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August 15, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Pirate wannabes, pirate speakers, wenches, heck, anyone with a striped shirt and a swagger, the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va., desperately wants you -- about 15,000 of you, to be precise. The museum is gearing up to take a run at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of pop-culture pirates. It aims to woo people far and wide to Pirates Pack the Park in Newport News on Sept. 21 in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day two days earlier. The record was set July 22, 2012, when the town of Hastings , England, persuaded 14,231 pirate-clad folks to invade the city.
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HEALTH
March 21, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
We cherish things and accumulate them. We move them from shelf to shelf, and from home to home. The federal government estimates that a quarter of Americans with two-car garages don't use them for automobiles. Even those without a permanent home carry their stuff around with them. We like to shop, own, trade or give away. Things matter to us, for reasons practical and emotional. "Our possessions all have magical qualities. Many, if not most, of the things we keep have an essence that goes beyond the physical character of the object," says Randy Frost, a professor at Smith College, in Northampton, Mass., who has studied and written about hoarding and is the author of "Stuff.
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WORLD
January 9, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian protesters disrupted a citizens peace conference in Ramallah on Thursday, throwing stones at the meeting site until Palestinian Authority police were forced to intervene and usher the activists to safety. More than 20 Israelis and 30 Palestinians gathered in the City Inn hotel in the West Bank city for the first day of the Public Negotiating Congress, a grass-roots conference that brings citizens delegations from both sides together to negotiate an end to the decades-long conflict.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Jordan Gathers, who played basketball at Woodland Hills Taft and Los Angeles Loyola, hit a three-pointer at the buzzer on Friday to give St. Bonaventure a 71-68 win over Saint Louis in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament. Here's the link to a story on Gathers. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
February 9, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Conservative activists began a three-day gathering in the nation's capital Thursday with a clear mission -- defeating President Obama -- if not a clear sense of how to get there. Thousands have descended on a Washington hotel for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at a time when the race for the Republican presidential nomination has taken yet another unexpected turn. Mitt Romney seemed to have secured his position as the front-runner with convincing victories in Florida and Nevada.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Maeve Reston and Michael A. Memoli
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue, his poll numbers have plunged, and the socially conservative GOP voters who dominate this gathering have always been his biggest hurdle in a potential quest for the presidency. But with surprisingly expansive comments on his opposition to abortion, the New Jersey governor drew a warm reception before a group that did not even invite him last year, a slight ascribed to organizers' criticism of his conservative credentials.
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
SAN JOSE -- Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said Wednesday that President Obama needs to justify his administration's surveillance policies to the American people. “I think the American people are willing to give up some privacy in exchange for safety, but I think the president has to essentially ask our permission,” he said in an interview at a gathering here of liberal bloggers and activists. “The reason this country works is because we are governed with the consent of the governed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Supporters of an initiative that would crack down on illegal immigrants will have until July 9 to collect more than 2,500 additional signatures for a petition to place it on the ballot, the city clerk said Wednesday. The proposal, written by anti-illegal immigrant activist Joseph Turner, was expected to go before voters until a San Bernardino County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the formula the city used to determine the number of signatures Turner needed was flawed.
NEWS
April 27, 1993 | BETTY GOODWIN
The Scene: Hollywood book launch for Vanity Fair correspondent Dominick Dunne's latest tome, 'A Season in Purgatory." The novel from Crown revisits familiar Dunne territory--the wretched rich. Sunday night's cocktail party at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills was hosted by VF's L. A. editor, Wendy Stark. The Buzz: The gathering of the ancien regime of Hollywood society ("Richard Gully and Lee Minnelli in the same room--the old guard lives!"
OPINION
September 10, 2003
Re "Races With No Winners," Commentary, Sept. 4: Ward Connerly's argument that individual Californians are being hurt by the state collection of racial and ethnic data is patently absurd. Social justice groups and health advocates view the gathering of racial and ethnic data as a positive step toward providing better public services to all communities in California. Gathering racial and ethnic data to understand how different diseases affect different communities is a good thing. Gathering racial and ethnic data to determine which kids are not receiving a sound, quality education is a good thing.
HOME & GARDEN
March 10, 2014
Want to do something more creative with your tight living quarters but don't know where to start? Interior designer Heather Ashton offers some suggestions on how to deliver a big jolt of personality to a small living space. PHOTOS: At home with Heather Ashton Don't be scared of paint: Most people think a color, especially a darker tone, makes a small space look smaller. But you aren't fooling anyone, so have fun with it. Paint is an easy way to add personality and dimension to a room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Charles Bukowski was known for his drinking as much as his poetry. So maybe, the man Time magazine once described as "the laureate of lowlife," would have approved of a 20th-anniversary memorial held in his honor at the dimly lighted King Eddy Saloon on the edge of skid row. The dive bar, said to be a favorite haunt of the poet and his own idol, novelist John Fante, was filled with Bukowski fans Sunday, spilling out onto the street in a...
NATIONAL
March 8, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
OXON HILL, Md. - After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups - minorities, women and young voters - who threw their support behind President Obama, giving him the crucial margin in battleground states. But a year after the GOP's so-called autopsy report, the speeches from the party's leading voices at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, reflected a complex reality: Republicans are still searching for a unified message to reach those groups.
NEWS
March 8, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
OXON HILL, Md.--For the second year in a row, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the presidential straw poll at the annual gathering of conservatives known as CPAC -- this year leading his closest rival by 20 points. The results were announced Saturday night as 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin closed out the Conservative Political Action Conference by arguing that an American "awakening" had begun due to the botched rollout of the President's healthcare law and what she called his "dopey wobbling on the world stage.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Maeve Reston and Michael A. Memoli
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue, his poll numbers have plunged, and the socially conservative GOP voters who dominate this gathering have always been his biggest hurdle in a potential quest for the presidency. But with surprisingly expansive comments on his opposition to abortion, the New Jersey governor drew a warm reception before a group that did not even invite him last year, a slight ascribed to organizers' criticism of his conservative credentials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Japheth Peleti has no shortage of unpleasant stories from decades of living across a fence from a sprawling oil refinery. He and his family have contended with rumbling noises that rattle their windows, coped with skunk-like odors, plumes of vapor and smoke and seen their whole block lighted up at night from the orange glow of refinery flares. "We're so used to it that it's become a normal part of life," Peleti said. For nearly as long, the 48-year old has suspected air pollution from the Phillips 66 refinery is one reason most of his family suffers from asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
NEWS
March 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
About 500 former Latvian SS soldiers who fought for the Nazis during World War II gathered in Riga for a controversial commemoration of their unit's 55th anniversary. More than 100,000 Latvians served in the Latvian Legion. The gathering has been assailed by groups that see it as an affront to those who suffered Nazi atrocities.
NEWS
June 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 300 survivors of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau in West Germany gathered to remember the joys of liberation by U.S. troops 45 years ago and the horrors that went before. Participants said the gathering at Brive-la-Gaillarde, southwest of Paris, was the largest such reunion ever and the first to which Eastern Europeans were free to attend.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | Hugo Martin
Teen volleyball players, firefighters and female engineers are among the Los Angeles visitors who are expected to make 2014 one of the biggest years for the L.A. Convention Center in decades. The Convention Center has booked 29 conventions for 2014, surpassing the 22 conventions held at the facility last year. The events include 11 gatherings that are new to L.A. "Los Angeles is hot right now," said Ernest Wooden Jr., president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Volleyball players, firefighters and female engineers are among the Los Angeles visitors who are expected to make 2014 a big year for the city's convention center. The Los Angeles Convention Center reported it has already booked 29 conventions for 2014, surpassing the 22 conventions that held at the facility in 2013. The events include 11 gatherings that are new to L.A. "Los Angeles is hot right now," said Ernest Wooden Jr., president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
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