March 26, 2013 |
If you're among the 100,000 young people who soon may be heading to Mexico to party at a cool beach resort for spring break, the U.S. State Department has a bit of advice for you. "While the vast majority enjoys their vacation without incident, several may die, hundreds will be arrested, and still more will make mistakes that could affect them for the rest of their lives. " Already one life has been lost. USC senior Samuel Levine on spring break in Cabo San Lucas fell to his death from a sixth-floor balcony.
March 13, 2012 |
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was making headlines Tuesday after canceling an appearance in Toronto , reportedly citing safety concerns. "Dick Cheney cancels Toronto trip, says Canada is too dangerous," bleated the headline in the National Post, which made the story a featured headline pick Tuesday on its homepage at www.nationalpost.com . Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which scheduled Cheney's April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, said Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, canceled citing safety concerns.
November 21, 2010 |
My nominee for word of the year is "cautious. " It comes up in every discussion of current consumer behavior, particularly in regard to housing. The most recent usage to cross my desk popped up in a new report from Fannie Mae. The mortgage financing company's chief economist, Doug Duncan, used the word to headline his analysis of Fannie Mae's new national survey of public attitudes about housing. What it found shouldn't surprise anybody who has paid any attention to home sales: Consumers feel cautious about home buying.
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September 27, 2010 |
Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to keep secret the names and salaries of some highly paid county employees, saying they need more time to comply with public records law to protect workers who claim that disclosure could put them at risk. The response came after The Times asked for the identities and pay of county workers who earn $250,000 or more annually, a request made in the wake of the salary scandal in Bell, where eight current and former city officials face corruption charges of misappropriation of public funds.
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February 2, 2008 |
After aggressive paparazzi prompted police to escort Britney Spears to the hospital this week, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine announced Friday that he plans to push for an ordinance that would create a minimum "personal safety zone" around individuals targeted by the media. Zine said the estimated $25,000 it cost for police to escort Spears to the hospital was necessary to protect the public from dangers posed by the horde of celebrity photographers pursuing the pop star.
October 17, 2007 |
Editors of the Watan newspaper Tuesday contradicted accounts by police officers who said three journalists had been shot to death in an ambush Sunday night in northern Iraq. The newspaper said the victims were bodyguards for the paper's top editor, not reporters. In an interview, editor in chief Hatam Mawlood Mukhlis said he had given his bodyguards press credentials because they occasionally gathered information for the newspaper.