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November 29, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
President Obama's proposal on Monday to freeze federal workers' pay was an unexpected announcement that represented the first in a series of White House moves to seize the initiative from Republicans on the economy. The preemptive move was timed to precede a White House meeting Tuesday with congressional leaders on the subject of expiring George W. Bush-era tax cuts, and came just days before a final report from Obama's fiscal commission on how to shrink the federal deficit. "The hard truth is that getting this deficit under control is going to require broad sacrifice," Obama said from the White House.
November 2, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge on Monday approved a $750,000 settlement for a 13-year-old girl whose father was shot and killed by Inglewood police officers in 2008. The death of 38-year-old Kevin Wicks, a postal worker, sparked protests and criticism of the department at the time because the officer who fired the shots had been involved in a fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect two months earlier and had been allowed to return to duty. That officer, Brian Ragan, is no longer employed by the department, said Lt. Oscar Serrano, a police spokesman.
May 21, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Looking for Eric," the wonderfully wry new film from British director Ken Loach, is a melancholy comedy about wins and losses in soccer, life and love, and the power of a few pals, a few pints and the esoteric musings of a French footballing superstar to carry you through. Set in working-class Manchester where the accents are so thick you may long for subtitles, there are two Erics that circumstance has backed into the same contemplative corner — soccer sensation Eric Cantona playing a ruminating, newly retired version of himself, and Eric Bishop (Steve Evets)
November 20, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The owner of a pit bull faces the possibility of three years in prison after her dog attacked a letter carrier, Orange County prosecutors said Monday. Sheri Moody's dog allegedly jumped into a neighbor's yard on Sept. 4 and knocked the mailman to the ground, causing a large cut to his face and an injury to his left eye, which might require reconstructive surgery. Moody, 54, was charged Monday with one felony count of allowing a vicious animal at large to cause serious bodily injury.
May 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The annual mail-carrier food drive will be held Saturday. Letter carriers across the country will collect nonperishable food items such as canned goods left by customers along their routes. The food will be donated to local charities.
August 26, 2006 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
A letter carrier was released from the hospital Friday, a day after she was shot twice in a drive-by attack in South Los Angeles shortly after getting off work. About 7 p.m. Thursday, Teresa Minor, 23, walked to the parking lot next to the post office in the 8500 block of South Broadway and discovered that her car had a flat tire, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
May 14, 2006 | Leslie Miller, Associated Press Writer
A recent Tank McNamara comic strip featured two former Transportation Security Administration screeners working security at a major league baseball stadium. "I miss pawing ladies' underwear like I could when I was screenin' for the TSA," one says to the other. It was hardly the first time someone took a comic shot at the agency hastily created to take over airport security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
February 13, 2006 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
With hundreds of mourners gathered Sunday in the Thunderdome at UC Santa Barbara, families of the six postal workers slain by a rampaging former colleague last month received the U.S. Postal Service's highest honor on behalf of the fallen employees.
February 4, 2006 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
Investigators in New Mexico have found evidence indicating that the woman responsible for this week's deadly rampage in Goleta believed that the U.S. Postal Service, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and a local hospital had conspired against her, authorities disclosed Friday. Searching the rural home of Jennifer Sanmarco, postal inspectors and Santa Barbara sheriff's detectives discovered writings "that may shed light on an apparent motive," said Sgt.
February 2, 2006 | Steve Chawkins and Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writers
Beverly Graham's condo lay across a curving garden path from Jennifer Sanmarco's back patio -- a proximity that was too close for Graham's comfort. From time to time, Graham thought about calling the police on her unruly neighbor, but her boyfriend advised against it. "She's just nuts," he'd say.
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