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August 30, 1992 | FRANK CLIFFORD and RICH CONNELL and STEPHEN BRAUN and Andrea Ford, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Somehow, somewhere along the line, connections had been frayed and confidence lost. Conceived in the ashes of Watts, this was supposed to be a municipal administration built to absorb ethnic shocks. In a city of so many colors, of so much wealth and poverty, it was expected to keep the peace. But on a single evening in late April, the flames that lighted the Los Angeles sky revealed that despite its multiracial hues, Mayor Tom Bradley's model City Hall was powerless to keep the lid on.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Joe Flint
National Geographic Channels, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society, is being overhauled. Out are Chief Executive David Lyle and President Howard Owens. In their place, veteran Fox executive David Hill has been named chairman and Courteney Monroe, chief marketing officer for National Geographic's U.S. network, has been promoted to chief executive. For Hill, this is his second stint as chairman of National Geographic Channels. He oversaw the partnership several years ago before turning the day-to-day job over to Lyle while keeping a seat on the board of directors.
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SPORTS
June 12, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ziegler's tenure as NHL president began in 1977 with cantankerous Harold Ballard mocking him, in public, as an "office clerk" and a "know-nothing shrimp." Such comments by the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs became much of the soundtrack for Ziegler's tumultuous 15-year reign as the league's president. Ziegler, 58, is expected to announce today that he will resign on Sept. 30.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Turner Broadcasting is getting a makeover. For years, the parent company of cable channels TBS, CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, HLN and TruTV was one of the more stable and low-key units of Time Warner Inc. Based in Atlanta, Turner seldom gets as much attention as Time Warner's Warner Bros. and HBO, despite being a cash cow that last year had operating profit of $3.5 billion and revenue of almost $10 billion. But the new leaders at Turner -- Chief Executive John Martin and President David Levy are shaking things up. There have been several high-profile departures this year -- some voluntary and some not -- and Levy has promised that more changes are in the works.
NEWS
April 24, 1999
the basic element of NATO's structure is the national authority of its 19 members. Representatives to NATO present and vote on proposals based on the policies of their respective governments. For Operation Allied Force, NATO's campaign in Yugoslavia, the chain of command for day-to-day operations is as follows:
NEWS
July 4, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conservative die-hards and reformers went to war Tuesday for the hearts and minds of the Soviet Communist Party, with Yegor K. Ligachev denouncing the Gorbachev era's "reckless radicalism" and other leaders defending policies that stripped the "evil empire" label from their nation. One day after President Mikhail S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1995
Advice for President Clinton: Stop being Mr. Nice Guy. Get nasty--it works. The American people think that's leadership. It worked for Republicans! JOSEPH SIMON Malibu
OPINION
July 6, 2012
Re "Vision quest," Opinion, July 1 It's hard to accept that "Americans today aren't interested in slogans and sound bites. " Don't campaign strategists act as if superficial, slickly worded ads will sway undecided voters? Franklin D. Roosevelt's inspirational visions were offered to a receptive public as his first term began. Neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney has anything to gain from offering rosy visions of lofty national objectives to a skeptical, ill-informed public scant months before the election.
OPINION
September 5, 2012
Re "Brown faces tough calls," Sept. 2 I have to laugh at Republican Party strategist Rob Stutzman's comment that Gov. Jerry Brown is "encumbered from being able to show leadership. He's being consumed by the Sacramento political system instead of redefining it. " Don't worry about Brown's leadership; he charts his own course. He stood up to Democrats last year in his veto of their gimmick-ridden state budget proposal. He was not afraid to veto the card-check farm labor bill (he worked out a compromise later)
NEWS
May 16, 2013 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON - Continuing to move quickly to try to put the IRS controversy behind him, President Obama named a new acting commissioner Thursday to replace the one he ousted the day before. Daniel Werfel, current controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will replace Steven Miller, who has been the acting commissioner since November 2012. Miller came under fire for his role in the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative advocacy groups.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Numerous USC linebackers coaches helped Hayes Pullard on his way to becoming a projected four-year starter for the Trojans. Joe Barry coached him as a freshman, Scottie Hazelton as a sophomore and Mike Ekeler as a junior. Now, Peter Sirmon is preparing the fifth-year senior for his final season. As the Trojans completed their third week of spring workouts on Saturday, Pullard said he was looking forward to a few more practices before next week's finale at the Coliseum.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2014 | By David Ng and Mike Boehm
There's nothing opera buffs like better than a climactic death scene. But the one that San Diego Opera scripted for itself has gone over so badly that its leaders are now trying to write a new ending. Last month's sudden announcement that the opera would shut down just short of its 50th anniversary next year raised an outcry from patrons and company members alike, who said they didn't have any advance warning of the company's escalating financial troubles. A faction of the board, which has close to 60 members, has succeeded in getting the closure postponed by two weeks, to April 29, in hopes that last-ditch pleas for donations can keep the lights on. More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the opera to be saved.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Su'a Cravens made a bold debut last season. The USC safety intercepted a pass in the opener and went on to earn recognition as a freshman All-American. Cravens is aiming higher in 2014. He strives for first-team All-American honors. He seeks inclusion on the list for the Thorpe Award, presented annually to the top defensive back in college football. "I'm shooting for the stars," Cravens said Thursday. "You won't go anywhere if you don't. " The 6-1, 215-pound Cravens started all but one game and intercepted four passes last season.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Meg James
His older son, Lachlan, quit a top executive job in the company and retreated to Australia. His second son, James, was battered by the British phone hacking scandal. Some analysts figured Rupert Murdoch's long-held ambition to leave his vast worldwide empire in the hands of a Murdoch would never happen. But with one bold stroke Wednesday, the 83-year-old Murdoch cemented a new leadership structure that ensures his two sons will be in charge of his two media companies long after he is gone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
After stepping down as Los Angeles County sheriff in January, Lee Baca largely has avoided the spotlight. Former aides don't know how to reach him. Reporters looking to interview him have been rebuffed. His last tweet was a link to his farewell address. But this week, Baca took center stage once again - this time as a guest speaker at a Loyola Marymount lecture hall where he offered a contemplative, and at times, self-critical view of his 15-year tenure. Speaking to a group of undergraduates Tuesday night, Baca said his biggest regret as sheriff was spending too much of his time at public events instead of managing his department.
WORLD
March 23, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary - affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum - President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test of whether he can move the continent's leaders into a tougher response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Obama will huddle Monday in Amsterdam with other members of the G-7, seeking a strategy against what many see as the most threatening European land grab since World War II. He will have to navigate disagreements among the European nations over how far to go, and the price they are willing to pay, to sanction Russia for seizing the peninsula from Ukraine.
OPINION
June 28, 2012 | By Michael Kinsley
"Traveling in Europe last week, it seemed as if every other conversation ended with some form of this question: Why does it feel like so few leaders are capable of inspiring their people to meet the challenges of our day?" - Thomas L. Friedman, the New York Times, June 24 A Paris hotel: " Bonjour . Concierge. May I help you?" " Oui, merci. Je m'appelle Tom Friedman de la New York Times. J'ai une question . " " Oui ?" " En Anglais ?"
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team. Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the team over Phil Jackson. On Wednesday, Johnson couldn't hold his tongue. I love Jim & Jeanie Buss, but we need Phil Jackson to be the face of our great organization, the Los Angeles Lakers. - Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Technicolor visual effects and animation chief Tim Sarnoff is getting a big promotion. The French entertainment and media technology company announced that Sarnoff will head the company's new production services group, effectively overseeing all of Hollywood's Technicolor operations, including the main office on Sunset Boulevard, as well as facilities at Paramount Pictures and in Burbank. Sarnoff's group combines two previously separate units -- creative services and digital productions -- and will represent all visual effects, post-production, animation, and digital cinema distribution worldwide.
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