November 27, 2012 |
ANGOLA, La. - In the middle of the rodeo arena, the four men could smell manure from the animal pens and cracklins and caramel corn from the stands as they steadied themselves in their plastic lawn chairs, spread their hands on the red card table in front of them and planted their feet in the mud. They were bracing for the bull. Once it was turned loose, the last one sitting in this game called Convict Poker would win. They looked almost identical in their black helmets, protective vests and striped uniforms.
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January 25, 2009
February 21, 2013 |
City of Hope, a leading cancer hospital and medical research center, has tapped one of its veteran leaders to take over as chief executive in January. Dr. Michael Friedman, 69, said he plans to retire as CEO at year's end after 10 years at the helm. Robert Stone, 44, currently City of Hope's president and an executive there since 1996, will take the top job in January. Quiz: How much do you know about healthcare? The prestigious medical center has been a fixture in the San Gabriel Valley for the last century.
February 15, 2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo Random House: 266 pp., $27
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December 18, 2010 |
Los Angeles Auto Show co-owner Lisa Kaz and filmmaker Jonathan Yudis have their work cut out for them as producers of a proposed $12-million movie about the life of Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda, who introduced America to yoga in the 1920s. Kaz attends Ananda Worldwide and Yudis the Self-Realization Fellowship, California-based religious organizations that have long been at odds, although they share the same meditation techniques and spiritual master: Yogananda. "Since our master was all about harmony and compassion, it's a shame that there is still so much bitterness between Ananda and the fellowship," Kaz said.
January 15, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian would really like to be divorced before her baby with Kanye West is born - so she told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the "Today" show Tuesday. Kardashian's divorce, which she filed after 72 days of marriage, has been dragging on for more than a year now, although the judge said last year that the couple would be split for good in 2013. Gifford, however, brought up the idea that there was a good chance the baby, due in July, would be born before the divorce was in the books.
June 11, 2012 |
Although the road to the first Stanley Cup championship might have become more difficult for the Kings after consecutive losses to the New Jersey Devils, their fans aren't hitting the panic button - yet. “It's going to happen tonight. It has to happen tonight,” said Paul Dockstader, who is a Kings season-ticket holder with his wife, Janette. “Otherwise, as every Kings fan imagines, it will go to Game 7, and we'll be doomed. “I expect them to win tonight, and I'm afraid for Game 7.” Janette, donning the jersey of her favorite player, Jeff Carter, said a loss does not necessarily spell doom for Los Angeles.
June 8, 1998
Paul Morse, a Times photographer, his dad, John, 62, and 2,600 others bicycled in the California AIDS Ride 5 last week, a 560-mile, seven-day fund-raiser. Morse's pictures from the trip provide a glimpse into the emotion of the ride, and the help of dedicated volunteers. "Riders will return to the bottom of a grueling milelong hill to ride next to and support slower riders," said Morse. He was inspired to participate by his father, who rode last year.
December 14, 1996 |
In a move made sooner than they had planned, the Kings called up veteran center Neal Broten from the Phoenix Roadrunners, their International Hockey League affiliate. Broten, 37, acquired from New Jersey last month, joined the team Friday morning after playing three games in three days with the Roadrunners. "He's a crafty center man and a good skater," Coach Larry Robinson said. "We're hoping that he can come in and be the guy who can get the puck to Kevin [Stevens]."
July 27, 2012 |
LONDON - It was early Friday night here, and neither Don Porter nor Jessica Mendoza was in a good place. Limos were gathering the VIPs from the VIP hotels along Park Lane. Soon, the opening ceremony of the London Olympics would begin. They were to be, as all Olympic openings have become, an artistic springboard to an athletic extravaganza. Porter sat in an empty lounge alcove of the Grosvenor House Hotel and watched the hustle and bustle of departing dignitaries. He attended his first Games in 1968 in Mexico City, and with the exception of the U.S.-boycotted Moscow Games and the Munich Games in 1972, he had been to every Olympic Summer opener since 1976 in Montreal.