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June 25, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
As a student at Manchester University, Richard Lowe appeared in a handful of Gilbert & Sullivan productions. But until he volunteered for "Lifegame" at the La Jolla Playhouse, the 32-year-old biotech chemist had never been the subject of a play. The premise of this series of improvisational evenings--based on the work of Keith Johnstone, founder of the noted improv group Theatre Machine--is that every life is worthy of examination.
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June 25, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
As a student at Manchester University, Richard Lowe appeared in a handful of Gilbert & Sullivan productions. But until he volunteered for "Lifegame" at the La Jolla Playhouse, the 32-year-old biotech chemist had never been the subject of a play. The premise of this series of improvisational evenings--based on the work of Keith Johnstone, founder of the noted improv group Theatre Machine--is that every life is worthy of examination.
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BUSINESS
June 2, 1991 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a region where tradition is all, where men boast of plowing the same land as their grandfathers and drive daily past the houses in which they were born, Lee Simpson is a heretic. Simpson says farmers can save water. Make money doing it. Grow better crops at the same time. Not content with merely insulting an industry that's struggling with drought, Simpson had to go out and prove that he was right.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1991 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a region where tradition is all, where men boast of plowing the same land as their grandfathers and drive daily past the houses in which they were born, Lee Simpson is a heretic. Simpson says farmers can save water. Make money doing it. Grow better crops at the same time. Not content with merely insulting an industry that's struggling with drought, Simpson had to go out and prove that he was right.
SPORTS
June 13, 1986
Jimmy Lee Simpson, 66, father of former football player O.J. Simpson, died of cancer Monday in San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1997
A man convicted of shooting a construction worker to death at a Covina automated teller machine was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Charles Lee Simpson, 19, of Covina, was sentenced by Pomona Superior Court Judge William McVittie two months after a jury convicted him of murdering Corey Stansfield, authorities said. A security camera at the Wells Fargo Bank in Covina captured the July 1996 murder of Stansfield as he withdrew money from a drive-up ATM.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1996
In a move that allows it to seek the death penalty, the district attorney's office filed a murder with special circumstances charge Friday against an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a construction worker at a Covina automated teller machine. Charles Lee Simpson appeared in West Covina's Citrus Municipal Court on Friday, about a mile from the Wells Fargo Bank where a security camera captured the July 17 murder of Corey Stanfield as he withdrew money from a drive-up ATM.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1995 | From Associated Press
Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s board forced Chairman and Chief Executive Harry Merlo and two other top executives to resign amid mounting legal problems, the company said Monday. The building products company said in a statement that the three executives agreed Friday to retire early after the board expressed lack of confidence in them. The company's stock closed at $24.625, down $1.625 a share on the New York Stock Exchange. Board member and former Chief Financial Officer Donald R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
O.J. Simpson bit, wrestled and chased a man who approached him with a gun Tuesday in a golf course parking lot at Griffith Park, police said. Simpson, who suffered a minor cut on his hand, followed the attacker in his van and called 911. But police advised him to suspend the chase, and the attacker got away, said LAPD spokesman Jason Lee. Simpson had just finished a round of golf about 4 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
The British company Improbable Theatre, whose "Spirit" is at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, drew glowing reviews for "70 Hill Lane" and "Lifegame" at La Jolla Playhouse. Key members of the Improbable team also won a lot of fans with "Shockheaded Peter" last year at the Freud. Lower those expectations. The innovative staging of "Spirit" keeps an audience watching with interest, but the content is sketchy and platitudinous at best, inchoate at worst.
SPORTS
February 26, 1987
Cal Lutheran senior Troy Kuretich set three school records Saturday in a track meet at CSUN. Kuretich ran a 10.72 in the 100 meters, 21.2 in the 200 and registered 24-0 in the long jump. He won all three events and qualified for the NAIA national meet in each. He also ran the second leg in the 400 relay, which CLU won in 41.85. Musical chairs: Former CLU Athletic Director Don Green has been named acting athletic director at the school because Dr. Robert Doering is on a five-month sabbatical.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2000 | DON BRAUNAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
First, a critic's caveat: If you go to "Lifegame," you won't see what's described in this review. That aside, what you will see, you'll probably enjoy. "Lifegame," conceived by Keith Johnstone, is an ingenious twist on the improvisational theater "call out a subject" challenge.
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