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September 15, 1991 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teacher Sandra (Sandy) Ball calls her effort to gain college admission for youngsters with learning disabilities "Project Turnabout," but the name also applies to her life. As a student at Claremont High School in the 1960s, Ball read so slowly that teachers advised her not to bother taking college entrance exams. Ball said she was afflicted with a seizure disorder for which she was given medicine that dulled her learning abilities. "I was made fun of something awful at school," she recalled.
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September 15, 1991 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teacher Sandra (Sandy) Ball calls her effort to gain college admission for youngsters with learning disabilities "Project Turnabout," but the name also applies to her life. As a student at Claremont High School in the 1960s, Ball read so slowly that teachers advised her not to bother taking college entrance exams. Ball said she was afflicted with a seizure disorder for which she was given medicine that dulled her learning abilities. "I was made fun of something awful at school," she recalled.
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January 16, 1995 | BRIDGET BYRNE
Master of ceremonies Alex Trebek came up with a few spontaneous laughs and entertainer Maureen McGovern concluded the proceedings by singing "Our Love Is Here to Stay" with her Yorkshire terrier, Nick, seated on her lap. Otherwise the agenda was strictly to the point and businesslike at the 1995 Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Ball on Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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April 18, 2000
A USC study, inspired by the 1992 riots and released Monday, examined how a group of 1,800 Southern California residents communicate and found that "good old-fashioned" chats with neighbors are the surest way to build a sense of community, researchers said. "This study is the first of its kind to approach the question of community and a sense of belonging to a community from a communications perspective," said Elizabeth Daley, dean of the USC School of Cinema-Television.
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January 16, 1995 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Master of ceremonies Alex Trebek came up with a few spontaneous laughs and entertainer Maureen McGovern concluded the proceedings by singing "Our Love Is Here to Stay" with her Yorkshire terrier, Nick, seated on her lap. Otherwise the agenda was strictly to the point and businesslike at the 1995 Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Ball on Friday evening. "If, as many of you have been telling me, 'Jeopardy' is your favorite show and you never miss it, what are you doing here?"
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September 4, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abortion, drugs, homosexuality, interracial dating. These are not issues even discussed in most Vietnamese American families, but a new bilingual weekly newspaper in Orange County hopes to change that. "After 25 years in this country, our community has a lot more variety of interests than just communism and anti-communism," said Hieu Tran Phan, editor of the English-language section of Viet Tide, a Westminster-based weekly tabloid that debuted in July.
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March 10, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a late-winter storm blasted much of the upper Midwest and East with every incarnation of cold water--sleet, ice and heaps of snow--Southern California braved a Tuesday of, gasp, drizzles. As any experienced Angeleno can tell you, slight drizzles and plenty of variable cloudiness is an almost sure-fire equation for a freeway fiasco. Call Los Angeles drivers spoiled, aggressive or just weather virgins. Whatever you label them, they don't seem to cope well with a tiny dose of actual meteorology.
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February 28, 1994 | AARON CURTISS
From Rudy Grande's vantage, the afternoon commute doesn't look all that bad. It is actually kind of pretty: a shimmering string of brake lights winking red along the Ventura Freeway through Sherman Oaks as a fiery sun sinks below the horizon. Yet what is beautiful from a helicopter at 1,000 feet is, at street level, nothing more than yet another clutch-mangling, teeth-gnashing commuting nightmare.
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September 4, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abortion, drugs, homosexuality, interracial dating. These are not issues discussed in most Vietnamese American families, but a new bilingual weekly in Orange County is hoping to change that. "After 25 years in this country, our community has a lot more variety of interests than just communism and anti-communism," said Hieu Tran Phan, editor of the English section of Viet Tide, a Westminster-based publication launched in July.
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October 6, 1997 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In those dark days, Janise Bowbeer exhibited many of the telltale symptoms. Increased heart rate, higher blood pressure and a general irritability characterized her unwelcome condition, which flared for an hour at a time, twice a day. Sometimes, deep in its throes, the sad state would have her shouting angrily at strangers. "I remember getting really pissed off about things that normally wouldn't get me so mad in real life," said Bowbeer, 46, of Orange.
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