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June 28, 1992
I, for one, am finished watching "Murphy Brown." What a disgrace. Have they no feelings for the child? Or its feelings? I think not. Edith R. Eskildsen, Pasadena
April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Boomer Esiason apologized repeatedly on Friday for suggesting New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy's wife should have scheduled a C-section during spring training so her husband wouldn't have to miss any regular-season games for the birth of their first child. “I want to say again on this radio show that in no way shape or form was I advocating anything for anybody to do, was not telling women what to do with their bodies. I would never do that. That's their decisions. That's their life and they know their bodies better than I do," said Esiason, the former NFL quarterback who is a co-host of the "Boomer & Carton" CBS/WFAN morning radio show.
July 10, 1986
In the words of Atlanta Manager Chuck Tanner, Dale Murphy' consecutive-game streak was "a black cloud" hanging over the Brave center fielder's head. So, Murphy sat out Wednesday's game in Philadelphia after playing in 740 consecutive games, a string that began Sept 25, 1981. It was decided that Murphy, in a 3-for-26 slump, needed to take a day or so off. The Braves, without Murphy, beat the Phillies, 7-3. Murphy seemed relieved, saying: "It's better not to have it hanging over my head.
April 3, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Radio host Mike Francesa, who apparently is stuck in a time warp and hasn't moved into the 21st century with the rest of humanity, is mad at New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Why? Because Murphy has taken three days off to be with his wife during and after the birth of their first child. In Major League Baseball, a player is allowed to miss three days for paternity leave. That way he can bond with the new baby, take care of his wife and generally do what any decent husband/father does when possible.
March 14, 1985 | Associated Press
Former Rep. John M. Murphy, convicted in the FBI's Abscam probe, was released on parole Wednesday after serving 20 months of a three-year sentence. Murphy, a New York Democrat who was a veteran of 18 years in the House, was found guilty in December, 1980, of conspiracy and of accepting an unlawful gratuity.
May 4, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON, Times Art Critic
Dr. Franklin D. Murphy was named chairman of the board of the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., on Friday, becoming the first Californian to head a board of a major East Coast museum. Murphy, who is chairman of the executive committee of Times Mirror Co., succeeds Paul Mellon, the gallery's major patron and its board chairman since 1979. Murphy's appointment is effective immediately.
August 23, 2009 | Richard Eder
John the Revelator A Novel Peter Murphy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 254 pp., $25 In "John the Revelator," music journalist Peter Murphy has made a novel out of the sorties and travails of a boy growing up in a small Irish town. In fact, with its loose collection of characters, incidents and spaced-out riffs, it more closely resembles the sometimes disparate cuts on a pop album. John Devine, the protagonist and narrator, provides the uncertain voice linking these stories; yet neither stories nor voice manages to configure him as the novel's central personage.
October 31, 1998 | ARASH MARKAZI
Murphy 54, St. Genevieve 0--Gerald Moore rushed for 265 yards in 15 carries and scored on runs of 68, 10, 35 and 90 yards for the Nobles (2-6, 2-3) at Birmingham High. Murphy ground out 357 rushing yards and 436 yards overall, while holding the Valiants (0-7, 0-5) to 146 overall. Mikey Pisano completed seven of 27 for 96 yards with two interceptions for St. Genevieve, which had six turnovers.
May 13, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- A man shot dead by police in Trenton, N.J., after a 37-hour standoff may have held a young boy and two teenage girls hostage in a small room with their mother's decomposing body for about two weeks after killing her and one of her sons, law enforcement officials said. The abductor, 38-year-old  Gerald Tyrone Murphy, died shortly after 3:45 a.m. Sunday, when police burst into the room where he had been holed up with his young captives and fired a single shot at him. The hostages, ages 4, 16 and 18, were rescued.
February 5, 1995
A 41-year-old Burbank man was being held Saturday on charges he kidnaped and raped a woman whom police would describe only as "a family member." Authorities allege that Jose Mario Decampo knocked on his victim's door at 8 p.m. Friday and struck her on the head with a club when she answered. "The suspect then beat, bound and raped the victim," said Burbank Police Sgt. Jon Murphy. Decampo then allegedly led the woman at knifepoint to his car and headed for Tijuana, Mexico, Murphy said.
March 16, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Top U.S. officials warned against further Russian military aggression into eastern Ukraine as Americans and Western allies prepared to slap more sanctions on Russian officials and to protect the new government in Kiev. Sanctions could be announced as soon as Monday, officials said, and would send a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin following Sunday's vote on a Russian-backed referendum to split Crimea from Ukraine. The U.S. rejected the vote and top lawmakers called it a sham.
February 24, 2014 | By August Brown
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star. He's dabbled in outside productions , yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend , lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking to reform one of New York's least sonorous spaces -- the subway turnstiles. "I started noticing that the subway sounds quite brutal," Murphy told the Wall Street Journal in a video clip discussing the potential project . "Given that all that information is already at the turnstile, why don't we just make it a nice sound?
February 3, 2014 | Russ Parsons
Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the days when restaurants were better known for their dining room staffs than for the chefs who were working in their kitchens. Murphy, 75, died at home in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
January 10, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
His current repertoire consists of plucky glee club singers and horror-tastic witches. But come May, TV everyman Ryan Murphy will be presenting a more somber story to viewers in the HBO play-to-telepic adaptation of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart. " Kramer's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical play about the early years of the AIDS crisis made its off-Broadway debut in 1985. Film adaptations have long been rumored, but it was not until recently that anything came to fruition. Murphy bought the rights to the play in 2010, joking that he took out a second mortgage to do so. He directed and produced the project, which is set between 1981 and 1984, and worked on the script with Kramer for three years -- estimating that about 45% of the movie will be new material.
December 23, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Long before "lean in" became a rallying cry for professional women of America, there was "Murphy Brown. " In fall 1988, the sitcom about a brash, unmarried, fortysomething news anchor and recovering alcoholic premiered on CBS. Though it was slow to build into a hit, "Murphy Brown" became a top 5 show, won 18 Emmys over 10 seasons and sparked a contentious national dialogue about single motherhood, thanks to a certain vice president. Played by patrician blond Candice Bergen, Brown may have been physically reminiscent of real-life newswoman Diane Sawyer, but with her irascible and relentless disposition, she was, as creator Diane English famously put it, closer to "Mike Wallace in a dress.
December 5, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A 39-year-old woman who allegedly kidnapped her three children remained at large Thursday, a day after the siblings were found safe. Nisshawn Murphy was being sought after she failed to heed a judge's order to relinquish custody of her children due to several criminal convictions. She allegedly kidnapped her 10-year-old son outside his Palmdale foster home and left with his two younger siblings. The 10-year-old was reported missing about 8:50 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
July 7, 2001
Hey! What will happen to the title of the movie I directed in 1967, "Doctor Dolittle"? It seems to have gotten lost in some kind of numbers games. All I see in the newspapers are ads for Eddie Murphy's "Dr. Dolittle 2" and articles and reviews comparing it with Eddie Murphy's "Dr. D1." The title of my "Doctor Dolittle," which starred Rex Harrison and won nine academy nominations and two Academy Awards, didn't have a number, so I guess it'll have to be referred to as number "0" from now on. To make matters somewhat more confusing, Kenneth Turan, in his review ("They're Not Quite House-Trained," June 22)
September 27, 1987 | CHARLES SIFUENTES
Murphy 21, Village Christian 6--Murphy capitalized on two first-quarter interceptions by linebacker Peter VanDenBerg to build a 14-0 lead en route to a nonleague victory at Kennedy High. VanDenBerg intercepted a pass by Crusader quarterback Drew Martenson and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown early in first quarter. VanDenBerg's second interception set up a 16-yard touchdown run by Noble tailback Terrence Kendricks.
November 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death. Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of new toxicology tests he'd had done after suing to gain possession of hair samples that were not used in the autopsy process.  The tests revealed higher-than-normal levels of 10 heavy metals in his daughter's hair, he said, and the lab he used suggested such a result was most likely from third-party poisoning.
November 21, 2013 | By Bob Pool
The U.S. Postal Service wanted to honor slain President John F. Kennedy, but first it needed Jackie Kennedy's stamp of approval. That's how a Los Angeles Times photo came to be chosen for the first commemorative postage stamp honoring the fallen president following his Nov. 22, 1963, assassination in Dallas. The 5-cent stamp issued on May 29, 1964, was based on a photo of then-Sen. Kennedy during a visit to the Santa Monica beachfront home of his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford, by Times staff photographer William S. Murphy.
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