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October 12, 1997 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came when called. They honored their guarantees. The roach men promised no bug on Earth could skitter away alive from their stuff. They were sloppy, but always thorough. Even when their spray ran wild, leaving fetid yellow trails on coats, walls and carpets, the poison killed. It was the secret of their success.
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SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao's former strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, has sued trainer Freddie Roach for allegedly making false and defamatory statements that Ariza “gave fighters performance-enhancing drugs.” The lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims Roach made the statements “on or about Jan. 9” in a video interview posted on the Internet. “As a result of this publication, [Ariza] has suffered and will continue to suffer monetary damages as well as irreversible injury to his reputation and image,” attorney Jonathan S. Milder wrote in the five-page complaint.
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SCIENCE
June 28, 2013 | By Monte Morin
What do human evolution and baseball have in common? Pretty much everything, according to a new Harvard study. While anybody who's ever watched a chimpanzee fling poop at the local zoo can confirm that our primate cousins will sometimes nail an unlucky target, it's also quite obvious that their throwing style will not land them any major league pitching contracts.  According to a study published recently in Nature, the evolutionary and...
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
On a hot Wednesday afternoon in a strip mall near a busy Los Angeles street corner, a congressman was beating up an elderly and defenseless man. It was almost as one-sided as the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley fight that two judges on duty that night failed to see. No police were summoned. No 911 calls made. This was sanctioned assault, also known know as boxing training camp. You knew immediately where you were, from the " pop, pop, pop" of boxing gloves colliding in the ring, and from the moisture forming under your arms.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1989
J.S. Boyd's May 7 letter states the first film made for TV was "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," 1957. I appeared in a film made for TV by Hal Roach Jr. in 1950, "Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill." Roach made a series of these one-hour films, sponsored by Magnavox. The first was "The Three Musketeers," televised a week before "Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill." ROBERT BOARD Hollywood
MAGAZINE
February 15, 1987 | WILLIAM JORDAN, William Jordan is a Long Beach-based science writer.
The dog brought in the newspaper, and I sat down to read it over breakfast. Just as I opened to the movie reviews, a brown object the size of a tea bag leaped from the front section and scrambled into the previous day's paper, which was stacked next to the refrigerator. Even as my feet were leaving the floor and the paper flying toward the ceiling, I recognized the object for what it was--a large specimen of the American roach, Periplaneta americana.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1994 | NANCY SPILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This week Universal Studios released "The Little Rascals," a multimillion-dollar remake of the scruffy kid series that has charmed the world since its birth in 1922. This "Rascals" is remarkably faithful to the Hal Roach originals, right down to Alfalfa's cowlick, Darla's feminine mystique, Froggy's croak and the circle around Petey's eye. Even some of the original locations have been used, with filming in Burbank neighborhoods unchanged since the '20s and '30s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1990
I have been closely following the sheriff's race, as I feel it is a very important race. Some time ago I had heard that Jim Roache, one of the candidates for sheriff, was opposed to the 15-day waiting period to purchase handguns. This concerned me greatly. On Aug. 29, both candidates were on a radio talk show, so I called in and asked specifically about this issue. Roache stated emphatically that he had never said he was opposed to a 15-day waiting period and he would not support opposition to it. Furthermore, he said he supports the 15-day waiting period and felt it was a reasonable amount of time to make the required background investigations.
NEWS
November 19, 1992
A local tent, or chapter, of the national Laurel and Hardy fan club has given more than $18,000 to Loyola Marymount University to establish a Laurel and Hardy scholarship in honor of the late Hal Roach. The group, known as "Another Fine Mess," will continue to contribute to the scholarship fund in honor of Roach, creator of the comedy duo. Roach, who died Nov. 2, was a supporter of the Westchester campus' communications arts program.
SPORTS
February 13, 2007 | Bill Dwyre, Bill Dwyre can be reached at bill.dwyre@latimes.com. For previous columns by Dwyre, go to latimes.com/dwyre.
There are 1.3 million reasons, all of them green and decorated with a picture of George Washington, for Freddie Roach to be thrilled at landing the job of training Oscar De La Hoya for his May 5 mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. But Roach is only excited about the chance to further his success in boxing, not the monetary measurement of that. "I'm not a money guy," says Roach, 47. He speaks Monday as he stands in the midst of the daily chaos that is his life and his gym.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
The cockroach infestation that closed a Foster Farms chicken plant in Central California was the latest setback for the giant poultry company, which last year faced a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 400 people. The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations Wednesday at a Foster Farms plant in Livingston, southeast of Modesto, and the 250,000-square-foot plant remained closed Thursday as the poultry giant tried to remedy the problem. Several food safety experts said they were surprised that cockroaches prompted the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to take action when it had failed to do so after last year's salmonella outbreak.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2014 | By David Pierson
The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations at a Foster Farms poultry plant Wednesday because of a cockroach infestation. The plant, which is located in Livingston, Calif., 25 miles southeast of Modesto, was one of three Foster Farms facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 416 people nationwide since last March. "Our inspectors wrote several noncompliance reports for insanitary conditions at the plant and then took the action to suspend today," Adam Tarr, a spokesman for the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, said in an email Wednesday.
SPORTS
November 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A verbal and physical altercation involving Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach and members of Brandon Rios' camp broke out Wednesday at the Macau gym where both fighters are training for their WBO welterweight title this weekend. It was an ugly incident. Roach appeared to be kicked in the upper body by Alex Ariza, a former member of Pacquiao's team who now works for Rios, and mocked for his slurred speech caused by Parkinson's disease. Roach was accused by members of Rios' camp of using racist and anti-Jewish slurs during the incident, which started when Roach approached Rios trainer, Robert Garcia, and said the team had gone past its scheduled training time.
SPORTS
November 20, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Some things aren't forgivable. That's the resounding thought that echoes from the video of Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach igniting a confrontation with Brandon Rios' trainer Robert Garcia and conditioning coach Alex Ariza on Wednesday in Macao, China. Roach told me a few months ago that he had come to peace with Rios after the boxer, in a video shot three years ago by Elie Seckbach, mocked the trainer's Parkinson's symptoms with Garcia and then-Pacquiao opponent Antonio Margarito in the scene.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In the buildup to his fight with Brandon Rios in Macao on Saturday, Manny Pacquiao has been blogging his thoughts about the fight each week. A portion of his fourth and final blog post appears below, courtesy of HBO. In it, Pacquiao discusses his relationship with trainer Freddie Roach. "Freddie Roach has meant everything to my professional boxing career and to me personally. I cannot overstate my feelings for him. "We bonded the first time we ever worked together and that was at [Hollywood's]
SCIENCE
June 28, 2013 | By Monte Morin
What do human evolution and baseball have in common? Pretty much everything, according to a new Harvard study. While anybody who's ever watched a chimpanzee fling poop at the local zoo can confirm that our primate cousins will sometimes nail an unlucky target, it's also quite obvious that their throwing style will not land them any major league pitching contracts.  According to a study published recently in Nature, the evolutionary and...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990
U. S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Coronado) declared his support Wednesday for Jim Roache's bid to succeed longtime Sheriff John Duffy. "I admire Jim Roache's courage to step forward and challenge the current administration. He will bring the necessary changes and improvements to our county's top law enforcement agency," Hunter said in a prepared statement. Roache is a Lemon Grove sheriff's captain who captured 32% of the vote in last month's primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1985
As readers viewed "Judge Sees Roaches . . . " (Aug. 9) one is faced with a critical question: Are readers to accept this situation as the norm in the apartment industry? Is this writing in the manner of factual news, or subjective exposure, as a writer displaying a blatant point of his own misunderstanding--which is false to the vast majority of Orange County apartment owners. Thousands of people, living and working in Orange County, own apartments. They work long hours to maintain their properties--and feel proud of their buildings and residents.
SPORTS
December 15, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Since his last fight, Amir Khan has fired his famed trainer Freddie Roach and altered his fighting mind-set — he vows it's all for the better. The crowd Saturday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena will see if Khan is right. "It's in my blood to get into wars, but I can make it so much easier on myself by just sticking to the boxing, to the game plan," said Khan (26-3, 18 knockouts) this week. A year and a half ago Khan's aggressive style established him as one of boxing's new stars.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A Florida man who collapsed after winning a bug-eating contest accidentally choked to death on the cockroaches he gobbled down, the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office announced Monday. Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach won the eating contest at the Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach on Oct. 6. He then began to retch violently and collapsed, raising questions about how he died and whether he had been poisoned by what he had eaten. In a posting on its website, the medical examiner's office said the death was accidental and ruled out poisoning.
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