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November 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Archbishop John Quinn has announced he is taking a sabbatical leave because of stress. Quinn, 58, spiritual leader of 375,000 Roman Catholics in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties the last 10 years, left for a "retreat setting" and gave no indication when he would return, officials said. Msgr. Francis Lacey, the vicar general of the archdiocese, will assume most of Quinn's duties.
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SPORTS
March 28, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovan admitted Thursday that he nearly walked away from soccer for good after the Galaxy won last year's MLS title. But after a four-month break to alleviate physical and mental exhaustion, the former Galaxy captain returned to training this week "very motivated again" and with the hope of regaining his job with the U.S. national team by the next round of World Cup qualifiers in June. "I have a long way to go and a lot of work to do," said Donovan, the all-time leader in goals and assists for the U.S. national team.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1987 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
Give a show a little negative attention and look what happens. When Ray Loynd sounded the alarm in last week's Stage Watch about plummeting attendance at Los Angeles theaters, one production at least--a "Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Westwood Playhouse, set to close last Sunday for lack of funds and audiences--found just the attention it needed.
SPORTS
March 2, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Galaxy's David Beckham Era ended in December with a second consecutive Major Soccer League title. So Sunday afternoon a new era will begin when the Galaxy players, after receiving their championship rings, embark on a quest for more jewelry and a league-record third straight championship. Their MLS journey begins at the Home Depot Center against the Chicago Fire. But Beckham won't be the only big name not in uniform. Landon Donovan - who scored the winning goal in each of those MLS Cup finals - may show up to get his ring, but he won't be suiting up, continuing a self-imposed sabbatical that included a recent 10-day trip to Cambodia, where he apparently sought spiritual enlightenment.
NEWS
March 30, 1986
Enough already! Back-to-back pledge drives on KUSC and then KCET. If anything, it's a real turn-off for me. I don't watch and I don't listen. I use that time as a sabbatical and gorge myself on junk TV. Hey, some of those commercials are darned good, and entertaining! Mrs. M. Pressman, Beverly Hills
BUSINESS
May 16, 2000 | Associated Press
The co-founder and president of online grocery delivery service HomeGrocer.com started a four-month sabbatical this month, weeks after taking the company public. Terry Drayton cited the physical and emotional exhaustion caused by the four-year push to form the business, find investors and launch the delivery service in 1998. Shares in Kirkland, Wash.-based HomeGrocer closed unchanged at $5.50 on Nasdaq.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1986
A Pierce College professor attempting to return to teaching early from a one-year sabbatical was arrested by campus police Thursday evening on suspicion of disturbing the peace, Los Angeles police said. Donald Anderson, 51, professor of philosophy, was physically removed from a humanities class after he allegedly tried to disturb the class and then refused to leave when asked to do so, said Detective Paul Stewart of the Police Department's West Valley station.
NEWS
February 26, 1987 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
If Gregg Popovich were a professor of theology, he might have chosen to spend a sabbatical year in Jerusalem. If he were a professor of archeology, he might have gone to an excavation site in Africa. But Popovich felt that the best way to improve in his field was to visit the tobacco fields of North Carolina and the wheat fields of Kansas.
MAGAZINE
April 29, 2001 | WANDA HENNIG, Wanda Hennig last wrote for the magazine about butternut squash soup
I decided to take a sabbatical from my regular life when I turned 40. I was single, fancy-free and experiencing that "been there, done that, so now what?" feeling I think is common among women who combined career and motherhood when young and reached burnout. My travels led me halfway around the world, from South Africa to California, where I took up residence in a Zen Buddhist community in San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1988
L.A. Theatre Center Artistic Director Bill Bushnell's curious suggestion that theater critic Dan Sullivan "take a month off" was most instructive (Calendar Letters, Jan. 10). He goes on to pronounce Sullivan "totally out of touch with the modern theater" and defends "every director of quality (who) attacks the classics in a highly individualistic and totally contemporary style." The operative word here, of course, is attacks. I saw the 1985 "Three Sisters" in question.
SPORTS
February 17, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
There was good news and bad news on the Landon Donovan front Sunday. The good news is that the Galaxy captain, who was strongly considering retirement, will return to training with the two-time defending Major League Soccer champions in late March, ending a self-imposed sabbatical to deal with physical and mental burnout. The bad news is that Donovan's return won't come until after the U.S. national team's crucial World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico next month. Donovan, the national team's all-time leading scorer and arguably the best American player ever, missed the U.S.' first two games this season and the team played listlessly without him, failing to score in a draw with Canada and losing, 2-1, to Honduras in the first match of the final round of qualifying for Brazil 2014.
SPORTS
February 17, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovan 's self-imposed sabbatical from soccer will extend until late March, the Galaxy said Sunday, meaning the U.S. national team's all-time leading scorer will be unavailable for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico next month. Citing physical and mental exhaustion after a dozen years of top-flight soccer, Donovan, 30, walked away from the game after helping lead the Galaxy to its second consecutive Major League Soccer title on Dec. 1. At the time he said he was strongly considering retirement.
SPORTS
July 12, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Correctly done, newspapers would send a psychologist to write about the days just before a major golf tournament and a sportswriter to cover the days the golfers play. That's because of Tiger Woods. If anything, the thirst for non-golf analysis of Woods is more acute here than anywhere before, even though this is his third attempt at winning a major title since he returned from what the British press has termed his "dalliances" and his "marital excursions." In his first tries back, he was in the hunt at both the Masters and the U.S. Open, but couldn't close the deal.
SPORTS
June 17, 2008 | Thomas Bonk
LA JOLLA -- After five days and 91 holes of golf, just after he cuddled his toddler daughter, and moments after he raised the U.S. Open trophy for the third time, Tiger Woods said he didn't feel like playing golf anymore. "I'm glad I'm done," he said. "I'm done." Of course, there are vastly different levels of not playing anymore, such as this one: He has had quite enough of the 108th U.S. Open, thank you very much.
WORLD
January 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Spain gave Judge Baltasar Garzon, who is leading high-profile investigations of Islamic militants, permission to take nine months' leave to give classes about terrorism in the U.S. Garzon, who failed to win extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998, wants to do research and teach at New York University School of Law.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2003 | Don Shirley
Cornerstone Theater will operate without its two co-founders from July through February, when artistic director Bill Rauch takes a sabbatical. Co-founder Alison Carey exited last year. Rauch's sabbatical was already established in his three-year contract when the company learned that Carey was leaving, he says. Associate artistic director Mark Valdez will fill in as interim artistic director, assisted by a committee of three including founding member Lynn Jeffries.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2003 | Don Shirley
Cornerstone Theater will operate without its two co-founders from July through February, when artistic director Bill Rauch takes a sabbatical. Co-founder Alison Carey exited last year. Rauch's sabbatical was already established in his three-year contract when the company learned that Carey was leaving, he says. Associate artistic director Mark Valdez will fill in as interim artistic director, assisted by a committee of three including founding member Lynn Jeffries.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN
St. Joseph Ballet Company founder, artistic director and choreographer Beth Burns said Thursday that she will take a sabbatical this summer "to refresh and re-energize so I have even more (energy) to give to the children." Burns, who has headed the children's dance school and troupe since creating it in 1983, said she will be gone from June 1 through Sept. 12. During that time she plans to attend arts festivals in Charlotte, N.C.
NEWS
August 12, 2001 | From Associated Press
Although each is perhaps best known for twice failing to win the presidency, former Vice President Al Gore and former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander tried Saturday at a bipartisan workshop to persuade young adults to get involved in politics. The daylong invitation-only event at Vanderbilt University was Gore's first appearance at a public political event since he conceded the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush.
MAGAZINE
April 29, 2001 | WANDA HENNIG, Wanda Hennig last wrote for the magazine about butternut squash soup
I decided to take a sabbatical from my regular life when I turned 40. I was single, fancy-free and experiencing that "been there, done that, so now what?" feeling I think is common among women who combined career and motherhood when young and reached burnout. My travels led me halfway around the world, from South Africa to California, where I took up residence in a Zen Buddhist community in San Francisco.
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