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June 24, 2011 | By Susan James, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As part of the pageant of events planned to celebrate the 1100 th birthday of the French province of Normandy, the town of Bayeux will turn its 25 th annual Medieval Fair, held July 1-3, into a celebration of all things Norman.  Descended from a band of marauding Vikings who founded the province, the Normans conquered Britain in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. A re-enactment of that battle will take place on the morning of July 3.  A grand parade of costumed knights will open the event the evening of July 1.  During the festival, costumed reenactment groups will re-create scenes from everyday life in Viking, Saxon and Norman times,with theatrical performances, period music, folk dancing and games.
April 12, 2014 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Even after nine decades as an actor, Norman Lloyd loves to perform - even if it's for an audience of one. During a recent interview, Lloyd was brandishing the cleaver used in "Man From the South," the landmark 1960 episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" starring Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre that Lloyd directed. The ironically macabre tale revolves around a young gambler who makes a gruesome bet with an elderly man to win the man's convertible. If the gambler's lighter lights 10 times straight he will win the car, but if it doesn't the man will cut the gambler's pinkie finger off with a cleaver.
May 9, 1989 | Lonnie White
Last year, Beverly Hills High School's boys' tennis team lost to Santa Barbara in the Southern Section 4-A Division championship match, which was determined by total games won after the teams tied in sets, 9-9. Now those teams may be headed for a playoff rematch, with defending champion Santa Barbara ranked No. 1 and the Normans No. 2 in the current Southern Section tennis poll. But Beverly Hills Coach Jason Newman says that the key for his team in reaching the playoff final again is to avoid looking ahead to Santa Barbara.
March 19, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When UCLA's basketball team prepares to open the NCAA tournament against Tulsa on Friday in San Diego, Norman Powell and Tony Parker represent the unknown. “They are our X factors,” Coach Steve Alford said. The Bruins have talent: Playmaker Kyle Anderson can score and leads UCLA in rebounding and assists; deadeye shooter Jordan Adams is cool in the clutch; the Wear twins, Travis and David, are a double-barreled matchup challenge; and UCLA even has a projected NBA lottery pick, Zach LaVine, coming off the bench.
October 7, 2002 | Ben Bolch
BY THE NUMBERS 1, 3, 4, 4, 5 Number of yards covered in Jacob Flowe's five touchdown runs during Chino's 35-12 victory over Brea Olinda. Flowe finished with 100 yards in 19 carries. 4 Number of interceptions by senior safety Anthony Wheat during Compton Dominguez's 20-0 victory over Compton, one short of the Southern Section record. Wheat also returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and threw two touchdown passes.
October 21, 2011
'Norman' MPAA rating: R for some lanugage Running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes Playing at: AMC Broadway, Santa Monica
February 15, 1999
Hearing about the attack on Principal Norman Bernstein (Feb. 3), I was at first shocked and saddened. That these cowards, hiding behind the mask of ethnic divisiveness, would beat up a peaceful man twice their age is an insult to my own Latino heritage. When Bernstein taught me more in one hour about how to play the piano than weeks of strict lessons could, I was appreciative. I appreciate that gift even more now, 20-some years later. Bernstein didn't treat me like a teenage Latino kid, he treated me like an eager kid who wanted to learn.
December 15, 1991
How could you? How could you? How could you not include Norman Mailer's "Harlot's Ghost" when writing about books for gifts (Dec. 1)? It's the most exciting book in 35 years. RITA CRAFTS VENICE
June 15, 1993
Norman Hirschfield, former Oklahoma state official and co-founder of Hirschfield Scott Associates management consultants in Beverly Hills, has died. He was 83. Hirschfield died Saturday in Beverly Hills after a short illness. A native of Manhattan who was educated at Columbia University, Hirschfield began his career as an investment banker in New York and spent his retirement years on the West Coast.
May 15, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A day after taking over the No. 1 spot in the ATP Tour point standings, Magnus Norman proved he belonged there. Norman continued his steady play when he defeated Gustavo Kuerten, a Brazilian with solid clay-court credentials, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, Sunday to win the $2.4-million Italian Open at Rome.
March 9, 2014 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - El Salvador's presidential runoff was so close Sunday night that election officials declined to name a winner until a final count Monday. Adding to the confusion of the evening, left- and right-wing parties each declared victory, while conservative candidate Norman Quijano, who was trailing by just a few thousand votes, alleged in a blistering speech that the count was fraudulent. With nearly 3 million votes tallied - more than 99% of the total - Quijano, of the right-wing Arena party, was trailing Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, who was a leftist guerrilla during the country's civil war, by 4,403 votes, according to the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
March 3, 2014 | By David Ng
Norman Yonemoto, a Los Angeles artist who along with his younger brother, Bruce, created innovative video installations that often explored mass media, Hollywood and other forms of pop culture, has died. He was 67. Yonemoto died Friday at his home in Venice. He had been in ill health since suffering a number of strokes, the last of which was in October, said Carole Ann Klonarides, a family representative. Collaborating with his brother for nearly four decades, Yonemoto created video artwork that often appropriated the visual vernacular of Hollywood movies, television and advertising to challenge the viewer's assumptions about the media.
February 7, 2014 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Being a redneck during a zombie apocalypse can be hazardous to your health. Remaining among the living often depends on overcoming the traditional redneck worldview. One challenge is to recognize the urgent need to work, play and kill well with others of different races and ethnicities. Another is remembering that flesh-eating zombies come in all colors, even white. For survivalist Daryl Dixon of AMC's "The Walking Dead," which returns Sunday for the second half of its fourth season, these were life lessons learned the hard way. Dixon's ability to grow beyond the limits of a childhood of neglect and poverty - not to mention his pinpoint accuracy with a crossbow and sex appeal - has made him one of the most popular characters on the most popular scripted show on television.
February 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Life is a little harder on the road. UCLA learned that in a men's basketball loss to Utah two weeks ago, and received a refresher course at Oregon on Thursday. The difference was the Bruins won in Eugene. It took a village - Jordan Adams , Tony Parker , Travis Wear , etc. But it certainly could not have been accomplished without junior guard Norman Powell . What the 6-foot-4 Powell does on the court has an effect away from home. He scored 17 points in UCLA's 70-68 victory over Oregon, 15 coming at the free-throw line or within inches of the rim. "He drives the ball so hard and is great in transition," Coach Steve Alford said.
January 30, 2014 | By Susan King
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney. In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to report to a screening room on the third floor of the Animation Building. Because the room was occupied, they had to wait in the hallway. "We saw this figure step out into the hallway moving toward us," Norman said. "As the figure moved closer, we suddenly realized - oh, my God - it was Walt Disney.
January 17, 2014 | By Chris Foster
SALT LAKE CITY - There are advantages to having a 6-foot-9 point guard such as Kyle Anderson . That was evident not so much in Anderson's play for UCLA on Thursday as it was in the performance of teammate guard Norman Powell . Powell, a 6-4 junior, matched his season high with 19 points in prodding the No. 25 Bruins to a 69-56 victory over No. 21 Colorado. Powell's play had roots in Anderson's presence. "What is happening is teams are trying to put big guards on Kyle," said Coach Steve Alford , whose team plays Utah on Saturday afternoon.
July 16, 2003 | Associated Press
First, it was Tiger Woods calling for a crackdown on illegal clubs. Now, Greg Norman wants all golfers to be subjected to random drug testing. While stressing that he doesn't think illegal substances are being used, Norman said Tuesday that testing would eliminate any lingering doubts that long-hitting players are pumping up pharmaceutically. "Because of the peak performance these athletes are trying to get into, are they using performance-enhancing drugs?" he asked.
January 17, 2014
Tackling the long-standing and upcoming vacancies on the University of California regents board, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reappointed two veterans and brought back another whose term expired last year. In addition, the governor proposed adding Richard Sherman, a Hollywood financial expert who heads investments for David Geffen, the entertainment mogul and major UC donor. The regents board has five vacancies and two more 12-year terms that will expire soon. Some UC administrators have expressed concerns that the unusual number of empty seats, one dating to 2011, was beginning to affect operations of the board that oversees the 10 UC campuses.
January 16, 2014 | By Chris Foster
BOULDER, Colo. - People don't talk with UCLA guard Norman Powell about offense very often. Defense, sure. Maybe a little chitchat about what others on the team are doing. Occasionally there will be one of those backboard-vibrating tomahawk dunks that requires a comment. But not offense. Certainly not that fellas,-climb-on-my-back type of offense. Yet there was Powell in the hallway at the Coors Events Center, getting to gab about a performance that got the No. 25 Bruins out of town with a 69-56 victory over No. 21 Colorado on Thursday.
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