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September 8, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert McAfee Brown, a liberal Presbyterian theologian who initiated dialogue and cooperation among religions and brought liberation theology to the attention of the mainstream church, has died. He was 81. Brown, who lived in Palo Alto and had a summer home in Heath, Mass., died Tuesday at a nursing home in Greenfield, Mass., after suffering a fall three weeks ago. Throughout his career as a theology teacher and author, Brown put his strong convictions into action.
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November 4, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. - Six days after Sandy blasted the south shore of Long Island, Robert Brown's street smells like low tide. He lives three doors down from a creek that feeds into Jamaica Bay on the eastern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport. During last Monday's storm, he saw the creek water rise out of the storm drain and inch its way up the block like a killer blob of slime in a horror movie. In an hour, it was at his doorstep. His 30-year-old daughter Melissa's bedroom in the basement was submerged.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Brown, 82, a British character actor best known for playing spy boss M in four James Bond movies, died of undisclosed causes Nov. 11 at his home in Dorset, England. Brown took over as the enigmatic M in "Octopussy" in 1983 after the death of the role's originator, Bernard Lee. Brown had first appeared in the Bond series six years earlier as Admiral Hargreaves in "The Spy Who Loved Me." Born in Dorset, he began his acting career after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert "Buck" Brown, 71, the cartoonist who created Playboy magazine's infamously naughty "Granny" character, died July 2 in suburban Chicago after suffering a stroke, according to his daughter, Tracy Hill. Brown, an African American, was a leading artist whose work was filled with social commentary about the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Although he was most famous for his cartoons, Brown also was a noted painter of what he called "soul genre paintings" -- humorous, slice-of-life images.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1991
The story gets no easier to read, no matter how many times we try: Toddler Robert Brown died last month, allegedly beaten to death by a foster mother paid by Los Angeles County to care for him. The 23-month-old boy had been born sickly and underweight to a drug-addicted, transient mother and a father who was in prison. But the tragedy of Robert Brown's life is not unique.
NATIONAL
June 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Boston University's board of trustees tapped a top MIT administrator for its president. Robert Brown, MIT's provost, will take over for interim BU President Aram Chobanian on Sept. 1, school officials said after the board's unanimous vote. Brown, 53, was picked after a search that started last year. Former NASA chief Daniel S. Goldin was chosen in 2003, but withdrew before he was to start.
OPINION
August 14, 2004
Michael Ramirez has now tried twice to associate Michael Moore with Sen. John Kerry (Aug. 8 and 10). Other than that both men are critical of President Bush, there is no connection. A political cartoonist should be more than a political hack who makes partisan arguments to inflame certain groups. A good cartoonist comments on the political process in honest and thoughtful ways to allow the reader to see with new eyes. Can't The Times please find such a cartoonist? Robert Brown Barbara Brown Santa Monica Ramirez's obsession with Moore is another manifestation of the Republican campaign to malign and discredit him after his devastating revelations in "Fahrenheit 9/11."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1996 | LISA LEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A married couple in their 60s was wounded, the husband seriously, after a knife-wielding stranger attacked them outside their home on a quiet cul-de-sac Tuesday afternoon, police and relatives of the victims said. The assailant was then stabbed, and a neighbor was also injured in the melee. Robert A.
NEWS
July 29, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Elena Brunet / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Few can say that Oct. 19, 1987--the day of the stock market crash on Wall Street--was a day of promise and fresh starts. But that day also marked the opening of Upchurch-Brown Booksellers in Laguna Beach. Publishers are watching sales carefully, co-owner Robert Brown says, as they monitor book activity in what they view as "the largest independent bookstore to open this side of the East Coast in the last 25 years." Tucked away upstairs in the shopping complex at 384 Forest Ave.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. - Six days after Sandy blasted the south shore of Long Island, Robert Brown's street smells like low tide. He lives three doors down from a creek that feeds into Jamaica Bay on the eastern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport. During last Monday's storm, he saw the creek water rise out of the storm drain and inch its way up the block like a killer blob of slime in a horror movie. In an hour, it was at his doorstep. His 30-year-old daughter Melissa's bedroom in the basement was submerged.
NATIONAL
July 29, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Police around the country combed through their files Friday following an imprisoned Colorado man's claim that he killed 48 people during a cross-country spree that lasted three decades. Robert Browne, serving a life sentence for murdering a 13-year-old girl outside Colorado Springs in 1991, has provided enough detail for the El Paso County Sheriff's Department to verify six other killings, including the 1987 strangulation of a 15-year-old here to which Browne pleaded guilty Thursday.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
A man already serving a life sentence for killing a teenage girl has claimed responsibility in 47 other slayings -- a 25-year cross-country spree that, if true, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history, officials here said Thursday. Authorities said they had confirmed the details in at least seven of the murders Robert Browne claims to have committed.
NATIONAL
June 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Boston University's board of trustees tapped a top MIT administrator for its president. Robert Brown, MIT's provost, will take over for interim BU President Aram Chobanian on Sept. 1, school officials said after the board's unanimous vote. Brown, 53, was picked after a search that started last year. Former NASA chief Daniel S. Goldin was chosen in 2003, but withdrew before he was to start.
NEWS
March 24, 2005 | Rob Kendt, Special to The Times
"It goes song, song, song, song, intermission, song, song, song, lynch," quipped Jason Robert Brown at a recent one-night-only singer-songwriter concert of his work at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre. He was introducing the opening number of "Parade," the ambitious musical about the anti-Semitic lynching of Leo Frank in 1915 Georgia that won Brown the 1999 Tony for its score but famously closed after 85 performances.
OPINION
August 14, 2004
Michael Ramirez has now tried twice to associate Michael Moore with Sen. John Kerry (Aug. 8 and 10). Other than that both men are critical of President Bush, there is no connection. A political cartoonist should be more than a political hack who makes partisan arguments to inflame certain groups. A good cartoonist comments on the political process in honest and thoughtful ways to allow the reader to see with new eyes. Can't The Times please find such a cartoonist? Robert Brown Barbara Brown Santa Monica Ramirez's obsession with Moore is another manifestation of the Republican campaign to malign and discredit him after his devastating revelations in "Fahrenheit 9/11."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2004
Robert S. Browne, 79, the founder and chairman of the Twenty-First Century Foundation, one of the few black endowed foundations in the country, died Aug. 5 of heart failure at a hospital in West Haverstraw, N.Y. The Chicago native earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and an MBA at the University of Chicago. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he began his career teaching at Dillard University in New Orleans.
NEWS
March 24, 2005 | Rob Kendt, Special to The Times
"It goes song, song, song, song, intermission, song, song, song, lynch," quipped Jason Robert Brown at a recent one-night-only singer-songwriter concert of his work at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre. He was introducing the opening number of "Parade," the ambitious musical about the anti-Semitic lynching of Leo Frank in 1915 Georgia that won Brown the 1999 Tony for its score but famously closed after 85 performances.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kelly Jackson decided to keep it a secret. Rather than spoil the surprise, he would let his mother, who lives in Kansas City, see the Coke commercial herself. "So she called," Jackson said, "and she asked me, 'Were you on television?' and I was like, 'Well, yeah, I was.' And she said, 'Were you drinking a Coke?' And I said, 'Yeah, I was.' And she was just so happy."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2003 | Robin Rauzi, Times Staff Writer
Kim HUBER sings the last goodbye of the final bittersweet song of "The Last Five Years" and then tells the director, "This is the loneliest play I've ever been in." It's a joke. Sort of. The sung-through musical by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown traces a five-year relationship from courtship to court filings. The characters traverse time headed in opposite directions: He begins after their first date while she begins at their separation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Brown, 82, a British character actor best known for playing spy boss M in four James Bond movies, died of undisclosed causes Nov. 11 at his home in Dorset, England. Brown took over as the enigmatic M in "Octopussy" in 1983 after the death of the role's originator, Bernard Lee. Brown had first appeared in the Bond series six years earlier as Admiral Hargreaves in "The Spy Who Loved Me." Born in Dorset, he began his acting career after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II.
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