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June 21, 1988 | JAMES F. PELTZ, Times Staff Writer
It was 1947. The GIs were home from World War II, and housing was in short supply. Many veterans and their young families were forced to live with relatives, often in cramped city apartments. The suburbs? They were mostly for the rich and upper-middle class. But that year, a construction firm named Levitt & Sons, led by William J. Levitt, changed suburbia forever.
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June 21, 1988 | JAMES F. PELTZ, Times Staff Writer
It was 1947. The GIs were home from World War II, and housing was in short supply. Many veterans and their young families were forced to live with relatives, often in cramped city apartments. The suburbs? They were mostly for the rich and upper-middle class. But that year, a construction firm named Levitt & Sons, led by William J. Levitt, changed suburbia forever.
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April 1, 1987 | United Press International
Two Air Force sergeants have been arrested in England and await a court-martial on murder charges in the stabbing death of a third sergeant whose body was found on a country roadside 11 days ago, the Air Force said today. Master Sgt. Lawrence Fetrel, 35, of Mitchell, S.D., a supply chief for the 6952nd Electronic Security Squadron at the British base of Alconbury, was found dead of multiple stab wounds along a road in Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire, about 2 a.m. March 22. Staff Sgts.
SPORTS
August 2, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC will be well represented at next week's U.S. Women's Amateur golf championship. Sophomore Annie Park, the defending NCAA champion, is one of six Trojans players who will participate in the tournament at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., the school announced. Senior Sophia Popov, junior Doris Chen, sophomore Kyung Kim and incoming freshmen Gabriella Then and Karen Chung form the USC contingent. Park, from Levittown, N.Y., won the NCAA title in May at Athens, Ga. USC won the NCAA team title, finishing 21 strokes ahead of second-place Duke.
SPORTS
June 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's Annie Park was selected as the winner of the Honda Sports Award for golf, the school announced. Park, from Levittown, N.Y., becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2013 Honda Cup. As a freshman, Park last month won the NCAA individual title and helped lead the Trojans to the team championship. She will participate as an amateur in the U.S. Women's Open tournament June 27-30 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Park qualified for the tournament last week in a sectional at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Kyung Kim and Doris Chen of USC also qualified to participate in the U.S. Women's Open.
SPORTS
May 24, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC freshman Annie Park won the individual title and the Trojans won the team title with a record-setting performance Friday at the NCAA women's gold championships in Athens, Ga. Park, from Levittown, N.Y., shot a one-under-par 71 in the final round to finish 10 under, which put her six strokes ahead of Lindy Duncan of Duke for the tournament. USC finished at 19 under, outpacing second-place Duke by 21 strokes. The Trojans' score of 1,133 was 15 strokes fewer than the previous record set by UCLA in 2004.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1988 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
Since 1828, musicians have achieved magnificent results with the Bosendorfer piano. And that was without the help of the Apple Macintosh computer. With the Macintosh, the Bosendorfer becomes another high-tech wonder, a computer-based piano reproduction system. Each key and each hammer of the Bosendorfer is equipped with optical sensors that read the notes played, and enter them into the computer, which records the musical arrangement and replays it.
NEWS
April 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Here are the sailors listed by the Pentagon as killed in the explosion Wednesday aboard the battleship Iowa, with their ranks and hometowns. Other names are to be released as relatives are notified. Tung Thanh Adams, 25, fire controlman 3rd class, Alexandria, Va. Robert Wallace Backherms, 30, gunner's mate 3rd class, Ravenna, Ohio. Dwayne Collier Battle, 21, electrician's mate, Rocky Mount, N.C. Walter Scot Blakey, 20, gunner's mate 3rd class, Eaton Rapids, Mich.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's 10 Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest -- the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Eight of the schools chose to participate and here is what we found: -- USC's top-ranked women's golf team is trying for a repeat of last year, which in this case means more than defending its national championship.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2003 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
Time is running out for Van Gogh's left ear. That's Van Gogh the musician, not Van Gogh the famous painter. Two years ago this week, the unknown singer-songwriter started buying ads in the Village Voice, vowing to chop off his ear if he didn't get a music deal within 24 months. In January, the Stony Brook, N.Y.
NEWS
December 4, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Madeline Kahn, an Oscar-nominated actress and comedian who was often called the funniest woman in America after a string of movie successes in the 1970s, including roles in "Blazing Saddles," "Paper Moon" and "Young Frankenstein," died Friday of ovarian cancer. She was 57. Kahn had battled the disease for a year but acknowledged it publicly only last month--in an effort to heighten awareness of its dangers.
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