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September 15, 1996|David Wharton and Doug Smith and Hugo Martin

Dance Fever

Had enough of the Macarena already? If the Latin dance craze is getting on your nerves, think of how it must be for the residents on Via Macarena in Valencia. . . . Beth Powder, 17, gets teased by her friends. Sandra Hoaglund, 49, says she can't even do the dance. She has, however, put it to good use. "I always have to spell the name of my street," Hoaglund said. "Now, I say 'Like the dance.' And they say, 'Lady, get a life.' "

Step Outside

Valley real estate broker Jeff Brain, who is challenging incumbent Mike Feuer for a Los Angeles City Council seat, got the bum's rush Friday. . . . Brain planned a press conference in the City Hall rotunda. Then he was told that campaigning is prohibited in the building. So the event was moved to the front steps. . . . City officials say the rule protects the rotunda from becoming inundated with people.

Football Hazards

Los Angeles County coroner's officials may learn today whether football injuries caused the death of Reseda High School player Eric Hoggatt. . . . Meanwhile, the somber reminder of the game's dangers didn't dampen the spirit as Chaminade took on Poly on Friday. "This is Americana," a fan said (B1).

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