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May 25, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Residents were allowed back home Saturday, one day after 19 train tankers derailed and toppled down an embankment. Authorities evacuated 35 homes Friday as a precaution because some of the cars, although empty, held potentially explosive liquid petroleum gas residue. It was not known when the busy railroad line, which accommodates about 20 trains daily, would reopen. The accident occurred late Friday about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
December 31, 1992 | Noel Davis
1. Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Marty Brown (Coach House, San Juan Capistrano): A double dose of hillbilly soul. 2. Emmylou Harris (Crazy Horse, Santa Ana): Harris gave old favorites a new twist with her acoustic band, the Nash Ramblers. 3. Marty Stuart (Crazy Horse): Stuart used rock 'n' roll energy and old-fashioned showmanship to spice up classic licks he learned playing Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt. 4.
November 27, 1998
Pop Music Veteran singer Michael Martin Murphey applies his American West fixation to a cowboy Christmas concert. Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, (310) 825-2101. 8 p.m. Stage Orson Bean headlines as Scrooge (with Jimmy Baker as Tiny Tim) in Venice theater's annual staging of "A Christmas Carol." Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice, (323) 660-8587. 7:30 p.m. Regular schedule: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Ends Jan. 3.
August 14, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
1"Timber I'm Falling in Love," Patty Loveless 2."Sunday in the South," Shenandoah 3."Are You Ever Gonna Love Me," Holly Dunn 4."Love Has No Right," Billy Joe Royal 5."Any Way the Wind Blows," Southern Pacific 6."I'm Still Crazy," Vern Gosdin 7."I Wonder Do You Think of Me," Keith Whitley 8."More Than a Name on the Wall," The Statler Brothers 9."This Woman," K.T. Oslin 10."Never Givin' Up on Love," Michael Martin Murphey 11."Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That," Dolly Parton 12."
May 25, 1997 | From Reuters
Emergency crews Saturday worked to stabilize freight cars that had derailed and tumbled down a canyon slope near Martinez, forcing the evacuation of residents in the area. "Right now we're stabilizing them [the cars] in place to make sure they're not leaking, and then we'll pull them out one at a time," Contra Costa County sheriff's Lt. Scott Daly said. The accident occurred late Friday about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
December 23, 1986 | United Press International
Thirty-seven drilling rig workers who evacuated in two small escape capsules to avoid a possible blowout in the Gulf of Mexico were pulled to safety Monday in up to 15-foot waves. The crew left the offshore rig Oceanic Triton 4, about 70 miles south of Galveston Island, shortly before midnight Sunday because of the danger of a natural-gas explosion, Coast Guard Chief Michael Martin said.
September 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued two former chief financial officers of HealthSouth Corp., claiming they signed false financial statements as part of a $2.5-billion accounting fraud at the rehabilitation giant. Michael Martin and Malcolm "Tadd" McVay were named in the suit, filed last week in federal court in Birmingham, Ala. Both men pleaded guilty in May to criminal charges in the case.
October 18, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
Arizona State has lost its No. 1 tailback, Michael Martin, for the regular season. Martin, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior, suffered a hairline neck fracture on Arizona State's first play against UCLA last week. Sun Devil trainers Thursday held out the possibility Martin could return for a bowl game. He and USC's LaVale Woods were tied for fourth place in Pacific 10 rushing, with 475 yards each.
A year after a fatal train derailment in Cajon Pass, a Los Angeles attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit charging that Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials did not reveal to cleanup workers the full danger posed by chemicals spilled during the crash. The lawsuit, filed in San Bernardino Superior Court, also accuses the railroad of negligently operating the 49-car freight train that careened out of control down a slope last Feb. 1, killing the brakeman and conductor.
March 24, 1994 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Michael Martin Murphey has a soft spot in his heart for the San Gabriel Valley where he used to live, but this weekend it's the Santa Clarita Valley that's drawing the New Mexico resident back to Southern California. The cowboy singer is in town to help Santa Clarita celebrate its Western heritage at the Cowboy Poetry, Music and Film Festival. His performances are Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. The cost is $15. Santa Clarita begins its celebration Friday at 8 p.m.
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