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June 30, 1996 | TODD LEWAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
His raft adrift in the languid, turquoise waters of the South Atlantic, Jose Truda Palazzo focuses his binoculars on a shadow in the depths to the east. "There!" he shouts. "There! She's coming up to jump! Quick, get that motor going!" In seconds, the shadow grows long and dark. Then the surface of the ocean bulges and out bursts a rare sight--a southern right whale, the second most endangered whale species on the planet. The whale rises immensely, water pouring from her sides.
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March 22, 2002 | IRENE LACHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The case of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vs. Michael Sidney Luft may be one of the strangest, most convoluted legal tangles the academy has encountered yet in its fierce attempts to control the golden image of Oscar. The fracas has all the elements of a quirky potboiler, right down to an undercover sting operation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Seduced au jus . . . A $2,999,990 difference . . . Bubba'd . . . Green machine. Three-time Grammy winner Lou Rawls has a problem with his pipes. No, not the pipes that bring forth that distinctive throaty baritone. The pipes in his house. Rawls is suing the city of Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power. His Los Angeles Superior Court suit accuses the city and utility of negligently supplying dirty water. He seeks damages in excess of $500,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1985 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Don't tell me about the Golden Age of Television, that late-1940s-to-late-1950s decade in which the raw, infant medium was said to have spilled over with greatness. The Golden Age of Television is now. On occasion. And some of those rare occasions occur on "Cagney & Lacey," the Monday night CBS series about two female police detectives that has just been renewed for next season. You wanted greatness? You got it in a recent two-part "Cagney & Lacey" story about cancer.
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