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October 7, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The most stared-at person when the Clippers open training camp today at Cal Poly Pomona will not be Norm Nixon in his comeback attempt, Benoit Benjamin, or any of the ballyhooed rookies. It will be George Bell. That's as in 7-foot 8-inch, 302-pound George Bell, Biola University class of 1982, who has been out of basketball for 3 years, when he last played with the semipro L.A. Magicians.
November 18, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ned Wulk, 83, who built a 406-272 win-loss record in the 25 years he coached the Arizona State Sun Devils basketball team, died Saturday after a lengthy illness in Tempe, Ariz. During his 1958-82 tenure, which included moving games from a tiny gym into the newly built Wells Fargo Arena in 1974, Wulk scored 17 winning seasons and coached his team into nine NCAA tournament appearances.
April 15, 2006 | From The Associated Press
Bill Cosby's first appearance in Cincinnati in five years wasn't for telling jokes but to implore parents to be involved in all aspects of their children's lives. "If you're not doing that, then you should be ashamed of yourself," Cosby said Thursday as the moderator for discussions on parenting, education and social responsibility at Xavier University. The 68-year-old comedian's appearance was part of the nationwide tour "A Call Out With Cosby."
August 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Aaron Bell, 82, a bassist who played with Duke Ellington and other musical greats, died Monday in New York City. The cause of death was not reported. Bell was Ellington's bassist from 1960 to 1962 and later worked with Ellington as an arranger. He also recorded with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Miles Davis and Sammy Davis Jr., among others. A native of Muskogee, Okla., Bell served in the military during World War II and was assigned to play in a Navy band in Indiana.
August 22, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL
Rohr Industries announced Monday that chairman and chief executive Harry W. Todd will resign effective Jan. 1. The Rohr board of directors has named Robert H. Goldsmith, Rohr's president and chief operating officer, to succeed Todd. Todd, 67, joined Rohr in 1980 as chief operating officer and president. He became chairman and chief executive in 1982. Before joining Rohr, Todd spent 30 years at Rockwell International in management and engineering positions.
July 21, 1999 | SOREN BAKER
If you overhear someone say, "Man, that's a cold shirt," it doesn't mean the shirt wouldn't keep you warm. He's saying it looks good, cool. Slang evolves at a furious pace, with key words dropping in and out of favor quickly, sometimes within seasons. Obviously, it's usually the "cool" people--from teens to musicians to students--who coin such terms. But how do words get incorporated into slang?
May 25, 2003 | Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press Writer
It's been almost 30 years since Debra Holmes quit going to classes at her Cincinnati middle school rather than be teased about where she came from and how she talked. Now, she's proud to claim her heritage as a member of what some sociologists call an "invisible minority" -- urban Appalachians. "I was shy and when I did talk, the other kids called me a hillbilly or cracker," said Holmes, 44, who was born in Cincinnati to Appalachian parents, but spent most of her childhood in Clay County, Ky.
December 28, 2008 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rev. Marshall Truehill Jr., 60, a New Orleans activist and religious leader who protested the destruction of low-income housing after Hurricane Katrina, died after a heart attack on Christmas Day in New Orleans. Truehill was known for his ministry in public housing projects, and, since 1973, he had pursued improving the quality of life for residents. Truehill was appointed by former Mayor Marc Morial to the City Planning Commission in 1998. Truehill used his knowledge of planning and public policy, with firsthand experience of New Orleans neighborhoods and its people, to promote economic development and commerce while preserving the character and integrity of the city's historic neighborhoods.
December 22, 2008 | Valerie J. Nelson
Frederick Dumas, a school administrator who in the 1960s was the first director of Operation Head Start in Los Angeles County and who co-founded an organization to push for equal treatment of minority teachers and students in Los Angeles schools, has died. He was 92. Dumas died Dec. 15 of complications related to Alzheimer's disease and old age at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, said his daughter Diann Dumas.
December 8, 1991 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Attorney Edwin Marzec has been reappointed by Supervisor Deane Dana to serve on the Los Angeles County Commission on Judicial Procedures. Marzec, a resident of Santa Monica, has been in private practice since 1976 with an emphasis on corporate law, commercial transactions, and international business and transactions. He received undergraduate and master's degrees in business administration from USC and earned a law degree from the university's California Law Center.
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