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November 26, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first thing Kevin Hunter of Wire Train did last week when he got home from a concert tour as Bob Dylan's opening act was to listen to one of Dylan's greatest albums, "Highway 61 Revisited." Wire Train's lyricist and singer has shown a strong Dylan influence over the course of the band's four albums, but he wasn't trying to prolong the glow of having shared some 40 stages with a hero.
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November 26, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first thing Kevin Hunter of Wire Train did last week when he got home from a concert tour as Bob Dylan's opening act was to listen to one of Dylan's greatest albums, "Highway 61 Revisited." Wire Train's lyricist and singer has shown a strong Dylan influence over the course of the band's four albums, but he wasn't trying to prolong the glow of having shared some 40 stages with a hero.
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BUSINESS
August 13, 1987
Los Angeles-based Trust Co. of the West named Jody A. Clark vice president-equities and assistant portfolio manager and Kevin A. Hunter vice president-convertible bonds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1998
Two men accused of robbing a Duarte bank twice in two months were convicted Wednesday by a federal court jury. Jeffrey James Dennis, 41, of Inglewood and Darren Kevin Hunter, 33, of Los Angeles each face 44 to 52 years in prison when they are sentenced in January. The pair held up a Bank of America branch on East Huntington Drive in Duarte on April 10 and fled with about $13,000 in cash.
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November 27, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Back in the mid-'80s, San Francisco's Wire Train was briefly a leading entry in the post-R.E.M. alternative-rock sweepstakes, with its derivative but attractive song "Chamber of Hellos." After a three-year absence, the band operated on Sunday at the Roxy largely in the shadow of current alternative-rock contender World Party--no big surprise, considering that Wire Train guitarist Jeffrey Trott toured as a member of that band earlier this year.
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June 20, 1986 | STEVE POND
You can file Wire Train under Folk-Oriented New Pop Bands (Ringing Guitars Division, as opposed to the more common Jangly Guitars Division). Though it's one of the more intriguing entrants in that field, the San Francisco quartet's show Tuesday at the Roxy posed a question endemic to the genre: Should you rev up the momentum on stage if it upsets the balance in your music? They revved, and it upset.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Co. announced that John H. Bonde has joined the company as president and that it has promoted David T. Stevens to executive vice president of operations. Bonde, who will be responsible for overall operation of the Cerritos-based company, was previously a regional vice president with Atlanta-based BellSouth. Most recently, Stevens was L.A. Cellular's vice president of marketing and distribution. Stanley M. Benson has joined Amgen Inc.
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February 14, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to keep building momentum with young buyers, Toyota has pulled the wraps off a two-door, off-road concept vehicle it hopes will define a new niche of flexible, entry-level vehicles. The RSC--for rugged sports coupe--comes out of Toyota's Calty design center in Newport Beach, which was given a simple instruction: Come up with something that would have strong visual appeal with the under-30 crowd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1990 | ALLISON SAMUELS
After 25 years of marriage and 14 years of custodial work at a Los Angeles elementary school, William J. Brown Jr. lost his home, his family and his job because he couldn't give up cocaine. "At that time, that's all I cared about," Brown said. "What happened tomorrow didn't matter. Now it does." Brown, 47, was one of more than 30 men who found shelter from the season's low temperatures Wednesday at the National Guard Armory in Santa Ana.
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