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July 26, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Hong Kong residents desperate to flee before China takes over in 1997, the Federal Republic of Corterra sounded perfect. The tiny Pacific island nation was described as lying between Tahiti and Hawaii, with 80,000 citizens who enjoy democratic government, a British-style legal system and no income tax. Best of all, a newspaper ad here boasted, passports are bargain-priced at only $16,000. Three local businessmen quickly paid the $5,000 application fee. Then they discovered the catch.
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May 19, 1995 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seems like everyone wants to swing a bat against Lindsay Parker--classmates, sportswriters, even movie stars. Few manage to make contact with one of Parker's sizzling pitches. But Parker, a senior at La Canada High, enjoys and even encourages the competition--despite her father's displeasure. "It's probably not a good idea," said Tom Parker, who doubles as La Canada's coach. "We tend to shy away from that kind of thing."
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SPORTS
May 19, 1995 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seems like everyone wants to swing a bat against Lindsay Parker--classmates, sportswriters, even movie stars. Few manage to make contact with one of Parker's sizzling pitches. But Parker, a senior at La Canada High, enjoys and even encourages the competition--despite her father's displeasure. "It's probably not a good idea," said Tom Parker, who doubles as La Canada's coach. "We tend to shy away from that kind of thing."
NEWS
January 10, 1991 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of tightening state funds for education, the La Canada Unified School District is preparing to ask local voters to make up for a growing shortfall in the district's budget. A citizens committee on Tuesday recommended that the district assess each property owner at least $250 a year to pay for rising costs and to restore cuts made in the program this year.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For a guy who always seems prepared to scale athletic and academic hurdles with equal ease, Ross Allan certainly lacked knowledge about trends in high school sports when he entered La Canada High as a freshman four years ago. Allan was under the mistaken impression that participating in a variety of sports was the norm for most athletes. Specialization? That was something to ponder after he finished a few years of medical school.
NEWS
January 10, 1991 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of tightening state funds for education, the La Canada Unified School District is preparing to ask local voters to make up for a growing shortfall in the district's budget. A citizens committee on Tuesday recommended that the district assess each property owner at least $250 a year to pay for rising costs and to restore cuts made in the program this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1999 | MATT KELLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Canada has apologized for abuses of students in its system of boarding schools for Indian students. Darlena Watt is angry that the United States has not done the same. "We had more boarding schools . . . than Canada ever had," said Watt, a Colville tribal council member who attended the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma in the 1960s. "Whatever happened there, you can triple it and it was a reality in our schools."
BUSINESS
May 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
For-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. reported slightly lower quarterly profit, citing a loss from the sale of some schools, and said full-year earnings should come in at the low end of its previous forecast. The Santa Ana-based company, which has scrambled to retain students after Sallie Mae said it would stop providing private loans, said it now required most students to make monthly cash payments. It also has established a lending program and is working with third-party lenders to secure additional funds for students.
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Michael McGough
I sometimes think of Canada as one of those science-fiction parallel universes -- a world strikingly similar to but slightly different from our own.  The differences can be illuminating. In Ontario a controversy has been raging, as they say, involving legislation that would require schools to sponsor Gay-Straight Alliances, the anti-bullying clubs that some social conservatives see as Trojan horses for the “gay agenda.” (They're right, if by gay agenda they mean recognition that gay and lesbian students exist and should feel good about themselves and their sexuality.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2014
Bob Casale Guitarist with '80s group Devo Bob Casale, 61, guitarist for Devo, whose commercial success peaked in the early '80s with the MTV hit "Whip It," died unexpectedly Monday of heart failure in Marina del Rey, his brother Gerald said. Bob had recently been hospitalized because of stomach ailments, his brother said Tuesday, but had been thought to be recovering. Gerald said his younger brother was otherwise in good health and had been working on numerous Devo-related projects.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For a guy who always seems prepared to scale athletic and academic hurdles with equal ease, Ross Allan certainly lacked knowledge about trends in high school sports when he entered La Canada High as a freshman four years ago. Allan was under the mistaken impression that participating in a variety of sports was the norm for most athletes. Specialization? That was something to ponder after he finished a few years of medical school.
NEWS
March 21, 1991 | GARY KLEIN
The Ribet Academy boys' basketball team fulfilled its own preseason expectations by winning the Division V state championship. The Fighting Frogs finished the season 32-2 after defeating University High of San Francisco, 70-65, Friday at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. Ribet won the championship game without senior point guard Jrmirol Duncan, who injured his right knee in the Southern regional final against Rio Hondo Prep.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
It's just a frayed, weathered, black karate belt, but it means the world to George Waite, the former president of TCB -- Elvis Presley's film company. The belt belonged to the King way back when, and Waite has had it since Presley's death in 1977. Until recently, Waite had never shown it to anyone because the memory of his loss was so painful.
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