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July 28, 1985 | United Press International
When the Buffalo Bills selected Notre Dame running back Greg Bell as their top pick in the 1984 draft, some Bill followers chuckled. Sure, he showed great promise, but he played less than half of his senior season after breaking his right ankle in 1982, an injury that never healed. The fans wanted an instant successor to the departed Joe Cribbs, who opted to play in the USFL, and didn't think Bell fit the bill--at least not with a cast on his right leg.
March 24, 1987 | Ann Conway
The Friends of Barbara came up $14,000 short of their $40,000 goal when they staged a Bal Masque on Friday night to raise money for a liver transplant for Barbara Jernigan of Newport Beach. The benefit event at the Hotel Meridien netted $26,000, said chairman Katherine Logan. "We had hoped for 400 guests (220 attended) and to make more money on our live auction items. "We need an angel," she said after the event. "We don't know what we'll do next, but we'll think of something. We must."
December 3, 2003 | From Reuters
Richard Strong stepped down Tuesday as chairman and chief executive of Strong Financial Corp., parent of the asset management company he founded 29 years ago, in a move analysts said was designed to help the company survive an industrywide probe of mutual fund trading practices. A majority owner, Strong will take steps to divest himself of voting control of Strong Financial, the company said.
May 8, 1987 | ELLEN APPEL
Walter B. Gerken received the National Human Relations Award on Wednesday, when the American Jewish Committee staged a benefit dinner in his honor at the Irvine Hilton and Towers. Gerken is chairman of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Newport Beach. At $200 per person, 350 people attended the black-tie tribute, including past award recipients Ray Watson and John Lusk. Hinda Beral, director of the committee's Orange County chapter, estimated event proceeds at $50,000.
Apparently, it's not enough for some people to bicycle until they bleed, or hike until they cramp, or paddle until they wilt. What these people want, and you may be one of them, is the chance to bike and hike and paddle and bleed and cramp and wilt all in the same week. If possible, on the same day. Life is short, after all. "The public wants to cram as much into that few days [of vacation] as they can," says Jerry Mallett, president of the Adventure Travel Society in Englewood, Colo.
December 9, 1987
How fitting were the letters (Nov. 27) in response to the benighted piece by Richard L. Weiss on the putative dangers of a no-growth philosophy in the light of your poignant warning ("Dwindling Wildlife," Editorial, Nov. 24) respecting the loss of our natural heritage in California--land, water, animals and birds alike. Why is the distinction between growth and regeneration so carelessly, if not willfully, obscured in any discussion of the future of economic health of our society? Is there a political figure in view who dares to speak of a prosperous steady-state economy wherein ongoing innovation, reconstruction and revitalization sustain a healthy economy in the absence of net growth?
April 12, 2001
$800,000 THE OFFICE DEPOT TOURNAMENT at Wilshire CC FIRST TEE 7:30 a.m.--Jennifer Hubbard; Terry-Jo Myers; Anne Marie Palli. 7:40--Nancy Harvey; Natascha Fink; Stefania Croce. 7:50--Caroline McMillan; Marianne Morris; Michelle Estill. 8--Angie Ridgeway; Ashli Bunch; Pamela Kerrigan. 8:10--Marnie McGuire; Fiona Pike; Tina Fischer. 8:20--Cindy Schreyer; Nanci Bowen; Jody Anschutz. 8:30--Marilyn Lovander; Vickie Odegard; Lisa Kiggens. 8:40--Donna Andrews; Becky Iverson; Helen Alfredsson.
September 20, 2009 | Kathy M. Kristof
If you've been trying to find a place to invest your money and are feeling uneasy with U.S. stocks and bonds, consider looking overseas. You should know that an increasing number of experts are encouraging clients to boost their holdings in international currencies -- a once-rarefied market that's become more accessible to individual investors. The reason they're pushing foreign currencies is simple. Rising U.S. government debt levels suggest future inflation and continuing devaluation of the dollar.
March 15, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The bulls prevailed on Wall Street on Wednesday, driving share prices broadly higher after the previous session's deep slump. Hard-hit financial and housing-related stocks led the way as concerns about the sub-prime mortgage crisis eased a bit. It was touch-and-go for the first few hours of trading as the Dow Jones industrial average followed Tuesday's 242-point, 2% plunge with a drop of as much as 136 points by midday. Then the buyers jumped back in. The Dow finished with a gain of 57.
May 19, 1991 | RUSS WILES, RUSS WILES is editor of Personal Investor, a national consumer-finance magazine based in Irvine.
Imagine Michael Jordan getting traded to the Clippers. Or Bob Welch and Dave Stewart returning to the Dodgers. In sports, a big personnel move can change the fortunes of a team overnight. The same holds true on the mutual fund playing field. Portfolio managers aren't traded, of course, but they do move around, switch allegiances, retire and die. And when a transition occurs, it alters the outlook for the investors left behind.
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