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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999
I've been an interested bystander to years of debate and controversy and two positive voting processes; I now feel I have something to offer as a definitive thought for the citizens of Orange County. Our new international airport is going to have a negative effect on some of our fellow citizens by virtue of a noise impact on their home environment. It is true and it will affect a small percentage of us negatively. But this noise disturbance will be of sporadic and short duration. It will have only that impact.
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NEWS
February 18, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As global diplomacy plays itself out and President Clinton takes his case for military action against Iraq to the American people, the stark reality of U.S. military might already is roaring over the complacent heads of grazing camels near here. F-117A Nighthawks, the stealthy "black" jet fighters that were the first to strike Iraq's most heavily defended command-and-control installations in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, now slice across the desert skies, presenting a razor-thin silhouette.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1997 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You've probably heard about the year-2000 problem, which holds that billions of dollars' worth of business software will crash at the moment of the millennium. But how about the year-2010 problem? "Right now I view the year 2010 as a very dark curtain," Stanley Williams says. "And I don't know what's behind it." It's no accident that Williams sounds slightly apocalyptic.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1997 | STEPHAN FORTES, NEWSDAY
John Singleton lies stretched on a couch in a luxurious Park Avenue hotel suite, tired (and mildly cranky) from doing back-to-back interviews. Still, it's a good kind of tired, the kind you feel after you've done well in a marathon. And marathon is as good a way as any to describe his latest film, "Rosewood," a historical piece with a large cast and a scope beyond anything Singleton has done in the past.
SPORTS
August 31, 1996 | PETER YOON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As an amateur golfer, Emilee Klein grew accustomed to seeing her name at the top of the leader board. At age 14 she became the youngest State Amateur women's golf champion in history. Her winning ways continued through the junior ranks and two years of college at Arizona State, where she was a member of two national championship teams and was NCAA champion as a sophomore. Last year she turned professional--and went more than a year without a victory.
REAL ESTATE
August 18, 1996 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SCOTT BAKULA, who co-stars with Maria Bello in the upcoming CBS series "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" but who is probably best known for his five-year starring role as time-traveler Sam Beckett in the series "Quantum Leap," has put his Ojai home on the market at just under $1.8 million. "It breaks my heart to sell it, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do," said Bakula, who built the nearly 8,000-square-foot house on four acres.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1996 | STEVE G. STEINBERG, Steve G. Steinberg (steve@wired.com) is an editor at Wired magazine
Microprocessors are the engines that drive both computers and the computer industry. It is improvements in processor speed, after all, that persuade consumers to trade in their old machines every few years. That's why industry observers watch the big microprocessor manufacturers as closely as the State Department used to watch the Soviet Politburo.
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