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September 10, 2000
Bob "Shamrock" Shannon, 79, longtime radio and television announcer. Shannon began working as a radio announcer in his hometown of West Allis, Wis., in 1938, while he was still in high school. He got his big break at WTMJ in Milwaukee announcing for Heinie and the Grenadiers, a locally well-known polka band. He came to Hollywood after military service in World War II and was a CBS network announcer in the late 1940s.
February 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Claude Shannon, considered to be the father of modern digital communications and information theory, has died. Shannon, professor emeritus at MIT, died Saturday at a Massachusetts nursing home after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A distant relative of Thomas Edison, Shannon was affiliated with Bell Laboratories from 1941 to 1972, during which time he wrote the landmark paper "A Mathematical Theory of Communication."
February 27, 1991
Leland M. Shannon, 63, dean of the Graduate Division and Office of Research Affairs at UC Riverside and a recognized expert on plant biochemistry. He became dean in 1980 and served until his death. During his tenure, research grants increased from $13 million to more than $23 million annually. He came to UC Riverside in 1957 as an associate professor of chemistry from UCLA, where he held a similar post.
October 1, 1988
William V. Shannon, 61, a journalist and college professor who served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland under President Jimmy Carter. "His experience in foreign affairs and as a journalist and writer and editorial writer for The New York Times brought not only a vast experience, but a very high level of achievement to bear in his classes," said Boston University President John Silber.
January 29, 1991
The widow of singer Del Shannon has sued Eli Lilly & Co., claiming an antidepressant drug made by the pharmaceutical giant led to her husband's suicide last year in his Santa Clarita home. The Superior Court suit filed by LeAnne Westover seeks unspecified punitive damages and contends that the Indianapolis-based firm failed to warn the public and medical community about possible side effects of the drug Prozac.
December 19, 1999 | MARK EHRMAN
"Selecting a person to be on 'Wheel of Fortune' could potentially change their lives," says Shannon Bobillo, contestant coordinator for the 20-years-running game show. "They could win all this money. It could get them out of debt or a better place to live, or it could just get a new start in life." That also leads to the only negative in what this 27-year-old, who advanced from receptionist, considers a dream job.
January 7, 2009 | Susan King
Michael Shannon is a big, imposing guy (whose head may weigh a whopping 15 pounds if one is to believe Internet biographies) who has played a lot of intense, imposing characters in such films as "Bug," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "Shotgun Stories." In "Revolutionary Road," Sam Mendes' film about 1950s angst, Shannon cranks up the intensity to almost uncomfortable levels.
April 16, 1997
The Chaminade High baseball team has dedicated its season to Shannon Simons, a Chaminade sophomore who died in a car accident last Thursday. Simons, a cheerleader at Chaminade, was the girlfriend of junior varsity baseball player Jordan Hoff. The players will wear white tape on their ankles to symbolize their dedication. "Everyone said she was a great kid," Chaminade Coach Scott Drootin said. "This is a very tight-knit school and the guys felt they should do something."
February 13, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Shannon J. Wall, a former president of the National Maritime Union who lobbied for veterans status for men who sailed on merchant ships during World War II, has died. He was 87. Wall died of complications related to old age Feb. 2 at his home in Sequim, Wash., said his daughter, Maureen Hope Wall. Although about 250,000 merchant seamen were pressed into combat-style duty during World War II, the U.S. did not recognize them as veterans until more than four decades later.
March 17, 1988
John Mayberry, who coached Kennedy High School to the Southern Section 3-A basketball title this season, will coach the North team in the 23rd annual Orange County high school all-star boys' basketball game this June. Bill Shannon of Woodbridge, which reached the 3-A final this season, will coach the South team in the game, which will be played June 25 in the Bren Center on the campus of UC Irvine.
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