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What did the Detroit Red Wings ever do to Ron Wilson? Well, they fired his father, Larry Wilson, as coach in 1977. They fired his Uncle Johnny too, in 1973. Then there was the time they told Ron's father he'd be playing in the minors for a few games. "Two weeks of conditioning," Ron remembers, still incredulous. "It ended up being 13 years." And all that was long before the Red Wings beat the Mighty Ducks in the first game in franchise history--smoking the Ducks, 7-2, on Oct.
April 23, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel-well of a Hawaii-bound plane "thanked God" his son survived the ordeal, saying the boy may have been trying to return to Africa, according to the Voice of America . “When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy,” Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, of Santa Clara, told VOA's Somali...
As a child in post-World War II England, Shirley McGlade clipped a picture of movie star Jeff Chandler and put it in her wallet. That was her father, she told schoolmates--a rich American who had divorced her mother and was fighting for custody of her. "People believed me," she said. "I lived in a fantasy world."
April 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Craig Sager will be a notable absense from the NBA playoffs this year as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. The TNT sideline analyst known for his wild wardrobe made the announcement Friday in typically charismatic fashion. “My favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights" he said in a statement. A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes. Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop.” The last sentence refers, of course, to his famous on-screen relationship with San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, who is known for his terse answers to all reporters but seems to have developed an ever-so-slight soft spot for Sager.
The man accused of beating his 5-year-old son to death and burying him in a shallow forest grave had been charged with child abuse involving another of his children in 1996, according to police and court records. But police said they can find no evidence that the case was reported to child welfare workers, who said police routinely report such cases.
June 15, 2013 | By David P. Barash
Evolution is a terrific thing for humans to learn about but a terrible thing to learn from. Case in point: fathers. Biology generates behavior that renders mammalian fathers something less than admirable, at least by ethical perspectives. Two factors are especially responsible: the consequence of being sperm-makers, as compared with the egg-making specialty that defines females, and the divergent effects of internal fertilization on male and female reproductive tactics - in brief, "Mommy's babies, Daddy's maybes.
March 14, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Postpartum depression among mothers is well-known, and medical professionals know to keep an eye out for signs that a mother's blues are affecting her child.   A new study suggests that they should be on the lookout for sad dads too. Fathers who are depressed are more than three times as likely to spank their 1-year-old children as fathers who are not depressed, reported researchers from the University of Michigan in the April edition of the journal Pediatrics.  Depressed dads are also less likely to read to their children at least three times a week.
March 29, 1995
I laughed, I cried, I applauded . . . I sighed. Ruth Rosen had recruited this angry white male conservative to her side (Column Left, March 21). The solution to youth violence should be a matter of bilateral agreement: Legislation must be enacted to hold all fathers equally responsible for the children they sire. Surely it is no mystery that without mature, paternal guidance, adolescents are developing their own street societies, forming wolf packs (read: gangs) and responding to life's very difficult challenges by lashing out immediately and violently.
September 10, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Smaller testicle size in men appears to be linked to greater involvement in child rearing, according to Georgia researchers. The study , published recently in the journal PNAS, was conducted by anthropologists at Emory University in Atlanta and involved 70 local fathers ages 21 to 43. The study participants, who were recruited with fliers and Facebook advertisements, all had children who were 1 or 2 years old. Researchers measured the...
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 | By Adolfo Flores and Paloma Esquivel
The father of a man accused of raping and killing four women in Orange County said he doesn't believe his son is capable of carrying out the attacks. Dean Gordon said the family is embarrassed and trying to cope with the accusations. "He's been charged with something that is very serious," Dean Gordon said. "I'm devastated but I don't think my son is capable of that. " Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 27, are charged with the rape and murder of four women who disappeared in Orange County since last fall.
April 16, 2014 | By KTLA
Authorities are asking the public's help in identifying a group of people involved in the fatal attack of a father of three who was stabbed to death while defending a homeless man in Rancho Cucamonga. Donnie Reed died Sunday while trying to defend a homeless man from a group of people who were harassing him, Lucky Hughes, a friend and witness to the stabbing, told KTLA . The attack occurred across from Stix Sports & Grill on Foothill Boulevard around 2:25 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
April 11, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
CHICO -- About half an hour after the bus his son was riding in exploded into flames, Mt. Washington resident Gaylord Hill got a call about the crash from a bystander. Hill's son Miles had been put on oxygen, the bystander said, and the 18-year-old was going to be airlifted to a hospital. And that was the last piece of news Hill heard for hours. "I couldn't panic because I had to get the information. After I got off the phone ... sure, I panicked. I broke down," he said. "I called my wife and let her know and then she broke down.
April 11, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian
Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Los Angeles-based Hughes Aircraft Co. into the nation's leading defense electronics firm - dominant in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles and satellites - has died. He was 94. One of the nation's top technologists and defense executives during the Cold War, Puckett died March 31 at his home in Pacific Palisades after suffering a stroke. His wife, Marilyn, confirmed his death. "Allen Puckett was one of the guiding spirits of Hughes Aircraft," said Malcolm Currie, a former deputy defense secretary who later followed in Puckett's footsteps as another president of the company.
April 10, 2014 | By David Colker
Lucia Eames was a designer in her own right, but for the last 25 years she worked to preserve the legacy of one of the most celebrated design teams of the modern era: her father, Charles Eames, and stepmother, Ray Eames. In particular, Lucia Eames ensured that their famed Pacific Palisades house - considered one of the pinnacles of modern residential design - remained as a monument not only to the couple's sense of architecture and design, but also to the way they approached their work.
April 8, 2014 | By Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
The father of the 29-year-old man accused of opening fire at a Los Angeles police station Monday night said his son was working as a security guard and aspired to be a police officer. Danny Yealu, 58, told The Times that his son - Daniel C. Yealu  - had told him last year he had applied to a police academy, was making good money as a security guard and had plans to buy a condominium. Danny Yealu said he did not speak to his son often, but said there were no warning signs leading up to Monday's shooting.
August 20, 1989
Re: your article on Dennis Cohen ("Counsel for Collections," by Kathleen Doheny, Aug. 7): I was on a radio show one-on-one with Mr. Cohen and so I am familiar with his--shall we call it "style"? I, as president and founder of Fathers of America, would like to make a few comments. Cohen says, "It's nice to wear a white hat." Absolutely--when it's lined with money. Money taken out of the mouths of babes. He takes one-third of the amount collected. For your information, the law specifically states that in cases involving child support, the legal fees are collectible from the father.
December 24, 2010 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
As they say, you are what you eat. And if you’re a mouse, you’re also what your father ate. So say researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin. In a study published this week in the journal Cell, they report that a father’s diet influences how metabolic genes function in his offspring. The research team fed some male mice a normal diet, while other mice got a low-protein diet. All the males mated with females who ate the same healthy diet.
April 7, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas - As soon as Suzy Sanders got word of the shooting at Ft. Hood on Wednesday, she began frantically texting her 21-year-old stepson, a soldier stationed at the Army post. His first chilling reply landed more than an hour later, at 5:22 p.m. "It happened right in front of me Suz," Pvt. Jacob "Jake" Sanders texted. "I watched my sergeant die. I tried to revive him. I'm fine. I love you. " Jake Sanders, a former varsity basketball player from a small town in Indiana, has a brown crew cut, square jaw and wide smile.
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