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December 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The mother of a 2-year-old boy who hurt himself on a playground in Stamford is suing the city for income she says the toddler is losing, a local newspaper reported. The Advocate said Deena Mader filed a claim saying she wants compensation for her child Konrad's medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages "due to his inability to audition or take modeling or commercial jobs." The child received stitches after crashing into a railing at the playground, the paper said.
Police asked for help Thursday in the case of a photographer who has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl who came to his Burbank studio to have pictures taken for a modeling portfolio. Authorities allege that Isidro Arroyo, 27, of Sun Valley, who ran a studio called CVS Productions at 274 W. Spazier Ave. in Burbank, took nude photos of the girl and then assaulted her as her mother waited in another part of the building.
November 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Kate Moss was named Britain's model of the year despite cocaine allegations that lost her millions of dollars in modeling contracts. Moss, 32, won out Thursday over finalists Erin O'Connor and Alek Wek at the British Fashion Awards in London. "Kate Moss is a fashion icon and without a doubt one of the most prolific models in the industry," the award panel said in naming her the winner. "She has now been modeling for over 15 years and remains at the top of her game."
Sitting at an outdoor table on the Santa Monica promenade, whistle-blower Rick Espinoza Jr. calls over the young waitress, just to illustrate his point. "Have you ever modeled before?" he asks. The woman's face brightens like a Klieg light. "Oh, I've always wanted to," she gushes. "But I guess I'm too short, at least that's what my mom tells me. But I'm taking acting classes. Anything is better than waitressing."
July 9, 2008 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A photographer whose clients include celebrities and fitness models was charged Tuesday with having unlawful sex with a teenage girl, authorities said. Jason Ellis, 33, of Newport Beach lured a girl, 14, by promising to help her with a modeling career, prosecutors said. According to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office, Ellis' live-in fiancee, Michelle Hecker, 31, acted as a facilitator by picking up the victim, now 15, from her mother's house and taking her to meet Ellis.
May 3, 2012
Re "Still serving," April 30 What a well-deserved profile of Bea Abrams Cohen, still selflessly devoting her time and her love, at age 102, to veterans' causes. Doing the right thing for her country and those who defend it is more than a good deed or an act of human kindness, as you defined "mitzvah. " This beautiful Jewish word more traditionally means "commandment," and some translate it as "connection. " It is clear that Cohen does what she does out of the best sense of duty, modeling correct priorities and thereby constantly strengthening her connections to those around her and to the United States, her home country since 1920.
April 20, 1990 | JENNIFER HAMMOND, Jennifer Hammond is a senior at San Clemente High School, where she is a feature writer for the Triton, the student newspaper. She enjoys writing and skiing and will attend UC Santa Cruz in the fall
Her face ought to be in pictures . . . and it often is. Tara Dudas, a junior at San Clemente High School, has been a professional model for the past three years. "When I was younger, I always wondered what it would be like to be in a magazine," Dudas said. "So when I was 14, I enrolled in a modeling school." But it hasn't been until recently that she's taken a modeling career seriously. "I went to an agency in Los Angeles where we went over my pictures," Dudas said.
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