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'''Raincheck Room'''<br />
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'''Ramzai'''<br />
269-270; "esteemed West Hollywood saloon" where Bigfoot and Doc go
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'''Ramo isn't telling Woolridge'''<br />
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'''Randy'''<br />
54; TRW (Thompson Ramo Wooldridge), a defense-related business, was formed by Dean Wooldridge (1913-2006) (misspelled in the novel) and Simon Ramo (b. 1913), sometimes known as the father of the Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
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185 In Junior's Ooh-La-Lounge
  
'''Rat Pack'''<br />
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'''Reade, Duane'''<br />
233; Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.; 239
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107
  
'''Reagan, Ronald Wilson'''<br />
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'''Reagan, Ronald'''<br />
73; 95; Reagan (1911-2004) was the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989). Born in Tampico, Illinois, Reagan moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s and began a career as an actor, first in films and later television.  He served as president of the [[S#SAG| Screen Actors Guild]], producing, and turning over to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Committee_on_Un-American_Activities| House Un-American Activities Committee] (HUAC) a list of actors he suspected of Communist leanings. Reagan's governorship was punctuated by high-profile conflicts with the protest movement of the era. In 1969, Reagan sent the California Highway Patrol to quell the protests at UC Berkeley, and later used the National Guard to occupy the University for two weeks to quell additional unrest. Along with [[N#| Richard Nixon]], Reagan was the face of 'the Establishment' in the '60s and '70s, particularly in California.  shutdown of state mental facilities, 172; 321
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168, and Central America
  
'''Red Squad'''<br />
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'''Reeves, Keanu'''<br />
Red Squads are police intelligence units that specialize in infiltrating, conducting counter-measures and gathering intelligence on political and social groups. Dating as far back as the Haymarket Riot in 1886, Red Squads became common in larger cities such as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles during the First Red Scare of the 1920s. They were set up as specialized units of city police departments, as a weapon against labor unions, communists, anarchists, and other dissidents; 292
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89
  
'''Reeves, Jim'''<br />
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'''remailer'''<br />
225; country-western singer
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78 - An anonymous remailer is a server that receives messages with embedded instructions on where to send them next, and that forwards them without revealing where they originally came from.
  
'''''rembetissas'''''<br />
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'''RICO'''<br />
249; female singers of rebetika music (See Eskenazi, Roza)
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17 - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually commit the crime personally.
  
'''Resurrection of the Body'''<br />
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'''Rigoberto'''<br />
180; "collision emporium" south of Olympic where Doc takes his Dart
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131 Doorman in Maxine's building
  
'''Robbins, Marty'''<br />
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'''Ritter, Thelma'''<br />
239; "''foul, evil deeds''"; from "El Paso" on his 1959 album "Gunfighter": "Just for a moment I stood there in silence / Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done."
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27
  
'''Robinson, Edward G. ("Eddie") (1893-1973)'''<br />
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'''RMS Titanic'''<br />
Honorary Academy Award-winning American actor born in Romania, he has played a wide range of characters, and is best remembered for his roles as a gangster, most notably in his breakthrough film ''Little Caesar'' (1930). His voice was also, apparently, the inspiration for Hank Azaria's voice for Chief Wiggum on ''The Simpsons''.
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12
  
<div id="lourdes">'''Rodriguez, Lourdes'''</div>
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'''Rodgers & Hammerstein'''<br />
71; stewardess on Kahuna Airlines
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123
  
'''Roger & Hart'''<br />
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'''Rodríguez, Narciso'''<br />
160; "It Never Entered My Mind" sung by "the-girl-who-wasn't-a-hippie-chick" at O Cangaceiro.
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123, clothing designer
  
'''Rogers, Roy (1911-1998)'''<br />
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'''Roi-Tan'''<br />
153; "Happy Trails to You"; a singer and cowboy actor, as well as the namesake of the famous Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. He and his second wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German Shepherd Dog, Bullet, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957.
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22 Roi-Tan cigars was a very memorable brand owned by The American Cigar Company.  The brand was very popular in the 1940's through 1960's with their catchy ad campaign ("Man to man, smoke a Roi-Tan!") and the brand consisted of domestic, machine-made cigars.
  
 
'''Rolling Stones'''<br />
 
'''Rolling Stones'''<br />
193; English rock band formed in 1962 and still recording and touring. Although the lineup has changed over the years, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts have remained constants. "Something Happened to Me Yesterday" from their 1967 album ''Between the Buttons'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_stones Wikipedia]
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48 - "Time Is On My Side"
  
'''''Roman Holiday'' (1953)'''<br />
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Romantic comedy which introduced American audiences to Belgian-born actress Audrey Hepburn, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert co-starred. Although Dalton Trumbo co-wrote the screenplay, he was not credited because he was on the Hollywood blacklist; 281
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'''Romex'''<br />
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'''Romance Deficiency Disorder'''<br />
250; often used in a generic sense to refer to any type of non-metallic sheathed electrical cable. More to the point, it's electrical wiring sheathed in a plastic coating. The name comes from the Rome Wire Company, which originally produced the wire. The "rome" part comes from the company's name. No one is quite sure where the "x" came from.
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179
  
'''Ruby's Lounge'''<br />
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'''Ronkonkoma line'''<br />
276; dilapidated bar downstairs from The Price of Wisdom "good for at least one felony arrest per week"
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'''Ruiz, Antonio "Bugs"'''<br />
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'''Rosenbergs'''<br />
338; Adolfo's cousin
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103 - Julius Rosenberg (1918 – 1953) and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (1915 – 1953) were United States citizens convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war, and executed. Their charges were related to the passing of information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenbergs Wikipedia entry]
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'''RS232'''<br />
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44 An RS-232 serial port was once a standard feature of a personal computer, used for connections to modems, printers, mice, data storage, uninterruptible power supplies, and other peripheral devices. However, the low transmission speed, large voltage swing, and large standard connectors motivated development of the Universal Serial Bus, which has displaced RS-232 from most of its peripheral interface roles wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-232
  
'''"Runaway"'''<br />
 
148; 1961 #1 hit by Del Shannon
 
  
 
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Revision as of 10:01, 7 September 2013

Ramzai
160

Randy
185 In Junior's Ooh-La-Lounge

Reade, Duane
107

Reagan, Ronald
168, and Central America

Reeves, Keanu
89

remailer
78 - An anonymous remailer is a server that receives messages with embedded instructions on where to send them next, and that forwards them without revealing where they originally came from.

RICO
17 - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually commit the crime personally.

Rigoberto
131 Doorman in Maxine's building

Ritter, Thelma
27

RMS Titanic
12

Rodgers & Hammerstein
123

Rodríguez, Narciso
123, clothing designer

Roi-Tan
22 Roi-Tan cigars was a very memorable brand owned by The American Cigar Company. The brand was very popular in the 1940's through 1960's with their catchy ad campaign ("Man to man, smoke a Roi-Tan!") and the brand consisted of domestic, machine-made cigars.

Rolling Stones
48 - "Time Is On My Side"

Romance Deficiency Disorder
179

Ronkonkoma line
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Rosenbergs
103 - Julius Rosenberg (1918 – 1953) and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (1915 – 1953) were United States citizens convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war, and executed. Their charges were related to the passing of information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Wikipedia entry

RS232
44 An RS-232 serial port was once a standard feature of a personal computer, used for connections to modems, printers, mice, data storage, uninterruptible power supplies, and other peripheral devices. However, the low transmission speed, large voltage swing, and large standard connectors motivated development of the Universal Serial Bus, which has displaced RS-232 from most of its peripheral interface roles wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-232


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