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January 3, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Lacey Chabert just designated herself a party of two: The "Party of Five" alum has gotten married.  Though she excitedly announced the news of her secret nuptials on Twitter on Friday, the "Mean Girls" actress did not name her groom.   "Just wanted to share some personal news with you guys... " the 31-year-old tweeted Friday, adding , "I'm starting off 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend & love of my life...we became husband & wife! #soblessed #love" She of "fetch" fame also shared a photo of herself with her maid of honor, Crissy.
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January 3, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Lacey Chabert just designated herself a party of two: The "Party of Five" alum has gotten married.  Though she excitedly announced the news of her secret nuptials on Twitter on Friday, the "Mean Girls" actress did not name her groom.   "Just wanted to share some personal news with you guys... " the 31-year-old tweeted Friday, adding , "I'm starting off 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend & love of my life...we became husband & wife! #soblessed #love" She of "fetch" fame also shared a photo of herself with her maid of honor, Crissy.
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WORLD
November 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A mystery man who assumed the identity of a dead baby more than 20 years ago was jailed for 21 months in Britain. The man who called himself Christopher Buckingham had lived a relatively uneventful life. He was jailed for obtaining a passport in the name of the infant, who died in 1963, but refuses to reveal his real identity. Even his two children and ex-wife don't know who he is.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Jill Cowan and Emily Foxhall
Both local authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration Wednesday were investigating the death of a man who fell from a helicopter as it flew over the Newport Beach shoreline Tuesday afternoon. The Orange County coroner's office reported that the man “jumped from a helicopter in-flight. " Gregory McFadden, 61, of West Covina, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after opening the helicopter door and leaping out, falling about 500 feet into the ocean. McFadden had apparently booked a 30-minute coastal tour for two people but showed up alone, said Chuck Street, a longtime helicopter pilot whose son was flying the chopper.
NEWS
February 19, 1989
A mysterious patient listed as "John Doe" faces the possibility of death alone at UC Irvine Medical Center because his friends and relatives may be afraid to see him, an official said. The man, who understands Spanish, may be an illegal immigrant and acquaintances may fear arrest if they try to contact him, said Julie Christina, a public safety officer for UC Irvine. The man, about 20, was brought unconscious to the medical center Jan.
NEWS
November 17, 1995
Re "The Mystery Man" (Nov. 3): David Ulin wrote an interesting piece about Raymond Chandler. He didn't mention a tidbit that I recently came across in "Raymond Chandler Speaking." Although Chandler liked Humphrey Bogart, his personal choice to portray Philip Marlowe was Cary Grant. BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
NEWS
January 10, 1992
Rip Rense's "Celebrity Etiquette" (Jan. 5) offers the best advice available on the treatment of celebrities. Let's face it, the only thing an actor owes his public is a good performance, nothing more. If you're tempted to run over and disrupt someone's privacy for an autograph, resist the urge even though it is difficult. Admire the actor from a distance as a form of respect from an appreciative fan. Don't act like you just fell off the turnip truck. Show some class. NANCY OWENS Las Vegas
NEWS
May 13, 1986 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Brentwood man, who authorities claim maintained portions of 28 separate identities, was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for grand theft and filing false documents to secure loans. Before sentencing, the mystery man, Thomas Townsend Stancil, 38, weaved a bizarre portrait in court concerning his background. In memos and in a brief statement to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert T.
NEWS
November 30, 1986 | JOHN A. CALLCOTT, United Press International
Ski teacher Annemarie Julen-Lehner found the first bones. They were on the side of the Theodul Glacier, which was softening in the hot sun. It wasn't the first time that the glacier was reluctantly releasing a victim from its frozen depths of blue and green ice. Lichenbretter , or "corpse slab," is the local Swiss German dialect name for the huge mass of ice winding around the Matterhorn mountain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1987 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
A professor accused in the shooting death and chain saw dismemberment of a homosexual prostitute blamed the killing on a mysterious acquaintance who, the professor said, acted in self-defense, according to documents made public Tuesday. The disclosure came as Max Bernard Franc, 58, a professor of public administration at California State University, Fresno, was ordered to stand trial for the Aug.
NATIONAL
July 12, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
University of Washington cops first noticed Justin Miles Jasper when he sat up in the bed of his truck, which was parked at the Seattle campus on the night of July 2. He was shirtless and in a sleeping bag. Police did not learn until the next day that the truck was stolen and that Jasper was armed, according to court documents. Jasper, 22, made an initial appearance in federal court Thursday to answer an indictment in which he is charged with possessing Molotov cocktails, stolen weapons and body armor, which police say they found in the truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
OAKLAND - This is a story about Oakland. It has nothing to do with crime, or the rivalry with its flashier sister city across the bay. It's not even about medical marijuana. This is about gnomes. Gnomes and community. More than a year ago, a mysterious man wanted to do something nice for his neighbors near Lake Merritt. So he got some small wooden blocks, about 6 inches tall, and painted the fanciful creatures on them. Then he screwed them to wooden utility poles, at sidewalk level.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2012 | By Laura Hudson
There are a lot of lies involved in the zombie apocalypse. The biggest lie, and the most common one, is also the most necessary: "It's going to be all right. " It's the lie of Woodbury, the lie of the phone call. And the reason it's so seductive is that it's all anyone has wanted to believe since the nightmare started, and they're willing to accept just about anything - madness, murder - to make it true. Conversely, it's the same lie that Michonne has never really let herself believe, which is why she's running from a Woodbury death squad as the episode opens.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
He's been spotted out in the dusty wilds of Utah, lurking among the four-hoofed creatures on his hands and knees. He wears a funny suit with horns and a phony beard. And he's developing a public following. He is… Goatman. And he's baaaaaaaad... Wildlife authorities have expressed concern: What exactly is this guy doing  in the mountains of northern Utah dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats? Is he an extreme wildlife enthusiast? Or someone on a deranged back-to-nature trip?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
For 37 years, the identity of a young man beaten to death in an carport in Long Beach remained a mystery. Not only did detectives not know who the assailant was, but they were never able to identify the victim, found naked and dead on Spring Street near the 605 Freeway on Nov. 10, 1974. The case of John Doe No. 155 gathered dust on the shelves of the Long Beach Police Department, hidden among the dozens of unsolved mysteries. His death was ruled undetermined. Last year, Long Beach cold-case detectives scoured the files for cases to reopen and stumbled upon the mystery man dumped at the Lakes apartment complex.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2012 | By Tina Susman
The mystery man who was secretly recorded kissing a gay Rutgers University student -- Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide -- is expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Clementi's roommate, who prosecutors say was driven by anti-gay bias when he spied on the men. In four days of testimony in a New Brunswick, N.J., courtroom, defendant Dharun Ravi has been portrayed at times as a normal college student who was not bothered by Clementi's...
SPORTS
September 23, 1987 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pete Rozelle, National Football League commissioner, was identified by several sources Tuesday as the "mystery man" whom union leader Gene Upshaw hoped could resolve the day-old player strike. And there were strong indications Tuesday night that Rozelle had worked some magic, that his influence had helped bring about a scheduled negotiation start Wednesday, the first meaningful negotiations to date. The negotiations are scheduled to be held in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Salvation Boulevard," starring Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan, is a murder mystery farce set inside a megachurch that delivers a surprisingly spiritual message about sinners, saints, Satan and satire. Not soul-quenching comedy by any stretch, but a mildly uplifting diversion if you're in a very silly mood. The film opens with Kinnear's Carl, a former Deadhead who ran out of gas and got religion, giving his testimony for a promotional push for Pastor Dan's (Brosnan) church. But as we all know, into every life a little rain must fall, or in this case a little murder.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2011
SERIES So You Think You Can Dance: This new episode features performances by LMFAO and Quest Crew (8 p.m. Fox). Expedition Impossible: This new series from "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett brings 13 three-person teams to Morocco to navigate 2,000 miles worth of deserts, mountains, canyons and rivers using kayaks, camels and their own muscles (9 p.m. ABC). Burn Notice: When we last saw Michael (Jeffrey Donovan), he was being whisked away to Washington, D.C., and welcomed back by a mystery man (Dylan Baker)
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