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August 7, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Many of USC's defensive players are shifting to new positions in the Trojans' "52" scheme. Morgan Breslin and Devon Kennard are morphing from ends to hybrid linebackers. Leonard Williams moves from tackle to end. Meantime, third-year sophomore Antwaun Woods keeps working at his craft as a nose tackle. "No difference in my world," he said Tuesday. The 6-foot, 310-pound Woods started the first four games last season and then played as a reserve, finishing with 4 1/2 tackles for losses, including three sacks.
March 29, 2014 | Steve Chawkins
When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with more than 50 ascents of El Capitan under his belt - including a record-setting 2 1/2-hour scramble up a 2,900-foot wall that demands several days from seasoned climbers. He explored new routes up peaks in the Arctic and in Antarctica and was an ardent BASE jumper - an adventure enthusiast who leaps off mountains and other high places.
July 12, 1987
Most of the people who work in the Lakewood City Hall seem to be nice folks. In fact, you might say the Lakewood city government projects the image of a well-behaved little boy who doesn't stick raisins up his nose or snore in church. But even nice little boys can sometimes be spiteful. Recently I received, as I have for the past 30 years, a billing for our Lakewood city business license. But this year our license fee was almost double the amount we have paid in the past. When I phoned City Hall and inquired about the fee increase I was told: "We have changed your license classification because it has been brought to our attention that you run a full-time business, and quite a sizable one at that."
March 28, 2014 | By Susan King
Kurtwood Smith turned the image of the sitcom dad on its ear in the raucous Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" as Red Forman, the tough-nosed war vet father of Eric (Topher Grace). Red was the antithesis of such sweater-clad warm-and-fuzzy TV dads as Ozzie Nelson on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show. " In fact, Red was more Tasmanian devil than teddy bear. He loved his power tools, drinking beer, hunting and fishing. Red was known for his pungent put-downs of his son: "What are you going to put on your resume?
January 4, 2001
Most hospital Staphylococcus aureus infections--best known for causing toxic shock syndrome--are caused when bacteria lodged in the noses of patients spread out of control, according to a study by German scientists in today's New England Journal of Medicine.
November 14, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Some smells are strong enough to break through even the stuffiest noses. You can have the cold of the century, but you'll still be able to sense a splash of Pine-Sol or a ball of wasabi. And no matter how clogged up you are, you can pick up the unmistakable scent of menthol. It feels soothing and oddly cool, almost like a nasal injection of Freon. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, the smell of menthol is wafting through many homes. In a ritual that goes back more than a century, stuffed-up kids and adults are going to sleep with gobs of menthol ointments smeared over their chests.
October 15, 1988
Obviously, Jim Wahler isn't majoring in philosophy. RON FOWLER Newbury Park
May 8, 1999 | NORINE DRESSER, Norine Dresser's latest book is "Multicultural Celebrations" (Three Rivers Press, 1999). E-mail:
An American tourist arrives early to catch his plane home from Auckland International Airport in New Zealand. While waiting, he notes the different ways that other travelers greet and bid farewell to their families. He focuses on one man wearing a dark business suit and carrying a leather briefcase. Another man rushes up to greet him, but instead of their shaking hands or embracing, the two men touch noses. What did it mean?
October 29, 1987
Regarding Occidental College's decision to install condom dispensers in men's and women's restrooms (Glendale section, Oct. 15), one thing is certain: Easy availability of condoms will encourage more sex. Since our experts in the field of medicine claim condoms are not 100% effective as protection against AIDS, it is doubtful that much is gained by displaying these "safety devices" right under our students' noses. CARL HOLM Glendale
June 17, 1990
I don't know what the consensus is, but the "Newhart" finale left me feeling a trifle sick. We all know TV isn't "real life." Why did the show's producers find it necessary to rub our noses in it by turning old friends into figments of a dream? Mark Richards, Sun Valley
March 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton
An actor on the hit TV show "Scandal" is accused of punching a man in the nose and knocking him out at a West L.A. restaurant. Columbus Keith Short, 31, was arrested Wednesday and prosecutors charged him with felony battery with serious bodily injury in the March 15 incident. Short sucker-punched the man after becoming involved in a disagreement, prosecutors allege. He was booked by Claremont police and released on $50,000 bail. Short, who plays one of character Olivia Pope's crisis management experts, Harrison Wright, faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.
March 19, 2014
Dr. Hans von Leden Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers, politicians, pastors and other professionals, died March 5 at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. No cause was given. Known as a go-to doctor for entertainers stricken with laryngitis, Von Leden traveled to Las Vegas, Reno and elsewhere on short notice to relieve a singer's or actor's symptoms.
March 14, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Police officials who responded to a frantic 17-year-old mother's call for help in Fairfield, Calif., described a gruesome scene as they were led to her month-old infant son. A chunk of his nose had been bitten off and he was bleeding profusely. “It was a very unusual case. It's disturbing and gruesome,” Troy Oviatt, of the Fairfield Police Major Crimes Unit, told Fox40 . The infant was taken to Oakland Children's Hospital, where doctors determined that he also suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage. Doctors said about a third of the infant's nose had been severed.
March 13, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Police in Northern California arrested an 18-year-old Fairfield man Thursday who they say bit off his infant son's nose after becoming frustrated with the baby's incessant crying. The month-old boy was taken to Oakland Children's Hospital, where doctors determined that the baby also suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage.  The child is in stable condition, said Troy Oviatt of the Fairfield Major Crimes Unit. Police were called to child's home early Thursday by the baby's hysterical 17-year-old mother, who reported that the baby was bleeding from the nose, Oviatt said. Doctors said about a third of the infant's nose had been severed.
February 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Ainuu Taua, a defensive tackle from Lompoc High, has signed a letter of intent with UCLA. Taua, who is 6 feet 1, 290 pounds, is expected to develop into a quality nose tackle in the Bruins' 3-4 defense. He was one of the key commitments for UCLA. Taua is ranked 210 in the ESPN top 300 high school players rankings. Oklahoma and Wisconsin were among the schools who were interested in Taua. ALSO: Half of Russian citizens approve of country hosting the Olympics National signing day: Southern California players make final decisions Snowboarder Shaun White withdraws from slopestyle event at Olympics
February 4, 2014 | Elaine Woo
More than five decades ago, Arthur Rankin Jr., a producer-director working in stop-motion animation, had an idea to develop a family-oriented TV special around a popular Christmas song. He hoped a network would like it enough to run it two or three times. But when "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" aired in 1964, he and partner Jules Bass found they had a blockbuster - one that launched them into TV history as pioneers of the animated holiday special. Fifty years later, "Rudolph," with its catchy tunes and charmingly misfit characters, remains the longest-running Christmas TV special, "one of only four 1960s Christmas specials still being telecast," according to the Archive of American Television . The others are "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and another Rankin-Bass creation, "Frosty the Snowman.
November 29, 2009 | By Susan Carpenter
We've all been there. Trapped in an elevator with an overly perfumed passenger who has you holding your breath until the doors open. Held hostage at a restaurant next to a fellow diner whose Poison is tainting your filet mignon. Ambushed at a movie theater where the only recourse is to bury your nose in the popcorn. Perfume may be a pleasure to those who wear it, but its over-application is often a nuisance to others. Though fragrance is often worn to attract, it stands an equal chance of repelling because scent is so subjective.
March 28, 1993
Hilary de Vries' interview with Liam Neeson ("It Doesn't Hurt to Be a Hunk Too," March 7) makes me wonder, is she a New Yorker with an L.A. attitude, or were Neeson's remarks out of context? He does seem to be unduly involved with noses. "I don't seem to have one of those cute noses that everyone seems to have in L.A." Or looking down his broken nose and pretentiously commenting, "That comes with my repertory theater background." Well la de da! When the bucks roll in, I'm sure his tune will change.
January 22, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Two Los Angeles police officers who are being sued on allegations of using excessive force took the witness stand Wednesday and denied that they beat a former banking executive during an arrest that left the man with a broken shoulder blade and multiple nose fractures. LAPD Officer James Nichols told jurors hearing a federal civil rights lawsuit that he never struck onetime Deutsche Bank Vice Chairman Brian Mulligan, a former co-chair of Universal Pictures, with a baton and wasn't even carrying one during the May 2012 confrontation in Highland Park, as Mulligan has alleged.
January 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A former Hollywood and banking executive's excessive force trial against the LAPD began Tuesday with him testifying that an officer's baton fractured his nose, broke his shoulder blade and shattered his life. Brian Mulligan, the former vice chairman of Deutsche Bank and former co-chairman of Universal Pictures, held up his blood-soaked shirt in court and called the 2012 encounter with two police officers "a nightmare night, a very scary night that continues today. " Mulligan recalled his version of events that unfolded shortly before 1 a.m. May 16, 2012, with Los Angeles Police Officers James Nichols and John Miller.
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