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October 30, 1993
A former New York corrections official has been selected as inspector general of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The MTA board unanimously voted to appoint Arthur Sinai, 54, of Staten Island, N.Y., after a nationwide search. Sinai, who will serve was the MTA's watchdog, owns a consulting firm that coordinates investigations and forensic accounting. He has previously served as deputy commissioner with the New York City Department of Corrections and was a deputy director of the U.S.
April 3, 2001
The Navy on Monday released the names of the 24 crew members aboard the EP-3 reconnaissance plane. The list includes at least five from California: John Comerford of Palos Verdes Estates, Josef Edmunds of Davis, Patrick Honeck of La Mesa, Ramon Mercado of Moreno Valley and Curtis Towne of Hayward. The others are Richard Bensing of Brandon, Fla.; Steven Blocher of Charlotte, N.C.; Bradford Borland, no hometown listed; David Cecka of Leavenworth, Wash.; Shawn Coursen of Valdosta, Ga.
February 13, 1991
Susan B. (Gigi) Swanton Welsh, a retired social worker who was active in Glendale civic organizations, has died in a Los Angeles hospital. She was 80. A longtime Los Angeles resident, Ms. Welsh died Friday of heart failure, said her daughter, Sue Welsh. Born Susan B. Swanton on Staten Island, N.Y., she received a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn and held leading roles in five off-Broadway productions during her college years, her daughter said.
October 8, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Alexander Stanley Allison, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter and editor known for his human-interest features and mentoring ways, has died. Allison was found dead Tuesday in his Cypress condominium after failing to report for work. He is believed to have died Saturday night after a celebration of his 53rd birthday. The cause of death has not been determined.
August 27, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Emily Genauer, 91, a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic who familiarized newspaper readers with modern artists including Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera, died Friday in New York after a long illness. Born on Staten Island, N.Y., Genauer was educated at Hunter College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her newspaper career with the New York World in 1929 and remained for 20 years with what became the World-Telegram.
March 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
A barge carrying more than 4.2 million gallons of fuel exploded in flames Tuesday on a waterway plagued by oil spills this year, and at least one man was injured, the Coast Guard said. The barge, which had been loaded at a Citgo petroleum facility at Linden, broke into two parts after the explosion and drifted across the Arthur Kill waterway toward Staten Island, N. Y., officials said.
August 13, 2003 | From Reuters and Bloomberg News
Securities regulators are continuing to crack down on brokers' sales of higher-cost mutual fund shares. In the latest such cases, four brokers settled charges that they pushed investors to purchase B-class shares of funds instead of A-class shares. Investors would have received discounts on investments for larger purchases had they bought A shares, and they would have avoided higher annual expenses, said the NASD, formerly the National Assn. of Securities Dealers.
March 5, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
For the families touched most by the randomness of the bombing of the World Trade Center, there seemed to be little relief Thursday in the arrest of a suspect. "What good is it?" asked Sophie Macko, 80, mother of William Macko, a 58-year-old engineering supervisor killed in the blast. "I lost a son," Macko said tearfully from her home in Bayonne, N.J. "There's no relief. My son is gone. I'm very sad. He left a good wife and beautiful children. I always said I should have gone before him.
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