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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Rep. Frank McCloskey, an Indiana congressman and an outspoken champion of Bosnia during his 12 years in the House of Representatives, has died. He was 64. McCloskey, who represented southwestern Indiana's 8th District in Congress from 1983 to 1995, died Sunday at his Bloomington home after a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, said Dan Combs, a state Democratic Party official. He had been released from a Bloomington hospital Oct. 28 after an 11-day stay as his health worsened.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Barton Mumaw, a leading modern dancer in the 1930s and, after World War II, an independent choreographer, a dancer in Broadway musicals and a tireless advocate for dance, died Monday in Clearwater, Fla. He was 88. Mumaw was born in Hazleton, Pa., and was raised in Eustis, Fla., where he began his dance training. After seeing a touring performance by Denishawn--a pioneering company led by modern dance icons Ruth St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2011 | Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Moscow -- Yelena Bonner, human rights activist and widow of Soviet dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died. She was 88. Bonner died Saturday afternoon in Boston after a long illness, said her daughter, Tatiana Yankelevich. Bonner had lived in the United States since 2003. "Sakharov and Bonner together had done more for our country than a huge number of politicians," Boris Nemtsov, leader of the Solidarity opposition movement and a former deputy prime minister of Russia, said Sunday.
BOOKS
February 18, 2007 | Tony Peyser, Tony Peyser writes political poems daily for the websites BuzzFlash.com and Hotsoup.com.
"JOHN MILTON / Never stayed in a Hilton / Hotel, /which was just as well." In 1972 -- a year before his death at age 66 -- W.H. Auden recited that whimsical poem of his on "The Dick Cavett Show." I began reading him the next day and have never stopped. An expanded edition of Auden's "Selected Poems" is now out in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. It's a bull market lately for such commemorations.
BOOKS
October 28, 2001 | MILTON LEITENBERG, Milton Leitenberg, a senior fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, is one of the principal authors of the multi-volume "The Problem of Chemical and Biological Warfare," published by Oxford University Press
Just how serious are the threats of bioterrorism and biological weapons? Since Sept. 11, public anxiety has spread in the wake of anthrax contaminations in New York, Washington and elsewhere. To properly assess the current predicament and the threat biological weapons pose, a little history is useful. There are four reasons--aside from the obvious--why biological weapons development compels serious attention among policy-makers and ordinary citizens.
NEWS
January 14, 2002 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The court file chronicling Kirk and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's decade-long courtship, monthlong marriage and newly escalating child support dispute leaves no doubt that the rich are indeed different from the rest of us. In what is being touted as a test case for California's wealthiest parents, the billionaire MGM studio and casino mogul and his former tennis pro wife are fighting in Los Angeles Superior Court over just how much money it takes to properly raise their 3-year-old daughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Elizabeth Streb graduated from SUNY Brockport and began her dance career in 1972, the year after two guys from Dartmouth founded Pilobolus. Like that groundbreaking company and its offshoots, she has always challenged conventional definitions of dance by adopting unorthodox movement vocabularies--especially hard-core gymnastics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 | WARREN OLNEY, Veteran television journalist Warren Olney is the host of "Which Way L.A." on KCRW-FM
A narrow vote of the California Supreme Court this month has set in motion what promises to be a turbulent preelection season a year from now. The campaigns on at least two of the likely ballot measures will be emotional, loud and divisive, drowning out the small voices of the very people all sides claim they want to protect: underage pregnant teens. By a 4-3 majority, the court declared unconstitutional a state law requiring parental or court consent for minors to get abortions.
NEWS
July 21, 2001 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional Democrats said Friday they plan to produce a comprehensive immigration proposal that could help millions of undocumented immigrants gain legal status, even as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discounted the idea of a sweeping amnesty program. The maneuvering reflects efforts to steer debate on an issue that has leaped to the front of the legislative agenda after the administration signaled earlier this week that it is preparing to revamp U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico.
OPINION
October 19, 2005 | PATT MORRISON, PATT MORRISON can be reached at patt.morrison@latimes.com.
THE NEWS was so startling that I struggled to imagine what must have gone on in the big white mansion in Pasadena the day that the men and women who run the Tournament of Roses settled on their grand marshal for the 2006 Rose Parade: Sandra Day O'Connor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. White Suit No. 1: I'm just spitballing here, but how about Sandy O' Connor? She's getting out of the judge business, right? We haven't had a woman in a long time.
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