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July 19, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!" yelled Michaela Kratochwil as she retreated from the cactus patch. "I have never been bitten by a plant in Germany," sighed the 23-year-old woman as her friend Andrea Seyferth, 27, gingerly pulled a teddy bear cholla cactus spine from Kratochwil's foot. The two West German university students are spending the summer working as volunteers at this national monument on the Mojave Desert 155 miles east of Los Angeles.
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July 19, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!" yelled Michaela Kratochwil as she retreated from the cactus patch. "I have never been bitten by a plant in Germany," sighed the 23-year-old woman as her friend Andrea Seyferth, 27, gingerly pulled a teddy bear cholla cactus spine from Kratochwil's foot. The two West German university students are spending the summer working as volunteers at this national monument on the Mojave Desert 155 miles east of Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990
The International Education Program is seeking South Bay families and individuals to play host to European students who will work for local businesses this summer as part of an international work exchange project. The students are part of a statewide exchange enabling more than 200 European students to work in California for the summer while an equal number of Americans from 50 California colleges and universities go to work in Europe.
NEWS
January 19, 1990
The "Pepsi Generation" of advertising stars has taken a decidedly teen-age turn. Pepsi-Cola announced that teen heartthrobs Kirk Cameron, who stars in ABC's "Growing Pains," and Fred Savage, star of the hit TV show "The Wonder Years," will be featured in commercials scheduled to debut Jan. 28 during the Super Bowl. "Pepsi is focused on tomorrow," said Michael D. Simpson, executive vice president of marketing. "These talented teen stars keep us on the leading edge." Actor Michael J.
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May 22, 1986 | Associated Press
Police today confirmed the "unnatural death" of a former Libyan diplomat. A newspaper quoted sources as saying he was killed in an East Berlin park by agents of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadafi. West Berlin police spokesman Dieter Piete said the Libyan Embassy in Bonn contacted police May 14 to retrieve personal property left in West Berlin by Mohammed Ashour. Piete said the embassy contacted West Berlin police shortly after Ashour died "an unnatural death" in East Berlin.
SPORTS
December 18, 1988 | STEVEN FLEISCHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Steve Goldstein was trying to explain it as simply as he could. The Oak Park High boys' basketball coach was working with his team on defensive low-post positions, but one of his players wasn't getting the point. "I told him to play in a third-quarter position," Goldstein said. "He didn't get it, so I went out there and said 'do it like this.' " Nevertheless, the player still ended up out of position. "Finally I yelled at him 'get on his hip! get on his hip!' " Goldstein said.
SPORTS
September 19, 1985 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
New faces are certain to emerge as the 1985-86 high school year unfolds, but it's a pair of almost identical ones that are still in the forefront of the fall sports lineup. Daren and Kirk Stonerock of Saugus High are twin brothers who enjoy doing the same thing: winning cross-country races. Daren is the defending Southern Section 3-A division champion in the two-mile and was runner-up in cross country.
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July 21, 1988 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Talk about an extended family with a global twist. The Lesters of Huntington Beach--Richard, 55, and Adorae, 54--already have a big clan in the usual manner. They have four married daughters, 10 grandchildren and enough other kinfolk to easily fill their neatly furnished, two-story suburban house at clan reunions. But the Lesters always seem to have room for one more. Like Philip and Lilian from Kenya. Geoffrey from Ghana. Eli from Brazil. Seyda from Turkey. Umberto from Italy.
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