July 8, 2013 |
Pastor Mike Sheehan hasn't exactly been telling the Gospel truth. “Hope Kills” begins where “Eminent Domain” left off, with detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder in Sheehan's office at the Beacon Home for Teens, with Holder asking him what the attraction is to working with these kids. “Nobody misses them, goes looking for them,” Sheehan says. “They're the throwaways of the world.” “That's what the killer's thinking too,” Holder says. “Easy prey, fallen angels looking to be saved.” “I don't think the man out there is looking to save anyone,” Sheehan replies.
July 1, 2013 |
It's unpleasant-look-in-the-mirror week on “The Killing,” as Det. Sarah Linden sees what she might have been in Danette, and death row inmate Ray Seward gets a preview of his future. “Eminent Domain” begins with a panicked Danette rushing into a police station after having apparently escaped Joe Mills. When her unruliness meets the desk officer's sit-down-and-be-quiet attitude, it ends in her arrest. That would have been a fine opening, had not Danette's survival been spoiled by last week's next-week-on-“The Killing” teaser.
June 17, 2013 |
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a legitimate suspect. At last. Do I think he's the Pied Piper? No. But it's nice to have a plausible possible perp. “The Killing's” third season had heretofore only advanced the reddest of herrings. But now Joe the cabbie -- mentioned but unseen in the premiere , observed briefly last week -- has stepped to the front. He even has a last name: Mills. And next week he'll have detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder hot on his trail. But as “Head Shots” begins, he's not even on their radar.
June 15, 2013 |
It's Thursday night, and in the West Hollywood Recreation Center, it's pandemonium. On the court, Hit It and Quit It faces off against Scissor Me Timbers. Again and again, they charge back and forth in waves, rallying and hooting. Cheesy '80s anthems like "Danger Zone" and "Dude Looks Like a Lady" blare over the speakers but can barely be heard over the din as almost 80 players do battle. Their weapon? Just a bright 7-inch-diameter soft foam ball. The game is dodgeball, and it has come a long way from its discomfiting past on elementary school playgrounds.
October 1, 2011 |
While living in San Diego in the late 1990s, Anwar Awlaki regularly fished for albacore and shared his catch with a neighbor. At the local mosque where he preached, he delighted in playing soccer with young children and taking the teenagers paint-balling. "He had an allure. He was charming," Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, outreach director of an Islamic center in Falls Church, Va., where Awlaki later gave sermons, told reporters in 2009. With his fashionable eyeglasses and fluent English, the U.S.-born radical cleric also had been called a "Pied Piper of jihadists," an Internet phenomenon who produced video and audio recordings to lure Westerners to his extremist ideologies.
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June 14, 2010
Hans H. Baerwald Retired UCLA professor, scholar of Japanese politics Hans H. Baerwald, 82, a retired UCLA professor and scholar of Japanese politics, died June 2 at his home in Pope Valley, Calif., the university announced. He had prostate cancer. Baerwald was born in Tokyo on June 18, 1927, to a German businessman and his wife. Growing up in Japan, he learned to speak German, Japanese, English and, after transferring to a Swiss school in the late 1930s, French.