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May 31, 1987 | Associated Press
Officials at the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hampton sent three controllers home for not wearing socks to work. "At no time was the control of air traffic affected one bit," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jack Barker said.
June 5, 2013 | By Meg James
NBCUniversal has hired Russell Hampton, a former top consumer products executive at the Walt Disney Co., to help bolster merchandising and mobile content strategies for the Comcast Corp.-owned media company. Hampton, who until a year ago served as president of Disney Publishing Worldwide, steps into the newly created position of executive vice president of franchise management and global consumer products.  He becomes the second major hire of Lauren Zalaznick who earlier this year became digital innovation strategist for NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke.
August 29, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Ruth Hampton, 74, a former beauty queen who appeared in 1950s motion pictures, died Thursday in Merriam, Kan., according to her son, Gregory Hampton Palmer. He did not give the cause of death. Born April 25, 1931, Regina Ruth Jane Hampton grew up in New Jersey and became a dancer. She performed with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet and New York's Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. The winner of several beauty pageants, she was crowned Miss New Jersey in 1952.
March 8, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Taylor Townsend has both confidence and charm. The 16-year-old can smile when she talks about some hubbub caused last year at the U.S. Open when it was publicly suggested the teenager might be too chubby. Since the suggestion was made by the United States Tennis Assn., which offers funding and coaching help to top athletes, the criticism carried more, um, weight. But Townsend has gone on her tennis way, which is to hit big ground strokes and use USTA coaches and trainers to keep making her better.
June 16, 1996
Re "Homecoming Vibes," June 10, about Lionel Hampton's special concert at Washington Preparatory High School: How does one describe this virtuoso? You don't. You listen, feel and listen some more. Will there be other Lionel Hamptons? I believe and hope so. While the audience watched and listened with indescribable delight, there was dedication pouring out for those performing students. This is the way it was during Hampton's earlier years and this is the way it should be today and can be again in our future.
September 25, 1999
Norah Lawlor's "In Hollywood East, It's a Wrap" (Sept. 6) shared the name-dropping shallowness of the latest Woody Allen movie. Viewing "The Hamptons" in these terms is like talking about "Hollywood" as an industry, or a small group of self-important celebrities, instead of a real place. That Hamptons, also the subject of a Page 1 story the same day, is actually a string of six or seven towns with a permanent population of probably 100,000, and swells to many times that during the season.
September 17, 1988 | JULIE BERGMAN, Special to The Times
Two of the five members of the United States equestrian show jumping squad for the 1988 Olympics are West Coast natives, Anne Kursinski of Pasadena and Lisa Jacquin of Rancho Palos Verdes. That's a bit of an upset, considering the many competitive international show jumping riders that America's East Coast traditionally produces. But Jacquin and Kursinski have one more step to climb before their participation in the events is guaranteed. They have to prove to the U.S.
August 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Cast in the unlikely role of last man standing among the Braves' four former 20-game winners, Mike Hampton prospered. Hampton gave up two runs in six innings and Atlanta beat the San Francisco Giants, 11-5, Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak, including four in a row at Turner Field. Hampton gave the Atlanta rotation a lift on the day 300-game winner Tom Glavine confirmed he'll sit out the rest of the season because of an elbow injury. John Smoltz and Tim Hudson already have had season-ending surgeries.
August 24, 1994
Dr. Claudia H. Hampton died Aug. 13 in Los Angeles. She had served as a trustee of the California State University for 20 years. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Hampton when I was general counsel of the CSU, and she was in her first term as a trustee. We have remained friends ever since. She dedicated her life to serving the educational needs of the young people of California. As a trustee, and as a two-term chair of the board, Dr. Hampton came to know the system personally.
April 23, 2000
I read with pleasure "Your Palace for the Night" (March 26), Don Whitehead's account of his family's stay at England's Hampton Court Palace. In November, my husband and I also stayed at the Fish Court apartment there. Our time there was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives. I was surprised that Whitehead did not mention the Hampton Court Palace staff, who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Every security guard, guide or administrator whom we encountered (even while wandering through the deserted palace courtyards at 1 a.m.)
November 9, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels named Mike Hampton, a former All-Star who went 148-115 with a 4.06 earned run average in 16 big-league seasons, as their pitching coach at double-A Arkansas on Friday, one of a number of baseball operations hires and promotions. Hampton, whose career was derailed by injuries after the left-hander signed an eight-year, $121-million contract with the Colorado Rockies in 2001, retired before the 2011 season. Hampton will be working under new double-A Manager Tim Bogar, who was hired after spending the past four years in the Boston Red Sox organization, including 2012 as the major league bench coach.
August 17, 2012
Re "Boundaries of religious freedom," Opinion, Aug. 15 As long as the Orthodox Jewish community in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., pays for the eruv to be built, why does anyone care about an almost invisible string? What I don't understand, though, is having religious conviction and then manipulating one's environment to make that religion more convenient to practice. If there is a prohibition on carrying keys and pushing strollers during the Sabbath, then don't carry keys or push strollers.
August 15, 2012 | By Michael A. Helfand
At the end of July, a group of disgruntled residents of Westhampton Beach, N.Y., filed a lawsuit contesting the building of an eruv in their neighborhood. In a dispute made famous by "The Daily Show" mockumentary featuring an " eruv hat," residents have expressed in their lawsuit worries that if an eruv were to be built in Westhampton Beach, it would constitute a "constant and ever-present symbol … that the secular public spaces of the village have been transformed for religious use and identity.
July 8, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - They never got close, and Mitt Romney may not have even seen them, but protesters - some from Occupy Wall Street - took political theater to a new level Sunday outside the beachfront estate of billionaire David H. Koch, where the Republican candidate was raising money. Some of the 200 protesters marched down mile-long Coopers Beach toward the home in a cloud of sand, bearing banners and signs: "Your $50,000 ticket equals my child's education," "end corporate personhood" and "don't forget to tip the help.
May 26, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Senate Ethics Committee publicly admonished Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) for improperly meeting with a lobbyist and former aide to Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who resigned from the Senate after having an affair with the aide's wife. The qualified reprimand for violating the ban on meeting with former staff-turned-lobbyists falls short of a censure or criminal violation. But the committee said it was "improper conduct" for Coburn to meet with Douglas Hampton, the former aide who tried to work as a lobbyist after the affair forced him out of Ensign's office.
March 5, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Hotel brands generally received low scores in a large survey of customer service experiences. Hampton Inn and Marriott were the only two out of 12 major hotel brands to receive "good" ratings in a study by Temkin Group, a customer service research firm. "Many of the hotel brands in our study aren't delivering the level of hospitality that consumers want," said Bruce Temkin, managing partner of Temkin Group. The research is based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers in January 2012.
June 11, 2001 | Associated Press
Mike Hampton hit his fifth home run, the most by a pitcher since Bob Gibson in 1972, and got his ninth victory Sunday to lead the Colorado Rockies over the St. Louis Cardinals, 12-3. Hampton, hitting .297 this season with 10 runs batted in, put the Rockies ahead for good in the third inning when he broke a 1-1 tie with his home run against Dustin Hermanson (5-5). Hampton hadn't hit one in 372 career at-bats before this season.
Expected to be the answer to the Colorado Rockies' pitching woes when he signed with the team before the 2001 season, Mike Hampton has become the $12-million question. Not even a victory Thursday could disguise Hampton's sustained struggles. After starting his Rockies' career with a 9-2 record and an All-Star berth, he has gone 7-16 since then, including a 2-5 record and 6.32 earned-run average this season. While still nominally the team's ace, he has been only its fifth-best starter.
January 3, 2012 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"A Dangerous Method," the intellectually stimulating look at the formative days of psychoanalysis, presents Viggo Mortensen in a transformative performance as Sigmund Freud, Michael Fassbender as his restrained protégé and rival, Carl Jung, and a bold Keira Knightley as the patient-turned-practitioner who came between them. But it was almost a Julia Roberts movie. "I first heard of and was intrigued by the story of Sabina Spielrein in a book by Aldo Carotenuto, 'A Secret Symmetry,'" says screenwriter Christopher Hampton of the character played by Knightley.
December 21, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Producer and talent manager Steve Alexander and his wife, interior designer Vanessa Alexander , have sold a Malibu estate for $9.454 million. Set on 2.6 acres in the Serra Retreat area, the newly built house combines the feel of a Hamptons barn with modern details in loft-like spaces. Some 6,500 square feet of living space include an office, theater, gym, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Outdoors is a swimming pool with cabana, a kitchen with a pizza oven and a fire pit. The former Creative Artists Agency agent represented such stars as Heath Ledger, Jeff Bridges and Natalie Portman before joining the Mosaic Media Group several years ago and returning to his origins as a producer.
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