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December 2, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Final answer . . . who exactly is Lenny from Odessa? A) The cowboy champion from Texas. B) The bowling champion from Texas. C) The champion backstroker who will be swimming in Texas this week. Attention, trivia buffs, future millionaire contestants and Sydney Olympic students: If you can only remember the names of two male swimmers, make them Lenny Krayzelburg of Los Angeles and Ian Thorpe. Thorpe, the Australian teenager, is easy. He wears size-17 shoes.
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December 2, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Final answer . . . who exactly is Lenny from Odessa? A) The cowboy champion from Texas. B) The bowling champion from Texas. C) The champion backstroker who will be swimming in Texas this week. Attention, trivia buffs, future millionaire contestants and Sydney Olympic students: If you can only remember the names of two male swimmers, make them Lenny Krayzelburg of Los Angeles and Ian Thorpe. Thorpe, the Australian teenager, is easy. He wears size-17 shoes.
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June 27, 2002 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six defendants on trial in connection with an elaborate Ukrainian immigrant smuggling ring were found guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court. After deliberating for less than three days, the jury reached verdicts against six of the seven people accused of smuggling immigrants from Ukraine into the United States via Mexico, and forcing many of them into prostitution.
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May 6, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irving Howe, author, critic and leftist intellectual who chronicled the genius for survival among Jewish-American immigrants in his best-selling "World of Our Fathers," died Wednesday in New York City at the age of 72. Howe, who lived in Manhattan, died in Mt. Sinai Hospital after the main artery in his heart ruptured, his wife, Ilana, said. Howe had undergone heart bypass surgery last year.
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June 1, 2005 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
American composer George Rochberg, one of the central figures in the 1970s revolt against the modernist 12-tone technique of composition, died Sunday of complications after surgery May 2. He was 86. Rochberg died at a hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pa., according to his widow, Gene. He had begun composing in the footsteps of Arnold Schoenberg and Anton von Webern.
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June 14, 2007 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
One is a white landscaping firm owner who needs immigrant labor. Another is an African American who believes in universal education. A third is a refugee from Vietnam who has experienced firsthand the pain of family separation. The three Californians joined 22 others Wednesday to launch a 10-day train tour across America to share their stories about why they believe comprehensive immigration reform is needed. The group, which represents a swath of U.S.
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October 5, 2008 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Frances Lomas Feldman, a USC professor and social work pioneer who conducted a groundbreaking study in the 1970s that showed cancer patients faced discrimination in the workplace, has died. She was 95. Feldman died at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena on Tuesday, a week after having a stroke, USC announced. In 1976, she began a multiyear study to investigate the work experiences of people treated for cancer.
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October 1, 2008 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Dale Pitt, who co-wrote with her husband "Los Angeles A to Z," the first encyclopedia on the city and county of Los Angeles, a 1997 local best-seller that was admired for its scholarship and readability, has died. She was 77. Pitt died of a stroke Aug. 10 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood, said her husband, Leonard Pitt. She was a longtime resident of Mar Vista.
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February 19, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Charles Epstein, a UC San Francisco medical geneticist who studied Down syndrome and pioneered genetic counseling for families with affected children, but whose career was temporarily interrupted by a vicious 1993 attack by the notorious Unabomber, died Feb. 15 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. He was 77 and had been battling pancreatic cancer. Epstein helped create a model genetics clinic, the first on the West Coast, and "helped establish and legitimize the profession of genetic counseling," Joann Boughman of the American Society of Human Genetics said last year when Epstein received the group's major leadership award.
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June 8, 2004 | Holly J. Wolcott, Joe Mathews and Eric Slater, Times Staff Writers
Fred and Luella May were at the head of the somber procession, the first of thousands of everyday folks to wend their way around the flag-shrouded casket of Ronald Reagan on Monday as the 40th president lay in repose at the Simi Valley library that bears his name.
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July 16, 1998 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He bounded onto the political stage four years ago, a megabucks techno-nerd making a no-hope run for California governor. After he lost, most pundits figured Ron Unz would simply sulk a bit, then go away. But this year the Silicon Valley entrepreneur proved them wrong--in a big way.
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