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February 26, 1989 | TONY KORNHEISER, Washington Post
Under attack as brutal and vulturous, the timeless sport of boxing, as Bill Brubaker's comprehensive articles illustrated, is on the defensive. Its base of support is shrinking. Even its most dedicated loyalists recognize this. Conceding the need to expand boxing's audience, promoter Bob Arum trumpeted his intention "to introduce our sport to the elegant lady in Dubuque, Iowa."
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December 26, 1999 | JAMIE STENGLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the summer of 1970, Roy Thomas decided it would be good to preserve the memories of the "old-timers" in the Southern mountains. In all, he has compiled nearly 1,400 interviews. With his portable cassette tape recorder, Thomas traveled to Dixie's small mountain towns to find people who remembered life before World War I. "I'd stop at a country store or post office or courthouse or see an old man sitting on the porch," said Thomas, who is 82 now. "Very few declined to talk to me.
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December 26, 1999 | JAMIE STENGLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the summer of 1970, Roy Thomas decided it would be good to preserve the memories of the "old-timers" in the Southern mountains. In all, he has compiled nearly 1,400 interviews. With his portable cassette tape recorder, Thomas traveled to Dixie's small mountain towns to find people who remembered life before World War I. "I'd stop at a country store or post office or courthouse or see an old man sitting on the porch," said Thomas, who is 82 now. "Very few declined to talk to me.
SPORTS
February 26, 1989 | TONY KORNHEISER, Washington Post
Under attack as brutal and vulturous, the timeless sport of boxing, as Bill Brubaker's comprehensive articles illustrated, is on the defensive. Its base of support is shrinking. Even its most dedicated loyalists recognize this. Conceding the need to expand boxing's audience, promoter Bob Arum trumpeted his intention "to introduce our sport to the elegant lady in Dubuque, Iowa."
SPORTS
September 29, 2003 | Bill Christine
In a meet that Fairplex Park officials are saying was their best ever, Omar Barrio rode Chinkapin to victory Sunday in the $100,000 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap as the Los Angeles County Fair ended its 17-day, mixed-breed stand in Pomona. Counting off-track sources, Fairplex averaged $6.25 million a day in daily betting, an increase of more than 10% over last year. On Saturday, a record $10.2 million was bet on the Fairplex card.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1994
Golden Systems Inc., a Simi Valley-based producer of power-switching devices for computers, said it expects to report a loss of between $1 million and $1.5 million for the third quarter that will end Sept. 30. Golden Systems said it anticipates sales of $9.9 million for the September quarter, roughly equal to sales in the June quarter, when the company posted a $50,000 profit. For the quarter that ended Sept. 30, 1993, the company reported profit of $188,000 on sales of $6.2 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1992
Candidates in a debate-filled race for the South Bay Hospital District board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday evening in a candidates' forum organized by the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities. Most of the nine candidates for three board seats are expected to attend the forum, which will be broadcast live from Hermosa Beach City Hall on Multivision Cable Channel 3 in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1991
Three men were shot to death in a series of unrelated attacks over a six-hour period in South Los Angeles, police said Thursday. "The one thing (the shootings) had in common was zero witnesses," Detective Paul Mize said. He said there were no apparent motives for the shootings and no suspects. Frederic Wilkens, 32, was shot in his car about 2:50 a.m. Thursday after he stopped at a stop sign. "Someone ran up to him with a shotgun and mortally wounded him," Mize said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI
For 30 years now, the Moody Blues have been venting pop passions by way of earnestly intense, high-concept art-rock compositions. They've created many moments of musical splendor, but they're also responsible for a fair amount of pretentious twaddle. Much of their recorded material seems quaintly out-of-date these days, but on Saturday, in the first of two nights at the Hollywood Bowl, the band enjoyed a kind context in which to wring some new feeling out of the old hits.
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September 9, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
So may I introduce to you . . . the act you've known for all these years . . . Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--now appearing as the Moody Blues. No, the Moodies were not especially Beatlesque on Friday night at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. But these old grads of the British Invasion were utterly Pepperesque. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, you'll recall, was not the Beatles, but a wry construct the Beatles used to poke affectionate fun at the notion of old-line musical performance.
SPORTS
June 14, 1989 | Associated Press
The judge whose final-round scoring resulted in the Sugar Ray Leonard-Thomas Hearns fight ending in a draw Monday night says he thought Hearns won the fight. Dalby Shirley told USA Today on Tuesday that he was not aware until the decision was announced that he had scored the fight 112-112, allowing Leonard to retain his World Boxing Council super middleweight title. "I had Hearns ahead going into the 11th round," Shirley said. "I didn't know how far I had him ahead, but after the 10-8 in the 12th round I still thought that he won the fight.
SPORTS
February 5, 1999
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Jessie Tuggle, Ray Buchanan --"Up Close," today, 3 p.m. and midnight, ESPN * LPGA Commissioner Jim Ritts, 1960 L.A. Open winner Dow Finsterwald --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 11 a.m., KIEV (870) * Bill Romanowski --"Up Close," Monday * Jesper Parnevik --"Golf Talk Live," Monday, 5 p.m.
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