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High-society hopefuls here are never judged by the size of their bank accounts. Everyone here has money. Rather, "you observe," explains prominent attorney Robert Montgomery. "Does he have the social graces? Is he a conversationalist? Is he charitable? Belong to other organizations? From there, you slowly and surely take their measure." By those criteria, William S. Martin measured up perfectly.
April 18, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Someday, Ryan Getzlaf will explain to his daughter Willa why he looked like Frankenstein's monster in photos taken the day she was born, his chin and cheek zippered with stitches and a purple bruise blossoming on the left side of his face. Getzlaf, who scored the Ducks' first goal in their 3-2 playoff victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night at Honda Center, probably will say the whole thing was no big deal. Daddy took a puck in the face and it hurt for a while but he was there when she was born.
May 5, 1995
I am infuriated at the Take Our Daughters to Work Day (April 27) without a corresponding Take Our Sons to Work Day (or a combination of the two). I have both a grandson and a granddaughter, and it would break my heart if my grandson were left at home, or in a classroom, as girls celebrate their own exclusive day. I question the sensitivity of employees and businesses who can't see the unfairness in this and its effect on the self-esteem of boys. Present generations of young men and boys should not have to pay for actual or perceived past discrimination.
April 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof, has died. The socialite, model, TV presenter and writer was 25. The rep for the former Boomtown Rats vocalist and Live Aid/Band Aid founder spoke with the Associated Press on Monday, confirming the death.  "We are beyond pain," Bob Geldof told the BBC  in a statement. "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. " PHOTOS: Notable deaths of...
May 2, 1992
If ever we feminists think for a moment that liberal men are with us, we only have to read Peter H. King's column (April 22) "What a Son Should Know About This." The letter is politically correct as far as capital punishment is concerned, but why oh why is the letter addressed only to "Dear Son" since he does refer to his son's sister? Does Mr. King think that only his son will "toss the death penalty"? Perhaps his daughter will be an attorney, a judge, an elected official, perhaps even governor.
June 19, 1994 | Mariana Cook's photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. She lives in New York City. This portfolio is excerpted from "Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words," recently published by Chronicle Books in San Francisco
Portrait maker Mariana Cook began focusing on fathers and daughters in 1990 as a means of exploring what she calls the "mysterious bond" between genders and generations. Four years later, that exploration has produced a book of 60 portraits of the famous and the unknown, captioned in some cases by the subjects and so revealing that writer William Styron, the father of three daughters and a subject of Cook, calls them "a substantial miracle of photography."
May 8, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Authorities searched Wednesday for a 45-year-old man they say is suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters in a home he owns near the rural Northern California town of Shingleton. Shasta County Sheriff's Lt. Tom Campbell told the Redding Record Searchlight that suspect Shane Franklyn Miller may be driving one of two cars -- a gold 2010 Dodge Mega Cab pickup with a camper shell and California license plate 8Z75988, or a green and tan 2001 Ford Excursion with California plate 4UBC114.
July 14, 1985 | MARJORIE MILLER and DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writers
With pant legs rolled up against the heat, Etna Huberty struggled to fix a window screen in the small suburban house she just bought. In the living room, a German shepherd circled unpacked boxes. A year after James Oliver Huberty was killed committing the worst single-episode mass murder in U.S. history, his widow said she also is struggling to organize her life. It is a task that has not grown easier. "At first I was numb.
November 20, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
A neighbor found their bodies a week ago. Gladys Del Carmen Sierra, 29, had been stuffed into a closet in her Miami home with her two daughters, aged 4 and 6. They'd all been suffocated to death. More days went by without an arrest. Miami-Dade County Police now think they know what happened, because they think they've found the killer, and they say he's confessed. Alberto Sierra, Gladys' estranged 28-year-old husband, stands a slender 6 feet tall and bears the name "Eleggua" on his left arm -- a powerful Santeria demigod and a messenger known among adherents for playing tricks and making trouble.
With the door shut gently but firmly and the blinds drawn against hectic Ventura Boulevard, the women were left with few distractions. Only an oversize jar of low-fat pretzels and cups of purified water offered something to gnaw on and swallow besides their own grief. "She dropped me off and that was about it," Rona began, describing her sense of neglect during recent surgery. "And then she said some unkind things to me and then never called me."
April 7, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Wielding signs and slogans, several hundred demonstrators rallied Monday to support beleaguered Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy after authorities began to seize his cattle from federal land. Protesters had responded to an alert that promised: "Range war begins at the Bundy ranch at 9:30 a.m. We're going to get the job done!" Federal officials say Bundy is illegally running cattle in the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area, habitat of the federally protected desert tortoise.
March 29, 2014 | By Irfan Khan and Paloma Esquivel
Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was at home sitting on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed when the earthquake hit Friday night. “It started shaking and my youngest daughter jumped in my lap and started screaming,” he said. “We started walking toward the door when a second jolt knocked me and my daughter down.” Sebourn said he skinned his elbow and knee and his daughter bumped her head on a door jamb, but there were no serious injuries.
March 28, 2014 | By Jason Wells
The mother of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead by multiple neurologists more than three months ago, insisted Thursday that her daughter was "asleep" and "blossoming into a teenager. " Jahi was declared brain-dead Dec. 12 after complications during surgery three days earlier to remove her tonsils, adenoids and uvula at  Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. At least three neurologists confirmed that Jahi was unable to breathe on her own, had no blood flow to her brain and had no sign of electrical activity in her brain.
March 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A woman has been charged in the 2013 death of her 10-month-old daughter, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday. Charissa Ranee Bailey, 28, remained jailed on a murder charge in lieu of $1 million bail. The incident occurred April 24, 2013, when homicide detectives were called to a Long Beach motel after Brihanna Adkins was pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities said Brihanna had stopped breathing at the motel in the 600 block of West Pacific Coast Highway before she was taken to the hospital.
March 27, 2014 | By Anh Do
A San Gabriel Valley couple who moved to Qatar to help the tiny country ready itself for hosting the 2020 World Cup games were sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for the death of their adopted daughter, a verdict that stunned those who have followed the case. Matthew and Grace Huang have been detained in the country's capital, Doha, for nearly a year on charges they murdered the girl - one of three children they adopted from Africa. The couple contend Gloria, 8, died from an eating disorder.
March 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - There were mixed emotions Tuesday in the Scituate, Mass., household of John McDonald, the 39-year-old utility infielder who was told by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia he had made the team and was officially added to the 40-man roster. “My 5½-year-old daughter said, 'I'm happy for you, Daddy, but sad for me,' ” McDonald said. “She wants Daddy to come home.” Jackie McDonald is going to have to wait for Daddy to come home - until well after October, John hopes.
February 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Spewing profanities at his former wife, a man was executed Tuesday for the deaths of his three daughters in a 1991 fire. "I am an innocent man convicted of a crime I did not commit," Cameron Willingham said. "I have been persecuted for 12 years for something I did not do." He expressed love to someone named Gabby, then told his former wife, Stacy Kuykendall, who watched through a window 8 feet away, that he hoped she would "rot in hell." Willingham, 36, was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.
December 28, 2002
Envious wretches as we are here in Bakersfield, we watch in awe as the sports scene each season develops in Los Angeles. We agonize with you as you handle the problems of the many sports entities wending their way through whatever it is. We are aghast, though, at a new tone emerging in a letter to The Times [Dec. 21] regarding the Lakers and their management, especially Mr. Buss and Mr. Jackson. A Mr. Campbell from Glendale (which we always considered very sophisticated) espouses offering up one's daughters to Mr. Jackson to atone for the lack of enthusiasm of his minions this season.
March 22, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A woman was killed and her 32-year-old daughter injured early Saturday when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver near the Santa Monica Pier, police said. The 61-year-old Wisconsin woman and her daughter, who lives in Santa Monica, were crossing the street near the 1600 block of Ocean Avenue about 1 a.m. when they were hit, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. The daughter suffered minor injuries, police said, but the mother had "major head trauma" and was unresponsive when emergency workers arrived.
March 21, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Although it is an unapologetic celebration of its subject's remarkable life, Showtime's new documentary about Geraldine Ferraro is rimmed with sadness. Some of this is understandable enough. Ferraro died two years ago, after battling blood cancer for more than a decade. "Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way," which premieres Friday, is clearly a labor of love by her daughter, filmmaker Donna Zaccaro. But more than that is the "lest we forget" tone that infuses the documentary. In 1984, former vice president and Democratic nominee Walter Mondale's decision to name then Congresswoman Ferraro as his running mate was nothing short of revolutionary.
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