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January 23, 2010 | By Lori Kozlowski
Randal Keynes, 62, is the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He is also the author of the book "Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution," inspiration for the new film "Creation," starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. The film, which opened Friday and gets a wider release Jan. 29, is a heartbreaking biopic that explores Darwin's life and loves and portrays him as more than a bit tortured by an irony in his own family: Darwin (Bettany) was poised to go public with an explanation on the origins of all life, including that of human beings, and his wife, Emma, (Connelly)
February 11, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - No one had to tell Kikkan Randall that a historic opportunity had slipped away. The cross-country skier entered Tuesday's sprint free event as a heavy favorite and was hoping to end a 38-year medal drought for the U.S. in the sport. Instead, she faltered in the quarterfinals and was left behind on a sunny, slushy day at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "It's a bummer," she said. "I've been waiting for this race for a long time.
June 21, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels signed their top pick in the June 9 draft, 17-year-old high school outfielder Randal Grichuk, to a bonus of $1.225 million on Saturday. Grichuk, a first-round selection who was the 24th overall pick, hit .613 (46 for 75) with 21 home runs and 46 runs batted in, 23 walks and 11 strikeouts in 28 games for Lamar Consolidated High in Texas.
January 9, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Almost exactly halfway through Randall Mann's third collection of poetry, “Straight Razor” (Persea: 68 pp., $25.95 paper), there's a poem that stirred an inadvertent smile. Not because it's funny but because it almost perfectly highlights something that's been in the ether of late: the way we use because . This week, after all, the American Dialect Society selected "because" as the word of 2013 for its evolving usage; Mann's poem, entitled “Fling,” deftly illustrates the point.
November 9, 1985 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
During his stint as a "Great American Talk Festival" speaker Thursday night in Santa Ana, Tony Randall was asked by a member of the audience to give "his survey" of the state of commercial television. The actor's response was exactly what the audience of 750 at the Santa Ana High School Auditorium came to see and hear: Randall's amused affability, brittle asides and assured timing. "Survey, you said?"
June 18, 1985 | JOAN HANAUER, UPI TV Reporter
Tony Randall says today's rock performers may seem like superstars, but in the long run Bach and Handel outshine even the Beatles as popular musicians. Randall serves as the host of "A Celebration for Handel and Bach," a public television special marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of the two 18th-Century musical giants. It will be seen Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Channels 28, 15 and 24, and at 10 p.m. on Channel 50.
January 14, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Whittier Christian High is looking for a football coach after deciding not to renew the contract of Steve Randall. "We want to go in a different direction," Athletic Director Carl Martinez said. Randall's firing is another in a series of staff changes that began last spring, though Martinez said the move is not part of any broad-based plan. Randall had coached at the school 14 years and had a 15-36 record in five seasons as head coach of the Heralds.
January 29, 1996
Former MTA head Franklin White is out the door; Police Chief Willie Williams has been knocked to his knees; and it looks like I'm scheduled to be next. I have been the subject of three recent articles and an editorial in The Times designed to smear and malign my name and reputation under the guise of a concerned public. This is another despicable example of the cavalier manner in which the press deals with African Americans in high-level positions, without regard to their professional or community status.
March 16, 1999 | From Associated Press
Three-time defending champion Tennessee, playing for the first time this season without guard Semeka Randall, rallied from a poor first half to rout Boston College, 89-62, Monday night in the second round of the NCAA East Regional at Knoxville, Tenn. Three-time All-American Chamique Holdsclaw led the charge, tying her career high with 39 points to help the Lady Vols retain their unbeaten record at home in the NCAA tournament for another season. The No.
November 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Kansas forward Mark Randall has had surgery for a leg injury and may miss up to four weeks, the Jayhawks said today. Randall, a key player for Kansas, suffered an injury in his lower right leg called anterior compartment syndrome when a player fell on him during an exhibition game Nov. 16. The injury had continued to bother him and was aggravated when he was kicked in the same spot during team practice Monday, said Doug Vance, sports information director for Kansas.
December 25, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC tight end Randall Telfer announced Wednesday that he would return for a final season with the Trojans. Telfer, a junior, is among several juniors and third-year sophomores who have until mid-January to decide whether they will make themselves available for the NFL draft. Telfer made his announcement via his Twitter feed. Telfer struggled with multiple injuries this season and caught only six passes, including one for 11 yards in the Trojans' 45-20 Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State.
December 20, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Daft Punk, "RAM" = Robotic French duo channel vibe of Studio 54, "Thriller" & Giorgio Moroder. Perfect clone for new android ears. #getlucky "Spring Breakers" soundtrack: Dubstep 'n inst. score capturing spirit of moment just as 'Singles,' '16 Candles' & 'Apocalypse Now' before. Earl Sweatshirt, "Doris": Odd Future rapper's work marked arrival of smart LA voice "in the midst of a tornado/Misfitted like Clark Gable.
October 20, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC lost more than a game against Notre Dame. Tight ends Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer and running back Justin Davis suffered injuries that will sideline them for the Trojans' next game against Utah, interim Coach Ed Orgeron said Sunday. USC will face the Utes with only one scholarship tight end, sophomore Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick , and with a tailback corps devoid of its two leading rushers. Tre Madden , who started the first six games, sat out against Notre Dame because of a hamstring injury.
August 29, 2013 | By Erin Aubry Kaplan
Why is America so intent on killing affirmative action? Randall Kennedy's clear-eyed new book, "For Discrimination," offers many reasons, among them: As a remedy for racial injustice, albeit a modest one, affirmative action invokes slavery and, therefore, rattles the philosophical foundation of democracy and fairness upon which much of America believes the country was built. Another reason is that affirmative action is seen as increasingly incompatible with the aims of the so-called post-racial age in which a first black president would seem to argue against any more need for racial redress.
August 15, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Xavier Grimble hears it often from friends and USC fans. Randall Telfer gets the same question. Why don't they throw you the ball more? The USC tight ends, both fourth-year juniors, are regarded as NFL prospects, "potentially premier players," Coach Lane Kiffin said. But on a Trojans team last season that featured All-American wide receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, Grimble and Telfer often appeared underutilized or overlooked. Grimble caught 29 passes, Telfer 12. Those totals could increase this season with Woods and quarterback Matt Barkley having gone to the NFL and the less experienced Max Wittek or Cody Kessler starting in Barkley's place.
August 3, 2013 | By Tim Hubbard
Talented young pitchers are in abundance this season, and staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three who could play pivotal roles for contending teams real or fantasy. Chris Archer SP | Tampa Bay After the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs thought of him as expendable, the Rays are reaping the spoils of the talented Mr. Archer. The 24-year-old right-hander started the season in the minors, but has been a major cog for one of baseball's hottest team, and has a 6-4 record with a 2.65 earned-run average and a 1.08 WHIP.
Robert Randall, who won a historic court case in 1976 that gave him access to federal supplies of marijuana to treat his glaucoma, has died. He was 53. Randall died Saturday at his home in Sarasota, Fla., of complications from AIDS, which he had been fighting since 1994. A native of Sarasota, Randall attended the University of South Florida, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in speech and rhetoric. He developed glaucoma as a teenager but believed it was simple eyestrain.
February 18, 1995 | Associated Press
Bob Randall, a prolific dramatist, novelist and television writer whose successes included the Broadway play "6 Rms Riv Vu" and the hit TV series "Kate and Allie," is dead at the age of 57. Randall died Feb. 11 at his home in New Milford, Conn., of the complications of AIDS, said Gary Pratt, his companion for 15 years. Randall's 1972 hit comedy "6 Rms Riv Vu" won a Drama Desk Award and, as a TV special, was nominated for an Emmy.
April 11, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
David Mamet's "American Buffalo" is set in a junk shop, but there are jewels to be found in the play and they are thrillingly laid out for us in the Geffen Playhouse's dynamically acted production directed by Randall Arney. What a pleasure to experience again the ferocious gusto of Mamet's language when it was still being composed for individual characters. Lately, Mamet seems to be writing for his own bullhorn, but this relatively early work, which had its Broadway premiere in 1977, reminds us of the reason his style set off a revolution in American playwriting.
February 26, 2013 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
Even as Irvine police were trying to confirm the identities of a young couple found shot to death in an Irvine parking garage early this month, the department's on-duty watch commander received a late-night call from former LAPD Capt. Randal Quan. According to an Irvine detective's search warrant affidavit released Monday, Quan had seen an early news report of the double homicide at the condo complex at 2100 Scholarship. Quan, the document states, was worried that his daughter, Monica, 28, who lived there, might be a victim.
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