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December 19, 1993
The Crenshaw Cougars remained undefeated with a stunning 121-66 win over tournament host Thousand Oaks Friday in the championship game Friday at Newbury Park High. Kris Johnson, who signed with UCLA, scored 40 points, Cal-bound Tremaine Fowlkes had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Houston-bound Tommie Davis had 21 assists. The Cougars have not lost a game since the Washington tournament last December. Records: Crenshaw 5-0; Thousand Oaks 5-2.
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NEWS
November 15, 1993 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emily Post pulls no punches when it comes to the etiquette of using toothpicks in public: Don't! Fair enough--but then again, Emily Post probably never spent much time in western Maine. If she had, she would have known that toothpicks are considered things of beauty and utility in the area's backwoods towns. They're the reason for harvesting the forests of white birch (a good-sized tree can be turned into about 4 million toothpicks).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1991 | FRANKI V. RANSOM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago, Bob Haifley said, God spoke to him. And God told him to build a life-size figure of Jesus using toothpicks. "I was in my work truck on Lone Hill and Cienega avenues in San Dimas when God told me to do it," he said. "I said, 'Gee, I can't do that. You're asking me to undertake a task that will take 10 years.' " But, equipped with tweezers, glue and boxes of sandwich, flat, square and round toothpicks, Haifley began.
NEWS
June 19, 1988 | BEVERLY BEYETTE
Joe King, 39, a professor of electrical engineering at University of the Pacific in Stockton, intends to glue the last of 110,000 toothpicks in place on his scale model of the Eiffel Tower in time for the Paris landmark's May, 1989, centennial "whether anybody cares or not." King--"People tend to call me the toothpick king"--is hoping, of course, that someone will.
SPORTS
October 14, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Tucked away on the bottom of a page in the sports section of The Times on April 8, 1910, was this item: "Indianapolis is to have automobile races May 27-28 and 30 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fast cars and leading drivers are to appear." Auto racing was nothing new to Angelenos, though. Los Angeles, in fact, was the center of automobile racing when Indianapolis was just getting into the game.
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