March 27, 1985
William Davis, the former premier of Ontario, Canada, whose administration abolished "happy hours" at province bars last year and who fought the sale of beer at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium, has been elected a director of Seagram Co., the giant Montreal-based wine and liquor producer.
June 8, 1986
I was very much taken by Holly Prado's review of Toby Olson's "The Woman Who Escaped From Shame" in the May 18 Book Review. I found the review highly readable, concise, intelligent and good-hearted. WILLIAM DAVIS South Pasadena
March 26, 2005
Re "Big Labor's Speaker" (editorial, March 23): So, state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) is getting $35,000 as an annual "consulting fee" from an arm of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, headed by labor power broker Miguel Contreras. When did the PRI (Mexico's former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party) and its practices supplant the Democratic Party? William Davis Yorba Linda
August 7, 2004
Re "The Road They All Dread," Aug. 4: In reading the article, I remembered the three people who I personally knew who had been killed there. I remember Caltrans tearing down the makeshift memorials and its fight to remove road signs warning drivers they were entering one of the most dangerous highways ever ignored by the state of California. I noted that this wasn't mentioned in the article. I was surprised that the reporter mentioned, briefly, that it would take years for impact studies for road improvements to be completed.
May 9, 1985
A judge ordered a new trial in Pittsburgh for a man who has served almost three years in prison for statutory rape because the alleged victim now says she lied about the incident. Judge Thomas Gladden ordered the new trial, saying the woman's new testimony indicated she had not been pressured to change her story. William Davis, 39, of Fallowfield, has served 33 months of a 3 1/2-to-10-year sentence.