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May 7, 2008 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
A dozen nuns and an unknown number of students were turned away from polls Tuesday in the first use of Indiana's stringent voter ID law since it was upheld last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. The nuns, all residents of a retirement home at Saint Mary's Convent near Notre Dame University, were denied ballots by a fellow sister and poll worker because the women, in their 80s and 90s, did not have valid Indiana photo ID cards.
July 12, 1986 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Msgr. George M. Scott, longtime pastor of Mary Star of the Sea Church of San Pedro--known as "the fishermen's church"--has died at age 83. The last surviving son of Joseph Scott, once Los Angeles' best-known attorney, died Sunday at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. From 1946 until his retirement in 1975, Scott led a parish that included thousands of Italian and Croatian fishermen and their families.
Sister Thea Bowman, the Roman Catholic nun who was sometimes called "a black American Mother Teresa" for her efforts on behalf of blacks and women, has died after a long struggle with cancer. She was 52. She died Friday at her home in Canton, Miss., near Jackson. The lecturer, evangelist, poet and singer had first suffered breast cancer several years ago and had been confined to a wheelchair since the disease spread to her bones.
December 17, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Joan Kroc, the major stockholder of the McDonald's restaurant empire, has donated $1 million to fund AIDS research. Kroc made the personal gift to the American Foundation for AIDS Research Tuesday night, handing over a check to actress Elizabeth Taylor, AMFAR's founder, at a dinner in New York. Kroc "has developed an interest in AMFAR and AIDS over the past few years," said Nancy Lowman, a spokeswoman for the two-year-old organization.
Msgr. John Joseph Hill, whose youth included stints as a college football player and a mechanical engineer before he became a priest and rose to monsignor, died Friday at the age of 84. Kim Schultz, Hill's grandniece, said he had been ill with heart problems for two months and had been hospitalized recently. He died of heart failure at his niece's home. Hill was most recently associate pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fullerton.
July 5, 1991 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Forty-two top Latino high school graduates got $500 boosts toward their college educations this week from Serafines de Orange County, an organization sponsored by the California Angels. "They have great potential, all of them," said Serafines President Manuel E. Esqueda, who has been involved with scholarships for Latino students since 1951. He joined Serafines in 1984.
March 12, 1995
* William Hegarty has been appointed chief operating officer of Elexsys International Inc. in Irvine, a manufacturer of circuit boards and back panels formerly known as Diceon Electronics Inc. Hegarty was previously vice president of sales and marketing at Sanmina Corp. Before that, he was with Kollmorgen Corp. for eight years. * Frederic Castan has joined the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa as executive chef.
September 16, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Edward A. Laing, a member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and an influential lawyer and ambassador around the world, has died in his native Belize. He was 59. Laing, who taught law for many years in the United States, died Tuesday, according to a statement from the tribunal, based in Hamburg, Germany. No cause of death was given.
August 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
The breakaway church of George Stallings on Friday said it is recruiting former Archbishop Eugene Marino, who was the highest-ranking black U.S. Roman Catholic until he resigned because of a relationship with a woman. Roman Catholic Church officials said this week that Marino resigned last month after the disclosure of his two-year relationship with a lay minister, Vicki R. Long. The church previously said that Marino left because of a health problem.
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