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February 9, 2003 | Elaine Dutka
While researching a piece for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, James Still, the group's award-winning playwright-in-residence, came upon a yellowed newspaper clipping about Alonzo Fields -- an African American man who served as the chief White House butler for 21 years. After poring over Fields' autobiography and documentary interviews with the butler, Still wrote "Looking Over the President's Shoulder," a one-man play running through Feb. 23 at the Pasadena Playhouse. The monologue, starring John Henry Redwood, gives a glimpse into the lives of four presidents against a backdrop that takes in the end of Prohibition, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and changing race relations.
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November 7, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If "Skyfall" is the new 50, James Bond is handling it remarkably well. Five decades after the first cinematic incarnation of 007, novelist Ian Fleming's agent provocateur, the spy-craft in the new film is sharper, the intrigue deeper, the beauties brighter (more brain, less bare). And yet if I'm not mistaken, there are perilous emotional peaks and valleys along with all that bloody cheek. Daniel Craig's Bond is not quite as detached, his martini not quite as dry. Even the villain, a masterfully menacing Javier Bardem, is an emotional wreck whose angst is actually explored.
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SPORTS
March 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
LeBron James never played better. It still wasn't enough. James became the youngest player to score 50 points in an NBA game, but his franchise-record 56 weren't enough to prevent the Toronto Raptors from beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-98, on Sunday. "I probably played the best game of my life, but it means nothing when it comes with a loss," James said. He easily surpassed his previous career best of 43 points, set Nov. 24 against Detroit.
SPORTS
October 25, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Oregon is without its starting quarterback and tailback — and it doesn't seem to matter much. Against Colorado, freshman quarterback Bryan Bennett threw for a pair of touchdowns while stepping in for Darron Thomas , who sat out because of an injured knee. Junior Kenjon Barner rushed for a pair of touchdowns in place of LaMichael James , who missed his second game because of an elbow injury. That left Colorado Coach Jon Embree with his mouth agape following his team's 45-2 loss to the Ducks.
BOOKS
September 20, 1987 | DAVID LAUTER, Lauter is a writer in The Times' Washington bureau
The 200th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution has stirred publishers of American history to bring forth a flood of new books, reprints of old books and collections of essays to commemorate and explain the events of Philadelphia. The harvest includes narrative accounts of the Constitutional Convention's debates, biographies of the major actors, sober analyses of late 18th-Century American politics and fascinating glimpses of daily life in the age of George Washington.
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December 8, 2011 | Randy Lewis
When singer Roy Orbison was touring England in 1968, it had been four years since he last appeared at the top of the charts with "Oh, Pretty Woman," even though he continued playing live and recording long after the pulse of rock music shifted away from his signature brand of sweepingly operatic pop. At a show in Leeds on that tour, he met 18-year-old German fan Barbara Ann Marie Wellhoener Jakobs, and within a year the two were married....
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August 12, 1993 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The girlfriend of rock singer Rick James pleaded guilty Wednesday to attacking a woman in a ritzy Sunset Boulevard hotel while James allegedly looked on and then also beat and choked the victim. In a surprise move on the first day of her trial, Tanya Anne Hijazi, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a deadly weapon in the beating of a 34-year-old woman at the St. James's Club hotel in West Hollywood on Nov. 2, 1992.
NEWS
October 25, 1985 | SANDRA SUGAWARA, The Washington Post
A decade ago in July, Virginia health authorities closed a small chemical plant in the town of Hopewell, an action that led to the discovery of what officials were to call the worst environmental disaster in the state's history. The plant, actually a converted gasoline station, produced a grayish white, powdery pesticide called Kepone, and soon after the tiny Life Science Products Co.
BOOKS
December 7, 1986 | James Dickey, Dickey, a poet, is descended on his father's side from an Appalachian family and has just completed a book on the region, "The Wilderness of Heaven," to be published by Doubleday. and
By choice, James Still has lived most of his 80 years in Eastern Kentucky, in the Hindman Settlement; though born in Alabama, he says that the day he arrived in Knott County, he "felt he had come home," and was cast on the "mighty river of earth" with "the living and the dead riding the waters." As with Roy Helton, another good poet drawn to Appalachia from the outlands, he has "drunk lonesome water," and so for the rest of life has been "bound to the hills."
SPORTS
June 12, 2011 | Mark Heisler
Reporting from Miami Looks like he brought some bad karma with him to South Beach, too. LeBron James, who had been disappearing in fourth quarters in the NBA Finals, left even earlier Sunday night, recalling the legendary falls taken by Wilt Chamberlain, the only other NBA superstar as controversial as he is. After starting four for four in the first 4 minutes 12 seconds, James took 11 more shots Sunday night as he and the Heat slid...
SPORTS
June 12, 2011 | Mark Heisler
Reporting from Miami Looks like he brought some bad karma with him to South Beach, too. LeBron James, who had been disappearing in fourth quarters in the NBA Finals, left even earlier Sunday night, recalling the legendary falls taken by Wilt Chamberlain, the only other NBA superstar as controversial as he is. After starting four for four in the first 4 minutes 12 seconds, James took 11 more shots Sunday night as he and the Heat slid...
SPORTS
March 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
LeBron James never played better. It still wasn't enough. James became the youngest player to score 50 points in an NBA game, but his franchise-record 56 weren't enough to prevent the Toronto Raptors from beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-98, on Sunday. "I probably played the best game of my life, but it means nothing when it comes with a loss," James said. He easily surpassed his previous career best of 43 points, set Nov. 24 against Detroit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Political dissident James William Kilgore became the last of five aging former Symbionese Liberation Army members to finally face justice when he pleaded guilty here Friday to federal explosives and passport fraud charges. A bespectacled, gray-haired Kilgore ended a quarter-century on the run with a brief statement admitting the possession of a 12-inch pipe bomb found in his Daly City apartment in 1975.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2003 | Elaine Dutka
While researching a piece for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, James Still, the group's award-winning playwright-in-residence, came upon a yellowed newspaper clipping about Alonzo Fields -- an African American man who served as the chief White House butler for 21 years. After poring over Fields' autobiography and documentary interviews with the butler, Still wrote "Looking Over the President's Shoulder," a one-man play running through Feb. 23 at the Pasadena Playhouse. The monologue, starring John Henry Redwood, gives a glimpse into the lives of four presidents against a backdrop that takes in the end of Prohibition, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and changing race relations.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2001 | ROGER CATLIN, HARTFORD COURANT
Elvis is gone. But James Burton is still taking orders from him. When the King of rock 'n' roll hovers over him, almost celestially, in the synced-up films of the disarming "Elvis--The Concert" tour, and shouts out, "Play it, James!" Burton does his bidding.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1996 | CHEO HODARI COKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Brown demonstrated that he still has "the feeling" Saturday night at the Greek Theatre. It was too bad that his tepid backing band and opening act Coolio couldn't come close to matching his fervor. After nearly 40 years in the spotlight, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend can still wear a 20-piece band like it's an extension of his body, eliciting sounds and wails with a simple cue of his fingers, always in complete command of the stage and at the center of attention.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If "Skyfall" is the new 50, James Bond is handling it remarkably well. Five decades after the first cinematic incarnation of 007, novelist Ian Fleming's agent provocateur, the spy-craft in the new film is sharper, the intrigue deeper, the beauties brighter (more brain, less bare). And yet if I'm not mistaken, there are perilous emotional peaks and valleys along with all that bloody cheek. Daniel Craig's Bond is not quite as detached, his martini not quite as dry. Even the villain, a masterfully menacing Javier Bardem, is an emotional wreck whose angst is actually explored.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1996 | CHEO HODARI COKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Brown demonstrated that he still has "the feeling" Saturday night at the Greek Theatre. It was too bad that his tepid backing band and opening act Coolio couldn't come close to matching his fervor. After nearly 40 years in the spotlight, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend can still wear a 20-piece band like it's an extension of his body, eliciting sounds and wails with a simple cue of his fingers, always in complete command of the stage and at the center of attention.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A towering construction crane is gradually chipping away at the postcard-perfect Pacific Ocean view from James Edwards Sr.'s corner office atop Edwards Cinema's flagship theater. Soon, the ocean's blue will be hidden by the new auditoriums now being added to the theater. But the chairman and founder of Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc. won't miss the view.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Moorpark man who beat and strangled his wife was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison by a judge who said the criminal justice system had failed to protect the victim. James Michael Linkenauger, 39, continues to maintain his innocence in the January beating death of JoAnn Linkenauger, but Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell said there is no doubt that the defendant is the murderer. Campbell imposed the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder.
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