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September 9, 2012
Airfares to the East Coast have rarely been this reasonable this summer: AirTran is offering a $242 round-trip fare, including taxes and fees, from LAX to Raleigh, N.C., between Oct. 20 and Feb. 28. Holiday blackouts apply, and availability is not guaranteed. You must purchase 14 days in advance, but there is no minimum stay and you can travel any day of the week. Info: AirTran , (800) 247-8726 Source: Airfarewatchdog
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January 10, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
American and Delta are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Raleigh, N.C., for $260, including all taxes and fees. Raleigh is named for the English explorer who found, then lost, favor with the English monarchy, leading to his execution in 1618. The city was incorporated 174 years later, and today, with Durham and Chapel Hill, form the Research Triangle, a development and research center. The fare to Raleigh is subject to availability and must be purchased at least 14 days in advance.
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NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
American and Delta are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Raleigh, N.C., for $260, including all taxes and fees. Raleigh is named for the English explorer who found, then lost, favor with the English monarchy, leading to his execution in 1618. The city was incorporated 174 years later, and today, with Durham and Chapel Hill, form the Research Triangle, a development and research center. The fare to Raleigh is subject to availability and must be purchased at least 14 days in advance.
WORLD
May 23, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - In his early teens, Jude Kenan Mohammad was a familiar sight in his middle-class section of Raleigh, N.C., riding around on his bike to deliver groceries to elderly Muslim neighbors. But with an American mother and Pakistani father, Mohammad felt caught between two worlds, friends recalled. As he grew older, the mild-mannered young man criticized the U.S. war in Afghanistan and believed that he was a target for discrimination in post-Sept. 11 America, the friends said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1997
In your Holiday Sneaks issue (Nov. 9), Richard Cromelin mistakenly identified John Quincy Adams (a character in the film "Amistad") as a "founding father." He was not. His father, John Adams, was. SCOTT ROSS Raleigh, N.C.
SPORTS
January 7, 1987 | United Press International
Track star Kathy Ormsby, paralyzed from the waist down after jumping from a bridge during a race last summer, is resuming her studies at North Carolina State University. "This is the right place for me," Ormsby said. "It is what I ought to be doing." Ormsby, once an outstanding runner, was injured after she ran out on a National Collegiate Athletic Assn. championship race in Indianapolis June 4 and jumped from a nearby bridge. Police labeled the incident a suicide attempt.
NEWS
October 26, 1986 | BOB WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
"In politics, no good deed goes unpunished," lamented Democrat Mervyn M. Dymally when asked about yet another in the controversies that have dogged him through most of his long career as an officeholder. The latest is a federal grand jury probe into the financial problems of an obscure Raleigh, N.C., college that Dymally says he was only trying to rescue from bankruptcy.
WORLD
May 23, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - In his early teens, Jude Kenan Mohammad was a familiar sight in his middle-class section of Raleigh, N.C., riding around on his bike to deliver groceries to elderly Muslim neighbors. But with an American mother and Pakistani father, Mohammad felt caught between two worlds, friends recalled. As he grew older, the mild-mannered young man criticized the U.S. war in Afghanistan and believed that he was a target for discrimination in post-Sept. 11 America, the friends said.
SPORTS
May 2, 1997 | Associated Press
Citing team sources, ESPNEWS reported Thursday that the Hartford Whalers will move to Raleigh, N.C., and begin playing there next season "barring a last-minute breakdown in negotiations." The cable network reported that a formal announcement would come no later than Monday. However, Whaler owner Peter Karmanos said a decision could come as early as today. He would not confirm or deny the ESPNEWS report.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1987
A U.S.-led management consortium bought the firm, once the most famous name in cycling, from the British engineering firm TI Group for $27 million. The consortium, Derby International Corp., is backed by a number of leading London financial institutions. Raleigh has been losing money since the late 1970s, when broad economic factors began pricing its bicycles out of many export markets, including the United States.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri
Three people were injured Saturday at a gun show in Raleigh, N.C., after a 12-gauge shotgun filled with birdshot accidentally discharged, authorities said. Around 1:15 p.m., a 36-year-old man entered the Dixie Gun and Knife Show at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The man, identified by authorities as Gary Lynn Wilson, took his encased shotgun to a security check. As he unfastened the case to be inspected, the gun accidentally went off, authorities said. “I want to emphasize that this was an accident,” Joel Keith, chief of police for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, said at a news conference.
NEWS
September 9, 2012
Airfares to the East Coast have rarely been this reasonable this summer: AirTran is offering a $242 round-trip fare, including taxes and fees, from LAX to Raleigh, N.C., between Oct. 20 and Feb. 28. Holiday blackouts apply, and availability is not guaranteed. You must purchase 14 days in advance, but there is no minimum stay and you can travel any day of the week. Info: AirTran , (800) 247-8726 Source: Airfarewatchdog
HEALTH
December 26, 2011 | By Roy M. Wallack, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Bike buyers have become accustomed to getting more for their money every year, but that has changed for 2012 thanks to rising commodity prices. Still, there are great values to be had if you know where to look. The road bikes below, which are targeted at riding enthusiasts, provide a representative spectrum of attractively priced aluminum and carbon models with vibration-damping carbon-fiber forks. If you plan to log a lot of miles but don't want to break the bank, these are good places to start.
SPORTS
June 27, 2011 | From wire reports
Former North Carolina State basketball star Lorenzo Charles , the muscular forward whose last-second dunk gave the underdog Wolfpack the 1983 national championship, was killed Monday when a bus he was driving in Raleigh, N.C., crashed, a company official said Monday. Elite Coach General Manager Brad Jackson said Charles, 47, worked for the company and was driving one of its buses on Interstate 40. Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said no passengers were aboard.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2011
The LA WineFest takes the laudable impulse toward drinking lots of wine and tries to wring some education out of it. Geared toward consumers looking to broaden their palates, the fest will showcase a variety of wines, artisanal beers and spirits alongside panels and discussions to help demystify the culture of good booze. Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., L.A. Sat.-Sun., various times. $75 per day. http://www.lawinefest.com
NATIONAL
February 5, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
This vibrant Southern capital has enjoyed a reputation for first-rate schools that long ago shed a segregated legacy. Schools in poor urban neighborhoods and prosperous suburbs alike have been praised as racially mixed and academically sound. But the school board's move to abandon its diversity policy in favor of neighborhood schools has prompted accusations of "re-segregation" and thrown the district into turmoil. Police attend board meetings, where some protesters have been arrested ?
SPORTS
August 1, 1991 | LARRY HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Strings never trailed during a 27-14 victory over the Raleigh Edge in TeamTennis Wednesday night at the Forum. The Strings opened with a 6-0 lead in women's doubles when Mary Lou Daniels and Robin White beat Shaun Stafford and Ronni Reis. It was the first of the Strings' three 6-0 set victories. Jimmy Connors helped deliver the other two, shutting out the Edge's Tim Wilkison in singles and joining with player/coach John Lloyd to blank Wilkison and Pat Serret.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1998 | Associated Press
After 153 years, Raleigh's oldest Baptist church has broken away from the Southern Baptist Convention, in part because of the denomination's call on women to "submit graciously" to their husbands. Members of the First Baptist Church voted 264 to 23 Wednesday to leave the convention. Churchgoers said they could no longer tolerate "authoritarian trends" within the 15.6-million-member denomination.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2010 | By David Zucchino
After a raucous meeting in which police expelled protesters and arrested three people amid accusations of segregation and Jim Crow, the county school board here has reversed three decades of busing designed to achieve diversity. In a contentious 5-4 vote, the Wake County school board voted late Tuesday to approve a new policy that will assign students to schools in their neighborhoods under a "community school zone" program.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2010 | By E. Scott Reckard
First Regional Bank of Century City on Friday became the first California bank this year to be shut down by regulators, a victim of real estate loans that went bad. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. immediately sold First Regional's eight branches and nearly all of its $2.2 billion in assets to First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Raleigh, N.C., which agreed to assume the failed institution's deposits. The FDIC agreed to shoulder most of the losses on First Regional's loans, and estimated the failure would cost the bank deposit insurance fund $825.
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