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REAL ESTATE
September 10, 2000 | ROBERT J. BRUSS
The basic premise of "Keys to Investing in Real Estate" by Jack P. Friedman and Jack C. Harris--to provide fundamental realty investment information--is admirable, but the execution is far from complete. Putting 51 chapters into just 156 pages doesn't allow much room for details. At only two or three pages each, the chapters provide generalities rather than in-depth information. This is a book for beginner realty investors. Unfortunately, much of the information is incomplete or misleading.
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SPORTS
September 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
Doug Barron, bothered by a neck injury, shot a six-under-par 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the Air Canada Championship at Surrey, Canada. "A lot of times, when people get hurt, they seem to play well because it gets your mind off your game," Barron said. "I think I did it sneezing. I just couldn't turn my neck, so I went to my chiropractor and he screwed it up worse." Dave Stockton Jr., Jason Buha and New Zealand's Grant Waite also opened with 65s on the Northview Golf Club course.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Assembling the elements of a smoothly functioning jazz ensemble isn't as easy as itseems. Sometimes, though each individual element appears to be a perfect choice, together they seem to lack effective connectivity. The quintet, for example, that pianist Kenny Barron brought to the Jazz Bakery on Tuesday for a six-night run appeared to promise a wealth of jazz riches.
HEALTH
September 27, 1999 | SHARI ROAN
Anyone interested in a broad view of the woes facing the American health care system would come away well-informed, if not depressed, after reading these three new books. Each, in a different way, arrives at the same bottom line: You are responsible for your own success or failure in navigating today's health care system. No one--not your doctor, hospital, government representative, insurer--is looking out for you.
SPORTS
November 1, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Gurney's Santa Ana-based All American Racers had an up-and-down day. Rookie driver Alex Barron crashed after qualifying, but because the damage was so extensive, officials will allow Barron to use his backup car today without penalty. Before the new Eagle chassis' rear gave way and Barron crashed going into Turn 2, he reached 230.430 mph, good enough for 15th--the best qualifying position for AAR with a Toyota engine.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At first glance, pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Charlie Haden appear to be a musical odd couple. Barron's fleet, harmony-rich, sophisticated approach seems inherently diametrical to the dark fundamentalism of Haden's folk- and country-rooted style. But there are similarities as well. Both are longtime educators, and both have had lengthy careers as much-in-demand sidemen. In recent years, Barron, 54, has become one of the most admired pianists in jazz.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At first glance, pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Charlie Haden are a musical odd couple. Barron's fleet, harmony-rich, sophisticated approach seems inherently diametric to the dark fundamentalism of Haden's folk- and country-rooted style. But there are similarities. Both are longtime educators, and both have had lengthy careers as much-in-demand sidemen.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 1998 | Don Heckman
Pianist Kenny Barron's continuing series of first-rate musical outings produces yet another impressive performance in this perfectly titled, spontaneous partnership with bassist Charlie Haden. They have recorded together before--most notably on Barron's Grammy-nominated 1995 "Wanton Spirit"--but never in the stark, musically demanding setting of bass and piano alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1997 | Don Heckman
Jazz pianists have, in effect, the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic potential of an orchestra at their fingertips. So it's not surprising that most (with some obvious exceptions) are generally content as leaders to work in basic trio and quartet formats. But not Kenny Barron, a firm believer in musical eclecticism--an eclecticism clearly present in this superb new recording.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1997 | (Jesus Sanchez)
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said it will look at the ties between Hilton Hotels Corp. Chairman Barron Hilton and a self-described arms dealer and smuggler from Costa Mesa. Businessman Felix Vivas, who had spoken and corresponded numerous times with Hilton over an eight-year period, contacted the hotel executive in 1994 about a proposal to sell military helicopters to Mexico, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Hilton declined to participate in the venture.
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