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July 22, 1990 | JOHN JOHNSON and RONALD L. SOBLE, John Johnson and Ronald L. Soble, Times staff writers, are working on a book about the Menendez case for New American Library.
ON A MILD SUNDAY last summer, a string of "popping sounds" drifted through the lazy night air of Beverly Hills around 10 o'clock. "I didn't think anything of it," said Tom Zlotow, a neighbor who soon learned that the noises he'd heard from the house right behind his were echoes of the most sensational crime in the history of Beverly Hills. "I didn't even think it could be gunfire, especially around here."
April 24, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
One of the greatest gifts for a teenager is when a grandfather is able to live long enough to offer life lessons that can be cherished forever. Grant Hockin, a standout senior pitcher at La Verne Damien, was the recipient of such influential advice from the man he called "grandpa," Harmon Killebrew, a baseball Hall of Famer from the Minnesota Twins who hit 573 home runs in 22 major-league seasons. "He always told me to treat everyone with respect and don't take anything for granted," Hockin said.
March 22, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter and Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writers
A student on a remote Indian reservation in Minnesota burst through the metal detector at his high school Monday and shot dead five classmates, a teacher and a security guard before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Before his rampage at the school, the student shot and killed his grandparents at their home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, authorities said. His grandfather, Sgt. Daryl Lussier, had served for more than 35 years on the Red Lake police force.
April 2, 2014 | By Richard Verrier and John Horn
When filmmaker Darren Aronofsky started scouting locations for his biblical flood epic, "Noah," he had two potentially competing needs. The landscapes on which he would shoot exteriors needed at first to look like an uninhabitable wasteland, and, after the deluge, a new garden of Eden, where Noah, his family and his ark of animals could begin to repopulate the earth. The writer-director's production team considered Death Valley, deserts in Mexico and the Canary Islands. But when they visited Iceland, "Noah" found its port of call.
February 4, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
The last time Nevada Republicans caucused in a presidential contest, they delivered a stunning second-place finish to Texas Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-minded candidate who had been largely written off, averaging last place in polls leading up to caucus day. The lesson was that Paul may not appeal to a broad base of voters, but the people who like him can be counted on to turn up and disproportionately represent themselves at caucus events, which...
April 8, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
C.J. Wilson's earned-run average in the warmth of Arizona and Dodger Stadium was 1.11 as the Angels' $77.5-million left-handed addition to the pitching rotation cruised to a 4-0 exhibition record. Tough, however, to simulate pitching in an icebox there. Now, Orange County's Wilson makes his regular-season debut in the frigid conditions of early spring in Minnesota, where he'll oppose the Twins' Nick Blackburn Monday at Target Field. “Nothing you can do, just adjust,” Wilson said.
October 25, 2012
TAMPA BAY (2-4) AT MINNESOTA (5-2) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. Line: Vikings by 6. Over/Under: 42. Sam Farmer's pick: The Vikings are looking to go 5-0 at home, and the Buccaneers have lost nine in a row on the road. Adrian Peterson will still get his yards against a tough run defense. Vikings 24, Buccaneers 17.
April 7, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
Time: 7:30. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Where: Staples Center. VS. MINNESOTA Records: Clippers 18-59, Timberwolves 22-55. Record vs. Timberwolves: 1-1. Update: Finally, a team almost as beat up and diminished as the Clippers, but not quite. Minnesota was missing four of its top six scorers in Sunday's one-sided loss to Denver. The Clippers?
April 11, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
When: 5 PDT. Where: Target Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 35-23, Timberwolves 25-34. Record vs. Timberwolves: 0-3. Update: The Clippers know who their nemesis is this season, and it is the Timberwolves, a team the Clippers haven't beaten all season. Both teams played Wednesday, the Clippers winning at Oklahoma City and the Timberwolves losing at Denver.
June 18, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, 24, and some friends, all of whom were black, were walking outside a Minneapolis bar last June when four white people began calling to them using racial and other types of epithets. McDonald, who was born a man and is transitioning to a woman, later testified that she and her friends tried to walk away. But, authorities say, one of the bar patrons, Molly Flaherty, smashed a glass of alcohol against McDonald's face, cutting her. A fight broke out. At one point, Flaherty's ex-boyfriend, Dean Schmitz, said: “Look at that boy dressed like a girl," according to McDonald's testimony.
April 1, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Desperate Hockey Teams, Part II. The other entry in the three-way battle between Minnesota, Phoenix and Dallas for two wild-card playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Coyotes, visits the Kings on Wednesday night. It's no coincidence that Minnesota and Phoenix are the only teams to beat the Kings this season when the Kings led after two periods. They both did so in March with the Wild rallying for a 3-2 win Monday night. "It's hard but you just have to realize the desperation of teams," Kings center Mike Richards said.
March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Down two more injured players, the Clippers just stayed the course, sticking with their “next man up” mantra. They didn't have that many men to step into the void, but the 10 players the Clippers had healthy Monday night were more than enough for them to overwhelm the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-104, at the Target Center. Blake Griffin missed his first game of the season with back spasms. BOX SCORE: Clippers 114, Timberwolves 104 Jamal Crawford didn't play because of a sore left Achilles' tendon.
March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS  - Blake Griffin stood erect with his back up against the basketball stanchion for support, contemplating whether it was wise to push through back spasms that forced him from the game Saturday night in Houston or to rest. Griffin decided to rest rather than play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. He probably won't play at Phoenix on Wednesday. The Clippers have seven regular-season games left before the playoffs start in about three weeks, and they want make sure Griffin is 100% healthy.
March 31, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
It was all going so well until the brother-in-law got involved. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was picking up right where he left off the other day, looking sharp, poised and on his game, even if all of his teammates weren't quite along for the ride Monday at Staples Center. Then Minnesota forward Matt Moulson, who is Quick's brother-in-law and a former teammate, got opportunistic and sparked a third-period rally by the Wild as Minnesota beat the Kings, 3-2, scoring twice in a span of 1 minute 2 seconds.
March 30, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
AT MINNESOTA When: 5 PDT. Where: Target Center, Minneapolis. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 52-22: Timberwolves 36-36. Record vs. Timberwolves: 3-0. Update: The Clippers are 3-1 on their five-game trip. They have defeated the Timberwolves eight consecutive times.
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Minnesota Timberwolves (35-35) appear to have fallen short of their playoff goal, sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference, seven games behind the eighth-place Phoenix Suns (43-29). The Lakers (23-47) visit the Timberwolves on Friday night, playing their second game in as many days after a 108-105 loss to the Bucks on Thursday in Milwaukee. The Wolves are a potent offensive team but the status of center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) isn't clear. Rookie Gorgui Dieng, drafted with the 21st overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, has made a significant impression in recent weeks.
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