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April 10, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Jordan on Wednesday opened a second camp to shelter the increasing numbers of refugees pouring out of Syria, one day after a United Nations official warned that the regional crisis had hit “a breaking point.” About 100 Syrians arrived Wednesday at the Mrajeeb Fhood camp, said Andrew Harper, the U.N. refugee agency representative in Jordan. The new camp, funded by the United Arab Emirates and operated by its Red Crescent Society, is equipped with solar power and a water treatment plant, Harper said.
April 27, 2014 | By Barry Stavro
Michael Jordan, a Hall of Fame player who now owns an NBA franchise, issued a statement Sunday blasting Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his alleged comments about African Americans. "I look at this from two perspectives -- as a current owner and a former player. As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I'm confident that [NBA Commissioner] Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly," Jordan said.
June 14, 2013 | By David Schenker
Jordan's King Abdullah II has a lot on his plate. Not only is the kingdom hosting nearly 500,000 Syrian refugees, the economy is deteriorating, there's serious unrest in the southern town of Maan, plus persistent protests related to a widespread perception of officially sanctioned corruption and burgeoning domestic opposition to the U.S. deployment of troops and F-16s to protect Jordan from violent spillover from Syria. The palace has pursued some savvy initiatives to insulate the nation from these challenges, including seeking U.S. loan guarantees to float a Eurobond, securing a $2-billion IMF loan and taking very public preliminary measures to fight corruption.
April 27, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA guard Jordan Adams reversed himself and has declared for the NBA draft, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on the matter. The turn of events means the Bruins have lost their two best players to the NBA. Point guard Kyle Anderson had already declared for the draft. Adams' decision, first reported on Yahoo Sports, deprives the Bruins of their leading scorer and one of the team's top defensive players. The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Atlanta averaged 17.4 points a game and finished with 95 steals last season.
May 23, 1988
Your editorial "Repression in Jordan" (May 3), branding Jordan as a "repressive society" simply because its government decided to withdraw the press credentials of the NBC correspondent in Amman, is totally unwarranted. The measure was an isolated action, the first of its kind taken by the Jordanian authorities against a foreign correspondent--and decided upon only after several incidents had left them with no other choice. To convey, without valid reason, such a negative image of Jordan to your readers is a most regrettable distortion of reality.
March 6, 2011
The ruins of Petra in Jordan are among the world's most renowned archaeological sites. The ancient city is known for towering structures half-built and half-carved into the rock. On a trip to the ruins in December, Times reader Sara Shuman shot this photo of the monastery, one of Petra's most famous structures, with her iPhone. "We rode donkeys up the 800 steps in see this amazing Nabataean monument," Shuman says. "Most folks don't take the time and effort to climb up the mountain to see this amazing template.
May 31, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
Doctors from Children's Hospital Los Angeles traveled to Amman, Jordan, this week to treat Syrian refugees and other local children with physical deformities. The doctors have reviewed 76 cases and plan to conduct about 30 surgeries at the King Hussein Medical Center in Amman. The children have benign tumors, hand and facial deformities and ambiguous genitalia. The surgeries, some of which are lengthy and complex, will make an enormous difference in the lives of the children, the doctors said.
July 11, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
In high school, Michael B. Jordan was a good kid. He was one of the star players on his basketball team. He made good grades even while juggling a role on "All My Children. " He tried to spend his salary wisely, buying a small apartment complex in 2005 as an investment. One of his few extravagances was a BMW 330, which he used to jet from acting jobs in New York City and his home in Newark, N.J. "That car gave me a lot of headaches," he recalled, sitting in an empty Los Angeles gastropub midafternoon.
June 8, 1998
Game 1 *--* Mins Pts. Rebs. Jordan 40 37 3 Malone 43 21 14 *--* Game 2 *--* Mins Pts. Rebs. Jordan 46 33 3 Malone 39 16 12 *--* Game 3 Malone made eight of 11 shots, all six of his free throws for 22 points in 31 minutes. Jordan was seven for 14 from the field, 10 of 11 from the free-throw line for 24 points in 32 minutes. Series Averages *--* Mins Pts. Rebs. Jordan 39.3 31.3 3 Malone 37.6 19.6 9.6 *--*
August 11, 1986
If the report from Jordan is any indication of the staff that George Bush, if elected President, might bring to the White House, heaven help us all! The Times does not, to my knowledge, publish fairy tales as news reports, but this episode is enough to make one wonder. JOE McARDLE Carlsbad
April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
One of the earliest public responses by a Clippers player following racist comments allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling didn't involve a single word. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan posted a picture to his Instagram account Saturday morning that was simply a square black image. Jordan then tweeted the link to his more than 426,000 Twitter followers without adding any commentary. The image seems to be similar to the blacked-out profile image that people used in support of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot to death in Florida by George Zimmerman in 2012.
April 25, 2014 | Jonathan Gold
The night of the lunar eclipse, I was having a late supper at Red Medicine out on Wilshire, a few tables over from a man who had decided to dress as Jesus for the evening, a slender young man with long, straight hair and white robes flowing around his ankles. I can't be sure, but I think he ordered the tasting menu. After dinner, I walked outside in time to see the last sliver of the moon disappear into the Earth's shadow. An elderly man plucked at my arm, eager to know what I was looking up at, and I pointed at the moon, at Mars shining bright and pink in its penumbra.
April 24, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND - Golden State's shots kept bouncing off the rim. Some nicked the front, others clanged off the side and still others caromed high off the back. It only seemed as though DeAndre Jordan was there to grab every rebound. The Clippers center repeatedly extended his massive hands to seize the ball, doing it for the final time with 1.2 seconds left Thursday night at Oracle Arena when he grasped Stephen Curry's airballed three-pointer, flung a pass to teammate Chris Paul and raised his arm in triumph.
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers guards Nick Young and Jordan Farmar are enjoying the off-season, making appearances at a Kings game at Staples Center on Tuesday and taking in a Dodgers game Wednesday. Young and Farmar grew up in Los Angeles -- Young played for Cleveland High School in Reseda while Farmar went to Taft in Woodland Hills. Both joined the Lakers last summer. Farmar, originally drafted in 2006 with the 26th overall pick by the team, was in his second stint after playing overseas in Turkey.
April 23, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan came in fifth for the NBA's most improved player award announced Wednesday by the league, and Blake Griffin was seventh. Jordan, who had a career-best season that included averages of a career-high 10.4 points and an NBA-best 13.6 rebounds per game, had four first-place votes and 66 total. Jordan came in third in voting for the NBA's defensive player of the year award. Griffin, who averaged a career-high 24.1 points per game, had six first-place votes and 39 total.
April 17, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Guard Jordan Adams will return to UCLA, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. Adams, who will be a junior, had filed paperwork to determine his NBA draft status. He was UCLA's leading scorer, averaging 17.4 points. He also led the team in steals. UCLA guard Norman Powell, who has also filed paperwork to determine his draft status, is expected to remain at UCLA as well. ALSO: Kobe Bryant doesn't stick around for Lakers' finale Dodgers catch at least one break in 2-1 loss to Giants Ducks make an opening statement, defeat Dallas Stars, 4-3
April 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 113 - San Antonio Spurs 100 (end of regulation) The Lakers ended a difficult 2013-14 regular season with an easy win over the NBA's best San Antonio Spurs. With Kobe Bryant (knee), Pau Gasol (vertigo), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Chris Kaman (calf), Xavier Henry (knee, wrist) and Kent Bazemore (foot) all sidelined, the Lakers finished the season with a 27-55 record after 113-100 victory on the road. The Spurs sat Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli, along with Tony Parker in the second half, as they prepare for their first-round matchup against the Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
April 15, 2014 | By Sherif Tarek
Jordan's ambassador to Libya was abducted by armed assailants Tuesday while heading to his Tripoli office, the latest official taken hostage in the unstable North African country. Masked kidnappers opened fire on the vehicle in which Ambassador Fawaz Itan was a passenger, wounding the driver, said Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Nsour in a briefing to members of the lower house of parliament. The driver was hospitalized, according to Jordan's official Petra news agency.
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