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November 18, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A national men's issues magazine featuring photos of naked women is set to publish its premier issue later this month. Gentlemen's Choice in Costa Mesa is the product of publisher Robert Scott's view of the world, he said, and he believes other middle-class American men will agree with him. In Scott's view, feminists are using the courts to curb men's rights. "It's really hard now, between the workplace and personal life. You say hello to a woman, and she can call it harassment," said Scott, 35.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2011 | By Irfan Khan and Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
Authorities on Saturday identified two men killed in a workplace shooting at a Southern California Edison office in Irwindale, as well as the gunman, who investigators said was a co-worker. Robert Scott Lindsay, 53, of Chino Hills and Henry Serrano, 56, of Walnut were killed Friday when Andre Turner, 48, of Norco opened fire in the office with a semiautomatic handgun, then took his own life. Two others, Angela Alvarez, 46, of Glendale, an Edison employee, and Abhay Pimpale, 38, of Montebello, a contract worker, were wounded and in critical condition.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1999 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
After being beaten to the South Pole by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott and two companions died in 1912 on the Ross Ice Shelf only 170 miles short of their base camp on the coast. Historians have argued that their fate was determined by Scott's poor organizational skills, his use of ponies to transport supplies and his team's lack of experience with skis, among other things.
NEWS
March 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Some of the best-known journalists at NPR have released what they call an open letter "to listeners and supporters" that calls remarks made by a former NPR fundraising executive "offensive" and says they have done "real damage" to the public broadcaster. On-air personalities such as Robert Siegel, Scott Simon, Renee Montagne Cokie Roberts and Nina Totenberg, signed the letter, which comes a day after NPR's president and CEO, Vivian Schiller, resigned in the wake of the controversy that erupted after NPR executive Ron Schiller was caught on video by conservative activists denigrating the "tea party" movement.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1999
Since automobile bumpers no longer do their job ["Cars Show Costly Damage in 5-MPH Crash Tests," Sept. 29], let's just call them "collapsers" instead. They do a fine job of that. ROBERT SCOTT Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001
So the gentleman who wrote in the other day plans to run his air conditioner full bore and otherwise stop conserving power because new rules would give rate reductions only to those who start conserving now (letter, June 24). He seems to think there is no incentive for him to conserve. I'll give him two good reasons anyway: One, if he doesn't continue to conserve, his power bill will be a lot higher, discounted rates or not. Two, it's the civic-minded, sorely needed, unselfish thing to do, and that's worth a lot if you can find the right mental attitude.
OPINION
April 11, 1999
Vague, vague, vague. That describes the reassurances we get from the backers of Prop. 1. Regarding a citizens oversight committee, a thoughtful voter will wonder by whom, how and how often will reviews take place? How can a citizen find out regularly whether performance and cost are on schedule? What will the lines of communication be? Can the project status be viewed on the Internet? Can we get a commitment from the press to publish an article, say, quarterly on progress? Something is needed beyond promises that there will be oversight committees.
SPORTS
July 11, 2009
So Kurt Streeter thinks the Angels are better off this year with a tight pennant race (which of course, they might lose) rather than sprinting to a 100-win season as they did last year . . . really? So I guess it was also better for the Angels to start the season with three of their top starting pitchers on the disabled list. I guess it was also better for the Angels to have Vladdy injured for almost two months at the beginning of the season. And does Kurt Streeter think it was better for the Angels to go through the emotional trauma of Nick Adenhart's untimely and tragic death?
OPINION
May 9, 2002
Re "They, Like, Just Can't Stop Saying That Word," Commentary, May 5: It's easy, and maybe even fun, to criticize the rather juvenile habit of lacing conversation with a heavy dose of "like." But I don't think that it is always as superfluous as Matt Johanson feels it to be. I do think the unstated purpose of the user is often to avoid making definite statements that he or she could be criticized for. "Like" can be synonymous with "sort of." The equally pervasive "you know" also serves to ward off contradiction.
NEWS
November 1, 2005 | Joe Robinson
SIMON DAGLISH and friend James Daly scored some creative Halloween costumes this year -- replicas of the gear worn by Capt. Robert Scott on his ill-fated 1911 South Pole expedition, down to the beaver-skin mitts and reindeer boots. Except the outfits weren't for trick-or-treating. They're for staying alive in Antarctica, the very place that overwhelmed that gear when Scott and company wore it.
SPORTS
July 11, 2009
So Kurt Streeter thinks the Angels are better off this year with a tight pennant race (which of course, they might lose) rather than sprinting to a 100-win season as they did last year . . . really? So I guess it was also better for the Angels to start the season with three of their top starting pitchers on the disabled list. I guess it was also better for the Angels to have Vladdy injured for almost two months at the beginning of the season. And does Kurt Streeter think it was better for the Angels to go through the emotional trauma of Nick Adenhart's untimely and tragic death?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2006 | From Associated Press
Retired Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, the World War II flying ace who told of his exploits in his book "God is My Co-Pilot," has died. He was 97. Scott died Monday at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. The cause of death was not announced. A fighter ace in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II, Scott won three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Silver Stars and five Air Medals. He was called home to travel the country giving speeches for the war effort.
NEWS
November 1, 2005 | Joe Robinson
SIMON DAGLISH and friend James Daly scored some creative Halloween costumes this year -- replicas of the gear worn by Capt. Robert Scott on his ill-fated 1911 South Pole expedition, down to the beaver-skin mitts and reindeer boots. Except the outfits weren't for trick-or-treating. They're for staying alive in Antarctica, the very place that overwhelmed that gear when Scott and company wore it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Arts and civic leader Robert Montgomery Scott, the stylish scion of two prominent families who was once dubbed "the Quintessential Philadelphian," died Thursday, a Bryn Mawr Hospital spokeswoman said. He was 76. Scott died of liver failure after a long illness, the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper reported. Scott's mother, socialite Hope Montgomery Scott, was the model for Tracy Lord, Katharine Hepburn's character in the 1939 Broadway play and 1940 film "The Philadelphia Story."
NEWS
June 19, 2003 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Years before Sweden made rock from obscure countries cool, two decades before Peter Jackson made Kiwi chic with the "Lord of the Rings" films, New Zealand was home to one of the world's great, idiosyncratic rock scenes.
OPINION
May 9, 2002
Re "They, Like, Just Can't Stop Saying That Word," Commentary, May 5: It's easy, and maybe even fun, to criticize the rather juvenile habit of lacing conversation with a heavy dose of "like." But I don't think that it is always as superfluous as Matt Johanson feels it to be. I do think the unstated purpose of the user is often to avoid making definite statements that he or she could be criticized for. "Like" can be synonymous with "sort of." The equally pervasive "you know" also serves to ward off contradiction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Hills attorney Robert Scott, a vocal advocate of property rights and champion of breaking up the Los Angeles school district, said Thursday that Mayor Richard Riordan has named him to the powerful city Planning Commission. Scott, who worked in Riordan's campaign but whose claim was not immediately confirmed by the mayor's office, said he would try to use his new appointment to protect property owners from city interference with development plans.
NEWS
June 19, 2003 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Years before Sweden made rock from obscure countries cool, two decades before Peter Jackson made Kiwi chic with the "Lord of the Rings" films, New Zealand was home to one of the world's great, idiosyncratic rock scenes.
BOOKS
December 23, 2001 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
Soundly beaten in a race to the South Pole, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his companions froze to death in 1912 as they struggled homeward. Scott's moving account of the expedition's final days trapped in a tent by a blizzard only miles from safety, as recorded in his diary and last letters, has stirred generations of armchair explorers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001
So the gentleman who wrote in the other day plans to run his air conditioner full bore and otherwise stop conserving power because new rules would give rate reductions only to those who start conserving now (letter, June 24). He seems to think there is no incentive for him to conserve. I'll give him two good reasons anyway: One, if he doesn't continue to conserve, his power bill will be a lot higher, discounted rates or not. Two, it's the civic-minded, sorely needed, unselfish thing to do, and that's worth a lot if you can find the right mental attitude.
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