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February 19, 2004 | Leslee Komaiko
Chief piano technician Elliott has been keeping the Los Angeles Philharmonic's pianos in tune for almost 20 years. How many pianos are you responsible for? Six 9-foot concert pianos and two smaller ones. How often do they need to be tuned? The concert pianos are tuned every time they are used -- rehearsals and concerts. We're striving for perfection. (I know it doesn't exist.) Is there a particular piece of music you play to make sure a piano is in tune?
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February 19, 2004 | Leslee Komaiko
Chief piano technician Elliott has been keeping the Los Angeles Philharmonic's pianos in tune for almost 20 years. How many pianos are you responsible for? Six 9-foot concert pianos and two smaller ones. How often do they need to be tuned? The concert pianos are tuned every time they are used -- rehearsals and concerts. We're striving for perfection. (I know it doesn't exist.) Is there a particular piece of music you play to make sure a piano is in tune?
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BUSINESS
May 28, 1992 | James M. Gomez / Times staff writer
Rx for Money Woes: Speaking of calling . . . An accountants' trade group has established a telephone number doctors can call for answers on the confusing financial paperwork that goes along with running even the smallest of medical practices. It's called the Physician's Hotline, a referral program created by the Chicago offices of the National CPA Health Care Advisors Assn.
NATIONAL
November 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Two soldiers involved in an urban assault drill were killed Thursday when they were run over by a 63-ton tank. The accident came a day after an Air Force Reserve F-16 fighter crashed in Utah, killing the pilot. That crash was the second fatal accident involving F-16s in Utah in less than three weeks. The soldiers were with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division out of Ft. Campbell, Ky., which was recently stationed in Afghanistan, Ft. Polk spokesman Ron Elliott said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2006 | Constance Meyer, Special to The Times
UNTIL just recently, a violin soloist took for granted that she could carry her fiddle with her on an airplane. A concert cellist was able to buy a seat for his instrument whenever he flew. But even before heightened airline security, concert pianists were not so lucky: Almost all of them must leave their humongous, beloved instrument at home and make do with one they've quite likely never played before.
NEWS
September 19, 1990 | PAMELA MARIN
Sunday Afternoon in the Shade WestMed Gold Club, a support group for Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, was host for a party at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Sunday in conjunction with the Orange County Horse Show Assn.'s championship finals. About 250 VIPs crowded two white tents ringside and watched local riders put their mounts through their paces. Out there--on the ground, in the riding ring, in the free bleacher seats--the sun shined blindingly bright.
SPORTS
August 9, 1996 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The fanfare of opening ceremonies won't take place until tonight, but the California State Games quietly began Thursday morning at Santa Margarita High. At 9 a.m., two girls' basketball teams opened play in the eighth annual event, which is a nonprofit festival held under the guidance of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Moorpark defeated Pasadena, 38-22, in the first game of the 13-and-under division, beginning an event that will be hosted by 13 cities in Orange County.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1992 | GREG JOHNSON
It took nearly a year, but the San Diego Unified Port District and the Port Tenants Assn. have ended an often-bitter disagreement on how the port should set rents for its industrial tenants. The agreement approved at the port's Feb. 18 meeting "will help keep jobs in San Diego," said Ron McElliott, chairman of the Port Tenants Assn., which represents more than 100 port tenants. "It will help businesses within the port district to survive during these hard economic times . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2003 | Paul Pringle, Times Staff Writer
A note about piano tuners: They often are not in accord. Tuners can't agree whether their ranks resonate with talent or reek of the tone-deaf. A professional guild sets the bar for training, but most tuners won't join it. Many are sharply critical of how piano owners treat their instruments -- and their tuners. Others flatly don't care, as long as the customer pays scale. And nothing stirs more dissonance in the do-re-mi trade than the debate over tuning by ear versus tuning by technology.
NEWS
August 8, 1985 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Adrienne Hughes was disappointed last spring when she placed second in regional trials for the annual Arco Jesse Owens Games. The ninth-grader at Jefferson Junior High School had worked hard to earn a place in the high-jump competition of the national youth track and field meet to be held this weekend at UCLA. But according to the rules, only first-place finishers could compete. So Hughes chalked it up to experience and vowed to do better next time. Then a phone call changed everything.
NEWS
February 9, 2001 | SUNNY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the oldest component of America's armed forces--the nation's first citizen-militia--known for their rapid-response role in battling floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and other domestic disasters. But over the last decade, the National Guard has increased another of its responsibilities: fighting alongside other U.S. troops overseas and participating in extended foreign peacekeeping deployments.
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