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TRAVEL
April 11, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels hiding near Picacho Peak, and McCleave would be returned to his rightful place with the California Volunteers and regulars. The honor of California, a state that contributed more than 15,000 troops to the Union war effort, was at stake.
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WORLD
October 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Five state police officers were arrested in connection with the deaths of four villagers during a raid on protesters who had seized the entrance of a Maya archaeological site. The five officers led an operation Friday to remove hundreds of mostly indigenous villagers who had occupied the entrance of the Chinkultic ruins in southern Mexico for nearly a month, the Chiapas Justice Department said. The officers were being investigated on possible homicide charges. The villagers, most of them from the Maya Tzeltal and Tzotzil cultures, had been protesting excessive entrance fees and the failure to reinvest that revenue into the area's infrastructure and environment.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO PICACHO PEAK, ARIZ. From LAX , Southwest, United and American offer nonstop service to Tucson, and US Airways, Delta, United and Southwest offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $254. BATTLE SITES Picacho Peak State Park , 15520 Picacho Peak Road, Picacho, Ariz.; (520) 466-3183. Regular admission to the park is $7 a car, $10 during the reenactment. Hiking and camping. Next year's reenactment is scheduled for March 10 and 11. Ft. Bowie National Historic Site, 3203 S. Old Fort Bowie Road Bowie, Ariz.; (520)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990
Regarding the Jan. 7 letter of Todd (I've Been Married for Six Months) Bisson: Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd . . . people with six months of marriage under their belts, so to speak, should never, never, never mention it when they are trying to sound like an expert on marital relationships. It ruins your credibility. MARY AMBRIZ, (17 years of marriage and still no expert), Redlands
NEWS
January 4, 2005
I was appalled that Craig Childs ["Aching Fingers, Concrete Toes," Dec. 28] not only entered an unguarded Anasazi ruin in Arizona but spent the night. Rather than "leave it be," they wandered through a "hive of ancient rooms." Many of our national treasures have been damaged by such thoughtless action. Walking on the rubble can damage the artifacts and structures that can give archeologists insight into ancient and extinct civilizations. Indeed, entering Anasazi ruins is prohibited on public lands.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2011 | Nicole Sperling
As both an actress and a screenwriter, Nia Vardalos finds it's not uncommon for her two sides to be at odds with her instincts. Take her latest work on the Tom Hanks starrer "Larry Crowne. " Vardalos co-wrote the script, about a 50-year-old man who loses his job and has to reinvent himself, with Hanks. In one of the many drafts the two powered through together, Vardalos depicted Crowne as a man with a family. "Of course, my secret plan was that I'd play the sister," says Vardalos, 48, sipping a cappuccino in the lounge at the L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.
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