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May 20, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
MIAMI - The Carnival Destiny cruise ship hasn't even left port, and half the ship's guests are already wasted. Passengers pack the lobby bar, balancing luggage with buckets of ice-soaked beer bottles, and flashing room keys that double as charge cards to keep the drinks flowing. When it's time for a mandatory safety drill, the life-saving instructions playing over the vessel's intercom can barely be heard over sounds of drunken guests stumbling over one another, spewing obscenities, cheering, slapping high-fives and yelling chants like "Ain't no party like a … Kid Rock party.
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November 23, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
On election night,, Kid Rock did something unusual, even for him. The Southern rock-rapper, a famed party monster whose annual Chillin' the Most cruise concert is an Olympian feat of seaborne drinking, conked out early. Kid Rock, born Robert Ritchie, had performed at rallies for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his anthem for individual liberty, "Born Free," became the campaign's theme song. Perhaps the 41-year-old hoped to sleep through any bad news on the most nerve-wracking night in American politics.
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May 4, 1997 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surfers are scrawling their signatures into the glassy waves at Santa Monica Beach. A mother rubs suntan lotion onto her baby's alabaster cheeks as an elderly jogger runs past barefoot in the wet sand. A homeless man sleeps nearby, sweating in the hot sun. Robert Ritchie takes a deep breath and surveys this typical Southern California beach scenario--part interested spectator, part historian, part social scientist. He's in his laboratory, you know.
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October 9, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
It's always a little jarring  to see a pop culture wild child, complete with rap sheet and sex tape, talking up civic responsibility. But Monday night as Kid Rock introduced GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan -- “a fellow hunter, a fellow fan of rock and roll” -- at Oakland University in suburban Detroit, he offered a slightly unexpected, mellow take on the election, at a moment when the political discourse is particularly poisonous....
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October 9, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
It's always a little jarring  to see a pop culture wild child, complete with rap sheet and sex tape, talking up civic responsibility. But Monday night as Kid Rock introduced GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan -- “a fellow hunter, a fellow fan of rock and roll” -- at Oakland University in suburban Detroit, he offered a slightly unexpected, mellow take on the election, at a moment when the political discourse is particularly poisonous....
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November 23, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
On election night,, Kid Rock did something unusual, even for him. The Southern rock-rapper, a famed party monster whose annual Chillin' the Most cruise concert is an Olympian feat of seaborne drinking, conked out early. Kid Rock, born Robert Ritchie, had performed at rallies for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his anthem for individual liberty, "Born Free," became the campaign's theme song. Perhaps the 41-year-old hoped to sleep through any bad news on the most nerve-wracking night in American politics.
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February 5, 2011 | Reed Johnson
He's an expert on pirates of the Caribbean, and we're not talking Johnny Depp . He wrote his doctoral thesis on the social history of 17th century New York, a task that required him to learn Dutch. "Not the easiest thing I've ever done," said Robert "Roy" Ritchie, director of research at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens since 1992. He's broadly knowledgeable about the Huntington's archives, a treasure trove of some 9 million objects, and deeply versed in such arcane topics as 19th century British beach culture.
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July 5, 2008 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Making good on a promise to a friend to summarize his views on Christianity, Thomas Jefferson set to work with scissors, snipping out every miracle and inconsistency he could find in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Then, relying on a cut-and-paste technique, he reassembled the excerpts into what he believed was a more coherent narrative and pasted them onto blank paper -- alongside translations in French, Greek and Latin.
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July 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Kid Rock has been sentenced to a year's probation and fined $1,000 for his role in a fight at a suburban Atlanta Waffle House last fall. The DeKalb County solicitor's office said the 37-year-old rock singer was also sentenced Monday to six hours of anger management counseling and 80 hours of community service. The entertainer, whose real name is Robert J. Ritchie, pleaded no contest to one count of simple battery. Four counts of battery were dropped. From the Associated Press cutline> ##et-quick23#k4f8vync#0N2668TB### Bailey Hanks is "Legally Blonde."
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December 22, 1988
Randy Lanier, who was the rookie of the year in the 1986 Indianapolis 500, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for his part in a multimillion-dollar drug-smuggling operation. "You have caused a lot of heartache and ruined a lot of lives in this country," U.S. District Judge James Foreman told Lanier in the courtroom in Benton, Ill.
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May 20, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
MIAMI - The Carnival Destiny cruise ship hasn't even left port, and half the ship's guests are already wasted. Passengers pack the lobby bar, balancing luggage with buckets of ice-soaked beer bottles, and flashing room keys that double as charge cards to keep the drinks flowing. When it's time for a mandatory safety drill, the life-saving instructions playing over the vessel's intercom can barely be heard over sounds of drunken guests stumbling over one another, spewing obscenities, cheering, slapping high-fives and yelling chants like "Ain't no party like a … Kid Rock party.
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February 5, 2011 | Reed Johnson
He's an expert on pirates of the Caribbean, and we're not talking Johnny Depp . He wrote his doctoral thesis on the social history of 17th century New York, a task that required him to learn Dutch. "Not the easiest thing I've ever done," said Robert "Roy" Ritchie, director of research at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens since 1992. He's broadly knowledgeable about the Huntington's archives, a treasure trove of some 9 million objects, and deeply versed in such arcane topics as 19th century British beach culture.
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May 4, 1997 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surfers are scrawling their signatures into the glassy waves at Santa Monica Beach. A mother rubs suntan lotion onto her baby's alabaster cheeks as an elderly jogger runs past barefoot in the wet sand. A homeless man sleeps nearby, sweating in the hot sun. Robert Ritchie takes a deep breath and surveys this typical Southern California beach scenario--part interested spectator, part historian, part social scientist. He's in his laboratory, you know.
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December 4, 2008
Kid Rock is upset that he can't pick the good deed that will serve as his punishment for an October brawl at a Georgia Waffle House. In a post on his website, the rocker blasts a judge for denying his request to serve his 80 hours of community service by performing for U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East.
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