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February 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eli Jacobs agreed to sell the Baltimore Orioles for $140 million to a group of investors led by a William DeWitt, a Cincinnati oil executive, according to the Baltimore Sun.
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February 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eli Jacobs agreed to sell the Baltimore Orioles for $140 million to a group of investors led by a William DeWitt, a Cincinnati oil executive, according to the Baltimore Sun.
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NEWS
August 14, 1986
City Council members Monday tentatively approved a $200-a-month raise for themselves. The five-member council voted 3-2, with Henry Gonzalez and William DeWitt opposed, to raise the salary to $600. Mayor John Sheehy and Councilmen Del Snavely and Herbert Cranton voted for the measure. The ordinance will come before the council for a final vote Sept. 8. Gonzalez said he was opposed because the council recently gave city employees only a 4% raise and the council was giving itself a 50% increase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2009 | associated press
W.D. Snodgrass, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had a nearly 40-year teaching career, has died in upstate New York. He was 83. His family said he died Tuesday at his home in Erieville, N.Y., just east of Syracuse, after a four-month battle with inoperable lung cancer. Snodgrass won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1960 for his first book, "Heart's Needle," which grew from heartbreak at losing custody of his daughter in a bitter divorce.
NEWS
August 11, 1988 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
The City Council amended a police tax initiative this week in a way that officials say will make it less confusing and more equitable, increasing the chance that voters will pass it in November. Voters will be asked to approve a tax on their monthly telephone bills to pay for more police protection.
NEWS
August 23, 1990 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite recall threats from a crowd of about 75 angry residents, the City Council officially fired City Administrator Bruce Spragg at a special meeting this week. The council's decision set off a chorus of boos from the audience, which consisted mostly of Spragg supporters. Mayor Robert A. Philipp at one point threatened to have police officers clear the council chamber. The council allowed comments only from Spragg and his attorney, Martin J. Mayer, during the Monday morning session.
SPORTS
April 20, 1993 | Associated Press
Changing hats may have helped the Cincinnati Reds change their losing ways, at least for the moment. Kevin Mitchell drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning Sunday as the Reds beat the New York Mets, 3-2, to end a five-game losing streak. Before the game, relief pitcher Rob Dibble persuaded his teammates to wear their all-red caps rather than the red-and-white pinstripe caps they had been wearing at home this season.
NEWS
February 23, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Odell L. Snavely has pleaded no contest to charges that he harbored two teen-age girls at his toy store last April when he knew they should have been in school. Snavely, 70, was charged Feb. 14 with two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the truancy of a minor, said Kenneth Freeman, a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney. Each count is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Sentencing is scheduled for April 28 in Huntington Park Municipal Court.
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 1986
If 1982 was a year that the industrial city of South Gate would rather forget, Tuesday may be the start of much better times for the devastated community located about 10 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, the city's redevelopment agency concludes the $12-million sale to Goldrich & Kest Industries and Sheldon Appel Co. Inc., joint-venture developers of the 90-acre site now occupied by a former General Motors assembly plant.
SPORTS
March 22, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major league baseball owners voted Thursday to provide financial assistance to their most needy clubs through an interim revenue-sharing plan that will begin this year if the players' union approves. Randy Levine, management's lead negotiator, presented it to the union as part of a collective bargaining proposal that contained significant new elements and seemed to move the sides significantly closer.
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December 22, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Norwegian Lasse Kjus skied a near-perfect second run Thursday at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, and won the first World Cup giant slalom race of his career, strengthening his lead in the overall standings. Alberto Tomba complained about course conditions, withdrew and returned to Italy. After finishing second to Switzerland's Michael Von Gruenigen three times this season in the giant slalom, Kjus finally was able to reverse the order.
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