CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 |
On a clear, chilly December evening 30 years ago, Kenneth Olsen, head of the English department at Belmont High School, and his wife, Caroline, drove to Santa Monica's Lincoln Park tennis courts to meet another couple for a friendly doubles match. The courts on Wilshire Boulevard at Seventh Street were dark when the Olsens arrived about 8 p.m. Caroline went to the light meter to deposit a quarter. When she had trouble getting the meter to work, Kenneth went to help. Just as the lights came on, the Olsens noticed two men walking toward them.
November 6, 1992 |
Digital Plans New Focus: Robert B. Palmer, president of Digital Equipment Corp., said he will divide the troubled computer maker into business units and that he is confident the company will return to profitability. He declined, however, to predict when the company--the nation's second-largest computer firm--will make money again.
June 20, 2002 |
A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of building a homemade biological weapon with a lethal toxin from the castor plant, the FBI said. FBI agent Norm Brown said there was no known connection between the man, Kenneth Olsen, and terrorists. Olsen, 47, was allegedly making ricin, a deadly extract of castor beans. Traces of ricin have been found by U.S. troops in Afghanistan at suspected Al Qaeda biological weapon sites, Brown said.