
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April 15, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Why did Theatreworks/USA's pocket-size musical for young people, "Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League," turn out to be such a rare treat at Caltech's Ramo Auditorium? Elementary, my dear Watson. The New York-based touring company believes children's theater deserves adult professionalism. In this tuneful romp, that means nonstop humor, fluid staging, impeccable timing, a captivating score and a first-rate cast. With an eye toward humor, playwrights John Forster and Greer Woodward have taken great liberties with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original story.
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January 28, 1988
Funeral services have been conducted for George Charles (Buddy) Forster, a member of one of the pioneer families of south Orange County. He died Jan. 22 at the age of 80. Forster was the great-grandson of John (Don Juan) Forster, whose early-1800s ranch covered thousands of acres from what is now El Toro to Oceanside.
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February 1, 1994 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's evening. The house is quiet. The phone rings. If you have children, you know what happens next. If you don't, here's a clue: Pandemonium. The baby shrieks, the 6-year-old pitches himself from the top bunk and the teen-agers, at the exact instant, experience raging hunger pangs and reach for the last Twinkie.
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May 31, 1992 | BOB ELSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A member of one of the county's oldest families was laid to rest amid pomp and tradition Saturday, even prompting Mission San Juan Capistrano to reopen its 210-year-old Serra Chapel--closed for repairs--in deference to a centuries-old custom. Evelyne Pope Forster was buried after Mass was said in the chapel and priests led a procession of family and friends who walked through the streets of San Juan Capistrano to the cemetery.
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May 21, 1993 | LEN HALL
Overturning a recent Planning Commission decision, the City Council has rejected a proposal to locate a recreational vehicle storage lot near the intersection of Del Obispo Street and Camino del Avion. The council vote was 4 to 0 Tuesday night with Councilwoman Carolyn Nash, whose home sits within 300 feet of the property, abstaining. The proposal would have turned an empty, 2.5-acre lot near the intersection into a 247-space storage facility.
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