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July 14, 1988
Champion Kenny (Machine Gun) Mitchell of Houston stopped Joe Contreras of Dallas at the end of the eighth round in their scheduled 12-round U.S. Boxing Assn. bantamweight championship fight Wednesday night at the Forum.
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February 20, 2014 | By Inkoo Kang
Arriving less than a week after the high-profile death of Pentecostal pastor and reality-show star Jamie Coots by snakebite, the religious thriller "Holy Ghost People" is well poised to exploit fears of an already misunderstood spiritual minority. "Holy Ghost People" takes its name from a 1967 documentary by Peter Adair that captures the soul of a politically progressive West Virginia congregation that handles snakes and speaks in tongues. Director Mitchell Altieri's disappointing feature makes nasty beasts of the very people Adair strived to humanize, portraying them as violent, intolerant hicks straight out of central casting.
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SPORTS
September 18, 1997 | PETER YOON
Drum heads. When he's not playing tight end, the 6-foot, 185-pound senior plays drums, sings backup vocals and writes lyrics for three bands. He pounds out solos for Interfere, a heavy metal band; plays fills for Meadows, a soft rock band; and whacks out rim shots for The Circuit, a classic rock band. All three groups play original music and while they usually play at parties and dances, Meadows played to good-sized crowds at The Whiskey and The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DETROIT - Defenseman Jake Muzzin's emotions swung quickly Thursday from exhilaration to exasperation. The 24-year-old scored the Kings' first goal against St. Louis - his first point in 15 games - but was responsible for the Blues' equalizer after his shot on goal was blocked and turned into a breakaway for T.J. Oshie. Muzzin impeded Oshie, who was awarded a penalty shot and scored. "Stuff's going to happen. There's no sense dwelling on it or letting it affect the rest of your game," he said Friday after the Kings practiced at Joe Louis Arena.
SPORTS
January 1, 2012 | Lisa Dillman
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2013 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
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.
WORLD
January 23, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders
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.
WORLD
March 19, 2010 | By Paul Richter
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
December 27, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
It is not a 100% return to health - not that any NHL team is ever completely without issues - but the Kings are inching toward that elusive goal. On hand Friday in practice for Saturday's game at Nashville were defenseman Willie Mitchell and goalie Jonathan Quick . It is the first trip Quick has taken with his teammates since he suffered a strained groin at Buffalo on Nov. 12. Mitchell suffered an upper-body injury at Ottawa on the Kings' last trip. Quick's presence is a definite sign of progress, considering Coach Darryl Sutter had indicated recently he did not think Quick would make this trip.
SPORTS
December 15, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Willie Mitchell won't play for the Kings on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Coach Darryl Sutter said Mitchell is sick and stayed at the team's hotel here instead of coming to the rink for the finale of this four-game trip. “Afternoon games are hard on those old guys,” Sutter said, jokingly. Defenseman Matt Greene, activated last week after he recovered from an upper-body injury, was poised to replace Mitchell and play for the first time since Nov. 2 Mitchell had suffered an apparent upper-body injury in the first period of the Kings' 5-2 victory at Ottawa on Saturday but returned for the second period before skipping the third.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013
Bill Porter Salesman with cerebral palsy was subject of TV Bill Porter, 81, a former door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, died Dec. 4 at a hospital in Gresham, Ore. The cause was an infection, Shelly Brady, a friend and longtime assistant, told KATU-TV. Determined to make his way through life independently despite his physical challenges, Porter spent decades trudging through Portland neighborhoods selling J.R. Watkins skin care creams and other products.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Rober Abele
Early on in writer-director Jessie McCormack's "Expecting" - about female friendship, marriage and pregnancy - there's an unhurried, amiable but tension-filled vibe that suggests Nicole Holofcener's perceptive comedies. Lizzie (Radha Mitchell) wants a baby, her husband, Peter (John Dore), might not, but they accept an offer from Lizzie's caustic kook of a best friend, Andie (Michelle Monaghan) - pregnant after a one-night stand - to hand over Andie's child to them when born. The movie's early promise fades, however, as an Apatowian crassness descends upon the comic situations, churlishness gets mistaken for rawness, and sweetness starts to feel manipulative instead of natural.
SPORTS
December 1, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Little by little, the Kings are starting to adopt some of the speech patterns of a certain Canadian. Some, but not all of Coach Darryl Sutter's favorite sayings. "Park it and move on, right? As Darryl says," Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell said Sunday morning. "Park and ride, right? I think he said it best is that we've done that since he's been here with games we've won. And I think you've got to do that with games you lose. " After their performance in a 2-1 loss to Calgary on Saturday, the Kings will have to park and ride with uncommon speed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - The musical chairs in California's Legislature continues when voters in a Los Angeles-area Assembly district go to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant seat. One of the three candidates in the contest - all Democrats - is Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, who is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father, Mark Ridley-Thomas, who served in the Legislature before being elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The other candidates are former Culver City Mayor Christopher R. Armenta and John Jake, a real estate broker who is president of the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1985 | LARRY GORDON, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
Douglas Carter Beane's “The Little Dog Laughed” follows four people who, as one of them puts it, couldn't identify their feelings in a police lineup. Translation: they're excellent company. The uneven revival at Secret Rose Theatre doesn't quite do them justice - think of a crisp vodka tonic arriving watered down.  In Manhattan to scoop up movie rights to a hot new play, almost A-list actor Mitchell (Owen Martin) falls for Alex (Trip Langley), a sensitive hustler who divides his time between four-star hotel rooms and the outer borough comforts of friend-with-benefit Ellen (Laine Jennings)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Shirley Mitchell, a veteran film and TV actress who was believed to be the last surviving adult cast member of TV's legendary sitcom "I Love Lucy," has died at 94. Mitchell, who played Lucy's friend Marion during the 1953-54 season, died of heart failure at her home in Westwood on Monday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She was the widow of Oscar-winning songwriter Jay Livingston, who cowrote classic tunes including "Que Sera Sera" and "Mona Lisa. " PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 Lucille Ball, who played the title role in "I Love Lucy," died in 1989, the last survivor of the four principals (the others were her husband, Desi Arnaz Sr., along with Vivian Vance and William Frawley, who played their neighbors, Fred and Ethel Mertz)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
David Mitchell, whose complex novel “Cloud Atlas” was adapted into a film last year, has quietly hit bestseller lists again as one of three authors of “ The Reason I Jump .” He shares credit with KA Yoshida and young Japanese writer Naoki Higashida. Higashida has a severe form of autism, but, as a 13-year-old, wrote this book about what it's like to live inside his head. Mitchell collaborated with his wife, Yoshida, on the translation from the Japanese; as parents of an autistic child, they see the book as a way to break through the speechlessness of autism.
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