A Starring Role for Hollywood Agents? MICHAEL SCHRAGE, Michael Schrage is a writer, consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes this column independently for The Times
'Tommy' Was a Bigger Sensation in My Mind Jim Washburn, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who contributes regularly to The Times Orange County Edition. T. Jefferson Parker's column resumes in this spot next week. and
Strong Swell Makes for a Ho New Adventure Rick Fignetti and David Reyes, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil. and
Old-Time Toppings, Tropical Fruit Too MICHAEL KRIKORIAN and Hank's Pizza is off Hawthorne Boulevard at 3760 W. 242nd St.,
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Teatime West of the Thames CHRISTINA V. GODBEY and The Regent Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.
Tea is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby lounge. Reservations are required for six or more. Cost is $16.50 per person. Information: (310) 275-5200. and