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September 30, 1997
Doris Stephens of San Clemente teamed with Louise Russ of Deerfield Beach, Fla., to win their first-round doubles match in the women's 65 doubles division of the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s National Senior Hardcourt championships Monday at the Newport Beach Tennis Club. Stephens and Russ defeated Carol McDonald of Newport Beach and Elise Steele of Irvine, 6-0, 6-2. Steele will play top-seeded Mary Boswell of Damascus, Md., in the first round of the 65 singles tournament today.
August 27, 1989 | LESLIE WOLF, Times Staff Writer
A Florida woman believed to be the girlfriend of Charles (Chuck) Russ will appear Monday before a U.S. magistrate in Ft. Lauderdale on federal charges of harboring a fugitive. Alisa Noveshen, 20, is being held at the North Dade Detention Center pending the hearing. Noveshen, an Oakland native, was arrested Friday afternoon by FBI agents at the Hollywood Beach Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., where she works, according to William A. Gavin, head of the FBI's Miami office.
February 11, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hasbro Inc., maker of Mr. Potato Head and G.I. Joe dolls, has agreed in principle to acquire Cleveland-based Cap Toys Inc. and Petaluma-based OddzOn Products Inc. from Russ Berrie & Co. for $166 million, the companies said. Cap Toys markets dolls, novelty toys and candy. OddzOn is best known for its Koosh balls. "Our decision to sell is based on a strategic reevaluation of our business," said Russell Berrie, chairman and CEO of Oakland, N.J.-based Russ Berrie.
November 26, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER
Russ Francis is in his 13th season in the National Football League. An All-American tight end at Oregon, Francis--6 feet 6 inches and 242 pounds--was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1975 draft. He made the all-pro team three times in six seasons with the Patriots, but Francis, a free-spirit who marches to the beat of his own Walkman, left pro football at 28 to become a pro wrestler.
April 7, 1999
Russ Parsons is the new editor of the Los Angeles Times Food section. Parsons, who has worked at The Times since 1991 and served for several years as deputy editor, writes the In the Kitchen and In Season columns. Before joining the Food section, Parsons was food editor at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. Before that, he edited the food section of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. Parsons replaces Laurie Ochoa, who had edited the section since 1993.
August 31, 2002
I love Vin Scully to death, but if I have to listen to him constantly remind us during a Dodger game about how many home runs Barry Bonds has hit in the Giants' game again, I think I'm going to throw up. Enough with the updates already. I couldn't care less how many homers Barry has. Brian Musgrove Moorpark
April 19, 1994
Russ Smith, executive director of the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau, died of a heart condition Monday. He was 63. As head of the convention bureau, Smith spearheaded efforts to lure visitors to the seaside town for the past 10 years. Before he helped create the bureau in 1984, Smith was promotional director at the Buenaventura Mall. His absence will be a real loss to the community and the tourist industry, Mayor Tom Buford said.
August 13, 1986 | DON SNOWDEN
The surprise one patron expressed at the full house packing the Baked Potato on Monday was one indication of the rapid strides Russ Freeman has made in his career this year. His "Nocturnal Playground" album is knocking on the door of the Top 10 in the jazz charts, and the command of fusion fundamentals the 26-year-old guitarist/composer displayed during the 90-minute set showed that he could become a regular fixture there.
Russ Freeman, a jazz pianist best known for his pivotal supporting role in the early work of mercurial trumpeter Chet Baker, has died. He was 76. Freeman, who also had a long and musically productive association with the drummer Shelly Manne, died June 27 at a hospice in Las Vegas. The cause of death was not announced by his family. In 1954, Freeman was hired by Richard Bock, the founder of Pacific Jazz records, to work with Baker on the trumpeter's first recording for the label.
October 18, 2002 | PETE THOMAS
It won't go down as one of his greatest achievements, but it was a fitting last gesture by a man who wasn't one to hide his feelings. Russ Izor, in the months before succumbing to cancer, launched a bumper-sticker campaign in an attempt to effect change in the state capital in November. The message: "Sportfishermen Unite -- No Closures; Vote in 2002 for Anybody but Governor Gray Davis."
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