Sabotage Ruled Out in Cable TV Outage

Service to about 1,000 Century Cable subscribers living near the Hollywood Bowl was interrupted for more than an hour during the Oscar telecast Monday evening, but company officials said the outage was not the result of sabotage.

Saboteurs have knocked out the company's service in the past during telecasts of such events as the National Basketball Assn. championship games, the Super Bowl and other Academy Awards shows.

The problem Monday was relatively minor, said company spokesman Bill Rosendahl, but the cause still had not been determined. Service was interrupted at 7:20 p.m and restored at 8:40 p.m., a spokeswoman said.

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