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 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.
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.
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September 25, 1985 |
What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? The Epistle of James, 3:16-4:6 When that Epistle was read at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church in Echo Park on Sunday, many parishioners felt the shock of recognition. There is, after all, a war raging in the parish. The war centers around whether or not the Rev. Ian Mitchell should remain as rector of what is the oldest Protestant congregation in Los Angeles.
January 6, 2014 |
One of the hoariest misrepresentations in the anti-Social Security arsenal reappeared over the weekend, in the hands of Cato Institute tax analyst Daniel J. Mitchell. The claim is that Social Security hurts black workers. Mitchell's piece was published by Townhall.com under the headline " Government-Run Social Security Is Bad News for Blacks and Other Minorities. " Since the evidence is strong that Social Security has helped keep millions of black families -- among millions of other Americans -- out of poverty, it's worthwhile to examine where Mitchell goes wrong.