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April 1, 2003 |
Longtime Orange County lobbyist Randall G. Smith, whose influence extended across two decades of local government, died Sunday night at his home in Yorba Linda. He was 55. Smith had long been diabetic. The cause of his death was unknown Monday. "Randy was a big man with an even bigger heart," said Gaddi H. Vasquez, director of the Peace Corps and a former county supervisor. "He was one of the most generous souls I've ever met."
January 9, 2014 |
Almost exactly halfway through Randall Mann's third collection of poetry, “Straight Razor” (Persea: 68 pp., $25.95 paper), there's a poem that stirred an inadvertent smile. Not because it's funny but because it almost perfectly highlights something that's been in the ether of late: the way we use because . This week, after all, the American Dialect Society selected "because" as the word of 2013 for its evolving usage; Mann's poem, entitled “Fling,” deftly illustrates the point.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992
Glenn H. Randall Sr., who trained horses ranging from cavalry mounts to Roy Rogers' palomino, Trigger, and other Western movie horses, has died at his Newhall residence. He was 83. A longtime Newhall resident, Randall died Tuesday of cancer, said his wife, Lynn Randall. Born on Christmas Day, 1908, in Melbeta, Neb., Randall began training horses at age 9 and by his early teens was breaking and training horses and mules for the U.S. Cavalry at Fort Robinson, Neb.
August 17, 1993
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall are reuniting in a new TV movie about "The Odd Couple" for CBS. The comedy series, based on Neil Simon's hit play, originally ran on ABC from 1970 to 1975.
August 15, 1992
Randall M. Klose, 37, a gay rights activist and fund-raiser who was co-chairman of the Human Rights Campaign Fund. He also helped organize and finance lobbying efforts for the 1988 AIDS Research and Education Act, a cornerstone of the federal AIDS research effort. He helped lead a U.S. contingent to the 1991 Moscow meeting of the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission, one of the first openly publicized gatherings of homosexuals in Russia.
July 24, 1999 |
Accelerating the pace of consolidation in the supermarket business, Safeway Inc. said it will buy closely held Randall's Food Markets Inc. of Houston for $1.4 billion in cash and stock. "This is a superb deal, and one that Wall Street wanted," said Gary Giblen, a New York-based grocery analyst with Bank of America Securities. The purchase of 116 Randalls and Tom Thumb supermarkets in Texas will boost Safeway's sales in the U.S. and Canada to $30 billion this year in 1,645 stores in 19 states.
July 16, 2004 |
Tony Randall, the Emmy Award-winning actor who died two months ago, left more than $1 million to his wife and two children, according to his will, which was filed for probate in New York's Surrogate Court. Randall was 84 when he died in his sleep May 17 from "complications from a prolonged illness." He left his entire estate to his wife, Heather, and their children, Julia, 7, and Jefferson, 5.
January 14, 1996 |
Argentina's Juan Coggi was taken to a Miami hospital Saturday night after suffering a head injury on an accidental head butt that gave him the World Boxing Assn. junior-welterweight title over champion Frankie Randall. As he was being removed from the Miami Jai-Alai fronton arena, Coggi had reclaimed the title he lost to Randall in September 1994. All three judges had Coggi ahead on the cards when the fight was stopped at 1:15 of the fifth round.
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September 23, 1989
I have nothing but praise for the attempts made by Judge Paez to keep Operation Rescue presentations objective for the jury. But the constant show-and-tell Bible-thumping tactics of the Operation Rescue people disrupted and swayed the jurors just as some attorneys have done by crying, winking, etc. to punctuate their remarks. Since a Bible is already in the courtroom for swearing-in purposes, perhaps the five Operation Rescue defendants should be asked to check their Bibles at the door if they are retried on the three deadlocked counts.