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December 13, 1988 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Daniel H. Ridder, chairman of the Long Beach Press Telegram, testified Monday at his stepson's trial for attempted murder that the young man "lost all direction and became very unhappy" after he realized that he would not be a professional tennis player. "Tennis was his whole life," a tearful Ridder said of his 24-year-old stepson, Bradley Ackerman, who never fulfilled the promise he had shown as a national teen-age tennis champion. "He started talking about whether life was worth living or not."
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May 17, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
After two months of mostly polite dialogue among the five Republican candidates vying for the open seat in the 58th Assembly District, candidate Thomas J. Mays ignited a feud Wednesday by charging that two of his opponents are controlled by special interests. Mays' attack prompted his Huntington Beach opponent, Peter von Elten, to say: "I think he's got a hell of a lot of nerve to make accusations about me. I think Tom is becoming a little hysterical now."
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May 17, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
After two months of mostly polite dialogue among the five Republican candidates vying for the open seat in the 58th Assembly District, candidate Thomas J. Mays ignited a feud Wednesday by charging that two of his opponents are controlled by special interests. Mays' attack prompted his Huntington Beach opponent, Peter von Elten, to say: "I think he's got a hell of a lot of nerve to make accusations about me. I think Tom is becoming a little hysterical now."
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December 13, 1988 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Daniel H. Ridder, chairman of the Long Beach Press Telegram, testified Monday at his stepson's trial for attempted murder that the young man "lost all direction and became very unhappy" after he realized that he would not be a professional tennis player. "Tennis was his whole life," a tearful Ridder said of his 24-year-old stepson, Bradley Ackerman, who never fulfilled the promise he had shown as a national teen-age tennis champion. "He started talking about whether life was worth living or not."
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May 13, 1990
Candidates for the 58th Assembly District seat will speak during a forum on Monday. All eight candidates have been invited to speak and answer questions from the audience. The candidates are Democrats Joel Bishop and Luanne Pryor, Libertarian Scott Stier and Republicans Seymour Alban, Jeffrey A. Kellogg, Tom Mays and Peter von Elten. The forum will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception, at the FHP Long Beach Senior Center, 628 Alamitos Ave.
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March 10, 2008 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Julie Alban still grimaces when she passes her old bedroom. "This is where I crawled down the hallway to call 911," she explains, pushing her wheelchair along the polished wooden floor. "I had to pull my whole body with my arms. My elbows were all bloody." What happened that morning 20 years ago altered the course of her life and set the stage for most of what would come.
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December 8, 1988 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Bradley Ackerman, newspaper heir accused of attempting to murder his girlfriend, was described by his defense attorney Wednesday as a compulsive gambler and Valium user who unintentionally shot Julie Alban while he was trying to kill himself. "There is very little question about what happened," attorney Anthony Murray said during opening arguments of Ackerman's trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. "Bradley fired the gun, and what resulted is a profound and irreversible tragedy.
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March 23, 1990 | DAVE LESHER
Candidate Peter von Elten had the largest bankroll in a field of five Republicans seeking the nomination to replace retiring Assemblyman Dennis Brown in the 58th Assembly District, according to financial-disclosure statements filed Thursday. Von Elten's campaign showed a total of $65,197 raised so far. Huntington Beach Mayor Thomas J. Mays was the only other candidate who reported any money raised since Brown's surprise announcement March 5 that he would not seek reelection.
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July 21, 1994
Long Beach resident Barbara Newton was elected president of the Assistance League of Long Beach. Newton, director of the London Brass Rubbing Centre at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, is also an honorary board member of the Long Beach Day Nursery. * Dr. Seymour Alban and Donald Barney will serve on the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors. Alban, an orthopedic surgeon, and Barney, owner of Barney's Family Restaurant in Long Beach, were appointed to four-year terms.
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December 22, 1988 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
At one end of the Los Angeles courtroom sat the Albans, looking grim and determined. Hunkered uncomfortably in her wheelchair, Julie Alban, 23, trembled when the prosecuting attorney held up the gun whose bullet had severed her spinal cord. Her mother took her hand. Opposite them across the aisle, looking equally distressed, sat the Ridder/Ackerman clan with Bradley Ackerman seeming especially intent on avoiding the gaze of the former girlfriend he had shot in the back.
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May 25, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seymour Alban, the best-financed candidate in the race to replace Assemblyman Dennis Brown, was assailed Thursday by two of his opponents, who charged during a campaign forum that he has distorted their records in "hit pieces" mailed to the district's voters. In the final debate of a hard-fought campaign in the 58th Assembly District's Republican primary, candidates Thomas J. Mays and Jeffrey A. Kellogg said Alban mailed literature to voters that contained "lies" about them.
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June 11, 1988 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
The stepson of a prominent Long Beach newspaper executive was arrested Friday for allegedly shooting his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. Bradley D. Ackerman, 23, stepson of Long Beach Press-Telegram Chairman Daniel H. Ridder, was placed under police guard at St. Mary's Hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest. Long Beach police said Ackerman shot Julie K. Alban in the back about 7 a.m. Wednesday while she slept, then shot himself.
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