January 30, 2005 |
How not to come off as a second-rate Raymond Chandler is a problem that afflicts every contemporary writer of hard-boiled fiction. Peter Moore Smith solves it by copping to it -- "Los Angeles," his second novel (after "Raveling"), can be described as a postmodern mystery of the highest order and, at the same time, an unabashed homage to the noir genre. The voice we hear in "Los Angeles" belongs to Angel, an aspiring but so-far-failed screenwriter.
December 31, 2009 |
A British hostage held for 2 1/2 years by a militant Iraqi Shiite Muslim group was freed Wednesday in a move his family hailed as "the best Christmas present ever." Computer consultant Peter Moore was freed as the United States handed over to Iraqi authorities Qais Khazali, the leader of the group suspected of kidnapping him and four British security guards, and an undetermined number of Khazali's followers. The U.S. had blamed the group Asaib al Haq, or League of the Righteous, for the killings of five American soldiers.
January 6, 2010 |
The Iraqi government freed a leading Shiite Muslim militant on Tuesday, his followers said, part of an exchange that saw a longtime British hostage freed last week. High-level officials in the Iraqi government refused to confirm the release of Qais Khazali, a onetime aide and now rival of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr. Two of Khazali's followers discussed the release on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. A spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry, Alaa Taii, told the Associated Press that Khazali had been freed.
March 20, 2004
* Microsoft Corp. promoted longtime industry executive Peter Moore to a job overseeing global game production and marketing and formally named Shane Kim to head its video game development studios.
August 10, 1989
The Culver City Council on Monday appointed 12 members to the new Recycling and Conservation Task Force, established to make recommendations on how the city can improve and expand its efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment. The members are: Gary Petersen, Earle C. Hartling, Mary Pat Curran, Mark Shear, Peter Moore-Kochlacs, Eric L. Stone, Ethan Greenspan, Dena Bates, Janet L. Shelton, David Yudess, Judy Goldsmith, and Donna Bamber.