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December 6, 1987 | PAUL ROSENFIELD
Some junior and senior editors were sitting around an apostrophe-shaped table at a major publishing house, picking brains. The idea was to find the quintessential Hollywood book of the '70s, combining business and glamour and stardom. A coffee-table book, maybe, with photos from private lives. Or perhaps an oral history? Or simply a guide to power? Inevitably a bright young editor said the name "Sue Mengers." And the room stopped cold. "Sue Mengers!" shrieked one of the others.
November 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Archbishop John Quinn has announced he is taking a sabbatical leave because of stress. Quinn, 58, spiritual leader of 375,000 Roman Catholics in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties the last 10 years, left for a "retreat setting" and gave no indication when he would return, officials said. Msgr. Francis Lacey, the vicar general of the archdiocese, will assume most of Quinn's duties.
October 29, 1987 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
Give a show a little negative attention and look what happens. When Ray Loynd sounded the alarm in last week's Stage Watch about plummeting attendance at Los Angeles theaters, one production at least--a "Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Westwood Playhouse, set to close last Sunday for lack of funds and audiences--found just the attention it needed.
February 26, 1987 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
If Gregg Popovich were a professor of theology, he might have chosen to spend a sabbatical year in Jerusalem. If he were a professor of archeology, he might have gone to an excavation site in Africa. But Popovich felt that the best way to improve in his field was to visit the tobacco fields of North Carolina and the wheat fields of Kansas.
March 30, 1986
Enough already! Back-to-back pledge drives on KUSC and then KCET. If anything, it's a real turn-off for me. I don't watch and I don't listen. I use that time as a sabbatical and gorge myself on junk TV. Hey, some of those commercials are darned good, and entertaining! Mrs. M. Pressman, Beverly Hills
January 25, 1986
A Pierce College professor attempting to return to teaching early from a one-year sabbatical was arrested by campus police Thursday evening on suspicion of disturbing the peace, Los Angeles police said. Donald Anderson, 51, professor of philosophy, was physically removed from a humanities class after he allegedly tried to disturb the class and then refused to leave when asked to do so, said Detective Paul Stewart of the Police Department's West Valley station.
September 29, 1985 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
After four hectic, pressure-ridden years at Xerox--first as a service manager and then as a customer representative--Merlyn Thompson needed a breather. It wasn't that the 42-year-old Los Angeles woman couldn't handle the 9-to-5 routine. She simply wanted a chance to explore the world beyond her office cubicle and avoid getting burned out on a job that she enjoyed.
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