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September 23, 1991 | DENNIS McDOUGAL
A New York-based group which publishes "Performance Journal," a quarterly magazine about the arts, is the latest grant recipient to square off with the National Endowment for the Arts over allegedly improper use of federal NEA funds. Movement Research, which received a $4,400 general operating support grant from the NEA last year, has received a demand that it return $1,400 to the NEA by Oct. 10, according to the organization's board of directors.
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August 4, 1991 | PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco writes on the arts for the New York Times, Vanity Fair and other publications
In a recent interview, Madonna said that her friend Michael Jackson was in need of an image makeover and she had the perfect inspiration for him: the Harlem transvestite scene. After a couple of weeks of hanging around it, she suggested, he'd be a new man. She should know. A couple of years ago, Madonna popularized "voguing," a dance style that had originated in Harlem at drag-ball competitions in which blacks and Latinos mimicked the preening of high-fashion models and movie legends.
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June 22, 1991 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The December killing of an Oceanside transvestite prostitute was the result of a sexual transaction gone awry, a witness testified during a preliminary hearing. Jeffrey Todd Hammons, 24, and Todd Alan Thornton, 25, both Marine corporals from Camp Pendleton who served in Desert Storm, were charged Friday in Vista Municipal Court with murder and robbery in the shooting death of Carlos Santiago, an Oceanside transvestite prostitute.
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May 23, 1991 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Marine corporals at Camp Pendleton were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the death of a transvestite prostitute in December in what Oceanside police believe may have been a sexual encounter gone awry. Jeffrey Todd Hammons, 24, and Todd Alan Thornton, 25, were held in County Jail in Vista in connection with the shooting death of Carlos Santiago, 25, who was among five transvestites or transsexuals slain in San Diego County last year.
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September 22, 1990 | JOHN D. CRAMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Earlier this summer, when the body count of transsexual and transvestite prostitutes was lower, a man who calls himself Maria was shot twice in the ribs while soliciting on Market Street. Two weeks later, Maria was back at work on the same corner--badly bruised, with one of the bullets still lodged in his chest. But he said that not working was not an option. Sex change operations don't come cheap, he said.
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September 17, 1990
A minister for the homeless has been released from County Jail after prosecutors decided not to file a murder charge against him in the death of a transvestite prostitute. Fred Ray Belloff, 58, was arrested Tuesday by San Diego police investigating the death of a man dressed as a woman. The victim, Donald Pierce, 36, was struck by a car and dragged about 50 feet by a brown station wagon at about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 4.
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September 7, 1990
The county medical examiner's office has identified a transvestite who was hit and killed Tuesday by a car. Donald Pierce, a 36-year-old transient, was the fourth transvestite to die violently in San Diego County since June, a spokeswoman for the office said. Pierce was struck by a station wagon in the 3800 block of University Avenue about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Just before the incident, a passenger reportedly got out of the vehicle and confronted Pierce. A fight then broke out.
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September 5, 1990 | DEANNA BELLANDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego police are searching for the driver of a car that hit and killed a transvestite early Tuesday in East San Diego. The victim was the fourth transvestite to die violently in San Diego County since June. The coroner's office has not yet identified the man who was struck on University Avenue by a brown Ford station wagon with wood veneer paneling and a luggage rack on top, police said.
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May 16, 1990
Police were searching for suspects and a murder weapon Tuesday in the bludgeoning deaths of three men in their small downtown-area apartment. Officers said they found the partially clothed bodies of the three men Monday night after a neighbor, concerned that she had not seen the men for more than a day, called police. The murders apparently took place sometime last weekend, detectives said.
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May 15, 1990
Three men were found dead Monday night in the apartment they shared in the 3200 block of South Main Street in Los Angeles. Police said their initial investigation indicated it was a murder-suicide. No weapon was found, however, and police declined to say whether the deaths were shootings or stabbings or which one may have killed the others. All of the men were partially clothed, two of the bodies were on the floor and another on a bed, police Lt. Vic Ramirez said.
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