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March 22, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
When Arnie and Lilly Rubin of Encino learned their second child, daughter Laurie, was blind, they set out to stimulate her other senses with textures, scents and classical music. They didn't know then that their efforts would inspire her. Rubin, now 18 and an accomplished singer, was one of two in the nation to be named a 1997 Very Special Arts Panasonic Young Soloist, a title given each year to talented young musicians with disabilities.
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NEWS
February 23, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Antoinette Broomfield returned to her Birmingham home to find everything she owned gone--furniture, electronics, even her curtains. It wasn't a housebreak. Police say a friend of her daughter, Tieesha, sold it all for the take-it-away price of $300, and her daughter did nothing as movers carted everything out the door. Police were looking for Amy Chere Watts, 23.
NEWS
January 21, 1997 | JURA KONCIUS, THE WASHINGTON POST
Does your house feel bloated, overloaded, full of creaks and cracks, clogged with items? Burp. The new year has arrived. "Put your house on a diet," suggests Alexandra Stoddard, a New York designer and author on how to live better. "It's great to do sort of a spring cleaning in January. It doesn't cost anything, and after the excess of the holidays and eating and drinking too much, it feels good." Gather all those bulging shopping bags, stuffed magazine racks and overflowing drawers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1996 | Sallie Hofmeister
Leslie Moonves can't be held accountable for the lame slate of new shows he inherited as president of CBS Entertainment last summer. But the weight of judgment will fall squarely on his shoulders this spring, when he puts together his first schedule of programs to try to turn around the ailing network. No one made that point more clearly than his boss, Peter Lund, the president of CBS Inc. At a press conference in November held by new owners Westinghouse Electric Corp. to reaffirm the management team in place at CBS, Lund emphatically blamed the network's ratings slide on programming rather than Fox's raid on the station affiliate lineup.
MAGAZINE
November 5, 1995 | Aaron Betsky
"A symphony of light" is how the owners describe this newly revamped '60s suburban tract house in Tarzana. With its enormous windows, expanses of blond wood and rippled aluminum, the formerly unremarkable interior now seems to shimmer on sunny days along the back slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. The couple--she's an artist, he's a doctor--turned to Santa Monica-based architects Kevin Daly and Chris Genik for help soon after their three children moved out.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1995 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NBC's "Empty Nest" ends tonight the way the show started: Pediatrician Harry Weston ( Richard Mulligan), his daughters gone from home, is alone with only his golden retriever-St. Bernard mix, Dreyfuss. It's a simple conclusion to what has been a quiet success. Through much of its 170-episode, seven-year run, the show never grabbed headlines like "Roseanne," never became a critics' darling like "Cheers," never lured a cult following like the early "Seinfeld."
REAL ESTATE
February 5, 1995 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
MICHAEL CAINE, who recently finished shooting the spy thriller "Bullet to Beijing" in Russia, and his wife Shakira, a jewelry designer, have put their Beverly Hills home of three years on the market at $2.3 million. "He was here (in January) for three weeks and that was the first time he's been here in over a year. So he thinks it's ridiculous to have a house that is empty most of the time," said the actor's longtime publicist, Jerry Pam.
NEWS
October 5, 1994 | SUZANNE SCHLOSBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's trendy for college-educated 27-year-olds to move back home with their parents, according to news reports. I'm a college-educated 27- year-old, but I have not moved in with my parents. I have moved in with my friend Teri's parents, Sandy and Mel Breuer. It happened like this: I quit my job to ride my bicycle to Florida and asked my parents if I could live in my old bedroom for a few months when I returned. "Fine, hon," they said. "We love you."
NEWS
August 10, 1994 | Compiled from Times staff and news services
An increasing number of grandparents are being forced to cope with the fact that their empty nests are being filled by grandchildren for whom they must care. More than 3.3 million children live with grandparents who are their primary caregivers or legal guardians, a 41% increase over 1980, according to Census Bureau figures reported in Good Housekeeping.
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