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October 26, 2010 |
Lamont Johnson, an Emmy-winning director who was honored for his work on the TV programs "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" and "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" during a wide-ranging career in television, film and theater, died of congestive heart failure at his Monterey home Sunday, his son, Chris, said. He was 88. Johnson, known for his sensitive treatment of controversial subjects in made-for-TV movies, dealt with interracial romance in "My Sweet Charlie" (1970), homosexuality in "That Certain Summer" (1972)
August 4, 2006 |
Political novice Ned Lamont, whose candidacy centers on opposition to the war in Iraq, surged to a commanding lead over Sen. Joe Lieberman less than a week before the Democratic primary, a poll released Thursday shows. Lamont was the choice of 54% of likely Democratic voters in the Quinnipiac University poll. Lieberman, a three-term incumbent who has been criticized for his support of the war, was backed by 41% of those polled.
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June 16, 1998 |
The wife of a Motown singer and songwriter was arrested Monday night on suspicion of harboring a fugitive when police found a carjacking suspect hiding in her bedroom after he eluded officers during a flight that turned into a televised freeway chase, police said. Barbara Dozier, 47, was booked Monday night at Van Nuys Jail, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee. Dozier is married to Lamont Dozier, 57, who was instrumental in the birth of the Motown sound.
October 3, 2000 |
Dodger Manager Davey Johnson will have company. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates fired their managers Monday in continuing a purge expected to leave many seeking work. Buck Showalter of the Diamondbacks, Jack McKeon of the Reds and Gene Lamont of the Pirates were among the first victims of increased payrolls and unfulfilled expectations, being ousted a day after the regular season ended.
September 8, 1988 |
Lamont Lovett would much rather absorb the sting of a linebacker's hit than relive the pain he felt when he saw the nickname his teammates had taped to his locker. The sign read "Fumbles Senior," referring to the Franklin High tailback's tendency to give up the football at crucial points in a game. His younger brother, Lamar Lovett, was dubbed "Fumbles Junior," more because of his bloodlines than a propensity for turnovers.
August 9, 2006 |
Sen. Joe Lieberman, who angered Democratic voters with his staunch support of the war in Iraq, on Tuesday narrowly lost his party's nomination to Ned Lamont, an antiwar candidate who was unknown seven months ago. Lieberman is only the fourth incumbent senator to lose his party's nomination since 1980. He promised to run for a fourth term as an independent candidate. Looking out at his supporters Tuesday night, he beamed and raised a fist defiantly in the air.
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December 23, 1993 |
Eric Lamont Gunn pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he murdered his half brother. Earlier, he denied that he was even at the party when Rayshaun Love was fatally shot. Love, 17, died early Sunday morning after being shot in the chest at a pay-to-enter party in Lancaster. More than 36 hours later, his brother was arrested in the slaying.
January 4, 1996 |
A teacher at Dorsey High School has complained to school administrators that basketball Coach Kevin Gibson tried to coerce him into changing a failing grade so one of Gibson's star players would be eligible to compete. In addition, The Times has obtained records that show two of the player's grades were changed after the grading deadline had passed, which an L.A. Unified School District administrator said would be a violation if certain procedures were not followed.
January 29, 2011 |
Reporting from Tucson Rotten irony, cruel fate or bad karma, USC can't be sure. But two of its former recruits, two players whose signature on 2009 letters of intent officially made them Trojans, ended up at Arizona and beat them Saturday. Derrick Williams and Lamont Jones each made all six of his shots against the team they nearly joined, and led Arizona to an 82-73 victory at the McKale Center. Williams, a superstar sophomore forward from La Mirada High who has become a national player-of-the-year candidate, scored a game-high 20 points, including 17 in the second half.
September 13, 1990 |
Among Westside Los Angeles City high school football teams, some might qualify as powers this season and others might have to weather power outages. The Dorsey High Dons, defending 4-A champion, have a good chance to repeat this year, keeping Carson and Banning from hogging the title the way they have the past 15 years. Venice, which probably had its strongest team in school history last year, lost several key performers to graduation and is rebuilding.