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By Michelle Caruso and Michelle Caruso,NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | December 14, 1997
There has been a whole lot of shakin' going on at the Honeymoon Hideaway, where rock and roll king Elvis Presley once stayed -- and neighbors want it stopped.The city of Palm Springs has gone to court in a bid to bar commercial parties and functions in the spaceship-like home where Presley and his bride Priscilla spent their first married days in May 1967.Second only to Graceland as a mecca for Elvis fans, Honeymoon Hideaway is at the center of a legal storm over commercial use of former celebrity homes located in residentially zoned areas, including estates once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace and Cary Grant.
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By Renee Graham and Renee Graham,BOSTON GLOBE | August 17, 1997
There's been much discussion in the gay community lately concerning the so-called "circuit parties," which have become annual high holy days for tens of thousands of gay men. For the uninitiated, circuit parties, in such gay meccas as Fire Island and Palm Springs, are marathon bacchanals where gay men ingest prodigious amounts of drugs, cruise incessantly, and bop and bounce their stunningly buff bods at 140 beats per minute.They've been going on for years, but they've been under the microscope since last August, when a Fire Island partygoer overdosed and ended up comatose and on life support.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1997
BETHESDA -- Plenty of curiosity seekers followed the eighth group to the No. 9 tee yesterday. They wanted to see if John Daly would attempt to reach the mammoth par-5 in two shots, but what the gallery witnessed was a bogey and his exit from the U.S. Open.The erratic Daly, winner of two major championships and a recovering alcoholic, never made it to the 10th tee in the second round. Leaving his caddie and playing partners without commenting, he detoured through the clubhouse and to the players' parking lot, where he beat an impending cut and got a head start on the way to his Memphis home.
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By Lisa Harris and Lisa Harris,Contributing Writer | April 15, 1995
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The matter of wrapping up a national tennis title taken care of, Dustin Friedman was trying to make a quick getaway.After blowing through the boys 14-and-under draw at the Easter Bowl tournament without dropping a set, Friedman, of Owings Mills, wanted to put Palm Springs behind him and get to Los Angeles for the O. J. Simpson trial, or at least see the courthouse where it's taking place.In the Easter Bowl event, Friedman upheld his top seeding with a 6-2, 6-2 rout of No. 6 William Boyles of Pensacola, Fla., in the final, earning a silver platter.
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By Ellen Uzelac and Ellen Uzelac,Special to The Sun | February 5, 1995
You've got to love a place where golf carts are street legal, a former mayor was one-half of Sonny and Cher and palm-lined boulevards are named after such American idols as Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope.Palm Springs has been called the golf capital of the world -- and it's no wonder. If you laid the golf courses in this desert valley end to end, you could play all the way from Palm Springs to Phoenix.This sultry setting has been identified with golfing for the last 50 years, and it now features some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | May 1, 1994
Matt and Reggie are in heaven -- at least busy climbing toward it -- on the gigantic rocks -- huge boulders piled one on the other as if some disgruntled giant had thrown them in a messy heap.The sun is shining and we're surrounded by serious rock climbers as well as other parents following their children's leads. Matt, 10, liked watching the "real" climbers almost as much as he liked climbing himself. Melanie, 3, was thrilled that she was big enough to follow her brother and sister on this adventure (with mom and dad close by, of course.
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By RICHARD REEVES | June 3, 1993
Palm Springs, California. -- If there was enough money in America, we might all be living on streets named for Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. The whole country would be like Palm Springs: bright, sunny, secure, irrigated and air-conditioned.Air conditioning is the key. Like a lot of American places, Houston the biggest of them, Palm Springs could not exist without air conditioning. God made the place a desert. Messrs. Hope and Sinatra and a lot of other rich people made the desert bloom with golf courses and swimming pools, all of them reachable in air-conditioned Cadillacs.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin | December 3, 1991
Ryland Group Inc., the homebuilding company, reported yesterday that it will take a pretax fourth-quarter charge of $13 million because of problems with two housing developments in California.Nevertheless, the Columbia-based company said that it expects be profitable in the fourth quarter, as well as for the full year -- mainly because of the strength of its mortgage-related financial services segment."We anticipate a profit for the full year, but results will be well below our previous expectations due to these necessary reserves," Roger W. Schipke, chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
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By M. Dion Thompson | August 3, 1991
The terrible news came by telephone: Shelly Bussey, a 17-year-old from Brooklyn Park, was one of the Girl Scouts riding in a chartered school bus that careened off a mountain highway in Palm Springs, Calif. Wednesday afternoon, killing seven passengers.Lisa Young, who lives next door to Shelly's family in the 300 block of Walton Avenue, heard the news Wednesday evening, when Shelly's mother called her."I couldn't understand what she was saying: 'Can you watch Jessie? Can you watch Jessie?
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March 5, 1991
Injured LSU's O'Neal will miss SEC tourneyLSU center Shaquille O'Neal, the nation's leading rebounder and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, will miss the SEC tournament this weekend because of a hairline fracture in his left leg, the school announced last night.A news release said it wasn't immediately known whether the 7-foot-1 sophomore might be available if LSU advances to the National Collegeiate Athletic Association or National Invitation Tournament. The nation's leading rebounder with an average of 14.6 a game, O'Neal also is averaging 27.7 points and five blocked shots.
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