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May 29, 2013 | By Greg Braxton and Yvonne Villarreal
OWN's first scripted drama, Tyler Perry's "The Have and the Have Nots," got off to a great start among viewers, scoring record ratings, but was blasted by some critics. The creative marriage between Perry and Oprah Winfrey -- at least for now -- seems to be a match made in ratings heaven for Winfrey's OWN. Tuesday's back-to-back episodes of “The Haves and the Have Nots” were the network's highest-rated premiere “ever,” according to a release from OWN. The 9 p.m. airing delivered 1.77 million viewers (1.57 million of them women age 25-54)
April 12, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Bighorn sheep are skilled mountain climbers. But one group recently made it over the Sierra Nevada crest in record time. As part of an ongoing effort to return endangered Sierra Nevada bighorns to more of their historical range, state and federal wildlife workers captured 14 of the animals in the Inyo National Forest and transported them by helicopter to the Big Arroyo area of Sequoia National Park on the range's west side. The four rams and 10 ewes, all but one of which was pregnant, were moved in late March to a part of the Sierra that bighorns have not occupied for more than a century.
October 25, 1987
In 1964, my fellow students and I feared the election of (GOP presidential candidate) Barry Goldwater; we envisioned a greater gap between the haves and the have-nots, reckless military excursions and a huge decrease in social services. Now that Ronald Reagan is President, all this has come to pass. Luckily, his term of office is almost over. Too bad there is no statesman waiting in the wings. ROXANE ALKASLASSY Sherman Oaks
April 4, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
A look at the NCAA tournament semifinal between the seventh-seeded Connecuticut Huskies (30-8) and the first-seeded and top-ranked Florida Gators (36-2). When: Today, 3:09 p.m. TV: TBS Breakdown: Florida is the only No. 1-seeded team to survive the two-week tournament gantlet and got to Texas by defeating four teams with a total seeding number of 40: Albany (16), Pittsburgh (9), UCLA (4) and Dayton (11). The Gators' last defeat was Dec. 2 against Connecticut. The Gators are led by four seniors: Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Casey Prather and Will Yeguete.
June 18, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Tyler Perry was tweeting up a storm during the May premiere of "The Haves and the Have Nots," his first TV drama for OWN, the network co-owned by his longtime friend Oprah Winfrey. "Keep watching this show. It is going to BLOW YOUR MIND from week to week," tweeted Perry to his 2.5 million followers about his soap opera that revolves around a wealthy white family and the black hired help. "Now tomorrow, make sure you talk about how good this show is at your job, OK?" About a month after the launch of Perry's show - and another, a comedy called "Love Thy Neighbor" - people are still talking about the new OWN lineup, though not always positively.
May 31, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "It's time for boards to limit CEOs' compensation," May 24: CEO salaries have been a major part of the increasing disparity between the haves and the have-nots for some time. It is past time when members of boards of directors exercised their responsibilities to help stabilize our economy. Karl Strandber Long Beach
October 21, 1990
There's been so much discussion of late about changing the airport name back to Orange County Airport that I would like to offer another idea. I think the airport should be named after someone who typifies Orange County, someone who symbolizes the county's greed and devotion to the haves taking it all from the have-nots. With this in mind, I would like to suggest that the airport be named the Donald Bren Airport. DONNA LAMPSON, Irvine
August 9, 1990
During Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, Herblock did a cartoon of him telling tenement dwellers, "Why don't you go out and inherit a department store like I did?" The angry and abrasive "Get a life!" sounds like the '90s version of that attitude, the haves telling the have-nots to get a job, house and bank account so we don't have to look at you any more--and don't have to think about the complex sacrifices it would take to solve the tragic problems of the disadvantaged. SAUL KAHAN Los Angeles
February 4, 1990
It makes this 62-year-old second-generation native Seattleite more resentful towards those Californians who have chosen to migrate to our beautiful state of Washington after reading Richard Sybert's "Northwesterners Can Just Knock It Off" (Op-Ed Page, Jan. 22). The attitude of those Californians is everything is there for the taking. The first thing the relocated Californian does is put up a 6-foot fence with a "Keep Out" sign on his inflated purchase. Then they proceed to tell us what is wrong with our area and how it was done in California.
June 1, 1985
There are few things as irritating as reading rich athletes, who have accumulated their wealth being good at some game, commenting on the problems of society. The absurdity of taking these athletes' opinions seriously on any matters other than the sports which they play is underscored once again by your recent article on Arnold Palmer. Since Adam Smith at the dawn of capitalism in the early 19th Century, economists have understood that artificially high unemployment is one of capitalism's mechanisms for keeping wages low and profits high.
March 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Even on the other side of the world, the Dodgers have been cast as the villains. The buildup to their season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks is reminiscent of the scenario the Dodgers faced when they played the St. Louis Cardinals last year during the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers' wealth and perceived arrogance have made them the bad guys here. Catcher A.J. Ellis wasn't surprised. "We're the bad guys back in the States," Ellis said.
March 3, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers didn't overlook the Suns during their first meeting last December at Staples Center, but Los Angeles was surprised at just how good Phoenix was. The Clippers, who play the Suns on Tuesday night in Phoenix, recalled what happened during that 19-point loss to the Suns. "They killed us," Blake Griffin said after practice Monday. "They dominated almost every aspect. They got all the '50-50' balls. Offensive rebounds. Ran on us. Hit threes. Everything. " The Suns scored 107 points on the Clippers in that game and they shot 12 for 31 (38.7%)
February 24, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz.  - Mike Trout had not wanted to discuss his potential nine-figure payday other than to call the reports of a massive contract extension "pretty funny. " What exactly did he find funny? "The numbers they throw out," Trout said Monday. "It's crazy what people are saying, and throwing out numbers like that. I'm in a spot where I wouldn't have thought I would be before my career was over. " That spot is going to come with a pretty high number, right? "No comment," Trout said with a smile.
February 15, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. men are still on the alpine clock in Sochi and haven't made very good time. The second Olympic weekend is almost put to bed and the Americans have yet to hang anything resembling a medal around their necks. They are on pace to match the Austrian men, who shockingly failed to win a medal four years ago in Vancouver, Canada. If Bode Miller and his boys are going to get their skis turned around in Sunday's super-giant slalom at Rosa Khutor, though, they'll probably have to go through Norway.
January 17, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding more judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to "remain vigilant in the face of threats. " In a speech Friday meant to quell concerns about U.S. spy practices, Obama said he recognized the unease many Americans have felt in the seven months since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden began to reveal details about the NSA's activities.
November 2, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
LAKERS VS. ATLANTA When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 1-2; Hawks 1-1. Record vs. Hawks (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Lakers haven't lost at home to Atlanta since 2006. The Hawks made over their frontcourt during the off-season, adding former Utah forward Paul Millsap after losing Josh Smith to Detroit via free agency. Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is off to a hot start, averaging 20.5 points and 10.5 assists.
May 17, 1992
The Tofflers' perspective on the loss of Second Wave industrial age jobs to a technological Third Wave ignores the human context in which changes are taking place. The ultimate challenge of the Third Wave society will consist of integrating "Global Village" technology with the broad spectrum of human talents. Otherwise, we are faced with a world where the term "haves and have-nots" will refer to those with certain technical abilities and those without, revealing a new class structure based solely upon the qualitative nature of one's inborn talents.
December 18, 1999
On a rainy night, I had flown to Manhattan. Walking to a hotel, I was drenched in seconds. In a recessed doorway, I saw a man huddled on the ground. I hurried into the hotel, rushed up to the registration desk and in a loud and excited voice announced: "There's a man lying on the street just around the corner!" The look in the eyes of the clerks told it all. It was if they were saying: Welcome to Planet Earth, the society with haves and have-nots. EMMA GOTTLIEB-ELLINOY Seal Beach I was about 7 years old in 1955.
October 28, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's all his doing. Cary Agos, the cryptically cool , ambitious Harvard-educated lawyer played by Matt Czuchry on CBS legal drama "The Good Wife," got us here. He's the one that wanted to break free from Lockhart/Gardner, the central law firm in the series, to start his own enterprise. He's the one who cajoled Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) to ditch the partnership she had recently secured -- alongside her former lovaah Will Gardner (Josh Charles) -- to join him. He's the one to send thank-you cards to because in Sunday's episode, aptly titled "Hitting the Fan," everything Cary had set in motion came to a head.
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