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September 23, 1993
It's being billed as a "major Orange County book event." The release Friday of "Five Orange County Poets" by Lightning Publications of Fullerton heralds the first collection of performance poetry written by Orange County poets to be published in book form. The poets--familiar names on the county's performance poetry circuit--are Mary Andrews of Orange, Catherine Spear of Fullerton and Santa Ana residents Rita McMahon Mitzner, Francisco Ortega and Gary Lee Tomlinson.
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March 27, 1994 | KIMBERLY WINSTON, COLUMBIA NEWS SERVICE
Here on a layover from Germany, Peter Nanz got hit on the head by a train. "Hey!" Nanz cried as the tiny engine fell off a shelf at the Red Caboose, the only store in Manhattan dealing exclusively in model trains. Every inch of the store's 1,500 square feet is crammed with hundreds of thousands of model trains and accessories. Boxes brimming with tiny bottles of paint lie in the aisles, and drawers explode with miniature bolts, screws and bulbs.
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March 17, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Free-lance writer Joan Weiss Hollenbeck's love affair with the ocean began when she was 2. Now, more than 40 years later, she has collected her writings about the sea in a book, "Sea Scapes, in Kairos Time," which she describes as a mosaic of poetry, personal experiences, travel articles and reprint magazine articles. The book (Peppertree Publishing; $14.
NEWS
May 31, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you know--or think you know--the name of the restaurant above Cheers, what ruined Sam Malone's baseball career, or why Carla's family liked to watch "America's Most Wanted," Mark Wenger of Irvine has written the book for you. "The Cheers Trivia Book" (Citadel Press; $9.95) provides the answers to those and 750 other questions pertaining to the award-winning comedy that aired from 1982 to 1993.
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June 26, 1988 | ELLEN FARLEY
Watched by a curious monkey while taking his morning tea, (he) notices the scavenger has a shiny treasure. He entices the animal to drop his new-found prize, a gold ring with a precious stone. Dried blood on the ring leads Dee to the discovery of a mutilation murder. The above is a producer's synopsis of a plot from the life of Judge Dee, a Chinese detective from the 7th-Century Tang Dynasty and a hot topic among Western film makers planning to make movies in China.
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been a year in which a San Juan Capistrano incest victim wrote about the dark family secret she had kept hidden for four decades, a Lake Forest woman chronicled the enduring popularity of "The Sound of Music," and a retired Irvine history professor eloquently described regaining his sight after years of blindness. It was also a year in which Orange County lost one of its brightest literary lights, the county's best-known author had his fifth suspense thriller in a row reach the No.
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