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December 6, 1987
What the world needs today is not "guided missiles," but "guided men." Here's hoping that Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Soviet leader, and our President will enact this part, and in so doing bring a complete success to their summit meeting--a harbinger of peace among all the nations of the world. DAVID SCHULTZ Los Angeles
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BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
It's only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season. On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last year's program pulled in 10% more in sales than it did when it debuted in 2011. Layaway, which allows customers to put products on hold while paying for them in installments, will be free from opening fees this year. The chain previously charged a $5 fee to open a layaway account.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012
MOVIES One of the great films of noir intrigue, "The Mystery of the Double Cross" finds a man bound to inherit a fortune when a mysterious warning to, yep, avoid the "double cross" proves prescient after a woman bearing the mark enters his life. Coincidence or harbinger of doom? Either way, it's a must-see engagement of the episodic series in 8mm format. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. american cinematheque.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Daniel Day-Lewis' career was playing out before an audience of 2,000 at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre, but the two-time Oscar winner couldn't bear to watch the 10-minute highlight reel that played before last weekend's Santa Barbara International Film Festival tribute. "It was surreal," Day-Lewis said later. "And absolutely not my usual kind of thing. " So while clips from "My Left Foot" and "Gangs of New York" and a dozen other movies screened, Day-Lewis hid backstage, at one point letting out a sound somewhere between a cry and a scream.
NEWS
October 27, 1987 | United Press International
Ivan Beshoff--the last known survivor of the fabled 1905 mutiny on the Czarist battleship Potemkin, a harbinger to the October Revolution 12 years later--has died at the age of 104, it was announced today. Beshoff, long a favorite character in the Dublin neighborhood where he settled after fleeing Russia and where he owned a fish and chip shop, died Sunday.
NEWS
April 26, 1992
The first segment of "Dateline NBC" (March 31, NBC) entitled "Profits vs. Patriotism" was one of the shoddiest pieces of investigative journalism I can ever remember watching. The influence that tabloid journalism has had on network news is truly distressing. Hopefully, "Dateline NBC" is not a harbinger of NBC's news strategy for the coming decade. If so, I encourage the network to dump its news division. Jeremy D. Laws, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1997
We appreciate very much the Jan. 22 article "Vigil Honors Life of Man Fatally Shot." It serves as an ode to a young man whose death would now not be in vain if the message will be understood: Here is a man who is a hero by giving up his own life to save a life, and he was leading others into the righteous fold. There is just one item that I request that you, please, correct. In the 10th paragraph of the article it referred to me as "Victorio, himself a former street thug . . . " I feel that the use of the word "thug" (as defined in dictionaries)
OPINION
September 15, 1985
I commend the Tournament of Roses Assn. for selection of grand marshal of the 1986 Rose Parade. Humorist Erma Bombeck and I attended the same Pac 10 university. Maybe with one of our alumna being so involved with the Rose Bowl, our football team will get more inspired. This is a first for Erma Bombeck, a first for a journalist. Maybe this year will be a first for our alma mater, Arizona State. JOSEPH P. RIORDAN Palm Springs
FOOD
June 20, 2007 | Russ Parsons, Times Staff Writer
Peak season Zucchini flowers: So bright yellow they look nearly orange, zucchini flowers are almost irresistible to farmers market shoppers. Yet it seems many people don't know what to do with them once they've bought them. Three times one morning I was asked how to prepare them. My favorite way is to deep-fry them in a very light, almost tempura-like batter. Whisk enough ice water into flour that it thickens to the consistency of unwhipped cream.
OPINION
June 16, 2002
If you wanted to send a video postcard that illustrates the wave of change that continues to reshape Orange County, set up the cameras along Main Street and Newport Avenue in Tustin. The streets provide an insight into where Southern California has been and where it is going.
NEWS
November 13, 2012 | By David A. Keeps
Sidewalk sales are fixtures of some neighborhoods, but in the trendy, spendy design district of La Cienega Boulevard, such events take on a more glamorous guise. Hence, the courtyard sale in the garden between Pat McGann Gallery and Hollywood at Home on Thursday and Friday. If you love pillows and throws, catch this: Among the highlights of the sale are Indian dhurries, Bolivian blankets and batik and embroidery pillows from Pat McGann , who travels the world searching for unusual textiles.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012
MOVIES One of the great films of noir intrigue, "The Mystery of the Double Cross" finds a man bound to inherit a fortune when a mysterious warning to, yep, avoid the "double cross" proves prescient after a woman bearing the mark enters his life. Coincidence or harbinger of doom? Either way, it's a must-see engagement of the episodic series in 8mm format. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. american cinematheque.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2011 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
The ensemble prize at the SAG Awards is one of the most reliable prophets of Academy Award glory, and while Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild nominations clarified the front-runners for the best picture Oscar race, they may have muddied the outlook for the second tier of movies. The 2,100 nominating voters in the actors union picked "The Help," "The Artist," "The Descendants," "Midnight in Paris" and "Bridesmaids" for its cast award, SAG's honor for the year's top production. While "Bridesmaids," a raunchy comedy, was a mild surprise, the other four selections were favorites.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2011 | By Ken Bensinger, Stuart Pfeifer and Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times
It was the better mousetrap. From Silicon Valley to the White House, Solyndra's unique solar panels left everyone gasping for a piece of the action. Analysts gushed over the cylindrical design, so much more exciting than the dull, flat panels coming out of China. Company executives promised huge revenue, supporting thousands of permanent jobs, while a stream of state and federal politicians toured the Fremont plant, basking in what felt like the glow of the future. Investors, convinced that Solyndra was the big one, the harbinger of a solar boom, poured more than $1 billion into the company, with the U.S. government guaranteeing 50% more in loans.
NEWS
January 3, 2011 | Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
Surgeons make different choices in how they excise abnormal cells that are an early precursor to a breast cancer called ductal carcinoma, or DCIS. And surgeons make a wide range of recommendations on whether a woman diagnosed with DCIS should receive radiation therapy after surgery. Those physician differences, says an article published on Monday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , play a pretty significant role in predicting whether a woman who has been treated for DCIS will have a recurrence of the condition or a later diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. A group of researchers from the Rand Corp.
WORLD
July 7, 2009 | Laura King and Julian E. Barnes
As U.S. troops in Afghanistan suffered the largest one-day death toll in months Monday, military officials and experts warned Americans to brace for rising casualties as thousands of additional service members pour into the country to confront a resurgent Taliban. So far this year, 95 American troops have died in Afghanistan, including seven on Monday, according to the independent website icasualties.org. At the current rate, 2009 would be the deadliest for the U.S. in more than seven years of fighting, surpassing the number killed last year, the military said.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Seal Beach, a town that hasn't seen a new hotel in nearly half a century, has a $6-million hotel under construction that--overnight--will more than double the number of rooms inside the city limits. In most cities, only a skyscraper could accomplish such a task, but in Seal Beach three stories will do it, when the Palm hotel on Marina Avenue opens in May with 71 rooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2001
In the judgment of their peers in the acting profession, Jamie Bell in "Billy Elliot" and Benicio Del Toro in "Traffic" turned in two of the five best performances of the year 2000 and were among the five nominees selected for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards. By comparison, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences thought Javier Bardem in "Before Night Falls" and Ed Harris in "Pollock" turned in two of the best performances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2009 | Rich Connell
Los Angeles Councilman Bernard Parks, City Hall's budget committee chief who is warning that soaring payroll and pension costs threaten the city's financial stability, receives $22,000 a month in city retirement benefits, in addition to his $178,789 a year salary, records and interviews show.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2008 | Nicholas Riccardi, Riccardi is a Times staff writer.
Matthew Nichols was shocked to discover the apartment across from his had a methamphetamine lab. The revelation led him and his wife to flee their neighborhood east of downtown seven years ago and buy a house where they could raise their three children safely. Last week, drugs again intruded into Nichols' life, this time on a quiet suburban street hard up against the mountains that separate the city's sprawl from Lake Mead.
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