May 25, 1990 |
Noted sculptor Nina Winkel, who was in a coma for more than three months after a car accident, has died of her injuries. She was 85. Winkel lapsed into a coma on Jan. 22, after the car her husband was driving skidded off a snow-covered highway near Plattsburgh in northern New York state and struck a guard rail. She died Thursday at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.
October 22, 1999 |
The Pacific Ocean phenomenon La Nina has reappeared, prompting forecasts for a wet winter across the Northwest and a dry one in the Southwest, NASA scientists said. The weather-altering pattern had appeared to all but vanish this summer. But a U.S.-French satellite monitoring sea surface height and temperature this month detected a pool of unusually cool water marked by lower-than-normal sea levels in the eastern North Pacific and warm water in the western and mid-latitude Pacific.
April 30, 2000 |
Elvin Nina appears to be healthy. The 24-year-old right-hander, who had an extended spring training because of a strained muscle in his right arm, made his first start for double-A Erie last week. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before giving up a single. He allowed three more hits before being relieved. He went seven innings, allowing two runs. Nina was acquired last July in the deal that sent second baseman Randy Velarde and pitcher Omar Olivares to the Oakland Athletics.
July 12, 1986
Nina Morgana, a well-known coloratura soprano who was believed to be the last living singer to have appeared in recital with tenor Enrico Caruso, has died in New York. She was 93. Miss Morgana died Tuesday at Tompkins Community Hospital in Ithaca. She had lived at a nearby care center for the last several years. Her singing career began in 1901 at the Pan America Exposition in Buffalo, her hometown.
July 5, 1998 |
The good news is that--after billions of dollars in damage and hundreds of lives lost throughout the world--El Nino is finally over. The bad news is that La Nina apparently is on the way.
January 31, 1987 |
In a short-notice change of schedule, the Hollywood club Nucleus Nuance brought in Nina Simone to headline Thursday, relegating the Snooky Young-Bob Cooper Sextet to the role of a warm-up act. Simone is a woman of many moods, some of them so somber that she could easily turn "Happy Days Are Here Again" into an elegy.
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July 6, 1998
A seemingly endless stream of ominous forecasts came months in advance of the 1997-98 El Nino event. Many scientists and some government officials were determined, and rightly so, to get the word out, even at the risk of great embarrassment and unnecessary expense if the warnings proved to be unfounded. That's what the scientists had failed to do before the previous big El Nino, in 1982-83.
March 2, 1995 |
N ina Blanchard is throwing in the facial tissue. On Wednesday, the woman who discovered Cheryl Tiegs and Rene Russo signed over her Los Angeles modeling agency to New York powerhouse Ford Models. Two days before her retirement party--when she should have been cleaning out her desk, picking through paper clips and the accumulated mementos of the past three decades--she was wound tighter than an Ace bandage.
April 25, 2011
Nina Revoyr at the Festival of Books Fiction: Untold Family Stories When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Sal 101 at USC Mystery: Out of the Past When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Seeley Mudd 123 at USC Information: For more information on this year's festival April 30 and May 1 at USC, go to events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
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December 13, 2011 |
Yes, the mountains of Southern California got a little snow , but the state's biggest snow hill, Mammoth Mountain, is still feeling pretty bony. Fun, but as much fun as man-made snow can be. And we have that lil' La Niña to blame. But wait, last year was also a La Niña year, and Mammoth got blasted with more than 668 inches of snow, including epic pre-Christmas dumps that made for a great holiday season. This year, according to the Mammoth Mountain website, we're sitting at 49 inches.