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February 13, 2010 | By Randy Lewis
History, it's often been observed, is written by victors, which might explain why an especially compelling chapter of the Mexican-American War remains so infrequently told, at least in the U.S. The chapter in question is about the San Patricios, a company of Irish immigrants pressed into service by the U.S. Army. Ideologically opposed to the fight, they switched sides, choosing to stand alongside the Mexican military rather than the forces of their newly adopted homeland. When the conflict ended, the members of the battalion were executed for their desertion.
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BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Nearly 40% of the nation's best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims. That's the conclusion of a report Wednesday that attempts to gauge the link between weak corporate performance and skyrocketing executive pay. The study , “Executive Excess 2013: Bailed Out, Booted, Busted,” was issued by the liberal Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1985 | MARC SHULGOLD
For a bunch of fun-loving Irishmen who simply love to play music, the Chieftains have become rather big business. Recent credits include award-winning film and television scores, best-selling records and a ground-breaking tour of China immortalized in film and on disc. On Saturday in Pasadena, the group begins a 36-state American tour--its most ambitious to date.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
Indian motorcycles has taken the wraps off a trio of new road warriors at the gathering of the clans at the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, rolling out three massive machines for the 2014 season -- the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage, and the Indian Chieftain. The three beasts feature the 1947-era War Bonnet fender ornament, the company's patented valenced fenders, and Indian's massive new ThunderStroke 111 engine. PHOTO GALLERY: Top 10 Most Expensive Motorcycles Among the more modern adornments: Keyless ignition, ABS, cruise control, a six-speed overdrive transmission, and throttle by wire in place of the old fashioned carburetor -- all standard.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1986 | JOHN VOLAND
Paddy Moloney, the irrepressible, penny-whistling leprechaun who leads the Irish folk group the Chieftains, is ever on the lookout for ways to diversify his band's natural ethnic base of operations. In a performance Sunday night at Royce Hall in UCLA, he brought on L.A.-based choreographer/dancer Patricia Coleman and her ensemble for the premiere of "Ellis Landing," a briefish ballet named for the site of many Irish entries into America.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1989
The Chieftains, far from being pub musicians, are the greatest, bar none. Pardon the pun. KATHLEEN O'DONNELL HUNT West Covina
OPINION
December 26, 2001
We were appalled to see, buried in The Times' Dec. 21 In Brief section, that slavery by "Arab chiefs" of blacks in Sudan still exists, and that the chieftains made a magnanimous gesture of releasing 14,550 slaves without requiring the usual "compensation" for releasing them. We applaud Christian Solidarity International for its role in the negotiations and hope that all Arab chieftains who participate in this barbaric practice will follow the lead of the chiefs of the northern Kordofan region of Sudan and release their remaining slaves immediately.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Mick Jagger is back at work on his second solo album after being interrupted by girlfriend Jerry Hall's drug trial in Barbados. Jagger is now busy in a New York studio and for his most recent session had two members of the Irish folk group the Chieftains playing two traditional Irish tunes while he picked along on acoustic guitar. Hall was acquitted of marijuana charges in Barbados recently after what she said was a frame-up.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Nearly 40% of the nation's best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims. That's the conclusion of a report Wednesday that attempts to gauge the link between weak corporate performance and skyrocketing executive pay. The study , “Executive Excess 2013: Bailed Out, Booted, Busted,” was issued by the liberal Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.
SPORTS
May 16, 1985
Chris Stokes and Sean Rees led the way Wednesday as Mission Bay High School beat Kearny, 9-2, to finish as Western League co-champion for the third consecutive year. The fifth-ranked Buccaneers (8-2, 21-4) wound up tied with fourth-ranked Clairemont (8-2, 17-8) because the Chieftains lost Wednesday to University, 4-2. The Bucs and Chiefs also finished as co-champs last year, when Clairemont went on to beat Mission Bay in the San Diego Section 2-A finals.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - If there's one thing Gabriel Byrne has learned in recent years, it's the importance of a comfortable chair. After a marathon 106 episodes as psychologist Paul Weston on the HBO drama "In Treatment," Byrne stars in "Vikings," History's first full-length scripted series, as Earl Haraldson, a Norse chieftain with a flowing salt-and-pepper mane (all his own, thank you very much) and a taste for cruelty. Despite the considerable differences between the shows - one set almost entirely in a shrink's office in brownstone Brooklyn, the other in 8th century Scandinavia - they both left Byrne, well, uncomfortable.
NATIONAL
April 21, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — Police and federal agents pulled the car over in a suburb north of Denver. An FBI agent showed his badge. The driver appeared not startled at all. "My friend," he said, "I have been waiting for you. " And with that, Jesus Audel Miramontes-Varela stepped out of his white 2002 BMW X5 and into the arms of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Over the next several days at his ranch in Colorado and an FBI safe house in Albuquerque, the Mexican cartel chieftain — who had reputedly fed one of his victims to lions in Mexico — was transformed into one of the FBI's top informants on the Southwest border.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2010 | By Randy Lewis
History, it's often been observed, is written by victors, which might explain why an especially compelling chapter of the Mexican-American War remains so infrequently told, at least in the U.S. The chapter in question is about the San Patricios, a company of Irish immigrants pressed into service by the U.S. Army. Ideologically opposed to the fight, they switched sides, choosing to stand alongside the Mexican military rather than the forces of their newly adopted homeland. When the conflict ended, the members of the battalion were executed for their desertion.
SPORTS
January 31, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
It was the experience of horse and jockey, combined with racing luck, that enabled 7-year-old Bold Chieftain and 51-year-old Russell Baze to come away victorious Saturday in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Santa Anita. Baze, the all-time leader in races won in North America, faced a traffic jam in the stretch but found an opening and sent Bold Chieftain through it for a neck victory over Palladio in the 1 1/8 -mile race. Unusual Smoke was third. "We were in tight," Baze said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2008 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
It may still be three weeks until St. Patrick's Day, but any performance by the Chieftains is a celebration of the emerald glow of Irish culture. The installment of the veteran ensemble that arrived on stage at Disney Hall on Thursday night, however, had been pared in half, with founder and piper Paddy Moloney and bodhran drummer Kevin Conneff the only regular members on hand.
WORLD
February 12, 2008 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Not so long ago, Baitullah Mahsud was an obscure tribal sub-chieftain, little known outside his ancestral district set amid the forbidding, snow-shrouded mountains and valleys of South Waziristan. Now, in a matter of months, he has emerged as the most notorious insurgent commander in Pakistan, blamed by authorities not only for masterminding Benazir Bhutto's assassination, but for waging a virtual one-man jihad against the government of President Pervez Musharraf.
SPORTS
September 11, 1985 | MARK STADLER
About the only sure thing about the City Western League in 1985 is that Kearny High School is favored to repeat as champion. The race for second place and and the league's other playoff berth is wide open because last year's playoff contenders lost most of their key players to graduation. Kearny is the favorite because of experience. Quarterback Ron Bradley and several other starters are back from last year's team that went 9-2-1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mob-style rub-out of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel 50 years ago today at the Beverly Hills mansion of his street-wise, auburn-haired mistress has endured as one of Los Angeles' most romanticized murder mysteries.
SPORTS
November 4, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The 18th California Cup, Santa Anita's annual extravaganza restricted to horses bred in the state, belonged to the late Eddie Nahem and jockeys either named Baze or related to the family. Those who thought Lava Man would be the star of the day Saturday again left disappointed. Lava Man, a three-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup and numerous other graded stakes since being claimed for $50,000 in 2003, was sixth for a third consecutive race.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2007 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times
The cream-colored terraces of one of London's most expensive addresses exude undisturbed privilege. Yet in a basement of one of the elegantly proportioned houses lies perhaps the city's closest equivalent to a Silicon Valley garage. It takes a little while, walking along a corridor past small, dark offices, to realize that its location is not the most unusual aspect of this start-up's cluttered premises.
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