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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1988 | CATHY CURTIS, Times Staff Writer
Chris Burden meant to create a stir with his iconoclastic "Samson" at the Newport Harbor Art Museum. The piece is based on a turnstile connected to a 100-ton jack; as people pass through on their way into the museum, two huge beams are pushed against the building's supporting walls. Presumably, if enough people visit the exhibit, the museum will collapse.
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SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Figure skater Ashley Wagner has changed the music and choreography of the long program she will perform at the Sochi Olympics after a mediocre performance that nearly cost her a berth in the Winter Games. Wagner finished fourth at the recent U.S. championships after skating to “Romeo and Juliet” in her long program. She made the Olympic team only because the committee in charge of selecting the three-woman delegation chose her over third-place finisher Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia on the strength of her body of work.
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SPORTS
October 19, 1985
Just finished watching the New York Jets beat the Miami Dolphins. Way to go New York, but can't somebody--anybody--tell Mark Gastineau to get a haircut. Long locks coming out of the helmet and hanging down over the jersey is a lousy pro athlete image. Gastineau may think of himself as Samson, but he looks more like Delilah. Mark, baby, the long-haired hippy revolution is over. Your side lost. TOMMY VIZE Santa Ana
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Figure skater Ashley Wagner has revived the core of her old "Samson and Delilah" long program for the Sochi Olympics, responding to her heart and to a mediocre performance that nearly cost her a spot on the U.S. team. Wagner fell twice during her "Romeo and Juliet" long program at the U.S. championships and finished fourth. She made the Olympic team when the selection committee skipped over third-place finisher Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia to choose Wagner, who has won two national titles and earned top-five finishes at the last two world championships.
MAGAZINE
April 4, 1993
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1996
To the Editor: Your fine article on the newest attraction at the Orange County Zoo ("Out of Hot Water -- Samson: Bear Gets a New Lair," Feb. 28) contains one misprint that, I trust, can be attributed to an error in layout and not a reporter's bias: Pete Wilson, governor Samson, bear "After his speech, the governor, accompanied by six children, his entourage and dozens of reporters, climbed out of his pool to pace along his chain-link fence, occasionally standing on his hind legs and tilting his head back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1996
I can't tell you how thrilled I am that Samson, the "hot tub bear," will have a new home at the Orange County Zoo with "all the luxury in the world" in " . . . a first-class setup," according to county park manager Tim Miller ("Zoo's Excitement Over Samson's Arrival Might Prove Too Much to Bear," Feb. 10). Now if all those wonderful people in Orange County who came to Samson's aid will pitch in and provide the necessary funds, perhaps we can begin to solve the housing problems for our homeless citizens as well.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2009 | Kate Linthicum
The auctioneer gazed out at the audience, knowing this was the moment they'd waited for. Next up, he said, was lot No. 23 -- a "wonderful, exceptional, 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Samson." He gestured to the ferocious-looking skull sitting on a stand to his left. "There she is," he said. The people who had gathered in the elegant gallery at the Venetian hotel gasped. Samson is one of the three most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered, possessing the most intact skull in existence.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton that failed to sell at a Las Vegas auction last month has been sold, the auction house says. Thomas Lindgren of Bonhams & Butterfields said he couldn't reveal the buyer or what he paid. But he said it was near pre-auction estimates of $5 million to $8 million. Lindgren said the buyer intended to display the fossil -- dubbed Samson -- in an American museum, and is in talks with several institutions. Samson is one of the three most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered, possessing the most intact skull in existence.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1986
Brunswick Corp. said Wednesday that its Costa Mesa defense division has been awarded a $10-million contract to build 500 Samson Tactical Aircraft Decoy Systems for the U.S. Navy. Deliveries under the contract, which also includes an option for the purchase of an additional 500 of the units, are scheduled to begin next year, said Dave Thompson, general manager of the Costa Mesa facility.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
In "Sweet Talk," Delilah (Natalie Zea) is an erudite phone-sex worker who besides naming herself after the Biblical escort reads "Anna Karenina" and plays chess during routine calls. One "John" (for they're all named John) gets her attention, though, when he proposes that in lieu of the usual dirty talk, they tell each other tales - seduction by storytelling, a la Scheherazade. And get this: His real name is Samson (Jeffrey Vincent Parise). Scripted by Peter Lefcourt based on his stage play and directed by his wife, Terri Hanauer, the film gradually slips into the sweeping romances they spin for each other by depositing Samson and Delilah in her overalls and oversized sweat shirt in the settings they invent and eventually transporting the couple in full period costume to 1914 Budapest and 1939 Vienna.
NEWS
October 22, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Steve Samson and Zach Pollack are chef-partners at southern Italian restaurant Sotto, turning out fresh pasta, pizzas from their wood-burning oven and rustic dishes such as grilled mackerel with cauliflower, cured lemons, crispy buckwheat and pesto pantesca; pork meatballs; or spicy clams with pigeon peas and 'nduja. The insightful wine list focuses on grape varieties native to southern Italy and natural wines made in California. On Nov. 11, natural wine authority Alice Feiring and radical winemaker Frank Cornelissen will host a dinner prepared by Samson and Pollack, to be paired with Cornelissen's wines from Mt. Etna, Sicily.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2011
Private equity firm KKR & Co. LP and three partners say they have agreed to buy the privately held oil and gas company Samson Investment Co. for $7.2 billion In the deal announced Wednesday, KKR and its partners will get access to oil and gas assets in booming shale regions in the U.S., including shale formations that contain large amounts of oil and other liquid hydrocarbons. Samson's wells in the deep water Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Coast are not included in the deal.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
???Two American Apparel Inc. board members have resigned, Chief Executive Dov Charney said. The move was expected after the Los Angeles clothing maker reported last week that it had appointed two new board members, one of them effective immediately, the other effective "upon a future board vacancy. " Charney denied speculation that the two outgoing directors, Mark Samson and Mark Thornton, had been forced out because they disagreed with the company's decision not to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the spring during a liquidity crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2010 | By Corina Knoll
Nothing beats the gluttonous life offered in Monrovia. It's a magical place where half-eaten slices of pizza and the salty remnants of Thai takeout abound. Here the grass is laden with rotting avocados and pomegranates and aching paws can be soaked in a choice of dozens of swimming pools. It's all enough to citify a country bear. Once a well-kept secret limited to a few adventurous souls, Monrovia seems to have become all the rage with the bears of the San Gabriel Mountains.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton that failed to sell at a Las Vegas auction last month has been sold, the auction house says. Thomas Lindgren of Bonhams & Butterfields said he couldn't reveal the buyer or what he paid. But he said it was near pre-auction estimates of $5 million to $8 million. Lindgren said the buyer intended to display the fossil -- dubbed Samson -- in an American museum, and is in talks with several institutions. Samson is one of the three most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered, possessing the most intact skull in existence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2000
The owners of a 100-pound Rottweiler shot to death in the backyard of their home by a reserve sheriff's deputy want an apology from the department. Oz Frias, 26, described Samson as "lazy and lovable." He said the dog liked to play soccer with kids, lean his full weight into people's legs, bark at the lawn mower and sleep on cold concrete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1986 | ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise turnabout, a majority of Santa Ana City Council members said Friday that they could not agree to sweeping changes in the city government that were proposed by a group threatening a recall effort, and that at least one change would be illegal. In response, leaders of the recall group called SAMSON said they would meet today to begin organizing a petition drive to force the issues onto the ballot. Mayor Daniel E. Griset, Vice Mayor P.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2009 | Kate Linthicum
The auctioneer gazed out at the audience, knowing this was the moment they'd waited for. Next up, he said, was lot No. 23 -- a "wonderful, exceptional, 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Samson." He gestured to the ferocious-looking skull sitting on a stand to his left. "There she is," he said. The people who had gathered in the elegant gallery at the Venetian hotel gasped. Samson is one of the three most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered, possessing the most intact skull in existence.
WORLD
December 13, 2007 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Samson, otherwise known as Elephant No. 1, is twisting his trunk around some succulent young tufts of grass, tugging them up and throwing them into his mouth, perfectly aware we have sneaked up on him but willing to nonchalantly ignore us, for now. We crouch on a rock about 40 yards away -- about as close to a wild bull elephant as it is safe to get on foot. Even though Samson shows no signs of irritation, it's nice to be with David Powrie, who is something of an elephant whisperer.
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