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January 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The threat of regulation has been good for the gun business: "Get 'em while you can" is one of the best sales pitches there is. With bullets, it's no different. Sales for ammunition manufacturer Winchester began to increase three days before President Barack Obama was reelected in November, an executive for Winchester owner Olin Corp. said Tuesday in a conference call with analysts, and sales haven't let up. Buyers have been scrambling for bullets in the wake of the December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and during the ensuing talk about increased regulation of guns and ammunition.
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April 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series “Spectacle” on the Sundance Channel a few years ago. In an aside, the inordinately gifted songwriter casually identified “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz” (one of the first songs for which he'd gained acclaim in the early 1970s) as the first song he'd ever written. Then he nonchalantly moved on to finish the main point he was making about the art of writing songs.
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SPORTS
May 10, 1989
Gert-Jan Theunisse of the Netherlands left a pack of 20 riders with 1 1/2 miles remaining and easily won the rain-dampened fourth stage of the Tour de Trump bicycle race at Winchester, Va., but Dag Otto Lauritzen of Norway maintained his overall lead. Theunisse, 26, the 11th-place finisher in last year's Tour de France, was timed in 4 hours 41 minutes 54 seconds in the 111.5-mile road race from Gettysburg, Pa., to Winchester in north-central Virginia. Eric Vanderaerden of Norway, winner of Monday's third stage, out-sprinted Davis Phinney of Boulder, Colo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014
Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville, Va., according to his agent Keith Case. Winchester's best-known songs include "Yankee Lady," "Biloxi," "Say What" and "Mississippi, You're on My Mind. " Artists as diverse as Reba McEntire, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and the Everly Brothers have performed Winchester's pieces.
NEWS
January 24, 1987 | United Press International
Leftover souvenirs from the 1986 celebration of Texas' 150th birthday, including caps, mugs, pins, potholders and belt buckles, went on sale at bargain prices Friday. Sesquicentennial memorabilia, trinkets and collectibles in the inventory of several vendors around Texas were pooled for the three-day liquidation sale at an Austin hotel, officials said. The asking price for merchandise ranged from as little as 1 cent to as much as $8,000--the price of a limited-edition Winchester rifle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2008 | Joanna Lin
Authorities are searching for the driver of a pickup truck in a hit-and-run collision Sunday that killed three Winchester family members. The victims were identified as Andres Sanagustin, 48, his wife, Maribeth, 36, and their 4-year-old son, Angelo, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officials at the Marine Corps base in Camp Pendleton identified Andres Sanagustin as a 1st Marine Logistics Group Sailor who served as a hospital corpsmen first class. The family was heading north on Warren Road when their 1999 Chevrolet Malibu was struck head-on by a pickup truck shortly after 8 p.m., authorities said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1986 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
James Stewart, who has been a movie star for more than half a century, recently visited MCA Home Video, which is putting out on cassette such Stewart movies as "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954), "Winchester '73" (1950), "Bend of the River" (1950), "Thunder Bay" (1953) and "The Rare Breed" (1965). Stewart, 77, has been spared most of the infirmities of age. He's tall--though he claims to have shrunk an inch--and still rather slender.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
The Riverside County Transportation Commission voted Wednesday to spend $1 million to widen Winchester Road between Domenigoni Parkway and Hunter Road. The county has also committed $1 million to the effort, which will fund preliminary design work and environmental review to widen the two-lane road to four lanes through Winchester. The funds will come from fees developers pay for building approvals. The actual widening could cost more than $30 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
The acclaimed but low-profile singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester plans to release his first album in a decade this spring. Addressing the long gap between records during a recent interview, he said, "Well, I suppose if I'd really wanted to, I could have forced the issue, and gone out and done something about it. But I just was kind of disgusted with the whole procedure. In the recording business, the fun lasts for about three days and then the tedium sets in.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1986 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
An embarrassment of English vocal riches is falling on Southern California. Last week, in the high-ceilinged splendor of First Congregational Church, it was the Choir of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Next week (on Thursday), under the metallic, round ceiling of Beckman Auditorium at Caltech, it will be the Wells Cathedral Choir from Somerset. Tuesday, in the Pavilion of the Music Center, the 30-voice, male choir of Winchester Cathedral made its first Southern California appearance.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The threat of regulation has been good for the gun business: "Get 'em while you can" is one of the best sales pitches there is. With bullets, it's no different. Sales for ammunition manufacturer Winchester began to increase three days before President Barack Obama was reelected in November, an executive for Winchester owner Olin Corp. said Tuesday in a conference call with analysts, and sales haven't let up. Buyers have been scrambling for bullets in the wake of the December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and during the ensuing talk about increased regulation of guns and ammunition.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2010 | By Scott Martelle, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Simon Winchester HarperCollins: 512 pp., $27.99 One of the great joys of reading a Simon Winchester book is the inadvertent discovery of minutiae that is utterly useless, but also utterly fascinating. For example: The Rocky Mountain Triple Divide Peak in northern Montana "is the hyrdrologic apex of the North American continent," and the extreme western reach of the Atlantic Ocean.
TRAVEL
October 25, 2009 | Mariella Krause
San Francisco's fog doesn't creep in on little cat feet. It rolls in boldly and aggressively, as if the assistant director on a horror flick has just yelled, "Cue the fog!" Chilling even on a sunny summer day, it's the ideal special effect for one of the city's favorite celebrations: Halloween. Perhaps San Franciscans love Halloween a little too much: The wildly popular Castro Street party got so big and out of control that the city shut it down. But the Bay Area still offers plenty of places to scare up some Halloween fun, using its unique charms for added ambience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2008 | Joanna Lin
Authorities are searching for the driver of a pickup truck in a hit-and-run collision Sunday that killed three Winchester family members. The victims were identified as Andres Sanagustin, 48, his wife, Maribeth, 36, and their 4-year-old son, Angelo, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officials at the Marine Corps base in Camp Pendleton identified Andres Sanagustin as a 1st Marine Logistics Group Sailor who served as a hospital corpsmen first class. The family was heading north on Warren Road when their 1999 Chevrolet Malibu was struck head-on by a pickup truck shortly after 8 p.m., authorities said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2008 | Seth Faison, Special to The Times
Joseph NEEDHAM was a brilliant scholar who seemed to care about, and revel in, everything. A leading biochemist at Cambridge University, a flamboyant leftist, an accomplished linguist, Needham (1900-1995) had an intellectual range at age 25 that impressed colleagues so much that he was said to be on his way to becoming the Erasmus of the 20th century. One summer day in 1937, a knock came on his wooden door at Cambridge from the hand of a comely graduate student from China named Lu Gwei-djen.
NATIONAL
January 23, 2006 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
In one of the final scenes of the western "Big Jake," John Wayne could have been talking about the Winchester rifle as he reflected on the passing of the Old West. "Well," says Big Jake to his Apache sidekick, "times change -- usually for the better." The sign of changing times for the Winchester -- the "Gun That Won the West" and the brand most closely associated with Wayne's long career in film Westerns -- is that it will no longer be made in America.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1988 | KENNETH HERMAN
Conducting a symphony orchestra is just the sort of avocation that viewers would have expected Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester, the snobbish New England member of the late "MASH" television series, to have pursued. Much to his delight, David Ogden Stiers, the Shakespearean actor who gave unmistakable cachet to Maj. Winchester's stiff character, has become a sought-after guest conductor in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series “Spectacle” on the Sundance Channel a few years ago. In an aside, the inordinately gifted songwriter casually identified “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz” (one of the first songs for which he'd gained acclaim in the early 1970s) as the first song he'd ever written. Then he nonchalantly moved on to finish the main point he was making about the art of writing songs.
NATIONAL
January 18, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. Repeating Arms Co. Inc. said it would close its Winchester firearm factory, putting in doubt the future of a rifle that was once called "The Gun that Won the West." "It's part of who we are as a nation just like it's part of who we are as a city," New Haven Mayor John DeStefano said. The announcement touched off a lobbying effort by city officials and union leaders who hoped to find a buyer for the plant before it closed March 31. The company has been hurt by slumping firearm sales.
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