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December 27, 1989 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost from the moment the Church Universal and Triumphant loaded its belongings onto 100 tractor-trailers and moved its headquarters here from its enclave in Malibu, the valley has been rife with rumors about the unorthodox organization.
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December 27, 1989 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost from the moment the Church Universal and Triumphant loaded its belongings onto 100 tractor-trailers and moved its headquarters here from its enclave in Malibu, the valley has been rife with rumors about the unorthodox organization.
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June 19, 1997 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since the Federal Trade Commission announced plans to bounce Joe Camel from cigarette ads, the tobacco spokesdromedary has been busting his hump looking for new work. So far, he's still unemployed, but we can think of some choice prospects for the Humped One. * July: In recognition of his ability to influence impressionable youths, Camel is named "official baby sitter recruitment agent" for the Kennedy clan. He also moonlights as a "talent scout" for Michael Jackson.
SPORTS
November 26, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER
Russ Francis is in his 13th season in the National Football League. An All-American tight end at Oregon, Francis--6 feet 6 inches and 242 pounds--was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1975 draft. He made the all-pro team three times in six seasons with the Patriots, but Francis, a free-spirit who marches to the beat of his own Walkman, left pro football at 28 to become a pro wrestler.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1992 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Recent graduates of the Anaheim chapter of the Literacy Volunteers of America who will teach English as a second language are B.J. Dewald and Ann Zawila, Garden Grove; Doris Shrewsbury, Cypress; Marilyn Whittingham, Stanton; David Braunstein and Camille Collier, Fullerton, and Linda Lemayski and David Mauchlin, Orange. The others, all from Anaheim, are Cathy Canada, Kerri Hicks, Paula Moon, Margaret Schultz, Betty Thede, P.J.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 1992 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Culture, as we know it, is on the way out," laments an art patron in Tina Howe's unusual comedy "Museum," an amusing look at an art gallery and the quirky characters who pass through it. Staged by the Hollywood Repertory Company at Cole Place, a small sound stage comfortably adapted into a theater, the production comes along just at the point that L.A.'s public museums are being threatened with severe cutbacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1993 | PATRICIA RYAN, Patricia Ryan is president of the Cult Awareness Network, a Chicago-based nonprofit educational organization that provides help to former cult members and families.
The general reaction of the public has been to distance itself from the tragedy in Waco, Tex., as if the deaths of the Branch Davidian cultists were merely a minor blemish on the face of American society. However, if we place Waco in a wider context of how extremist groups function in this country, we may find a festering infection not easily dismissed.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eric Cheung, 14, isn't unlike many kids his age. He reads comic books and hones his repertoire of magic tricks at parties for his friends and relatives. But when he sits down at the piano, his hands work a different kind of magic. His music has maturity way beyond his years. So says Carol Alexander, conductor of the Conejo Youth Symphony. Eric will be the featured soloist with the symphony when it performs Friday at Christian Church of Thousand Oaks.
SPORTS
November 26, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Houston McTear, once the world's fastest human, was down and out in Santa Monica, where he lived in a park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. McTear had hit rock bottom because of his addiction to cocaine. Penniless, McTear slept on the tennis courts at the Pritikin Longevity Center at the beach. He had it better, however, than most of his buddies, who lived in cactus condos at the park--stands of cactus plants littered with empty wine bottles. "I was one of the homeless for 3 years," McTear said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Every morning at Anacapa Middle School, a group of students gathers in the school band room to play melodies by Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert on the violin, cello and string bass. They are playing some of Western culture's oldest instruments to give life to music from some of the most popular classical composers. But they are making sounds rarely heard these days on Ventura County campuses.
NEWS
March 15, 1990 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Schumacher knew something was afoot when U-Haul trucks from all over the country began to be dropped off at his dealership daily by members of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Other members of the controversial church, which three years ago moved its headquarters from California to this valley just outside Yellowstone National Park, have kept Schumacher busy renting his trucks for local hauling. Business has been brisk all over town. Stores report runs on clothing and blankets.
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