January 1, 2012 |
When Willie Mitchell suffered a concussion almost two years ago, getting back to hockey became secondary to living a normal life. "It's tough. You can't do anything. You can't read. You can't drive your car. It hurts," said Mitchell, the Kings defenseman who was then with the Vancouver Canucks. "Living in pain, it's almost like, I always say, it's like a snippet into a terminal illness, so to speak. It gives you a little snippet because not only physically it bothers you. But it's also the emotional aspect of it, as well as that.
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March 16, 2013 |
Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell has certainly gone the distance for his friends on Los Angeles' skid row. On Sunday he'll go another 26.2 miles as he leads members of the Midnight Mission Running Club during the Los Angeles Marathon. For much of the last year, Mitchell has spent portions of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays conditioning mission residents for the competition, which starts at 7:28 a.m. at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica. Nine members of the club have signed up to participate in the marathon, with Mitchell paying the $175 entry fee for each.
January 23, 2010 |
As U.S. envoy George J. Mitchell wrapped up his Mideast trip Friday with little to show for his efforts to kick-start peace talks, the Obama administration was signaling a growing pessimism that Israelis and Palestinians would return to negotiations any time soon. In his first visit since November, Mitchell met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. But officials on both sides said little progress was made toward restarting talks that collapsed a year ago. Even as Mitchell was holding meetings in Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, President Obama expressed doubts that Israeli and Palestinian leaders were ready to make the compromises needed to engage in a "meaningful conversation," he told Time magazine.
March 19, 2010 |
The Obama administration said Thursday that its Middle East peace envoy is headed to the region this weekend to resume consultations, a visit that had been postponed earlier in the week over a diplomatic dispute with Israel. The news of the trip by envoy George J. Mitchell indicated possible progress in talks between U.S. and Israeli officials after a conflict over Israel's announcement last week of a new housing project in disputed East Jerusalem as Vice President Joe Biden was visiting the country to promote peace talks with Palestinians.
October 9, 2011 |
The Marriage Plot A Novel Jeffrey Eugenides Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 406 pp., $28 For a while there, it looked like the novel was a goner. This was after the French theorist invasion, when the ideas of Lacan and Derrida caught fire with American academics, turning the study of English inside out. Language was slippery, its meaning elusive, narrative old-fashioned, they said; the straightforward march of an imagined story across a page was a sham. In the early 1980s, Charles Dickens was out; Donald Barthelme was in. This is the world in which Madeleine wakes up, hungover, on her graduation day in Jeffrey Eugenides' new novel, "The Marriage Plot.
January 10, 1985
Former City Councilman Walter Mitchell Jr., convicted in 1983 of corruption charges stemming from his role in winning council approval for a condominium conversion project, began serving his sentence this week in a federal prison in Texas. Prison officials said that Mitchell, 37, will spend six months in La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security institution near El Paso.