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September 1, 1990 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Irvine resident Suzanne Baker, a junior at Cal State Fullerton, was named the first recipient of the Rachel Carson Scholarship Award in Conservation Biology. Carson, the author of "Silent Spring," was one of the first to bring attention to the effects on the environment of the use of DDT, a toxic pesticide. Baker, a naturalist who cares for animals at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, also acquaints the public with the canyon's wild habitats. Gail I.
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September 1, 1989 | Herbert J. Vida
Martha Winslow has been named house manager of the Orange County Ronald McDonald House in Orange, which will house families of children undergoing treatment for illnesses at Childrens Hospital of Orange County. Winslow, who has worked nine years with the Orange County Welfare Department, will manage the day-to-day operations of the house, which will open this fall. She also will assist families staying there and recruit and train volunteers. Winslow, born in Battle Creek, Mich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1989 | Herbert J. Vida
Molly Rosen, 17, of San Juan Capistrano is attending Wrangler-in-Training at the 14,000-acre Girl Scout National Center West in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. She was one of 12 Girl Scouts selected nationwide for the program. The two-week event, which includes horseback riding, photography and exploration of the canyons and mesas that make up National Center West, ends Aug. 19. The program is designed to train the Scouts to work with others in a camp riding program and to teach riding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1989 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Michelle Cora, 25, of Mission Viejo; Holly Evans, 23, of Cypress; Jennifer Faust, 22, of Anaheim, and Teresa Gregory, 21, of Rowland Heights have been named finalists for the 1990 Ambassador of the World title at Disneyland in Anaheim. Disneyland said the ambassador, accompanied by Disney characters, travels the world to bring the message of happiness to children of all ages in hospitals and care facilities. The winner will be announced Oct.
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January 21, 1994 | MIMI KO
Jane Kim wants to become an athletic trainer. The 12-year-old made her career choice Thursday at a conference held at Cal State Fullerton to introduce teen-agers to math- and science-related professions. "I always see guys in the physical education training field, but now I see we're equal and I can do it too," said Jane, a student at D. Russell Parks Junior High School in Fullerton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1990 | HERBERT J. VIDA
One recent Sunday afternoon, Tom Cook's musical cup ran over. In fact, he and a hardy band of 200 churchgoers spent three hours singing nearly 100 hymns and verses at La Habra United Methodist Church. "Our congregation and others like it aren't singing as much as they did," said Cook, 72, who pieced together a "Hymn-a-thon," both for the fun of it and to raise money for the church, which had a $900 shortfall in its songbook budget.
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December 22, 1996 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most people would see a tragedy in the life of James Black, a tall, handsome 27-year-old with a dazzling smile, who works full time and goes to college, who loves the beach, has dozens of friends and plays serious volleyball. Black, of Huntington Beach, was struck by a suspected drunk driver just before Thanksgiving and fell into a coma. His parents, advised that he probably would not live, took the first flight from Portland, Ore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1988 | Herbert J. Vida
Costa Mesa resident Abner Garrison, 69, blind for nearly 20 years, has won a first-place award for designing and building special tools and devices for the disabled. Garrison won over 75 other entrants in the Celebrity Senior Contest sponsored by FHP Inc., a health maintenance organization with corporate offices in Fountain Valley. Garrison taught himself to use a drill press, power saw, belt sander, lathe and other machinery in his garage.
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July 27, 2000 | ANN CONWAY
No need to hire a sitter. The accent was on family at the Luau for Life benefit for the Hoag Cancer Center. Not only were children invited to join their parents at the second annual fund-raiser at the Hyatt Newporter Inn, they participated in each phase of the event--from the island punch they sipped during the cocktail reception to the backpacks, T-shirts and wallets they bid upon during the silent auction.
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