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April 10, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dennis Quaid said he is taking a hiatus from movies to perform with his rock band, the Eclectics. They played in Austin, Tex., Sunday at the seventh annual Riverfest as part of Quaid's campaign to win musical respect. Said Quaid: "I've done six movies in two years and I just want to have fun for a while."
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November 15, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
Two Republican presidential candidates -- Mitt Romney, the actual nominee, and Ron Paul, the three-time wannabe -- delivered their versions of "the truth" Wednesday.   Both were frank. One was delusional. One was rational. I'll let you decide which was which. Romney -- speaking like a guy who thought he would win, who knew he should win, and who just blew a large fortune trying to win -- became the poster child for the term "sore loser": "The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people," Romney told hundreds of donors during a telephone town hall Wednesday.
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BUSINESS
May 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. said it will eliminate 5.2% of its workforce, exit the property-casualty reinsurance business and take a $1.7-billion charge against earnings to boost reserves against asbestos claims. The financial services company said the job cuts will include the discharge of 850 people and the elimination of 650 vacant positions. Hartford shares rose $2.88, or 6.6%, to $46.50 on the NYSE.
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August 11, 2001 | BY MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the founding force behind a storefront theater company decides it is time to get a life, it can be the death of the troupe itself. That was the fate of Alternative Repertory Theatre in Santa Ana last year when its two founders called it quits. There was no one able or willing to carry on, and ART was kaput.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2001 | Steve Harvey
News, weather and bloopers: Continuing my series on local TV news, I phoned Jess Marlow to see if he could remember any classic boo-boos. Marlow, who co-hosts KCET's "Life and Times Tonight," told me about a humorous moment from his days as an anchor at KNBC-TV Channel 4. One night, consumer affairs reporter David Horowitz delivered what was (or seemed like) a very long segment on a rather dry subject.
SPORTS
December 11, 1993 | Associated Press
Cox's Sword, a 2-year-old gelding, threw exercise rider Fabio Arguello on the training track at Belmont Park early Friday, thus beginning a bizarre chase. Cox's Sword jumped two fences and ran toward his barn, but then kept going--out a gate and onto the Hempstead Turnpike. He galloped down the busy, four-lane thoroughfare at about 8:15 a.m. EST, the height of rush hour, then got onto the cloverleaf leading to the southbound Cross Island Parkway before being captured.
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October 17, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Katharine Hepburn, who will turn 80 on Nov. 9, believes women are better off today than when she was growing up, but she worries that the Supreme Court will turn back the clock, especially on abortion rights. "I was brought up in an era when you were not alive until you were born and got a name," Hepburn says in an interview granted specifically to discuss the issue in the November McCall's magazine. "Now you are alive before you are born.
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