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March 31, 1996 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
THE HOME: A Memoir of Growing Up in an Orphanage by Richard McKenzie (Basic Books: $22; 240 pp.) Richard McKenzie, who from age 10 until college lived at a place called the Home in 1950s North Carolina, hates the word "orphan." For him, it conjures pathetic Hollywood images of destitute children with grim pasts and no futures.
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November 27, 2005 | Michael D'Antonio, Michael D'Antonio's last story for the magazine was about a man who claims to be the Lindbergh baby.
Black swallowtail butterflies flutter up from tall grass as Richard McKenzie walks, smiling, beside an abandoned railroad track in rural North Carolina. He is white-haired and 63, but vividly recalls running with a boy's legs beside the trains, a happy young man. Parentless, consigned to an orphanage, and happy. "People don't want to believe it, but I did pretty well in life because I was raised here, not in spite of it," he says. "Was I damaged by the experience? I don't think so, not at all."
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July 28, 1996 | DAWN BONKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For most of his life, Richard McKenzie kept quiet about the most basic fact of his life. He grew up in an orphanage, left there at age 10 by aunts after his alcoholic mother committed suicide and before his abusive father could catch up with the family. But put away images of Oliver Twist. McKenzie, 53, looks back fondly on his years at the Barium Springs Home for Children, a Presbyterian orphanage in rural North Carolina.
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July 28, 1996 | DAWN BONKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For most of his life, Richard McKenzie kept quiet about the most basic fact of his life. He grew up in an orphanage, left there at age 10 by aunts after his alcoholic mother committed suicide and before his abusive father could catch up with the family. But put away images of Oliver Twist. McKenzie, 53, looks back fondly on his years at the Barium Springs Home for Children, a Presbyterian orphanage in rural North Carolina.
MAGAZINE
November 27, 2005 | Michael D'Antonio, Michael D'Antonio's last story for the magazine was about a man who claims to be the Lindbergh baby.
Black swallowtail butterflies flutter up from tall grass as Richard McKenzie walks, smiling, beside an abandoned railroad track in rural North Carolina. He is white-haired and 63, but vividly recalls running with a boy's legs beside the trains, a happy young man. Parentless, consigned to an orphanage, and happy. "People don't want to believe it, but I did pretty well in life because I was raised here, not in spite of it," he says. "Was I damaged by the experience? I don't think so, not at all."
BUSINESS
January 23, 1999
PERSONAL FINANCE: The authors of "Getting Rich in America" say it's easy to do just that, with saving and sacrifice, columnist Kathy M. Kristof says. Coauthor Richard McKenzie, above.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997
UC Irvine professor Richard McKenzie, who spent his childhood in an orphanage and recounted the experience in his memoir, "The Home," will speak at Chapman University on April 22. His talk, called "Effective American Compassion: Private Orphanages," will address the return of private orphanages and the public policy issues relating to their resurgence. The free event is sponsored by the Henry Salvatori Foundation. It begins at 11 a.m. in the university's Waltmar Theatre, 333 N. Glassell St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1987
Fred Astaire, who died Monday of pneumonia at age 88, has been buried, a family attorney confirmed Thursday. Attorney Jim Taylor said he could not divulge any details of the burial Wednesday. "I'm sorry I can't say more," he told the Associated Press, explaining that the family had requested privacy. At Astaire's graveside was his wife, Robyn; daughter, Ava; her husband, Richard McKenzie; son, Fred Jr.
NEWS
June 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Klansman was jailed a day after being photographed golfing despite claims he was too ill to be jailed in the 1966 firebombing death of an NAACP official. Last month, a judge in Hattiesburg freed Deavours Nix, 72, without bail after he showed up at a hearing in a wheelchair and using an oxygen canister. Circuit Judge Richard McKenzie ordered Nix back to court after The Jackson Clarion-Ledger published photos of him golfing. The judge revoked Nix's earlier release and set bail at $50,000.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1994 | Complied by Susan Christian, Times staff writer
Did President Clinton earn passing grades for his first year in office? About 200 Orange County business people will have an opportunity to register their opinions at "Bill Clinton's First Anniversary Report Card," sponsored by UCI Graduate School of Management. The event will be Thursday, one year after the President's inauguration. Richard McKenzie, a UCI economist who specializes in government policy, will open the program with his own evaluation.
BOOKS
March 31, 1996 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
THE HOME: A Memoir of Growing Up in an Orphanage by Richard McKenzie (Basic Books: $22; 240 pp.) Richard McKenzie, who from age 10 until college lived at a place called the Home in 1950s North Carolina, hates the word "orphan." For him, it conjures pathetic Hollywood images of destitute children with grim pasts and no futures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1998 | JAMES MEIER and JOHN CANALIS and CHRISTINE CASTRO
America's Celebration of Youths' Sports Party will be at the Tustin Marine Corps Air Facility Oct. 24 and 25 in the north blimp hangar. The event, hosted by the nonprofit United States Youth Athletic Network, will promote programs and activities for youth, said Ron Beaulac, who started the organization eight years ago. Beaulac aims to raise $50,000 for youth groups across the nation. "We're there to fill the gaps. We don't compete with other organizations," Beaulac said.
SPORTS
December 31, 1992 | JOHN CHERWA
Penn State Coach Joe Paterno was waxing poetic about the skills of receiver O.J. McDuffie by comparing him to Lenny Moore, a former Nittany Lion and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. McDuffie has set or tied 15 Penn State records, including receptions in a season (63), yards (977) and all-purpose yards (1,831). McDuffie and Stanford's Glyn Milburn are the featured player attractions for Friday's Blockbuster Bowl in Miami.
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