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May 1, 1993 | Associated Press
Bullfighter Cesar Rincon started his recovery from a vicious goring with a novel approach: He wanted to watch the attack again. As soon as the matador awoke Thursday after emergency surgery in the Maestranza bullring, he asked to see a videotape of the accident, his assistants told reporters. Rincon, a Colombian, was injured in the groin and tossed into the air by the bull.
March 2, 2014
Re "Vaccinations, not scare tactics," Editorial, Feb. 27 As The Times says, religious beliefs should not legitimize acts contrary to the compelling societal interest of improving public health with vaccines. Religion-rooted controversies lately have arisen largely due to the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. This law was prompted by legitimate concern over federal infringement on Native American religious practices. However, opportunistic members of Congress decided to go further.
November 8, 2009
Re: Dan Neil's marketing column "Ad guys' book is self-centered, half-baked," Nov. 3: Neil's goring of the book "Baked In: Creating Products that Market Themselves," by advertising executives Alex Bogusky and John Winsor, was a delightful read. He might have added that such self-serving books are aimed not at the public but at potential clients. If they are going to get clients to hand over multimillion-dollar advertising budgets, agencies need to cultivate a sanctimonious posture of surefire marketing genius that -- fortunately for them -- never needs to be proved.
February 14, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Northern Trust Open is a home game for Jason Gore. He lives in Valencia, so he commutes to the tournament. However, he said he wasn't sure what he would do this weekend, even joking about finding a dorm room at Pepperdine to avoid the dreaded "Jamzilla" on the San Diego Freeway. The freeway was so clogged Wednesday - days before the freeway closure - that Gore followed a suggestion to keep going east on Sunset Boulevard, then take the 101 to the 170 to the 5. Safe to say he'll never try that route again, because it turned a 32-mile drive home into a two-hour, 45-minute slog.
December 4, 1988
As one who has had the good fortune to be able to experience the richness, beauty and evolution of Spain over the last 30 years, I appreciate Sidney Sheldon's observations in "Scouting Spain" (Oct. 23) in Traveling in Style. However, he should have watched the action in the arena in San Fermin in Pamplona following the Encierro (early-morning running of the bulls), where a "professional" bull has fun goring numerous amateur bullfighters. (A professional bull, unlike those that face the matador in the early evening, is one that has been in numerous events like the Fiesta of San Fermin and knows the difference between cape and human.
September 25, 1988
American bullfighter Kent Goodman says that "Americans who condemn bullfighting as violent and cruel do not understand the nature of the event." I will be happy to help him explain bullfighting to the Americans. First, the bull is given strong laxatives to weaken him. Next, he must have Vaseline rubbed in his eyes to blur his vision and cotton stuffed up his nostrils to inhibit his breathing. A strong caustic solution will then be rubbed on his legs to throw him off balance and to keep him from lying down.
June 12, 1993
If Michael Jordan was not arguably the greatest player in the history of the NBA, would anyone care if he even played golf, let alone lost bets on his games? C'mon, people, let Michael live his own life. CRAIG M. HARZMANN Glendale With friends like Richard Esquinas, who needs enemies? He's obviously lapping up his 15 minutes of fame like the pathetic little lap dog that he is. If his intent was truly to help his friend, perhaps he could have started by waiting until after the most important series of Michael Jordan's life to squeal.
July 2, 2002
Re "He'd Shed Shackles Next Time, Gore Says," June 30: Is this Al Gore the same Al Gore who called a morally challenged president one of the finest presidents to serve America? Is this Al Gore the same Al Gore who later blamed his loss in the election on the immoral escapades of this same president? The only reasonable analogy that can be mustered is Barney the purple dinosaur entering a 100-yard dash proclaiming "I'm going to let it rip" and expecting anyone to take notice, much less place a bet on win, place or show.
May 8, 2010
In a move that critics may cite as his own inconvenient truth, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a house in secluded Montecito to their real estate holdings. The couple spent $8,875,000 on a gated ocean-view villa on 1 1/2 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, according to real estate sources familiar with the deal. The Italian-style house has high ceilings with beams in the public rooms, a family room, a wine cellar, terraces, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms in more than 6,500 square feet of living space.
March 18, 1990
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison wants to be Gore Vidal. Her profile on him screams it from every pretentious line. I personally am not an admirer of anyone--Vidal or Harrison--whose ego so obviously exceeds his talent. Vidal's own utterances reveal him for what he is. Harrison's rhetoric trivializes her own intentions. I did, however, read to the end of the article, which tells you something about me. RACHEL BRYANT DRUTEN, South Pasadena
November 6, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Meet the king of gore, a "bad grandpa" of Tyrannosaurus rex that tore through flesh with banana-shaped, meat-cleaver teeth. Lythronax argestes , which translates roughly as Southwestern king of gore, appeared on the ancient island continent of Laramidia around 80 million years ago, when a rising inland sea divided the North American continent, according to a study published Wednesday in the online journal PLOS One. That's a much...
October 24, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
There are things worse than death. One could, for example, wake up each morning to find it's the day before your 16th birthday - again. In "Haunter," Lisa (Abigail Breslin) lives this "Groundhog Day" nightmare day after day, a rebellious teen doomed to eat the same meatloaf, do the same laundry and watch the same episode of "Murder, She Wrote" for the rest of eternity. Her plight is made worse by the fact that the rest of her family is in the same boat, but they're oblivious to their situation.
October 10, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Deliberately paced but not so deliberately thought out, the horror entry "Cassadaga" tries to scoop up enough tropes to satisfy a wide range of potential fright fans but lacks the cohesion to ever truly be effective. Kelen Coleman sympathetically plays Lily, a deaf art teacher spurred by the tragic death of her younger sister to relocate to sleepy, moss-covered college town Cassadaga, where seance-holding spiritualists roam, a vengeful dead woman begins haunting her and the town weirdo might be a serial killer.
September 27, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Horror fans will have a lot to freak out about this October. The first edition of "Beyond Fest" will hit Los Angeles as a celebration of chills, gore and the sounds that go with them from Oct. 10 to 27. And Cinefamily will take local audiences on a mayhem-filled movie road trip with their monthlong "The United States of Horror. " FULL COVERAGE: Film festivals Taking place at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian and Aero Theaters, Beyond Fest will feature the first local screenings  of films anticipated by genre fans following their well-received appearances at other festivals, with titles including as Ben Wheatley's "A Field in England," Sion Sono's "Why Don't You Play In Hell," Jim Begos' "Almost Human" and Ruairi Robinson's "The Last Days of Mars.
September 22, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
For the first time in Coach Jim Harbaugh's three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers have lost consecutive games. The frustration of falling to the Indianapolis Colts showed after Sunday's 27-7 defeat at Candlestick Park, when, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, running back Frank Gore yelled angrily at Harbaugh while they walked off the field. Gore finished with 11 carries for 82 yards, but most of that came in the first half. After halftime, he had three carries for 12 yards.
August 15, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will join former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. senators from California and Nevada at the annual Lake Tahoe summit next week. The gathering on the shores of the lake that spans the border of the two states "will examine restoration and sustainability efforts at Lake Tahoe,” according to a release from the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Feinstein will speak at the conference. Feinstein is backing legislation to provide federal funding and permission for a number of projects aimed at protecting the lake's famous clarity and protect threatened species in the area.
July 5, 1999
As conservatives begin to fear that Al Gore may have an advantage of incumbency, the irrational attacks become more and more ridiculous. I am certain that they plan to put doubts in the minds of the public in the same relentless manner that they did against the president, starting in 1994: one accusation after another, without proof. Now along comes Arianna Huffington ("How Can Gore Put Trade Above Lives?" Column Right, June 29) excoriating the vice president for not providing each South African AIDS sufferer with a $500-per-week drug cocktail.
September 7, 2000
Your Sept. 4 editorial, "Labor's Winning Ticket," overlooked the fact that certain groups of Californians are not sharing in the general abundance of jobs. Unfortunately, discrimination on the basis of age and/or disability (real or perceived) is keeping many citizens in the unemployment lines. These people want to be producers, not parasites. They want work, not welfare. They do not want a handout, though they may need a hand. The minds of managers who see only an age or an illness instead of a human being with a valuable contribution to make deprive these people of their dignity and society of their talents.
August 8, 2013 | By Amy Dawes
The HBO series "Enlightened" is impossible to imagine without Laura Dern's portrayal of Amy Jellicoe, the unlikely agent of corporate change who sets the whole story in motion with an unforgettable mascara-streaked meltdown on the job. Dern did more than interpret the role - she also co-created and co-produced the series with director, writer and actor Mike White, who says that Dern's own qualities helped inspire his writing. "She's just unsinkable," he says. "The hours on a show like this are crazy, but she never flags.
July 31, 2013 | By Robert Abele
You don't call a movie "Cockneys vs. Zombies" because you yearn for cinematic subtlety. Matthias Hoene's feature film debut is the umpteenth infection in the undead epidemic rampaging through pop culture. And it's all that the title implies: brash East Enders gone Mum and Dad over a right goppin' bunch of flesh-eatin' nutters, whose Khybers need kickin', mind you! You don't need a cockney rhyming slang dictionary, however, to grasp that young bank robbers Andy (Harry Treadaway), Terry (Rasmus Hardiker)
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