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NEWS
December 16, 1992
I hasten to add my congrats to you for getting "Be Prepared: Posse Out to 'Save' Scouts" safely past every censor and into print. It's long overdue. For too long, we've slipped along thoughtlessly letting total irresponsibles make up our media and our minds on matters having to do with religion. Simple rational fact goes out the window as irrelevant in this special case. Now if that lawyer who defends kids from refusing to mumble "God" in the Pledge is looking for the next challenge, I suggest "In God We Trust" on our money.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2000
Regarding the recent Dalai Lama tour and visit to Cal State Fullerton on June 28: Your fine articles have portrayed a person who is full of love, compassion, humor, tolerance and also is humble. As the crossroads of the world, Los Angeles welcomes and celebrates our rich diversity of culture and perspectives. We are so privileged to live where we can view our society as the culmination of Earth's delicious offerings. Congrats to the Times covering this visit of promise, optimism and joy. RON ST. CLAIR Costa Mesa
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Tamar Braxton and husband Vince Herbert are parents of a baby boy born Thursday, the singer and reality-TV star has announced. "#tamartian friends HE'S finally here! #bfv #tamarandvince #theone," she told her her "tamartian" fans Thursday on Twitter, referring to "Braxton Family Values" and including a picture of a "baby boy" stuffed bear. Coincidentally, Braxton gave birth the same day as the show's finale. They'd kept the baby's sex quiet until now and didn't mention his name.
BUSINESS
May 30, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Isaac Lamb, we salute you. The 31-year-old Portland-based actor is the creative force behind "Isaac's Lip-Dub Proposal," an over-the-top marriage proposal video that has gone viral on the Internet. In the six days since the video was posted online, it has already racked up more than 11.2 million views, and with good reason. This video is INSANE. About 60 people helped Lamb create the memorable marriage proposal, performing an elaborately choreographed street dance to the song "Marry Me" by Bruno Mars while Lamb's soon-to-be fiancee, Amy Frankel, clutched at her heart and squealed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum have plenty to dance about: Husband and wife will soon be mommy and daddy. Tatum and Dewan-Tatum reps confirmed the two ”are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year,” according to People. This will be the first bundle for the actors who sparked on the set of 2006's "Step Up" and got hitched in  March 2009. "The first number that pops into my head is three," Tatum told the magazine about his ideal brood, "but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that.” It's not as if the Tatum household isn't busy as it is: Channing's had a banner year solidifying himself as a bankable movie star and sexiest man alive, while Jenna stretched some bad-girl muscles on "American Horror Story: Asylum.
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings had never done a 10-year deal. Not with defenseman Drew Doughty, not with center Anze Kopitar and not even going back to the days of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. That barrier was broken Thursday with the team's 10-year contract extension with Conn Smythe-winning goalie Jonathan Quick. Those familiar with the deal but not authorized to comment on the details said it was worth $58 million, noting it tapered off in the final three years, making it salary-cap friendly. The extension kicks in after next season when Quick is to make $1.7 million, a bargain for a playoff most valuable player.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Congrats to Apple, which has reached the 25-billion-apps-downloaded mark. And an even bigger congrats to the yet-to-be-named individual who won the $10,000 App Store gift card for being the one to download that coveted milestone. The tech company made the announcement via a colorful banner on its website this weekend, telling customers: “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple had been holding a 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion since Feb. 13 and said the winner of the contest would be listed online within about 10 days following the end of the promotion period.
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