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February 12, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream We’re back for Day 2 from aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship, where we spent the bulk of Friday docked in Nassau, Bahamas. Full coverage : Read the Day 1 and Day 3 dispatches and view photos from the Disney Dream After a late night on Thursday, we were awakened at 6:45 on Friday morning by a knock at the door. It was room service delivering breakfast. My wife, Nancy, was rising early for an 8 a.m. spa appointment I’d made for her as an early Valentine’s present.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1997 | SCOTT HARRIS
Among the gifts Helen Quackenbush received on her birthday before last was a memory book bearing messages from family and friends who gathered for the occasion. Some are addressed, "Dear Gigi." Gigi? "When Shauna was little, she had trouble saying Great Grandma Quackenbush," Gary Stapley explains. Shauna, now 17, could manage the first letters, and the nickname stuck. Helen Quackenbush's most recent birthday, on May 2, was her 101st. She took it in stride.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Drew Birtness, the last straw came when he realized he was arresting the grandchildren of suspects he had picked up years ago. The Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy had been working the streets of East Los Angeles for 21 years, long enough to be hardened by the shootings and deaths and gangs--but also long enough to try something new. "I was tired of picking up kids' bodies off the street," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Facing a strong reelection challenge from Democrat Heath Shuler, veteran Republican Rep. Charles Taylor is going after a candidate who gets an F from the National Rifle Assn. and a perfect score from a leading abortion rights group. But that's not Shuler, a former NFL quarterback who hopes his pro-gun and anti-abortion positions appeal to swing voters and social conservatives alike in this mountainous district in western North Carolina.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Home Box Office collected the most honors at Saturday's nighttime Emmy Awards presentation in Pasadena, including multiple statuettes for dramatic series "The Sopranos" and its movies "The Rat Pack" and "Winchell." Saturday's nontelevised event encompassed more than 50 categories, primarily in technical areas such as cinematography, editing and sound. An additional 27 awards, recognizing programs and performers, will be presented Sept. 12 and televised on Fox.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
A famous family's grief spilled over in court Friday as Carroll O'Connor's daughter-in-law recalled the last days of her husband Hugh's tormented life and visits to the man she believes supplied him with cocaine. Angela O'Connor, struggling for composure, finally burst into tears as she told jurors in the slander trial of Carroll O'Connor about her husband's drug-induced suicide on the day of their third wedding anniversary.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | LIANNE HART and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history, a man crashed his pickup truck into a cafeteria crowded with lunchtime patrons here Wednesday afternoon and began firing rapidly and indiscriminately with a semiautomatic pistol, killing 22 people. The gunman later was found dead of a gunshot wound in a restaurant restroom, police said. The massacre resulted in injuries to 20 others, many of them listed in "very critical condition."
NEWS
October 28, 1992 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I know you heard it before, but it works," Dinah Shore said in response to the laughter that greeted her telling of an old joke. It was that sort of an evening: The old jokes still seemed funny, the old melodies still sounded romantic and everyone was happy to admit just how long they'd all known each other. Shore was emcee Friday night as the Society of Singers honored Tony Martin with its third "Ella Lifetime Achievement Award."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
As a beloved ex-President, Ronald Reagan almost always gets what he wants these days. But this week, one of Reagan's personal wishes was blocked by a federal convict with a typewriter. Last Friday, Reagan personally telephoned the National Park Service in Washington to add his support to proposed national historic landmark status for a mitten-shaped hill in the Santa Monica Mountains that includes prized Chumash Indian cave paintings. But on Monday, when the Park Service's advisory board met, it concluded that its hands were tied.
NEWS
May 7, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lineman Ernie Lopez has been rousted out of bed on countless cold, rainy nights. He's climbed 100-foot utility poles in heavy winds and grabbed live electrical lines with nothing but a pair of rubber gloves to protect him. But the hardest thing Lopez has done in 20 years at Southern California Edison is walk away from a darkened apartment building while residents pleaded for their heat. It happened in late January.
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