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November 10, 2005 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
IN their search for a stage actor who could play Lenny Bruce, American entertainment's quintessential martyr for free speech, producers Joan Worth and Alan Sacks could have been following battlefield orders from 1775 that helped win freedom of speech in the first place: "Don't hire until you see the whites of their eyes." "He had those eyes, those piercing eyes. When he gets fierce, it all shows up in his eyes," Worth says.
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November 10, 2005 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
IN their search for a stage actor who could play Lenny Bruce, American entertainment's quintessential martyr for free speech, producers Joan Worth and Alan Sacks could have been following battlefield orders from 1775 that helped win freedom of speech in the first place: "Don't hire until you see the whites of their eyes." "He had those eyes, those piercing eyes. When he gets fierce, it all shows up in his eyes," Worth says.
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November 16, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 27-year-old Thousand Oaks man was identified as one of two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who served in Afghanistan killed in a training accident in Louisiana. Cpl. Jason D. Fisher of Thousand Oaks and Pfc. Joseph P. Favorito III, 20, of Higgins Lake, Mich., were run over by a 63-ton M-1 Abrams tank during predawn training exercises Thursday at Ft. Polk in Louisiana, according to a statement released by Ft. Campbell.
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November 16, 2002 | From Associated Press
A 27-year-old Thousand Oaks man was identified as one of two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who served in Afghanistan killed in a training accident in Louisiana. Cpl. Jason D. Fisher of Thousand Oaks and Pfc. Joseph P. Favorito III, 20, of Higgins Lake, Mich., were run over by a 63-ton M-1 Abrams tank during predawn training exercises Thursday at Ft. Polk in Louisiana, according to a statement released by Ft. Campbell. The two were among 400 soldiers from Ft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1996 | MARY F. POLS
A mild storm from the Gulf of Alaska danced over Ventura County on Thursday, dropping less than a tenth of an inch of rain on most of the county before moving off into the east, meteorologists said. Showers were scattered and mostly gentle, doing little to boost below-normal rainfall levels. Thousand Oaks and Oxnard reported just trace amounts of rain, while mountainous Ojai received a little more than a quarter inch.
SPORTS
March 8, 1990
Mike Boucher hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, giving Mission Viejo High School a 7-6 victory over host Santa Ana Wednesday in the second round of the Newport Elks tournament. The victory was Mission Viejo Coach Ron Drake's 200th. Drake has coached Mission Viejo for 12 years, compiling a 200-89 record. Mark Newman had two hits and one run batted in for Mission Viejo (2-0).
SPORTS
April 4, 1996
After beating Royal High and claiming the No. 1 spot in The Times' regional baseball poll, Camarillo proved it belongs there. Nathan Kaup (3-0) did plenty to get the point across Wednesday by pitching a two-hitter as the Scorpions defeated Channel Islands, 10-0, in a Marmonte League game at Channel Islands. Kaup also hit had a grand slam and a triple, driving in seven runs. Camarillo (12-1, 6-0 in league play) has won 11 consecutive games and is ranked No.
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June 7, 1996 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget about the one that got away. A great white shark rumored to be cruising the cold coastal waters around the Ventura Harbor could be the one that never existed. Consider this fish story. A fisherman last week reported seeing a 12-foot great white snacking on a couple of sea lions outside the mouth of the Santa Barbara harbor.
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December 30, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joan Worth, an artist who became a theatrical writer-producer in her later years to carry on her late husband's work in furthering the legacies of comedian Lenny Bruce and black nationalist leader Malcolm X, has died. She was 72. Worth, the widow of writer-producer Marvin Worth, died Dec. 8 at her home in Beverly Hills, said her daughter Missy Worth. No cause of death was announced.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2005 | Daryl H. Miller; David C. Nichols;F. Kathleen Foley
In "Frozen," playwright Bryony Lavery turns a chilling subject -- serial child abduction and murder -- into a chamber piece of isolation and grief. Getting its tone right must be enormously difficult, but director Paul Wagar and three remarkable actors have managed it in an Ark Theatre Company production. The British dramatist's 1998 play has some name recognition, since a Broadway production last year earned four Tony Award nominations.
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