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October 29, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
"Diagnosis Murder" is for Dick Van Dyke fans who will accept him in anything, no matter how inept. Premiering at 8 tonight on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), the "lighthearted mystery" series stars Van Dyke as physician Mark Sloan, a teacher and chief of internal medicine at a large hospital, positions that naturally allow him to spend chunks of his day investigating homicides.
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BUSINESS
December 22, 2001 | Reuters
Media mogul Ted Turner has put aside recently publicized bad feelings with AOL Time Warner Inc. and renewed his contract as vice chairman of the world's largest Internet and media company, a spokesman confirmed. The renewal comes after Turner, 63, voiced hard feelings and disappointment over his diminished role since the completion of AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in January, as well as regrets about the sale of his Turner Broadcasting Systems to Time Warner in 1996.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
In its primitive way, "Slaughter High" (citywide) is one of the better teen revenge horror pictures. An especially nasty bunch of high school seniors get so carried away in taunting a nerdy classmate, Marty (Simon Scuddamore), that one of their pranks backfires, leaving him as disfigured and deranged as the Phantom of the Opera.
NEWS
January 13, 1997
Financial Matters: Police went from door to door in Overtown in Miami asking residents to return $400,000 pilfered from a toppled Brinks truck. "They didn't get any money back, but they did get 10 thank yous for a good laugh and an IOU payable when pigs fly." (Alex Kaseberg) * Some say this wouldn't have happened in a wealthy neighborhood.
SPORTS
July 27, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Kristi Kidwell, who recently broke her back when she fell from her bicycle and landed on a concrete parking lot, will participate in the U.S. Olympic cycling trials in Spokane, Wash. Kidwell, who recently passed out during a bicycle race in Idaho, qualified for the trials by placing third in the California regional, the nation's largest.
WORLD
January 31, 2006 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Nigeria's volatile Niger Delta is unlikely to see a reduction in violence, despite Monday's release of four kidnapped foreign oil contractors, analysts say. The swampy, oil-rich region is notorious for its violence, political corruption, large-scale oil theft and kidnappings, and the international price of oil sometimes soars in response to the rhetoric of militant leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2001 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT and JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bill Studt, longtime superintendent of the Oxnard Union High School District, was fired Tuesday following a special meeting of trustees, who said their decision was based on "philosophical differences" with the veteran educator. The Board of Trustees voted 3 to 2 in closed session, with Nancy Koch and Irene Pinkard dissenting, to terminate Studt's contract. The vote came after an annual performance evaluation of the 56-year-old superintendent that began last week.
SPORTS
July 30, 1987
After a fan in Cincinnati complained through the media about all the spitting the players were doing on the field and in the dugout, the Reds were asked for their reaction. Said publicist John Braude after making a statement in defense of the players: "You probably expectorated me to say that." From Bill Russell, comparing Tom Lasorda's work as a coach to when the manager was coaching for Walter Alston: "He has the same enthusiasm, the same signs, everything's the same.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1996
Re "GOP Panel Calls for Switch to Flat-Tax System," Jan. 18: The GOP's embrace of the flat tax is puzzling, because the flat tax is antithetical to many of the goals the GOP is pursuing. Like Reaganomics, the flat tax is based on the hope that lower taxes will spur an increase in economic activity and hence an increase in overall revenue. But the magnitude of the proposed cuts is huge; in order to maintain revenue, the economy would have to grow at a torrid pace, entailing very high (probably double-digit)
NEWS
February 9, 1989 | STEVE HENSON, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Barbara school system might accomplish what Channel League wrestling teams have been trying to do to Dos Pueblos High for more than a decade: Pin it with a loss. Dos Pueblos, the league's smallest school with about 1,200 students, extended its league dual-meet winning streak to 75 matches by completing another undefeated season. The Chargers have won 13 consecutive league titles, 12 outright, under Coach Mike Hart.
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