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November 4, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to Tuesday's election, John Roscoe has only this to say: Bag it. The millionaire owner of a Bay Area-based chain of discount stores is distributing hundreds of thousands of grocery sacks printed with his opinion of the American political system and its candidates for office. "Don't Vote, It Only Encourages Them," reads a large blue headline across one side of the paper bags.
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November 4, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to Tuesday's election, John Roscoe has only this to say: Bag it. The millionaire owner of a Bay Area-based chain of discount stores is distributing hundreds of thousands of grocery sacks printed with his opinion of the American political system and its candidates for office. "Don't Vote, It Only Encourages Them," reads a large blue headline across one side of the paper bags.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1995 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A witness in the Bryant Family murder trial told prosecutors he was afraid to testify against members of the alleged Pacoima-based drug ring and would lie if necessary to save his life--an admission that was secretly tape-recorded and played in court Thursday before a rapt jury. "If I put you on the stand in front of the jurors, what are you going to tell them?" Deputy Dist. Atty. Kevin McCormick asked the witness, G.T. Fisher, before his scheduled testimony in Los Angeles Superior Court.
OPINION
January 29, 2012
Political contrasts Re "Gingrich gladly accepts critics' 'grandiose' label," and "Rep. Giffords says goodbye," Jan. 26 The juxtaposition of these two articles on the same page is poignantly ironic. In one, Newt Gingrich displays his presumed mantel of grandiosity by invoking Abraham Lincoln, the Wright brothers andJohn F. Kennedy, cleverly pandering to an audience about how characteristically "grandiose" it is to be an American. In the other, a young congresswoman who has survived a deranged killer's bullet acknowledges that she can no longer effectively serve during her recovery period and resigns.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1986 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
If "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (selected theaters) proves anything, it's that its star, Whoopi Goldberg, is an absolute movie natural: She can shine in the most ragged circumstances. In her debut film, "The Color Purple," surrounded by Steven Spielberg's improbably sumptuous vision of Southern black farm life, Goldberg had an almost fairy-tale impishness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER and STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writers
All the action at Friday's taping of a 42nd Congressional District candidates' forum at KOCE-TV happened off camera.When the half-hour taping was over, Orange County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder scolded the show's host, Jim Cooper, for confronting her with her political problems while not mentioning those of one of her Republican opponents, Stephen Horn, former president of Cal State Long Beach. "It was totally unfair," an angry Wieder told Cooper.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 1989 | DAN SULLIVAN
Soup kitchens. Labor camps. The Dust Bowl. It may seem strange to refer to the American '30s as a golden age of anything. But for a generation of young theater people, it was. Just for a moment--around 1935 or '36--they could almost feel the will of the country speaking through them. "Strike!" it was saying. And: "Life shouldn't be printed on dollar bills." The moment passed and the artists moved on--some of them to important careers, as the saying goes, on Broadway and in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1986 | Pat H. Broeske
What has become a screen tradition will continue in the summer of '86. Aside from a few serious-themed titles (like "Heartburn"), the emphasis will be on high-concept popcorn pictures. That means action ("Cobra," "Raw Deal"), sci-fi and horror ("The Fly"), comedy ("Legal Eagles"), teen tales ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off") and teen idols (like Prince in "Under the Cherry Moon"). There're more than 125 films scheduled. A compilation by Pat H. Broeske.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1986 | PAT H. BROESKE
The following list isn't meant as a definitive tabulation because many film projects are still in planning. But this is an ample sampling of what will grace our marquees this year. Some of the details are subject to change. That includes cast, directors and producers, and even studio designations, because many films have been known to bounce from studio to studio.
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