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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2004 |
Gertrude Dunn, 72, who played in the women's professional baseball league immortalized in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own," has died. Dunn died Wednesday when the single-engine plane she was flying crashed after takeoff at New Garden Airport in Chester County, Pa. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident. In 1952, Dunn was voted Rookie of the Year after leading her team to the championship of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
July 6, 1997 |
No one starved or froze to death when George Washington struggled to hold his recently defeated Continental Army together here during the legendary winter of 1777-'78. In fact, only a handful of soldiers actually died here at the army's winter headquarters. Those were just a few of the myth-breaking facts I learned about Valley Forge during a recent Revolutionary War trip.
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.