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January 25, 2010 | By Elaine Woo
Pernell Roberts, a versatile actor best remembered for his portrayal of the handsome, eldest Cartwright son on the classic television western "Bonanza" and later as the lead character in the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D.," died at his Malibu home Sunday. He was 81. His death after a two-year battle with cancer was confirmed by his wife, Eleanor Criswell. Roberts became a star as Adam Cartwright, the heir apparent of the fictional Ponderosa ranch, a role he filled from the show's debut in 1959 until 1965, when he left the cast despite the series' immense popularity.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Michael Jackson's son Prince was in the sitting room of the family's rented Holmby Hills mansion when he heard screaming. He ran to the kitchen and saw Dr. Conrad Murray dash upstairs. Prince, 16, said he followed, and when he looked in the bedroom, he saw his father lying half off the bed, his eyes rolled back in his head and the man he called "Dr. Conrad" giving the pop singer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After the entertainer was rushed by ambulance to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Prince said he and his two siblings saw Murray again.
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NEWS
November 1, 2008
Crosswalk: An article in Friday's California section about 11-year-old Meri Nalbandyan, who was struck by a car and killed in a Glendale school crosswalk, said her father, Grigor, "returned repeatedly to the crosswalk where the eldest of the family's two daughters lighted candles and lay flowers." In fact, he returned repeatedly to the crosswalk where the eldest of his two daughters died to light candles and lay flowers in her memory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
The eldest sibling in Vietnam's most enduring singing family, Duy Quang was known for holding audiences enthralled as he boomed out the ballads of yesteryear, many penned by his father, Pham Duy, who knew how to tug at a listener's heart with songs about folk life. So when news spread of Duy Quang's death, stores in Orange County's Little Saigon shuffled their displays to highlight his music. The performer, who had lung cancer, died Wednesday at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center.
MAGAZINE
January 22, 1989
I am deeply concerned that "the boys are responsible for yardwork, but there isn't much of it." What do you expect of the eldest daughter in such a setup? "Moody" is a mild response to the pressure to be mother's little helper (read: equally exhausted young woman whose childhood is robbed from her by irresponsible parents who keep breeding, expecting the eldest daughters to take up the slack--I know, I was one of them). Interesting that when polled, all of the girls opted for smaller families, and the boys are, of course, going to have "four boys and four girls."
BOOKS
August 9, 1992
Thank you for James C. Thomson Jr. on Pearl S. Buck. When I was 10, my beloved eldest sister came upon me heating mud in an old saucepan. She said nothing, but squatted beside me and tasted it with me. We had read the book together. FRED SCIFERS DOWNEY
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2008 | Bob Baker, Special to The Times
Memo to: Tyler Perry Re: "The Family That Preys" Dude, what made you refuse to screen your film for critics before it opened Friday? I'm betting you would have received an earful of praise for your writing and directing. Praise for the sweet relationship between Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates as mothers occasionally shamed by their children. Praise for making venality your dominant theme without falling into the ditch of soap opera. Praise for constructing characters whose yearning for more rings true.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992
Re the editorial, "Whose Job to Supervise the Children?" (Aug. 30): I was taken by the sub-headline: "Parental Responsibility Shouldn't End at Entrance to Disneyland, Other Amusements." It didn't end at the entrance to Knott's Berry Farm during the mid-'50s. It ended at me, the eldest male (at 10) and the eldest female at the "ripe old age" of 8. Terese and I were the oldest of our divorced mother's five children. Since I was 9, our mother worked at a full-time and a part-time job. It fell to Terese and me--mostly Terese--to look after the younger ones.
BOOKS
October 28, 1990
Prof. Edward Condren's review of Jay Parini's "The Last Station" (Sept. 9), relative to Tolstoy's final days, is grossly inaccurate in certain important respects. Referring to Tolstoy's purported "fondness for half-baked ideals which actually arose from some personal inability," Condren asserts that Tolstoy believed and continually lectured "that to own property is to be a thief." This is an unfortunate distortion of Tolstoy's viewpoints. In fact, Tolstoy vigorously opposed the Marxist revolutionaries of his time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1987
That the life and commitment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has meaning for people from all over the world was powerfully brought home to me one evening. I teach English as a second language at Evans Adult School and had given the students a short piece about the life of Dr. King. We had discussed his beliefs and talked about the presence of discrimination in the United States and their experience of prejudice in the countries from which they had come. We then heard a tape of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2010 | By Elaine Woo
Pernell Roberts, a versatile actor best remembered for his portrayal of the handsome, eldest Cartwright son on the classic television western "Bonanza" and later as the lead character in the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D.," died at his Malibu home Sunday. He was 81. His death after a two-year battle with cancer was confirmed by his wife, Eleanor Criswell. Roberts became a star as Adam Cartwright, the heir apparent of the fictional Ponderosa ranch, a role he filled from the show's debut in 1959 until 1965, when he left the cast despite the series' immense popularity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Osman Ertugrul Osmanoglu, 97, the eldest member of the former Ottoman dynasty, died of kidney failure Sept. 23 at an Istanbul hospital, Turkey's Culture Ministry said. Osmanoglu was the last surviving grandson of an Ottoman sultan and regarded as the head of the living members of the dynasty. Osmanoglu would eventually have become its sultan but for the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923 after the collapse of the Ottoman dynasty and the exile of its members to Europe. Osmanoglu moved to New York City in 1933 and was married to Zeynep Tarzi, an exiled member of the Afghan royal family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pavel Popovich Former Soviet cosmonaut Pavel Popovich, 79, a former Soviet cosmonaut who was best known for a space first in 1962 -- piloting one of two manned satellites that orbited the Earth at the same time -- died Wednesday of a stroke at a Ukraine sanatorium, said Boris Yesin of the Russian astronaut training center. The front-page headline in The Times lauded Popovich and his colleague, Andrian Nikolayev, as "Space Twins" after they landed in August 1962.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2009 | Associated Press
Former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, the eldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced Monday that he would not run for the Senate seat held for nearly 50 years by his late uncle, Edward M. Kennedy. The decision was certain to widen the race for the Democratic nomination. In a statement, the former six-term congressman said he cared about those seeking decent housing, fair wages and healthcare. But, he added, "the best way for me to contribute to those causes is by continuing my work at Citizens Energy Corp."
NATIONAL
April 10, 2009 | Judith Graham and Noam N. Levey
He's the eldest brother, a doctor and a scholar with a resume the size of a small book. Brothers Ari and Rahm are celebrities, but he's the one they think could someday win the Nobel Prize. Now Ezekiel Emanuel has become something of a public figure as he tries to help the Obama administration overhaul America's healthcare system. It's an enormously difficult task, given the nation's economic problems.
NEWS
November 1, 2008
Crosswalk: An article in Friday's California section about 11-year-old Meri Nalbandyan, who was struck by a car and killed in a Glendale school crosswalk, said her father, Grigor, "returned repeatedly to the crosswalk where the eldest of the family's two daughters lighted candles and lay flowers." In fact, he returned repeatedly to the crosswalk where the eldest of his two daughters died to light candles and lay flowers in her memory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1990
I was distressed to read Dianne Klein's column (March 25). I have two children enrolled at the Roston Montessori Schoolhouse in San Juan Capistrano, the oldest having been there over six years. I am a responsible parent who also wants the best environment for my children. Both are enrolled at the Roston Montessori Schoolhouse because I know that they are receiving the best education my money can buy, and I repeat the word buy. When my children are in the classroom, I know that professional educators are instructing them, and that the instructor's attention is not being drawn away from the children to parent helpers, who are not qualified to be in the classroom.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | KENNETH L. WHITING, Associated Press
This is a land where the kings take turns and have no coronations because they wear no crowns. But when the latest in the monarchal rotation kisses a wavy-bladed dagger April 26, he will become the Yang di-Pertuan Agung--the one who is chief among the most prominent. The ninth agung since the country's independence from Britain in 1957, he will keep his throne until 1994, then turn it over to an elected successor. Neither the public nor Parliament has a vote. That privilege is limited to the heads of Malaysia's nine royal houses.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2008 | Bob Baker, Special to The Times
Memo to: Tyler Perry Re: "The Family That Preys" Dude, what made you refuse to screen your film for critics before it opened Friday? I'm betting you would have received an earful of praise for your writing and directing. Praise for the sweet relationship between Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates as mothers occasionally shamed by their children. Praise for making venality your dominant theme without falling into the ditch of soap opera. Praise for constructing characters whose yearning for more rings true.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Ames, 86, the deep-voiced anchor and eldest member of the 1950s hit singing group the Ames Brothers, died Dec. 22 at a hospital near Mainz, Germany, after suffering a heart attack, his daughter Jo-Ellen Ames told the Associated Press. Ames and his brothers Ed, Gene and Vic were one of the most popular quartets in the decades before the advent of rock 'n' roll.
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