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October 31, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm is a Times staff writer
"The Summer Moon" is a play about people who need to heal the inner wounds that history inflicts. It exists because playwright John Olive, a white, middle-aged Minnesotan, has staked an imaginative claim to a piece of Asian American history that some might complain is not his to tell. Part history and part fantasy, "The Summer Moon" dramatizes the Japanese auto industry's bid in the late 1950s for its first beachhead in America.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1996 | D.J. SALEM-FITZGERALD and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Escalating their attack on "gangsta music," anti-rap crusaders C. DeLores Tucker and William Bennett called on major record labels Thursday to sever their relationship with artists whose songs contain explicit sexual and violent lyrics. "Music conglomerates [are] putting money before the overall welfare of our children and the community," said Tucker, chairwoman of the National Political Congress of Black Women. "These companies have the blood of our children on their hands."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1996 | D.J. SALEM-FITZGERALD and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Escalating their attack on "gangsta music," anti-rap crusaders C. DeLores Tucker and William Bennett called on major record labels Thursday to sever their relationship with artists whose songs contain explicit sexual and violent lyrics. "Music conglomerates [are] putting money before the overall welfare of our children and the community," said Tucker, chairwoman of the National Political Congress of Black Women. "These companies have the blood of our children on their hands."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm is a Times staff writer
"The Summer Moon" is a play about people who need to heal the inner wounds that history inflicts. It exists because playwright John Olive, a white, middle-aged Minnesotan, has staked an imaginative claim to a piece of Asian American history that some might complain is not his to tell. Part history and part fantasy, "The Summer Moon" dramatizes the Japanese auto industry's bid in the late 1950s for its first beachhead in America.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
The TreeSweet companies, a 50-year-old juice producer, has been caught in a squeeze and filed for bankruptcy with debts of about $85 million. Los Angeles-based Early Industries is negotiating to buy all the assets of the four TreeSweet companies for $27.7 million, about $20 million of which will be cash, a TreeSweet attorney said Monday.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1986
The subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Early California Industries is an equal partner in Comet American Marketing with American Rice, a major Southern rice marketing cooperative headquartered in Houston. Effective Tuesday, the partners will transfer their proprietary domestic rice brands to Comet American Marketing, except for those used by Comet Rice of California and Comet Rice of Puerto Rico.
NEWS
November 19, 1986 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
In a second instance of lobbying activity that may violate federal ethics rules, Lyn Nofziger, former White House political director, intervened with an old colleague on behalf of a Los Angeles agricultural firm 11 months after leaving office in 1982, it was learned Tuesday. Nofziger wrote then-National Security Adviser William P.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Erly Industries, a Los Angeles food company, has abandoned plans to go private after failing to reach an agreement with some of its debt holders. The company, formerly known as Early California Industries, sold its large olive business last September to a United Biscuits subsidiary for about $84 million as part of a two-step plan to buy out its public shareholders. However, Erly Controller Tom Whitlock said Tuesday that Erly's subordinated debt holders objected to the company's liquidation plan.
NEWS
November 18, 1986 | Associated Press
Former presidential aide Lyn Nofziger, whose lobbying on behalf of a defense contractor is under federal scrutiny, also successfully influenced the White House for a rice company, according to a report published today. According to the New York Daily News, Nofziger wrote then-National Security Adviser William Clark on behalf of Early California Industries, a Los Angeles rice company, because it had supported the Republican Party.
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