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May 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
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 | From Associated Press
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 | CHRIS FOSTER
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.
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.
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.
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 | LEONARD FEATHER
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.
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.
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
September 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Under a tent at the Tuileries Gardens, with Olivia Palermo sitting front row, designer Peter Copping showed his spring 2014 Nina Ricci collection Thursday afternoon. The inspiration: Romantic and historical men's dressing. The look: Spring romance. Color palette included variations on white, rose, golden beige and dove gray. Key pieces: Feminine white shirt dresses with ruffle and lace details. Summer waistcoat in blue ticking stripe. Diaphanous short dresses with layers of lace fused with washed-out, watercolor floral chiffons.
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