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February 2, 2003
David M. Brown was the sort of guy who flew to another state to get dinner. He built his own planes. As an undergraduate at the College of William & Mary, he pedaled around campus on a unicycle after a summer spent as an acrobat in a Florida circus. Eventually, Brown's resume included physician, flight surgeon, test pilot and astronaut. Even before boarding Columbia for his first spaceflight, he was dreaming of the next step: Maybe a spacewalk, he told his friends.
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February 2, 2003
David M. Brown was the sort of guy who flew to another state to get dinner. He built his own planes. As an undergraduate at the College of William & Mary, he pedaled around campus on a unicycle after a summer spent as an acrobat in a Florida circus. Eventually, Brown's resume included physician, flight surgeon, test pilot and astronaut. Even before boarding Columbia for his first spaceflight, he was dreaming of the next step: Maybe a spacewalk, he told his friends.
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August 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Seven asteroids circling the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter are being named for the astronauts who died in the space shuttle Columbia accident, officials announced. Rick D. Husband, William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David M. Brown and Laurel Clark of NASA and Ilan Ramon of Israel died Feb. 1 when Columbia broke apart.
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October 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Remembered as seven brave explorers, the Columbia astronauts were honored at Cape Canaveral with the unveiling of their names carved into the national Space Mirror Memorial, just six miles from where they rocketed into orbit nine months ago. Covering two panels on the striking monument, which resembles a giant mirror, their names joined those of 17 other astronauts who died doing their jobs. Filling the front row of chairs were the immediate families of Michael P. Anderson, David M.
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February 14, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
NASA said Thursday that Air Force forensics experts have positively identified the remains of all seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Columbia was destroyed Feb. 1. The remains were found scattered among pieces of the Columbia's wreckage in central and East Texas. They were taken to Dover Air Force Base, Del., where identities were confirmed through dental records and DNA tests. NASA had previously confirmed the identification of Israeli air force Col.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1988
Owners of four San Fernando Valley adult-entertainment businesses requested city permits Monday to stay open for up to three years under an extension provision of a Los Angeles ordinance that bans such shops from residential neighborhoods. Associate Zoning Administrator Jack C. Sedwick said he probably will grant extensions to Little Joe's II in Reseda and the Compound in North Hollywood.
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February 2, 2003 | Laura King and Rich Connell, Times Staff Writers
For two grueling years, they honed their skills and their characters with hundreds of hours of exacting training. They studied the careers of antique British explorers and, together, climbed rugged mountains in Wyoming. They were a team: Five men and two women. Their leader was Rick D. Husband, an Air Force colonel and father of two who sang solos in his church choir.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995
In an effort to put the chill on steamy activities in and around a Canoga Park adult bookstore--including reports of public sex, cruising and prostitution--the city moved Tuesday to scale back the shop's operating hours. The Los Angeles City Council backed a city zoning panel's decision to curtail the hours of operation of Le Sex Shoppe, on Sherman Way near Owensmouth Avenue, to 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. It has been operating from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1989
The Agoura Hills City Council may take action that will erect a roadblock in the path of a controversial Los Angeles County plan to build a four-lane highway through federal parkland, city officials disclosed Monday. The council is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to give away easements allowing the extension of Thousand Oaks Boulevard through the semi-rural Old Agoura neighborhood, according to the council's agenda, which was made public Monday.
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June 19, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court judge in Los Angeles, citing censorship concerns, has blocked Palmdale's attempt to close its only sexually explicit book and video store, ruling not only that the shop can remain open but also expand. In an interim order filed Monday, U.S. District Court Judge William M. Byrne said he found evidence of "improper censorial motives" in the Palmdale City Council's decision Feb. 26 denying business operating permits to Sunshine Gifts & Things.
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February 28, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fight over the sale of sexually explicit material in Palmdale escalated Wednesday as the city tried to close the area's first and only hard-core adult book and video store. City officials ordered Sunshine Gifts and Things closed Wednesday morning, in keeping with a 5-0 vote by the City Council Tuesday night not to grant operating permits that the store was required to obtain under an ordinance that took effect in October.
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