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September 15, 1994 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura Bookstore's Ed Elrod has planned three events this week to appeal to a variety of literary interests: The image of Costa Rica as a peaceful, democratic country that welcomes Americans as tourists and expatriate retirees is re-enforced in "Choose Costa Rica." Travel writer John Howells will sign his guide to living and investing in the Central American country at 2 p.m. Saturday. Unlike many of today's women mystery writers who create female crime solvers, J.A.
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SPORTS
March 2, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC has received permission to interview Paul Westhead, current George Mason and former Laker and Loyola Marymount basketball coach in what has become a nationwide search for the Trojans. Tom O'Connor, athletic director at George Mason, said Wednesday that USC administrators contacted him two weeks ago about Westhead, who also coached the Denver Nuggets.
SPORTS
January 10, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
A mystery company is hoping that British heavyweight Julius Francis gets knocked down repeatedly in his fight with Mike Tyson in Manchester, England, on Jan. 29. That's why the outfit is sponsoring the soles of Francis' shoes for 20,000 pounds (U.S. $32,000), hoping that the boxer will be prone enough times to display the strange advertisement. Frank Maloney, manager of Francis, knows the advertiser, but he won't tell.
SPORTS
September 7, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bruce Parkhill, who revitalized the Penn State basketball team when it joined the Big Ten Conference, resigned unexpectedly as coach Wednesday, saying he was burned out. Parkhill, who guided the Nittany Lions to a 21-11 record last season and a third-place finish in the National Invitation Tournament, was replaced by long-time assistant Jerry Dunn. Parkhill will remain at the school as assistant athletic director. "I just haven't enjoyed coaching as much as I used to--it's that simple," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1998 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's such a tough business, this writing game. Creating the work, getting published and reviewed--usually while working another job and/or managing a family--demands passion and dedication. So when three authors shared their latest published efforts at a regular lunch gathering of literary toilers (where anxious complaining often occurs), the carping changed to happy talk.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1995 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Too often we tend to dismiss all television news anchors as pretty faces who know how to read. Now Kelly Lange, the enduring journalist who co-anchors the KNBC news at 4 and 11 p.m., can list among her credits "Trophy Wife," a glitzy murder mystery. The book, she said, was written between midnight and 3 a.m., after her nightly broadcast.
NEWS
September 2, 1993 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Labor Day weekend is upon us, a sure sign that summer has slipped away. For many literary toilers (those who have been frolicking), it also means it's time to take up the quill, activate the electric typewriter or light up the word processor. But there is no reason to be a lonely scribbler. Opportunities now abound via local writing organizations to meet colleagues, make contacts and encounter best-selling authors, screenwriters, agents and editors.
SPORTS
February 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
Titus Ivory returned from a first-half ankle sprain Wednesday night to score a career-high 27 points, including four in overtime, as Penn State upset sixth-ranked Illinois, 98-95, at State College, Pa. Penn State Coach Jerry Dunn said that he didn't expect that Ivory would be able to return, but Ivory said he had no doubt. "My teammates have a lot of confidence in me," Ivory said. "Not to be taking anything away from the Illinois guys, but one-on-one I feel I can play with anybody."
NEWS
June 1, 1992 | JACK SMITH
If you believe it possible for an expert in any field to teach you his expertise, whom would you ask? In "Tricks of the Trade," editor Jerry Dunn purports to reveal the secrets of 79 experts in skills ranging from punctuation to ice skating backward. Though a reigning operatic soprano may be able to teach a protege some tricks of her trade, I doubt that she can teach her how to sing, any more than a writer can teach you how to write. But hope springs eternal.
SPORTS
September 7, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bruce Parkhill, who revitalized the Penn State basketball team when it joined the Big Ten Conference, resigned unexpectedly as coach Wednesday, saying he was burned out. Parkhill, who guided the Nittany Lions to a 21-11 record last season and a third-place finish in the National Invitation Tournament, was replaced by long-time assistant Jerry Dunn. Parkhill will remain at the school as assistant athletic director. "I just haven't enjoyed coaching as much as I used to--it's that simple," he said.
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