CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1988 |
Long just a sleepy town in rural south-central Florida that swelled each winter with the influx of vacationers, Okeechobee in recent years has become a center for the lucrative drug-smuggling trade. Planes loaded with contraband land in isolated fields in the county or on the lake, which is almost 50 miles wide and covers a half-million acres. Still, it was a shock to learn about Larry Greenberger. Larry was the scion of an old and respected local family, and few, if any, residents suspected that he was a big-time cocaine dealer.
September 20, 1986
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has identified another victim of the Aug. 31 crash of an Aeromexico jet and a small private plane. Israel Ferrufino, 27, of Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y., was a passenger on the Aeromexico DC-9, coroner's spokesman Bill Gold said Friday. He is the 67th victim positively identified, Gold said.
July 18, 1991 |
John Morgan, a blind swimmer from Huntington Beach, set a world record for the blind in the 200-meter breaststroke during the Disabled Sports Championships at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y. Morgan's time of 2:57.49 broke the old record by almost four seconds.
June 25, 2008 |
Federal antitrust regulators cleared Cablevision Systems Corp.'s $650-million purchase of Long Island, N.Y., newspaper Newsday from Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times. Cablevision is controlled by the Dolan family and has about 3.1 million subscribers in the New York metro area.
July 3, 1986
Times Mirror Co., Los Angeles, named William J. Rowe publisher and chief executive of its Southern Connecticut Newspapers subsidiary, which publishes the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. Rowe had been president and chief executive of Times Mirror National Marketing. In his new post, Rowe replaces Steven L. Isenberg, who is becoming publisher of another Times Mirror paper, Newsday in Long Island, N.Y. Times Mirror publishes the Los Angeles Times.
February 19, 2001
Enjoyed the Fashion Police column on Jan. 26 on black clothing. As a year-round Long Island, N.Y., resident, it can be depressing--black clothes and a gray day during our winter months. Attending a December wedding in South Carolina, I wore a mauve gown and coordinating beads and felt I made a good choice, as a senior citizen who, along with other guests, shunned black. BARBARA RHATIGAN Bethpage, N.Y.
May 10, 1989
Broker Sentenced: Former Gruntal & Co. broker Robert Chestman of Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced to two years in prison for trading on inside information about the 1986 takeover of supermarket chain Waldbaum Inc. by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. He was also ordered to repay about $250,000 in illegal profit. Chestman had been found guilty in March of 31 counts of securities and mail fraud and perjury. Chestman's lawyer said his client would appeal.
June 23, 1991
Robert O'Byrne, 75, founder and producer of off-Broadway theater group called ABBE Workshop. The Long Island, N.Y., group introduced playwrights and beginning actors, often directed by O'Byrne's wife, Gloria Monty, who now produces television's "General Hospital." The son of a New York judge and a theater producer, O'Byrne was educated at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. On Tuesday in Los Angeles of a heart attack.