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August 21, 1994 | STEVE WILSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Strong, lithe and vivacious, Christy Henrich spent years spinning, leaping and vaulting across balance beams, around parallel bars and over padded mats, a muscular sprite nicknamed "E.T." for Extra Tough. That seems impossibly long ago. On July 26, withered to little more than a fragile skeleton, her papery skin a ghostly gray-white, her gums and kidneys bleeding, her throat ulcerated, her heart barely pumping, Henrich died of multiple organ failure. She was 22 and weighed less than 60 pounds.
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August 26, 1990 | Michael Kurcfeld, Kurcfeld is a Los Angeles-based arts writer who has recently focused on Japanese contemporary culture. and
Like a Nike ad, Saburo Teshigawara has a thing about air. Air as the medium of dance. Air as a metaphor for the physical rendered into spirit. Air as the realm of reverie. Air as a gas that mutates as freely as Teshigawara on an open stage. In a poem, he coins the phrase "architecturing atmospheres," which could be an eloquent stab at his own job description.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2007 | Susan King
Lara MacLean Puppet wrangler Current credit: The Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites," a series for preschoolers featuring puppets, starring and executive produced by Tony Award-nominated John Tartaglia of Broadway's "Avenue Q." Previous credits: "Sesame Street" Awards: Two-time Emmy winner for puppet styling for "Sesame Street."
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April 11, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Natasha Saum settled on her bed. Above her, eight pairs of worn pink ballet slippers hung down side by side. Ballet slippers danced around her room on the wallpaper. "Ballet is my life," she said with finality. It's no exaggeration. Now 14, she's studied ballet at the Channel Islands Ballet Academie in Oxnard since she was 4. She wants to become a professional ballerina, and later this month, she will have a chance to dance with the pros.
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September 18, 1995 | LEE DYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scientists at the University of Alaska have finally proved something commercial pilots have known for years: The atmosphere above thunderstorms can be even more spectacular than the lightning below, with blue and red flashes of light that seem to explode across the night sky. Pilots have reported seeing bright flashes of colored lights above thunderstorms, but scientists have never been in the right spot at the right time with the right equipment...
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September 14, 1995 | LEE DYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scientists at the University of Alaska have finally proved something commercial pilots have known for years: The atmosphere above thunderstorms can be even more spectacular than the lightning below, with blue and red flashes of light that seem to explode across the night sky. Pilots have reported seeing bright flashes of colored lights above thunderstorms, but scientists have never been in the right spot at the right time with the right equipment...
FOOD
May 26, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Shrubs - they're not just for hiding in! Tart, acidic and weirdly, wonderfully refreshing, drinking vinegars known as "shrubs" are finding a savory home on a growing number of Los Angeles drink menus. Sometimes they're added to soda water as an alternative to mainstream sodas, and sometimes they're mixed with booze as a mouth-pleasing alternative to predictable acids such as lemons and limes. Either way, they're adding a welcome new dimension to the ever-evolving Los Angeles craft cocktail scene.
TRAVEL
December 18, 2011 | By Geoffrey Dean-Smith, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The first time I arrived in Patmos, I was actually leaving. At noon, I had boarded a ferry in Piraeus for a 12-hour sail to small, hilly Patmos, one of the Dodecanese, or Greek islands. I watched from the stern as we glided away from the Athens port city across a calm sea, dodging hulks of rusty and dismantled old wrecks. I would be working on a book and staying at the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, which would later become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this voyage, I shared a cabin with a likable young Saudi named Shurief.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Saturday is National Absinthe Day. Don't ask who decides these things (Tuesday was apparently National Pancake Day, for example), but these faux foodie holidays do provide a fun excuse to indulge in a particular food or drink. In this case, you can get jiggy with the Green Fairy (as absinthe is sometimes called), which became legal in the United States nearly four years ago, after being banned in 1912. A debate has long raged over the possible hallucinogenic effects of wormwood ?
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