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January 30, 1996
It appears that the Whitewater situation is approaching muddy waters. JACK C. CLARK Santa Ana
April 19, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
Amid low expectations, it came as a surprise to Western diplomats when Russia signed off on an agreement calling for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine to lay down their weapons and surrender the public buildings they have been occupying for weeks. What hasn't been surprising in the days since is Russia's apparent unwillingness to ensure that those terms are quickly and cleanly enforced. Russian President Vladimir Putin has two objectives in what the Ukrainian and Western governments say is his thinly disguised backing of the separatists.
February 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
For the third time since 1996, officials plan to unleash a flood in the Grand Canyon next month in an effort to restore an ecosystem that was altered by a dam constructed decades ago on the Colorado River. The Glen Canyon Dam changed the river from a muddy, unpredictable force of nature into a tightly controlled water-delivery system.
January 6, 2014 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - The case of the brain-dead 13-year-old girl whose family was embroiled in a legal standoff with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland seems to be nearing an end. After marathon negotiations with a federal magistrate, Jahi McMath's family members received approval to remove her body, while attached to a ventilator, from the hospital. On Sunday they quietly did so. The brain-dead girl was released first to the Alameda County coroner and then to the family, and is now the responsibility of her mother, who has moved her to an unnamed facility, the family attorney said Monday.
September 20, 2003
Re "Globalization, Then," Opinion, Sept. 14: Why does Jared Diamond insist on using the phrase "genetically modified" when he means "selectively bred"? Genetic modification wasn't even invented until the mid-1970s; it involves inserting genes from one plant or animal species into another. It creates a completely new life form unlike anything that has existed before. Selectively breeding, on the other hand, is choosing existing plants or animals for reproduction on the basis that they contain desirable traits.
July 13, 1986
A letter June 15 commented that the road from Torrey to Boulder, Utah, is now paved. But we cannot understand why the AAA ever at any time told Alice Fleischer that this road is not approved for automobile travel. It has long been a safe two-lane gravel road, the only problem being that the gravel can be stones up to four inches thick. And in the spring there might be some muddy spots where snow banks lay on the road. But the only time I can recall driving it and not getting through was in April, 1947, when the snow was too deep.
October 21, 1989
One fact I did not see mentioned in the articles on Irving Berlin after his death Sept. 22 was that he entertained the WACS, Far Eastern Air Force, in Leyte in 1944. There were 400 of us WACs in the company, and we have each a WAC book of pictures of Irving Berlin entertaining us and soldier friends at a dance in our mess hall. It sure gave all of us a lift in that muddy hole. GEORGIA WEEGE, Woodland Hills
November 22, 1992
"Welcome to Hell" comes across as the work of a careless and misinformed author; everything Vollman sees is interpreted with romantic ignorance bordering on maliciousness. Ominous T-shirts that say "God and Croatia," city facades of bleached chlorine-green, and fervently intolerant young men lead to one conclusion: ancient hatreds brew in the incomprehensible Balkan pot, and all one can do is take surrealistic photographs of tuxedo-clad cellists in muddy cemeteries and write poetic stories for respectable American publications.
November 2, 1987
Kudos to Times editorial writer Ernest Conine for his very penetrating summary regarding the free-enterprise system and unfettered capitalism ("Milk of Human Kindness Hasn't Borne a GOP Label," Op-Ed Page, Oct. 27). As one who has a long background in working for private companies in the U.S. and abroad, in working for the federal Civil Service (and appreciating its many positive aspects), and now owning (successfully) my own business, I too have felt very strongly about recent years' business world trends towards excessive greed and callousness.
March 11, 2008 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
These days, villagers who want to send a letter can go onto the Royal Mail's website, print out postage, and place the envelope in their delivery box out on the road. But that would be missing the point entirely. Here on the endless North Yorkshire moors, where the wind is ubiquitous, the trees are sporadic and the cottages are often low and lonely, mailing a letter often means a trek up the muddy farm track, skirting the sloe-eyed sheep, then down past the 12th century stone church and into the narrow post office doorway.
September 18, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
BIG THOMPSON CANYON, Colo. -- Nick Christensen stared up the road, past the point where sometime last week it had stopped being a road. Highway 34, one of the winding arteries that connects Estes Park and some mountain-dwellers to civilization east of the Rockies, lay cluttered and broken in front of him. Part of the road had plunged into the foaming Big Thompson River, running parallel to the highway perhaps about 12 feet below. "I was just thinking," said Christensen, a spokesman for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, "when I was last up here, the water was up to the road.
September 6, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - It was two steps forward, one step back last month for the sluggish labor market. A modest net gain of 169,000 jobs in August combined with a large downward revision for the previous two months to raise new doubts about whether the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to start dialing back one of its key efforts to boost growth. Although the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3% last month - the lowest level since December 2008 - it fell largely for the wrong reason.
May 22, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
MOORE, Okla.--The Moore Cemetery was full of life on Wednesday. Hundreds of volunteers, clutching shovels, rakes and trash bags, marched down SW 4th Street to go to work in this vast, normally flat grassland where the city has buried its dead since the late 1800s. The far south and west sides of the cemetery border what is now a disaster zone. As far as the eye can see, the ground is caked in trash and rubble left by Monday's monster tornado. Except there are keepsakes mixed in too -- a stray photograph, for example,  gleaming in the sun amid jagged bits of concrete, spears of battered wood, mud and crushed grass.
April 9, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
Dim Sum Crawl: Chinatown's Dim Sum Crawl is scheduled to take place on April 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The crawl will include dim sum from four different restaurants, including Empress Pavilion, Mandarin Chateau, Hop Woo and Plum Tree Inn, and beer pairings which will be provided by local breweries. Tickets, available online , purchased before Sunday are $50 per person and after that will be sold for $60 per person. . Eagle Rock Brewery dinner at Muddy Leek: On Wednesday, Chef Whitney Flood of Muddy Leek in Culver City is teaming up with Eagle Rock Brewery for a five-course tasting menu to be paired with the brewery's craft beers.
March 30, 2013
Muddy Leek Because sometimes all you really need is a comfortable, stylish place that serves good food. LOCATION 8631 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 838-2281, PRICES Small plates $5-$13; entrees $21-$29; desserts $9-$10. DETAILS Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; AE, MC, V Full Bar. Occasionally difficult street parking. RECOMMENDED DISHES leek and egg; shrimp and grits; diver scallops with fennel.
March 30, 2013 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Muddy Leek is in kind of an odd location, just a block or two away from the restaurants in Culver City's Helms complex yet seemingly well outside of the area. It's part of a building that briefly served as a design museum before it was converted into architects' offices, in an awkwardly proportioned space that runs through restaurant identities like Spinal Tap goes through drummers. The neighborhood is rich enough in gelaterias and boutique art galleries that it is nearly impossible to find a parking space on Saturday nights, and the big windows face out onto a panorama that includes two liquor stores, the ice cream sandwich shop Coolhaus, and a shop that flashes slides of sleekly designed kitchens on its exterior as if they were movies at a drive-in.
If you're old enough to have midriff bulge, the fashion stories emanating from television can be a major turnoff. There's no denying the spandex-and-denim set dominates the tube's style waves, from "Melrose Place" to MTV. But a few stylish, mature role models--for whom black leather motorcycle jackets are not the be-all and end-all--do exist.
December 11, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The chirping of birds and the whoops of children frolicking in the grassy hollow give the hilltop a sense of serenity now. It was different 40 years ago. There was a gurgling sound, a warning scream and finally a whooshing roar as death and destruction swept down a ridge into a Los Angeles neighborhood. The Baldwin Hills Dam collapsed with the fury of a thousand cloudbursts, sending a 50-foot wall of water down Cloverdale Avenue and slamming into homes and cars on Dec. 14, 1963.
March 10, 2013 | Doyle McManus
President Obama owes Karl Rove a thank-you note. During last year's election campaign, Rove and other Republicans showed how federal tax law could be stretched to turn a political committee into a "social welfare" organization. These nonprofit organizations, known as 501(c)(4)s, are defined by the Internal Revenue Code as "primarily engaged in promoting in some way the common good and general welfare. " This year, with the president's blessing, former Obama campaign aides have followed in Rove's muddy path and launched a social welfare organization of their own, called Organizing for Action (with, happily, the same initials as Obama for America)
February 25, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
Paso Robles goes to Farmshop: On Wednesday, starting at 5:30 p.m., Farmshop will pour wines exclusively from the Paso Robles wine country throughout dinner service. Reds and whites from Adelaida Cellars, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Cypher Winery, L'Aventure and Tablas Creek Vineyards will accompany a la carte items, such as Scottish salmon, California lamb osso buco and roasted jidori chicken, on the Brentwood eatery's dinner menu. The flight of five wines costs $45 per person.
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