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NEWS
April 19, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louis, 32, human resources and industrial relations manager Mercia, 30, teacher Juanita, 4 Chris, 2 Kotie, 56, Louis Botha's widowed mother * Home: Amsterdam, Eastern Transvaal * Politics: Leaning toward National Party * Background: Descended from Dutch, German and French Huguenots who arrived in 17th Century. * Louis Botha: "White South Africans, Afrikaans- or English-speaking, are extremely unsure .... about the future....
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NEWS
April 19, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephen, 73, retired furniture factory worker Johannes, 46, truck dispatcher Ellen, 40, ANC finance official Sibido, 38, union organizer Ivy, 34, salesclerk Rapu, 33, ANC candidate for Parliament Joseph, 29, unemployed warehouseman Miriam, 26, mother of three * Home: Soweto * Politics: Most members support African National Congress. * Background: Stephen moved to Soweto in the 1940s from Orange Free State.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1996 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the roar of tractors and the aroma of fresh-cut lumber, home builder Paul E. Griffin III surveyed his newest project with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. The fifth-generation construction executive would soon start selling homes at his Park Lane development in Simi Valley, and the results could determine whether his fledgling company survives. But more than just money is tied up in Park Lane. There's also family pride.
NEWS
August 29, 1994 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Winning the Little League national championship requires more than ability from the players and coaches. Tolerance and understanding, dedication and determination are equally important. And a strong dose of humor doesn't hurt, either. Northridge players and coaches virtually lived together for two months, practicing every day from the last week of June until the World Series championship game Saturday. The team became a family, with each member contributing.
NEWS
February 7, 1993 | ANN GREEN, Ann Green is a free-lance writer based in North Carolina
When Gregory Peck teams up with Lauren Bacall for a new TV movie, they don't have any trouble fitting together as a family. To add to the family dynamics, Peck's daughter Cecilia co-stars as their daughter. Peck co-starred with Bacall 36 years ago in "Designing Woman," and has remained friends with her over the years. Last month he presented her the Golden Globe's Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement. "I first became acquainted with Betty when she was 17," Peck said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2004 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
The Groundlings outwit the FCC with relish in "A Groundlings Family Portrait." The improv troupe's latest outing is emblematic, showing the institution at its certifiable best. Giant Sears-style portraiture of Groundlings dressed to resemble "A Mighty Wind's" New Main Street Singers greets the entering crowd. The neutron-powered band (musical director Willie Etra, Greg Kanaga and Larry Treadwell) launches a TV theme prelude. Madness ensues.
BOOKS
May 15, 1988 | Ann Hood, Hood is the author of "Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine." Her new novel, "Waiting to Vanish," will be published in July by Bantam Books. and
For every decade since they were born, baby-boomers have inspired books, movies and television shows that examine and explore their lives. As college students during the '60s, "The Graduate" set out to define their questions and doubts. In the '70s, hippies were out and "Saturday Night Fever" was in. Now, after "In Search of Excellence" and "Iacocca" have left the best-seller lists and after baby-boomers have their careers in order, they are having babies.
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