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July 5, 1985
Charles G. Mayo, dean of USC's Graduate School from 1968 to 1974, has died of complications after a kidney transplant, it was learned this week. The university reported that Mayo, at 36 the youngest person ever to head the school, died in George Washington Hospital in Washington on June 22. He was 53 and retired in 1982 as president of West Chester State College in Pennsylvania.
August 11, 2004
Re "The Scars of Graffiti," editorial, Aug. 9: Father Gregory Boyle's decision to close down Homeboy Industries' graffiti-removal program is sadly understandable. Who can put young men in front of drive-by firing squads and not pull back? Young men killing young men in a nightmare game of tag is not acceptable and yet has continued for generations. This is terrorism, not some villain hiding in a cave, but a toxic stew of poverty and ignorance and fear. We have not even come close to ending the unholy war of youth against youth in our city.
September 26, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Donald Yetter Gardner, the songwriter best known for the children's classic yule tune "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth," has died. He was 91. Gardner died Sept. 15 in a Brockton, Mass., hospital of complications from surgery after falling in his nearby Needham, Mass., home. It was the beginning of the holiday season in 1944 when Gardner and his wife, Doris, were helping 22 second-graders in Smithtown, N.Y., compose a Christmas song.
April 30, 1987
Commodore International reported a slim $1-million quarterly profit and decline in revenue, a week after its president resigned and filed a breach-of-contract suit against the computer maker. Last year the company posted a $129.1-million loss. Revenue for its fiscal third quarter fell 7% from a year earlier.
May 14, 1996
ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it signed an agreement with West Chester, Pa.-based VWR Scientific Products Corp. to market and distribute ICN's products for biomedical researchers in North America. VWR's sales force of 400 will focus on marketing the Costa Mesa drug firm's 55,000 biomedical products, calling on drug companies and other private firms that do their own basic research, officials said.
April 6, 1993
Gateway Communications Inc., an Irvine-based computer company, said Monday that it has agreed to add to its board three directors who will be selected by one of its major shareholders, expanding the board to seven members. The agreement resolves a proxy fight threatened by Adage Inc. of West Chester, Pa., which last year bought 15% of Gateway's outstanding common stock.
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