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July 28, 2004 | Steve Lopez
Nearly 200 readers complained to The Times about a full-page ad last week in which a guy named Randy said he'd been cured of homosexuality, thanks to a group called Exodus. "Shame on you," wrote one reader, saying the ad spit in the faces of gays. Another reader wondered how The Times could accept money to spread hatred. This, of course, is a very sensitive matter.
April 3, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Every once in a while, amid the emotional ups and downs of high school sports competition, there needs to be a reminder of what's truly important, and nothing offers a more powerful perspective than listening to a father's anguish about his son. "The toughest thing is, I'm completely helpless," Mission Hills Alemany baseball Coach Randy Thompson said in describing the challenge of trying to help his 12-year-old son, Tyler, make it through 15...
October 1, 1988
The article about Randy Ready of the Padres in The Times (Sept. 25) compelled me to write to you concerning what I know about this fine young man. My son, a quadriplegic because of a head injury, is a patient in the same facility as Randy's wife. Learning of this, Randy, even with all of his burdens, took the time to have a ball autographed by the Cincinnati Reds and presented it to my son. My son's smile lit up his whole face. I pray that Dorene Ready will continue to improve and wish Randy great success in his baseball career.
March 10, 2014 | Helene Elliott
It wasn't the shiny glass and steel of Honda Center that made Randy Carlyle feel nostalgic Monday. Nor was it conducting the Toronto Maple Leafs' morning skate beneath the Stanley Cup banner he helped the Ducks win in 2007. The sight of two people, anonymous to fans but touchstones to him, brought out the mellow side of this gruff, old-school coach when he returned to Anaheim for the first time since the Ducks fired him on Nov. 30, 2011. "When you meet the parking lot attendant, the guy at the top of the ramp that you know, and he's the guy that used to look after your wife and your kids when you came to the rink and he was always a big happy guy to say hello, it's an emotional time to see him," Carlyle said.
September 30, 1988 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
They were married that summer on the only day Randy Ready didn't have a baseball game. It was El Paso, 1982. Ready was a 22-year-old infielder with a passion, and his girl Dorene was someone who understood. The church was tiny, the congregation numbered two: a buddy and his girlfriend. They doubled as the best man and maid of honor. They kissed the bride. They threw the rice. And then they pulled up in Ready's beige 1968 Chevy Nova.
December 15, 1989 | DAVE McKIBBEN
The frustration was obvious on Randy (Cowboy) Leaks' face after his third pro loss Thursday night at the El Cortez Convention Center. But it probably didn't come close to matching that on the faces of his trainers, Abel Sanchez and Orlin Norris Sr. Leaks, a former professional rodeo rider, was bothered by his sluggish performance against Donald Stephens of Las Vegas but even more bothered by referee Earnie Swaile's decision to stop his fight at 2:31 of the second in the scheduled six-rounder.
June 23, 1985 | From United Press International
Norma, a child development counselor, figures she went to bed with more than 1,200 different men--four or five encounters a day were not uncommon--during her eight years as a sex addict. Randy, an insurance salesman, estimates that his five-year sexual binge led him into the bedrooms of 650 to 700 women. Their first names are real, as are the notches on their bedposts.
November 24, 1989 | RAY LOYND
When Randy was a kid, he wanted to be St. Francis. But Randy's brains have become a little fried. The party of the '60s and '70s is over. "I wish I still wanted to be St. Francis," Randy says, in a throwaway line that exposes like an X-ray the malaise, the torpor, the stasis of a group of pot-smoking friends in their 30s who never made the transition from a drug culture to a 9-to-5 world. Randy's big dream now is to open a worm farm, sit back, smoke pot and enjoy life.
October 2, 1988 | Staff Writer Jerry Hicks
Prosecutors in the Randy Steven Kraft murder trial say a paper with 61 entries, found in his car trunk when he was arrested May 14, 1983, is a death list--Kraft's own score card of how many young men he had killed dating back to late 1971. Kraft's attorneys deny it is a death list, and call it meaningless information that will only inflame his jury. Kraft himself, in a 1983 interview, called the list nothing more than references to friends of his and his roommate at the time.
Two days after their flag was displayed upside-down at Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays, thousands of Canadians loudly responded Tuesday night before Game 3. They stood and sang the U.S. national anthem. They sang it louder than it was sung in Atlanta last weekend, and when Jon Secada sang "land of the free," they erupted in cheers.
February 3, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
  DENVER -- The Clippers played the correct defense right up to the end, switching to force the Nuggets to break off the play, putting Denver in what looked like a panic situation. But as anxious as the Nuggets seemed to be in the final few precious seconds of the game, they found a way to get past their trepidation when Randy Foye drilled a 30-foot three-pointer over the outstretched hands of Blake Griffin as time expired to push Denver past Los Angeles, 116-115.
December 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Randy Moss could still be one of the top receivers in the NFL. Says who? Says Moss during an appearance Tuesday on "The Peter Schrager Podcast . " "If I had to go out here and feed my family by getting back on that football field, I could still put up 15 or 16 touchdowns," Moss said. "I can still play the game. I don't know what a lot of people seen last year, but I know what it looked like. It looked like I was old and that they were trying to keep me fresh and things like that, but, man, I can still play the game of football.
December 16, 2013 | by Houston Mitchell
Sunday brought us another WWE pay-per-view event, this time "TLC", short for Tables, Ladders and Chairs. The main event: Unifying the WWE championship and the World Heavyweight Championship with a match between John Cena and Randy Orton. The results of the entire card: FANDANGO VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER Fandango won with a legdrop off the top rope as the decline of Ziggler, who should be one of the top stars on the roster, continues. C.M. PUNK VS. THE SHIELD The break-up of The Shield continues, as Punk won this one after Roman Reigns accidentally speared Dean Ambrose.
December 5, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Being the sister to the man who connected more than a billion people through Facebook can cause you to get overshadowed, and Randi Zuckerberg is getting a little tired of it.  Randi went on BBC's "Woman's Hour" radio program this week where she half joked that she is not just the sister to Mark Zuckerberg. "It must be awful, but do people always introduce you as Mark Zuckerberg's big sister?" "Woman's Hour" presenter Jane Garvey asked, to which Randi quickly replied "Yes. " PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' Randi then went on to explain that journalist Jeremy Paxman called her "Mark Zuckerberg's sister," but she mispronounced his name and called him "Jeremy Paxon.
November 25, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Anschutz Entertainment Group has parted ways with Randy Phillips, the chief executive of its live entertainment arm AEG Live, the company said Monday. Jay Marciano, AEG's chief operating officer, has been named AEG Live's chairman.  The exit of Phillips, who joined the company in 2002, is part of a restructuring of the division's management, in which Marciano will take a more active role in leading the subsidiary with a team of executives.  ...
November 21, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Randy Weston & Billy Harper : A musical partnership that began in the early '70s, Randy Weston and Billy Harper come together again on the aptly titled "The Roots of the Blues," a magnetic duet between Weston's piano and Harper's lush and lingering saxophone. A mix of standards such as "Body and Soul" and "Take the A Train" with bracing originals like the zig-zagging contemplation of "The Healers" and the rumbling "Blues to Africa," the album should come alive in vivid new ways for this performance.
Three have been fired and 10 have quit. Nine have been promoted. Two have killed suspects while on duty. And one stands accused of falsifying evidence in a murder case. For most of the 44 Los Angeles Police Department officers labeled "problem officers" in the landmark 1991 Christopher Commission report, the past four years have been tumultuous. The commission said its intention was to illustrate, not define, what it called "the problem of excessive force in the LAPD."
The fashion news in fish bait this season is color. Living, wiggling color. When it comes to worms, brown is out. Day-Glo chartreuse, red and blue are in. Designer squirmers, created in Canada, made their debut in Ventura County last week. Anglers have tried them at Lake Piru and Lake Casitas, and although fish in Lake Piru don't seem impressed, some bait shops on the road to Lake Casitas are doing a brisk business.
November 13, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives
The chain of emails that has come to symbolize the greed of Bell's top leaders was actually a joke, the city's former second-in-command testified Wednesday in her trial on felony corruption charges. The emails became infamous in the wake of the salary scandal in Bell that led to the arrests of eight city leaders, including Angela Spaccia, who has been on the witness stand in her own defense since last week. Even Harland Braun, Spaccia's attorney, referred to them Wednesday as "the emails that have become so famous.
November 6, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
In a surprise move Tuesday, former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge that he plans to testify in the corruption case against the city's second-in-command, Angela Spaccia. "I will testify," said Adams, who in one brief appearance on the witness stand had invoked the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination 20 times. Adams is expected to take the stand at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.  DOCUMENT: Deposition of Randy Adams He may help fill in some of the blanks in the scandal that rocked the small city in southeastern Los Angeles County and forced him from his job. Although he was named in a state attorney general's lawsuit against eight Bell officials, he has not been charged with a crime.
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