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December 21, 1995 | JORGE G. CASTANEDA, Jorge G. Castaneda, a Mexican political scientist, is writing a biography of Che Guevara that will be published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf
It is, of course, only a coincidence that the same week the United States was submerged in a Beatles-inspired wave of nostalgia for the 1960s, one of the most emblematic symbols of those times, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, reappeared in the news when a Bolivian general acknowledged that the leftist revolutionary had been buried, not incinerated, in Bolivia, after he was executed for his antigovernment activities in 1967.
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
July 7, 1995 | THAO HUA
About a dozen friends gathered Thursday evening to remember a 21-year-old former member of the Spur Posse, which came under police scrutiny for its point system based on sexual conquests, who was shot dead in the midst of a Fourth of July melee. Christopher Albert, who had moved to Huntington Beach a few months ago, had been walking along Pacific Coast Highway with some friends about 11 p.m. Tuesday when he was shot in the chest.
June 9, 1991
This woman who was loved so much, that from one lyre more mourning came than from women in mourning; that a whole world was made from mourning, where everything was present once again: forest and valley and road and village, field, river, and animal; and that around this mourning-world, just as around the other earth, a sun and a silent star-filled sky wheeled, a mourning-sky with displaced constellations--: this woman who was loved so much . . .
November 1, 1987 | LORI GRANGE, Times Staff Writer
One of two women killed Friday while working in a Rosemead church was a vivacious, "full-of-life" grandmother who did bookkeeping to stay active, according to family and friends. Harriet Baden, 61, of Temple City, was a retired widow who thrust herself into church affairs and gardening, said several of her children, who gathered together Saturday.
No, Gabriel Ruelas kept telling himself, it was all wrong. Jimmy Garcia wasn't supposed to die. He, Ruelas, was the one who was supposed to die young. That's the way it had always been in the dreams. Night after night they would come to him in his restless sleep. The circumstances were different, but the result was always the same. Gabe Ruelas dead before his time. Although he has been a boxer since age 12, he never died in the ring in the dreams. Often it would be in a car accident.
July 6, 1988
David Robinson and Danny Manning head the list of players invited to begin training later this month for berths on the U.S. Olympic basketball teams. Also invited to Georgetown University July 17 were Willie Anderson, Stacey Augmon, Vernell Coles, Sean Elliott, Danny Ferry, Jeff Grayer, Hersey Hawkins, Randolph Keys, Todd Lichti, Dan Majerle, Alonzo Mourning, Dyron Nix, J.R. Reid, Mitch Richmond, Dwayne Schintzius, Brian Shaw, Charles Smith of Georgetown and Charles Smith of Pittsburgh.
July 9, 1989 | Alan Drooz
Several sports will have a different scheduling look next season in the West Coast Athletic Conference, and the WCAC could move to the forefront of collegiate soccer in the 1990s as a result of recent league meetings. The biggest immediate news was a change in basketball and baseball scheduling--the WCAC will go back to playing conference basketball games on Thursdays and Saturdays, and baseball teams will again play home-and-home three-game series.
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