CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1995 |
For 12 years, Bonnie Burke's faith in her Santa Ana psychiatrist held fast, even as her physical strength waned from a chronic muscle disorder she believed was all in her mind. In 1978, Dr. Roderick D. Ponath had diagnosed her condition as a "hysterical neurosis" disorder.
October 30, 1994 |
The vampire is a fascinating creature. For hundreds of years it has haunted the human imagination, bringing plague and a hideous sort of living death to its victims. It is both terrifying and seductive, speaking to fantasies of sexual surrender, to unconscious desires to offer one's body to a strong predatory figure that can melt all resistance with the sheer passion of its need. For a creature capable of inspiring such universal dread, the vampire's origins are surprisingly humble.
August 20, 1990 |
Roderick Cook, the actor-singer who took a penetrating look at 40 of Sir Noel Coward's most memorable melodies in the durable revue "Oh Coward!," which he created and starred in throughout the 1970s and early '80s, has died at home in Los Angeles. His business manager, Dan V.
April 30, 1990 |
Oklahoma State athletic director Myron Roderick announced his resignation today to become president of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The resignation is effective June 30. "It is with mixed emotions that I make this decision," Roderick, 55, said in a statement issued through the school's sports information department.
December 9, 1989 |
People around the Van Nuys courthouse are joking that they should hire a sound truck and drive it up and down the seamiest part of Sepulveda Boulevard to publicize bailiff Roderick (Mac) MacPherson's retirement party. So many prostitutes, heroin addicts and other criminals would want to come to the party, all crime would probably stop for hours, they say.
June 30, 1989 |
More John of Gaunt than Falstaff, more scrawny Ghost of Christmas Future than jolly ol' St. Nick, Roderick Cook has been substituting for Dom DeLuise--whose mother is critically ill in New York--since June 17 in Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. DeLuise was Public Opinion, a Greek-chorus figure representing the composer's cynical view of hypocrisy. In the original 1985 English National Opera production, the character resembled British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
May 30, 1989 |
David M. Roderick, the No. 1 man at USX Corp., will retire Wednesday after 10 years as chairman during one of the most tumultuous chapters in the steelmaker's 88-year history. Roderick, 65, presided over the nation's largest steel company during the decade in which USX closed more than 140 steel facilities, sold $6 billion in assets and wrote off $3 billion in losses. Roderick also weathered criticism for spending $10 billion to buy Marathon Oil Co. and Texas Oil & Gas Corp.
May 10, 1989 |
For Roderick Hills, one of the newly appointed outside directors meant to oversee investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., the acceptance of a top legal job in Washington recently has sparked a few barbs from his friends. Hills was named in late April as head of the Washington office of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, a prominent New York-based law firm. He said the twin appointments have brought a few jokes from his colleagues. "They keep asking 'did you think you needed 200 lawyers?
December 28, 1986 |
Even in Hollywood where life is cheap, and sometimes less than that, there's something odd about this multiple murder. Not simply because it's so awkward for Mike Gallagher, acting head of homicide, Hollywood Division--it is, after all, sticky to have all hell breaking loose like that almost across the street where he, in defiance of police policy, is shacked up with a beautiful German film director.