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January 24, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
Annie, get your gun -- and then fall in, soldier! By 2016, it'll be "officers and gentlemen and gentlewomen. " Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will order the military to open combat roles to women, the last barrier to full engagement. That's nearly a quarter of a million job openings in every branch of service. Some countries, like Sweden, already allow women to take combat roles; others, like the U.S., let women perform combat support duties only. It's a paperwork distinction in some cases.
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WORLD
December 5, 2013 | By Barbara Demick and Yuriko Nagano
TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29. "It is a little scary," said the 59-year-old housewife, when asked about China's threat to stop aircraft that refuse to identify themselves when flying through a large swath of the East China Sea. FOR THE RECORD: China air...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
The man who goes by CrossXBones finagled his way into the center of the scrum. Sweat beaded on his shaved head, an American Spirit cigarette dangled from his mouth and a massive can of energy drink was holstered on the strap of his backpack. Hundreds of protesters had taken over the parking lot in front of police headquarters in Anaheim, where police shootings over the summer had stirred anger in the densely packed neighborhoods in the heart of Orange County's largest city. Protesters scrawled messages in chalk condemning police and chanted as officers on horseback galloped by. But CrossXBones, as Sky Adams is known online, was not one of them.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
I came out of the hotel, out of this Tuesday evening awards event, feeling wonderful - and terrible. Wonderful because the heroic work being done by the women journalists who'd been honored by the International Women's Media Foundation is powerful and influential, and it leaves me agog. Terrible because of what these women have had to go through to do their work: death threats, political pressure, slander, family pressure. Next to them, I'm ashamed to admit that hardships for many American-based journalists often amount to nothing more than a drained coffee pot, an obscene email or getting the smoke out of the clothes you wore to cover a brush fire.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2009 | Alan Alda
What would he write about himself if he just found out he'd died? I wonder. I know it wouldn't be something soft and sentimental. Larry Gelbart could take an event where sentimentality was allowed, even expected, and turn it on its ear. My friend Allan Katz, who also wrote for "MASH," was with him once at a friend's funeral. When Larry realized he had to leave early, he leaned over to Allan and said simply, "I'm sorry to grieve and run." I'm sure he meant no disrespect, or maybe just the right dose of it, depending on the life and times of the recently departed.
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Including the American Revolution, the United States has participated in 12 major wars since the republic was founded. All but two were photographed. (The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was the first to be documented with cameras, but just a few pictures survive.) The industrialization of war has logically coincided with the rise of machines that produce images. Because of the camera's 1839 invention, it is a peculiarity of our nation's relatively youthful history that war photography characterizes a substantial subset of the photojournalist's art. At the Annenberg Space for Photography, a large, fascinating and often heartbreaking exhibition is the first major survey of the genre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like countless others, Fire Battalion Chief Robert McVey of Fountain Valley had been transfixed by the scenes on television: a driver pulled from his car and beaten at Florence and Normandie avenues, Tom's Liquor Store looted and vandalized. To his amazement, at 1 a.m. Thursday, McVey found himself half a mile from that very corner in South Los Angeles, fighting a blaze in what he described as "a war zone" with fires everywhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2010 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
They participated in cross-country cattle drives, escorted wagon trains and stagecoaches through often volatile territories of the Wild West and fought in the Spanish-American War and both world wars. The first African American regiments of the U.S. Army were commonly known as Buffalo Soldiers. Today, they are among a rapidly shrinking group of veterans who with each passing year renew their commitment to ensuring that their contribution to American military history is recognized ?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2012
Journalist and first-time filmmaker Nicole Karsin spent more than three clearly committed years, from 2006 to 2009, in remote and perilous Colombian villages shooting the documentary "We Women Warriors. " The result is an impressive effort that tells the gripping, complex story of a country and a people under siege. Karsin follows three indigenous women - Doris, Ludis and Flor - whose various tribes are caught in the crossfire between Colombia's guerrillas, paramilitary groups and armed forces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1990 | CHARLES E. McGEE was one of the first black fighter pilots to serve in World War II and later in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He believes that U.S. military presence in the Middle East is justified. He told The Times: and
As a veteran and from my viewpoint, I think we have a very touchy situation in (the Middle East) and one that will probably be hard for people to understand if people get killed. It would probably be difficult for those who are not privy to all of the intelligence that goes into making these decisions of when we ought to use military power and this just happens to be the case. The President has chosen that option. Blacks are Americans and a part of this country.
NATIONAL
August 18, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
As wildfires burn through several pockets of Idaho, the resort area near Sun Valley frequented by celebrities and the ultra-rich has become the latest front line, fire officials said. On Sunday, officials said more crews were being directed to the Beaver Creek fire in the central part of the state, which has grown to just over 100,000 acres with 9% containment. Authorities issued a red-flag warning of higher temperatures and gusty winds on Sunday, with more than 1,000 firefighters  at work on the ground and in the air beating back the blaze.
SPORTS
July 27, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The Indiana Pacers, who took the two-time reigning NBA champion Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals last spring, are fortifying their front line by trading for versatile and durable big man Luis Scola of the Phoenix Suns. Scola, a 6-foot-9 power forward, would be added to a lineup that includes a budding star in 7-2 center Roy Hibbert and a former All-Star in 6-9 power forward David West. [ Update, 12:35 p.m. : The Pacers are sending 6-8 guard-forward Gerald Green, 6-11 forward Miles Plumlee and a conditional 2014 first-round draft pick to Phoenix for Scola, a sixth-year player from Argentina who has appeared in 82 games in four seasons and all 66 in a lockout-shortened season.]
WORLD
May 30, 2013 | By Glen Johnson, Los Angeles Times
REYHANLI, Turkey - Two weeks after twin car bomb blasts killed 51 people and injured hundreds in this southern Turkish city, residents remain in a state of shock and unease. Laborers silently lug sacks of cement or new windowpanes into damaged buildings, and sweep out dust and shattered glass. Electric drills growl while hammers beat against nails. Nobody says much, but those who do express a clear sense of fury about being dragged into the bloody conflict in Syria, just across the border from Hatay province.
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Including the American Revolution, the United States has participated in 12 major wars since the republic was founded. All but two were photographed. (The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was the first to be documented with cameras, but just a few pictures survive.) The industrialization of war has logically coincided with the rise of machines that produce images. Because of the camera's 1839 invention, it is a peculiarity of our nation's relatively youthful history that war photography characterizes a substantial subset of the photojournalist's art. At the Annenberg Space for Photography, a large, fascinating and often heartbreaking exhibition is the first major survey of the genre.
NATIONAL
April 19, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Cindy Carcamo and Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
WEST, Texas - Residents here know the code of sirens, the language of a small-town Texas fire department. As the big fire trucks lumber along, one blast means they're heading to a small blaze; two means a fire drill or meeting. Then things get serious: Three blasts signify major structural damage; four that a person is trapped inside a vehicle, and nine blasts warn of a tornado. This week, the volunteers in the 29-member department suited up and raced to the scene of danger once again.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 14 -20, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Community Annie (Alison Brie) secretly invites Professor Cornwallis (Malcolm McDowell) to Jeff's (Joel McHale) holiday gathering in an attempt to get into his good graces. Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs also star in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC The Vampire Diaries Elena (Nina Dobrev)
NEWS
January 25, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein met with senior officers on the war front in southern Kuwait and indicated that Iraq's heavy materiel losses have pushed it past the point of negotiation or surrender, his official Iraqi News Agency reported Thursday. Hussein, whose reported visit to the front lines took place amid heavy allied bombardments Wednesday, was quoted as telling his general staff that the "materiel losses suffered by Iraq can only be compensated by a victory."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1995 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Demons have been around a long time. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus encounters a crazed man living among the tombs and asks him his name. "My name is Legion, for we are many," his demons bellow from the depth of the wretched man's soul.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Even the Clippers knew they needed a signature win. They were presented with another opportunity to beat a top-tier team on Wednesday night, but they failed to do so in falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-85, at Staples Center. Memphis (44-19) joins Miami, San Antonio and Oklahoma City as top teams the Clippers have not been able to beat lately. The Clippers have defeated the Grizzlies twice this season, the Heat once and the Spurs twice, but all those victories came earlier in the season.
OPINION
January 29, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
What if, during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney had accused President Obama of wanting to let servicewomen serve in combat? After all, Obama had hinted as much in 2008. What would Obama's response have been? My hunch is that he would have accused Romney of practicing the "politics of division" or some such and denied it. In any case, wouldn't an open debate have been better than putting women into combat by fiat? You'd think the folks who are always clamoring for a "national conversation" on this, that and the other thing would prefer to make a sweeping change after, you know, a national conversation.
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