May 1, 1994 |
Talk about perfect timing. Early last month, CBS premiered its new comedy series, "704 Hauser." The sitcom, from producer-writer-director Norman Lear, focuses on members of a black family who now live in Archie Bunker's old house. But if "Hauser" isn't enough of a fix for fans of All in the Family, episodes of the groundbreaking comedy series, which aired on CBS from 1971 until 1979, are now on video for the first time.
January 11, 1988 |
World War II flying ace Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, the Marine aviator who led the famous Black Sheep Squadron, shot down 28 Japanese planes and won the Medal of Honor, died today at the age of 75. He died about 4 a.m., said Nancy Hinds, operator of a hospice for terminal cancer patients.
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June 1, 2005 |
Eric Woythaler, who owned and operated Van Nuys' landmark Taylor's Fine Furniture Trends for half a century, has died. He was 94. Woythaler died Monday in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his son Julius. He had suffered a stroke in 1987. A native of Bromberg, Germany, Woythaler immigrated to the United States in 1938 after designing department store window displays in Paris.
June 10, 1995 |
Earlier this year, a little trifle called "Extreme" came and went on the ABC schedule without anyone seeming to notice. It starred James Brolin as the leader of a rescue team of sexy young hotheads in a ski resort town. Now, NBC is uncorking "High Sierra Search and Rescue" on Sunday. There are only three differences between this and "Extreme": no snow, a more cumbersome title and Robert Conrad as its star (although, technically, that may not really qualify as a difference).
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April 13, 2000 |
An employee in a Paramount city building gazed out his window and spotted two men breaking into a car across the street. Two detectives arrived promptly and arrested the alleged crooks. The latter demanded to know who had snitched on them, according to City Talk, Paramount's newsletter. The deputies pointed across the street to the employee's place of business--a Sheriff's Department substation whose parking lot was filled with black-and-whites. "Duh!" concluded the newsletter.