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December 11, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the late 1980s, Steve and Jon Levy were pioneering rave outlaws. The British siblings were the guys who lugged speakers into downtown Los Angeles warehouses, collected cash from wild-eyed patrons and watched the door, hoping the cops wouldn't burst in and shut the whole affair down. "It was exhausting," Steve Levy says of those halcyon days when the all-night dance parties were a mysterious and illegal new import. "Crazy and exhausting."
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December 11, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the late 1980s, Steve and Jon Levy were pioneering rave outlaws. The British siblings were the guys who lugged speakers into downtown Los Angeles warehouses, collected cash from wild-eyed patrons and watched the door, hoping the cops wouldn't burst in and shut the whole affair down. "It was exhausting," Steve Levy says of those halcyon days when the all-night dance parties were a mysterious and illegal new import. "Crazy and exhausting."
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September 4, 2000
Esther Dyson's article on Napster ("Napster Forcing Music Industry to Change Its Money-Making Tune," Aug. 21) was the most succinct, insightful, on-target commentary I have read since the dawn of the eight-track tape. After almost a decade of working in the recording industry, I voluntarily left it two years ago because of the very issues you raised. I had hoped--naively, to be sure--that the emergence of MP3 and digital transfer technology would somehow create a new mind-set among the record labels that have controlled popular music for far too long.
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May 12, 1993 | STACY WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alisa Runstrom, at 13, is considering several career options. A seventh-grader in the gifted and talented program at Venado Middle School in Irvine, Alisa thinks about becoming an astronaut, a horse trainer, a librarian or a veterinarian for sea animals. Deafness clearly has not curbed her ambitions. Alisa listens to her teachers and speaks normally with her classmates, although she was born with a severe hearing problem.
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October 31, 1995 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine you live in China. Your family and your neighbors speak Mandarin, but you speak English. Fifty miles away there is a school where others speak English; it is the only place where you can effortlessly communicate your complex thoughts, dreams and emotions for a few hours each day.
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