Thank you for this opportunity; it is such a pleasure to be here with you all.
Thank you Bobby for your kind words. I have followed your career throughout
the years, including during this last period at UJC. I
Leo Bach died Nov. 4 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Gloria Ann (Donald) Bach-Koch; and son, Julian. Mount Sinai
Bill Styron died last week at the age of 81.
The author of the "Confessions of Nat Turner" and "Sophie's Choice" was indisputably a great writer, a writer's writer. His words were carefully, painstakingly chosen and anyone who loved the English language enjoyed the pure craftsmanship of Styron.
Marlene Sherman Altman died Oct. 19 at 70. She is survived by her husband, Harvey; son, Jason; daughter, Sharon; and two grandchildren. Groman
To its detractors, Los Angeles seems very much like a modern-day Sodom or Gomorrah -- besotting civilization with a trash culture of celebrity murder trials, reality TV and movies that trade on violence and superficiality.
Freestyle swim champion Jason Lezak of Irvine and fellow Californian, hot rodder Kenny Bernstein, have been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for 2006.