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.
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May 2, 2000
I.W. Industries has purchased a 52,000 square foot industrial facility in Valencia for $3.6 million. Westcord Commercial Real Estate in Van Nuys represented the seller Packaging Plus. Daum Commercial Real Estate Services in Woodland Hills, and Sutton & Edwards on Long Island, N.Y., represented I.W. Industries, a 70-year-old brass fixture manufacturing company based in New York.
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.
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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.
February 1, 1990 |
Investigators completed their on-site probe of the crash of Avianca Flight 52 that killed 73 people, paving the way for the cleanup of the wreckage piled atop a Long Island, N.Y., hillside. The investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board ended at the crash site in Cove Neck, where investigators spent five days sifting through the wreckage of the aircraft that went down last week apparently because it ran out of fuel.
August 9, 1996 |
Federal officials said they will reconstruct part of the TWA Flight 800 jumbo jet at a Long Island, N.Y., hangar and zero in on the forward cargo area as the most likely spot to show what knocked the airplane out of the sky. FBI officials said they still are confident investigators will learn the cause of the July tragedy. But they are acknowledging the possibility that they will never determine why the plane went down. So far, 30% of the airliner has been recovered.
June 17, 1992 |
A nurse's aide from Long Island, N.Y., set the world record for 50-cent slot machine payouts by winning more than $1.9 million at Caesars Hotel and Casino. Sylvia Babitch, 67, hit the $1,972,424 jackpot after putting just $9 in a Fabulous 50s slot. The previous record of $1.7 million was won in January at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. "I really can't even speak," Babitch said. "I just know that I came down in a bus and I'm going back in a limousine."