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January 1, 2003 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
Hale E. Dougherty, the Orange County physician whose sly sense of humor and entrepreneurial spirit inspired him and his wife to market a Spiro Agnew wristwatch that unexpectedly took the nation by storm in the early 1970s, has died of cancer. He was 71. He died Friday at his Laguna Niguel home. Dougherty's watch -- which lampooned Richard Nixon's first vice president and retailed for $14.95 -- became a fashion statement for political insiders and celebrities during turbulent times.
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June 30, 2012
Doris Singleton Actress worked with Lucille Ball Doris Singleton, 92, an actress best known for playing Lucy's friend Caroline Appleby on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy," died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, according to her nephew Henry Isaacs. Singleton, who was married for 61 years to comedy writer Charles Isaacs, worked in radio as an actress and singer before moving into television in the early 1950s. Besides her recurring part on "I Love Lucy," she had guest roles on several of Lucille Ball's later TV series, as well as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "My Three Sons," "Hogan's Heroes," "All in the Family," and other comedies and dramas.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1990 | LAURIE OCHOA
Cafe Athens is a '90s version of a Greek family restaurant. Instead of cramming its walls with black-and-white glossies of the owner's favorite Greek celebrities, Cafe Athens art-directed its Greek pride: Along the top of one wall you see the names CASSAVETES . . . DUKAKIS . . . STAMOS in bold teal letters; larger-than life, teal-tinted photos of other famous Greeks and Greek-Americans (of course, Maria Callas) appear around the room.
OPINION
April 23, 2012 | By Joshua Spivak
With Mitt Romney all but officially anointed the Republican presidential nominee, the national political narrative now turns to the "Veepstakes": who Romney will choose for his running mate. From a policy point of view, this is arguably the most important decision Romney will make in his presidential race. The importance of the vice president is not for electoral reasons - even the most disastrous choices have been found to have a negligible impact on the electorates' voting decision.
NEWS
September 18, 1996 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spiro T. Agnew, who earned an enduring but unenviable niche in American history as the first vice president forced to resign in disgrace, died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Berlin, Md. He was 77. The cause of death was not revealed. A desk clerk at English Towers in Ocean City, where Agnew had an apartment, said that the former vice president was transported to a nearby hospital by volunteer firefighters from Ocean City about 3 p.m. EDT.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989
Ironic The Times would publish an article on fighting crime by Mr. Law and Order--I don't remember, my goal was to protect the presidency--Ed Meese. Strange, too, the number of characters who've flown the flag of law and order: Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, et al. RENE ELFER Whittier
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1988
How exciting that Orange County will have the library of a President who resigned in disgrace! I hope the library will include all the material on his Watergate involvement, his "enemies" list and his "secret plan" to end the Vietnam War. He might also want to include his data on his opposition to racial equality and his selection of that great American, Spiro Agnew, as his vice president. RAY KOVITZ Mission Viejo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990
I continue to be amazed! When will these politicians learn that we the people put them in office or remove them from office? On Oct. 10, I was one of the 20 or so people who demonstrated against Paula Boland, the Republican candidate for the 38th Assembly District. Boland and her anti-choice position are the reasons that I--a registered Republican since 1958--have re-registered as a Democrat. To quote Boland: Her position on abortion is "a dumb story. I've given all the time I'm going to give those airheads down there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2012
Doris Singleton Actress worked with Lucille Ball Doris Singleton, 92, an actress best known for playing Lucy's friend Caroline Appleby on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy," died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, according to her nephew Henry Isaacs. Singleton, who was married for 61 years to comedy writer Charles Isaacs, worked in radio as an actress and singer before moving into television in the early 1950s. Besides her recurring part on "I Love Lucy," she had guest roles on several of Lucille Ball's later TV series, as well as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "My Three Sons," "Hogan's Heroes," "All in the Family," and other comedies and dramas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2003 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
Hale E. Dougherty, the Orange County physician whose sly sense of humor and entrepreneurial spirit inspired him and his wife to market a Spiro Agnew wristwatch that unexpectedly took the nation by storm in the early 1970s, has died of cancer. He was 71. He died Friday at his Laguna Niguel home. Dougherty's watch -- which lampooned Richard Nixon's first vice president and retailed for $14.95 -- became a fashion statement for political insiders and celebrities during turbulent times.
NEWS
September 18, 1996 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spiro T. Agnew, who earned an enduring but unenviable niche in American history as the first vice president forced to resign in disgrace, died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Berlin, Md. He was 77. The cause of death was not revealed. A desk clerk at English Towers in Ocean City, where Agnew had an apartment, said that the former vice president was transported to a nearby hospital by volunteer firefighters from Ocean City about 3 p.m. EDT.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990
I continue to be amazed! When will these politicians learn that we the people put them in office or remove them from office? On Oct. 10, I was one of the 20 or so people who demonstrated against Paula Boland, the Republican candidate for the 38th Assembly District. Boland and her anti-choice position are the reasons that I--a registered Republican since 1958--have re-registered as a Democrat. To quote Boland: Her position on abortion is "a dumb story. I've given all the time I'm going to give those airheads down there.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1990 | LAURIE OCHOA
Cafe Athens is a '90s version of a Greek family restaurant. Instead of cramming its walls with black-and-white glossies of the owner's favorite Greek celebrities, Cafe Athens art-directed its Greek pride: Along the top of one wall you see the names CASSAVETES . . . DUKAKIS . . . STAMOS in bold teal letters; larger-than life, teal-tinted photos of other famous Greeks and Greek-Americans (of course, Maria Callas) appear around the room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989
Ironic The Times would publish an article on fighting crime by Mr. Law and Order--I don't remember, my goal was to protect the presidency--Ed Meese. Strange, too, the number of characters who've flown the flag of law and order: Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, et al. RENE ELFER Whittier
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1986 | MICHAEL SEILER, Times Staff Writer
Benjamin Spock at 82 is a bit more pessimistic than he used to be. We who were raised by his book--all of us post-World War II baby-boomers--have let him down. Just a little. We haven't changed a sick, materialistic society. We haven't marched on Washington and demanded that all nuclear weapons be ground into dust. We've taken our own children, born in a naturally open and happy state, and turned them into grasping, demanding violent teen-agers and adults. But Dr. Spock still loves us.
OPINION
April 23, 2012 | By Joshua Spivak
With Mitt Romney all but officially anointed the Republican presidential nominee, the national political narrative now turns to the "Veepstakes": who Romney will choose for his running mate. From a policy point of view, this is arguably the most important decision Romney will make in his presidential race. The importance of the vice president is not for electoral reasons - even the most disastrous choices have been found to have a negligible impact on the electorates' voting decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1988
How exciting that Orange County will have the library of a President who resigned in disgrace! I hope the library will include all the material on his Watergate involvement, his "enemies" list and his "secret plan" to end the Vietnam War. He might also want to include his data on his opposition to racial equality and his selection of that great American, Spiro Agnew, as his vice president. RAY KOVITZ Mission Viejo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1986 | MICHAEL SEILER, Times Staff Writer
Benjamin Spock at 82 is a bit more pessimistic than he used to be. We who were raised by his book--all of us post-World War II baby-boomers--have let him down. Just a little. We haven't changed a sick, materialistic society. We haven't marched on Washington and demanded that all nuclear weapons be ground into dust. We've taken our own children, born in a naturally open and happy state, and turned them into grasping, demanding violent teen-agers and adults. But Dr. Spock still loves us.
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