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February 4, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
What happens to an NFL player when he pushes a ref? Nothing, apparently. At least, if you are Cary Williams and it's the Super Bowl. After Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted a pass by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl, a scuffle between both teams broke out. As the players were being separated, Ravens cornerback Williams shoved a referee. SUPER BOWL 2013 FULL COVERAGE You can watch it all in the video above.
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April 22, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
Humans and other primates aren't the only members of the animal kingdom who can watch total strangers interact and figure out who's in charge. Ravens can do it too, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers at the University of Vienna said they had several reasons to suspect that ravens had the chops to understand the social hierarchy of unknown birds just by looking at them. For starters, ravens “are renowned for their relatively big brains,” they wrote.
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July 4, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Raven-Symoné, the adorable moppet of "The Cosby Show" who years later became a squeaky-clean fixture on the Disney Channel, is so not that Raven anymore. In one scene on her new ABC Family show, "State of Georgia," Raven-Symoné's character, aspiring actress Georgia Chamberlain, tries to seduce an obnoxious casting director into letting her audition for the devil/vamp role of Lola in "Damn Yankees. " At one point, she presents him with a fried chicken dinner, even making suggestive jokes about breasts.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | Sam Farmer
DENVER - The highway signs from the airport flash "Go Broncos!" The billboards around town read "United in Orange. " But for the NFL team in this city, the writing is on the wall. Anything short of a Lombardi Trophy will be a mile-high disappointment. For the Denver Broncos, the memory of last season's loss in the divisional round still stings. Baltimore scored late in the game on a bomb to Jacoby Jones - one the top-seeded Broncos misplayed - and the Ravens wound up winning in double overtime, and going on to win the Super Bowl.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Raven"stars John Cusack in a gothic thriller pulled from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe that regrettably falls prey to its grand and grisly ambitions - it's neither grand nor grisly enough to seriously satisfy Poe-ish cravings for murder, mystery and literary allusions. More pulp fiction than macabre masterpiece, it is nevertheless a nifty idea screenwriters Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare have concocted for director James McTeigue ("V for Vendetta"). Imagine a serial killer in 19th century Baltimore suddenly replicating Poe's stories, the murders mimicking those in "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," among others.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2012 | By Emily Rome
A star-studded screening of "The Raven" wouldn't be quite complete without a few dark, mood-setting touches - including a real raven. Yes, there was a large, black bird on the carpet at the film's special screening downtown Monday. Many celebrities kept their distance as they neared the bird, but not John Cusack, who braved allowing the raven to perch on his arm. At the event, the ornate auditorium of the Los Angeles Theatre was decked out with candles, red lighting, lanterns for the ushers and some fog machine magic.
MAGAZINE
August 13, 2006
On a late Saturday night in 1987, I found the company of Ann the Raven on KPCC-FM (89.3) while driving home from a concert ("The Blue Raven," by Andy Meisler, July 23). With me was a friend from Germany, and we became instant fans. The next week we taped her show, and he took it back to Germany to recruit more fans. When Ann asked for donations during the next pledge drive, I felt it was time to contribute. Ann deserves to earn a living for pouring her heart out to the world. Hopefully this article will produce more than memories and will land her a paying gig. Here's to you, Ann!
SPORTS
September 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Winning on the road for the first time in their history was a kick for the Baltimore Ravens. Well, make that a matter of kicks. There was the game-winning field goal by Matt Stover, two missed 41-yard field goals by the New York Giants' Brad Daluiso --who also had an extra point blocked--and maybe the biggest kick of all, an inadvertent one by Raven backup center Leo Goeas.
SPORTS
September 22, 2005
'I have a better chance of winning the Kentucky Derby on a donkey than you do of winning the Super Bowl with Boller as your quarterback.' Shannon Sharpe, CBS analyst, on Baltimore Raven Coach Brian Billick's pledge to keep quarterback Kyle Boller as his starter when Boller returns from a toe injury
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1987
Sharon Gabet, who formerly played Raven on "Edge of Night" and Brittany on "Another World," is returning to television's soap opera scene in "One Life to Live." She'll be seen for the first time on the ABC serial Sept. 22, playing Melinda Kramer, sister of Dorian Lord.
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December 29, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Welcome to Stunned Diego. Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs. A month ago, the Chargers were 5-7 and roundly written off. Then came a four-game winning streak culminated by a season sweep of the Chiefs. "It's been an unreal ride this year," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said in a postgame interview with CBS, his voice cracking.
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December 17, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Justin Tucker is the man for the Baltimore Ravens. With the game - and quite possibly the entire season - on the line Monday night against the Detroit Lions, Coach John Harbaugh didn't turn to quarterback Joe Flacco, the reigning Super Bowl MVP and the highest-paid player in NFL history. Nope. On fourth-and-eight with 38 seconds remaining and the Ravens trailing by one, Harbaugh decided to let the guy who had accounted for all 15 of his team's points that night and who had made 32 straight field goals on the season attempt one more.
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November 30, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Mike Tomlin had one foot on the field, but did the Pittsburgh coach cross the line? The Jacoby Jones kickoff return was the most talked-about play after the Thanksgiving game between the Steelers and Baltimore, the moment Mr. Tomlin became Mr. Magoo. As the blistering-fast Jones was flying up the visitors' sideline, probably on his way to a touchdown, Tomlin was staring up at the video board and, with his back to the play, wandered to the edge of the field. Jones came perilously close to running him over, and would have had Tomlin not hopped out of the way at the last instant.
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November 3, 2013 | Sam Farmer
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL. The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the score suggests. The Cleveland Browns are on their third quarterback too. They beat defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore, 24-18, ending the Ravens' 11-game winning streak against them. And the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Surely, they would be rolled in Seattle.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Joe Flacco might have given former Baltimore Ravens teammate Ray Lewis the ultimate insult Wednesday, saying the retired-player-turned-analyst "is one of them" now. When he says "one of them," he's talking about the media. And he doesn't mean it as a compliment. Apparently, Flacco thinks all media members do is sit around and stir up trouble while discussing things they know nothing about. Which is pretty much true, at least in my case. Can't really speak for Lewis, who works for ESPN, or anyone else in the business though.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Baltimore Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones was hurt during an incident on a party bus in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, Coach John Harbaugh confirmed on Monday. Several Ravens players were on the bus after a birthday celebration for left tackle Bryant McKinnie. TMZ first reported the incident, alleging that the injury occurred when Jones was hit over the head with a champagne bottle by a stripper. Harbaugh made it clear that he was not happy with whatever it was that happened involving his already-injured player.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2001
Re "Women's Works: Sculpture Exhibit studies 'The Feminine Form' From Four Points of View," Out & About, Feb. 24. After nursing eight babies, all I can say about Alexandra Morosco's sculpture "Nursing the Raven" is ouch. DIANA MORRIS GARY Oxnard
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2011
This year the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, a celebration of Greek filmmakers from across the globe, zeroes in on the work of a daring new wave of Greek cinema. Catch a selection of boundary-breaking films, including "Pyramids of Athens," "Marios and the Raven" and "Pelican's Watch. " Laemmle's Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sun. $12 for many screenings, more for special events. (310) 478-3836. lagff.org
SPORTS
September 15, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
How did the San Diego Chargers prepare to face Philadelphia on a quick turnaround? In part, they spent last week turning around quickly. To prepare for Sunday's game at Philadelphia after a Monday night opener and to adjust to Chip Kelly's fast-forward offense, the Chargers secretly employed a novel strategy at their closed-to-the-media practices. Instead of getting a long look at the formation they were facing, defensive players turned their backs to the offense and instead trained their eyes on defensive coordinator John Pagano.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Ryan Seacrest, who apparently never sleeps, was at the first regular-season NFL game in Denver on Thursday night, and not many were glad to see him. Seacrest, who hosts "American Idol," "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the upcoming game show "Million Second Quiz," his own morning radio show, a weekend Top 40 countdown radio show and the Academy Awards red-carpet coverage on E!, is also a special correspondent for the "Today" show and executive producer of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
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