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May 27, 2012 | By Meg Jay
It's graduation time again, and according to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 1.78 million students will walk across a stage and pick up a college diploma. Then they will face terrifying statistics about employment, pressure to make their 20s the best years of their lives, and slogans that suggest that what you do right after college may not matter anyway. What not enough graduates are hearing, however, is that - recession or not - our 20s are life's developmental sweet spot.
April 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Katherine Heigl is suing New York drugstore chain Duane Reade to the tune of $6 million -- all over a tweet she claims misappropriated her image for commercial purposes without her consent.  Last month, the company tweeted out a link to a story with  a paparazzi photo of the actress carrying two bags branded with its logo.  "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore," read the message. The image was also posted on the pharmacy's Facebook page, according to CNN . The allegedly offending tweet is gone from the @DuaneReade timeline, but it did get retweeted . To back up her case for monetary damages, the "Grey's Anatomy" and "27 Dresses" star listed her onscreen accomplishments in the filing and, in what TMZ noted was a bit of overkill in the "look at how famous I am" department, included her number of Twitter followers and, hilariously, the number of hits that result from Googling "Katherine Heigl.
August 9, 1987
"An Enemy Among Us" opened my heart . . . and my eyes. Thank you, CBS, for airing such a sensitive and informative program. P. Katherine, North Hollywood
January 16, 2014 | By Annlee Ellingson
Winter is coming to Oakton, the fictional city circa 1959 at the center of the new 3-D animated film "The Nut Job. " Unfortunately, the critters who occupy Liberty Park haven't been able to store enough food to survive the season. That's of no concern to the aptly named Surly (Will Arnett), a purplish squirrel who looks out for only himself. When Surly discovers a stash of snacks in a closed nut shop, he makes a deal with peacekeeper Andie (Katherine Heigl) to share the loot with the rest of the park.
January 23, 1988
I wish to thank Al Martinez for his Dec. 24 column. He has an unique talent for blending his unhappier thoughts with the beauty and enchantment he finds in the understanding and warmth of a young child. I'm sure he brought comfort to many others, as he did to me. KATHERINE A. BARNET Sherman Oaks
"The Taming of the Shrew," now on the Festival Stage at the Globe Theatres, is a raucous, stylish, funny froth of gender combat that shoots off sexual sparks like a summer lightning storm. Move over, Liz and Dick. Elizabeth Heflin as the razor-tongued Katherine and Jeffrey Nordling as the "mad-brained rudesby" Petruchio are perfectly matched as the high-octane couple whose wooing, wedding and bedding is the heart of "Shrew."
February 13, 1986 | HERB HAIN
Freida Gould of La Habra is looking for tube mascara in the colors slate, brown/black, charcoal or black; she's even willing to settle for a small jar of cream mascara. Can you help bring highlights to Gould's eyes, or will she be faced with the fact that her cosmetic expectations have gone down the tubes? Celia Martinez of Wilmington would like to locate someone to hemstitch her dish towels so that she can crochet around them.
Two and a half years after Delores Jackson drowned in his swimming pool, businessman Donald Bohana pleaded not guilty Wednesday to her murder and was ordered held in lieu of $1-million bail. A short bail hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court depicted Bohana as a 60-year-old businessman with widespread contacts, a pilot's license--and more than $4 million in debts.
February 7, 1997
Katherine "Kit" Tremaine, 89, an author, philanthropist and social activist who was on Richard Nixon's enemies list. During her lifetime, Tremaine donated about $30 million to Democratic political candidates and causes. She campaigned against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, standing in silent protest once a week outside the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. In 1973, she learned that she was on Nixon's list because of her support of Democrats and opposition to the war.
November 17, 1998
Re "City's First Police Watchdog Resigns Post," Nov. 11: The only reason Katherine Mader resigned her position as inspector general of the LAPD is solely because of politics or, more correctly, political correctness. Chief Bernard Parks wants his way, no matter what the system of checks and balances or the Christopher Commission says, and if someone poses a threat to his fiefdom, well, they'll just have to go. The only way to put this in proper perspective is to ask yourself a simple question: What would the Police Commission do about the current flap if the chief of police was Daryl Gates instead of Parks?
December 21, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
UCLA VS. WEBER STATE When: 4 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA (9-2); Weber State (2-4). Update: The Bruins will be trying to recover from a disappointing loss to Duke at Madison Square Garden last week. Through Friday, the Bruins are ranked 12th overall in scoring (86.7 points per game), second in field goal percentage (52.9%) and fifth in assists (18.3). The Wildcats are coming off a 71-point win over St. Katherine College last week, the largest margin of victory in school history.
December 10, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Smile, Adam Sandler - the joke's on you! Or maybe the joke's on us, the collective moviegoing audience? Sandler leads Forbes' 2013 list of the most overpaid Hollywood actors, with "Jack & Jill" and "That's My Boy" as cases in point, illustrating the kind of product that served up only a $3.40 return on every star-salary dollar spent. ("Grown Ups 2" missed the cutoff.) Forbes assembles the top 10 list using data from Box Office Mojo combined with salary data found in its own annual Celebrity 100 list, which cuts off at June 2013.
November 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Katherine Webb is an Auburn graduate who will be cheering for bitter rival Alabama during the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Of course, that's because she's dating Crimson Tide star quarterback AJ McCarron. But don't expect that to matter much to fired-up Tigers fans who might not take too kindly to the famous model switching sides on them. “Honestly, I don't know what to expect,” Webb told USA Today. “AJ just in his protective nature, we talked about it (Wednesday)
November 18, 2013 | By David Colker
Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities. She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a longtime popular professor at Pomona College. But as a graduate student on a cold, rainy day at Brown University in 1988, she spotted a poster for an upcoming performance by an Afro-Cuban ensemble of drummers and dancers. The performance changed her life.
October 19, 2013 | Wire reports
Webb Simpson maintained a four-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, birdieing four of the last seven holes at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Simpson shot a four-under 67 to reach 19 under. He opened with rounds of 64 and 63. Chesson Hadley was second after a 67, reaching 15 under with an eagle on the par-five 16th. The Tour Championship winner last month, Hadley is making his fourth career PGA Tour start. Jeff Overton was third at 14 under after a 68. Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shot a two-under 70 to remain tied for the lead with Katherine Hull-Kirk of Australia after the second round of the KEB HanaBank Championship at Incheon, South Korea.
October 7, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo talked to the New York Post last week on the occasion of the ABC medical drama's 200th episode, which will air Thursday, and gave some very frank comments about the two of the show's highest-profile cast departures, Katherine Heigl and Isaiah Washington. Heigl's departure from the show in 2010 came after several tumultuous seasons, including withdrawing her name from Emmy consideration in 2008 after she found the material she was being given lacking.
September 1, 2009 | Katherine Skiba
Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee. She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the four-seat plane into the air. Now it's blue skies for Duckworth, who's flying again. For the 41-year-old assistant secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs, flying equals freedom, even if it's not adrenaline-pumping combat duty but sailing over Virginia's forests and farms.
September 17, 1988 | JULIE BERGMAN, Special to The Times
Two of the five members of the United States equestrian show jumping squad for the 1988 Olympics are West Coast natives, Anne Kursinski of Pasadena and Lisa Jacquin of Rancho Palos Verdes. That's a bit of an upset, considering the many competitive international show jumping riders that America's East Coast traditionally produces. But Jacquin and Kursinski have one more step to climb before their participation in the events is guaranteed. They have to prove to the U.S.
August 27, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Paris Jackson is much better than when we last checked in on her, grandma Katherine Jackson says. "She is in a good place, getting the help she needs," the Jackson family matriarch told Hello! magazine in an exclusive interview. "She is doing much better. " In early June, Paris was rushed to the hospital after what turned out to be an apparent suicide attempt - she reportedly cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took a bunch of Motrin tablets. Now, Hello! says, the 15-year-old middle child is in a residential facility specializing in grief management and depression in younger people.
July 22, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Brimming with emotion when she first took the witness stand last week, Michael Jackson's mother came across Monday as a contentious, forgetful 83-year-old who contradicted herself while trying to defend her son. Katherine Jackson, who along with the singer's three children is suing concert promoter AEG Live for the superstar's wrongful death, said she was unfamiliar with some of the more sensational details in her son's life. She said she didn't know that Michael's "Dangerous" tour had come to an early end in 1993 when Elizabeth Taylor flew to Mexico City to take the singer to a rehab hospital in London.
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