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August 21, 1994 | STEVE GEISSINGER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thinking back to July 6, as Mike Tupper often does these days, the forest fire looked routine, not like a hellish mass killer. But when Tupper sent smoke jumpers parachuting from a plane to the fire that July day near Glenwood Springs, Colo., two would never return. The two, and a third jumper from another plane, were among 14 firefighters who died when overrun by flames. Tupper hangs his head, his shoulder-length hair falling over an earring, his flashing smile and swashbuckling gait both gone.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1994 | STEVE GEISSINGER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thinking back to July 6, as Mike Tupper often does these days, the forest fire looked routine, not like a hellish mass killer. But when Tupper sent smoke jumpers parachuting from a plane to the fire that July day near Glenwood Springs, Colo., two would never return. The two, and a third jumper from another plane, were among 14 firefighters who died when overrun by flames. Tupper hangs his head, his shoulder-length hair falling over an earring, his flashing smile and swashbuckling gait both gone.
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February 24, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM
* 1/2; BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY; "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy"; Capitol/Coolsville ** 1/2; BLUES JUMPERS; "Wheels Start Turning"; Ridge Big Bad Voodoo Daddy wears a self-appointed crown as Southern California's kings of swing. But to bend a self-congratulatory catch-phrase that this predictable Ventura band predictably blares on its first major-label album: So what if it swings, when it don't mean a thing?
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