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May 25, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Signaling deep discontent and a possible spreading revolt among the city's public school teachers, faculty at two more Los Angeles high schools met this week with a leading charter school operator to discuss alliances aimed at breaking away from the school district.
May 7, 2007
THE FIRST-PLACE FINISH of a pro-independence party in elections for the Scottish Parliament doesn't mean that the northernmost nation of the United Kingdom is about to break away, any more than the triumph of French separatists in Quebec's elections 31 years ago led to the crack-up of Canada. Some of the defections from the Labor Party to the Scottish Nationalist Party probably reflect disaffection with lame-duck Prime Minister Tony Blair more than any endorsement of independence.
April 8, 2007 | Stanley Meisler, Special to The Times
WHEN portions of "Ulysses" first appeared in a literary magazine from 1918 to 1920, its Irish author, James Joyce, wanted the world to know that he had created a new kind of novel, resembling nothing that came before. When Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" premiered in Paris in 1913, the Russian composer's music was so dissonant, new and shocking that the audience rioted.
March 27, 2007 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Change to Win, the federation of unions that broke away from the AFL-CIO nearly two years ago, faces internal divides that could threaten its own viability, according to documents obtained by The Times.
September 30, 2006 | Chuck Culpepper, Special to The Times
CHANDLER'S CROSS, England -- As happens from time to time on this green earth, the surname Woods just went floating up another Friday leaderboard to a perch so unaccompanied that second place seems stuck somewhere between third and hopeless. There went that Tiger Woods again, seeing to it that English golf connoisseurs could know one of those Tiger Woods weekends when the challenges come not from the field but from the imagination.
September 5, 2006 | Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writer
When Congress was debating bills on embryonic stem-cell research and same-sex marriage back in May, an e-mail from the Christian Coalition of America appeared in activists' inboxes. "Christian Coalition Announces Support for 'Net Neutrality' to Prevent Giant Phone and Cable Companies From Discriminating Against Web Sites," it said. For John W.
January 21, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
The Diocese of San Bernardino has formally excommunicated a Coachella Valley priest for heresy. In a move that church officials called rare, a tribunal of three Inland Empire Roman Catholic priests found Father Ned Reidy, 69, guilty of heresy and schism after a trial in December. Reidy left the Roman Catholic Church in 1999 after nearly two decades as a parish priest in Palm Desert. He founded a new parish in a new denomination, the Catholic Ecumenical Communion, in Bermuda Dunes.
January 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge Thursday reiterated his previous rulings that the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has no legal claim on church buildings and other property owned by three conservative breakaway parishes. "The court has nothing further to add" in support of its earlier rulings, Orange County Superior Court Judge David C. Velasquez wrote in response to new amendments made to complaints he had rejected in August and December. The diocese tried to seize the property of the churches -- St.
January 13, 2006 | From Associated Press
The United Farm Workers union has left the AFL-CIO and will join a group of breakaway unions known as the Change to Win Coalition, in a move the UFW hopes will boost recruiting efforts, officials said Thursday. The UFW, with about 27,000 members, joins the Service Employees International Union, the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, Unite Here and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in forming the dissident coalition.
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