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September 10, 2003 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
There was a time when candidates put some effort into their campaign slogans. The classics include William Henry Harrison's "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too," Herbert Hoover's "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage" and Michael Dukakis' memorable "Kick me, I'm a loser!" California's recall, in contrast, is a slogan disaster. The only attempts are ultraconservative Tom McClintock's "Building a bridge to the 15th century" and Gabor impersonator Arianna Huffington's "Read my lips: No new taxes.
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June 1, 1997 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michele Serros leans into a classroom podium, reading her story about discrimination in the frosty depths of a supermarket's frozen veggie section. The poet pauses, scans her audience of Venice High School seniors--attentive, waiting for the storyteller to play out the next scene. Vicariously, they are there with Serros and her activist friend Martina, on aisle 9, digging through the deep freeze for pre-cut carrots and peas that will give their Spanish rice dish some zing.
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May 11, 2005 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
In Jaime Gamboa's admittedly unscientific logic, if Latino families came out in droves to watch an athlete who looked like them -- didn't ticket sales soar by 10,000 on days when Fernando Valenzuela pitched at Dodger Stadium? he asks -- then why wouldn't upscale Latinos be willing to buy a city magazine that looks like them too? He laughs at the stretch, but he is serious.
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November 19, 1996 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, Times Staff Writer
Seidy Lopez sits under a dryer, her hair in plastic rollers the size of coffee mugs, her bitsy body squeezed into a Betsey Johnson gold micro-mini and gold clingy top. A photographer, stylist and makeup artist hover around the gilded image of Latina va-va-voom in an East Los Angeles nail salon. "The trend is gonna be gold, gold, gold," says Christy Haubegger, gesturing toward the co-star of "Mi Vida Loca."
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August 10, 1989 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
What do Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs have in common with Muhammad Ali and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? All have made record numbers of appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Aug. 16 marks SI's 35th anniversary, an event that has inspired the magazine to stir up enough arcane facts to complete a set of Trivial Pursuit playing cards.
SPORTS
August 1, 1995 | STEVE HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Healy, an L.A. radio sports personality for 43 years, died one year ago July 22 at age 70 from complications of liver cancer. For those who have missed his equal-opportunity barbs and his chorus of taped friends and fiends, we offer the following: Scientists scanning the heavens for cosmic radio transmissions recently were surprised to pick up a sports broadcast.
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