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December 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Services
The first black nominated to the governing body of American golf said his name wouldn't have been put up had it not been for the membership controversy in 1990 at Shoal Creek, a country club in Birmingham, Ala. "My nomination was a result of Shoal Creek," said John Merchant, 58, an attorney in New Britain, Conn. He must be approved by the United States Golf Assn.
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December 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Services
The first black nominated to the governing body of American golf said his name wouldn't have been put up had it not been for the membership controversy in 1990 at Shoal Creek, a country club in Birmingham, Ala. "My nomination was a result of Shoal Creek," said John Merchant, 58, an attorney in New Britain, Conn. He must be approved by the United States Golf Assn.
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August 11, 2000
Re "To Virtually Go Where No Man Has Gone Before," Commentary, Aug. 7: The history of our race would be dull indeed if John Merchant had been around to rob us of our heroes. The bold dreams of Hillary and Tenzing, Gagarin, Armstrong and Aldrin are the pride and legacy of every man and woman in every nation for all time. Surely our next hero will be the human who first kicks Mars dust into the face of Merchant's robot. JAMES SCOTT Hermosa Beach
OPINION
July 23, 2007
Re "State's liability waiver law refined," July 17 If a handshake or e-mail can constitute a binding agreement, it is unsettling that a signed waiver might not. The state Supreme Court decision will only be met with a flood of lawsuits against city-run parks, pools, gyms, camps and many other facilities where users sign waivers assuming risk.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Barbra Streisand "Guilty Pleasures" (Columbia Records) * * 1/2 A quarter-century after teaming up for their Grammy-winning "Guilty" album, those musically strange bedfellows Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb are together again, taking a something-for-everyone approach that works quite well ... sometimes.
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March 11, 1996 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hellraiser: Bloodline" is the fourth in the Clive Barker series centering on a kind of Rubik's Cube capable of unleashing unspeakable evil. Not surprisingly, it needed all the help it could get to offset the sense of diminishing returns that set in after the 1986 original, a genuine sci-fi horror classic. A dialogue polishing by Barker, plus his own direction, might have made a crucial difference. What it got instead was a script inescapably convoluted by the need to justify a third sequel.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 200 independent video store owners from around the country have filed a lawsuit against Blockbuster Video alleging the company, through illegal business practices, is effectively driving them out of business. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday is similar to another filed in 1999 in San Antonio, Texas, by two video store owners. Both lawsuits allege that Dallas-based Blockbuster, owned by media giant Viacom Inc.
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July 1, 1999 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever since Video Hut opened for business 15 years ago in Los Feliz, the video rental store has been known for its wide, and eclectic, selection of movies. More than 28,000 videos are packed into the 6,000-square-foot store, ranging from the latest mainstream hits to classic, foreign, art-house and cult fare. But hidden behind a large green door at the back of the store is a smaller room filled with about 5,000 adult videos.
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May 8, 1988 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
Once upon a time in Hollywood----three or four years ago, actually--a ferocious band of movie makers called the Independents came out of Nowhere to take the town by storm. Talk about chutzpah! For eons and eons, Hollywood--the movie capital, where the River of Bankability flowed with glitz and celluloid--had been ruled by the Major Studios. All was calm in the land between the Sea of Red Ink and the Ocean of Profit. According to legend, there were seven fearsome Majors. Or maybe there were 10.
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January 8, 1997 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next month in China, it becomes 4695, the Year of the Ox. But out here on the golf course, it's a new year, and 1997 is about a whole new animal. It's definitely the Year of the Tiger. Feel free to celebrate in your car with a 320-yard drive straight down the middle of the street. As the PGA Tour is called to the first tee this week in the $1.
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November 9, 2000 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The long-predicted demise of the video rental business is in full swing. Two large public video chains, Video Update Inc. of Minnesota and Torrance-based Video City, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Those moves follow the more than 100 independent video stores that industry sources estimate have gone out of business every month for two years--a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Wall Street took the hint.
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