July 27, 1997
Seana Hogan of San Jose was the first cyclist to pass through Station 14 in Aneth, Utah, on the third day of the Race Across America, which began Thursday in Irvine. Hogan, 37, who is currently the transcontinental record-holder with a time of nine days four hours two minutes, set in 1995, reached the station at 4:02 p.m. (EDT) Saturday. She is averaging 15.5 mph and 373 miles daily. Wolfgang Fasching of Goritz, Austria, leads the men and is second overall with an average of 15.
November 22, 1991 |
America West Airlines on Thursday announced an agreement with Kawasaki Leasing International Inc. that will lend the troubled carrier the $23 million it needs to get on with reorganizing its finances. The Kawasaki deal gives America West the last piece of $200 million in financing it needed to get out of federal bankruptcy court, where it landed in June. "It's an important piece of financing," America West spokeswoman Daphne Dicino said.
October 11, 1986
I found your recent article about the South Korean-Peter Ueberroth flap to be highly amusing. By happenstance, my wife and I were in Baden Baden, West Germany, during the 1981 International Olympic Committee meeting. Having nothing better to do, we wandered through the exhibition hall where each city bidding for the 1988 Olympic Games, both winter and summer, had set up elaborate exhibits extolling its virtues. The Korean exhibit was manned (womanned?) by some of Korea's loveliest young girls, all clad in gorgeous, ancient Korean costumes.
October 11, 1990 |
Brother International Corp., a manufacturer of sewing machines and typewriters, is planning to lay off 40 of its 141 employees here, a company official said Wednesday. Employees in the distribution, order entry and credit departments will lose their jobs this fall as the company moves those functions to other branches, said Robert Reigrod, senior vice president at Brother western regional headquarters in Irvine.
October 20, 1996 |
* Physics: Robert Matthews of Aston University in Birmingham, England, for demonstrating that toast always falls on the buttered side. * Public Health: Ellen Kleist of Nuuk, Greenland, and Harald Moi of Oslo, Norway, for their study of the transmission of gonorrhea through inflatable dolls. * Biology: Anders Baerheim and Hogne Sandvik of the University of Bergen, Norway, for their study of the effect of ale, garlic and sour cream on the appetite of leeches. * Medicine: James Johnston of R.J.
May 26, 1992 |
Kinko's Service Corp. of Ventura has joined with Xerox Engineering Systems to establish a nationwide network for faxing large-format documents. Kinko's said it expects a major revenue boost from transmitting documents up to 24 inches wide and 36 inches long for contractors, architects, advertising agencies and others, said Adrianna Foss, Kinko's vice president of operations.
May 8, 1994 |
In an effort to keep interest in traditional Japanese art forms alive, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center has opened a Japanese Cultural Room for classes, lectures, demonstrations and exhibits. The fifth-floor room includes a Japanese tea room constructed of bamboo, as well as enough space for classes, group gatherings and displays. Japanese-style sliding shoji windows allow muted sunlight to filter into the room.
October 24, 2012 |
Tamashii Ramen opened in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday, another tonkotsu stop along the great L.A. ramen trail, from chef Akira Imamura. The English translation of tamashii is "soul," used to describe the comforting quality of the food, Imamura says. Imamura, who is from Nagoya , Japan , says his lifelong dream has been to open a business in California (inspired by the Eagles' "Hotel California" and descriptions in Japanese magazines such as Popeye). In Nagoya, he ran a California-cuisine-inflected Italian restaurant called MoonGlow for 19 years.
September 1, 1987 |
Finance Minister Kiichi Miyazawa on Monday suggested a global "risk insurance" for foreign loans and a system to help debtor nations, Kyodo News Service reported. Miyazawa disclosed the plan in a political campaign speech in Nagoya, central Japan, Kyodo said. In the race to succeed Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone in October, Miyazawa is competing with ruling Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Noboru Takeshita and Party Executive Chairman Shintaro Abe.