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The brief pause of expectation after the announcement of Diana Krall's name Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl said more about her popularity than all the soaring record sales and high-visibility appearances. As she strolled to the piano, elegantly garbed in a black gown, blond hair flying, the sold-out venue erupted in a roar of enthusiasm. Krall may be jazz's most viable commercial commodity, but she has also become one of its most cherished artists.
March 24, 1991 | KIM UPTON
When money is no object, there is train travel luxurious enough for royalty. The equivalent of five-star hotels on rails, these trains are appointed with crystal, china, silver, inlaid wood, vintage wines, fresh flowers, tapestries and caviar by the bowlful.
August 1, 2002 | Reuters
Ford Motor Co.'s massive Excursion sport utility vehicle, known as the largest and most gas-thirsty SUV on the market, may soon be heading for extinction. Company spokesmen declined to comment on reports that the world's No. 2 auto maker was pulling the plug on the Excursion. But a source familiar with the situation said Ford was likely to stop producing the vehicle after the 2004 model year.
June 24, 1985 | United Press International
An excursion boat on a Lake Hamilton dinner cruise crashed into its moorings Saturday night, injuring at least 25 of the 172 passengers, authorities said Sunday. The owner of the boat, Robert Burhaw, said that a loosened transmission pin prevented the pilot from using the reverse gear.
September 25, 1989 | From United Press International
A charter bus filled with young people returning from a late-night skating excursion overturned on an interstate exit ramp early Sunday, injuring at least 50 and sending many to nine area hospitals. Six youths were admitted with injuries ranging from a compound fracture to head wounds but none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, police said. The cause of the accident was being investigated.
December 14, 2004 | From Reuters
Ford Motor Co. next year will kill off the Ford Excursion, its largest sport utility vehicle and a lightning rod for criticism from environmental groups, a person familiar with the plan said Monday. The vehicle will stop rolling off the assembly line in September, as Ford moves to free up production capacity for the refreshed Super Duty pickup truck, said the source, on condition of anonymity. The Excursion and Super Duty F-Series pickups are assembled at the automaker's Louisville, Ky.
October 25, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A scuba diver died Saturday night after being brought to a hyperbaric chamber on Catalina Island, coroner's officials said. By late Sunday, the coroner still had not determined a cause of death or released the man's name. The man died about 10 p.m. after a scuba-related accident and was brought by helicopter to the coroner's office.
June 29, 1996
Residents may help the North American Butterfly Assn. track Southern California's butterfly population Sunday during its annual butterfly survey on the 1,200-acre Rancho Mission Viejo Land Conservancy. Species and totals of the colorful insects will be registered with the New Jersey-based association, which tracks butterfly populations nationwide.
November 1, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Recreation Division has announced its schedule of winter excursions for area residents. It includes "A Day at the Races" trip to Santa Anita Park race track from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 5. A $16 fee includes admission to the park and a picnic lunch. December features the holiday "Cruise of Lights" in Huntington Harbour. The $18 fee includes a 45-minute cruise and refreshments afterward, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17. The season's last outing is to the Tournament of Roses Parade Jan.
March 15, 1991 | MIKE WYMA
Armchair travelers who don't mind a short excursion may want to check out the World Cultural Festival continuing this week at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. The trip could be well worth the effort. The festival is in its 12th year and presents two basic types of programs: lectures, often with videotape or slides, and dance performances. The price is right; all events are free.
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