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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2000 | STEVE CHAWKINS
Millions will be thinking of the presidency next week, but Darwin Lamm will be thinking of the King. As usual, his opinions will be sought by far-flung news outlets. Talk-show hosts will ask him: Just how do you feel--how does the nation feel--on the 23rd anniversary of Elvis' death?
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MAGAZINE
February 16, 1992 | DEANNE STILLMA, Deanne Stillman is working on a book about surf culture, to be published by Dell
TO USE THE PARLANCE OF THE time, mythology is making a comeback. I'm not referring to such modern myths as: There's a giant alligator living in the sewers of Manhattan, Jimi Hendrix is alive and living on the same island as Jimmy Hoffa and Jim Croce, or Ted Koppel has no legs. I am referring to the ancient myths of Egypt, Greece and Rome--lore passed through the centuries by oracles, witches and pagans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Johnny Bragg, lead singer for the Prisonaires, a black vocal group he formed while in the Tennessee State Penitentiary in the 1950s, died Wednesday in Nashville of cancer, his daughter told the Associated Press. He was 79. At the time, Tennessee Gov. Frank Clement touted the Prisonaires as part of his prison reform effort, citing the group as an example of rehabilitation. The Prisonaires routinely performed for dignitaries and celebrities, including President Harry S. Truman.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Escalating the weaponry in the builders' battle for home buyers, Presley of Southern California on Wednesday launched a five-year warranty plan covering all of its new houses. The firm, the largest of the Presley Cos.' five home-building divisions, said it also will provide all home buyers with a mortgage payment insurance plan--something several other Orange County builders recently began offering. The five-year warranty, however, appears to be rare. Bob Albertson Jr.
REAL ESTATE
June 28, 1987 | DICK TURPIN, Times Real Estate Editor
The 24th annual "Best in the West" home-building and design competition was dominated once again by Southern California builders and architects who snared 19 grand awards, including two coveted "Home of the Year" prizes.
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