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September 12, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, a court has been asked to step into an argument between creativity and commercialism, and settle the question: What is left behind when a celebrity dies? And who does it belong to? This federal court case involves rights to the fame of Janis Joplin, the growly, belt-'em-out blues singer who helped shape the musical epoch of the '60s with her renditions of songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "(Take a) Piece of My Heart."
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September 12, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, a court has been asked to step into an argument between creativity and commercialism, and settle the question: What is left behind when a celebrity dies? And who does it belong to? This federal court case involves rights to the fame of Janis Joplin, the growly, belt-'em-out blues singer who helped shape the musical epoch of the '60s with her renditions of songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "(Take a) Piece of My Heart."
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NEWS
June 17, 1990
The College Women's Club of Pasadena has presented grants to five San Gabriel Valley women pursuing advanced study in local educational institutions. Awards of $3,000 each went to Lorie Ann Humphrey of Pasadena, who will attend Fuller Theological Seminary, and Susan Ross of Alhambra, who will attend Pacific Oaks College. Seta Simonian of Pasadena will receive $2,000 to use toward her education at USC. Grants of $1,000 each went to Darlene Newman of South Pasadena and Janet Nickerman of Arcadia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1998
Topanga State Park has received a $350,000 grant to renovate a 35-acre corner of the sprawling recreation area that had fallen into disrepair, an official said. The money to improve lower Los Liones Canyon came from the California Transportation Commission's Environment Enhancement and Mitigation program, said Susan Ross, superintendent of Topanga Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992 | MIMI KO
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District today will begin rehiring 60 to 65 instructional and bilingual aides, almost the full complement of aides who were laid off during the last school year when board members were forced to cut the jobs due to budgetary woes. Supt. John Nicoll told school board members that the selection process will begin today The aides will work one to three hours daily.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1994 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
Mexico Trade: The World Trade Center Assn. of Orange County will co-host a half-day symposium on trade opportunities with Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine on July 14.. The symposium will feature different programs for manufacturing and distributing. Speakers at the manufacturing segment will include Carlos de Orduna, president of the National Maquiladora Assn.
NEWS
December 19, 1999 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sarah Cox never felt that the holidays had really arrived until her mother started using the family's set of Christmas china. "My parents would have a party every Christmas Eve," says Cox, now a 33-year-old attorney in Los Angeles. "My mother would put her Spode Christmas Tree dishes out and, to a little girl, it was a big deal. It was a symbol of something that was especially Christmasy and special."
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
As a young man, Jimmy Getzoff of Marina del Rey never got to celebrate his passage from boyhood to manhood with the traditional Jewish bar mitzvah. But yesterday, the 69-year-old musician was scheduled to make the symbolic rite of passage at a ceremony held at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills. Getzoff, a classical violinist and former concertmaster of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, decided that he wanted to be bar mitzvahed in celebration of his 70th birthday this month.
HEALTH
October 13, 2003 | Judy Foreman, Special to The Times
America's obesity epidemic is creating a serious problem for hospitals, both medically and economically. At one New England hospital a patient was so obese -- more than 700 pounds -- that it took seven nurses to turn him over. Three nurses claimed they injured their shoulders and backs trying to lift him and had to take a medical leave.
NEWS
May 25, 1993 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1988, Phyllis Ross was running a Lake Shasta campground and wondering to herself, "What am I going to do with all this energy and years left?" Her husband, with whom she had bought the property a decade before, had died the previous year. Her children were grown. "So one day, I'm reading the little Redding paper and I saw an article about seniors volunteering for the Peace Corps," she said, "and I thought, 'Well! What about that?'
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1996 | JERRY CROWE
MOVIES Janet's Story: TriStar Pictures has acquired the rights to "Janet's World," a story about Janet Cooke--the former Washington Post journalist whose Pulitzer Prize for feature writing was returned after it was discovered that she had fabricated her article about an 8-year-old heroin addict. Published in the June issue of GQ, the story by Mike Sager reportedly commanded $750,000 upfront and an additional $750,000 if the movie gets made.
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