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August 18, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Former Edison High School standout Rick DiBernardo, who announced his retirement from professional football four weeks ago, signed as a free agent with the Rams Sunday. DiBernardo, who played last season with the St. Louis Cardinals after graduating from Notre Dame University in 1986, was working for a moving company until Friday at noon, when he received a call from an Anaheim marketing firm offering him a management position.
October 17, 2005 | From the Baltimore Sun
Joseph P. Pons Sr., patriarch of the family that owns one of the country's oldest commercial thoroughbred breeding farms, has died. He was 83. Pons died of a heart attack Wednesday morning at his home in Bel Air, Md. Pons lived at Country Life Farm with his wife and four of their five children. Cigar, a horse that retired in 1996 as the sport's all-time money winner, was born at the farm, and 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Carry Back was bred there. Born in Garden City, N.Y.
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 6, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies. Since sanctions were imposed in an effort to end apartheid and bring down South Africa's white-minority government, they have been used hundreds of times, especially by Western countries. President Clinton, who ordered sanctions against Cuba, Libya, Iran and Pakistan, mused near the end of his second term that the United States had become "sanctions-happy.
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.
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