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June 9, 2009 | By Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
After Sherri Rae Rasmussen was beaten and shot to death in 1986, her father urged Los Angeles police to investigate a fellow officer who had had confrontations with his daughter in the months leading up to her death, according to attorneys for the victim's family. But Nel Rasmussen's pleas, which he said he made during several interviews with police and in a letter to then-Chief Daryl F. Gates, apparently were ignored by detectives as they pursued a different theory of how his daughter had been killed.
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WORLD
June 5, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
BRUSSELS - Germany and Italy have committed to join the United States in helping to train Afghan troops after combat operations cease at the end of next year, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. Absent from the announcement was reference to the closest U.S. ally, Britain, which has been the second-largest source of troops in the 11-year Afghanistan war. Britain is expected to contribute to the training and mentoring, but has not yet pledged a specific role in what promises to be a dramatically reduced international mission 18 months from now. Germany will take the lead in the north of Afghanistan and Italy in the west, diplomats said after a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization defense ministers in Brussels, while Hagel said Turkey is considering becoming the lead nation in the capital, Kabul.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By David Ng
A new musical about the transgender mayor of Silverton, Ore., is part of the 2013 slate at Seattle's Intiman Theatre. "Stu for Silverton" is based on the life and political career of Stu Rasmussen, who was born a man and still identifies mainly as a man, but who has had breast implants and dresses as a woman. Rasmussen was elected mayor of the town in 1988 and 1990 when he still dressed as a man, and then in 2008 under his new transgendered identity; he was reelected in 2010 and again this November.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers traded John Ely on Wednesday to the Houston Astros for minor league pitcher Rob Rasmussen. Ely debuted in 2010, and after his first seven starts he was 3-2 with a 2.54 earned-run average. He finished the season 4-10 with a 5.49 ERA and went back to Albuquerque, where he fared no better (5-4, 6.22). He made one Dodgers start in 2011 and a pair of relief appearances last season. Rasmussen, 23, was almost a Dodger previously. He was drafted in the 27th round out of Pasadena Poly in 2007, but instead went to UCLA.
NEWS
February 28, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court has been asked to "severely publicly censure" an El Dorado County judge accused of publicly castigating a coach at a youth soccer game as a "pervert," the state Judicial Performance Commission announced Friday. The commission charged Justice Court Judge L. Eugene Rasmussen, 52, of South Lake Tahoe with a wide range of improper conduct, including a lack of impartiality and a series of confrontations with lawyers.
NEWS
April 24, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court imposed "severe public censure" Thursday on a Northern California judge accused of lacking impartiality, being abusive to lawyers and once calling a coach at a youth soccer game a "pervert." The justices upheld a recommendation for such action by the state Judicial Performance Commission against Justice Court Judge L. Eugene Rasmussen, 52, of South Lake Tahoe.
WORLD
June 5, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
BRUSSELS - Germany and Italy have committed to join the United States in helping to train Afghan troops after combat operations cease at the end of next year, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. Absent from the announcement was reference to the closest U.S. ally, Britain, which has been the second-largest source of troops in the 11-year Afghanistan war. Britain is expected to contribute to the training and mentoring, but has not yet pledged a specific role in what promises to be a dramatically reduced international mission 18 months from now. Germany will take the lead in the north of Afghanistan and Italy in the west, diplomats said after a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization defense ministers in Brussels, while Hagel said Turkey is considering becoming the lead nation in the capital, Kabul.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
The annals of child kidnapping are replete with heartbreaking tragedies, but probably none have been quite as bizarre as the crime that first mesmerized, then convulsed, Los Angeles more than 70 years ago. By the time it was over, it would involve not only an apparent abduction, but also impersonation, police coercion, false imprisonment, psychiatric abuse and--this being Los Angeles--a court fight that stretched on for more than a decade.
NEWS
February 3, 1985 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writers
Whenever Samuel Benitez, who now lives in Portland, Ore., even thinks about his old job as a Los Angeles policeman, he says he starts coughing. And the closer he gets to Los Angeles, the worse the hacking gets. Benitez, 35, claims that the cough is caused by stress from working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Complaining that the cough disabled him, he recently won a lifetime tax-free disability pension of $1,480 a month, plus $51,390 in back benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1992
Margaret Louise Rasmussen, longtime principal of Faith Baptist School in Canoga Park, has died at her West Hills home. She was 59. Mrs. Rasmussen died Sunday of cancer, said Jeff Brown, the school's athletic director. Born in Chicago, Mrs. Rasmussen graduated from Verdugo Hills High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University, a Christian institution in Greenville, S.C., and later earned a master's degree in education from Cal State Long Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By David Ng
A new musical about the transgender mayor of Silverton, Ore., is part of the 2013 slate at Seattle's Intiman Theatre. "Stu for Silverton" is based on the life and political career of Stu Rasmussen, who was born a man and still identifies mainly as a man, but who has had breast implants and dresses as a woman. Rasmussen was elected mayor of the town in 1988 and 1990 when he still dressed as a man, and then in 2008 under his new transgendered identity; he was reelected in 2010 and again this November.
NEWS
November 8, 2012 | By James Rainey
The verdict is in on polling for the 2012 presidential race. New York Times statistical savant Nate Silver's projections came very close to the actual outcome on both popular vote and the electoral college. Gallup and Fox News favorite Rasmussen Reports - whose surveys consistently predicted a better outcome for Republican Mitt Romney - missed the mark. Pollsters repeatedly say their surveys represent only a snapshot in time and should not be judged as predictive tools.
WORLD
October 2, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
BRUSSELS - Since becoming head of the world's most durable military alliance three years ago, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has had his hands full with conflicts and operations outside the coalition's center of gravity in North America and Europe. Under Rasmussen's watch, North Atlantic Treaty Organization jets patrolled the skies over Libya and pounded forces loyal to dictator Moammar Kadafi, who was overthrown and later killed by rebel fighters last year. NATO warships are also stationed in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean to help combat Somali pirates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
It was a murder that prosecutors say was committed in a fit of rage and jealousy and then covered up for more than two decades. But on Friday, as she was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend's wife, former Los Angeles Police Det. Stephanie Lazarus masked any emotion, other than a glance and wave in the direction of her mother as she was led away in handcuffs. The sentencing brought to a close a case that garnered national attention for its sensational story line of a lovelorn cop killing a woman she viewed as a romantic rival and then harboring the dark secret for 23 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
The letter read aloud in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday was written more than 25 years ago by a young cop. If prosecutors are correct, they were the words of a heart-broken woman on the verge of committing murder in a jealous rage. "I'm truly in love with John," Stephanie Lazarus wrote to the mother of the man she had dated until he became engaged to another woman. "This year has torn me up.... I don't think I'll ever understand. " Jurors heard the excerpt of the letter read by Deputy Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2010 | By Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
On the evening of Feb. 24, 1986, LAPD homicide detectives found Sherri Rae Rasmussen's badly beaten body on the living room floor of her Van Nuys town house with wounds from three .38-caliber bullets to her chest. Weeks later, Stephanie Lazarus, a young Los Angeles police officer, called the Santa Monica Police Department to report that someone had broken into her car on 2nd Street, blocks from the pier. A gym bag had been stolen, she said. In it were clothes, some cassettes, a few dollars and her personal .38-caliber snub-nosed revolver, according to several LAPD and Santa Monica police sources familiar with the investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997
Concerned about noise and air pollution, Los Angeles last week joined more than 40 California cities in restricting gas-powered leaf blowers. In one of the most aggressive local laws, Los Angeles enacted an outright ban on the blowers within 500 feet of any residence. Offenders--gardeners and homeowners--can be fined up to $1,000 or sent to jail for as long as six months.
SPORTS
March 25, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Padre Manager Greg Riddoch says he has given up any hope of Dennis Rasmussen or Atlee Hammaker being ready by opening day, and anticipates that each of them will open the season on the disabled list. "Unless they make a miraculous recovery," Riddoch said, "I don't see how either of them will be able to pitch. Rasmussen, who has tendinitis in his left shoulder, likely will not be ready to pitch in a game for at least two more weeks, Riddoch said.
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