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SPORTS
July 27, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from San Diego — In his third season in the majors, Hiroki Kuroda has an increased understanding of American culture — enough to understand the concept that he could be jinxed by the written word. So when initially approached Tuesday, Kuroda smiled and used his left hand to simulate the sealing of his lips. The reason? He starts on Wednesday. The last time he had something written about him in this newspaper on the day he started was on July 2. He was pounded by the Arizona Diamondbacks for six runs in a season-low 1 2/3 innings.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's tweet over the weekend -- dismissing the notion that the FCC would pursue action against stations that broadcast Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's F-bomb in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing -- may be the most talked about 140-character missive ever from a government official -- or at least one that didn't involve photos of his anatomy. “David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today's Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston,” Genachowski tweeted.
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NEWS
February 7, 1986 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
After five years of keeping a very low profile, the Trusteeship for Women is finally looking for attention. The Trusteeship is that hush-hush organization of high-powered women--an organization whose main purpose is the "bringing together of eminent women."
SPORTS
September 18, 2012 | By David Wharton
Picture this: As the USC football team finishes its morning practice a few days before the UCLA game, quarterback Matt Barkley rolls right and twists his knee, falling in a heap. Trainers rush to his side, waving for a cart to transport him to the locker room. A dozen reporters watch from the sideline but, according to strict new policies at USC, they must pretend it never happened. Welcome to the Pac-12 Conference's version of the post-Information Age, where coaches across this traditionally open and accessible conference are treating injuries like a national secret.
TRAVEL
August 30, 2009 | Dan Blackburn
You might say it was a family challenge. My daughter Courtney was graduating from high school, so I asked what she wanted to do to celebrate. She replied, "Go camping somewhere we never have been that is less than a day's drive from Los Angeles." Not a simple request. We've done a lot of California camping. Out came the road map, familiar Yosemite in the middle. But what was that spot northwest of the park? Two words. Hetch Hetchy. Challenge met. If Southern Californians know anything about Hetch Hetchy, it's probably that the reservoir there provides drinking water to San Francisco and that the damming of the Tuolumne River stirred controversy that continues to this day. The O'Shaughnessy Dam took 20 years to build and was completed in 1934, creating a lake eight miles long and more than 300 feet deep.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 1985
Why? Why is it that nude photos of women make news (Madonna, Vanessa Williams, etc.) and those of men are kept hush-hush. Was I the only person who knew there was a great spread of Mr. Rocky Rambo Sly Stallone himself in Playgirl magazine a few months back? Was he ashamed of them? He should be! DELORA WILSON Inglewood
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2008 | Charlie Amter
86 has been, well, 86'd. Co-owners Robert Palmer (pictured above) and Brenda Phillips have taken charge of the basement bar in Hollywood, which has a new name: Hush. "86 was a great space that failed to realize what it could have been," Palmer says. "I want to make it more musically driven," he says, adding that he will bring in jazz (Sunday nights) and blues (Tuesdays) when he relaunches the bar as Hush. Steve Adelman, who opened the club only last year, is now a minority partner at Hush, which was purportedly a speak-easy in the 1920s.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1986 | John M. Wilson
When director James Brooks asked some pickup dribblers to put their basketball game on hold last weekend on the courts at Westwood's St. Timothy's Church so he could do location shooting, they had this nagging feeling that something was missing. Like permits. And a union crew. Turns out Brooks was doing a bit of personal experimenting with video images and equipment for some TV news-type inserts for his next Fox film, now untitled and in preproduction--TV news figures prominently in the hush-hush plot.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1985
I know this is a common complaint, but I would like to make a personal plea to those who attend movies, concerts, etc., on a regular basis to please respect those of us who came to watch : just hush up and listen --you might actually enjoy yourself. LORI BOWMAN Santa Monica
BUSINESS
May 18, 2003
Saddam Hussein committed a despicable act when he backed up the trucks late one night to a bank and made off with a billion in cash. In an equally despicable act, the Bush administration and the Army Corps of Engineers have ripped off the American people for $7 billion in a no-bid, hush-hush deal that is no doubt lining a few pockets ("Army Corps Says It Minimized Halliburton's Role in Contract," May 8). We need an investigation to figure out who in the Texas Mafia helped back the trucks up to the U.S. Treasury in the middle of the night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2012 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery, president of the Lowery Group. The company published South's music. Marion Merck of the Hall County coroner's office said South died of natural causes stemming from a heart attack. Beginning in the late 1960s, South rode a wave of success with his combination of melodic songs and compelling lyrics.
NEWS
July 2, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
In the age of headline news and Twitter, the name of a proposed law must get as much focus-grouping as the content of the law itself. Remember the George W. Bush administration's "No Child Left Behind"? Sounds so caring and concerned. Eventually the name became a much-parodied punchline. Names of propositions and laws like Megan's Law and Marsy's Law, named for crime victims, carry so much emotional weight that voters can be swayed by the names alone, never mind the content.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Alton D. Romig Jr., 58, is "chief skunk" at Lockheed Martin Corp.'s famed Skunk Works secretive weapons development facility in Palmdale. It's one of the most coveted jobs in aerospace. For more than 70 years, workers at the shadowy site have designed and built the world's most innovative military aircraft, including the U-2 spy plane, SR-71 Blackbird and F-117 stealth fighter. About 2,000 people work on 600 programs at Skunk Works, which got its nickname in 1943 at its original Burbank headquarters that was located next to a manufacturing plant that produced a strong odor.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
One year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental robotic space drone continues to circle the Earth. Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of the space shuttle, was launched last March from Cape Canaveral, Fla. At the time, Air Force officials offered few details about the mission, saying that the space plane simply provided a way to test new technologies in space, such as satellite sensors and other components.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2011 | Charlie Amter
In Beverly Hills, one can shop at the finest upscale luxury boutiques and dine at world-renowned restaurants, but one thing that's not so easy to find in the middle of all that fancy is a genuine nightclub. Owners of a just-opened lounge called Confidential aim to change Beverly Hills' sleepy reputation via a European-style clubbing destination to rival similar clubs in West Hollywood and Hollywood. "We want a little bit of night life to return to Beverly Hills," says co-owner Solomon Moss.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2011 | By Faye Fiore, Los Angeles Times
Every one of the 13 chairs at the Hair Station is occupied this afternoon by women getting a wash and set or soaking their tired feet. Their chatter is louder than the bubble-top dryers. Miss Janie has decided to eat a slice of mixed berry pie with ice cream and call it lunch; the bridesmaids at Mary Baird's daughter's wedding will be wearing short yellow dresses and cowboy boots. You wouldn't know it from the cheerful talk, but this little Southern town has lately acquired a sad distinction: Women here are likely to die nearly a decade sooner than their counterparts less than 200 miles away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1988
I simply cannot believe the energy, hue and cry that is expended about abortion (which has always been with us and always will). Where are these same concerned people when abused children cry out for help? Or when the homeless child sleeps on the sidewalk? Where are they when unwanted children are languishing in orphanages or shuffled from foster parent to foster parent? The animal protection league does more to promote the care and consideration of animals than pro-lifers do for existing children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1989
The year was 1964. Bette Davis was filming "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" on the 20th Century-Fox lot. I was a young, wide-eyed, and newly arrived Hollywood correspondent for a daily newspaper in Mexico City. Having been a long-time admirer of the star, I requested an interview with her, only to be told by the publicist in charge, "Miss Davis eats little boys like you for breakfast." Somehow the interview took place. The encounter went extremely well. She laughed, she told me stories, she answered all my questions, and when we were finished she turned to the publicist and told him, "Finally, you bring me somebody who knows what he's doing."
WORLD
February 26, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
In a dramatic rescue, a pair of British military planes plucked about 150 oil workers and others from the desert in eastern Libya and flew them out of the violence-torn country, officials here said Saturday. The two C-130 Hercules aircraft landed in the desert south of Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, said Liam Fox, Britain's defense secretary. Waiting on the ground were workers and their dependents, including British and other foreign nationals, who were bundled aboard and taken to safety on the island nation of Malta in the Mediterranean.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Reporting from New York ? For a long time, Jill Bialosky admits, she didn't know if she would ever finish, let alone publish, "History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life" (Atria: 252 pp., $24). "I worked on it for about 10 years, on and off," she says of the book, which revolves around her youngest sister, Kim, who killed herself in 1990 at the age of 21. "At times, I found that it was very freeing to write about what happened. Then I would go through periods when I questioned the morality of writing about another person's life.
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