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April 7, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
Sharon Rogers, wife of Vincennes skipper Will Rogers III, has told administrators of La Jolla Country Day School that their contract offer seeking her return to the classroom is "completely inadequate" and, instead, is demanding immediate reinstatement as a fourth-grade teacher, The Times learned Thursday. School administrators have not allowed Rogers to teach on the campus since March 10, when her van exploded as she drove to work.
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March 3, 1991 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities have shelved an investigation into the bombing of a van belonging to Navy Capt. Will Rogers III and have all but ruled out the possibility that terrorists planted the bomb two years ago this month, sources told The Times last week. Officials in Washington and in California said investigators remain unable to develop a lead solid enough to support charges in the bombing.
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March 22, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH and RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writers
Sharon Rogers wanted to stay on in her job as a teacher at the La Jolla Country Day School after a bomb blast destroyed her van on the way to work, but was fired by school officials in what was announced as a "mutual decision," according to sources who have spoken with her and her husband, Capt. Will C. Rogers III, commander of the guided missile cruiser Vincennes.
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March 4, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A year ago, on even the simplest of trips, such as to the local pharmacy in La Jolla, Sharon Rogers was surrounded by Navy and federal bodyguards, men with guns and walkie-talkies sitting in her car, walking through the store and prowling the sidewalk outside.
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March 28, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writers
In a reversal of their earlier position, officials at La Jolla Country Day School said Monday that they are inviting Sharon Rogers, wife of Navy Capt. Will Rogers III, to return to work in fall for the next school year.
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March 23, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writers
Sharon Rogers has sent a letter to the parents of each of her former students at the La Jolla Country Day School saying she did not pose a security risk and had planned to return to the school but was "terminated" by school officials. A school official, who asked not to be named, told The Times on Wednesday that the wife of Navy Capt.
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March 28, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writers
Officials at La Jolla Country Day School reversed themselves Monday and said they are inviting Sharon Rogers, wife of Navy Capt. Will Rogers III, to work for the school again next year.
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March 26, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
Speaking slowly and thoughtfully, Sharon Rogers described the horror of barely escaping from her exploding van, of the unfolding drama that has forever changed her life and cost her her teaching job, and of the danger of America turning up its hands at international terrorism. She spoke of hearing an explosion around her vehicle, of smelling smoke, and of working quickly to unbuckle her seat belt and get out of the burning van.
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April 1, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
La Jolla Country Day School will be safe and secure when classes resume next week at the end of spring break, the headmaster assured parents and faculty in a letter mailed Friday. A school spokesman said the school is softening its stand on rehiring teacher Sharon Rogers for next year.
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March 17, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writers
Over concerns that her presence poses a safety risk, the wife of Vincennes skipper Will Rogers III will quit her fourth-grade teaching post at the exclusive private school where she has taught for 12 years, school officials announced Thursday. "To ensure the safety of the children, the confidence of the parents and the integrity of the educational environment of La Jolla Country Day School, Mrs.
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November 10, 1989
Timothy Burns, longtime headmaster at La Jolla Country Day School, on Thursday told the faculty that he plans to resign to return to the Los Angeles area and pursue other career opportunities. As director of the private school for almost 10 years, Burns' tenure was perhaps best known for his decisions earlier this year that led to an arrangement in which Sharon Rogers ended her relationship as a fourth-grade teacher at the school. The wife of Navy Capt.
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October 22, 1989
Sharon Rogers continues to be victimized. She first suffered through her husband's accidental downing of an Iranian airbus and the subsequent investigation. She then barely escaped serious injury or death when the van she was driving was bombed--a seemingly deliberate attempt to end her life. She was forced from her job (as a supposed threat to the students at the private school at which she taught for several years). And now she has to suffer through very public allegations of her husband's extramarital affairs.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Times Staff Writers
The unfolding saga surrounding the San Diego bombing earlier this year of Sharon Rogers' van took a bizarre twist Friday with published allegations by a Georgia pilot that Navy Capt. Will Rogers III was involved in an extramarital affair that may have furnished a motive for him to try to kill his wife. However, the allegations, published in a San Diego newspaper, were quickly attacked by the estranged wife of the pilot, H. George Marxmiller.
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October 7, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Times Staff Writers
The unfolding saga surrounding the San Diego bombing earlier this year of Sharon Rogers' van took a bizarre twist Friday with published allegations by a Georgia pilot that Navy Capt. Will Rogers III was involved in an extramarital affair that may have furnished a motive for him to try to kill his wife. However, the allegations, published in a San Diego newspaper, were quickly attacked by the estranged wife of the pilot, H. George Marxmiller.
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October 4, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. citizen who has emerged as a suspect in the bombing of a van belonging to Navy Capt. Will Rogers III has told The Times that although he is being closely interrogated by federal law enforcement officials, he is not responsible for the March 10 bombing that nearly killed Rogers' wife. "I didn't do it and I don't know who did it," said H. George Marxmiller, a former Navy flier and commercial pilot for Eastern Airlines who now lives in Lake Oconee, Ga. "But they suspect I know who did it.
NEWS
October 1, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Times Staff Writers
Federal investigators probing the bombing last March of a van driven by the wife of the skipper of the Navy guided missile cruiser Vincennes have turned their attention away from international terrorism and toward an American believed to have a personal grudge against the captain, The Times has learned. The bombing drew national attention because of the possibility that it was terrorist retribution for the mistaken downing of an Iranian commercial jetliner by the Vincennes, commanded by Capt.
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April 2, 1989 | GUILFORD DUDLEY III, Guilford Dudley III is a psychotherapist in Del Mar and formerly was associate dean of students at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Brooks School, a preparatory school in North Andover, Mass.
The firing of Sharon Rogers by La Jolla Country Day School dramatizes issues that are far more global and frightening than the mere narcissism and ineptitude of one school administration. The first issue pertains to private school education in general.
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March 26, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
Speaking slowly and thoughtfully, Sharon Rogers described the horror of barely escaping from her exploding van, of the unfolding drama that has forever changed her life and cost her her teaching job, and of the danger of America turning up its hands to international terrorism. She spoke of hearing an explosion around her vehicle, of smelling smoke and of working quickly to unbuckle her seat belt and get out of the van.
NEWS
May 28, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
Capt. Will C. Rogers III was awarded the Legion of Merit, a top military honor, on Saturday as he stepped down from command of the Vincennes. Rogers was given the award for his performance as commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser, which became the focus of international controversy last July when it mistakenly shot down an Iranian airliner in the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard. He has been reassigned to shore duty at the Point Loma Tactical Development and Training Group in what Navy officials describe as a routine transfer.
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May 28, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
Capt. Will C. Rogers III was awarded the Legion of Merit on Saturday, a top military honor, as he stepped down from command of the Vincennes, a guided-missile cruiser. He has been reassigned to shore duty in what Navy officials describe as a routine transfer. The Vincennes created an international furor last July when it mistakenly shot down an Iranian airliner in the Persian Gulf during a firefight with seven Iranian gunboats, killing all 290 people on the plane. Speaking from the deck of the ship, Rogers lashed out against the "rabid ideology" of terrorists and the "lack of courage" of those who give in to terrorist actions.
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