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March 20, 1988
It is theoretically possible to contract AIDS by sitting on a contaminated toilet seat. It is theoretically possible for Masters and Johnson to make a profit by making up their own facts to sell a book. J. EVERT JONES Los Angeles
April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Sunday the National Basketball Players Assn. wants the NBA to bar Clippers owner Donald Sterling from playoff games the rest of this season and impose the maximum penalty allowed under league bylaws if racist remarks purportedly made by Sterling can be verified as his. Johnson, who is assisting the players union in its response to the controversy surrounding Sterling, said the players have asked for...
December 25, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON
El Toro High School's Rob Johnson, among the top high school quarterbacks in the Southland, has made an oral commitment to attend USC and is expected to sign a national letter of intent with the Trojans Feb. 6. Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound senior, was the top-rated quarterback in Orange County last fall, passing for 2,207 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing 71% of his passes in 10 regular-season games.
April 26, 2014 | By Bill Plaschke
An Instagram photo of Magic Johnson posing with Donald Sterling's female friend V. Stiviano has become a historical document. After TMZ released unverified audio of Sterling purportedly making racist comments about the photo, it will be the last time anyone will see Johnson at a Clippers game at Staples Center. "I will never again set foot in Staples Center when the Clippers are playing," Johnson said Saturday afternoon in a phone interview. "I know where I'm not wanted. " Johnson was furious upon hearing the comments, which were aimed at all African Americans, and is calling upon the NBA to take serious action that could include stripping Sterling of his ownership duties.
USC put its offense into the hands of a new leader Wednesday, when Coach Larry Smith announced that sophomore Rob Johnson will be the starting quarterback when USC opens the season against San Diego State on Sept. 5 at San Diego. Junior Reggie Perry, a starter in all but one game during the Trojans' 3-8 season last fall, will be Johnson's backup. Perry, naturally, was disappointed, but he said Johnson deserves the promotion. He said Johnson took the job from him last spring.
Cal State Fullerton's Adam Johnson wasn't as sharp Friday night as he sometimes is, but don't tell that to Pacific. Johnson pitched a three-hitter and the Titans added some timely hitting for a 7-2 victory over Pacific in their Big West Conference opener at Titan Field. It was the second complete game of the season and fifth in two years for Johnson (2-1). The victory in the first game of a three-game series was the third in a row for the 11th-ranked Titans (11-7, 1-0).
December 19, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
As Lady Bird Johnson celebrates her 75th birthday, she is as devoted as ever to her family and to the American wildflowers whose popularity she has worked so hard to cultivate. Each spring Washington blooms with the thousands of dogwoods and daffodils she planted as first lady, House Beautiful noted in an article in its current issue, but Johnson has gone on to even more ambitious projects.
September 8, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Amgen Inc. and Johnson & Johnson may have to limit doses of anemia drugs to lower risks for patients, U.S. regulators said Friday. The change would reduce revenue from the top-selling medicines. The anemia drugs, marketed as Aranesp and Epogen by Amgen and Procrit by J&J, raised the danger of heart attacks, strokes and death at high doses, staff of the Food and Drug Administration said in an analysis posted on the agency's website.
June 10, 2008 | Maeve Reston and E. Scott Reckard, Times Staff Writers
John McCain criticized his Democratic rival Monday for seeking campaign advice from a Washington power-broker who, Republican officials say, may have improperly received preferential treatment from a controversial mortgage lender. The McCain campaign and Republican officials seized on a report in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal about James A. Johnson, who was tapped by Barack Obama to vet potential vice presidential candidates. The newspaper reported that Johnson received discounted rates on two mortgage loans from Countrywide Financial Corp.
November 9, 1991 | SUSAN KING
When Anne-Marie Johnson isn't busy playing devoted wife Althea Tibbs on NBC's "In the Heat of the Night" or starring in such films comedies as "True Identity" and the current "Strictly Business," she's more than likely shooting 18 holes of golf. "I'm addicted to golf," says the lithe 31-year-old actress, who divides her time between Atlanta, where "In the Heat of the Night" is produced, and her home in Los Angeles.
April 26, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
As the first U.S. president to visit this Muslim-majority nation in nearly five decades, President Obama will talk trade and security issues with Prime Minister Najib Razak, whom the White House considers a political reformer in a country with a spotty human rights record. But U.S. officials also hope to strengthen “people-to-people” ties, diplomatic speak for trying to spread goodwill and burnish the U.S. image.  Obama, who spent several years living in neighboring Indonesia as a boy, relied on his family history to perform those tasks Saturday after he was welcomed at a state banquet by King Abdul Halim of Kedah, accompanied by dancers dressed in brightly hued brocade.
April 21, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer has named Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana Mater Dei its Mr. Basketball for 2014. Also selected state players of the year for each division were Johnson (Division I, senior), Ivan Rabb of Oakland Bishop O'Dowd (Junior and Division III), Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills (sophomore) and Cody Riley of Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (freshman). Daniel Hamilton of St. John Bosco was selected Division II player of the year and Justin Bibbins of Bishop Montgomery Division IV MVP. Division V was Temidayo Yussuf of Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame.
April 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Former USC and NFL football player Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday at his Calabasas home on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery after reports of an incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Johnson, 40, was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a possible spousal assault call. Deputies "determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute," sheriff's officials said in a statement.
April 19, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers play host to the Colorado Rockies on Friday, exactly two months after the launch of SportsNet LA. At this rate, there will be nothing to celebrate. For far too many fans, there will be no game to see. Vin Scully does not get SportsNet LA in his home. Peter O'Malley does not. Fred Claire does not. Claire was the general manager the last time the Dodgers won the World Series, in 1988. That was the year a cable television outfit called the Z Channel carried 35 Dodgers home games.
April 19, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It was lost and now it's found, and the world of Orson Welles enthusiasts, which very much includes me, counts itself grateful and amazed. I am talking about 66 minutes of footage from an endeavor called "Too Much Johnson," which Welles shot in 1938, three years before "Citizen Kane" changed everything. Not only had this material never been seen publicly, it had been presumed gone forever when the villa in Spain where Welles thought it was stored burned down nearly half a century ago. Discovered in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy, by local film society Cinemazero and beautifully restored via a collaboration between the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., and the National Film Preservation Foundation, "Too Much Johnson" is ready for its Los Angeles close-up.
April 18, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Don't get confused, but "July" will be coming early with the release of the crime thriller "Cold in July" on May 23. IFC Films just released a trailer for the film. The retro-flavored movie was one of many genre-twisting entries to emerge from this year's Sundance Film Festival, alongside the recent release "The Raid 2," as well as the upcoming "Life After Beth," "The One I Love" and "The Guest. " Directed by Jim Mickle, "July" is an adaptation of the 1989 crime novel by Joe R. Lonsdale.
September 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Swingman Kris Johnson and center Jelani McCoy, who helped UCLA within a victory of a Final Four berth last season, have been suspended indefinitely from the team. The players were suspended for violation of athletic department policies and team rules and will not be allowed to participate in any team activities, director of athletics Peter T. Dalis said Monday in a statement.
October 26, 2009 | Joe Markman
Nearly a century after Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, was convicted of crossing state lines with a prostitute, two conservative, boxing-enthusiast lawmakers are pressuring President Obama to grant him a measure of justice. Dual requests for a posthumous pardon have passed the Senate and House. They were sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former amateur boxer, and Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), who trains and spars in his spare time. Advocates say the president should, in the words of the House resolution, "expunge from the annals of American criminal justice a racially motivated abuse of the prosecutorial authority."
April 16, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has told a British newspaper that rumors of the band's impending breakup are only that. "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," Johnson told the U.K.'s Telegraph . "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it. " Reports that the long-running Australian rock band would be calling it quits revolved around news that guitarist Malcom Young, lead guitarist Angus Young's older brother, is seriously ill. In the interview with the Telegraph, Johnson did confirm that one of the band's members has “a debilitating illness” that could affect how AC/DC moves forward.
April 16, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Chris Johnson has gone from the Tennessee Titans to the onetime New York Titans. The former 2,000-yard running back signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, potentially adding punch to an offense ranked 25 th in total yards last season. The Jets were the only team Johnson visited after being released by the Titans almost two weeks ago. Johnson, 28, is coming off a down season in which he averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry and didn't have a run longer than 30 yards.
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