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August 29, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
A color photograph of the Newport Beach pier flashed onto a computer screen as a Japanese attendant said, hai, hai wakarimashita (yes, yes I understand) into a telephone in Santa Monica. He pressed a button, and within three minutes the image was electronically transmitted to Toppan Printing Co.'s office in Tokyo. Twenty minutes later the photograph reappeared on the screen, but the pier was gone and in its place were pillars and a silver car.
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November 26, 1989 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ethan Wayne, the son of legendary actor John Wayne, flung himself 50 feet from a helicopter Saturday into cold waters to rescue an armless mannequin dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and polyester pants. But it was for a good cause. Wayne is a member of the Orange County Rotorheads, a group of 14 helicopter pilots who perform voluntary and community work throughout the county, including an occasional jump into the ocean to save mannequins.
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March 29, 1995 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to instill hope, a group of parents has organized memorial services for the three dead babies who were discovered in Orange County earlier this month. "I think a lot of us have a need to do something," said Linda Johnson, 58, a Newport Beach grandmother of four who helped organize the services. Two services will be conducted simultaneously at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier and at 21st Street near the Newport Beach Pier. The public is invited.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1985 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
Recent findings of contaminated fish in Santa Monica and San Pedro bays have put a health scare into some Orange County residents, resulting in a business decline for many local fish merchants and eateries. "People are scared, I'll say that," said Patrick Bennett of Bennett's Fish Market in Santa Ana, adding that 50 of his customers have called to make sure his fish do not come from the contaminated areas. Bennett said his supplies come from Northern California, Oregon and Canada.
SPORTS
August 7, 1989 | SHEARLEAN DUKE
Newport Beach sailor Chris Karjala, 18, said it was tough to be angry after his team lost to New Zealand in one of the match races of the 23rd Governor's Cup in Newport Beach. After all, the New Zealand team was staying at Karjala's house. "You're not friends when you're out there racing," said Karjala, one of 36 top teen-agers who competed Thursday through Sunday. "But when you get back to the dock, it's different."
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February 27, 1985 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
The bodies of a man and a woman, still strapped to their seats, were found in the submerged wreckage of a two-seat plane that plunged into the sea early Tuesday near the Newport Beach Pier. The pilot was identified as Richard Michael Brownell, 27, a self-employed landscaper from Anaheim. It could not be determined late Tuesday whether he was a licensed pilot. His passenger had not been positively identified, but sources said she was believed to be an Orange County resident in her 20s.
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June 27, 1995 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Remembering her as a giving person whose humor and cheerful personality made everyone smile, more than 700 people bade farewell Monday to Mary Irene Lewis, who was mysteriously stabbed to death last week at age 16. "If anyone could make me smile and laugh, she could," said Erica Castillo, 16, one of Mary's three best friends. "Though we are apart, she is in heaven making God smile."
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, one might get the impression that most of 4-year-old Ariel Krespi's swimming is done in a wading pool--not the Pacific Ocean. But on Sunday, tiny Ariel will don a wet suit, kickboard and swim fins and attempt to butterfly and flutter kick from Newport Beach Pier to Balboa Pier, a distance of nearly two miles. Her father, Irv Krespi, 61, of Costa Mesa, has been training his daughter for the ocean swim for eight weeks, as a farewell present to her.
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August 5, 1991 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A steady stream of skaters rolled along the boardwalk, making little attempt to stay on one side of the bike path that would take them to the Newport Beach Pier five miles away. On their way back to their starting point at the Paradise Beach Co., where many of them rented in-line skates, the 130 or so skaters were greeted by a burning red sunset and flaming clouds. It seemed like a reward for skating the distance on a cool Wednesday evening, some of them said.
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May 19, 2000 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old Santa Ana Valley High School student drowned Thursday afternoon after a rip current pulled him more than 250 yards from the shore near Newport Pier, authorities said. Two other swimmers who were with him barely managed to swim back to shore, said Randy Scheerer, a battalion chief for the Newport Beach Fire Department. Hours later, another water tragedy occurred when a 6-year-old boy drowned in an apartment complex swimming pool in Anaheim.
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