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January 7, 1998
In 1989, Dan Eldon organized strangers and friends and raised $17,000 for a refugee camp in Malawi. That summer, they climbed aboard two Land Rovers and drove 3,000 miles along the Kenya coast and inland, across arid bush and mountains to the camp, where one Land Rover was donated to the Save the Children Fund and the money was donated to the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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September 12, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The journey is the destination. --Dan Eldon * The telling of 22-year-old photojournalist Dan Eldon's brief, compelling life has become the common journey for studio and television executives scrambling for fresh material. A two-hour TBS documentary airing Sunday and a feature film in development at Columbia Pictures explore the story of the young Reuters photographer from different perspectives: one professional, the other personal.
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September 12, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The journey is the destination. --Dan Eldon * The telling of 22-year-old photojournalist Dan Eldon's brief, compelling life has become the common journey for studio and television executives scrambling for fresh material. A two-hour TBS documentary airing Sunday and a feature film in development at Columbia Pictures explore the story of the young Reuters photographer from different perspectives: one professional, the other personal.
NEWS
January 7, 1998 | THOMAS CURWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
". . . a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous. . . ." Machiavelli, quoted in "The Journey Is the Destination" Time scrambles across the pages of Dan Eldon's journals. Past and present blur in violent abutments of colors and words, visions of love and danger, much as they did for Kathy Eldon in the fall when she visited Mogadishu, the place in Africa where a mob murdered her son four years ago. " . . .
NEWS
January 7, 1998 | THOMAS CURWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
". . . a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous. . . ." Machiavelli, quoted in "The Journey Is the Destination" Time scrambles across the pages of Dan Eldon's journals. Past and present blur in violent abutments of colors and words, visions of love and danger, much as they did for Kathy Eldon in the fall when she visited Mogadishu, the place in Africa where a mob murdered her son four years ago. " . . .
HEALTH
October 20, 1997
1. "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," by John Gray (HarperCollins, $23). 2. "The Gift of Fear: Listening to the Intuition That Protects Us From Danger," by Gavin De Becker (Little, Brown, $22.95). 3. "Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life," by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey (Hyperion, $18.95). 4. "10 Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives," by Laura Schlessinger (HarperCollins, $24). 5.
NEWS
July 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
The mother of a British photographer killed by a mob in Somalia paid tribute to her son as a "very bright light which shone for a short time." "He was an inspirational person. He was amazing. He was bright, he was funny, he was musical, and he was very brave and handsome." Her free-lance photographer son, Dan Eldon, was one of two news photographers killed in an attack Monday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Eldon, who held dual British-U.S.
IMAGE
March 20, 2011 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As the zeitgeist in fashion moves further away from cookie-cutter, trend-driven dressing, the concept of ├╝ber-creative personal style as the height of modern chic is also pervading the bridal industry. That's why the new bridal headpieces designed by L.A. jewelry designer Sonia Boyajian for local vintage fashion boutique the Way We Wore are sure to resonate with brides looking for a fashion-forward flourish that doesn't scream "bridal shop. " The collection of handmade hair baubles ?
NEWS
August 31, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The horrifying staccato of news reports from this ruined and chaotic city can be numbing--ambushes of U.N. and U.S. soldiers, mob violence and shootings of civilians, the hunt for a wily warlord. But nothing can convey the danger like the tales of those at ground zero. Here are some of their stories: A Harbor Master's Tale Eddie Johns was relaxing over a chocolate milk the other day, occasionally whacking another bug with his desk-top fly swatter as he tried to explain why he quit the U.S.
NEWS
July 13, 1993 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. military forces firing from U.S. gunships blasted the command center of fugitive Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid in a Monday morning raid in Mogadishu, just a mile from the bustling city center where thousands of Somalis were going about their daily routines. A furious Somali mob armed with rocks, knives and guns turned on foreign journalists trying to assess the damage. Two journalists were killed in the melee, one was seriously wounded, and two others were missing and feared dead.
NEWS
January 7, 1998
In 1989, Dan Eldon organized strangers and friends and raised $17,000 for a refugee camp in Malawi. That summer, they climbed aboard two Land Rovers and drove 3,000 miles along the Kenya coast and inland, across arid bush and mountains to the camp, where one Land Rover was donated to the Save the Children Fund and the money was donated to the Norwegian Refugee Council.
NEWS
September 13, 1998 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday "Dying to Tell the Story" / 6 p.m. TBS Photographers in war zones will say they "must be close to what's happening" and that they can't "hide behind the camera" in order to do their best work. It's a case of seeing humanity at its extremes. Being perfectly blunt, another remarks, "We're licensed idiots who go out and stand in the line of fire."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a big weekend for awards shows on TV. Ben Stiller hosts "The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards," tonight at 8 on MTV. After four years in New York, the show returns to Los Angeles and the Universal Amphitheatre. Madonna, Hole, Master P and Dave Matthews Band are among the performers. "Merlin" was the big Emmy winner Aug. 29 at the "Creative Arts Awards," taking home four statues. TV Land presents a one-hour version of that ceremony Friday at 5 and 9 p.m. E!
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