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Jermaine Jackson says he took a biting musical swipe at his superstar sibling, Michael, because his younger brother had frozen him out of his life. In an interview, Jermaine explained that the cantankerous lyrics to his song "Word to the Badd!!," which criticize Michael for allegedly changing his skin color and obtaining plastic surgery, were written in retaliation for eight months of unreturned phone calls.
April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Vitriol toward Clippers owner Donald Sterling surged through social media Saturday as outrage over his alleged racist comments in an audio recording found a home in tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram snapshots. The anger, usually attached to the fast-growing #DonaldSterling and #BoycottClippers hashtags, crossed the nation. It united hard-core basketball fans and sports neophytes, celebrities and everyday people, young and old in their condemnation of the 80-year-old Sterling. They wondered how he could remain owner.
March 20, 1991 | ROBERT A. JONES
I remember the show ran on Monday nights and I remember my father loved it. He was the family's biggest fan of "Dragnet." My mother refused to watch, probably on religious grounds, but the rest of us did, every week. "Dragnet" was part of our routine. That took place in Memphis, Tenn., 1953 or '54. We had one of the first TV sets on the block and "Dragnet" was our introduction to California. We saw palm trees growing out of the sidewalks and crooks wearing Hawaiian shirts.
March 21, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
In case there were any doubts about Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan's slide into authoritarianism, they disappeared in one fell tweet Thursday when the government blocked access to the Twitter social media site. Though in the end, the move may have backfired. The editorial page noted shortly after Erdogan's Justice and Development Party pushed through a change in Turkish law last month granting Erdogan's government the power to block Internet sites that the move threatened democratic free expression and corruption probes.
July 26, 1989 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The long-running battle between Japanese electronics manufacturers and the recording industry over the sale of digital audio tape recorders has produced a compromise agreement that sources said Tuesday may be the first step in opening the way for introduction of the controversial product in the United States. Digital audio tape is basically a cassette version of the popular compact disk, offering the same near-perfect sound reproduction from digital recordings.
June 7, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Slain federal drug agent Enrique Camarena told his killers that agents knew the whereabouts of two of Mexico's most powerful drug lords but did not pursue them because they feared for their own lives, according to a tape-recording of Camarena's torture made public Monday. In a chilling transcript of Camarena's ordeal, filed in Los Angeles federal court, the Drug Enforcement Administration agent is heard complaining to his captors that U.S.
June 16, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
It took nearly 5 1/2 years to convict David A. Brown in the death of his wife, Linda Marie Brown. February, 1985: Patti Bailey, at the request of her lover and brother-in-law, David A. Brown, takes a gun into the room of her sister, Linda Marie Brown (David's wife) at the Garden Grove home where they all live, intent on killing her. She gets scared and backs out.
December 23, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
The cockpit voice recorder from the Pacific Southwest Airline jetliner that crashed Dec. 7 near Paso Robles indicates that the man who invaded the cockpit fired three shots at the pilot and co-pilot and then, an instant before impact, fired a last shot that may have taken his own life, the FBI revealed Tuesday. The PSA jet went into a steep dive and slammed into a hillside in the rugged coastal backcountry of San Luis Obispo County, killing all 43 aboard. Authorities believe David A.
When she was an 11-year-old girl with no place to go, Patti Bailey testified Monday, her brother-in-law took her into his home and talked of marrying her someday. Fondling soon followed, she said. At age 15, Bailey said, she and brother-in-law David Brown, then 31, began having sexual intercourse--usually once a week, while her sister was in the shower or out shopping.
June 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
Following are partial transcripts of two 911 calls Nicole Brown Simpson made to police on Oct. 25, 1993, from her townhouse: Nicole: Can you send someone to my house? Dispatcher: What's the emergency? Nicole: My ex-husband has just broken into my house and he's ranting and raving outside in the front yard. Dispatcher: Has he been drinking or anything? Nicole: No. But he's crazy. Dispatcher: Did he hit you? Nicole: No. Dispatcher: Do you have a restraining order against him? Nicole: No.
February 25, 2014 | By Glen Johnson
GAZIANTEP, Turkey - A defiant Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out Tuesday at a “vile attack” against him after the leaking  of audio recordings suggesting that he and close family members were implicated in a corruption scandal that has roiled the nation. Erdogan denounced the recordings as fake and vowed legal action. Audio of five purported conversations between Erdogan and his son, Bilal, 33, appeared on YouTube late Monday, quickly drawing more than 2  million views on the video-sharing website and going viral across social media.
December 31, 2013 | By August Brown
Beyonce's single "XO" begins with a warning. Former NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt is sampled saying "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction. " It's taken from audio recordings of the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster that killed all seven crew members, and now NASA astronaut families are objecting to its use in a pop song. "We were disappointed to learn that an audio clip from the day we lost our heroic Challenger crew was used in the song 'XO,' " June Scobee Rodgers, the widow of Challenger space shuttle commander Dick Scobee, told ABC . "The moment included in this song is an emotionally difficult one for the Challenger families, colleagues and friends.
December 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Recordings of the 911 emergency calls made to Newtown, Conn., police on the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will be made public on Wednesday, town officials announced Monday. The announcement means that state officials have decided not to appeal last week's court ruling that the recordings should be made public. In a bare-bones statement, State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, the lead prosecutor in Danbury, Conn., gave no reason for dropping further legal action.
September 12, 2013 | By Michael McGough
Despite lobbying by the news media and members of Congress, the Supreme Court seems no closer than it was a year ago -- or a decade ago -- to allowing television cameras to record its arguments. But with a minor change in its routine, it could make those arguments more accessible to court junkies and ordinary Americans alike. The way has been paved by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which is sometimes described as the second most important court in America and which has served as a steppingstone for four members of the current Supreme Court, including Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Beginning this week, by a unanimous vote of the court's judges, the D.C. Circuit is posting audio recordings of oral arguments on its website within hours of the proceedings.
August 19, 2013 | Eryn Brown, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.]
Over 20 years or so of competing in classical piano competitions, psychologist Chia-Jung Tsay often noticed that she was more likely to win when she was onstage and audiences could make a visual connection with her.  "I could go into a studio and produce a really clean recording, but it didn't seem to resonate as much," she said. "The type of process seemed to affect the outcome. " So when it came time to write her doctoral thesis at Harvard, the researcher (and Juilliard-trained pianist, and former Miss Long Island)
June 11, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
Paramedics were told that Paris Jackson had taken pain relievers and cut herself in an apparent suicide attempt last week at the Jackson family home in Calabasas, according to emergency recordings. The recordings, obtained by the Associated Press, show officials were told the subject of the 911 call had taken 20 Motrin pills and used a knife to cut herself. Paris Jackson was rushed to a hospital and is now recovering. The Jackson family has asked the media to respect boundaries.
September 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
ABC, Atlantic Records to Produce Records for Youngsters: "ABC Kids" will produce and distribute audio recordings from children's programming airing on the ABC network. Among the first releases will be "Bump in the Night," a collection of songs from ABC's stop-motion animated series that will be distributed by TW Kids, a division of Time Warner Audio Books. Another project will be "Schoolhouse Rock," educational songs interpreted by such groups as the Stone Temple Pilots.
In an unprecedented move, NBC announced Tuesday that the Sydney Olympic Games will be shown entirely on tape delay, even on its cable networks. The network is abandoning the path it took in Atlanta in 1996 and in Barcelona in 1992, which was to show events on tape but bill them as "plausibly live," as well as the tack it took in Seoul in 1988, which was to push for the rescheduling of key track and field events so they could be shown live.
November 19, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Author Steve McKee has published, on his website, audio recordings of what he writes is a "never before heard" conversation with legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who died at age 99 in 2010. McKee wrote on the site that the interview took place May 18, 1991, 16 years after Wooden had retired from UCLA, where he won 10 national championships. The interview was  conducted for a book he was writing, McKee wrote. He adds that the interview is segmented into 24 parts, each identified by its content.  The segments range from talk about Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton to how Wooden improved as a coach in the off-season to his decision to retire, and much more.  Here is a link to his webpage that contains links to all 24 parts  of the interview with Wooden.
November 3, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A former Fullerton police officer has been sentenced to probation for destroying an audio recorder that captured his interactions with a drunk-driving suspect who later killed himself in the city jail. Vincent Thomas Mater, 42, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of destruction of property and vandalism and was sentenced Thursday to three years of informal probation and 60 days of community service under a plea bargain offered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Frances Munoz.
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