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June 4, 2004 | Claudia Luther, Times Staff Writer
Richard D. Colburn, a wealthy businessman whose own dreams of being a professional musician fueled his generous and lifelong commitment to music and music education, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 92. "He'd been very tired the last few days," said his daughter, Carol Colburn Hogel. "But, still, this was unexpected."
October 13, 1997 | SHARI ROAN
Dr. C. Everett Koop Shape Up America! 78 pages, $3 Anyone looking for common-sense advice on how to approach a weight problem might start by purchasing this booklet by former U.S. Surgeon General Koop. He begins the book by helping the reader assess whether his or her weight problem is a health risk. In particular, he challenges individual readers to consider whether this is the right time for them to try to lose weight, cautioning: "Understand that weight management is a lifelong commitment."
July 23, 2005
As Paul DePodesta continues to saddle Dodger fans with the "Jason Principle" (four mediocre Jasons on the Dodgers), I declare that we are victim of DePodesta's Peter Principle (one rises to his level of incompetence). I say it is time to ship DePo to some triple-A squad. In the big leagues, he's in way over his head. Harry Bluebond Valley Village Maybe the Dodgers can re-sign Jason Romano now that he has been released by the Reds. Phil Zantos Anaheim I keep reading how the Dodgers have a host of great prospects in the organization: Where are they?
April 17, 1998
The American Foundation for AIDS research will honor actors Carol Burnett and Carol Channing, as well as songwriter Carole Bayer Sager at "AmFAR Salutes the Carols," a benefit for the organization being held Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Each woman will be honored for her "extraordinary career and lifelong commitment to the fight against AIDS."
In a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the victim, Angela Marie Shepard pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murdering former USC basketball standout Audrey Gomez. Shepard, 37, was arraigned before Commissioner Gerald N. Mansfield in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Whittier on one count of murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon with a prior conviction, and one count of possession of ammunition.
June 14, 2006 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The bruised and battered bodies of two young men hung from the limb of a maple tree. Between the corpses was a space: wide enough for a black boy to be lynched, room enough for more death. The space was intended for James Cameron. That summer's night in 1930, the same mob that lynched his two friends came for 16-year-old Cameron. A noose was forced around the boy's neck. Voices called for his death. Yet Cameron lived to tell the story of that night in Marion, Ind.
May 26, 1989
Donald Phelps, a longtime Seattle educator and community leader, was inaugurated Thursday as the new chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest junior college system in the country. Phelps, 56, is the first black to lead the nine-college system, whose population of more than 100,000 students is more than 70% ethnic minorities. About 2,000 people, including Mayor Tom Bradley and some of the new chancellor's close friends from Seattle, filled the Grand Theater at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for the formal installation ceremony.
January 9, 1994 | from Associated Press
When Ann Morgan died and left her $500,000 estate to a male, much younger companion, there were no complaints--the beneficiary was her cat, Tinker. Morgan's will stipulates that her apartment be maintained and a caretaker be hired for Tinker, a fluffy white Turkish Angora type she described as "my best friend and companion." "She felt that once you took an animal, it was a lifelong commitment," said Ruth Ward, a friend of Morgan's.
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