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Train your telescope on the top of Mt. Wilson and pick out a radio tower--say, the tallest one up there, the 975-foot spike owned by KCBS-TV Channel 2. That man you see climbing the upper rungs, with a dizzying view from San Clemente Island to Los Angeles Harbor, just might be the same ornery, rawboned, ice-in-his-veins character who began climbing these towers half a century ago. John Hignite is 75 now, and he has slowed a bit. His knees are bad. He drinks light beer instead of Black Velvet.
July 14, 2009 | August Brown
During his headlining set at KCRW's World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, Maine-based singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne used his yearning, raspy voice and barely there folk strumming to induce maximum snuggling among the assembled couples.
February 10, 2000 | Associated Press
Pavel Rosa scored two goals as the Ice Dogs defeated the Cleveland Lumberjacks, 4-2, Wednesday night at Long Beach Arena. Long Beach's Dmitri Leonov broke a 2-2 tie in the second period with his 10th goal of the year. The Ice Dogs outshot the Lumberjacks, 39-22, and 33-11 in the first two periods.
December 15, 2002 | Steve Henson
Tuesday vs. Northern Arizona (4-2), 7:30 p.m. -- The Lumberjacks, members of the Big Sky Conference, have won three in a row. Coach Mike Adras, in his fourth season since taking over from Ben Howland, posted his 50th victory when Northern Arizona beat St. Peter's on Nov. 23. The Lumberjacks lost to Arizona, 101-66, on Nov. 27. -- Steve Henson
May 15, 1987 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that it is investigating the possibility that malicious damage by timber harvesting opponents may have been responsible for a lumber mill accident in which a worker was injured when a huge saw band flew into his face after hitting a large nail embedded in a log. It was the first-known accident that could be linked to "tree-spiking," a tactic advocated by radical environmental activists to stop the logging of old-growth trees.
December 14, 1986
All but one Northern Arizona player scored as the Lumberjacks defeated winless USIU, 95-88, in a nonconference men's basketball game in Flagstaff. Forward David Duane scored 21 points to lead Northern Arizona (3-3). USIU (0-5) was led by guard Joe Yezbak, who had 29 points, mostly from the outside, while Kelley Andrews added 19 and Russ Hiekce added 18 points. Northern Arizona took advantage of the shorter Gulls, out-rebounding USIU, 51-32.
December 16, 1986
Northern Arizona defeated United States International University, 81-56, Monday in a nonconference women's basketball game at Flagstaff. The Lumberjacks broke open a close game after switching to a press midway through the first half. Northern Arizona (4-3) forced 23 turnovers and recorded 15 steals. The Lumberjacks got 21 points from guard Mindy Sherred and center Dana Brickhouse. The Gulls (3-5) were paced by point guard Sonya Carter and forward Dawn Cricklaw, who had 12 points apiece.
April 8, 1996 | Associated Press
The Ice Dogs, playing their fourth road game in five nights, were beaten, 6-5, Sunday night in a shootout by the Cleveland Lumberjacks. Patrik Augusta, Dan Lambert and Dave Smith each had one goal and one assist for the Ice Dogs (32-33-13), who never trailed until the shootout was over.
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