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SPORTS
February 22, 2002 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She floated over the ice, as delicate as the flutes that played her music but as assertive and strong as any champion has ever been. Sarah Hughes faced daunting odds Thursday night and overcame them with uncanny poise and polish, staging one of the greatest upsets in the annals of Olympic figure skating. With a softly flowing lavender dress and steely resolve, the giggly 16-year-old from Great Neck, N.Y.
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SPORTS
February 23, 2002 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget the Olympic figure skating gold medal she won in one of the sport's greatest upsets. Sarah Hughes had a sandwich named after her Friday in her hometown of Great Neck, N.Y. What greater tribute can there be? The Deli on the Green's "Golden Sarah Hughes" sandwich--maple turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing on a roll--sounds tempting.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2010 | By Greg Braxton
John Hughes' film message is simple: The kids are all right. His young heroes were certainly confused, frustrated and angry, but they ultimately proved steely enough to triumph over the often cruel peer pressure and stifling confinement of suburban life. That ethos animated the Oscars on Sunday during a poignant tribute to Hughes, who died in August at age 59 and whose body of work as a writer and director is credited with humorously capturing the teen angst of the '80s generation.
NATIONAL
June 3, 2009 | Mark Silva
President Obama on Tuesday nominated Republican Rep. John M. McHugh of New York to be secretary of the Army. McHugh, 60, is a nine-term member of the House of Representatives and the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee. If confirmed by the Senate, McHugh would bolster the number of high-ranking Republicans in the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Robert M.
NEWS
November 2, 1992
John T. Hughes, 64, an expert in photographic intelligence who President John F. Kennedy chose to brief the nation in a 1963 broadcast about the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba. Hughes retired in 1984 as deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, where for 23 years he reported to top national officials about Soviet military concentrations.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
DURING the 1980s, writer-director-producer John Hughes had an uncanny ability to tap into teen angst in such movies as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink" and "Some Kind of Wonderful." As two new sparkling editions of the latter two (Paramount, $15 apiece) illustrate, his view of teenagers' problems and growing pains are timeless. "Pretty in Pink," which was produced and written by Hughes, marked the directorial debut of Howard Deutch.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2007 | Joal Ryan, Special to The Times
"BABY'S Day Out," "Mr. Mom" and "Curly Sue" are all films written and/or directed by John Hughes. But make no mistake: They are not the films of John Hughes. Not by the standards of those who came of age amid the rise of the high-fashion leg warmer.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 1994 | Howell J. Malham Jr.
Director Les Mayfield pulls off a fairly creditable remake of the classic "Miracle on 34th Street," but there is one scene, lasting only a minute or two, in which the holiday themes of faith and charity are especially crystallized. In the scene, a young deaf girl is brought to sit on the lap of Kriss Kringle at the fictional Cole's department store. Kringle (Richard Attenborough), who hasn't been told of the child's disability, asks her what she would like for Christmas.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2011 | By Liesl Bradner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Currahee , a Cherokee word meaning "we stand alone together," is the name of a rugged, small mountain in Georgia where soldiers during World War II trudged their way uphill as they trained to become paratroopers . The word also fittingly served as the title for the opening episode of "Band of Brothers," the groundbreaking HBO miniseries that aired a decade ago Friday. The Emmy-winning, 10-part series, which was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, continues to resonate with audiences who view the work as a much-needed historical tribute to the soldiers who helped defeat Nazism in Europe.
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