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August 13, 1994 | HOLLY WAGNER
Newport Harbor will get a new cleanup boat because vandals took the old one on a joy ride that left it damaged beyond repair. "The boat basically was destroyed," Harbor Inspector Wes Armand said. "It was actually banging around on the pilings under the pier. Whoever took the boat ended up running the boat aground." The vessel is an open, 18-foot aluminum skiff the city has used since 1984 to keep the harbor waters clean.
Franklin Stubbs, while not dropping his informal request to be traded, agreed to a one-year contract with the Dodgers for $450,000 Wednesday. In granting Stubbs a 30% raise over last season's salary, the Dodgers avoided an arbitration hearing by compromising between Stubbs' demand of $495,000 and the team's offer of $400,000. "This does not change Franklin's desires to be moved," said Jim Turner, agent for the first baseman-outfielder. "But this was a fine deal.
November 30, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
Traditional jazz, mainly taking the form known as Dixieland, is almost a stranger to the Southland's best-known clubs, and the ranks of its true exponents are thinning. Still, every Sunday the old-time sounds ring forth at the Beef and Barrel in Northridge. The Great Pacific Jazz Band has been at this location for more than two years.
June 11, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
The Sammis Co., which wants to develop 250 acres of farmland off Pleasant Valley Road in Camarillo, has agreed to find a way to pay for a new elementary school as part of the plan, school officials say. Russell Goodman, a Sammis vice president, sent a memo to that effect to the Pleasant Valley School District, Associate Supt. Howard Hamilton said. Hamilton said Goodman has also made a verbal commitment to pay for the school. Goodman was unavailable for comment.
February 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Kelvin Upshaw scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half as Utah opened a 16-point lead over 15th-ranked Texas El Paso and held on to defeat the Miners, 71-67, in a Western Athletic Conference basketball game at Salt Lake City Friday night. Jerry Stroman finished with 18 points, and Mitch Smith had 12 for the Utes (15-8 overall and 7-4 in the conference). Dave Feitl paced UTEP (21-4, 9-3) with 25 points.
June 23, 2001
Re "Opposition Grows to Searches of Students," June 19: Sometimes I feel like I have outgrown much of my decades-long affection for the American Civil Liberties Union. I understand that a freedom lost a little soon becomes a freedom lost a lot. But there must be room left for the common good and common sense. With any freedom, the interest of society is weighed against the rights of the individual. Society wants and should have safe schools for its children. Students want to be treated fairly and assumed innocent until proven otherwise.
July 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
A few years back, red-faced Pentagon officials admitted they were buying $436 hammers and $640 toilet seats. Reforms went into effect. Now they're buying $999 pliers and $117 soap dish covers. Two Republican senators want to know why. "We have been informed by defense officials that overpricing and other systemic problems are as prevalent today within the supply system as they were in the mid-1980s," Sens. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and William V. Roth Jr.
September 6, 1996 | NICK GREEN
A purse stolen in Ventura on Thursday morning led authorities to not only the capture of the thieves but to a cache of stolen goods, police said. Two Ventura men are in custody after their arrest on suspicion of theft after police seized a variety of items in a raid on a Denver Street house in east Ventura. The items range from car stereo systems to checks stolen from the mail boxes of rural homes. "They've been real busy--a little crime wave," Sgt.
August 4, 1988
Blues master Charles Brown and his quartet will open Monday's "Day of the Piano" concert in the Ventura High School Auditorium at that moment in the 20th Century when all eights converge. On the eighth day of the eighth month of the century's 88th year, at 8:08 p.m., Brown and seven other pianists will salute their instrument--and its 88 keys.
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