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October 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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.
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.
February 11, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 110-pound Akita's three years on Doggie Death Row in Bergen County, N.J., ended with the pooch's permanent exile. Gov. Christine Todd Whitman's staff and lawyers for the dog's owners signed documents that spelled out conditions of the dog's release. Taro, owned by Lonnie and Sandy Lehrer, had been in a county pen since 1991 for injuring the Lehrers' 10-year-old niece. Officials in their town, Haworth, wanted the dog killed under New Jersey's vicious dog law, claiming it had bit the girl's lip.
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