December 14, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The federal government, the United States' biggest employer, fired minority workers at more than twice the rate of whites last year, according to official personnel records obtained by Knight-Ridder.The disparity between whites and minorities existed at every pay grade and for every occupational group, but was greatest among low-level, blue-collar and clerical workers, the Office of Personnel Management statistics showed.Overall, minority men were dismissed at more than three times the rate of whites, and minority women at double the rate of whites.
December 3, 1990
Barbara Gradet, director of the Baltimore County Department of Aging, had never met new County Executive Roger B. Hayden until Friday when he fired her.Gradet, who in 11 years worked her way up to the top position in the department, said she was given no reason for her firing and was merely told she has one month to depart. She said Hayden told her he had no particular person in mind to replace her.Hayden, who was to formally take office today, handed down several firings and demotions in closed meetings Friday, according to several other fired bureaucrats.
April 25, 1996
The director of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and 1812 Museum was fired yesterday and left under police escort after three members of the executive committee delivered a letter of termination and demanded that she leave immediately.Cynthia A. Nauta, 49, said her differences with the museum's executive committee stemmed from a clash over the museum's direction. She said she has brought new blood into the museum's membership, tried to make it "relevant" and tried to make it a greater part of the community.
October 11, 1991
Baseball's manager-firing frenzy continued yesterday, when the Seattle Mariners dismissed Jim Lefebvre, the man who just guided them to their first winning season.Lefebvre, 49, became the fourth manager to be fired in four days and the 12th since the season began. The New York Yankees fired Stump Merrill on Monday, Joe Morgan was fired by the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday and Tom Trebelhorn was let go by the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.There was speculation Lefebvre could be in line to manage the Chicago White Sox after Jeff Torborg's resignation yesterday.
August 29, 1994
Someone riding in a passing car fired at a Pasadena man but missed him as he stood in his driveway Thursday morning, county police said.The 35-year-old man told police a dirty, black Datsun 240 with damage near the driver's door drove by his house around 3:30 a.m., made a U-turn and returned. When the car reached his driveway, someone fired several shots from the passenger side, police said.No damage was done to the house or the surrounding area, police said. Officers found several 9 mm shell casings at the scene.
September 28, 1994
For a guy who supposedly doesn't inspire passion, Johnny Oates sure got things fired up on the radio Monday night.Oates' dismissal as Orioles manager was the equivalent of a 3-1 offering down the heart of the plate, and the talk show squawkers wasted no time jumping into the batter's box."It's got baseball back on the front page," said WCBM's Stan "The Fan" Charles. "Since Aug. 11 [the last night games were played], you start talking about baseball and the phones go dead. [Monday night] I didn't even have to prompt anything.