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April 19, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
E. Hamilton Lee, who was flying planes just 13 years after the Wright Brothers took flight at Kitty Hawk, celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday by flying as co-pilot on a DC-3 from Ontario to Van Nuys Airport. "Good, good, good," but "a little rough," said Lee, known in aviation circles as the dean of airline pilots, as he emerged from the plane, his trademark cigar dangling from his mouth. Lee, the first civilian pilot to fly the U.S.
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SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Palos Verdes has taken home multiple awards in the CIF Southern Section Academic Awards program for best team GPA. Awards were given out in 22 sports. Palos Verdes had the highest GPAs in baseball (3.59), boys' soccer (3.52) and girls' water polo. Corona del Mar, which won the state Division III bowl game in football, also won the team award with a GPA of 3.35. The big winner, though, was San Marcos, which won six team titles _ boys' basketball (3.75), boys' golf (3.77)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's Deputy Steven Elmore, 22, was working an afternoon shift at the central jail in November when a new inmate climbed a fence to the fourth floor and threatened to jump to his death. Screaming that his marriage and his life were falling apart, the man would not let anyone talk to him except for Elmore, who was on a landing above the fence. After nearly two hours of counseling, the deputy coaxed the inmate to climb down.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
AUSTIN, Texas - President Obama has tried to model Abraham Lincoln's team of rivals and Teddy Roosevelt's power of the bully pulpit. He's lauded Ronald Reagan's communication skills and linked himself to the Kennedy clan. He's praised his onetime nemesis, George W. Bush, as well as his onetime adversary, Bill Clinton. But Obama has rarely cozied up to the predecessor some argue did more than any other modern president to pave the way for his election as the nation's first black president: Lyndon B. Johnson.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
Hopes that the three surviving Beatles would stage a mini-reunion at Wednesday night's third annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner were dashed by Paul McCartney. And that led to some bad vibrations from the Beach Boys' Mike Love.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2013 | By David Ng
As the Vienna Philharmonic prepares for its annual New Year's Day concert that will be seen by television viewers around the world, the renowned orchestra has decided to withdraw honors that it bestowed upon several members of the Nazi Party during World War II. The orchestra had honored at least six high-ranking members of the Nazi Party with its so-called "rings of honor" and other awards. Orchestra leaders decided to posthumously revoke those awards in October, but the news was first reported Friday by Reuters . Among those party members whose awards were revoked are Baldur von Schirach, the Vienna governor from 1940 to 1945; Arthur Seyss-Inquart, an Adolf Hitler cabinet minister; and SS leader Albert Reitter.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
KCET announced that "SoCal Connected" will air a special episode Monday in memory of Huell Howser, the longtime host of KCET's "California's Gold," "Visiting With Huell Howser," "California's Golden Parks" and "California's Green. " Cameraman Luis Fuerte, who worked with Howser for most of his career, and producer Phil Noyes will share their memories along with author and historian D.J. Waldie. KCET executives Al Jerome and Mary Mazur are also scheduled to appear. The special airs at 5:30 p.m. and repeats at 10. ALSO: Huell Howser dies at 67 Huell Howser: Career in pictures Huell Howser: On "California's Gold," he was main attraction
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2012 | By Susan King
Richard Gere, who earned a Golden Globe nomination last week for "Arbitrage," will receive the Chairman's Award at the 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on  Jan. 5. "Throughout his career Richard Gere has established himself as an accomplished actor and producer and yet still finds time to support crucial cultural and humanitarian causes," said festival chairman Harold Matzner in...
NEWS
December 6, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style honored LVMH-owned Italian jewelry brand Bulgari at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, with actress Drew Barrymore presenting a Robert Graham-designed torso statuette to Nicola Bulgari and the city's mayor reading an official proclamation declaring Dec. 5, 2012, "Bulgari Day. " Bulgari, the 20th recipient of the award, will be commemorated with a permanent (but yet-to-be embedded) bronze sidewalk plaque bearing Nicola Bulgari's signature and the quote: "Style is an everlasting impression and jewelry is a passion that is passed through generations.
SPORTS
January 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Ed Croson of West Hills Chaminade has been named the coach of the year by CalHiSports.com. Croson guided Chaminade to a CIF state championship Division II bowl victory.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier was named on Monday the most outstanding player of the NCAA tournament Final Four. He was joined on the team by Julius Randle of Kentucky and Connecticut's Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels . Meanwhile, though no teams from Los Angeles made it to this year's title game, the Southland did provide some of the talent. Connecticut second-year Coach Kevin Ollie claims North Texas as home but attended Crenshaw High. He starred at Connecticut and spent 13 years in the NBA before joining Jim Calhoun 's coaching staff.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Longtime Van Nuys Grant Coach Howard Levine will receive a lifetime achievement award as part of the L.A. Classic All-Star Basketball Game that will be held on Saturday at East L.A. College. The event matches top players from the City Section. The Valley region plays the South region at 3:30 p.m., followed by East vs. the West at 5 p.m. Players from Chatsworth, Cleveland, El Camino Real and Cleveland are scheduled to play for the Valley Region. Admission is $10. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Whether Frederik Andersen will start a fourth consecutive game as the Ducks' goalie Friday versus the Nashville Predators is something Coach Bruce Boudreau kept to himself Thursday. But when asked whether Andersen belongs in the conversation about NHL rookie of the year, Boudreau was far more forthcoming. "I would love just to hear his name mentioned," Boudreau said of the 6-foot-4, 230-pound backup, who won all three of those starts for the Pacific-Division leaders while Jonas Hiller rested.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By David Colker
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said her husband, George Ryon. For Angelenos, some of whom visit homes for sale even if they're not looking to buy, Ryon's column quickly became a guilty-pleasure must-read. The first column, which appeared Nov. 25, 1984, led with Johnny Carson buying a house in Malibu for $9.5 million, at the time the most ever paid in that area for a single-family home.
NATIONAL
March 18, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at an emotional White House ceremony. "As one family member has said, this is long overdue," Obama told the single largest group of Medal of Honor recipients since 1945. The presentation came after Congress in a 2002 defense bill ordered a review of thousands of war records to determine whether Latino and Jewish veterans were denied the nation's highest military decoration because of discrimination.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The REDCAT Gala, honoring musician and philanthropist Herb Alpert. REDCAT , a.k.a. the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, is downtown L.A.'s innovative, experimental arts venue for the California Institute of the Arts . The honoree: Although the annual affair usually pays tribute to an artist and an arts supporter, CalArts president Steven Lavine said REDCAT's advisory council figured the legendary trumpeter of the...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By David Ng
The California African American Museum will bestow honors on actor Sidney Poitier and artist John Outterbridge at its annual gala this fall, museum officials said. Poitier and Outterbridge are to receive the museum's Lifetime Achievement Awards at a dinner on Oct. 6. Outterbridge is a Los Angeles-based artist who has focused on sculpture, assemblage and installations during his lengthy career. He served as the director of the Watts Towers Arts Center in L.A. from 1975 to 1992. His work was featured prominently in exhibitions during the Pacific Standard Time initiative, the recent survey of Southern California art organized by the Getty.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Susan King
Although the Screen Actors Guild Awards don't start until 5 p.m.,  the guild has announced the winners of the honors for action performances by film and television stunt ensembles. The box office hit "Lone Survivor" received the award for film, and HBO's "Game of Thrones" was the recipient for television. PHOTOS: SAG nominations 2014: Nominee reactions The announcements were made by actors Scott Bakula and Shelley Fabares live on the "20th Annual SAG Awards Red Carpet Show" webcast and tbs.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Susan King
The USC School of Dramatic Arts is honoring two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda ("Klute," "Coming Home") with the Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists. The 76-year-old actress, the daughter of fellow Oscar winner Henry Fonda and brother of Academy Award-nominee Peter Fonda, will receive the honor at a  gala fund-raiser Nov. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The award was created in 2009 for its first recipient, Robert Redford, who has appeared with Fonda in three films -- 1966's "The Chase," 1967's "Barefoot the Park" and 1979's "The Electric Horseman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014
Ola Lee Mize Medal of Honor recipient dies at 82 Ola Lee Mize, 82, a Medal of Honor recipient who fended off enemy assaults and rescued wounded soldiers during the Korean War, died Wednesday in Gadsden, Ala., after a long illness. His death was confirmed by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Mize was an Army master sergeant in June 1953 when his company was caught in a heavy attack near Surang-ni, South Korea. He endured an intense barrage to rescue a wounded soldier, then routed enemy soldiers who had penetrated the Americans' trenches, inflicting heavy casualties.
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