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May 15, 2005 | Lynne Heffley
No, kids aren't thronging Broadway theaters, piggy banks in hand, to buy tickets -- but that doesn't mean they're not an economic force to be reckoned with. Can you say "Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Wicked" and "Little Women"? Young people accounted for nearly 1.3 million of the theater tickets sold in New York last season, and almost a third of those went to the 12-and-under set, according to the League of American Theatres and Producers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013 | By Rick Rojas and Kurt Streeter
IDYLLWILD - Firefighters were cautiously optimistic that this popular getaway town could be spared as crews battled a wildfire Thursday raging through forested slopes south of Palm Springs. Working in searing conditions and aided by water-dropping aircraft, crews cleared paths and laid down red-colored fire retardant on the outskirts of Idyllwild and several nearby communities - an effort to contain the flames and keep them from residential areas. "That's our primary goal," said Bob Poole, a fire information officer with the U.S. Forest Service, who noted the blaze came as close as 2 1/2 miles to Idyllwild.
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NEWS
November 6, 1994 | BETTINA BOXALL and DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a poignant, hand-penned letter to the American public, former President Ronald Reagan disclosed Saturday that he is suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. "I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life," Reagan, 83, wrote to "my fellow Americans."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2012 | By Michael J. Mishak and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving radiation treatment for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday. The 74-year-old governor is undergoing "conventional radiotherapy" and maintaining a full work schedule during the treatment, according to a statement released by the governor's office. "Fortunately, this is early stage localized prostate cancer," Dr. Eric Small, Brown's oncologist at UC San Francisco, said in the statement. "The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
YouTube, the video-sharing website owned by Google Inc., is in discussions with Vivendi's Universal Music Group to create an online music website, two people familiar with the situation said. The talks are still at an early stage, said the people, who declined to be named because the discussions are private. Universal reportedly approached YouTube about the idea at the end of last year and proposed a site that would include videos from all the major music labels. Under the partnership being discussed, YouTube would provide the technology to sell advertising accompanying music videos, one of the people said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1985
I trust your editorial writer knows more about arms control and economics than he or she does about high fidelity. Only a person who thinks all home hi-fis sound pretty much the same, could like the sound of compact discs at this early stage in their development. Yes, they are quiet, convenient and won't wear out, but they also sound hard, harsh, edgy, pinched, constricted, two dimensional, bright and generally unbearable after only a few minutes of careful listening. A phone call to any serious audio salon in Los Angeles, even those that sell CD players, will reveal that to the ears of most audiophiles, records still sound better, and by a lot. MICHAEL FREMER Venice
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1989
My acquaintance with her started almost 50 years ago, on her stopover in Chicago while en route from Hollywood to New York. As a young press agent in my 20s, working for Warner Bros. Pictures, I introduced her to the Chicago press and theater owners. An exciting day it was, for even at that early stage of her career, she was an outstanding actress, a brilliant conversationalist who enchanted those who met her. My association with her continued at Warner Bros. studios after World War II on such outstanding pictures as "Watch On the Rhine," "Mr. Skeffington," "The Corn Is Green," "Deception" and others.
OPINION
November 4, 2003
Re "A Complete Waste of Energy," Commentary, Oct. 29: A good bit of Jerry Taylor and Dan Becker's comments on the current energy bill is on the mark. But their horizon is way too short. Yes, hydrogen-driven fuel cells are not mature, but they will never be unless there is public investment in the technology at this early stage. With industry reluctant to do long-term research and development, or invest in technologies 20 years away, it is up to the government. The same is true for the next generation of nuclear power plants, where public opinion is already "rigged" against the market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A year before the 1998 primary election, jockeying for advantage has begun between the two major political parties and among a bevy of candidates for county, state and federal offices from central Orange County. At least one of the contests in the county's heartland will draw national attention, while another may decide which party controls the state Assembly. There also will be a significant fight over the supervisor's seat being vacated by William G. Steiner.
NEWS
March 22, 1995 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
A combination of genetic testing and sophisticated imaging techniques can detect brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease 20 years before obvious symptoms of the disorder appear, according to UCLA researchers. Such an early diagnosis, they say, could open the door to treatments that would prevent further deterioration of the brain, staving off the onset of the disease for years or even decades. Dr. Gary W.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Federal regulators are investigating Boeing Co.'s 787 jets after one of the Dreamliner planes sparked a grass fire in South Carolina during preflight testing. Boeing said one of the commercial planes "experienced an engine issue" Saturday on the runway in North Charleston, S.C. Debris from the jet fell onto the grass and started a fire, which temporarily shut down the airport, according to local reports. There were no injuries, the company said. The National Transportation Safety Board is now "in its early stages" of investigating, Boeing said.
SCIENCE
July 18, 2012 | By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times
Most patients diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer will live just as long if they simply watch their cancers rather than have them surgically removed, according to the results of a landmark clinical trial that could upend the medical approach to a disease that affects 1 in 6 men. The study, which focused on cancers still confined to the prostate, should reassure patients who want to avoid distressing side effects of surgery - such as urinary incontinence...
BUSINESS
May 17, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Tim Sae Koo had an idea for a tech start-up, but the first-time entrepreneur had no idea what to do next. In January, at the advice of a friend he joined the inaugural class of tech accelerator StartEngine, hoping to turn his vision for Hypemarks - a website at which users create collections of their favorite links - into a bona fide business. Within three months Koo launched the website, and is now talking to a local investor about a substantial investment in the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: E! Entertainment host Giuliana Rancic reveals that she has early-stage breast cancer, discovered during a screening for in vitro fertilization. ( Los Angeles Times ) Susan Sarandon calls Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi during an interview. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Walking Dead" season 2 premiere draws 7.3 million viewers. ( Los Angeles Times ) Expect big changes from Chandler Riggs, the young actor who plays Rick Grimes' son, on "The Walking Dead.
NEWS
July 26, 2011 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Women with early-stage breast cancer have plenty of procedures and treatments to deal with. So it may come as welcome news that a large clinical trial has found no reason for doctors to perform two tests that were thought to help predict patient survival. Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., the researchers say that the test results are meaningless. The tests in question involve looking for micrometastasis - microscopic evidence of a breast tumor's spread - in sentinel lymph nodes and in bone marrow.
OPINION
May 10, 2011 | By Bill McKibben
Last week, at a place called Bird's Point, just below the confluence of the Ohio and the Mississippi rivers, the Army Corps of Engineers was busy mining a huge levee with explosives. The work was made dangerous by outbreaks of lightning, but eventually the charges were in place and corps Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gave the order: A 2-mile-wide hole was blasted in the earthen levee, and a wall of water greater than the flow over Niagara Falls inundated 130,000 acres of prime Missouri farmland.
NEWS
January 25, 1995 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The job requires a tough, capable administrator willing to work under extreme stress. Hours: Long. The financial situation: Critical. Must lay off people, lots of them, and downsize operations dramatically. Survival skills are required to deal with politicians whose careers are in jeopardy. With the demotion of County Administrative Officer Ernie Schneider, the Board of Supervisors is looking for a temporary crisis manager to steer Orange County out of the worst municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2010
CNN shuffles anchors Seeking to bolster its daytime lineup, CNN is making another anchor switch for the new year. The network is giving chief business correspondent Ali Velshi his own daily show from 10 a.m. to noon, a time slot currently anchored by Kyra Phillips, who will take over the 6 to 8 a.m. slot. Heidi Collins, who had been anchoring "CNN Newsroom" during that time, is leaving the network after nearly eight years. Velshi, a veteran financial reporter, already hosts "Your $$$$$," a weekend business round-table shown on the network, as well as "The Ali Velshi Show" on CNN Radio.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, For the Los Angeles Times
British film and stage star Julie Andrews, 75, will be honored at "Backstage at the Geffen," the Geffen Playhouse's annual fundraiser, on May 2 for cutting a swath on Broadway with leading roles in "Victor/Victoria," "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot. " Her career has also spanned films from "Mary Poppins" to "Shrek Forever After" and numerous children's books written with daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. She was married for 41 years to filmmaker Blake Edwards, who passed away in December. Since the Geffen is honoring your career, I thought I'd ask you about various points along the way, starting with a very early triumph, when you were 13 and performed for King George VI at the London Palladium with Danny Kaye.
NEWS
April 12, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
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