October 15, 2001 |
South African farmers said a government decision to expel about 10,000 Zimbabweans working on farms near the border between the two countries posed a serious threat to their struggling operations. Zimbabweans working on labor-intensive citrus and vegetable farms near the border town of Messina will have to leave today when their work permits expire. A deal was reached by the government and farmers a year ago to create more jobs for South Africans.
August 20, 1987 |
Marathoners take note. Twenty-six miles doesn't cut it. You want to run? Try this for size. Mary Margaret Goodwin, a 50-year-old from Ventura, will attempt a 2,000-mile Himalayan trek in September. If she succeeds, she will be the first American female to complete the mountain-sized feat. But that's not enough for Goodwin. She also will attempt to break the record set in 1984 by two British brothers, Dick and Adrian Crane, who completed the Himalayan hell-run in 92 days.
April 24, 2004 |
Country singer Jo Dee Messina is in an alcohol rehabilitation program in Utah, her manager confirmed Friday. She checked herself into a facility near Sundance on Feb. 20, the same week it was reported that her engagement to road manager Don Muzquiz had ended, said Stuart Dill of Refugee Management Inc. Messina, 33, completed a 30-day program and will continue as an outpatient through this month, Dill said. He expects her to be back in Nashville the beginning of May.
August 19, 2000 |
Several songs by the writers of a couple of Faith Hill's hits on board, as well as Hill's hubby, Tim McGraw, again co-producing, it's not a huge surprise the Massachusetts singer's third album, which just debuted atop the country chart, veers further than ever into pop-rocking Hill-Twain territory. It's also top-heavy with stop-and-smell-the-roses philosophizing, a little of which usually goes more than far enough.
November 6, 1986 |
Barbara Messina will succeed her husband on the Alhambra City Council Dec. 1 after winning a narrow victory in Tuesday's election. Voters also reelected two incumbent council members and retained the city utility tax. Messina polled 5,823 votes, defeating Doug Peake, who drew 5,524 votes. The third candidate in the 2nd District race, James T. Richetts, received 3,217 votes. Incumbents Michael Blanco in the 5th District and Mary Louise Bunker in the 1st District won reelection easily.
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December 18, 2001 |
Police Capt. Michael J. Messina, a 26-year law-enforcement veteran, has been appointed police chief, city officials said Monday. Messina, who will succeed retiring Chief William Lentini on Jan. 11, is a longtime Brea resident. He began his career as a Brea police cadet in 1974 and became a reserve officer, patrol officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain.