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March 23, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John Box, four-time Academy Award-winning art director and production designer who re-created wintry Russia in midsummer Spain for "Doctor Zhivago" and built lavish dreamscapes for other period productions, has died. He was 85. Box died March 7 in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, of natural causes associated with aging. The Briton collected an impressive four Oscars for epic films released from 1962 through 1971: "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago," "Oliver!" and "Nicholas and Alexandra."
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March 23, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John Box, four-time Academy Award-winning art director and production designer who re-created wintry Russia in midsummer Spain for "Doctor Zhivago" and built lavish dreamscapes for other period productions, has died. He was 85. Box died March 7 in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, of natural causes associated with aging. The Briton collected an impressive four Oscars for epic films released from 1962 through 1971: "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago," "Oliver!" and "Nicholas and Alexandra."
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April 22, 1996 | SUSAN HOWLETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flashing a boyish smile, John Box admits to being something of a rebel. Rather than ask for help, he once tried to go down a flight of stairs in his wheelchair and toppled end over end. He once brandished a squirt gun at the mall and fired at gawkers. Today, Box wants us to stare. His company, the wheelchair maker Colours by Permobil, has launched a provocative national ad campaign intended to make everyone take a good long look at people in chairs.
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April 22, 1996 | SUSAN HOWLETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flashing a boyish smile, John Box admits to being something of a rebel. Rather than ask for help, he once tried to go down a flight of stairs in his wheelchair and toppled end over end. He once brandished a squirt gun at the mall and fired at gawkers. Today, Box wants us to stare. His company, the wheelchair maker Colours by Permobil, has launched a provocative national ad campaign intended to make everyone take a good long look at people in chairs.
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April 16, 1996 | SUSAN HOWLETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flashing a boyish smile from behind his desk, John Box admits to being something of a rebel. Rather than ask for help, he once decided to go down a flight of stairs in his wheelchair on his own--toppling down them end-over-end. He once brandished a squirt gun at the mall--aiming it at those he thought stared too long. Today, Box, 32, isn't armed with a water pistol. And he wants people to stare.
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May 10, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Ahmet Ertegun better blow out another couple of candles on Atlantic Records' birthday cake. More big names have canceled appearances at the label's 40th anniversary bash on Saturday. Joining Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Neil Young as no-shows: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, who won't be orchestrating a Who reunion.
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January 20, 1994
Martin Hernandez once dreamed of a life as a professional baseball player, but a gunshot took that away. Hernandez, 19, a promising left-handed pitcher, was paralyzed after a drive-by shooting in front of Leuzinger High School in Lawndale last January. But now he will be able to compete in a wheelchair basketball league through a specially designed chair given to him Friday.
SPORTS
October 18, 1987
Chantal Vandierendonck of the Netherlands won her third consecutive women's open title at the U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships Saturday at the Racquet Club of Irvine. Top-seeded Vandierendonck, the top-ranked female player in the world, defeated second-seeded Monique VandenBosch, also of the Netherlands, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2.
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October 17, 1992
Jim Black of Oceanside upset second-seeded Mick Connell of Australia, 6-4, 6-4, in a men's singles quarterfinal match Friday at the U.S Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at the Irvine Racquet Club. Black, seeded fifth, will play third-seeded Brad Parks of San Clemente in the semifinals at 2 p.m. today. Steve Welch of Bedford, Tex., who is seeded fourth, will play top-seeded Laurent Giammartini of France in the other semifinal at 10 a.m.
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October 11, 1992
Mike Watson of Irvine and partner Charie Irizarry of Largo, Fla., defeated George McFadden of Elmhurst, N.Y., and Horace Warner of Corona, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, Saturday in a masters doubles quarterfinal match on the first day of the U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club of Irvine. Dan Lachman of Corona del Mar and Nancy Olson of Stony Point, N.Y., defeated Rick Cooper of Southlake, Tex., and Karin Connell of Australia, 6-3, 6-4, in a mixed doubles quarterfinal.
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April 16, 1996 | SUSAN HOWLETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flashing a boyish smile from behind his desk, John Box admits to being something of a rebel. Rather than ask for help, he once decided to go down a flight of stairs in his wheelchair on his own--toppling down them end-over-end. He once brandished a squirt gun at the mall--aiming it at those he thought stared too long. Today, Box, 32, isn't armed with a water pistol. And he wants people to stare.
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October 18, 1992 | SCOTT JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Second-seeded Chantal Vandierendonck won a record-setting sixth women's singles title at the U.S. Open Wheelchair Championships by defeating Nancy Olson, 6-4, 6-4, Saturday afternoon at the Irvine Racquet Club. Vandierendonck, a pharmaceutical student from the Netherlands, won the singles title in 1985, 1986 and 1988-90. Last year's champion, top-seeded Monica van den Bosch of the Netherlands, was eliminated by Olson in a semifinal match Wednesday. Olson, the top-ranked American, is the first U.
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January 15, 1994 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martin Hernandez is not bitter, or even angry. But sometimes, he says, seeing a baseball "gets me a little bit down." Hernandez, 19, was an aspiring baseball player and police officer when he was wounded in a drive-by shooting last January that left him paralyzed from the waist down. But with the same indomitable spirit that made him a standout athlete, Hernandez is determined to overcome his injury and move on with his life.
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