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March 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An Ohio court has said that starting Monday, it will accept new case filings only from people who bring their own paper. Judge Lee McClelland of Morrow County Municipal Court in north-central Ohio said that the court has just enough paper to handle hearing notices and other documents for pending cases and cannot afford to order any more. The county, McClelland said, still hasn't paid the bill for basic supplies the court ordered in November.
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April 1, 2014
Bill Plaschke, a staple of The Times Sports section since joining the paper in 1987, has taken first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest for column writing among papers with circulations of more than 175,000. Plaschke, a columnist since 1996, has now won the prestigious national columnist award five times and has been a frequent top-10 finisher in multiple writing categories. The contest honors the best work in sports journalism both in print and on the web. The final column-writing results were announced Tuesday.
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September 20, 2010
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SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
With a lineup built around Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers might have more offensive firepower than any team in the National League. But catcher A.J. Ellis said that if they win the World Series this year, the primary reason will be the same as it was for any of the franchise's previous titles. "Like all the great Dodger teams of the past, it's going to be the pitching that carries us," Ellis said. The franchise's fundamental philosophy remains the same, which is reflected in the Dodgers committing about half of their record $250-million payroll to pitching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2000
Paper has gone far beyond its original use as a writing material since being invented in China in 105 A.D. With each person in the United States using about 700 pounds of paper a year, paper is used in thousands of products ranging from books and newspapers to money, construction materials and, of course, election ballots in the United States.
OPINION
August 2, 2009 | Lisa See, Lisa See is the author of, most recently, "Shanghai Girls."
A few years ago, I corresponded with a young Chinese American man who complained that his grandparents didn't treat his father and him like the rest of the family. I asked if his father might have been a "paper son" -- someone who had come to this country from China using papers claiming false U.S. citizenship and often false blood ties. My correspondent had never heard the term, but he asked his father, and it turned out I was right. I met the young man a few days later, and he was devastated.
NEWS
November 29, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Germs that reside on doctors' lab coats, nurses' uniforms and hospital bed curtains are known to contribute to an unacceptably high rate of hospital-acquired infections. And that's just for starters. It turns out that papers passed around hospital offices, labs and patient rooms are potent transmitters of germs too. The fact that paper can carry bacteria is not a surprise. Other studies have demonstrated how filthy paper money is. The new study , however, makes clear that hospitals need to treat paper-transmitted bacteria seriously because the germs transfer from hand to paper so easily.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Walt Disney Co. is implementing a new policy to use less paper from environmentally threatened areas, a year after it was targeted by environmental protesters. In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's Burbank headquarters charging the entertainment giant with "destroying Indonesia's rainforests. " At the time, Disney called the protest a "publicity stunt" and said it had already made a commitment to "sustainable paper" in a 2010 corporate citizenship report.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By David Pagel
It's rare to look at a drawing and think you're looking at a painting. It's even rarer to look at a work on paper and think you're in the presence of a sculpture. That's what happens at L.A. Louver, where British artist Richard Deacon is having his fifth solo show in Los Angeles. Among the most talented sculptors working today, the protean artist uses materials in such unexpected ways that his works make you shed expectations and see the world with fresh eyes. In Deacon's last four exhibitions, he has used clay, titanium and rubber, as well as wood, bronze and aluminum, to make wonderfully puzzling, sensually satisfying and intellectually invigorating sculptures.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | By Hector Tobar
It's the day after Christmas and all through the house, so much wrapping paper is spilling and suffocating my spouse. Here in Los Angeles, as in much of the rest of the United States, we recycle. Today our blue bins overflow with the paper and cardboard memory of our Christmas of abundance and good cheer. Across our city, and in many other distant cities, the bins of many book buyers overflow with the ubiquitous boxes and plastic cushions with which Amazon.com ships its products.
NEWS
March 27, 2014
Marc Duvoisin grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in humanities, and broke into the newspaper business at The (Bergen) Record in Hackensack, N.J.  His next stop was the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he reported on the New Jersey suburbs, Philadelphia City Hall and organized labor, among other things. During four years as the paper's Middle East correspondent, based in Cairo, he covered the Iran-Iraq war, the U.S. bombing of Libya and the first Palestinian uprising.  He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2001 as an assistant managing editor.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Sue is troubled, and not just by all the troublesome things in the world. She says it's come to her attention that the cardboard tube within toilet paper rolls is becoming narrower. Sue isn't saying that toilet paper rolls are becoming smaller. Just the cardboard tube, which she says no longer reaches the edges of the roll. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions And I know what you're saying: "Thank goodness someone has finally had the courage to speak up!"
NATIONAL
February 28, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey, David Lauter and Maeve Reston
WASHINGTON - As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business leaders, communicate clearly to nervous voters, move swiftly. The first lady and her husband ultimately failed in nearly all those efforts, nearly sinking Bill Clinton's presidency. Thousands of documents released Friday, which detail that failure as well as other policy disputes of the Clinton White House, provide new details on what remains one of the defining chapters in Hillary Clinton's career.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Over the next two weeks, the Clinton Library and the National Archives will release as many as 33,000 pages of presidential records from Bill Clinton's years in the White House - creating a trove of new documents for Hillary Clinton's friends and foes to sift through as she weighs a 2016 presidential run.    The National Archives and Records Administration announced Thursday afternoon that the first 4,000 to 5,000 pages of the previously confidential...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
William F. Thomas, an editor who led The Times during an extraordinary period of expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, when the paper widened its reach nationally and abroad and became a showcase for literary journalism, has died. He was 89. Thomas, who helped the paper reap 11 Pulitzer Prizes during his three-decade career at The Times, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Sherman Oaks, said his son, Pete. "He was perhaps the least well-known of any editor of any major newspaper," said former Times Publisher and CNN President Tom Johnson . "He never sought the spotlight for himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2014 | By Leah Ollman
NEW YORK - What is a photograph? From photography's very beginning, there has always been more than one answer to that question. On the medium's official launch in 1839, a photograph was both a precise, one-of-a-kind image permanently fixed on a mirror-like metal plate (the Daguerreotype) and a replicable print on paper, made from a paper negative (the calotype, or photogenic drawing). Ever since, what photographs look and feel like has continued to evolve with changing technology and aesthetic intent.
WORLD
March 3, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
A thousand-mile journey begins with a single step. Sometimes that step leaves a little something on your shoe. Vijender Shekhawat's big break came while visiting a shrine near the Amber Fort in Jaipur, as he glanced down at the pile of elephant dung he had just failed to avoid. A struggling maker of handmade paper, he noticed that the texture of the plant-eating animal's manure was a lot like wood pulp. Eureka! he thought. Pachyderm poop paper. His family thought something else: He was stark-raving mad. Shekhawat, 29, came from a storied warrior caste of bejeweled rulers and decorated generals.
SCIENCE
August 23, 2013 | By Melissa Pandika
Powerful microscopes have allowed researchers to see what exactly holds paper together. Tiny strands of cellulose known as fibril bridges seem to play a crucial role, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. Austrian researchers wanted to figure out how to make paper stronger by identifying the molecular bonds most important for connecting its dense network of cellulose fibers. Although earlier studies had revealed that many types of bonds are involved, including attractive forces between charged atoms in cellulose and adhesive forces between cellulose and liquids, scientists weren't sure which ones predominated.
HOME & GARDEN
February 15, 2014 | Anne Colby and Lisa Boone
That trip to Paris. A memorable meal. Her first swim lesson. The reunion of far-flung family members that may never happen again. Thanks to the ease and ubiquity of digital and smartphone cameras, we are capturing precious memories and others more ordinary at an increasing rate. The question becomes how best to preserve, organize and enjoy these pictures -- along with those taken before the dawn of the Digital Age (not so long ago, really). Here are a few ideas. -- (BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Leah Ollman
Method is nearly all in Karen Sargsyan's wall-mounted portraits and tabletop tableaux at Ambach & Rice. Sargsyan, born in Armenia and living in the Netherlands, sculpts from cut paper, layering planes and curling petals, building dimensionality from flat scraps. It's a curious technique infused with character that also seems collaged: a bit of stylized Kabuki; a touch of physical comedy; a hint of costumed, ritual dance, perhaps Native American; and a visual echo of Boccioni's iconic striding figure, “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” (1913)
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