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.
November 28, 1986 |
To novelist Roderick Thorp, Los Angeles is a smog-wrapped can of worms. It's a city where murder, mayhem, malice, avarice, dark conspiracies and justifiable paranoia are as common as freeway gridlock. At least that's the impression created by Thorp's latest novel, "Rainbow Drive" (Summit: $18.95), an "urban thriller" about law enforcement, drugs, wealth, show business and rampant corruption in Los Angeles, released this September.
October 30, 1986 |
USX Chairman David M. Roderick met Wednesday with investor Carl C. Icahn, who has an 11.4% stake in the giant steel and oil company, in the latest of a series of sessions the two have held concerning Icahn's $8-billion proposal to acquire USX. In comments made here before he left for the latest session in New York, Roderick characterized the discussions as "still friendly." Even so, USX has prepared itself for a fight. USX's cash reserve now stands at $2.
April 5, 1986
"I'm using this film as a sort of audition," said Carrie Snodgress, "so the industry can see what I look like. People are always asking my agent, 'How is she?' 'Is she all right?' Well, the answer is yes." Fifteen years ago Snodgress won over the toughest critics with her performance in Frank and Eleanor Perry's "Diary of a Mad Housewife." With her husky voice and coldish manner, she was hailed as a new Margaret Sullavan and a possible successor to Carole Lombard.
November 23, 1985 |
"I'm being urged to move here," said Nicol Williamson, sitting back in his Los Angeles hotel suite and sipping champagne. "My new agents seem to think it's the right time; that I'd get good parts. But I don't know."