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ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT
Hammer is hammering away at Garth Brooks but Brooks' "Ropin' the Wind" still leads the Billboard magazine pop album chart by a country mile, substantially outselling Hammer's second-ranked "Too Legit to Quit." Hammer may reach the top yet. His single, "2 Legit 2 Quit," rising rapidly on the pop singles chart (No. 19), may significantly boost album sales. Brooks has two Top 10 albums again. His "No Fences" moved up three notches to No. 9.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1995 | NICK GREEN
A convicted armed robber, accused of fleeing the state while on parole, was captured as he hid in an upstairs closet of a relative's Oxnard home, authorities said. Members of the Oxnard Police Department, FBI and state parole office took Michael Anthony Black, 26, of Oxnard into custody Thursday night without incident, said Gary Auer, FBI supervising agent for Ventura. FBI surveillance had determined earlier in the evening that the fleeing felon was at the relative's house, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN
Oxnard police arrested two of three men suspected of robbing a couple at gunpoint and committing sexual battery against the woman victim early Saturday at Beverly Drive and Ventura Road. Police identified the two men as Bobby Allen Rollins, 21, and Michael Anthony Black, 23, both Oxnard residents. A third suspect was not apprehended, police said.
SPORTS
November 9, 1996 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Price is low key when he talks about Ryan Leaf, like a father who doesn't want to bore the lodge meeting with exploits of his son, but still wants the brethren to know that the kid is special. "He really has progressed quite well," said Price, the Washington State football coach. "He's becoming a better quarterback, technique-wise. His accuracy in passing is getting better. . . . He's just real good underneath the center." Bob Toledo suffers no such inhibitions.
NEWS
June 25, 1993 | JUDY ARTUNIAN
Those closely cropped bobs and shags may be the hallmark of the carefree waif look, but they are anything but carefree if your hair is too straight, curly or limp. To make these new 'dos work for a variety of hair types, stylists are rediscovering the hair-shaping benefits of that barber shop staple: the straight-edge razor. "By removing excess bulk, a razor cut gives your hair more body. It also gives the hair mobility, because it doesn't blunt the ends like a scissor cut does.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can you imagine a Soul Train Awards ceremony where such superstars as Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston and Hammer could only manage a single award among them? That's what happened Tuesday night at the Shrine Auditorium, where newcomers Color Me Badd, Jodeci and Lisa Fischer swept key awards during the sixth annual R&B/soul awards competition.
MAGAZINE
March 22, 1998 | JAMES BATES, James Bates covers Hollywood for The Times' business section. He last wrote for the magazine about Edgar Bronfman Jr
In the summer of 1978, in such Hollywood haunts of the day as Le Dome, Ma Maison and Imperial Gardens, a button appeared on lapels that read "Free the Baby Moguls." It was an inside joke, or as inside as jokes can be in Hollywood, which is to say a few thousand people probably got it. The reference was to six studio executives and one agent in their late 20s and early 30s profiled in an article, "The Baby Moguls," in New West magazine.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1993 | DON LEE, Los Angeles Times
A few years ago, Bugle Boy was one of America's hottest companies. Teen-age boys and young men were consumed with its baggy cargo pants, and the company had a top-rated television ad to boot. For the year ended April, 1990, Bugle Boy earned $44 million, on sales of over $500 million--nearly double the previous year. But fashion trends keep changing and the cargo look began to fade that year. And so nearly did Bugle Boy.
SPORTS
November 16, 1997
Ryan Leaf, mentioned often as a Heisman Trophy contender, played like one and then looked like one on Saturday at Pullman, Wash. Seconds after leading No. 14 Washington State to a 38-28 victory over Stanford, Leaf drew a huge response from the record crowd by dropping into the pose of the familiar statue given to the best player in college football. "It was instantaneous," Leaf said after the victory that kept the Cougars in contention for their first Rose Bowl since 1931.
SPORTS
December 28, 1997 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The secret of Michigan's season-long defensive superiority is out. It's not the unit's aggressiveness that has made it the country's best, or the athleticism and superb instincts of Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson. It's the defensive players' ritual of convening in a darkened meeting room two days before each game to join hands and recite from memory a poem titled, "The Law of the Jungle." Don't knock it. The Wolverine defense gave up only 8.9 points and 206.9 yards a game.
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