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VALLEY NEWSWATCH

May 30, 1994

ICE CREAMED: We may all scream for ice cream, but not for convenience, it seems. That's why the Baskin-Robbins in Burbank recently tore down its drive-thru, the only one in the L.A. area. . . . According to company spokeswoman Lisa Van Velthuyzen, "People tend to want to come in and look at the dipping cabinets and see the flavors."

CRASH AFTERMATH: The Mercedes convertible was speeding toward him so fast he barely remembers it. And in the ensuing collision, Gregory Moore's face was tragically disfigured. An aspiring composer and singer, the Saugus man now has double vision, a shattered mouth and numerous other problems. He still faces extensive reconstructive surgery--and still expects an apology from the former high school football star who allegedly caused the crash (B1).

CSUN IN FINALS: With a win over Oklahoma State Sunday, the Cal State Northridge softball team advanced to the NCAA title game against defending champ Arizona. The Northridge team lost its first game, 3-2, in 15 innings to Oklahoma State, but bounced back to win the second, 4-2, and advance to today's championship game against the Wildcats. Above, CSUN's Tamara Ivie, center, celebrates with her teammates (C1).

VALLEY CRUSADE: You've probably seen his bumper stickers. Or his posters or lawn signs. There are so many in the Valley you may think Luis Palau is running for office. But Palau is a preacher, not a politician. And he will be the featured evangelist in the Valley's first-ever mass evangelism crusade. Palau is not well-known in the U.S. but has preached to 10 million people in 60 countries, second only to Billy Graham. Five nights of rallies start Wednesday at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys (B1).

LANDMARKS: Women have made history all over this country, and that includes the Valley. According to a new edition of a book about women's achievements, the Valley has two special landmarks: The Amelia Earhart Statue in North Hollywood--she lived in the city for many years--and the Root Poultry Ranch in Glendale. Kara Smart Root was one of the first women in the California State Poultry Assn.

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