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May 29, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Well, it's official: The nine most frightening words to cross a television screen are: "Executive Produced, Created, Written and Directed By Tyler Perry. " They are main credits of "The Haves and the Have-Nots," a nighttime soap opera that debuted on OWN Tuesday night, marking the beginning of a much touted collaboration between Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Advance screeners were not made available to critics; one can only assume OWN hoped to prevent us from rising en masse to prevent "The Haves and Have-Nots" from ever airing before staging intervention with Winfrey, who has apparently lost her mind.
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
November 25, 2012
Re "The battle of the coalitions," Opinion, Nov. 13 Ronald Brownstein describes the sharp differences between the Democratic "Coalition of Transformation" and the Republican "Coalition of Restoration. " It seems to me this is a re-characterization of the age-old struggle between the haves and the have-nots: The haves want to keep what they have, and the have-nots want a more equitable sharing of wealth and income. Economist Joseph Stiglitz, in his book "The Price of Inequality," argues that growing inequality inhibits economic growth and blocks wealth and income mobility.
April 27, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Tom Kington
Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter's Square and elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church that two ex-popes were canonized in the same event. Although the focus was on the late pontiffs, the elaborate ceremony and the global attention it generated seemed likely to provide another boost for the soaring reputation of Francis.
June 25, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
OWN has decided it would like to have some more of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots": The network has doubled its episode order for the drama. The cable network announced Tuesday it has ordered an additional 16 episodes of the Tuesday drama -- bringing its season total to 32 episodes. The current cycle of episodes, now in play, will run through Sept. 3, with the second half of the season to roll out in early 2014. PHOTOS: Cable vs. broadcast ratings Despite less-than glowing reviews, "The Haves and the Have Nots" -- along with Perry's other launch "Love Thy Neighbor" -- has been a ratings force for the network.
March 28, 2009
Re "No Star Turns in Obama's Sweep," by Tina Daunt, March 20: You're kidding, right? Perhaps I live in a dream world, but I like to think most celebrities championed Barack Obama's election because of what good they felt he could do for the country -- not their delicate egos. By any comparison, they are among the fewer and fewer "haves" in what is now a "have-not" country. And it is to those millions of "have-nots" that President Obama owes all of his time, energy and visibility right now. Tim Bornheimer Los Angeles
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.
March 23, 2013 | Sam Farmer
PHOENIX - The NFL's eight new head coaches have yet to conduct a practice, or even solidify their rosters, but already they can be roughly divided into three groups. The haves, the might-haves and the have-nots. That's those who have an answer at quarterback, those who might, and those who clearly don't. "It's like a writer without a pen; there's a problem," Kansas City's Andy Reid said at the league's annual owners meetings last week. "You've got to make sure that you've got that position taken care of. " Reid feels good about his situation, having traded for San Francisco's Alex Smith.
April 29, 2012
"Tomboy Style" author Lizzie Garrett Mettler shares her must-haves for spring. They incorporate this season's trends — like colorful jeans — with classic tomboy staples such as a striped tee.
September 16, 1990
The issue of whether to punish casual marijuana use more severely, like the issues of flag burning, the death penalty and abortion, is merely another ploy by politicians to exploit and perpetuate mass ignorance. These issues divide friends and communities; they obscure more vital issues like pollution, discrimination, homelessness and the budget and trade deficits, to name a few. Our country has become a populace of haves and have-nots where the haves demand minimal governmental intrusion into private economic affairs while they push for maximum intrusion into the lives of less fortunate people.
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Zamosky
Arlette Lozano came to this country 18 years ago from Mexico at age 8 when her mother sent her and her 3-year-old brother across the border with the help of a coyote - someone paid to smuggle people across the border. There wasn't enough money for their mother to travel with them, so the children came alone to meet an aunt living in East Los Angeles. "It was very scary," Lozano recalls. "I remember my mom telling me not to fall asleep because they can kidnap us. " Lozano, now a 26-year-old student at UCLA with a double major in global studies and anthropology, grew up in Fullerton with her brother and mother, who eventually made her way to the U.S. Despite distant memories of the dangerous trek she and her brother took years ago, she says she knows no other life than the one she's lived here in America.
April 27, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
An albino variety of California kingsnake popular in the pet trade has infested the Canary Islands, decimating native bird, mammal and lizard species that have had no time to evolve evasive patterns in what was once a stable ecology northwest of Africa. Unchecked by natural predators, the kingsnake population has exploded, say U.S. Geological Survey biologists helping the Spanish archipelago attempt to control the highly adaptive and secretive predators. "The kingsnakes in question are from a species found in San Diego and bred in captivity," said Robert Fisher, a research biologist with the USGS.
April 27, 2014 | By Jen Leo
If Mom and Dad refuse to give you money for your travels, this website offers hope. Name: What it does: Helps travelers crowd fund their global adventures. Cost: Varies depending on whether you have a fixed or flexible funding campaign. There's also a PayPal fee (the method used to collect donations). What's hot: I love that many of the trips are purpose-driven. Your "funding campaign" is placed in a category such as "Charity and Volunteering," "Education and Research," "Music and Arts," "Meaningful" and more.
April 26, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - It's taken them longer than they wanted, but the Ducks have found a formula to beat the fast, physical Dallas Stars. Now it's just a matter of proving it translates to the enemy ground of American Airlines Center. "You want to finish it here. That's our mind-set," Ducks forward Corey Perry said Saturday. Friday's 6-2 victory in Anaheim gave the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series with Game 6 Sunday in Dallas, where both of the Ducks' losses have occurred.
April 26, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DALLAS - The Ducks have been here before, and not just in the physical sense. Of course they've been to American Airlines Center, where they lost the third and fourth games of their playoff series against the Dallas Stars and surrendered the edge they'd earned by winning the first two games at home. But by overpowering Dallas, 6-2, at Honda Center on Friday, the Ducks took a 3-2 series lead and moved into position to close out the series Sunday. They've been there, too, needing a road win to wrap up a playoff series, but didn't do it. It was just last season.
April 26, 2014 | By James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest - the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Northridge: Above the desk on the left side of his office is an acknowledgment of what Marcelo Leonardi considers to be his proudest accomplishment as Cal State Northridge's women's water polo coach.
May 8, 2003
I should know better than to read the paper before breakfast. President Bush wants to cut the dividend tax because it is a form of "double taxation" (May 6). Corporations do not pay their fair share of taxes, and to pretend that they do is a baldfaced lie. Adding insult to injury is for Bush to disingenuously suggest that "capitalism must have honesty in the boardrooms of American corporations." Barf! He needs to tell that to his buddy Ken Lay. Yeah, Enron was a job-creation bonanza! Carol Grier Ojai It always amazes me when I read letters from the have-nots expressing their disdain for any tax cuts for the haves (May 3)
May 21, 2000
Kudos on the excellent edition about, in my opinion, the American city that most resembles Europe ("San Francisco: New Reasons to Love It," May 7). If someone from a foreign country wants to find out about that city, all they have to do is pick up that edition. The only downside for San Francisco is that it is becoming out of range to most middle-class Americans. The disparity between the haves and the have-nots is increasing annually. The revitalizing of San Francisco is clearly geared to those who "have."
April 25, 2014 | Valerie J. Nelson
Far older than most of the regulars at his weekly South Bay swing-dancing class, the World War II veteran invariably shuffles in, sidles up to his instructor and unwittingly gives voice to a scientific truth: "I'm here for my anti-aging therapy and happiness treatment. " Dancing has long been lauded as a great physical workout, yet research has increasingly shown that social dancing, such as swing, a lively, improvisational style that requires rapid-fire decision-making in concert with a partner, is also beneficial to both mind and spirit.
April 24, 2014 | By Nabih Bulos
AMMAN, Jordan -- Video has surfaced that appears to show antitank guided missiles in the hands of a rebel faction operating in southern Syria, the latest indication that sophisticated U.S. weaponry is making its way to antigovernment fighters in Syria. The video, posted April 13 on YouTube, seems to depict a fighter from a group called the Omari Brigades firing a BGM-71 TOW missile at what appears to be a bunkered Syrian army tank. Although other videos circulating on the Internet have shown rebel groups in northern Syria firing TOW missiles, this marks the first time the U.S.-made weapon has appeared publicly in the arsenal of insurgents in southern Syria, a key front close to the Jordanian border.
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