December 21, 1987 |
President Reagan will name Vaughn R. Walker to succeed Spencer M. Williams as federal judge for the Northern District of California, the White House announced.
February 27, 1993 |
Dorian Harewood will be the host of Sunday's "City View," which will feature the two-part documentary "Fade to Black: A History of African-American Film." The film, at 5:30 p.m. on KABC-TV Channel 7, covers the early work of such performers as Hattie McDaniel ("Gone With the Wind"), Eddie Anderson ("The Jack Benny Show") and Spencer Williams Jr. ("Amos 'n' Andy").
February 28, 1985
A Santa Clara man who reportedly testified before a federal grand jury in the case of James Harper, who was sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to sell missile secrets to Poland, failed to appear in San Francisco federal court for his own sentencing on filing false income tax returns. Attorney William Butler said John Stouffer had not been seen for almost three weeks and called the disappearance mysterious. U.S. District Judge Spencer Williams ordered Stouffer's $25,000 bail forfeited.
February 15, 2012 |
Amid shifts in the gum industry, a bit of Americana might be going away — the colorful gum balls once sold for a penny from machines at drugstores, arcades and supermarkets. The main problem with the classic, round gum balls is that although they're available in many flavors and colors, almost all of them have one thing in common — a heavy dose of sugar. Long the scourge of dentists, this product has come in for a drubbing at a time when child obesity has focused attention on sweets.
January 10, 1991 |
Filmmakers' Portraits Exhibited: Twelve African-American filmmakers are being honored in an exhibit of portraits that opens to the public Saturday and runs until Feb. 3, at the California Afro-American Museum in Los Angeles' Exposition Park. Honorees are Madeline Anderson, St. Clair Bourne, Charles Burnett, Ossie Davis, William Greaves, Charles Lane, Spike Lee, Michelle Parkerson and Melvin Van Peebles, plus deceased filmmakers Oscar Micheaux, Kathleen Collins Prettyman and Spencer Williams.
February 5, 1996
"The Black Experience in Cinema," a monthlong airing of 22 films on cable's Turner Classic Movies, kicks off Tuesday with a salute to MGM legend Lena Horne. The evening features six of her movies, including "Panama Hattie" (1942) and "Cabin in the Sky" (1943). The Tuesday night showcases, in celebration of Black History Month, continue Feb. 13 with a look at African American film stars: Paul Robeson, Dorothy Dandridge and Sammy Davis Jr.; Feb. 20 will feature films starring Sidney Poitier; Feb.