February 1, 1986 |
If you can picture Elizabeth Taylor vacuuming her room, Robert Mitchum working as a bus boy, Liza Minnelli taking out the trash and Mary Tyler Moore mopping up the bathroom, then you have some idea of what goes on at the Betty Ford Center. This is the in place now for treating chemical dependency - people who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Many Hollywood celebrities have been among the more than 5,000 people the center has treated since admitting its first patient in 1982.
July 5, 1994 |
Darryl Strawberry took another step toward returning to the majors last night, hitting a home run and a single in his first two at-bats for the triple-A Phoenix Firebirds. Playing for the first time since signing with San Francisco on June 19, Strawberry singled sharply in the first inning and hit a solo homer estimated at 410 feet in the third against Vancouver. On April 4, Strawberry admitted that he had a substance-abuse problem. He spent four weeks at the Betty Ford Center, negotiated a settlement that released him from the Dodgers, and later joined the Giants.
July 9, 2011 |
DETROIT - Betty Ford, 93, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday. During and after her years in the White House, 1974 to 1977, Mrs. Ford won acclaim for her candor, wit and courage as she fought breast cancer, severe arthritis, and the twin addictions of drugs and alcohol. She also pressed for abortion rights and the Equal Rights Amendment.
June 18, 2003 |
Cornerback Daryon Brutley has signed a 2-year contract with the Eagles. Brutley, 24, played last spring with the Berlin Thunder, of NFL Europe, recording two interceptions, 20 tackles and seven pass breakups. Brutley attended Southern Mississippi for 3 years before transferring to Northern Iowa for his senior season. He had 46 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery in his only year with Northern Iowa. Brutley signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2002 as an undrafted free agent, but was released during the preseason.
July 9, 2011 |
DETROIT - Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said yesterday. She was 93. Ford's death was confirmed by Marty Allen, chairman emeritus of the Ford Foundation. He did not comment further, and said he expected the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum to release information later. Betty Ford, whose husband, Gerald, died in December 2006, had undergone surgery for an undisclosed ailment in April 2007.
July 12, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Betty Ford, always known for her take-charge attitude, chose the people who will eulogize her and the subjects that they would discuss, focusing on the power of friendship to mend political differences even in these hyper-partisan times. Ford, who died Friday at 93, chose former first lady Rosalynn Carter and journalist Cokie Roberts from the political realm, and a former director of her Betty Ford Center to address her passion for helping others overcome substance and alcohol abuse.
September 6, 1988 |
GUIDE FOR THE DISABLED. Charles D. Goldman, a Washington lawyer, has written a 172-page guide for the disabled, called Disability Rights Guide, Practical Solutions to Problems Affecting People with Disabilities. The book discusses housing, employment, education and transportation for the disabled. From 1975 to 1983, Goldman served as general counsel for the Architectural Transportation Barriers Compliance Board in Washington. Now he is a lawyer specializing in disability-rights issues.
July 20, 1994 |
Mike Strawberry, formerly of the Los Angeles Police Department, started training for his new job when he was 2 years old. The work hasn't changed much over the years. The hours have just gotten longer, and the pay slightly better. He is - first by nature and now by trade, too - Darryl Strawberry's big brother. When the San Francisco Giants signed the Strawberry who had hit 290 career home runs, they also signed up the one who had taken a bullet in the back of his neck during the Rodney King riots.
May 7, 1992 |
Five networks, four marriages and enough life changes to inspire vertigo can't keep Linda Jane Ellerbee down. Thank goodness. In the throaty Texas cadence that discriminating viewers came to know on such now-defunct TV series as NBC News Overnight and ABC's Our World, Ellerbee delights in her latest book with her sarcasm and wit as she hops, skips and jumps over important moments in her life. That wit - expressed in Ellerbee's trademark honest, unpretentious and often hilarious prose in Move On: Adventures in the Real World (HarperAudio, three hours on two cassettes, $16)
January 20, 2003 |
"I really think the key thing as you get older is that you learn to cleanse yourself of self-pity," says Norman Mailer. Talking with Newsweek, he declares: "You no longer want to be president of the United States or have everyone in the world say you're the greatest writer who's ever lived. " But being in a crossword puzzle would help. The oft-married (six wives), more-oft-published (32 books), and once-arrested (for stabbing No. 2 of the six) novelist turns 80 at the end of the month, and admits: "I'm hurt that I'm never in one of them [crosswords]