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March 1, 2003
RE "Is Boredom Bad?" by Roy Rivenburg (Feb.22): The article on boredom was so long! Sheesh! Sarah Goldthorpe Fullerton
April 12, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
All roads lead back to the Kogi truck. "It's like my 'Sweet Caroline' and I'm Neil Diamond," Roy Choi said. "I'll never be able to outlive Kogi. Kogi is a beast. " The chef was attempting to articulate what spawning that marvel of Korean barbecued ribs enveloped in tortillas has meant to him in front of a crowd at the 19th-annual L.A. Times Festival of Books. The sprawling two-day event at USC features readings, screenings, musical performances and cooking demonstrations. Under an unforgiving sun, hundreds listened as Choi conversed with Times food critic Jonathan Gold about the journey touched upon in his book "L.A.
November 25, 2004
Re Roy Rivenburg's "Sorry State of Mind" [Nov. 18]: As Homer Simpson once said, "I never apologize. I'm sorry, but that's just the way I am." Mike Kirwan Venice
March 26, 2014 | By Jay Jones
The white tiger that gravely injured magician Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in what some called an attack and others said was an effort to save the performer's life has died. Mantecore, one of the big cats that shared the stage with Siegfried & Roy in thousands of shows at the Mirage in Las Vegas , died March 19 after a brief illness. He was 17. The tiger gained worldwide notoriety on Oct. 3, 2003, when he sank his teeth into Horn's neck and dragged him off the stage during a performance.
February 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) said he would not seek reelection. Shadegg becomes the 29th House Republican in the last 13 months to opt out. He is best known for his unsuccessful challenge to Republican leader John A. Boehner of Ohio and Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri for the top GOP position.
February 1, 2005
Thank you for printing Jim Arnold's Voices treatise (Jan. 29) on "You're Welcome" versus "No Problem." I know it was not a problem, so I hope "I'm welcome." Roy W. Rising Valley Village
June 21, 1991
Anyone who has studied comparative economic systems knows that a dictatorship is the most efficient form of government. Therefore, if we could have all state constitutions and the federal Constitution declared unconstitutional, the problems of our democracy would evaporate. Until that day, viva 13 and viva 140! ROY H. BROWN Placentia
May 30, 2001
Re "Energy Antics: Oh, Behave!" May 25: Your editorial is very timely and much needed. In our current environment of talk radio, 24-hour news cycles and the damaging need to raise obscene amounts of money for the nation's business of politics, it seems that decency and manners are lost in the debate. We should all remember an old saying, "Stew the pot and scum will rise to the top." That law of nature still applies. Roy A. Fassel Los Angeles
June 26, 2005
Re "Councilman Wants to Dump the Dumps," June 24: The Times reports "free trash pickup costs the city $209 million annually." I pay a monthly "sanitation equipment charge" of $11 for this service! Before the City Council starts charging residents, as other cities do, people must be told not to put out their containers until they're at least three-quarters full. I live alone. It can take a few months to fill mine. Every time a truck stops to lift a nearly empty container, it costs everyone more money.
June 25, 2000
Kudos to The Times for "Safe Water, Iffy Politics," June 18. Well-reasoned and thorough, effective in both logic and tone, it is the best example of editorial writing in recent memory. Councilman [Joel] Wachs and Sen. [Richard] Alarcon have taken the wrong course on this issue. Instead of informing the public about the merits of water reclamation, they have chosen to parrot some outspoken but ignorant constituents for political gains. I hope their opponents prevail and we don't have these duplicitous self-serving rascals to contend with in the future.
March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + The San Jose Sharks touched many hearts by going all-out to grant the wish of 17-year-old Sam Tageson, who has a debilitating heart condition. They signed him to a one-day contract and let him skate onto the ice with them last Tuesday, triggering a flood of emotions from him and all who saw or read about it. Many teams do similar good deeds. Bad guys make headlines but there are good people in the sports world.
March 20, 2014
A posthumous musical collaboration between Roy Orbison and three of his sons will be included on a 25 th anniversary reissue of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter's final studio album, “Mystery Girl.” The deluxe reissue is due May 20 and in addition to the album's original 10 tracks will include previously unreleased studio tracks and working demo recordings. It also will come with a “making-of” documentary “Mystery Girl: Unraveled” on DVD exploring the creation of that album and the new cross-generational track “The Way of Love” featuring Roy's original vocals accompanied by harmonies and instrumental backing provided by Roy Jr., Alex and Wesley Orbison.
March 1, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The ability to disguise is valued in football, as it is essential to fooling an opponent. In a sense, offensive lineman Roy Simmons was better at concealing than most. Simmons hid his homosexuality from his New York Giants and Washington Redskins teammates throughout his career, and in retirement became the second NFL player to announce that he was gay. "If Roy had come out when he was a player, he would have been accepted," former Giants teammate Harry Carson said last week.
February 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It was last summer when I went out to an L.A. Windward football practice and then assistant coach Chuck Price assured me that now 6-foot-6, 280-pound junior offensive lineman Roy Hemsley would one day be getting college football scholarship offers in bunches. You can say the Price is right. Hemsley, a basketball player turned football player, picked up his latest offer from UCLA on Tuesday. He previously had offers from USC, California, Arizona State, Washington State and San Diego State.
February 11, 2014 | Wire Reports
Right-hander Roy Oswalt retired from baseball after 13 major league seasons that had him criss-crossing the country with time in the American and National leagues. Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt's retirement and said the pitcher would work for his agency. Oswalt, 36, had a 163-102 record with a 3.36 earned-run average. His best season came with Houston in 2004, when he was 20-10 with a 3.49 ERA. The durable starter - a three-time All-Star - pitched more than 200 innings seven times but dealt with injuries in recent years.
February 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Arizona State has offered L.A. Windward junior lineman Roy Hemsley and sophomore linebacker Breland Brandt. Hemsley was offered last week by USC. California has also offered both. Both play basketball.  
Roy, my regular golfing partner, and I are a lot alike in many ways, even if he can't putt. Other than clothing (a sweat suit on him looks like a tux, while a tux on me looks like a sweat suit), we share many interests--politics, food, travel, books. But things happen to Roy that simply could never happen to me. Take his recent experience at a Mission Viejo carwash. As he was walking to the cashier, another customer drove up, got out of his car and handed Roy the keys.
October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
January 15, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you're hungry for some good food and meeting foodie luminaries, head east. Kogi food truck chef Roy Choi, Beekman Boys' Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, and Manhattan Beach restaurateur David LeFevre are among the chefs who will be cooking at the Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert. The festival , now in its fourth year, is March 21-23 and will feature two Grand Tasting events: --"California Dreamin'," with samples from more than 50 Coachella Valley restaurants and 70 wineries, brewers and spirit makers, and 10 demonstrations (11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22)
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