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August 12, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Huntington Beach company was barred Thursday from using the word "POG" to market milk caps related to the wildly popular children's game--at least until a legal battle over the name goes to trial this fall. The ruling was hailed as a victory by the Costa Mesa-based World POG Federation, which was sued last month by rival Universal Pogs Assn. Inc. But the case is far from over in the high-stakes dispute involving the game played with decorated silver-dollar-size disks.
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January 25, 1991 | THE FASHION STAFF
The audience gasped at actress Andie MacDowell's dress with the dip-to-the-hip backline at last weekend's Golden Globe Awards show. And to think, they were almost denied the thrill. Isaac Mizrahi, who designed it, says MacDowell phoned him after she saw the dress at Barneys in New York, went back to buy it, only to discover it had been sold. "She had to borrow the sample," says Mizrahi who keeps an archive of his designs.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was touted as the "Pog Wars of '94." But on Tuesday, two Orange County companies battling over use of the name of the popular children's game announced an amicable end to a high-stakes courtroom contest that had been set for trial next week. In a settlement effective this week, Universal Pogs Assn. agreed to a permanent order barring the company from using the World POG Federation's "POG" trademark, alone or in combination with other words.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1992 | DEBRA CANO
Move over, Ninja Turtles. Wet Willy, Frosty Freddy and Drippy Dan have landed on Earth and are here to teach children about cleaning up the environment and saving the planet. The life-size characters are part of the "Drip Dudes," who look like big drops of water, wear neon clothing, colored sunglasses, are very hip and entertain through singing and dancing. The Drip Dudes will be the halftime act at the Rams and Atlanta Falcons game Sunday at Anaheim Stadium.
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February 1, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 60,000 fans may turn out at Santa Anita Saturday for the 40,352nd and last ride of Bill Shoemaker's 42-year career, and although it is safe to say that everyone will be rooting for a victory, one will have an extra reason for seeing the 58-year-old jockey go out a winner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A three-letter word for the latest schoolyard rage has landed at the center of a high stakes legal battle that is being played out in an Orange County courtroom. The word is POG. And the issue that will likely be settled during a jury trial this fall is who can legally market the name for the colorful, coin-sized disks that look like milk caps. Universal Pogs Assn. Inc. is suing the World Pog Federation, disputing the federation's claims of exclusive rights to the name.
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August 8, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A three-letter word for the latest schoolyard rage has landed at the center of a high-stakes legal battle that is being played out in an Orange County courtroom. The word is pog . And the issue that will likely be settled during a jury trial this fall is who can legally market the name for the colorful, coin-sized discs that look like milk-bottle caps. Universal Pogs Assn. Inc. is suing the World Pog Federation, disputing the federation's claims of exclusive rights to the name.
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September 17, 1989 | DAVID WHARTON, Times Staff Writer
The guys down at the Jet Center gym in Van Nuys won't admit that their beloved sport of kick-boxing has gone Hollywood. But they don't deny that recent events have brought some glitz to the ancient Thai fighting style that had previously been thought of in terms of blood, sweat and toenails.
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September 14, 1989 | DAVID WHARTON, Times Staff Writer
The guys down at the Jet Center gym in Van Nuys won't admit that their beloved sport of kick-boxing has gone Hollywood. But they don't deny that recent events have brought some glitz to the ancient Thai fighting style that had previously been thought of in terms of blood, sweat and toenails.
NEWS
May 20, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With warplanes roaring across a blue sky, tanks rolling down Sunset Boulevard and anti-war activists waging a staunch protest, Los Angeles on Sunday hosted a homecoming parade for troops returning from victory in the Persian Gulf War with the showy flair that only Hollywood could provide. A huge audience, estimated between 500,000 and 1 million, lined the 3.
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