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ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2000 | JOE McDONALD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The painting of Mao Tse-tung as a Renaissance saint was too risky for the Shanghai 2000 Biennial. The photo of a man eating a dead baby was too disturbing. The works, rejected by the Shanghai Art Museum's official contemporary art show, went on display at private galleries. That's when police raided a gallery and seized the exhibits. The two-month Biennial, with 67 artists from 15 countries, is China's bid to join the club of biannual art extravaganzas led by Venice and New York City.
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REAL ESTATE
February 21, 1999 | Ruth Ryon
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has put a Hollywood Hills home that she owns on the market at $829,000. The pop star marked her 55th birthday in November at an Atlanta concert with another Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Dylan. She also starred in the fall in her first TV special since 1980 and cut the album "Taming the Tiger."
BUSINESS
June 22, 2000 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles area still may be a glamour capital, but as a place to make money, its status is fading fast. An analysis released Wednesday by UCLA business analysts ranked Los Angeles County only 100th among 318 U.S. urban areas in personal income. It found that the county's per capita personal income was $26,773 in 1998, the most recent year for which federal figures are available. Although the personal income of Los Angeles County residents climbed 4.
SPORTS
April 29, 2000 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Chatman was an exceptional running back and safety at Costa Mesa High, but his days as a football player ended while he was on scholarship at Kent State. Now, with some guidance from his uncle, Cleveland Indian batting coach Clarence Jones, Chatman is playing baseball at Concordia and hoping he didn't wait too long to change his focus. "This is what I should have been doing all along, playing baseball," said Chatman, who rushed for 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns at Costa Mesa in 1994.
SPORTS
July 8, 1996 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After every Roller Hockey International game, hundreds of kids are allowed to lug hockey sticks, roller pucks and caps into the locker room in search of their favorite players' autographs. No one can say RHI, Ltd., doesn't know its fan base. Those little-known signatures may not be worth a lot at a sports memorabilia show, but they mean something to the youngsters who seek them. And their value is even more apparent to RHI, which stages its third annual all-star game at the Pond at 7 tonight.
SPORTS
December 27, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Silver Charm, who just missed winning the 1997 Triple Crown and finished second last month in the Breeders' Cup Classic, will open his 1999 schedule Jan. 30 in the $500,000 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. Robert Umphrey, Gulfstream's director of racing, said he received a commitment Christmas week from trainer Bob Baffert to run Silver Charm in the nationally televised race. "Naturally, we're thrilled to have him," Umphrey said.
SPORTS
May 7, 1999 | From Associated Press
Major league owners will not approve Miles Prentice's proposed $75-million bid to buy the Kansas City Royals in its present form, a high-ranking baseball official told the Associated Press. Prentice, a New York lawyer who has pursued the team for almost two years, will be asked to re-form his group, the official said, speaking on the condition he not be identified.
NEWS
April 20, 2000 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After putting in a full day at his computer technician job, a 30-year-old Internet game player known as Ebaid went home, logged on to a game called "EverQuest" and started his night job. His game character donned armor, slapped on his sword and began slaying beasts so he could make some real money. Hail the rise of yet another strange creature of the Internet revolution--the professional online game hunter. Ebaid played for hours, slaying every computer-generated monster on his screen.
NEWS
March 3, 2005 | Liane Bonin, Special to The Times
Green eggs and ham, a cat in the hat and ... "unorthodox" taxidermy? If that last entry in the Dr. Seuss pantheon seems a tad "Silence of the Lambs" for your taste, take heart: Though "The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective and National Touring Exhibition" at the Sarah Bain Gallery in Brea promises to reveal the "secret" art of the famed children's book author, what's on display is simply grown-up stuff, not nightmare material. Not surprisingly, Dr. Seuss, a.k.a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Owners of the controversial Riverside Freeway toll lanes are seeking to refinance the private thoroughfare in an attempt to lower their debt and eventually eliminate tolls for carpools, motorcyclists and the disabled. Greg Hulsizer, general manager of the 91 Express Lanes, said if the California Private Transportation Co. can refinance, the move will help push the 6-year-old operation closer to profitability.
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