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March 21, 1998 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his sprawling stone house atop a hill near Java's southern coast, Parmin, a farmer, can see the neglected green brambles of his clove trees half a mile away. The groves are untended and wild, the boughs of his spice trees laden with unharvested cloves. Since the president's son took control of the industry eight years ago, Parmin's clove harvest has brought him less than what he paid his workers to pick the buds. Finally, he gave up.
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June 27, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came the new Volkswagen Beetle with its $15,000 price tag. Now another cornerstone of '60s chic is draining wallets. Costs are soaring for patchouli oil, the pungent, earthy scent that drifted onto the scene during the hippie heyday of the Grateful Dead, love beads and reefer madness. Today, patchouli still lingers as a popular bohemian fragrance, and traces are found in everything from Giorgio perfume to sensual massage oils to Gillette Foamy shaving cream.
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BUSINESS
June 27, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came the new Volkswagen Beetle with its $15,000 price tag. Now another cornerstone of '60s chic is draining wallets. Costs are soaring for patchouli oil, the pungent, earthy scent that drifted onto the scene during the hippie heyday of the Grateful Dead, love beads and reefer madness. Today, patchouli still lingers as a popular bohemian fragrance, and traces are found in everything from Giorgio perfume to sensual massage oils to Gillette Foamy shaving cream.
NEWS
March 21, 1998 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his sprawling stone house atop a hill near Java's southern coast, Parmin, a farmer, can see the neglected green brambles of his clove trees half a mile away. The groves are untended and wild, the boughs of his spice trees laden with unharvested cloves. Since the president's son took control of the industry eight years ago, Parmin's clove harvest has brought him less than what he paid his workers to pick the buds. Finally, he gave up.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1994
The Republic of Indonesia, which once relied on oil as its chief asset, has worked hard to diversify its economy since oil prices began tumbling in the early 1980s. Those efforts have begun to pay off. The agriculture and service sectors have shown growth and manufacturing is growing rapidly. ECONOMY: In the past decade, Indonesia has experienced growth in gross domestic product similar to the fast pace of growth in other Southeast Asia nations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1988 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
At sunrise each day, Alan Mootnick's chorus greets the dawn with a yammering of wild hoots, filling the desert north of Santa Clarita with the exotic cacophony of an Asian jungle. Mootnick runs the Gibbon and Gallinaceous Bird Center, home to up to two dozen gibbons, the small, monkey-like apes who claim--loudly--the title of noisiest land mammals on earth.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1994
The Republic of Indonesia, which once relied on oil as its chief asset, has worked hard to diversify its economy since oil prices began tumbling in the early 1980s. Those efforts have begun to pay off. The agriculture and service sectors have shown growth and manufacturing is growing rapidly. ECONOMY: In the past decade, Indonesia has experienced growth in gross domestic product similar to the fast pace of growth in other Southeast Asia nations.
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