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February 11, 1988
John P. Hunt, 72, former press secretary to Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty and Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. William McKesson. Hunt entered government work from the old Mirror newspaper. After leaving Yorty in 1964, he became community relations director of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo, and wrote a book, "A World Full of Animals." In Panorama City on Saturday of an apparent pulmonary embolism.
May 14, 1994
Joe Holland, 32, actor and screenwriter who recently scripted, directed and starred in the film "Amberwaves." The son of Hollywood celebrity Joanna Carson and businessman Tim Holland, he attended Wesleyan University where he won the Frank Capra Award and a Warner Communications Award for his student film, "Delirious." Holland had acting roles in the films "Back to the Beach" and "Top Gun" and in episodes of the television series "Cheers" and "Jump Street."
July 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MINNESOTA * Gov. Jesse Ventura was in stable condition after being hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in his lung, his spokesman said. Spokesman John Wodele said Ventura, who will turn 51 Monday, was being treated with blood thinners at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, a St. Paul suburb. Ventura, an independent who does not plant to seek reelection in the fall, was to spend the night in the hospital.
March 25, 1988
L. Michael Gray, 35, a gospel singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and performed with Stevie Wonder, Phoebe Snow and Billy Preston. Gray, whose real name was Michael L. Gray, was the singing voice for the cartoon character Fat Albert, said his sister, April Davis. He began singing gospel songs in Los Angeles church choirs as a boy and most recently was a choir member at West Angeles Church of God and Christ. He appeared on Broadway in "Your Arms Too Short to Box With God" and "The Wiz."
May 30, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Newport Beach plastic surgeon is being investigated by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California after the death of a patient, authorities said Wednesday. Maryellen Fleury, 44, of Santa Ana died at her home Monday, three days after undergoing liposuction and breast augmentation procedures by Amy Bandy, a certified plastic surgeon who also has an office in Lawndale. Fleury died of bilateral pulmonary embolism--blood clots in the lungs--said Deputy Orange County Coroner Cullen Ellensburg.
August 27, 1988 | Reuters
Long distance airline flights in economy class seats can be dangerous to health, says an article in the British medical journal The Lancet. "The hazards of such long trips are not appreciated by most travelers and airline companies make no effort to enlighten them," three doctors wrote in the journal, adding that flights of only three to four hours may also cause harm.
June 9, 1990
Guy C. McElroy, 44, an art historian who organized an exhibition on the portrayal of black people in American art. McElroy conceived the show, "Facing History: The Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940," four years ago and was guest curator at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, where the exhibition opened last January. The exhibit is now at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. McElroy had held curatorial posts in museums and public galleries on the East and West coasts since the mid-1970s.
May 16, 1991
A woman whose husband died after being strapped to a cot for six days in the Los Angeles County Jail received a $120,000 damage payment from the county, and will receive $600 a month for the rest of her life beginning in October, 1992, according to a settlement agreement released Tuesday. The agreement, which detailed the settlement for a lawsuit filed by Joyce Amiri, was previously withheld by county officials. The document was released Tuesday in response to a formal request by The Times.
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