20 years ago today

The city of Long Beach negotiates to sell the Queen Mary to Chicago industrialist Abraham N. Pritzker for $30 million.

* A casserole mitt featuring a self-hanger that transforms it into wall art--from designer Rudi Gernreich's "Dining In" housewares collection--sells for $5.50 at The Broadway. * Quote of the Day: "If they did in fact move . . . then we would certainly try to get another team here. Our population warrants it."--Jim Hardy, L.A. Coliseum general manager, responding to the Rams' mulling an offer to move to Anaheim Stadium.

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