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September 14, 1987 | ANN HEROLD
The lush, peaceful setting had been a welcome respite from their troubled home lives, and though circumstances have improved for many, the urge to return was strong for the 200 people who came to celebrate the 100th summer of Camp Algonquin, a retreat for low-income families on the Fox River outside Chicago. "I haven't forgotten a single hike in the woods," said Rose Boik, 82, who was there with her mother and five brothers and sisters in 1915.
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September 14, 1989 | RICHARD SANDOMIR, Sandomir is a free-lance writer and author of the coming book, "Bald Like Me."
"C'mon, bring your bald head over here," roars John T. Capps III as I enter the Holiday Inn. With six other baldies, I face the lobby's wall-size mirror as we pose for a Philadelphia TV station. Between our heads and the lights, there's plenty of glare. Capps exhorts us to rub our domes in unison and chant: "Hip-hip! Bald is beautiful! Bald is beautiful! Bald is beautiful!" As Capps choreographs our movements, he takes phone calls from the news media.
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NEWS
September 14, 1989 | RICHARD SANDOMIR, Sandomir is a free-lance writer and author of the coming book, "Bald Like Me."
"C'mon, bring your bald head over here," roars John T. Capps III as I enter the Holiday Inn. With six other baldies, I face the lobby's wall-size mirror as we pose for a Philadelphia TV station. Between our heads and the lights, there's plenty of glare. Capps exhorts us to rub our domes in unison and chant: "Hip-hip! Bald is beautiful! Bald is beautiful! Bald is beautiful!" As Capps choreographs our movements, he takes phone calls from the news media.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | ANN HEROLD
The lush, peaceful setting had been a welcome respite from their troubled home lives, and though circumstances have improved for many, the urge to return was strong for the 200 people who came to celebrate the 100th summer of Camp Algonquin, a retreat for low-income families on the Fox River outside Chicago. "I haven't forgotten a single hike in the woods," said Rose Boik, 82, who was there with her mother and five brothers and sisters in 1915.
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March 17, 1987 | Associated Press
You can entice them with all manner of pills, potions and promises, but many a chrome dome out there is proud of his pate. Consider the passionate response of John Capps III, founder of Bald Headed Men of America, when he heard that a government advisory panel Monday had recommended approval of the first drug shown to make hair grow on bald men. "So what?" said Capps, a 46-year-old printer who heads the 18,000-head club from his home in Morehead City, N.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1991
A man wanted for kidnaping in Washington state barricaded himself in his Acton home Thursday when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies tried to arrest him, authorities said. John Logan Capps locked himself in his house at Cory Avenue and 3rd Street about 2:45 p.m., Sheriff's Deputy Mary Landreth said. Capps is about 40 years old and was thought to be well armed, she said. He was not holding any hostages, she added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1994
Re "Voters Call for More Vision, Less Venom," Oct. 24: Enough is enough. As a young voter, I do not have the memories of past campaigns that were "clean and intelligent." It is scary to think that all I know of campaigns is mudslinging and verbal abuse of opposing candidates. How did we ever get to this low point? Blame has been quick and sharp in the direction of the candidates themselves. This total divesting of blame on candidates is unfair. Campaign policies reflect what the voting public wants to see. It is sad to see that voters respond to predatory campaign tactics.
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November 1, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Saugus man has been arrested on suspicion of helping an Acton relative kidnap his estranged wife and two toddlers in the state of Washington, authorities said Thursday. Craig Jurkiewicz, 29, was arrested Wednesday night and was being held at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station while authorities in Yakima County, Wash., arrange for his extradition, deputies there and in Los Angeles County said.
NEWS
August 4, 1992 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
Going bald is a bummer. Just ask one of the 35 million American men who is. Hair loss is a stressful process, concludes Thomas F. Cash of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. He polled 145 men--103 balding, 42 not--and reported the findings in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Balding men envy hairier men, he found. Some balding men are preoccupied with wishes for more hair and worry about what others think of their appearance.
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October 19, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A construction worker wanted by Washington state authorities on charges of kidnaping his estranged wife and two toddlers was arrested at his home in Acton early Friday after an 11-hour standoff with sheriff's deputies. No one was injured, although 20 to 25 neighbors were evacuated because of reports that John Logan Capps, 43, had an arsenal inside his house. Capps had already released his wife, Connie, 33, and their sons, ages 2 and 4, when Los Angeles County deputies surrounded his house.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1992 | JILL BETTNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
SilentRadio, a Chatsworth company whose moving electronic displays featuring news, entertainment and sports scores are in many post offices, banks and other businesses, is going into--what else--silent TV. Its new network, to broadcast both entertainment and commercials, would air first in supermarkets. In March, SilentRadio, the National Broadcasting Co., Fleming Cos., the nation's largest grocery wholesaler, and Site-Based Media Inc.
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