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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.
November 8, 1997 | From Staff Reports
Frank Greminger, a fixture on the Agoura High sideline for 25 years, will be remembered every time anyone checks the score at the school's stadium. Before Agoura's game against Thousand Oaks, the stadium was dedicated to Greminger, the Chargers' coach from 1969-94. A new scoreboard, unveiled Friday night, reads "Frank Greminger Stadium." The honor was a surprise to Greminger, who was escorted to the field in a police car. "We kept this a big-time secret," Agoura Athletic Director John Crow said.
August 20, 1986 | Associated Press
Father Charles Curran, in his first public appearance since the Vatican forbade him from teaching as a Catholic theologian, said today that the church--not he--should change its teaching on sexual issues. Curran, speaking to reporters at Catholic University, where he has taught for the last two decades, said, "I am conscious of my own limitations and my own failures."
September 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Restrictions on civil liberties adopted after last year's terrorist attacks could persist for many years, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union said Saturday. "This is really about deciding what type of country we want to live in," Anthony Romero said. "This is about nothing less than core American values."
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