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May 28, 1989 | C ompiled by David Pecchia
Backstreet Strays (O'Malley). Shooting in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Jason O'Malley and Brooke Shields lead the way in a story of a burly collector of gambling debts who undergoes a change in career to better look after his autistic son. Producers Lance H. Robbins and O'Malley. Director Rupert Hitzig. Screenwriter O'Malley. Opportunity Knocks (Imagine). Shooting in Chicago. Comedy fare with Dana ("Church Lady' ' ) Carvey as a down-on-his-luck, two-bit con man who alters his persona in an attempt to hang with the Ivy League elite.
May 11, 2010
SERIES Ashes to Ashes: The time-traveling crime drama returns with new episodes (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America). The Biggest Loser: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is on hand to inspire the remaining contestants in this new episode of the weight-loss competition (8 p.m. NBC). American Idol: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is tonight's guest mentor on the singing competition (8 p.m. Fox). Lost: The mysterious motives of the malevolent entity possessing John Locke (Terry O'Quinn)
February 10, 2006 | From Reuters
The Berlin Film Festival opened Thursday with a story of love and loss starring Sigourney Weaver as an autistic woman whose daughter dies in a car crash and Alan Rickman as the man who helps her cope. With snow falling on the German capital, the bittersweet British-Canadian co-production "Snow Cake" kicked off the 56th annual "Berlinale," regarded as one of the top three European festivals alongside Cannes and Venice.
May 8, 2011 | By Matthew Erikson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When discussing the rapid rise of Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden, there's inevitable mention of maestros such as Georg Solti and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. As the concertmaster of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 16 years (and the youngest in its history), Van Zweden learned conducting 4 feet away from many of the greats of the age. And it was Leonard Bernstein who encouraged Van Zweden, the current music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, to first take up the baton during a rehearsal Bernstein led years ago of Mahler's First Symphony.
December 16, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Kim is a Times staff writer.
Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for running an illegal wiretapping operation that gathered information for a list of well-to-do clients, including celebrities, attorneys and business executives. U.S. District Judge Dale S.
July 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Toni Braxton has officially ended her 12-year marriage. The Grammy-winning singer's divorce from Keri Lewis is final, her rep said in a statement Wednesday. "The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons," the statement said. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013  Braxton, 45, and Lewis married in 1998 and separated in 2009. The couple share two sons: 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel, who is autistic.
November 17, 2006 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
To get proper schooling for their severely autistic son, an Irvine couple say they were forced to shower employees at his elementary school with diamond jewelry, Coach bags, Chanel perfume and other lavish gifts worth a total of $100,000, according to a legal claim filed this month.
October 28, 2002 | Jane E. Allen, Times Staff Writer
The recent report that autism rates are skyrocketing in California was bittersweet for many parents and children's advocates. Although the study confirmed what they've long suspected, it did little to answer other questions or ease the fight for services. Researchers have yet to identify what's behind the 273% increase in autism cases between 1987 and 1998, detailed in the UC Davis report.
March 27, 1994
Orange County is fortunate to have a number of facilities and programs helping the disabled, from Fairview State Hospital to groups dealing with specific afflictions such as cerebral palsy or Down's syndrome. But while it generally is not too difficult to find doctors specializing in treating patients with disabilities, finding a dentist is another matter. In fact, the California Dental Assn.
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