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May 29, 1992 | Associated Press
A paroled rapist arrested after a woman was found in his car trunk confessed to killing three teen-age girls and a woman and led investigators to their shallow graves, authorities said Thursday. Leslie Allen Williams, a 39-year-old habitual offender from Detroit, had been released from prison in August, 1990. Authorities said a witness had seen Williams try to abduct and rape the woman found in his trunk while she was laying a wreath at her mother's grave Sunday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1998
Longtime Moorpark resident William Alonzo Mahan, a retired plant operator with Local 12 Operating Engineers, died Tuesday at a local hospital. He was 81. "Lonie" was born Dec. 9, 1916, in Roberts, Idaho. He was a volunteer and board member with many charitable organizations, including the Moorpark Lions Club and Senior Nutrition Program. He was a longtime member of the California Fireman's Assn. and volunteered with the Ventura County Fire Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1995 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Playwright Ken Ludwig (best known for the popular comedy "Lend Me a Tenor") presents a special problem to actors and directors: His plays are plot- rather than character-driven, which means the performers get fewer guidelines as to the motivation and subtext that puts drama into a drama. Ludwig's "Postmortem," at the Cypress Civic Theatre through Dec. 9, is no exception, and director Pattric Walker hasn't been able to leap the hurdle.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1994 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ken Ludwig's hit Broadway farce "Lend Me a Tenor" borrows from the French farceur Feydeau but doesn't have the master's obligatory seven doors. There are only five in the 1934 Cleveland hotel suite where the action takes place, surrounding a performance of the Cleveland Grand Opera that barely misses being a disaster. The play is also missing a couple of the cylinders that help fuel a true farce. There are some dull moments not filled with mayhem, and a couple of gags run out of gas.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ken Ludwig's hit Broadway farce "Lend Me a Tenor" borrows from the French farceur Feydeau but doesn't have the master's obligatory seven doors. There are only five in the 1934 Cleveland hotel suite where the action takes place, surrounding a performance of the Cleveland Grand Opera that barely misses being a disaster. The play is also missing a couple of the cylinders that help fuel a true farce. There are some dull moments not filled with mayhem, and a couple of gags run out of gas.
SPORTS
August 17, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors easily defeated quarterfinal opponents Friday to set up a semifinal meeting today in the $375,000 Players International tournament at Montreal. The top-seeded McEnroe beat No. 16 Ramesh Krishnan, 6-3, 6-2, and No. 3 Connors defeated No. 6 Stefan Edberg of Sweden, 6-4, 6-1. In the other quarterfinals, No. 2 Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia overpowered No. 5 Anders Jarryd of Sweden, 6-1, 6-0, and No. 15 Jimmy Arias defeated No. 7 Eliot Teltscher, 6-1, 7-6.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1989 | CORINNE FLOCKEN
It's a sunny morning at Santa Ana's Rancho Santiago College. A handsome Latino leans against a wall, a half-smile on his face as he surveys the passing scene. Nearby, two Asian-American girls bend their heads together in animated conversation. Around them, students from every ethnic group hurry to their next class. In the college art gallery, this scene of cultural diversity is mirrored in "Above All Others: The Best from Orange County High Schools' Fine Arts Students," a collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and ceramics by students in nine Orange County high schools.
NEWS
April 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Here are the sailors listed by the Pentagon as killed in the explosion Wednesday aboard the battleship Iowa, with their ranks and hometowns. Other names are to be released as relatives are notified. Tung Thanh Adams, 25, fire controlman 3rd class, Alexandria, Va. Robert Wallace Backherms, 30, gunner's mate 3rd class, Ravenna, Ohio. Dwayne Collier Battle, 21, electrician's mate, Rocky Mount, N.C. Walter Scot Blakey, 20, gunner's mate 3rd class, Eaton Rapids, Mich.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
His hair is silver now; his face a complete map of his life's journeys, too many of them wrong turnings. But the walk is still jaunty and, at 60, Tony Curtis' voice still echoes optimism. He is one of those actors who seems to have been around forever, whose beginnings are wrapped up in our beginnings. For it is 38 years and half a hundred movies ago since he took his first faltering steps in acting. It's extraordinary that he survived. Few actors were so mocked in their early years.
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