CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2001 |
A religious group founded by the late Mother Teresa will not be able to continue serving homeless people in a historic mansion near downtown Los Angeles. The Central Area Planning Commission denied the Missionaries of Charity Brothers--a Roman Catholic order founded in India--a conditional use permit and zone variance that would have allowed them to continue the services. A zoning administrator had denied the special permits, and the Brothers had appealed.
November 29, 1992 |
Mother Teresa is to open a new home for London's destitute in an unused courthouse, her Missionaries of Charity organization said Friday. The 82-year-old nun, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and renowned for her work in the slums of Calcutta, will open the new mission next year in a converted law court that will provide shelter for up to 40 homeless people.
December 7, 1989 |
Mother Teresa got up from her bed today to walk for the first time after a pacemaker was implanted beside the heart of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, a medical bulletin said. The bulletin issued by Woodlands Nursing Home described the 79-year-old nun's condition as stable. Doctors implanted a pacemaker next to the heart of the Roman Catholic nun last Friday to help correct an irregular heartbeat that had made her giddy and had forced her second hospital admission in three months.
August 28, 1989 |
--Tom Willi and Tom Gannon are the driving force behind an expedition that will set out next Monday to seek to solve the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, 52 years ago in the South Pacific. Willi, 62, a former Navy pilot, and Gannon, 69, a former Air Force navigator, both of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.