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September 30, 1987 | TED THACKREY Jr., Times Staff Writer
Auto magnate Henry Ford II, who for 35 years ran the automobile company founded by his grandfather, managing it from the brink of disaster to the top rank of industrial power, died Tuesday in a Detroit hospital. Ford, 70, who had a history of heart problems, was admitted to Cottage Hospital in suburban Grosse Pointe Farms on Sept. 9 for treatment of pneumonia he contracted while living at his country estate outside London. He was transferred Sept.
December 29, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON
With one of the two juries in the Menendez brothers murder trial listening again to snatches of testimony, another day passed without a verdict. Lyle Menendez's jury, in a 10th day of deliberations, requested the rereading of testimony about his hairpiece and about the origins of a tape-recorded session between the brothers and their Beverly Hills psychologist, L. Jerome Oziel, on Dec. 11, 1989.
September 23, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Less than half a mile of Intracoastal Waterway lies between the South Carolina mainland and its beachfront neighbors here, Sullivans Island and the Isle of Palms. But, in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo on Friday, that gulf had come to seem enormous. Across the water lay the hint of disaster: Nowhere had the mighty storm struck with such devastating force. Up to 20 citizens who had defied orders and waited out the storm on the oceanfront could be in grave peril. No one knew their fate.
Hey, Rickey Dale Thomas, you're finally back in San Diego after almost an entire year of false incarceration in a no-name Texas jail cell. You've got your jubilant family and friends screaming your name, your 2-year-old daughter, Simone, cradled lovingly in your arms. So, what are you gonna do? "I'm going to Sea World," came the response from the skinny man basking in the light of television cameras. "I'm going to take my little daughter to see the fish."
April 29, 1988 | JIM CARRIER, Carrier is a reporter for the Denver Post. and
It was a miserable day to be pregnant. Hot, humid, late in July, 1987. Afternoon thunderheads teased the mountains to the east of the city, and even skinny people sweated. Had it not been for motherhood, Darci Pierce and Cindy Ray might never have met on a broiling blacktop parking lot outside an obstetrics clinic. On this day, particularly, it was no place for a mother to be.
August 18, 1996
It is always tragic when a child dies. After reading the July 30 article, "Victor's Legacy: A Trail of Broken Hearts," I felt sympathy and compassion for little Victor as well as his mother and all the health-care professionals who tirelessly cared for him. My sympathy, however, was tempered with disbelief and anger. This 16-year-old single mother who seemingly could not afford health care for her child, or to bear the expense of his funeral, is now pregnant again! How does Ms. Gonzales propose to provide for this child?
October 22, 1987
The Oct. 1 earthquake may have sent shock waves throughout the Southland, but it also brought support and sympathy from around the world. Take this letter that was recently received at City Hall: "We have heard the news about your unhappy disaster and are worried about our friends in Pasadena. Feel free to contact us if we can help you. "Words seem so futile at such a time, yet the sympathy of friends may help just a little to give you strength and courage.
April 29, 2001
Re "Life in Shadow of Plant Gets Darker," April 25: I have no sympathy for the homeowners who whine about the noise and fumes from the nearby AES power plant. When they bought their homes, did they somehow fail to notice the great big power plant right next door? If these people are so unhappy, let them sell their ocean-view properties and move inland. Something tells me they will have no difficulty finding buyers. ARNIE BELL Huntington Beach
December 28, 2006
Re "Living in Limbo, Keeping It Real," Dec. 21: Let's see, Ricky Walters is an alien convicted of shooting two people yet he merits a sympathetic article with the subtext of "leave the guy alone!" because our government has an indisputable reason to deport him? This kind of media indulgence resulted in the senseless murder of Richard Adan by a similarly favored criminal named Jack Henry Abbott, or don't you all remember? HASAN A. BENLER Poway
March 27, 2004
Re "Irish Bartender May Be Deported," March 24: I wonder if your report on the lovable, singing Seal Beach barman facing deportation would have had such a sympathetic slant had the subject been a Moroccan with a conviction for aiding and abetting murder instead of an Irishman. Paula Taylor Los Angeles
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