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January 24, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after staging one of the world's largest rock festivals here, Brazilian advertising impresario Roberto Medina is back with an ambitious encore that could become the prototype for megaconcerts in other parts of the world. With characteristic hyperbole, Medina--the 43-year-old president of the Rio advertising agency Artplan Empreendimentos e Participaoes S.A.--is comparing his 10-day, $20-million Rock in Rio II extravaganza to Woodstock.
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January 24, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after staging one of the world's largest rock festivals here, Brazilian advertising impresario Roberto Medina is back with an ambitious encore that could become the prototype for megaconcerts in other parts of the world. With characteristic hyperbole, Medina--the 43-year-old president of the Rio advertising agency Artplan Empreendimentos e Participaoes S.A.--is comparing his 10-day, $20-million Rock in Rio II extravaganza to Woodstock.
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August 26, 1986 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
Roberto Medina and John Garcia finally parted ways June 12. Neither mourned the split. Theirs was an awkward association. They never were friends. In fact, Medina despised Garcia and everything he stood for. Garcia knew he could never be like Medina. His past would not allow it. Yet, their lives were entwined. They were closer than twins. You see, Medina was Garcia and Garcia was Medina. But on that Thursday morning last spring, John E.
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August 26, 1986 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
Roberto Medina and John Garcia finally parted ways June 12. Neither mourned the split. Theirs was an awkward association. They never were friends. In fact, Medina despised Garcia and everything he stood for. Garcia knew he could never be like Medina. His past would not allow it. Yet, their lives were entwined. They were closer than twins. You see, Medina was Garcia and Garcia was Medina. But on that Thursday morning last spring, John E.
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October 10, 1985 | Associated Press
A professional boxer who escaped from the state prison camp at Rifle, Colo., three years ago and was arrested last summer after fighting in a nationally televised bout was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday. District Judge Thomas Ossola imposed the sentence on John Edward Garcia, who pleaded guilty to a charge of escape. Garcia also had his name changed legally Tuesday to Roberto Medina, the name he has used since his escape. Medina was arrested July 20 in Norfolk, Va.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ
Nearly $27,000 worth of cocaine was seized at a Ventura apartment Wednesday by detectives looking into a drug ring that allegedly supplies drugs to the Santa Barbara area, according to law enforcement officials. Officers from the Ventura/Oxnard Narcotic Enforcement Team, made up of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, arrested Roberto Ortiz Medina, 28, at the apartment in the 6700 block of Telephone Road, according to authorities.
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January 13, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The brother of an auto shop owner killed by a disgruntled employee surrendered to police for questioning Friday, two days after he fatally shot his brother's murderer and fled, police said. Juan Alonso Romero, 22, the brother of slain shop owner Alfonso Alonso Romero, had been sought for questioning since Wednesday when he shot the employee shortly after the man killed his brother. He was released after questioning and is not expected to be charged, said Police Lt. Earl Porter.
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July 21, 1985 | United Press International
Roberto Medina, defeated earlier by Olympic gold medalist Meldrick Taylor on national televsion, was arrested Saturday when police revealed he is an escaped convict. Police said Medina, under questioning, confessed he really is John E. Garcia, who has been arrested 61 times in the Denver area alone. Garcia, 29, of St. Petersburg, Fla., escaped June 25, 1982, from a prison near Canon City, Colo., where he was serving time for charges ranging from assault to car theft, authorities said.
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June 23, 1990 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A $2.5-million ransom, reportedly paid for the release of a prominent Rio executive and friend of President Fernando Collor de Mello, focused attention here Friday on how lucrative an industry kidnaping has become in Brazil. The Thursday night release of Roberto Medina, 42, made banner headlines in morning papers, crowding news of the Iran earthquake--despite the fact that reports about kidnaping have become routine this year in Brazil.
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May 15, 1985 | TOM GREELEY, Times Staff Writer
Seven men will appear today before a judge in Tijuana after being arrested over the weekend as suspects in an intricate $34-million currency fraud scheme. Mexican officials said in a press conference Tuesday they would also seek the extradition of several U.S. citizens and Mexican nationals living in the United States who are believed to have been involved in the scam against the Mexican government and several branches of nationalized banks in Tijuana and Mexicali.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
TELEVISION 'Survivor' in Space?: With the Australian Outback version of the CBS reality hit "Survivor" set to premiere after the Super Bowl in January, executive producer Mark Burnett is at work on other "Survivor" outposts, including the Mir space station. "I have signed an agreement with the Russian government to take the first civilian to the Mir space station.
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