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April 8, 1990 | Stacy Jenel Smith \f7
The presses were rolling again at the Herald-Examiner in recent days, but it was just background for director Bobby Roth, who's shooting a bloody and climactic sequence for "Rainbow Drive," an action-suspense yarn for ITC/Showtime.
February 23, 1994 | DAN ARRITT
Despite playing without leading scorer Olujimi Mann down the stretch, Santa Ana Valley beat Chino Hills Ayala, 68-64, in a Division I-AA boys' basketball quarterfinal game Tuesday at Century High. The fourth-seeded Falcons (26-3) play Crescenta Valley, which upset top-seeded Fontana, in a semifinal Friday. The Falcons led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, but Ayala rallied to within nine at the end of the third quarter.
October 10, 1996 | DADE HAYES
North Hollywood Recreation Center will host a pet fair this weekend, but leave the dogs and cats at home. This fair is for lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders and other "herps." The Southwestern Herpetologists Society's 15th annual reptile and amphibian exhibit will feature creatures large and small. Unlike commercial shows, this event seeks to educate people about the handling and preservation of reptiles and amphibians.
February 28, 2009 | Associated Press
The chief of U.N. humanitarian efforts urged Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Friday to let tens of thousands of civilians leave the South Asian country's war zone, saying there were "credible reports" that some people trying to flee had been shot. John Holmes also called on the Sri Lankan government to allow civilians to leave safely, either by agreeing to a temporary cease-fire or allowing a humanitarian corridor for safe passage through the front lines in the island's northeast.
April 1, 1990
In Chuck Philips' March 25 article, Luther Campbell (a.k.a. Luke Skyywalker of the rap group 2 Live Crew) says: "When people see a sculpture in a museum of a naked man with his penis hanging down, do they say that the guy who created the statue is a sex fiend? No, they call it art. . . . 2 Live Crew is no different from sculptors who carve naked statues. . . . In our minds, we're artists." In my mind, that's the only place this group can be considered artists. The sculptor who boldly included the penis did not give lewd suggestions on how the organ could be used as a weapon, and most likely that artist was celebrating the entire human body.
October 12, 2000
Taking another step toward establishing civilian oversight of the Police Department, city officials Wednesday named an executive director of the new Community Police Review Commission. City Manager John Holmes named Charles D. "Don" Williams as executive director. Williams, who will earn $78,000 per year, will start Nov. 1. The appointment comes nearly two years after four white police officers shot and killed a black woman, Tyisha Miller.
May 14, 2008 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
Myanmar's cyclone and China's earthquake highlight a question that the U.N. often struggles with: what to do when a country's people need outside help but the government rejects it. Myanmar's isolated military regime is still allowing only a "trickle" of aid and a few international aid workers into the country, the U.N. said Tuesday, reaching about a quarter of the 1.5 million people affected by the recent cyclone that killed more than 34,000 people.
Think of it as academia meets "Boogie Nights." Porn stars and professors convened in Universal City on Friday morning for a three-day World Pornography Conference, a serious, occasionally X-rated exploration of eroticism and the 1st Amendment.
March 13, 1990
A convicted narcotics dealer and his former bodyguard went on trial Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home, allegedly in retaliation for an earlier drug-related robbery. Adel "Eddie Nash" Nasrallah, 59, and Gregory Diles, 40, are charged with the murders, which were first blamed on the late porno film star John C. Holmes, who was tried for homicide and acquitted in the case in 1982. Deputy Dist. Atty.
April 15, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
The Beijing-based manufacturer of a controversial X-ray unit designed to scan cargo for dangerous devices has resolved nearly all of its operational and regulatory issues with the Port of Los Angeles, officials said Tuesday. In an interview, a spokesman for Nuctech Inc., which is believed to be headed by the son of Chinese President Hu Jintao, expressed relief.
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