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February 2, 1990 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
The movies began as shorts, of course: one-reelers that were slambang, slapstick or simply novel. (The very earliest watched waves breaking on a rock, a steam train pulling into a station.) Several generations of us grew up on a diet of short films.
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February 2, 1990 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
The movies began as shorts, of course: one-reelers that were slambang, slapstick or simply novel. (The very earliest watched waves breaking on a rock, a steam train pulling into a station.) Several generations of us grew up on a diet of short films.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1993
Besides the convenience and speed factor, one reason I love Burbank Airport is because it's one of the last major airports where passengers must walk out onto the Tarmac to board the aircraft. ("An Air of History," Times Valley Edition, March 22). To me, that somehow represents an era of romance soon to be lost. Remember the last scene of "Casablanca"? I'm all for progress, but I really don't look forward to a new, more modern Burbank Airport. How sad that it may soon simply become nothing more than a mini-LAX.
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November 27, 1994
Thank you for at last vindicating the one thing I've always done the best and enjoyed the most when it comes to housework--laundry. You have no idea what a wonderful feeling it is to know that I am not alone in the elation I feel when the lint comes off the lint trap in one piece. While some housewives may think this whole thing rather silly, I feel a certain sense of accomplishment when I remove the final product from the dryer or line. Maybe it's therapeutic or something--I don't really know.
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April 25, 1996
Re "Judge Awards Custody of Girl, 8, to Man With No Blood Ties to Her," April 12: Judge Martha Goldin should be congratulated for again making the decision to put the welfare of a child ahead of the sexuality of the legal guardian. Hopefully this decision will help to guide future cases in dispelling the myth that gay men and women are unfit to parent. RICHARD CRYSTAL Sherman Oaks In my opinion, the appeals court erred in the Thomas custody case by not deciding the issue directly, instead finding a technical error and remanding the case back to Superior Court.
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September 13, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
Nine-year-old Robert Veale got a taste of show biz Wednesday, but he wasn't quite sure what to make of it. "It was fun," said the fourth-grader from Mabel L. Pendleton Elementary School. "But . . . it's boring, all that waiting." Veale and 45 other students from the Buena Park School District got a lesson in patience as contestants on "Wild and Crazy Kids," a popular show on cable-TV's Nickelodeon. The no-holds-barred game and sports show puts kids in wacky situations and lets them have fun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1989
A 13-year-old girl was fatally wounded Wednesday in Chula Vista when she was shot with a gun belonging to a U. S. Border Patrol agent that the agent's son and the girl's younger brother had been playing with, authorities said Thursday. Crystal Ray Ross, 13, of the 700 block of Date Avenue, was pronounced dead about 1 a.m. Thursday at UCSD Medical Center, according to Deputy Coroner Jerry Hillbrand. She was shot once in the head about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Chula Vista Police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1994
Your editorial concerning movie theater popcorn ("Purging Popcorn," April 27) has a kernel of truth in it. Splurging on hot buttered popcorn is often more enjoyable than watching the stomach-churning junk that frequently tries to pass for entertainment up on the big screen. An occasional binge does no real harm. I believe Americans really want information and a choice. Information on ingredients contained in the foods they eat and the opportunity to choose a diversity of products.
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April 14, 1991 | MARY ROURKE, Times Fashion Editor
Ask any fashion designer under the sun what's new, and the answer can be summed up with one word: color. Absolutely nothing is subtle about this season's palette. New York designer Isaac Mizrahi says that's because the designers who are setting the trends grew up in the 1950s, watching Technicolor movies. While today's strong colors are inspired by '50s Hollywood, the leading shapes are plucked from '60s Paris, where avant-garde designers mastered long, lean, Space Age silhouettes.
SPORTS
May 12, 1989 | Larry Stewart
What does a 7-foot-2 basketball center do after he retires? If you're Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, almost anything you want to do. And what Abdul-Jabbar wants to do is get into the television and entertainment business, but not necessarily behind a microphone. "People have suggested I get into basketball commentating," he said. "But that's not what I want to do, at least not now." What interests Abdul-Jabbar is producing films. He has formed his own company, Kareem Productions, which has already completed two projects.
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February 9, 1990 | LARRY STEWART
At least, Notre Dame knows a bad deal when it sees one. Notre Dame didn't bolt from the College Football Assn. television package simply for the sake of money. It went out on its own and signed with NBC because it saw the flaws in what ABC was planning to do with college football, beginning in 1991. The problem is, ABC ended up with more college football than it can handle. Already in place was a contract with the Pacific 10 and Big Ten conferences.
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