January 13, 2011 |
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 ?
January 13, 2011 |
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.
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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.
November 11, 2010 |
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.
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October 29, 2010 |
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.
February 27, 2010 |
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.
December 24, 2009 |
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.
December 21, 2009 |
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...
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September 2, 2009 |
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.
July 31, 2009 |
Protesters swarmed Tehran's main cemetery and fanned out across a large swath of the capital Thursday, defying truncheons and tear gas to publicly mourn those killed during weeks of unrest, including a young woman whose death shocked people around the world. The protests marked the 40th day since the shooting of Neda Agha-Soltan was captured on video and posted on the Internet. For Shiite Muslims, the 40th day has religious importance, often an occasion for an outpouring of emotion and grief.