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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | GINGER ORR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A month ago, Lee Siggers bought a violin repair shop in his home city of Fort Worth from a woman who was dying of cancer. Last week the retired Navy officer traveled 1,400 miles to Thousand Oaks to fulfill the woman's dying wish. As a condition of the sale, the shop owner made Siggers promise to attend the California Summer String Institute at California Lutheran University, the only violin-making class of its kind on the West Coast.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two more members of the battling Jackson family are duking it out on radio stations in Los Angeles and New York. Just as a bootlegged cut from superstar Michael Jackson's long-awaited "Dangerous" album hit the airwaves over the weekend, a recording by older brother Jermaine was heard taking shots at Michael's efforts over the years to alter his looks.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1996 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DreamWorks SKG became the latest Hollywood company to jump into the computer animation business, acquiring a 40% stake in Pacific Data Images of Sunnyvale, Calif. DreamWorks is making the investment in the closely held company, funding a research and development effort, investing in new hardware and producing a yet-to-be-announced computer-animated film with the company. When all of that is added up, sources said, DreamWorks will spend about $30 million.
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.
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.
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