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May 4, 1986 | DENNIS ANDERSON, Associated Press
In a drafty Mojave hangar where the high desert winds howl like the ghost of some phantom aviator sits Voyager, a spidery-looking aircraft that a few dreamers hope will set the final aviation record--a round-the-world nonstop flight without refueling. "You never get used to the wind," said test pilot Dick Rutan as he performed a test on the experimental airplane's forward engine. "You never get used to it. You endure."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1986 | DENNIS ANDERSON, Associated Press
In a drafty Mojave hangar where the high desert winds howl like the ghost of some phantom aviator sits Voyager, a spidery-looking aircraft that a few dreamers hope will set the final aviation record--a round-the-world nonstop flight without refueling. "You never get used to the wind," said test pilot Dick Rutan as he performed a test on the experimental airplane's forward engine. "You never get used to it. You endure."
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July 24, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey-- Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides. Photos : Top 10 Six Flags Great Adventure roller coasters Great Adventure was a must-see on my road trip across America's coaster belt, in large part because of the park's three world-class rides: El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro.
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June 7, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
A first-of-its-kind vertical roller coaster debuting June 30 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will take riders through a pair of twists, a towering heart-line roll and a non-inverting loop. Dubbed Superman Ultimate Flight, the custom Premier Rides launched coaster at the Northern California park combines a unique blend of elements from other coasters, including Cedar Point's Wicked Twister, Universal Orlando's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and Green Lantern: First Flight at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
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December 7, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
While all eyes will be on Disney California Adventure in 2012, plenty of other theme parks in California will be adding new rides and attractions in time for the summer crowds. Our Top 10 for 2012 is dominated by new rides coming to DCA's 12-acre Cars Land expansion , the grand finale in the $1 billion extreme makeover the Anaheim theme park has undertaken during the past five years. DCA's transformation is so massive that even Disneyland is taking the year off as far as new attractions go, letting the spotlight shine on its younger neighbor.
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September 1, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012 New Six Flags President and Chief Executive Jim Reid-Anderson said a full slate of new additions would become an annual event, promising to add a new attraction at "every Six Flags park every year. " Six Flags ' 2012 attractions include two new roller coasters, two relocated coasters, three tower rides, three water slide complexes and at least one show.
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March 28, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns. Photos : Most anticipated new U.S. theme park rides for 2012 It already seems like 2012 is shaping up as a good year for ride enthusiasts and theme park fans as the major industry players are planning to roll out big projects that have been on the drawing boards for a while.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
It's called "Space Cowboys," but it ought to be "Space Codgers." The story of a quartet of "Leisure World aviators" who want to prove they won't be old and in the way in outer space, this is a mostly genial film that gets as much mileage as it can out of the undeniable charisma of its stars. Like many charmers, it involves us against our better judgment, but only for a while.
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October 31, 1985 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
It was a study in contrasts. One table at the rear of the auditorium offered a lunch of rice and wheat with a coconut desert called "Namvan." Another table featured lox and bagels. In the lobby gallery, a sale of colorful Laotian needlework vied for attention with a silver menorah and a ram's horn. Onstage, a group of Jewish kindergartners sang songs in Hebrew, followed by a woman dressed in traditional Laotian garb who sang a song in her native tongue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1996
This is an excerpt from the June 29, 1996 edition of the Economist, published in London. * Look northwards from a hilltop just off Interstate 405. The San Fernando Valley stretches before you, on and on until it vanishes into the blue-grey haze that veils the whole Los Angeles region. Downtown Los Angeles, 20 miles behind you, with its massive high-rises and urban grit, is a world away. That is the problem.
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