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June 12, 2005 | Michael J. Ybarra, Special to The Times
Martha O'CONNOR tried to sell out, but no one was buying. In 2003, O'Connor, who is now 33, had been writing novels for half her life. Four books to be exact. The first when she was 15. Although she had a literary agent, O'Connor had never found a publisher. The fourth, she was sure, would be the charm. "I wrote a mystery with a young, sassy detective," she says, sitting in her living room on a leafy street in this Marin County neighborhood. "I thought I had completely faked out the market.
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June 12, 2005 | Michael J. Ybarra, Special to The Times
Martha O'CONNOR tried to sell out, but no one was buying. In 2003, O'Connor, who is now 33, had been writing novels for half her life. Four books to be exact. The first when she was 15. Although she had a literary agent, O'Connor had never found a publisher. The fourth, she was sure, would be the charm. "I wrote a mystery with a young, sassy detective," she says, sitting in her living room on a leafy street in this Marin County neighborhood. "I thought I had completely faked out the market.
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May 8, 2005 | Susan Salter Reynolds
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October 25, 1990 | ANTHONY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Canadian public school board and the National Football League are butting heads over the use of the name "Rams." Lawyers for the Calgary Board of Education have filed a statement of opposition with the country's Registrar of Trademarks with regard to the NFL's attempts to gain exclusive North American rights to the Rams title. Central Memorial High School--one of Calgary's oldest schools--has used the name on team jerseys, school band uniforms, T-shirts and mugs since 1908.
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April 21, 2005 | Sebastian Rotella, Richard Boudreaux and Geraldine Baum, Times Staff Writers
Although the conclave officially began when the ornate doors of the Sistine Chapel closed Monday, the election of Pope Benedict XVI less than 24 hours later was virtually decided before the balloting began. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger arrived with a solid base of votes that staved off the emergence of any real challenger, culminating a juggernaut of a campaign months in the making, cardinals and Vatican-watchers said Wednesday.
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