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May 14, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
Richard Donoghue, interim superintendent for the Orange Unified School District, was listed in critical condition Thursday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following a liver transplant earlier in the week. District officials said Donoghue underwent the eight-hour operation Wednesday after tests revealed that his liver was not producing sufficient platelets to allow his blood to clot naturally.
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December 18, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER
Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Bauer imposed a temporary restraining order against employees, attorneys and board members with the Orange Unified School District on Friday, prohibiting the dissemination of confidential personnel information about three top administrators accused of sexual harassment. Pasadena attorney Dale Gronemeier requested the order after information was leaked to the press this week about disciplinary action facing his three clients--Deputy Supt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
The acting interim superintendent for the Orange Unified School District was listed in critical condition Tuesday at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Richard Donoghue, 48, was admitted to the hospital April 20 with bleeding ulcers and internal bleeding, said Joyce Capelle, the district's chief fiscal officer. Donoghue's condition took a turn for the worse Monday night and he was moved to the hospital's critical-care unit. "He is very, very sick," Capelle said. "We're getting minute-to-minute reports."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER
Deputy Supt. Richard L. Donoghue will contest a move today by the Orange Unified School District to suspend him without pay as he awaits another hearing to save his job. The school board initiated steps in closed session last week to fire Donoghue and to demote two other top administrators following a monthlong investigation of sexual harassment in the workplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER
Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Bauer imposed a temporary restraining order against employees, attorneys and board members with the Orange Unified School District on Friday, prohibiting the dissemination of confidential personnel information about three top administrators accused of sexual harassment. Pasadena attorney Dale Gronemeier requested the order after information was leaked to the press this week about disciplinary action facing his three clients--Deputy Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1992
The Aug. 16 editorial, "The Troubled Past of a School Board," was well written but erroneously linked the recall effort to bilingual report cards. The previous board, at the direction of the recently fired superintendent, Dr. Norman Guith, attempted to reach the non-English-speaking parents of Hispanic children by providing report cards the parents could understand. The current board rescinded that sensible policy, bowing to pressure from a minority who viewed bilingual report cards as tantamount to bilingual education, a wholly different and far more complex issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER
Deputy Supt. Richard L. Donoghue will contest a move today by the Orange Unified School District to suspend him without pay as he awaits another hearing to save his job. The school board initiated steps in closed session last week to fire Donoghue and to demote two other top administrators following a monthlong investigation of sexual harassment in the workplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite a projected $5-million budget shortfall, the Orange Unified School District Board of Education voted late Thursday to spend more than $134,000 to buy out the contract of Supt. Norman C. Guith and install an interim superintendent. Guith, who packed up his belongings at the district headquarters immediately after the closed session vote, said he regretted "accepting sorely needed funds that could have been used for educational purposes as a result of the buyout of my contract."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two top Orange school officials who were accused of sexual harassment filed suit Friday against the district, its acting superintendent, two of its attorneys and an unidentified board member, charging defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit alleges that district officials retaliated against Richard L. Donoghue, deputy superintendent for support services, and Joyce Capelle, chief financial officer, by "instigating" an investigation designed to produce the allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two top Orange school officials who were accused of sexual harassment filed suit Friday against the district, its acting superintendent, two of its attorneys and an unidentified board member, charging defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit alleges that district officials retaliated against Richard L. Donoghue, deputy superintendent for support services, and Joyce Capelle, chief financial officer, by "instigating" an investigation designed to produce the allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
Richard Donoghue, interim superintendent for the Orange Unified School District, was listed in critical condition Thursday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following a liver transplant earlier in the week. District officials said Donoghue underwent the eight-hour operation Wednesday after tests revealed that his liver was not producing sufficient platelets to allow his blood to clot naturally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
The acting interim superintendent for the Orange Unified School District was listed in critical condition Tuesday at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Richard Donoghue, 48, was admitted to the hospital April 20 with bleeding ulcers and internal bleeding, said Joyce Capelle, the district's chief fiscal officer. Donoghue's condition took a turn for the worse Monday night and he was moved to the hospital's critical-care unit. "He is very, very sick," Capelle said. "We're getting minute-to-minute reports."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1992
The Aug. 16 editorial, "The Troubled Past of a School Board," was well written but erroneously linked the recall effort to bilingual report cards. The previous board, at the direction of the recently fired superintendent, Dr. Norman Guith, attempted to reach the non-English-speaking parents of Hispanic children by providing report cards the parents could understand. The current board rescinded that sensible policy, bowing to pressure from a minority who viewed bilingual report cards as tantamount to bilingual education, a wholly different and far more complex issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite a projected $5-million budget shortfall, the Orange Unified School District Board of Education voted late Thursday to spend more than $134,000 to buy out the contract of Supt. Norman C. Guith and install an interim superintendent. Guith, who packed up his belongings at the district headquarters immediately after the closed session vote, said he regretted "accepting sorely needed funds that could have been used for educational purposes as a result of the buyout of my contract."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
The Orange Unified School District will hold a neighborhood forum tonight to discuss plans to move the district's administrative offices to the site of the former Katella Elementary School. Supt. Norman C. Guith, Richard Donoghue, director of business services, and other staff members are expected to conduct a tour of the facility and to respond to community concerns about the proposed move. The district must move its offices because the current headquarters at 370 N. Glassell St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
The Orange Unified School District has voted to move ahead with a proposal to raise $1.5 million annually with a tax on property owners. A resolution passed Thursday formalizes the district's intention to create a maintenance assessment district to finance the maintenance, improvement and construction of school recreational facilities that are used by the public.
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