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June 15, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Five days of World Cup calm ended with a volley of bottles and chairs as dozens of German hooligans clashed with police Wednesday in Dortmund before their country's pivotal win over Poland. It was homegrown hooligans who lashed out about two hours before the late evening kickoff after police confronted them in a central square. By the time rain began falling after midnight, police said they had arrested more than 300 German and Polish hooligans -- at least 120 Germans in the central square.
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WORLD
October 23, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who were jailed last month after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic, charging them instead with hooliganism. An investigation led officials to issue the less severe charges of hooliganism, which carry a maximum penalty of seven years, instead of piracy, which could mean up to 15 years in prison, Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement. “A big volume of work was conducted by the investigators, which established an objective picture of the events that happened,” investigative committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said late Wednesday on the agency's website.
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SPORTS
June 22, 1996
William Montalbano's soccer article of June 15 incorrectly implied that English hooligans were responsible for two tragedies in England--the Bradford stadium fire and the crushing deaths of 95 fans at Hillsborough stadium. Still that should come as no surprise, since his lengthy article (the kind of soccer story that The Times always seems to have space for) was essentially a titillation piece. I expect a Times sports section article to be about something substantial and current, not sensationalist muckraking tabloid journalism.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
When Bruno Mars made it big a couple of years ago with his debut, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," the impeccably attired singer did it with such conclusive style that you never really thought about the effort he put into his image. In an era of amateur-driven "American"/"Voice"/"Factor" pop, here was a guy who seemed to have appeared fully formed one day: a pompadoured crooner in the tradition of Frankie Lymon, yet remade with modern trimmings that appealed to a crowd raised on X-rated hip-hop and post-everything boy bands.
SPORTS
June 1, 1991
As a longtime soccer fan, I really take umbrage at Randy Harvey's comments (May 26) when he wrote: "Think about Main Street, USA. Think about hundreds, thousands, of English, Dutch, German or Italian hooligans shouting obscenities, smashing car and store windows, looting, fighting." I suggest that he rewrite this sentence as follows: "Think about Main Street, Westwood, USA. Think about hundreds of American hooligans shouting obscenities, smashing car and store windows, looting, fighting."
SPORTS
June 9, 1989
Police in Pisa, Italy, will tighten security for Sunday's championship game between Pisa and A.C. Milan in the wake of reports that Roma fans are planning to avenge the death of Antonio De Falchi, 19, a Roma follower who died of heart failure after an attack June 4 by hooligans outside Milan's stadium.
SPORTS
June 30, 1990
You do your readers a disservice by sending Mike Downey to cover the World Cup and put down the American team. I wish the hooligans would find him and play a little pickup game in the street with his head. GREG S. LOGAN South Gate
OPINION
May 24, 2002
I've just read "Beware the Soccer Hooligans" (May 22), on the likelihood of unruly World Cup enthusiasts invading Japan, and I'm left with two questions: Who invited the World Cup to Japan, and why? You reported that the country has a special national anti-hooligan budget of $35.6million and that "thousands of Japanese police have fanned out to warn businesses of the danger of hooligans." The specter supposedly raises fears throughout the country, with one member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party quoted: "We must also brace against unwanted babies being conceived by foreigners who rape our women.
OPINION
June 5, 2003
Re "Backers Bet on 2nd Tier of Sports," June 1: With the opening of Home Depot Center in Carson, some residents are concerned that hooligans will invade their neighborhoods wreaking havoc? Fat chance. Of all the reports of soccer hooliganism The Times has dwelt on in the past, how many incidents occurred in the United States? Galaxy supporters are not European hoolies. Cheer, drink and sing we will. But fear not, for we are nothing like those lovable, car-burning Laker fans -- themselves nothing more than frustrated Raider fans in disguise.
NEWS
September 17, 1987
Accolades to David Johnston and The Times in the attempt to apprise local inhabitants of problems in Los Angeles City public parks. Will this article awaken people (to the fact) that there are problems, and steps must be taken to correct them? Or will the lethargy and apathy of our society prevail, leading to the surrender of our public parks to unwelcomed intruders (gangs and/or private interests, etc.)? Will people react to protect our precious parkland, or sit back, wait and dream that funding will solve our problems?
WORLD
February 1, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
An Egyptian soccer match between two longtime rivals descended into a violent echo of the bloodiest days of last year's revolution as hooligans supporting the winning team stormed the field, attacking opposing players and fans in clashes that reportedly killed at least 73 people. The fighting on the pitch quickly took on broader political overtones. The Muslim Brotherhood, which controls nearly half of the new parliament, laid blame for the bloodshed on thugs connected to toppled President Hosni Mubarak who are plotting to destabilize the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2011
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2011
MUSIC Just because the Smiths broke up in 1987 doesn't mean the curtain has to drop. Thanks to the band's premiere tribute act Sweet & Tender Hooligans, which has been paying homage to Morrissey's pioneering indie-pop outfit for nearly 20 years, you can still hear songs like "Girlfriend in a Coma" and "This Charming Man" live. House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 8 p.m. Fri. $19.50. http://www.houseofblues.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2011 | By Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
A community coalition formed after the Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow called Thursday for a government audit of the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control because the agency has not issued a citation at the ballpark since the 1990s. "It seems like they're just ignoring the problem," Richard Zaldivar, who launched the coalition, said of the ABC's response to growing complaints about drunken hooliganism at the stadium. The Times reported last month that the ABC, the authority that enforces alcohol-licensing rules, last cited a Dodger vendor for a violation in 1999.
SPORTS
June 15, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Five days of World Cup calm ended with a volley of bottles and chairs as dozens of German hooligans clashed with police Wednesday in Dortmund before their country's pivotal win over Poland. It was homegrown hooligans who lashed out about two hours before the late evening kickoff after police confronted them in a central square. By the time rain began falling after midnight, police said they had arrested more than 300 German and Polish hooligans -- at least 120 Germans in the central square.
WORLD
June 10, 2006 | Jeffrey Fleishman, Times Staff Writer
The World Cup opened in Germany on Friday as security forces prepared for terrorism, racial attacks, hooligan violence and neo-Nazi rallies aimed at rousing the past and spoiling the nation's image before a global audience. The monthlong soccer tournament will be played in 12 cities, creating a massive security grid of hundreds of thousands of police officers, surveillance equipment, bomb-sniffing dogs, intelligence operatives, fighter jets and other anti-terrorist tools of the post-Sept.
MAGAZINE
April 14, 2002 | TERRY MCDERMOTT
The beginning of the end of life as we know it occurred here, on a beaten patch of asphalt out in the vast, flat no man's land of greater Los Angeles. The beginning of the end came unannounced. There was no salute, no blast of trumpets or heavenly choir. It came in the sunken heat of summer at an abandoned drive-in movie theater called the Roadium. The Roadium was graced by a grand arched gate that, in its day, promised entry to whatever secret kingdom Hollywood could conjure.
SPORTS
July 5, 1998 | Associated Press
One of England's greatest soccer heroes says fan violence won't derail the country's bid to stage the World Cup in 2006. Already facing Germany and South Africa in a vote to be taken in June 2000, England's bidders have had to deal with the distraction of thugs wearing the flag and colors of their national team running round Marseille, Toulouse and Lens beating up local residents and police.
SPORTS
June 2, 2006 | Janet Stobart, Times Staff Writer
LONDON -- British police are gearing up to help prevent violence from soccer hooligans at the World Cup that begins next Friday. A team of British policemen, intelligence officers and lawyers will travel to Germany to help local police with arrests and speedy prosecution of violent, drunken and over-exuberant fans who breach the law. Britain is also preventing known troublemakers from leaving the country throughout the monthlong World Cup.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"Green Street Hooligans" serves up a lot of bone-crushing violence in an offbeat context with considerable style and energy, but the steady diet of brutal street fighting makes it all but impossible to connect with this picture, despite whatever visceral appeal it may offer. Elijah Wood's Matt Buckner is a Harvard journalism major two months from graduation when he's expelled for dealing drugs.
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