CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1992
In response to Joseph D. McNamara's column on the LAPD (Opinion, April 19): McNamara wrote that the LAPD style of policing is contrary to the community approach Williams and other chiefs have adopted. Los Angeles has over three times the area of Philadelphia and over twice the population, but very limited manpower. According to statistics published in The Times last year, Los Angeles had 8,300 officers vs. 6,200 for Philadelphia. It would take an additional 10,000 officers for L.A. to provide a "Philadelphia-style" operation.
April 21, 1989
Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Stockton, Calif., won the first six of his eight fifth-round games and took the lead in the Professional Bowlers Assn. $250,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions today. With one eight-game match-play round remaining tonight, the 1986 PBA Player of the Year had a total pinfall of 8,803. His pinfall included 30 bonus pins for each of his 10 match-game wins.
November 10, 1985 |
Quarterback Paul Foye passed for 200 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Amherst to a 35-20 victory over Williams in the 100th meeting of their rivalry. Before the season's final game for both teams, played before 12,196, the players were read a letter from President Reagan which read, in part: "This rivalry, perhaps the longest-running in small college football, represents the best of this country's tradition of scholar-athletes." Williams (2-5-1) leads the series, 52-44-4.
June 12, 1986 |
Former Tulane basketball star John (Hot Rod) Williams was an essential part of a point-shaving scheme last year and was amused by his part in fixing a game, witnesses said Wednesday. The witnesses were three fraternity brothers testifying in a plea bargain in Williams' trial on sports-bribery charges--Gary Kranz of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Mark Olensky of Fair Lawn, N.J., and David Rothenberg of Wilton, Conn.
February 9, 1987 |
The Rev. Hosea Williams and seven other civil rights demonstrators were arrested today as they picketed a television talk show featuring residents of Forsyth County, which has no black residents. Oprah Winfrey, a black talk show hostess from Chicago, said she brought her program to the north Georgia county to find out "why this community has not allowed black people to live here since 1912."
December 4, 1985 |
Former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams surrendered Tuesday at a federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term for a 1982 conviction of conspiring to bribe a U.S. senator. The ailing Williams, 70, arrived at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in a limousine about a half hour before a 5 p.m. deadline and was taken into the prison in his wheelchair. Williams on Monday was ordered to report to the facility by U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1996
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams on Thursday denied a published report stating that his 1988 transfer of Philadelphia police officers undercut a police sting operation. "I have no knowledge whatsoever of ever being informed . . . a pending sting or other actions on or about Oct. 13, 1988," Williams said in a written statement released by the LAPD. "If I had been so informed of such a plan, no movement of the targeted personnel would have been made." Williams was responding to a story in Wednesday's editions of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
February 9, 1987 |
It figures that a game in which Dave (Tiger) Williams is the star would be a wild one. And a loss for the Kings. Both were true in the Winnipeg Jets' 3-1 win over the Kings Sunday afternoon. The game was all out--the Jets scored two goals in the first five minutes on three shots on goal--and Williams' aggressive play provided the spark the Kings needed after sleepwalking through the first period. The Jets (31-20-5) scored 33 seconds into the game and made it 2-0 four minutes later.
May 3, 1986 |
"I said no at first," said JoBethWilliams. "Then I realized I couldn't bear the idea of another actress playing the part. So I did it." The role she hesitated over was that of Diane Freeling, the harassed mother in that blockbuster creepy "Poltergeist"--a movie some people found as frightening as "The Exorcist." It was when a sequel was pitched to her that she found herself dithering. "I turned it down without reading the script," she said this week.
December 12, 1985 |
Many hockey observers thought that left wing Dave (Tiger) Williams was washed up when the Kings got him from the Detroit Red Wings last March. Few thought that the 31-year-old veteran would be back with the Kings this season. The Red Wings had given up on Williams, who had scored just three goals in 55 games, sending him to their minor league team in Adirondack, N.Y. "Basically we picked him up as playoff insurance," King Coach Pat Quinn said.