December 11, 1988 |
A 20-year-old man who spent $30,000 on a birthday bash last week has been charged with conspiracy to distribute 68 pounds of crack cocaine in what one official said may be the largest crack haul in the United States. Darryl (Little D) Reed "was the most feared drug dealer in Oakland," Russ Giuntini, Alameda County deputy district attorney, said Friday. In three years, Reed rose from street dealer to multimillionaire, according to Oakland narcotics Officer Ken Scott, who headed the investigation.
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September 22, 2004 |
Russ Meyer, a master of sexploitation filmmaking who was called "king of the nudies" or "King Leer" for such soft-core pornography classics as "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" and "Vixen," has died. He was 82. Meyer, who also directed the major studio release "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," died Saturday at his home in the Hollywood Hills, according to his company, RM Films International Inc. Spokeswoman Janice Cowart said Meyer had suffered from dementia and died of complications of pneumonia.
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October 13, 1989
Former fugitive Charles Russ was voluntarily extradited from Florida to San Diego on Thursday, to answer questions in the 1987 slaying of his wife, Pamela Russ. He will also stand trial on charges of defrauding his mother-in-law of her life's savings. The 39-year-old former Leucadia entrepreneur stepped off a commercial airliner at Lindbergh Field about 5:15 p.m.
December 31, 1990
Russ Coughlan, a 40-year San Francisco Bay Area broadcaster and one of the founders of Armed Forces Radio. Coughlan, who kept his age a mystery, spent over 30 years with ABC television and served as anchor of Channel 7's 6:30 a.m. news program before being named special assignment reporter in 1989. Coughlan began his broadcasting career in 1940 in Watsonville, Calif. During World War II, he served in the Pacific and helped found Armed Forces Radio.
September 30, 1997
Doris Stephens of San Clemente teamed with Louise Russ of Deerfield Beach, Fla., to win their first-round doubles match in the women's 65 doubles division of the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s National Senior Hardcourt championships Monday at the Newport Beach Tennis Club. Stephens and Russ defeated Carol McDonald of Newport Beach and Elise Steele of Irvine, 6-0, 6-2. Steele will play top-seeded Mary Boswell of Damascus, Md., in the first round of the 65 singles tournament today.
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August 27, 1989 |
A Florida woman believed to be the girlfriend of Charles (Chuck) Russ will appear Monday before a U.S. magistrate in Ft. Lauderdale on federal charges of harboring a fugitive. Alisa Noveshen, 20, is being held at the North Dade Detention Center pending the hearing. Noveshen, an Oakland native, was arrested Friday afternoon by FBI agents at the Hollywood Beach Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., where she works, according to William A. Gavin, head of the FBI's Miami office.
February 11, 1997 |
Hasbro Inc., maker of Mr. Potato Head and G.I. Joe dolls, has agreed in principle to acquire Cleveland-based Cap Toys Inc. and Petaluma-based OddzOn Products Inc. from Russ Berrie & Co. for $166 million, the companies said. Cap Toys markets dolls, novelty toys and candy. OddzOn is best known for its Koosh balls. "Our decision to sell is based on a strategic reevaluation of our business," said Russell Berrie, chairman and CEO of Oakland, N.J.-based Russ Berrie.
November 26, 1988 |
Russ Francis is in his 13th season in the National Football League. An All-American tight end at Oregon, Francis--6 feet 6 inches and 242 pounds--was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1975 draft. He made the all-pro team three times in six seasons with the Patriots, but Francis, a free-spirit who marches to the beat of his own Walkman, left pro football at 28 to become a pro wrestler.
April 7, 1999
Russ Parsons is the new editor of the Los Angeles Times Food section. Parsons, who has worked at The Times since 1991 and served for several years as deputy editor, writes the In the Kitchen and In Season columns. Before joining the Food section, Parsons was food editor at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. Before that, he edited the food section of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. Parsons replaces Laurie Ochoa, who had edited the section since 1993.
August 31, 2002
I love Vin Scully to death, but if I have to listen to him constantly remind us during a Dodger game about how many home runs Barry Bonds has hit in the Giants' game again, I think I'm going to throw up. Enough with the updates already. I couldn't care less how many homers Barry has. Brian Musgrove Moorpark