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October 20, 1994 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a region where the word "development" is usually uttered with contempt, builder Stephen Fish has found an unlikely ally in Olympic skating superstar Oksana Baiul. With the help of the Ukranian-born Baiul and her reputation, Fish has persuaded this town's approximately 25,000 citizens to allow him to do what under ordinary circumstances would be unthinkable--build a giant ice-skating complex.
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October 20, 1994 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a region where the word "development" is usually uttered with contempt, builder Stephen Fish has found an unlikely ally in Olympic skating superstar Oksana Baiul. With the help of the Ukranian-born Baiul and her reputation, Fish has persuaded this town's approximately 25,000 citizens to allow him to do what under ordinary circumstances would be unthinkable--build a giant ice-skating complex.
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January 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Military safety investigators are seeking clues to the cause of the crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter that killed its four-man crew. The Army identified those killed as Lt. Christopher Moss, 24, of Crown Point, Ind.; Chief Warrant Officer Bruce J. Marchetti, 30, of Simsbury, Conn.; Sgt. Kenneth R. Hall, 25, of St. Louis, and Pfc. Donald Mitchell, 19, of Crestline, Calif. The copter went down in a remote section of the Ft. Irwin Army base in the Mojave Desert, a base spokesman said.
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July 8, 1995 | Associated Press
American and British diplomats sought the help of pro-separatist groups Friday to free two Americans and two Britons taken hostage by Muslim militants in the mountains of northern India. The Kashmiri rebels, who have demanded the release of 21 jailed guerrillas, sent a message saying that the hostages have not been harmed. But they did not discuss their possible release, government officials said.
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March 7, 1985 | Associated Press
A driver who said he was "guided by superior beings" spent several hours running cars and trucks off the road before police officers rammed his car to stop him early Wednesday, authorities said. No one was injured. Frank D. Curtis, 63, of Simsbury was charged in Windsor Superior Court with first-degree reckless endangerment and engaging in pursuit, state Trooper Kenneth Lacko said. He said that Avon and Hartford police planned to file additional charges against Curtis.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2013 | By Christopher Keating
When an elderly woman showed up at a small law firm several years ago and asked for help managing her estate, an attorney asked her what she thought it was worth. Kathleen Magowan said she didn't really know. She thought maybe about $40,000. The real answer? $6 million. A quiet, unassuming woman who never made headlines during her 87 years, Magowan taught first grade in the northern Connecticut town of Simsbury for 35 years and never brought attention to herself. She wasn't much of a philanthropist during her life, but Magowan, who died in 2011, is now surprising many with huge donations through her estate to her favorite causes - including nearly $480,000 to her beloved Simsbury public schools, more than $400,000 to the nursing home where she died, and nearly $375,000 to her local parish, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.
NEWS
October 14, 1990 | Associated Press
The state has ordered cheap imitations of the Slap Wrap removed from shelves after a 4-year-old cut herself on one of the bracelets. The Department of Consumer Protection ordered the recall last week of foreign-made versions of the Connecticut-made Slap Wrap after several imitations failed safety tests. When the 9-inch strip of metal is slapped against the wrist, it wraps itself around the wearer's arm.
SPORTS
July 31, 1993 | Associated Press
The U.S. Junior Golf Championships will have a Southern California flavor in the semifinals when Tiger Woods of Cypress plays Ted Oh of Torrance this morning at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore. Woods, 17, the two-time defending champion, cruised past two more opponents to force the showdown against Oh. Woods beat Grady Girard of Newport, Vt., 4 and 2, then defeated Aaron Wright of Ana, Ill., 3 and 2 in the quarterfinals. Oh, 16, beat Patrick Malone of Kingwood, Tex.
NEWS
March 5, 1996 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Economic anxiety is palpable in this and other bedroom towns around Hartford, where hundreds of thousands of workers have lost jobs during a decade of downsizing in the insurance and defense industries. Yet as Republican voters readied themselves for today's so-called Yankee presidential primary, they are notably unsympathetic, if not hostile, to the one candidate whose message has sought to appeal to their personal and financial angst--Patrick J. Buchanan.
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December 13, 1989 | LYNN SIMROSS
For brewed-coffee lovers who want a quick cup without a lot of fuss, there's MicroBrew, a new pot from Farberware that makes fresh-brewed coffee in two minutes in the microwave. MicroBrew, a black pot with red trim, is 6 inches high and makes one or two cups of coffee with regular, drip grind coffee. Farberware representatives caution that MicroBrew will work differently in various microwave ovens, depending on each unit's watt-power.
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