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April 19, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
An aged patriarch nears his end as one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the Caribbean. The two oldest of his four legitimate sons fight a bitter, multimillion-dollar power game, each maneuvering to seize control when the old man falters or dies. The patriarch's long-estranged wife and their two wealthy younger sons, one a playboy and the other a mystic, teasingly switch allegiance, first to one of the older brothers, then the other, as they decide which--if either--they will back in the dynasty game.
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May 9, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine sailing over azure waters to faraway tropical islands. Imagine seeing thousands of stars at night as the boat sails hundreds of miles from civilization. And now imagine that all of this is part of a community college's adult-education course. " . . . Every crew member on this extraordinary adventure will have gained an experience that many only dream of," said Brad Avery, the director of Orange Coast College's Sailing Center here.
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July 1, 1989 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, Shearlean Duke is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
Last summer Lydia Bird went head over heels into debt to buy a 27-foot sailboat to race alone from Los Angeles to Hawaii. "I figured I would make it to the other end, where I could sell the boat, or if the boat sank, I would crawl into a life raft and have such a story to tell that I could write a book and make some money to pay for the boat," says Bird. Instead, 14 days later, Bird, 34, arrived safely in Hawaii, setting a women's sailing record along the way.
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