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NEWS
March 4, 2000 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They whiz down congested sidewalks, turning a mundane walk into an urban romp. They collapse and cuddle under an arm in the crowded subway. They can jump, slalom or merely stroll. They turn heads, induce giggles and, in this shy nation, supply a pretext for conversation. A fusion of scooter and skateboard, these scooterboards have become the hottest form of transportation in Tokyo.
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SPORTS
January 3, 1988 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press
Four years after winning gold and silver medals at the 1984 Winter Olympics and retiring shortly after, Phil and Steve Mahre are still trying to get away from the ski slopes. But the greatest slalom racers in U.S. history know that skiing is still their meal ticket, even though they're no longer threading gates at 80 m.p.h. The twins, now 30, spend time on skis each year to fulfill their endorsement, personal appearance and ski camp commitments, but not for pleasure.
NEWS
June 28, 1999 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
At one of nature's grand intersections, where the northern Great Plains roll up against the soaring battlements of Glacier National Park, the federal government is paving the way for an industrial development of potentially dominating proportions.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
In some quarters, Maxxam Inc. wouldn't rate as anybody's favorite corporation. The Los Angeles-based real estate development company has a history of attracting negative publicity, including a loud chorus of condemnation over the accelerated cutting of redwood trees after its move into California's lumber industry in 1986. But investors applauded last year when Maxxam bought KaiserTech, the parent of Oakland-based Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical. Maxxam's shares rose 225% in the past year, showing the greatest stock price appreciation of all California companies surveyed by MZ Group of San Francisco.
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