October 27, 1987 |
On Wednesday, I received a letter from a high school friend, wishing me a happy 30th birthday. It arrived a week after my birthday . . . and a day after my friend was killed in the lobby of the Indianapolis Ramada Inn. Beth had been working as an assistant sales manager for Ramada for less than two months when an Air Force fighter slammed into the building one week ago, killing nine people. It was later that I thought of the small ironies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1987 |
A letter distributed by a private language school in East San Diego that disparages a neighboring community college and makes racial remarks about its students has outraged educators and community leaders. The letter from the College Prep English Language Institute warned its students that they risked deportation and exposure to tuberculosis if they took additional classes at the East San Diego Community College Continuing Education Center.
November 19, 1986 |
In a second instance of lobbying activity that may violate federal ethics rules, Lyn Nofziger, former White House political director, intervened with an old colleague on behalf of a Los Angeles agricultural firm 11 months after leaving office in 1982, it was learned Tuesday. Nofziger wrote then-National Security Adviser William P.
February 16, 1986 |
Finally, a crossword for couch potatoes. Superstar Crosswords, which Dell is premiering at $1.25, contains 64 puzzles and four trivia quizzes aimed at people who have "grown up on TV and movies rather than Greek and Latin." Managing Editor Mary Ann Kennedy conceded that the monthly is "not for the people who brag they can do the New York Times crossword in ink. Our audience might not know the name of a mountain in Tibet, but they would know who plays on 'Dynasty.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1987 |
Sylvia Cunliffe, the embattled head of the city's General Services Department, routinely sought the arrest records of her employees despite numerous warnings that doing so exposed the city to possible litigation, Mayor Tom Bradley charged Friday.
August 15, 1985
Here's looking at U: If he cares about such matters--and he undoubtedly does--Peter Ueberroth might be pleased to know that there's at least one person who thinks that Ueberroth has already earned a spot in Cooperstown. Of course, Joe Gergen of Newsday isn't pushing Ueberroth's candidacy for baseball's Hall of Fame based on anything the commissioner has done. On the contrary. . . . "It's his surname," Gergen wrote recently.
April 20, 1987 |
Explosives experts early today defused a letter bomb sent to a top civil servant, and police said the package was identical to five IRA letter bombs delivered to government officials in the last week. Police have defused all the bombs and there have been no injuries. Scotland Yard warned civil servants and political officials returning today from the long Easter holiday to be especially careful when looking through their mail.
January 8, 1995 |
The letter began: "I guess you think I'm quite a little while in writing." That's putting it mildly. The letter arrived two generations late. Postmarked Jan. 27, 1919, and intended for Mary Turnbow, the letter was delivered 76 years later to the home of Turnbow's granddaughter, Kathy Kilgore. The letter originally was sent to Turnbow in Hazel, Ky., by her sister-in-law in Bowling Green, Ky. But it disappeared along the way and didn't reappear until recently in Louisville, Ky.
April 16, 1989 |
Terry White says after having his 1964 Buick Skylark stolen and damaged last November, the last thing he expected was a handwritten letter of apology. "I'd like to apologize and ask that my apology be accepted for the inconvenience that my friends and I put you through in stealing your car," the letter said. "I personally did not know the car was stolen and I am sorry for getting in it without permission. I'll never accept another ride from anyone." The letter was signed, but police said they could not confirm that the person who signed the letter was involved in the car theft.
September 26, 1987
Thanks Jim Murray for going to bat for us little guys--regarding the caliber of the Dodger team (Sept. 15). Well done. Let's hope it does some good. MURIEL KAUFMAN Santa Monica