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December 24, 1988
You are free truly only when your neighbors are free! BETTY O' MEARA Malibu
April 25, 2014 | By Jason Song
The USC Shoah Foundation will expand its study of genocide by establishing a new center devoted to the study of mass killings and how such violent incidents begin, officials announced Friday. The foundation was started by film director Steven Spielberg on the set of his film "Schindler's List" and became part of USC in 2006. The foundation has collected more than 52,000 eyewitness testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide and Nanjing Massacre.  The new group, called the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, will focus on resistance to mass killings and how the violence impacts emotional and physical behavior.
April 28, 1989
Boxers need mandatory health and safety standards established through federal legislation to protect them from injury and exploitation in an industry unable to regulate itself, a congressional panel was told. "The sport has had more than 100 years to attempt self-regulation. The decision is in; boxing lost the decision," said Rep. Pat Williams (D-Mont.), co-sponsor of a bill to establish a nonprofit, Washington-based federal corporation to govern the sport. Specifically, the proposed United States Boxing Corp.
April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers have never won more games in a season. They've also never been better at home. All of which may not mean much depending on how the next few months go. There was no denying that the Clippers' 117-105 triumph over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center gave them franchise records of 57 victories and 34 home wins in the same season. BOX SCORE: Clippers 117, Nuggets 105 Of course, those aren't the ultimate goals for a team seeking to make it past the second round of the playoffs for the first time.
May 14, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
In a further sign that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is ramping up efforts to produce its own movies again, the company said it had hired industry veteran Bedi Singh as its finance chief and head fundraiser for upcoming films. The studio, taken private for nearly $5 billion in 2005, aims to establish a fund to co-finance its upcoming films.
October 29, 2009 | Associated Press
Former television game show host Bob Barker, who ended episodes of "The Price Is Right" by asking viewers to spay and neuter their pets, has donated $1 million to Drury University in Springfield, Mo., to establish a professorship on animal rights that he hopes will lead to a full undergraduate degree program. Barker, who graduated from the small liberal arts school in 1947 with a degree in economics, gave the school $1 million last year to establish the Drury University Forum on Animal Rights, which led to an undergraduate course on animal ethics.
January 14, 2000
Re "Census Bureau Urges Californians to Be Counted," Jan. 8: As I understand it, the census was established to count people; not age, sex, race, jobs, income, education, toilets, televisions, telephones, automobiles, etc. The census should stick strictly to its purpose, which is to count people to establish our population. A good start toward ending class, racial and other divisions would be to stop keeping track of the numbers that divide us. DOUGLAS FRITTS Inglewood
November 21, 1992
What is the point of Julie Cart's article, "A Long and Winding Road" (Nov. 13)? Are readers supposed to feel sorry that Richard Maddox's sexually indulgent lifestyle has encumbered him with numerous children at a time most college students realize it is necessary to establish one's career before bringing lifelong responsibilities into the world? Producing a child a year takes no special talent. Perhaps society should be glad that Maddox hasn't dumped his responsibilities onto welfare, but neither is his career established.
May 12, 1991
After reading that Joan Irvine Smith proposes to donate $1 million to help establish a new law school at UC Irvine, my wife, Julia, (a UC Irvine graduate of the inaugural freshman class, 1965) and I hope this letter is part of a growing chorus urging her to support some other endeavor. There are many worthwhile programs that deserve her assistance. An endowment could be established for scholarships to students in existing programs. The elementary and secondary schools could use program help.
February 15, 2005
Re "King/Drew at a Critical Point," editorial, Feb. 7: I was troubled by one particular conclusion in which The Times asserted, "We're less persuaded of the need for an independent board to oversee just King/Drew." I urge you to reconsider. I have long supported a countywide health authority, but establishing such an entity requires state legislation, enactment of which can take a year or more. What the county must do immediately is establish a rigorous and professionally oriented oversight body at King/Drew itself, to bridge the informational and accountability gap between the hospital administration itself and the policymakers and health department executives who must oversee its operation within our larger healthcare system.
April 14, 2014
Patrick Seale Patrick Seale, 83, a veteran British journalist whose books established him as the leading expert on modern Syria, died Friday in London, according to family and friends. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Seale is best known for his authoritative biography of the late Syrian President Hafez Assad, "Assad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East. " Published in 1988, the book is considered the definitive work on Assad, the father of Syria's current leader.
March 27, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
VATICAN CITY - President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time Thursday, a meeting the White House hoped would amplify the two men's shared concern about economic inequality rather than the president's conflicts with the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy at home. Obama introduced himself to Francis as a "great admirer. " The pope has become internationally popular as he has shed some of the lavish trappings of the papacy and focused his teachings on caring for the poor. Obama has sought to borrow some of that goodwill for the new pope to help promote his own effort to reduce income inequality in the United States.
March 23, 2014 | By Anky van Deursen
Question: I just took over the property management job for a 100-unit multistory apartment complex. The previous property manager let the tenants run wild here, and the owner has asked me to shape things up. There are children running all over the place at all hours of the day and night, breaking sprinklers, making noise, skateboarding on the railings, throwing rocks and breaking windows. I would like to establish some rules and regulations to help protect the property, ensure peace and quiet for all the residents, and protect the owner from liability.
March 13, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
It might be sound reasoning, but a Supreme Court decision this week on an arcane legal-easement argument will likely have broad and regrettable consequences, particularly in the West, for the national movement to convert old railroad beds into bicycle paths. The case, Brandt vs. U.S., is rooted in the General Railroad Right of Way Law of 1875, through which Congress established a uniform approach to granting easements on government land so railroad companies could extend tracks through the heart of the still-developing country.
March 5, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Republican incumbents threatened by tea party challengers emerged triumphant in Tuesday's Texas primary, with longtime U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions coasting to victory. The primary also marked the electoral debut of the fourth generation of the Bush dynasty with George P. Bush's candidacy. The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, nephew and grandson of the former presidents and great-grandson of a U.S. senator, the 37-year-old won the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner, a little-known but powerful post that has served as a launching pad for state politics.
March 1, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As the final stop on the awards-show circuit before the Oscars, the Film Independent Spirit Awards serve as both a warm-up for the main event and a chance for some smaller non-Oscar-contenders to step into the spotlight for a moment. The race for best feature, the Spirit Awards' top honor, includes two Oscar nominees for best picture: the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the father-son road movie "Nebraska. " The other three candidates are "All Is Lost," about a sailor stranded in a damaged boat; "Frances Ha," about an aspiring dancer; and "Inside Llewyn Davis," about a down-on-his-luck folk singer.
The mother of Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against her son-in-law, Al Joyner, in what she said is part of an escalating family dispute over control of the famed runner's legacy. The four-page complaint includes few specific allegations other than the charge that Joyner failed to "exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risk of harm" to his wife and that "harmful or offensive touching" caused her death.
April 30, 1989 | GEORGE ESPER, Associated Press
The war was still raging that day 15 years ago when Vietnamese nuns heard the cries of a baby boy stuffed in a garbage can and took him inside their orphanage to raise. Today, Nguyen Thanh Binh, the son of a black American who went home and a Vietnamese mother who abandoned him, shares the plight of thousands of Amerasian youths languishing in the decay of Vietnam, desperately trying to get out and find their fathers. "My circumstances are miserable," says Lam Anh Hong, 18, whose mother gave her away to a relative.
February 24, 2014 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Remember the 1980s? Art museums are starting to. Now that a full generation has passed, curators have some historical distance on that time, when so much changed in American art and American life. Last year, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art did a savvy survey, "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s. " The wide-ranging assembly of work, featuring 90 artists and several artists' collectives, considered art through a lens of the era's raucous social landscape. Now, the UCLA Hammer Museum is looking at one specific facet of 1980s art. Or, to be more precise, it's charting the intersection of two genres that together gained considerable traction then.
February 23, 2014 | Sam Farmer
INDIANAPOLIS - When it comes to the NFL scouting combine, UCLA has done a U-turn. The Bruins, largely irrelevant here for much of the last decade, finally matter again. They have five players at the combine, and while that's two short of USC's contingent, UCLA has the region's most coveted player in linebacker Anthony Barr, a potential top-10 pick, and one of the event's best interior offensive linemen in guard Xavier Su'a-Filo. Also being put through the paces at Lucas Oil Stadium are Bruins receiver Shaq Evans, defensive end Cassius Marsh and linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, all of whom figure to be selected in the seven rounds of May's draft.
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