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November 19, 2000 | From the Washington Post
A surprisingly candid new Army study concludes that captains are leaving the service in droves mainly because of a generation gap between baby boomer generals and younger junior officers. The Army has grown alarmed in recent months because so many captains are leaving that it fears it might have trouble filling leadership positions within a few years. In 1989, just as the Cold War was ending, 6.7% of Army captains left voluntarily. In 1999, that number climbed to 10.6%.
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August 15, 1994 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Twenty-five years after Woodstock, the festival's most evocative image remains a young couple photographed while huddled tenderly in a blanket. The emerging symbol of Woodstock '94 is a starker one: the Mud People. Eager to assert their individuality in an ocean of anonymous concert-goers, about 200 fans early in the weekend began frolicking in cold, gooey mud.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1998 | MARY PURPURA and PAOLO PONTONIERE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Numerous pundits have explored the contributions and shortcomings of baby boomers and even Gen-Xers. But the real movers and shakers of tomorrow, according to author Don Tapscott, are members of the Net Generation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Working with older clients is certainly nothing new to computer expert Jacob Zacuto. He was, after all, a mere 10th-grader when he launched his own Internet network consulting company. But nothing prepared Zacuto for what he found when he signed on to help create a Web site for doctors and hospitals. The brain behind this dot-com is 85 years old.
NEWS
April 28, 1993 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their names are Oblivious Child, Agnostic w/o a Cause, Will Work for Pay, and Spent the 60s on a Slip and Slide. Their favorite topics include "Home Sweet Shoebox," "The Revolting Yuppie Excess I Witnessed Today" and that perennial favorite, "Wage Slave, Slacker, or What?" For nearly a year now, they've been ragging on baby boomers and commiserating over their own putative impoverishment. They come from all over the country. Most of them have never met.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1986
Does anyone really care if the Rolling Stones tour again? Yes: their agents, managers, record company execs and all the leeches who want jackets saying, "Stones-Summer Tour, '86--Oldies, Not Moldies"--and several generations of fans. JIM AND HILDA BARRETT Seal Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2012
Services will be held Oct. 17 for former state lieutenant governor and lawmaker Mervyn M. Dymally. Dymally, who blazed trails for generations of African American officeholders, died Sunday at 86. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Holy Cross Mortuary, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City. The funeral will begin at the same location at 12:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1985 | Associated Press
A dying boy who dreamed of joining the U.S. Army became an honorary colonel during a ceremony at the Presidio. Robert Wheeler Jr., 9, whose family includes five generations of Army combat veterans, was flown by helicopter Friday to the Army Presidio airstrip and driven to Presidio headquarters in a police car with screaming sirens. The boy, who suffers from a brain tumor doctors say is terminal, was honored by a procession of officers who loaded him with honorary insignia.
NEWS
April 11, 1985 | Associated Press
The nation's median age has topped 31, with the middle-aged and the very old becoming the fastest growing segments of society, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. The nation's median age was estimated at 31.2 years as of last July 1, meaning that half of all Americans were older than that and half younger. "The median age has increased each year since 1971, when it was 27.9 years.
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