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January 14, 2011 | By David Zucchino and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
? Nearly a week after the deadly shooting spree that claimed six lives, Tucson on Friday mourned a federal judge, the second funeral of a victim of the attack that has rocked the nation. Federal District Court Judge John M. Roll, a devout Roman Catholic who was killed after attending a morning Mass, was remembered at a service at the same church where a day earlier a funeral was held for the youngest victim, Christina-Taylor Green. Security was especially tight for the judge's service because many of his judicial colleagues and other dignitaries were attending.
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NATIONAL
January 13, 2011 | By Seema Mehta and Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
She had an easy smile and eyes the color of mahogany. She was dainty one minute and a tomboy the next, trading a prim ballet outfit for a Canyon del Oro Little League uniform. She was the only girl on the Pirates, a second basewoman and an occasional pitcher, and quite confident she'd be the first woman in the major leagues. She fancied things that, even in a cynical age, were hard to argue with: singing, animals, climbing mesquite trees, tending to the less fortunate. In the days since Christina-Taylor Green was killed ?
NATIONAL
January 13, 2011 | By Seema Mehta and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Less than a week after the deadly mass shooting that left six dead and 13 injured, Tucson began to bury the dead on Thursday. The first funeral from Saturday's shooting was for the youngest victim, Christina Taylor Green, a 9-year-old girl who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, the day of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The U.S. flag that flew atop the World Trade Center was displayed at the funeral, linking the two tragedies that served as parentheses enclosing the brief span of the child who has become a symbol of how violence can shatter a life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2010
Funeral services for producer Dino De Laurentiis will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. His family requests that mourners wear red, his favorite color, a spokesman said. De Laurentiis, a fabled Hollywood figure who produced more than 160 films, including the Federico Fellini classic "La Strada" and the 1976 remake of "King Kong," died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2010 | By Faye Fiore, Los Angeles Times
It's a perfect autumn Sunday and Chad Weikel is sitting outdoors, having a beer with his big brother, Ian. Chad's beer is resting in the cup holder of his folding chair. Ian's is propped up against his headstone. Army Capt. Ian Weikel, 31, was killed in action in Iraq on April 18, 2006, so this is how they visit now. Three rows back, Nicki Bunting's 3-year-old, Connor, is building a campfire for his dad. Or maybe it's an ant farm. He hasn't decided. He was 1 when his father, Army Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
About 150 family members, friends and surf enthusiasts gathered here Thursday for what was called a celebration of the life of Lucas Ransom, the UC Santa Barbara student killed by a shark last week. Some wore T-shirts with the slogan "Ask me about Luke. " Several dozen paddled into the ocean to drop flowers and say prayers for the 19-year-old. Others released green balloons, which carried messages of love and support. "He was the platonic ideal ? he just happened to be here in form," said his cousin Bob Brigham, 32, an Internet consultant from Chico.
WORLD
February 27, 2010 | By Ju-min Park
Step aside, Imelda Marcos, for the newest shoe maven in Asia: the sole purloiner of Seoul. For years, his eye was on men's shoes, mostly designer brands like Bally and Ferragamo. But he wasn't above lifting a pair of women's pumps. Pretending to be a mourner, he cased the prayer halls in hospitals, where South Koreans take off their shoes, leaving them in piles before kneeling to memorialize a friend or loved one. Then he wore one pair at a time out of the room, returning in slippers to snatch another, as many as half a dozen in one heist.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2009 | By Jamie Stengle
The white alabaster figures draped in cloaks show their grief in different ways: from a bent head, the face shrouded by a hood, to a hand swathed in cloth reaching up to wipe a tear. The nearly 40 "mourners" commissioned in the 15th century to adorn the tomb of John the Fearless, the second Duke of Burgundy, will be seen together for the first time outside of France when they begin a tour of seven U.S. cities this spring. Los Angeles will see the exhibition in 2011. "There's something quiet and very powerful about them," said Heather MacDonald, associate curator of European art at the Dallas Museum of Art, which is organizing the tour along with the Dijon Museum of Fine Arts under the auspices of the French Regional and American Museum Exchange.
WORLD
December 21, 2009 | By Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim
Reporting from Tehran and Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- Tens of thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets today in Qom, Iran's main theological center, to mourn the passing of the country's top dissident cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who died late Saturday at the age of 87. Witnesses described a steady procession of mourners walking from Montazeri's home to the shrine of Fatemeh Masoumeh, where Montazeri was laid to...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
Hand in hand, they picked their way through the smoky haze, past blackened oak trees and up a dirt trail blanketed in ash. They finally saw it -- their home of nearly 40 years. All that was left were the stone foundation and the fireplace standing tall amid piles of debris. Julie Garcia stumbled into the arms of her husband, Ernie, and sobbed. "It looks like the moon," Ernie Garcia said quietly. Big Tujunga Canyon is a popular spot for hiking, camping and fishing in the Angeles National Forest.
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