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.
December 14, 2003 |
Timothy Treadwell, the avowed bear man of the Alaska wilderness, lived poor and little known for most of his 46 years despite a desire for the spotlight of celebrity. He claimed to have led a life of drugs, brawls and booze until, in the late 1980s, he found his way to the grizzlies, most recently in Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. His cause: to save them from hunters and poachers who apparently didn't exist.
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.