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March 30, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL
The Gloria Newman company's 25th anniversary performance, Friday at Cal State Los Angeles, strikingly confirmed the qualities that have made Newman so important to the Southern California modern dance scene. Based in Orange County (and still curiously neglected by its cultural Establishment), Newman is a pioneer and a force for excellence.
March 16, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
After a hoax report that Wayne Knight had died in a traffic accident near the New York - Pennsylvania border, the actor who played Newman on "Seinfeld" and a treacherous techie in "Jurassic Park" took humorously to his Twitter account to dispel the rumors of his sudden demise. “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed … but I am alive and well!” tweeted Knight, 58, taking a wry view of some folks' tendency to confuse him with the characters he has played.
March 28, 1987 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Johan Aarnio gets to conduct countless beach runs as Socker assistant coach, but it has been almost three years since he coached a team to victory. With Socker Coach Ron Newman suspended for one game because he has four yellow cards so far this season, Aarnio was behind the bench in the Sockers' 4-3 victory over the Tacoma Stars Friday night at the San Diego Sports Arena.
January 6, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard and Laura Davis
Jerry Seinfeld took questions about the landmark comedy series "Seinfeld" on Reddit on Monday. Fans who tuned in to ask the comedian questions on the site's Ask Me Anything forum were talking Soup Nazi, George's voice-mail song, the episode that was never made and more. Here are some highlights: 1. The scrapped "Seinfeld" storyline "There was one episode where Jerry bought a handgun," Seinfeld said. "And we started making it and stopped in the middle. " The episode was scratched after the read-through -- "trying to make that funny ended up being no fun. " 2. When Jerry met Larry The first time Seinfeld became acquainted with series co-creator Larry David was in 1975 when David was leaning on the fender of Seinfeld's car: "I actually was eavesdropping on him talking to another comedian, and I wasn't even in comedy yet. But he was leaning on my car in front of the Improv....
September 13, 2010 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When doctors, researchers and celebrity lobbyists talk about the amazing potential of stem cell therapy, their discussions usually center on big-ticket items such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, cancer and spinal cord injuries. They don't, as a rule, talk about wrinkles and crow's feet. But could stem cells be the next frontier in anti-aging medicine? Though most stem cell therapies are still in their infancy, a small number of plastic surgeons across the country are already offering so-called stem cell face-lifts, cosmetic procedures that use a person's own stem cells to supposedly bring new life to aging, sagging skin.
August 21, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Superior Court Judge Jack M. Newman, whose impartiality had been questioned by a Republican county supervisor because of Newman's past ties to the Democratic Party, was removed Wednesday from a case involving county regulation of gay bathhouses. Judge Warren Deering upheld the county's request to disqualify Newman.
May 4, 1999
You can't buy alcohol until you're 21 but you can buy guns when you're just 18! What?? ROB NEWMAN Topanga Canyon
June 13, 1996
Your June 11 front-page photo of Boris Yeltsin on stage shows how Russian politics are paralleling ours. All he needs is Bill Clinton backing him on sax. SKIP NEWMAN Los Angeles
April 18, 1990
Midfielder Waad Hirmez was suspended by Socker President Ron Cady Tuesday for one day without pay for sitting out the second half of the Sockers' 2-1 loss to St. Louis Sunday. Hirmez will not miss any games and will play against Wichita Friday. Hirmez decided not to return after arguing with Newman, who told him he needed to speed up. Newman said he wanted Hirmez on the bench in the second half, but Hirmez decided he didn't want to be there if he wasn't going to play and watched from the
October 4, 2000
Robert Philipson (letter, Sept. 28) says the Constitution says nothing about a right to abortion; he appears to have overlooked the 9th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." MICHAEL D. NEWMAN Camarillo
December 16, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
A new NASCAR season is only a few weeks away, with some of the sport's top drivers switching teams in hopes of winning a Sprint Cup title. They include veterans Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman, and they'll start getting ready for the season Jan. 9-10 when the series holds its "preseason thunder" test at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. That's in preparation for the season-opening race, the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23, in which the drivers who changed teams will get to see the first result of how their new marriages are working out. Harvick and Busch are moving to Stewart-Haas Racing, the team co-owned by three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart.
December 10, 2013
When a movie has little dialogue and even fewer sound effects, what keeps the audience tethered emotionally to the story? And how can a film seamlessly blend the idea of death and a child's wide-eyed wonderment? Through its music, of course. Here are four composers whose work covers all of the above as well as a solemn spirituality and a playful pizazz. JOHN WILLIAMS, 'The Book Thief' After nearly a decade of composing exclusively for Steven Spielberg's often-epic films, five-time Oscar winner John Williams took on the gentle Holocaust-era drama "The Book Thief.
December 7, 2013 | By Hector Becerra, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old war veteran held prisoner in North Korea for the last six weeks, arrived back in California on Saturday, a day after being freed, to the relief of his family. [Updated at 9:10 a.m. PDT Dec. 7: Newman, of Palo Alto, arrived at San Francisco Airport mid-morning on a United Airlines flight.] Newman's son, standing outside his home in Pasadena late Friday, thanked those who helped with and prayed for his father's release . "This is a great moment for us as a family, and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours," Jeffrey Newman said.
December 7, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran who was arrested in October while visiting North Korea, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after being released following 42 days in custody. “It's been a great homecoming,” Merrill told reporters, with his wife Lee and son Jeffrey standing by his side. “I'm tired -- but I'm with my family now.” Asked what he planned to do once he got home to Palo Alto, Newman quipped: "Probably take my shoes off. " Newman's flight from Beijing landed at about 9 a.m., the San Jose Mercury News reported . A retired tech executive, Newman was pulled off an airplane about to leave the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day tour, after speaking to his guides there about his service in a clandestine anti-communist army unit during the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korean officials released a video confession in which Newman said he had been trying to contact survivors from his military unit and their families.
December 7, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Barbara Demick
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran who was held prisoner in North Korea for six weeks, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday following his release. "It's been a great homecoming," Newman told reporters, with his wife, Lee, and son, Jeffrey, standing by his side. "I'm tired - but I'm with my family now. " Asked what he planned to do once he got home to Palo Alto, Newman quipped: "Probably take my shoes off. " Newman's flight from Beijing landed about 9 a.m., the San Jose Mercury News reported.
December 6, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old war veteran from Palo Alto who was arrested in October on suspicion of committing hostile acts against North Korea, was released from Pyongyang and on his way home Saturday. Newman, a retired tech executive, had been pulled off an airplane about to leave the capital on Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day tour, after speaking to his North Korean guides about his service in a clandestine anti-communist army unit during the 1950-53 Korean War. "I'm very glad to be on my way home," Newman was quoted by Japanese media as saying at the Beijing airport.
November 3, 1987 | CHRIS DE LUCA
The agent representing Sockers Jean Willrich and Jim Gorsek said he has narrowed his negotiations to three teams each for the two players, who, according to Sockers management, must be traded so the team can meet the league's salary cap requirements. Scott Simpson said Monday he plans to announce an agreement involving Willrich, a midfield and the Sockers' captain, with one of the teams today. Simpson said that he is negotiating with the Wichita Wings, Baltimore Blast and Kansas City Comets.
November 1, 2008
Upon returning from vacation, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Gil Stratton. One night in particular, when his report was to be followed by the late movie, became especially memorable and we have chuckled about it, on occasion, ever since. In signing off from the sports show, he announced, "That's all the sports nose for tonight. Stay tuned for 'Cyrano de Bergerac.' " Pat & Dick Newman Thousand Oaks
November 20, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane. The man, Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, has not been heard from since. Newman was seized Oct. 26 at Pyongyang's Sunan International Airport, but the case was initially kept secret at the urging of his family.
October 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Well, clutch your pearls, Bluebell-ians, Jaime King is a mama! The "Hart of Dixie" actress and director-husband Kyle Newman welcomed their first child, a baby boy, over the weekend, announcing the big news on Instagram and Twitter. "Nice to meet you! #FATHER #IMADAD #BABYTIME @jaime_king is doing amazing! The most incredible feeling," Newman wrote Sunday, posting a picture of his child's small hand wrapped around dad's finger. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "So happy to welcome our son James Knight Newman to the world!
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