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ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2001 | DIANNE BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hollywood clubs are so in-your-face that they miss all opportunity for mystery. People used to have secrets. Hidden agendas. At Russian Roulette, there's still a taste of mystery. You won't find the usual nomadic cliques of semi-celebs at this nightclub. In fact, you never know who you'll find at Russian Roulette. Like the game itself, it's hit-or-miss.
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NEWS
September 21, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
It started in February in Starkville, Miss. Twenty-two people suffered severe nausea and vomiting after eating hamburgers and mushroom omelets in a student cafeteria at Mississippi State University. In Queens, N.Y., two weeks later, another 48 were stricken with similar symptoms after eating lunch at the salad bar of the employees' cafeteria at Peninsula Hospital Center. Two months later, another 32 persons in two Pennsylvania towns got sick after eating restaurant pizza.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old Marine from El Toro, playing Russian roulette at a San Bernardino County shooting range, fatally shot himself in the mouth as friends looked on, authorities said Wednesday. Lance Cpl. David M. Strevel of Algonac, Mich., an aircraft mechanic, died at the scene of the shooting Monday, said Alex Reyes, a spokesman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1997 | JIM MANN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
As we make our way up Going-to-the-Sun Road, it's obvious that nature doesn't cooperate with the effort to open the road for summer tourist traffic. It never has. The scenic road through Glacier National Park is hammered in every conceivable way: punishing rocks and avalanches, smothering snow, raging waterfalls and the constant tug of gravity. A mop-up crew is clearing 200 yards of road that is covered with falling scree. Farther ahead, tree stumps and a rock slab block one lane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1990 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard H. Bourassa Jr., the 17-year-old accused of killing a classmate four years after fatally shooting another friend, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Tuesday at his arraignment. Bourassa, a former Canyon High School student from Anaheim Hills, said little during a brief appearance in North Orange County Municipal Court. Municipal Judge Linda Lancet Miller cut Bourassa's bail in half, to $100,000, and set his preliminary hearing for Nov. 6.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2012 | By Shan Li
With people increasingly banking and shopping online, many are convinced it's just a matter of time before their personal data is stolen, a new survey says. According to mobile security firm Entersekt, 41% of consumers surveyed worry that their online accounts will be breached in the future, while 53% have already fallen victim or know someone who has been targeted for credit card fraud. "Consumers suspect they are playing with fire conducting financial transactions online...comparable to playing Russian roulette," the company said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989
A 14-year-old boy shot a 13-year-old friend to death in a game of Russian roulette Tuesday in Valencia, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. Gabriel Soto, 13, of Newhall, died instantly when he was hit by a single round from a large-caliber handgun, Sheriff's Sgt. Birl Adams said. The gun belonged to the father of the boy who allegedly fired the shot, Adams said. The 14-year-old, whose identity was not revealed because of his age, was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall and held on suspicion of murder, Adams said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The latest entry in the found-footage subgenre, "The Den" centers on its eponymous Internet hangout where purveyors of snuff films lurk. Grad student Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia), who has received a grant to research the chat network, soon witnesses some ghastly goings-on. Writers Zachary Donohue (who also directs) and Lauren Thompson have seemingly recycled a 2010 "The Daily Show" segment about the Chatroulette website before giving an inspired nod to Nigerian scammers and then offering an underdeveloped reference to Russian roulette.
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