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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
It remains unclear the original source of fake, racist names of the pilots of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that were broadcast on a Bay Area television station on Friday. The segment on Friday at noon that referred to two of the pilots as "Captain Sum Ting Wong," and "Wi Tu Lo," has gone viral and drawn heavy criticism on the Internet. In a statement read on KTVU-TV on Friday night, anchor Frank Somerville said the station made several mistakes. Somerville did not say how exactly the station got the names.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Rong-Gong Lin II
The broadcast Friday by a Bay Area television station of fake, racially insensitive names of the pilots flying the ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214 has sparked outrage. The segment on Friday at noon that referred to two of the pilots as "Captain Sum Ting Wong," and "Wi Tu Lo," has gone viral and drawn heavy criticism on the Internet. In a statement read on KTVU-TV on Friday night, anchor Frank Somerville said the station made several mistakes. Somerville did not say how exactly the station got the names.
OPINION
August 23, 2013
Re “Baby Messiah case brings ACLU, conservatives closer,” Aug. 19 Frankly, is the name Messiah any different than naming a child Moses, Mohammed or Jesus? All of those are fairly common in today's religious melting pot. It is our duty as members of a sane society to have the conversation about the correctness of such names. Those decisions can never be made by judicial fiat determined in a court of law. As I come from a family some of whose members were Holocaust survivors, no doubt I would have serious issues if I went, for example, to a school function and were introduced to the Campbell family mentioned in the article by their given names.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | Emily Christianson, Los Angeles Times
Alicia Silverstone received the ultimate early Mother's Day gift: a baby boy! Like Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon before them, she and hubby Christopher Jarecki went the nontraditional route, naming their little guy Bear Blu. (Sounds like the perfect playmate for Roc and Roe, right?) The "Clueless" actress, 34, welcomed the 7 pound, 15 ounce bundle of joy Thursday at a Los Angeles-area birthing center. "We are all three in love," Silverstone wrote on her blog. "I'm so grateful to this community for all the love, support, good wishes and happy vibes you've sent me during my pregnancy ... it has been wonderful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Was Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis right to leave a taping of “Meet the Press” the other day because producers of the news show apparently reneged on a promise not to use the names of the two brothers accused of the carnage? Haslet-Davis is the professional ballroom dance instructor whose left foot was blown off exactly one year ago today by one of the bombs allegedly planted by the Tsarnaev brothers. She is rightfully receiving a lot of attention now, because it is the anniversary of the blast and because her recovery has been remarkable.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Dropped Names Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them Frank Langella Harper: 356 pp., $25.99 Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of quick sketch profiles of those he's crossed paths with whose fame, generally speaking, outshines his own. Intimately acquainted with the capriciousness of the limelight and its warping effect on celebrity souls, the book has wicked fun placing its subjects (all dead save socialite Rachel "Bunny" Mellon)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Victoria Kim and Rong-Gong Lin II
The National Transportation Safety Board intern who apparently confirmed the fake, racially insensitive names of the pilots flying the ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214 is "no longer with the agency," CNN reported Monday. CNN cited "a government official with knowledge of the situation" in its report. In an email to the Los Angeles Times, NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said the agency does not "discuss or disclose information relating to personnel matters" but "has taken appropriate action to deal with the situation.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2010 | By Darrell Satzman
When William Eskandari decided to change the name of his family-run liquor store in Glendale, he wanted something that would stand out from dozens of other, similar stores in town. He succeeded. As of 2005, the business has been known as Hammered Liquor. "Everybody laughs at it. They like it. People drive by and they see the name, and they come in and ask for T-shirts and caps," Eskandari said. "I'm thinking in the future we'll probably get some to sell." Not far from Los Angeles International Airport is another liquor store with a name that gets noticed, but not in the way the original owners intended.
SPORTS
September 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Karch Kiraly was named the most valuable player of the 1992 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour.
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