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October 6, 1986 | Associated Press
CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather was recuperating at home Sunday after being chased, beaten and kicked by two men as he walked along Park Avenue, a network official said. During the attack Saturday night, Rather fled into a Park Avenue building where a doorman pulled the two well-dressed attackers off him, police said. Their motive was unclear. A decision on whether Rather will return to work tonight has not yet been made, CBS spokeswoman Ramona Dunn said.
March 17, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON--A third person injured in last week's South by Southwest crash has died. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, had been treated at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where relatives announced her death Monday. “The Le family and care team are sorry to report that Sandy Le is deceased,” a spokeswoman said. A police spokeswoman confirmed the death. Le, of Pass Christian, Miss., was injured after being hit by a car outside the Mohawk nightclub last Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office told KVUE.
June 14, 1989 | From United Press International
Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford underwent cataract surgery on her right eye Tuesday. "Everything went fine," St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center spokeswoman Debra Gelbart said. Details of the surgery were not immediately available.
February 13, 2014 | By Anthony York
Lady Gaga has a new message for all of her “little monsters”: Save water. The five-time Grammy Award winner will soon be on the air with a public service announcement urging Californians to do their part to help with the state's drought. So how did Lady Gaga become the new face of drought awareness? It started when the “Poker Face” singer wanted to use Hearst Castle for what the Hearst Castle Foundation is calling "a special creative project. " The San Simeon estate, which is now a state park, is doing its part to help with the water crunch.
January 1, 1985
The first nationally televised Parade of Stars raised more than $10.1 million in pledges for the United Negro College Fund, a spokeswoman said in Los Angeles.
November 2, 1989 | Associated Press
A pilot escaped serious injury when he parachuted from his plane before it crashed about 50 miles from the Yuma Marine Corps Air Station, a spokeswoman said.
November 26, 1985 | Associated Press
A small military trainer aircraft crashed today in a rural area of Yuba County about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, but the pilots ejected and were not injured, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said. Forest Service officials said the plane, described as a T-37 Trainer, was from Mather Air Force Base. The spokeswoman said the craft went down near Bullards Bar Reservoir and was burning, but that the fire was not spreading.
February 2, 1985
KCBS-TV reported it is pulling from the air a commercial placed by the South Africa Tourist Bureau promoting travel in the racially divided country. A spokeswoman for the CBS-owned Los Angeles station Thursday said the 30-second ad initially was approved for broadcast and had been running sporadically during the last several weeks but that Channel 2 management had second thoughts and decided that the spot "might be offensive to a significant portion of our audience . . .
February 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Former First Lady Pat Nixon, 74, left Lenox Hill Hospital on Thursday, two days after undergoing surgery to remove a small cancerous tumor from her mouth, a spokeswoman said. Mrs. Nixon checked into the hospital on Monday, was operated on Tuesday and "everything went so well she was released" Thursday morning, hospital spokeswoman Anne Warner said. "A small, malignant tumor was removed and we don't expect her back for any further treatment," Warner said.
August 29, 1985
A spokeswoman for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board said the state chartered savings and loan was insolvent largely because of poorly underwritten construction loans, speculative real estate loans and investments in futures and options contracts. Some $108 million of the S&L's $286 million in assets weren't earning money, the spokeswoman said. Presidio Savings & Loan's three offices are in or near Porterville, about 50 miles north of Bakersfield.
February 3, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Director Woody Allen issued a statement Sunday disputing Dylan Farrow's allegations of child molestation. His response came a day after the New York Times published an online open letter by Farrow, renewing allegations that the Oscar-winning director had molested her when she was 7, five years after she was adopted by Allen and actress Mia Farrow. Dylan Farrow claims the incident happened at the family's Connecticut home in 1992, toward the end of Allen's tumultuous 12-year relationship with Mia Farrow.
December 13, 2013 | By Roger Simmons and Aaron Deslatte
Jameis Winston's sexual assault investigation is not going to be reopened, despite a plea from the accuser's attorney on Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a statement through a spokeswoman Friday afternoon saying there are no plans to look into the case again. "The state attorney's office and FDLE [Florida Department of Law Enforcement] did a thorough investigation of this case and they concluded that no further action on this matter is required," spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said in an email to the media.
October 18, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Another political aide at Los Angeles City Hall has filed a harassment lawsuit, this time targeting the office of Councilman Mitchell Englander in the San Fernando Valley. A former Englander staffer, who identified herself as Jane Doe in her filing, alleges that a top aide to the councilman repeatedly made inappropriate jokes and sexual comments. She claimed such comments were "rampant" in the lawmaker's office and included improper remarks from the councilman himself. The lawsuit is the second to offer allegations of harassment within a council office in recent weeks.
June 7, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey is considering whether criminal charges should be filed against officials at Teens Happy Homes, a foster care contractor with a long history of financial improprieties and substantiated instances of child abuse, according to spokeswoman Jane Robison. The review by prosecutors in the department's Public Integrity Division follows a recent examination in The Times detailing allegations of financial misconduct involving evidence that employees may have used taxpayer money intended for abused children for their own personal gain.
April 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Things vanish and are replaced at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park all the time, so a lost Barry Bonds commemorative plaque shouldn't be a big deal, a team spokeswoman said Wednesday. “It's a stadium with 41,000 people, things disappear from the ballpark and we replace them,” said Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter. “It's a wooden, painted sign.” The team said it will replace the sign. PHOTOS: Barry Bonds through the years Slaughter and Giants officials are in the midst of a busy week.
February 21, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
When Wendy Greuel announced a landlord group's support of her Los Angeles mayoral campaign this week, she called it a sign of her growing appeal among business and labor. But landlord endorsements are not entirely a badge of honor in a city where about 60% of the housing is occupied by tenants. One of the city's biggest landlord groups, the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, threw its support behind both Greuel, the city controller, and mayoral rival Jan Perry, a City Council member.
May 31, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is in an unidentified rehab facility in the aftermath of recent foot surgery. A spokeswoman for Tyler said the surgery was done "to correct longtime foot injuries resulting from his . . . athletic stage performances." Tyler checked himself in for rehab, but his spokeswoman said, "I have no further information available" on the nature of the rehabilitation -- whether it is physical treatment for the foot itself or substance-related because of medications used in the course of the surgery and post-surgery.
March 16, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Vice President Joe Biden's 91-year-old mother has been hospitalized after a fall at her Greenville home. A Biden spokeswoman says in a statement that Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden was admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and "is in good spirits."
January 21, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Russia is sending two airplanes to evacuate scores of its citizens from longtime ally Syria, Moscow said Monday, in the latest signal that the Kremlin may be preparing for the collapse of President Bashar Assad's government. The airplanes will fly to neighboring Lebanon on Tuesday and transport more than 100 people back to Russia, a spokeswoman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry told Russian media. The evacuees are reportedly mostly women and children. Russia has already disclosed contingency plans for a massive naval evacuation of thousands of its nationals living in Syria.
November 11, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Han Suyin defiantly straddled two worlds decades before multiculturalism became fashionable. "We must carry ourselves with colossal assurance and say, 'Look at us, the Eurasians!' " the half-Chinese, half-Belgian physician and author whose career swept across continents and historic upheavals wrote in "A Many-Splendored Thing," the 1952 novel that made her an international celebrity. Her strongly autobiographical bestseller about war, cultural identity and love between a half-Chinese physician and a British journalist in Hong Kong spawned the blockbuster 1955 Jennifer Jones-William Holden movie "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.
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