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July 20, 1997
For a different view of their gardens, Victorians peered into silvered balls to get 180-degree panoramas. Colored blue, red, gold or silver, gazing balls are back as garden ornaments. Look into one at your local nursery or at Heard's in Westminster or Sperling Nursery in Calabasas. About $50.
February 5, 1994
Your heartwarming story about Karleen Shields in the Jan. 30 edition caused me a great deal of concern. While I realize Ms. Shields may have a transportation problem, she should be aware, as a caring mother, that she is endangering her daughters by riding three on a bicycle. It is also illegal, as is the lack of helmets on anyone under age 18 on a bicycle. KERMIT HEID Moorpark
November 14, 2006 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
All-Star forward Elton Brand and center Chris Kaman are off to slow starts, so the Clippers have relied more on others for scoring. And that's the way it should be, point guard Sam Cassell said. "We've got a lot of different ways we can go with the ball now," Cassell said. "We've got Tim Thomas, who can post up. People think of him as just a three-point shooter, but he has stuff on the post. He can do things down there."
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