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March 7, 1985 | ERIC BAILEY
Robert J. Swan, a longtime advocate of light-rail transportation and self-proclaimed "public transit catalyst," died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at City Hall, just before the council's weekly meeting. Swan, 62, collapsed in the council chambers at about 9 a.m. Paramedics administered to Swan for about 20 minutes but were unable to revive him. A native of Brooklyn, Swan was well-known at City Hall.
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May 22, 1988 | CAROLYN MEYER, Meyer's novel, "Denny's Tapes" (Macmillan) , and nonfiction work, "Voices of South Africa" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) , were both named Best Books for Young Adults--1987 by the American Library Assn. and
In the family of children's literature, nonfiction often ends up like the step-sister, the homely one with big feet. People who write novels for young readers are the "creative" ones; they win awards and recognition. Writers of nonfiction for kids seldom get prestigious awards. Their names go unrecognized. They are not feted at autograph parties. But writing good nonfiction is just as demanding, just as challenging, as writing good fiction. It requires imagination, wit, and skill to tell a story, whether the details of that story are subjective or objective.
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BOOKS
May 22, 1988 | CAROLYN MEYER, Meyer's novel, "Denny's Tapes" (Macmillan) , and nonfiction work, "Voices of South Africa" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) , were both named Best Books for Young Adults--1987 by the American Library Assn. and
In the family of children's literature, nonfiction often ends up like the step-sister, the homely one with big feet. People who write novels for young readers are the "creative" ones; they win awards and recognition. Writers of nonfiction for kids seldom get prestigious awards. Their names go unrecognized. They are not feted at autograph parties. But writing good nonfiction is just as demanding, just as challenging, as writing good fiction. It requires imagination, wit, and skill to tell a story, whether the details of that story are subjective or objective.
NEWS
March 7, 1985 | ERIC BAILEY
Robert J. Swan, a longtime advocate of light-rail transportation and self-proclaimed "public transit catalyst," died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at City Hall, just before the council's weekly meeting. Swan, 62, collapsed in the council chambers at about 9 a.m. Paramedics administered to Swan for about 20 minutes but were unable to revive him. A native of Brooklyn, Swan was well-known at City Hall.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2000
* Online grocery service Webvan Group Inc. announced the resignation of Mark X. Zaleski, senior vice president of area operations, and the appointment of Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan as chief operating officer. Shares of Foster City, Calif.-based Webvan closed down 13 cents at $2.63 on Nasdaq. Webvan said Zaleski would be joining a European Internet firm as chief operating officer.
NEWS
May 15, 1989
Eight explorers reached the North Pole after 600 miles on skis, but an expedition spokeswoman said the team could be in peril because of thin ice and low visibility. "They've reached the pole," Tracy Carpenter of the Icewalk Expedition said in Ottawa, the Canadian capital. "Now the next job is getting them out. The visibility is bad and the ice is rough and thin." She said there was concern about when a Twin Otter aircraft could reach the explorers. The eight-member team, led by British adventurer Robert Swan, is seeking to draw attention to global pollution but has run into rougher conditions than expected.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1986
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., an international accounting and consulting firm, said the following were promoted to partners in the Los Angeles office: Robert A. Swan, private business advisory services; Alan D. Orechwa, audit; Robert E. Goldstein, tax; Vanessa C. L. Chang, management consulting. Also promoted were Eric L. Openshaw and Frederick N. Heidorn as principals in management consulting.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2001 | Bloomberg News
TRW Inc. named as chief financial officer Robert Swan, who as chief executive shut down Internet grocer Webvan Group Inc. earlier this month. Swan joined Webvan in October 1999 after 14 years at General Electric Co., where he served as chief financial officer of General Electric's GE Lighting unit and held other financial jobs at GE Medical Systems and GE Transportation Systems. Swan was named Webvan's chief executive in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1991
A couple was charged Thursday with 20 violations of various city codes for maintaining slum conditions at a Central City hotel they own. Robert K. Swan, 60, and his wife, Konstanza, 56, of Pasadena face a pending arraignment in Los Angeles Municipal Court. Deputy City Atty. Richard Bobb said the misdemeanor charges stem from sub-standard conditions at their four-story, 68-room hotel at 560 S. Gladys Ave.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2001 | From Associated Press
George T. Shaheen, one of the first "old economy" chief executives to defect to a "new economy" upstart, resigned Friday from the helm of cash-starved online grocer Webvan Group Inc. Shaheen, 56, stepped down after concluding that "a different kind of executive is needed to lead the company at this time," according to a statement by the company. Shaheen wasn't available for interviews Friday, Webvan spokesman Bud Grebey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1989
Robert Swan is going out for a walk March 1, a little stroll of 500 miles across the Arctic ice pack to the North Pole. Should his seven-man team complete the trek from Cape Columbia on Ellesmere Island to the pole, Swan will become the first person to walk to both ends of the Earth. In 1986 he led an expedition 883 miles following the path of Robert F. Scott to the South Pole.
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