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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the crime "the act of a depraved person with a twisted mind," a Pasadena judge Monday found a 12-year-old boy guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a popular Monrovia bicycle store owner. "It is mystifying that considering his age and lack of involvement with the law . . . that this minor would choose to make this quantum leap in his criminal involvement," said Juvenile Court Judge Sherrill D. Luke as he pronounced the verdict. "But he made his choices," Luke added.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1993
To report that NBC's "Quantum Leap" "simply ran out of steam in the ratings" does not show the whole picture ("Networks Fan Sweeps With Exits, Events," April 24). NBC killed "Quantum Leap" by moving it from Wednesday night at 10 to Tuesday at 8, preempting it week after week and cutting its budget, diminishing its quality. If "Quantum Leap" ran out of steam, it was because NBC wanted it that way. "Quantum Leap" viewers are still here and, like those of a certain other canceled series ("Star Trek")
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1993 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
"Quantum Leap" leaped off the air on a winning note Wednesday with an audience that more than doubled its average rating for the season. According to figures released Thursday by the A.C. Nielsen Co., the finale for NBC's time-traveling series was seen in nearly 13 million households at 10 p.m., nipping "48 Hours" on CBS and easily outdistancing Kathie Lee Gifford's special on ABC. In its regular time slot of 8 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1993 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dr. Sam Beckett time travels for the final time tonight, meets his maker, does one last good deed and reveals to the world the small, coal-town tavern in which his creator grew up. But he doesn't capture the one-armed man. At least that's the way Donald P. Bellisario, the creator and executive producer of "Quantum Leap," sees it.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1993 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second straight quarter, Quantum Health Resources Inc. has delivered a shot in the arm to the home-infusion company's stockholders by reporting record gains in profit and sales. And 1992 is the best year yet for the company, which treats patients with chronic disorders. "Quantum's ability to produce consistent quarterly earnings growth is most directly attributable to the broadening acceptance . . . by physicians," said Chairman Douglas H. Stickney in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas again tonight. Only this time, the conspiracy is that there is no conspiracy. "Everyone seems to be on the conspiracy bandwagon, but I've never been on it," said Donald P. Bellisario, executive producer of "Quantum Leap," which begins its fifth season with a two-hour re-examination of history at 8 tonight on NBC (Channels 4, 36 and 39).
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1992 | David J. Fox
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'd be back. But not as the Terminator, and not until June 18, 1993, when he arrives in theaters in "The Last Action Hero." According to current studio plans, that means it will open one week before Steven Spielberg's dinosaur epic "Jurassic Park" on June 25. Epitaphs are still being written about the 1992 summer movies, but Hollywood's summer of 1993 is already shaping up. Scheduling a movie's opening date is always problematic.
SPORTS
August 12, 1992 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No need to pity Trent Martin, who personifies the enviable rut the Newbury Oaks American Legion baseball team finds itself in. Martin, the team's first baseman and cleanup hitter, suffered a twisted ankle Tuesday after drilling a run-scoring double in the seventh inning. While rounding first, he stumbled over the lip of the grass--for the second time in the state tournament. "I guess that's been a bad area for me," said Martin, who was not injured seriously and remained in the game.
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