May 16, 2012 |
In summer 2009, Thomas Fenady was recruited for a secret mission called Project Icebreaker. Fenady, who maintains the computer systems for a major corporation, was instructed to hack into the email accounts of two employees and "dig up dirt" but "don't get caught doing it," even though the directive came from the highest levels of the company. The narrative reads as if it came straight out of a spy novel or a movie script. But it is a court document for a case involving Activision Blizzard Inc. and its multibillion-dollar Call of Duty military shooter franchise.
May 13, 1988 |
The death of Broadway actor George Rose, thought last week to have been the result of an automobile accident, Thursday turned into a grisly drama with four men, including his adopted son, charged with his murder. At a news conference it was learned that the versatile character actor was held for eight hours before he was beaten to death on May 4 and that attempts were made to make the death look like an accident.
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October 15, 1986 |
Today's luminaries in their own fields include Jacques Cousteau, Fernando Valenzuela, Stevie Wonder, Bob Hope and William A. Warriner. William who? To rose fanciers, Warriner, 64, of Tustin, is a superstar. Unquestionably, he's one of the world's premier rose breeders, but like most superstars, talking about his accomplishments makes him uncomfortable.
February 14, 1988 |
"I tend to distrust standing ovations," said George Rose. "I find that it's usually audiences who have given you nothing back during a show who stand to applaud at the end." Well, welcome to the home of On-Your-Feet-Jack-Show-Them-How-Much-We-Liked-It school of theatergoing, where standing ovations are the norm rather than the exception.
June 28, 2011 |
The Supreme Court ended its term with a vigorous defense of free speech, striking down a California law that banned sales of violent video games to minors and effectively shielding the entertainment industry from any government effort to limit violent content. "Like books, plays and movies, video games communicate ideas," said Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion Monday. And he said there was "no tradition in this country of specially restricting children's access to depictions of violence.
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September 22, 1992
A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for trying to shoot his companion outside a Los Angeles police station and causing a policeman to be shot in the head by fellow officers as they returned fire. Ray Fulton Phillips, 56, pleaded no contest in June to a pair of attempted murder counts stemming from the Jan. 4 confrontation that left Officer George Rose, 30, near death. Phillips' companion, Antoinette Goodie, 42, was unhurt.