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December 28, 1997
Re "Keeping the Faith at Disney," Dec. 15. I would like to thank John Dart for a very gracious and thorough article on the Christian fellowship groups at the Walt Disney Company. I attended both the candlelight ceremony at Disneyland and the Glendale Bible study group he visited, and I believe he presented a very fair and positive portrayal of the dilemma we as Christians face with regard to defending our company to our friends who choose to support the boycott. Thanks, John, for helping to balance the issue.
March 17, 2002
Never mind the diamonds. A little gold ring is a girl's best friend, particularly if it looks enough like a wedding band to discourage those pesky Lotharios who can make single women travelers feel as if they're running the gantlet at a Tailhook convention. Ergo, the Faux Wedding Band, a new offering in the catalog of Santa Barbara travel outfitter Magellan's. "Men around the world know a ring means you're married.
November 3, 1985 | Richard Eder, Richard Eder is a Times critic and contributor based in Boston
The other day, outside my downtown window, some 2,000 people ran by. That is not strictly true, in fact. It was the start of a 10-mile race and the runners had not had time to really get going. They were packed in from curb to curb the length of Charles Street, which is short. A shopkeeper thoughtfully placed a record player in his doorway to blast out the theme music from "Chariots of Fire." It was the only available image, canned, of the free heart.
Kobey's Swap Meet founder Monte Kobey died early Tuesday of complications resulting from AIDS. He was 54. Kobey, who built his swap meet into one of the state's most successful flea markets, contracted the AIDS virus from a tainted blood transfusion during open heart surgery in 1984. Since its founding at the Midway Drive-In in 1977, Kobey's Swap Meet has become an institution for many San Diegans.
October 2, 2010 | By Claudia Eller and Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
After several years of delays that have frustrated eager fans, moviegoers might soon be able to return to Middle-earth. Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line Cinema and partner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer appear to be close to greenlighting the hugely anticipated two-part "Lord of the Rings" prequel "The Hobbit," according to several people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly....
April 15, 1997
Deadline for applying for the 1997 Los Angeles Philharmonic Fellowships for Excellence in Diversity is April 25. The fellowships, ranging from $500 to $2,000, will be awarded to musicians between the ages of 16 to 30 who come from underrepresented ethnic groups among orchestras in the United States. Auditions for string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists are scheduled at the Music Center May 10.
April 25, 1991 | Associated Press
The Carter Center has named a new fellowship program for Rep. Mickey Leland, who died in an airplane crash in 1989 while working to promote development in famine-plagued Ethiopia. Former President Jimmy Carter announced the Mickey Leland Community Development Fellowships on Tuesday. He said that Leland, a Democrat from Texas, "tried to break down the almost insuperable obstacles" between people in the United States and in the Third World.
August 7, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Two graduate students at Cal State Northridge have become the first recipients of $2,000 fellowships aimed at minorities pursuing careers in engineering, the university has announced. Esther Lewis and Martha Sayre will receive the first GTE A.F. Ratcliffe Minority Graduate Fellowships, an honor named for A.F. "Rick" Ratcliffe, dean emeritus of CSUN's College of Engineering and Computer Science.
September 5, 1991
Jana Westran , a recent Harvey Mudd College graduate, has received a $12,000 General Electric Foundation Fellowship for her first year of graduate school. She plans to study for a Ph.D in organic chemistry at the University of Illinois. The fellowships are to help women and minorities establish academic careers in engineering and the sciences.
July 5, 1990
Four students interested in film careers have won fellowships that will allow them to work at Paramount Pictures for a year. According to M. Kenneth Suddleson, a Paramount executive vice president, the students are the first winners of two new fellowship programs--the Paramount Pictures Fellowships and the Paramount Pictures/Eddie Murphy Fellowships--established last year.
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