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October 4, 1990
Charles Adair, a sophomore transfer from San Diego State, scored with 4 minutes 8 seconds remaining to lift the University of San Diego men's soccer team to a 2-1 nonconference victory over Cal Wednesday at USD. USD (7-1-4) returned to its winning ways after losing for the first time Friday, 2-0, to San Francisco, which snapped the Toreros' 13-match unbeaten streak dating back to last season.
October 10, 1989
Six San Diego-area residents showed up on Forbes magazine's list of the nation's 400 wealthiest individuals released Monday. John T. Walton, 44, the wealthiest among San Diegans listed with a net worth of $1.8 billion, was added to the Forbes list this year. He is the son of Wal-Mart Stores chairman Sam Walton, who this year divided his immense fortune into five shares of $1.8 billion each, keeping one share and giving the other four to his children.
October 14, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Six San Diegans are included in the list of the nation's 400 wealthiest citizens as compiled by Forbes Magazine. Three women top the San Diego contingent. Joan Kroc, owner of the San Diego Padres and widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, ranked highest among the local entrants, with an estimated net worth of $640 million, up from $525 million in the previous Forbes ranking.
October 13, 1987 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
San Diego's wealthiest citizens--and a few rich people with ties to San Diego--for the most part grew even richer during the past year, according to Forbes Magazine's annual list of the nation's 400 wealthiest citizens released Monday. La Jolla resident Joan Kroc, 59, owner of the San Diego Padres baseball club and widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, is the 49th wealthiest U.S. citizen, with an estimated net worth of $1 billion, according to the magazine.
The question is almost as old as the country itself: Should political campaign contributors without foreign affairs experience be rewarded with ambassadorships? The union of career diplomats says they should not and is campaigning against three deep-pocketed Democrats slated for European posts. At issue are President Clinton's nominees to Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands, whose combined political contributions, including those of their wives, exceeded $200,000 last year.
February 26, 1988 | RAYMOND L. SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Walls outside the M. Larry Lawrence Jewish Community Center in La Jolla were defaced with swastikas early Wednesday, in what authorities say is the latest incident in a spate of anti-Semitic vandalism in San Diego. Two swastikas and a "couple of statements anti-Jewish in nature" were scrawled in gray paint on walls outside the center on the 4100 block of Executive Drive, San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson said. The building's walls were defaced with swastikas Feb. 12.
April 11, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
In the wake of his arrest on money-laundering charges, Richard T. Silberman was replaced Monday as chief executive officer of financially troubled Yuba Natural Resources, the company announced. Meanwhile, to many observers, the operations of Yuba Natural Resources remain as murky as the Yuba River. The dealings of the mining company that owns 9,900 acres along that waterway in Northern California are difficult to comprehend as outlined in its public disclosures. What is apparent, however, apart from Silberman's problems, is Yuba's potentially crushing liquidity crisis.
April 18, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
M. Larry Lawrence, a major Yuba Natural Resources shareholder and owner of the Hotel del Coronado, lent the troubled company an undisclosed sum of money "for general business purposes" last week, Yuba acknowledged Monday, feeding speculation that the company is desperate for cash. On April 10, Lawrence filed a notice of a lien on Yuba Natural Resources, an action that usually occurs simultaneously with a loan, real estate attorneys said. Filed at the Yuba County recorder's office here, the financing statement lists three pages of silica mining equipment as security for Lawrence's loan.
June 14, 1991 | TONY PERRY
For the adventurous sucker-lover, we now present Hotlix. It's sugar-free. It's got a hot, tangy taste. And it's got a dead worm in it. Say what? You know, like the dead worm at the bottom of Gusano Rojo ("Red Worm") mescal, that tequila-like firewater from Mexico made famous by the villain in the movie "Urban Cowboy." Sucker-maker Larry Peterman, owner of SS Lollipop in Pismo Beach, figures it's time for a macho sucker, a confection with a kick. He grows the worms in his spare bedroom.
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