CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2010 |
Maurice Hines Sr., a drummer who toured for a decade in the nightclub act Hines, Hines and Dad that helped propel his tap-dancing sons to fame, has died. He was 88. Hines died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospice-care facility in his longtime home of Las Vegas, his family said. His sons, Maurice and Gregory, had performed professionally as the Hines Kids since they were young boys in the 1950s, tap-dancing onstage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and touring. By 1963, his sons decided to emphasize singing in addition to dancing and asked their father to join the group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2000
A group of Boy Scouts was airlifted out of an area north of Lake Piru on Sunday afternoon after one of the adults suffered heat-related problems. Temperatures had nearly reached 100 when Robert Hines, 43, of Thousand Oaks reported feeling ill, authorities said. A member of the group called park rangers with a cell phone about 5:45 p.m. and reported that the Scouts were stranded. A Ventura County sheriff's helicopter lifted the group to an area accessible by vehicles.
January 7, 1995 |
Whitewater prosecutors are reopening some aspects of their investigation of Vincent Foster's suicide, summoning three rescue workers before a federal grand jury to testify about the scene of the White House lawyer's death in July, 1993. Two of the witnesses had said that they saw a briefcase in Foster's parked car where the suicide occurred, according to FBI interview documents. U.S. Park Police, who investigated Foster's death, recovered no briefcase from the car. Park Police Maj.
October 19, 1988 |
Fulgencio Obelmejias' defense of his World Boxing Assn. super middleweight title against Thomas Hearns has been called off, Obelmejias' promoter, Luis Spada, said Tuesday. Spada said the fight, which was scheduled for Nov. 4 in Las Vegas, is off "indefinitely." Obelmejias, a Venezuelan, has said that a rib injury he sustained in a bout with South Korea's Chong Pal Park has prevented him from fighting.
November 7, 1986 |
Thomas S. Rogers, senior staff attorney on the House telecommunications subcommittee, will join NBC as a vice president of policy planning and business development, the company said Thursday. Rogers will start work at NBC on Jan. 1. He joined the subcommittee in 1981, and had worked for subcommittee chairman Timothy E. Wirth, a Colorado Democrat who was elected to the Senate on Tuesday.