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October 16, 1997
Richard Mason, 78, a British novelist whose story of a prostitute, "The World of Suzie Wong," became a best-seller and later a popular play and film. Many of Mason's novels were based on his experiences during World War II, when he served in Burma with the Royal Air Force. "The World of Suzie Wong," published in 1957, tells of a Hong Kong prostitute who falls in love with the artist for whom she poses. It was followed by a Broadway play and a film starring William Holden.
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October 18, 2009
Regarding " 'Devil' in a Glass" by Baxter Holmes [Oct. 4].You don't have to fly to Rome to sample absinthe. Virgin America offers it on their flights for $8, but no flaming sugar cube is allowed. Richard Mason Redondo Beach
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TRAVEL
October 18, 2009
Regarding " 'Devil' in a Glass" by Baxter Holmes [Oct. 4].You don't have to fly to Rome to sample absinthe. Virgin America offers it on their flights for $8, but no flaming sugar cube is allowed. Richard Mason Redondo Beach
NEWS
July 13, 1999 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is true what they say. You can hardly take your eyes off him. The wavy dark hair, slightly tousled and falling just so, across the high, smooth aristocratic forehead. The lush black eyelashes. The whiter-than-white teeth, perfectly aligned behind the slightly self-conscious smile. Even next to Hugh Grant--the movie star to whom he is endlessly compared--Richard Mason is, as the publicist for his book promised he would be, "utterly adorable."
NEWS
July 13, 1999 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is true what they say. You can hardly take your eyes off him. The wavy dark hair, slightly tousled and falling just so, across the high, smooth aristocratic forehead. The lush black eyelashes. The whiter-than-white teeth, perfectly aligned behind the slightly self-conscious smile. Even next to Hugh Grant--the movie star to whom he is endlessly compared--Richard Mason is, as the publicist for his book promised he would be, "utterly adorable."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1999
That was an amazing expose on George W. Bush ("Bush Received Quick Air Guard Commission," July 4). Your story proclaims: "There is no evidence of illegality or regulations broken" to get Bush into the Texas Air National Guard three decades ago. But that doesn't keep The Times from two days of innuendo that surely something improper must have occurred. Then there's the nail in the coffin: "The Times attempted to obtain copies of the written regulations that governed how enlistees became officers" but [military officials]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1988
Three members of the Donald Mason drug ring in North County received sentences Monday ranging from 179 days to 7 1/2 years in prison. The stiffest sentence of 7 1/2 years went to Donald Mason's son, Richard Wayne Mason, 24, of Valley Center, who was described by Assistant U.S. Atty. Paul DiPaolo as the "No. 1" defendant in terms of culpability. Mason was also fined $15,000 by U.S. District Judge Gordon Thompson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1992
The Los Angeles Board of Education has postponed a vote scheduled for today on the proposed settlement of a lawsuit charging that the school system shortchanges its poor and minority students by spending less on their schools. The settlement in the 5-year-old case--Rodriguez et al vs. the Los Angeles Unified School District--was to be presented in Superior Court on Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1991
Following the lead of Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Bill Anton, two other top school administrators have also volunteered to take 10% pay cuts to help the district cope with a 1991-92 budget shortfall of about $317 million. Deputy Supt. Sid Thompson said he will turn back about $14,300 of his annual $143,243 salary, and the district's top lawyer, Richard Mason, said his pay cut will amount to about $13,000 of his annual $127,729 salary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1998
Re "School Board Won't Release Belmont Papers," Jan. 27: As a father with three kids in public school and a taxpayer with a daunting property tax bill, I think I have the right to see anything Assemblyman Scott Wildman asks the school district to show him. If people like [LAUSD General Counsel Richard] Mason and [district Planning and Development Director Dominic] Shambra made sweetheart deals and bonehead moves that can't stand the light of day, and my daughter is sitting in a math/science class with 41 kids in it, I want it out in the public view.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1999
That was an amazing expose on George W. Bush ("Bush Received Quick Air Guard Commission," July 4). Your story proclaims: "There is no evidence of illegality or regulations broken" to get Bush into the Texas Air National Guard three decades ago. But that doesn't keep The Times from two days of innuendo that surely something improper must have occurred. Then there's the nail in the coffin: "The Times attempted to obtain copies of the written regulations that governed how enlistees became officers" but [military officials]
NEWS
October 16, 1997
Richard Mason, 78, a British novelist whose story of a prostitute, "The World of Suzie Wong," became a best-seller and later a popular play and film. Many of Mason's novels were based on his experiences during World War II, when he served in Burma with the Royal Air Force. "The World of Suzie Wong," published in 1957, tells of a Hong Kong prostitute who falls in love with the artist for whom she poses. It was followed by a Broadway play and a film starring William Holden.
MAGAZINE
June 5, 1988
One would think that with all the problems facing the federal government in trying to control the smuggling and consumption of hard drugs that they would hesitate to add steroids to their list of evils to combat. What we have here is a handful of empty-headed, puffed-up muscle freaks who are punishing their own bodies and not harming anyone else in the process. RICHARD N. MASON Lake San Marcos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998
Marvin Avenue School Principal Anna McLinn has been temporarily reassigned to the Los Angeles Unified School District's performing arts office pending completion of an investigation into financial irregularities at the Mid-City campus. The probe is attempting to determine whether the irregularities found in a series of audits involved careless record-keeping or theft of funds. District General Counsel Richard K. Mason said he anticipated a decision within 30 days.
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