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June 22, 1986 | Associated Press
Ferris State College is serving up a new degree program--professional tennis management. Taking a lead from its 11-year-old professional golf management course, Ferris State's Board of Control decided to offer the tennis management course as part of its marketing curriculum in the School of Business.
April 7, 1988
Attorneys for the Three Valleys Municipal Water District will meet today ith attorneys representing various cities and water providers in an attempt to end a regional dispute among the agencies served by the district in the eastern San Gabriel Valley. The split has developed between the district's orthern and southern agencies over a state Senate bill that would expand the Three Valleys board from five to seven members and permit other elected officials to serve on the water district board.
January 2, 1992
Two projects to improve water service in the eastern San Gabriel Valley are about to get under way. Construction of a $1.5-million reservoir is scheduled to start Monday in Claremont and work will begin next month on a $280,000 pipeline in La Verne. The projects are being undertaken by the Three Valleys Municipal Water District which, through its 14 other water agency customers, supplies water to half a million residents.
December 2, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan and Dawn Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
A veteran children's talent manager pleaded not guilty Thursday to sexually abusing a former client as police sought the public's help in investigating whether he victimized other aspiring young performers. Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Martin Weiss, 47, of Santa Monica with eight felonies stemming from his alleged abuse of a boy who was trying to break into the music industry. The alleged victim, now 18, told police last month that Weiss molested him from age 11 to 15. The alleged victim came forward because he was concerned his former manager might be abusing others, police said, and provided officers a recording of a recent conversation in which Weiss acknowledged the sexual contact.
December 9, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
A key consultant among several archeologists who served as advisors on Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" said he is disappointed that the film overlooks many of the Mayas' cultural and scientific achievements and portrays the people as "bloodthirsty savages." As a chase movie, "Apocalypto" is top-notch, said Richard D. Hansen, a professor of anthropology at Idaho State University who has written extensively about the Mayas. The sets, makeup and costumes are also "accurate to the nth degree," he noted.
May 5, 1989 | NANCY CHURNIN
Ralph Elias, artistic director of the Bowery Theatre, hopes that viewers who see him on "America's Most Wanted" at 8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 6, the Fox station, won't confuse him with the part he plays. Elias portrays Charles Russ, a man who disappeared from Leucadia two years ago before police could question him about the killing of his wife--on whom he had taken a life insurance policy worth $600,000--and issue him a warrant for allegedly embezzling his mother-in-law of retirement money in excess of $80,000.
August 8, 1996
Bruce Milne could soon lose his seat on the powerful Metropolitan Water District board of directors after he unwittingly moved a few blocks to a new home in San Dimas and out of the district he represents, officials said Wednesday. Milne represents the Three Valleys Municipal Water District on the MWD board, which oversees the nation's largest water district.
At noon on Friday, Tony Romero, a spiritual leader of the Chumash Indians on the Santa Ynez Reservation, crouched over the hot, dry earth of Claremont. Slowly, deliberately, he lifted his bare feet. Adorned with feathers and beads, the 67-year-old Romero began dancing to an ancient rhythm, beat on a drum and sticks by his children and grandchildren. It was, he stressed, not a rain dance but a water dance.
In an immense steel vault bathed in eerie blue light and protected around the clock by armed guards, the Air Force's latest fighter jet was recently tricked into thinking it was in the heat of high-tech combat. The F-16 Falcon sat motionless on a huge turntable as computer technicians bombarded it with electronic signals mimicking enemy missiles and radar stations, simulating a flight over hostile territory.
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