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October 7, 1986
Secretary of State George P. Shultz has become the Neville Chamberlain of our time, the architect of the infamous "Daniloff Disaster." America didn't "blink," we genuflected. WILLARD CRAFT Santa Barbara
March 10, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Charles Bukowski was known for his drinking as much as his poetry. So maybe, the man Time magazine once described as "the laureate of lowlife," would have approved of a 20th-anniversary memorial held in his honor at the dimly lighted King Eddy Saloon on the edge of skid row. The dive bar, said to be a favorite haunt of the poet and his own idol, novelist John Fante, was filled with Bukowski fans Sunday, spilling out onto the street in a...
October 27, 1990
Some Series: the easiest championship for Cincinnati since long ago in 1919. The infamous Black Sox looked better trying to lose than Oakland did trying to win. ALAN HARVEY Arleta
December 20, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- One of San Diego's more infamous sex criminals, due to be released from prison after serving 25 years behind bars, will instead stand trial to determine if he remains a "sexual predator" and should be kept at a state mental hospital. That was the decision Thursday by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Louis Hanoian after a hearing involving convicted rapist Alvin Quarles, who had been set for release from prison. Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis and Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred are attempting to keep Quarles from being released.
November 2, 1985
Why does Tom Niedenfuer get all the flack for Jack Clark's infamous homer when Orel Hershiser couldn't hold a 4-1 lead going into the seventh inning? After all, Orel had been invincible at Dodger Stadium and looked like money in the bank. How sad. ANDREA SANDAK Van Nuys
August 29, 1991
Delightful piece on the (produce) markets (Charles Perry's "Midnight at the Oasis," July 11). I particularly liked the relaxed, upbeat tone, rather than the solemn, statistics-laden puddings usually done on that sort of topic. The ambience reminded me of Joe Mitchell's famous--and infamous--pieces on Mr. Flood and the Fulton Fish Market. GLADWIN HILL, Los Angeles
November 15, 1987
Along with Eddie Cress (Calendar Letters, Nov. 1), we are also very happy "Eight Men Out" (about the Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal of 1919) is finally being filmed ("Fall Guys," by Bill Steigerwald, Oct. 25). Cress can rest assured that gambler Arnold Rothstein is being portrayed in the film in all his infamous glory. BARBARA BOYLE Executive Producer Black Sox Inc. Indianapolis
December 16, 2002
So the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Bruce Birchman decides that the taxpayers of California owe power suppliers $1.2 billion (Dec. 13). The time has come for Gov. Gray Davis and Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer to demand that, first, we get our $9 billion back now -- the courts be damned; second, that the infamous long-term "contracts" (really blackmail) signed under the threat of blackouts be rescinded; and finally, that Ken Lay be brought to California and tried for his leadership of the criminals involved in this colossal rip-off.
November 27, 1992
In lieu of the compensation we owe Richard Nixon for his infamous documents and tapes, I suggest we apologize for violating his Fifth Amendment rights. I also suggest we follow the precedent of former President Chester A. Arthur, and burn them. Chutzpah has reached a new high or low, depending on your viewpoint. I believe Richard Nixon should bless Gerald Ford forever for allowing him to resign in 1974, instead of being impeached. I will be happy to donate the garbage cans needed for a bonfire.
October 13, 2002
James T. Yenckel's article, "Oases of Luxury in the Desert" (Oct. 6), failed to note that Charles H. Keating Jr. and the now-defunct Lincoln Savings & Loan Assn., which he controlled, were involved in the financing and construction of the Phoenician. That fact is almost a historical footnote today, but it won't be forgotten by the thousands of mostly aged and retired investors who were bilked of their life savings in the infamous scandal. After years of waiting in vain for restitution, many of us find it hard to revel in the grandeur of Keating's folly.
November 21, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The Alabama parole board on Thursday granted posthumous pardons in the "Scottsboro Boys" rape case, seeking to correct one of the more infamous racist cases that scarred the Deep South in the 1930s and that has reverberated through the nation's consciousness ever since. The board unanimously approved a petition granting a posthumous pardon to three of the group who still had convictions on their records. The pardons had been expected since the Alabama Legislature passed a law in the spring to allow the board to grant pardons for crimes older than 75 years - a move specifically directed at closing the last part of the case.
October 30, 2013 | By Steve Chawkins
The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes so tightly that his right arm was torn from its socket. When he passed out from pain, the ropes were briefly loosened until the ordeal could start yet again. Now, with his jailers ordering him to do a propaganda broadcast, J. Robinson Risner, in the solitude of his cell, tried to destroy his voice.
July 18, 2013
While it's one memory lane some may rather not stroll down, the divisive near-term-and-a-half of America's disgraced 37th president is recounted with economy, focus and, at times, pitch-dark humor in the documentary "Our Nixon. " Director Penny Lane, with an able assist from editor Francisco Bello, offers an absorbing snapshot of Richard M. Nixon's fraught, occasionally triumphant time in the Oval Office, culled largely from more than 500 reels of long-forgotten Super-8 home movie footage shot by Nixon aides - and eventual Watergate break-in conspirators - John Ehrlichman, H.R Haldeman and Dwight Chapin.
July 16, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
He was notorious for an assassination method known as “ the cookout ” - stuffing his victim into a barrel, dousing him with gasoline and roasting him alive. Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the Zeta drug cartel commander arrested Monday by the Mexican navy, also burnished his reputation for cruelty with massacres of migrants, 72 in one incident three years ago in Tamaulipas state and 192 more a year later. In his 2011 book “ The Takedown ,” about atrocities committed by drug lords and organized crime captains, author Jeffrey Robinson quotes witnesses as recalling how Treviño enjoyed driving around his Nuevo Laredo turf and deploying his hit men with orders to "kill this one and kill that one. " He once had his driver veer from the roadway to run over a dog, Robinson wrote.
March 28, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - All his life, Frank Citro Jr. has taken care of business. He grew up in Jersey City, N.J., working as a tough guy known as Frankie. With his wrecking-ball body, he provided muscle for the collections industry. In the 1980s, he did two years in prison for his part in a racketeering scam. For the last 23 years, Frankie has stayed out of trouble, yet he remains a member of Nevada's infamous Black Book, a list of people banned by state gaming officials from entering any of the state's casinos.
February 27, 2013 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - The reversal of fortune could not have been more striking. And for many Mexicans, the images, broadcast live on national television Wednesday, could not have been more unexpected. Here, once again, was Elba Esther Gordillo, the powerful boss of Mexico's massive, sclerotic teachers union. But instead of the image Mexicans were used to - Gordillo standing in front of adoring followers, defiantly speechifying, dressed to the nines - her famous face was now barely visible through the bars of a Mexico City jail.
July 29, 1995
On the anniversary month of my husband Jim Healy's death, I would like to extend both thanks and a promise to his many friends and listeners. First, the thanks, for the continued words of kindness and support this past year. Second, the promise, it won't be much longer before you'll once again be able to hear Jim's programs and infamous tapes. I'm putting together a collection for the Museum of Television and Radio, which will be opening a West Coast branch in Beverly Hills next year.
February 9, 2006
I enjoyed the entertaining piece "Perfect Year for a Slay Ride" by Cindy Chang [Jan. 26]. However, I have to take exception to your description of Jan. 15, 1947, as "almost 60 years ago." As a member of the 1947 cohort (Feb. 22, to be exact), I consider Jan. 15, 1947, to be "almost 59 years ago," and not even close to "almost 60 years ago." Not that there's anything wrong with being 60 years old, but I'd rather wait another year to be "almost" there. Otherwise, thanks for a fascinating article.
February 19, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny offered an emotional apology Tuesday for  government involvement in a harsh system of laundries run by Roman Catholic nuns, where women and girls labored long hours behind locked doors, unpaid and often bewildered about why they were there. “As a society, for many years we failed you,” Kenny said in a televised official apology Tuesday before the Irish Parliament. “This is a national shame.” Kenny stopped, his voice breaking, and then concluded, “Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.” The apology came two weeks after a report found that the Irish government had been involved in the infamous Magdalen laundries , helping to send girls and women into the workhouses, paying them through government programs and contracts, and bringing runaways back in the hands of police.
November 9, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Dean R. Gits, who won an acquittal for his client Peggy McMartin Buckey in the infamous child molestation case of the 1980s and early 1990s and represented thousands of other clients during a lengthy career as a public and private defense attorney in Los Angeles, has died. He was 68. The chief deputy of the federal public defender's office for California's central district, Gits died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer, said his wife, Christina Larson Gits.
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