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December 17, 2012 | By Hector Tobar
Salman Rushdie thinks Mo Yan is a patsy of China's Communist government. I respect Rushdie's work, and his own courage as a defender of artistic freedom. But I'm not sure he's right about Mo Yan. Mo accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature this month, and promptly declined to join his fellow Nobel laureates in signing a petition calling on the Chinese government to release the 2010 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiabo. More than 130 other Nobel laureates have signed the petition , including Desmond Tutu.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Michael Finnegan
It's a side of Mayor Eric Garcetti that few in Los Angeles have seen before. He likes to play the country tune “God Bless the U.S.A.” in his office. He wants to take his wife to a honky tonk saloon in Chatsworth for Valentine's Day. And he can't wait to see the Nashville group Lady Antebellum in concert. He might be a liberal Democrat who hails from a hip Silver Lake neighborhood. But Garcetti was in a decidedly red-state frame of mind Wednesday as he spent an hour on the radio paying tribute to country music.
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NEWS
June 11, 1995 | BRYAN MINGLE
The last season has enough fabulously funny moments to rip the toggle off Edina's body-piercing ring (yes, she gets one): Episode 1: Edina tries to manage her life with a new high-tech day-organizer. Patsy, worried about breast cancer, gets an exam from the well-informed Saffy. Eddy and Patsy go in search of the perfect door handle--at the Four Seasons in New York--and hit Greenwich Village.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Choreographer and dance instructor Patsy Swayze, who trained her late actor son Patrick Swayze on his way to "Dirty Dancing" fame, has died. She was 86.  Swayze died Monday evening at her home in Simi Valley, said publicist Annett Wolf. A cause of death was not given, though the Houston Chronicle reported Swayze suffered a stroke on Sept. 8.   The Houston native choreographed the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy,” for which she coached John Travolta on the movements of the two-step.
SPORTS
September 12, 1992
It must have been heartbreaking for San Diego State to watch the USC Trojans dance and celebrate (in Miami Hurricane fashion) after they backed into a rather lucky tie. However, that's what the Aztecs deserve for scheduling a 3-8 patsy in their opening game. TIM McOSKER Los Angeles
NEWS
February 2, 1986 | ZAN THOMPSON
Patsy, Mrs. Goldfarb and Peaches had an active Saturday. I was away for the weekend and the brave little threesome faced life at home. As all of you know who spend much time at home, it is not the unruffled pool of calm you might think. This was a Saturday that was to be devoted to renewing appliances, namely a refrigerator and a wall furnace.
NEWS
April 7, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Soft Fruit" asks us to spend 101 minutes with people most of us wouldtake pains to avoid in real life. The difference between this film, a first feature for writer-director Christina Andreef, and works by her executive producer, Jane Campion, is that Campion can take blue-collar Australians and New Zealanders at their crassest levels and involve us in their fates. Andreef's people are, by and large, as off-putting at the end as they are at the beginning, and they stubbornly remain types rather than emerging as individuals.
NEWS
April 9, 1989 | Zan Thompson
Spring has tossed in her petals in the Linda Vista Hills like a no-tomorrow gambler. Even my crotchety hill has never looked so handsome. The roses are as big as lettuces, and even Mandy's cymbidiums are theatrically ruffled. We inherited the cymbidiums six years ago, along with Mrs. Goldfarb the cat, because Mandy, Patsy's daughter, and her husband were off to Japan on a tour of duty. Mandy didn't think either the plants or the old lady cat would live through the requisite quarantine, so they became our foster charges.
NEWS
January 17, 1988 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Ambassador to the United Nations Lester B. Korn and his wife, Carolbeth, have returned to New York, but not without seeing a lot of friends while on their vacation. Richard and Pam Mullin, Keith and William Kieschnick, Sanford Kaplan, Carole Curb with Jean-Francois Watteau, Gen.
NEWS
March 2, 1986 | Zan Thompson
We have house guests, Muff and Don Brandt, Patsy's daughter and her husband from Escanaba, Mich. This is a town that sits beside Green Bay, on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is not a warm place to live. When they left, there was four feet of snow on the ground. That's not in a drift. The drifts are 16 feet. That's flat on the ground. It's a beautiful place in high summer, with the lake shimmering in front of the Brandts' house and the sail boats winging by like snow geese.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By Michael McGough
It's a popular meme on the left, well summed up in this quotation from the website Down With Tyranny: “Chief Justice John Roberts does everything he can to see that the FISA court remains a trusty tool of the national security state.” The charge is that Roberts, himself a Republican appointee and a conservative, has packed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court with Republicans and pro-government types, which is why the secret court is...
SPORTS
June 16, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Not even the Pirates could right the Dodgers' ship. Pittsburgh was the one team the Dodgers had pretty much had their way with the past three years. The Dodgers had won six consecutive series against the Pirates, including a three-game sweep at home earlier this season. No more, though. Not after Sunday's 6-3 loss in Pittsburgh gave the Pirates the rubber game of the three-game series. Zack Greinke started for the Dodgers and was a few scalpels shy of sharp. He lasted five innings, throwing 104 pitches.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2013 | By David Ng
Jessica Lange played singer Patsy Cline in the 1985 movie "Sweet Dreams" and received an Academy Award nomination. Starting in July, "American Idol" finalist Crystal Bowersox will incarnate the country singer in the Broadway-bound musical "Always… Patsy Cline. " Bowersox appeared on "American Idol" during the Fox singing competition show's 2010 season. She was a finalist and ultimately lost to Lee DeWyze. "Always... Patsy Cline," written by Ted Swindley, is a jukebox musical that features the singer's greatest hits.
HEALTH
December 17, 2012 | By Hector Tobar
Salman Rushdie thinks Mo Yan is a patsy of China's Communist government. I respect Rushdie's work, and his own courage as a defender of artistic freedom. But I'm not sure he's right about Mo Yan. Mo accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature this month, and promptly declined to join his fellow Nobel laureates in signing a petition calling on the Chinese government to release the 2010 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiabo. More than 130 other Nobel laureates have signed the petition , including Desmond Tutu.
NEWS
August 15, 2012 | By Kelly Merritt
An exhibit of artifacts from Patsy Cline, one of country music's most enduring singers, is set to open Aug. 24 for a 10-month run at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville. Cline, who died in 1963 at the age of 30 in the crash of a private plane, is known to pop and country audiences thanks to her crossover hits, including "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy" and "Walkin' After Midnight. " Opening weekend festivities are to include appearances by her husband, Charlie Dick; her daughter, Julie Fudge; and Country Music Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley.
SPORTS
December 3, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers didn't seem quite like the Lakers for the better part of a week, but it could always be worse. They could be the Sacramento Kings. If the Lakers played the Kings every game, they'd be in serious pursuit of the Chicago Bulls' record-setting 72-10 mark come April, but, back in reality, they were thrilled to face Sacramento simply to get a victory. Kobe Bryant had 22 points, Pau Gasol played well enough on one good leg, and the Lakers easily ended their first four-game losing streak since April 2007 by thumping the Kings, 113-80, Friday at Staples Center.
NEWS
April 12, 1987 | Zan Thompson
My computer and printer would have gone to the dump long since if it were not for a bright and charming young man named Craig Hodges. He is a junior at Occidental College and has the same snuggly relationship with these oversold machines as my sister, Patsy. The difference is that Patsy wheedles the brutes whereas Craig is crisp and matter-of-fact with them and they trot along at his heels, whirring and humming and being pleasantly helpful.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1991 | John M. Wilson \f7
Patsy Kensit continues to feel the impact of her performance in the small, independent film, "Twenty-One," which won her raves at the USA Film Festival last spring. Last week, she started shooting "Prince of Shadows" in Madrid, starring opposite Terence Stamp. The Spanish production has Kensit as a nightclub singer caught up in political intrigue in Franco's postwar Spain in the early 1960s. Pilar Miro directs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2010 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Hank Cochran, the esteemed country music songwriter revered for the poetic economy and power of such enduring hits as Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" and Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," died Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. Cochran was joined Wednesday night by musicians Jamey Johnson and Billy Ray Cyrus and fellow songwriter Buddy Cannon, who sang songs with him at his bedside. In a career spanning more than half a century, Cochran wrote or co-wrote hundreds of songs recorded by Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Ray Price, George Strait and numerous others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2006 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
Patsy Ramsey, who with her husband became a suspect in the sensational 1996 killing of their daughter, JonBenet, has died. She was 49. Ramsey, who had been battling a recurrence of ovarian cancer, died Saturday at her father's home in Roswell, Ga., according to her attorney, L. Lin Wood. Her husband, John, was at her side. JonBenet, a 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant, was found strangled and bludgeoned in the basement of the family's home in an upscale neighborhood of Boulder, Colo.
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