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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."
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.
April 29, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
Retired teachers Bernhard J. and Vivian W. Strand are leaving $50,000 to Cal State Fullerton to endow a teacher education scholarship, university officials announced. The Strand scholarship is intended to assist students seeking their teaching credential in the university's School of Human Development and Community Service. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be under the age of 30.
April 16, 1997
UC Irvine Arboretum will open the 1 1/2-acre Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Wildflower Garden on Saturday in honor of the late Orange County philanthropist. Colored by native California flowers such as poppies, arroyo lupine and baby blue eyes, the garden is intended to commemorate Clarke's lifelong commitment to improving the community. Clarke, who in 1929 married James Irvine Jr.
November 26, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sylvia Bernstein, 88, a native Washingtonian who championed civil rights and civil liberties and fought to desegregate the city in the 1950s, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at her home in Washington, D.C. The daughter of Russian immigrants, Bernstein fought to desegregate area restaurants, an amusement park and public swimming pools and playgrounds. She advocated home rule for the District of Columbia and protested the Vietnam War and the development of nuclear weapons.
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