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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Marilyn Neeley, a concert pianist who appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras from Boston to Los Angeles, has died. She was 69. Neeley died May 30 of pneumonia at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., her son Andrew said. She was being treated for bone cancer. A native of Glendale, she was a child prodigy who began performing before age 10.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2011 | By Diana Marcum
This hot, flat valley has a summertime pact with its rivers. Come the time of year when the air smells like asphalt and it's so hot that a person's skin prickles just stepping outside, the rivers offer respite. People finishing their shifts at the packing house, or home from a day hauling cattle or driving up from L.A., can grab a raft and float downstream. But this year, summer is different. This year the rivers changed. There have been more deaths, injuries and rescue operations on Central Valley waterways than emergency workers can recall in at least 10 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
“Mad Men” returned to AMC Sunday night with a premiere that was criticized by some for being too slow - perhaps a touch ironic, given that the episode saw Don Draper and his colleagues ringing in 1968, a year that was anything but uneventful. As faithful viewers know, “Mad Men” frequently uses the historical to illuminate the personal.  In the climactic first-season episode, “Nixon v. Kennedy,” Don, a man of humble origins, faced a crucial challenge from Pete Campbell, born into the East Coast elite.
NEWS
March 14, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's nothing like a few hundred rattlesnakes to get your senses racing. The smell hangs in the air, heavy, musky. More than 500 frightened and angry snakes huddled in a warehouse create a powerful aroma that seems to follow you days later. Then there's the sound of the rattles, a bzzzzzzzzzzzzz, multiplied hundreds of times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Kurt Vonnegut, an American cultural hero celebrated for his wry, loonily imaginative commentary on war, apocalypse, technology, materialism and other afflictions in "Slaughterhouse-Five" and other novels, has died. He was 84. One of the last of a generation of great American novelists of World War II, Vonnegut died Wednesday night in New York City. Vonnegut suffered brain injuries in a fall several weeks ago, said his wife, photographer Jill Krementz. He had homes in Manhattan and Sagaponack, N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1992
Suppose they held a presidential election and nobody won? That's always a theoretical possibility whenever three or more serious candidates compete for the White House, as happened in the elections of 1824, 1860, 1912 and 1968. This year it could become more than theoretical. All that has to happen is for likely presidential candidate Ross Perot to carry enough states in November to deny either the Democratic or Republican candidate the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory.
SPORTS
June 21, 1989
At the U.S. Open at Oak Hill, Lee Trevino stayed at the home of Paul and Barbara Kircher, prominent members of the Rochester (N.Y.) golfing community who had put Trevino up in 1968, the year he won his first U.S. Open. "I remember when I got there, I went in and met Barbara," Trevino told Jane Custred of the Houston Chronicle. "She was taking groceries out of a paper bag. And it was all Mexican food from Old El Paso. "She said, 'I didn't know what you liked to eat. I got all this Mexican food.
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