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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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NEWS
April 4, 2001
Personnel of the U.S. Navy aircraft that was being held in China: * John Comerford Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. * Josef Edmunds Davis, Calif. * Curtis Towne Hayward, Calif. * Marcia Sonon Lenhartsville, Pa. * Jeffrey Vignery Goodland, Kan. * Shane Osborn Norfolk, Neb. * Jason Hanser Billings, Mont. * David Cecka Leavenworth, Wash. * Steven Blocher Charlotte, N.C. * Kenneth Richter Staten Island, N.Y. * Shawn Coursen Valdosta, Ga. * Richard Bensing Brandon, Fla.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2000
Barbara-Ann Mrvichin, a Spanish teacher at Buena High School for six years, died Wednesday at a Ventura hospital following a sudden illness. She was 53. Mrvichin was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Staten Island, N.Y. She lived in Ventura County for 17 years. She enjoyed cooking healthy meals and taking care of her family.
BUSINESS
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.
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