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August 26, 2004
Re " 'The Scream' Is Gone Again," Aug. 23: Monday's news that Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" was stolen in Norway prompted my 12-year-old neighbor to ask me, "Did you hear that the 'Home Alone' painting was stolen again?" Has our education system truly failed? Or rather, has Hollywood truly succeeded? Rodney Kemerer Beverly Hills
April 9, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head. " That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide that destroyed her home, almost wiped her little town off the map and nearly killed her infant son, Duke Suddarth, who was 22 weeks old when the disaster struck. At least 36 people were killed and 10 others remain missing.
February 24, 2005
In his article, "Yeaaaaa arrrrgg ghhhh!!!" (Opinion, Feb. 20), and choice of accompanying cartoons, was Joel Pett commenting on Howard Dean or the sorry state of journalism today? An irrelevant scream is easy to caricature. It is far more difficult to incisively comment on the enormous problems facing our society today. Hadassa Gilbert Los Angeles
March 3, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria's High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his girlfriend was killed. Michelle Burger, the neighbor who lives close to Pistorius, told the court that she was awakened by the sound of a woman screaming in the early hours of Valentine's Day morning last year. She said that she sat up in bed and that her husband woke up and went out onto their balcony to listen.
November 28, 1997
Regarding Madeleine Brink's letter about the pain lobsters feel when cooked ("Lobsters' Pain," Oct. 22), I would hope to put her heart at ease. I have witnessed the cooking of many lobsters. Never have I heard a "scream" when they are put into the water. Further, all movement stops within a second or two of the lobster hitting the water, leading me to believe that death comes almost instantaneously. The thought that they "live up to 12 minutes in boiling water" is ridiculous. I don't believe a grown man or gorilla could do that.
May 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" goes back on display in Oslo, Norway, this week for the first time since it was stolen four years ago, but it has suffered permanent damage, museum officials said Wednesday. Masked gunmen stole the work and another Munch masterpiece, "Madonna," in a brazen daylight raid on the Munch Museum in August 2004. Police recovered the paintings, considered priceless, more than a year later. Two men have been convicted and sentenced. The two works show signs of damage despite extensive restoration.
October 13, 2009
Pickup: ABC has ordered a full season of its rookie drama "FlashForward." Scream fest: Megan Fox, Hugh Jackman, Tobey Maguire and Quentin Taratino will participate in "Scream 2009," honoring sci-fi, fantasy and horror work in TV and film. The Spike TV special will be taped Saturday at the Greek Theatre for telecast on Oct. 27.
June 8, 1999
If I hear or read that self-centered, self-serving term "self-esteem" one more time, I'm going to scream. Can't we have self-respect? PATTI GARRITY Manhattan Beach
October 4, 1992
Balboa Park is for ALL the people, not just the homeless (bums, alcoholics, drug users). The homeless activists are attempting to get the San Diego City Council to heap another responsibility upon the taxpayers of San Diego. Don't let them. Scream long and loud. JAMES DAUGHTERY, San Diego
December 23, 1990
Hilburn's article is a perfect example of the interviewee being right and the interviewer being wrong. Sinead O'Connor says, "The good thing was I could go on stage every night and scream my heart out." Hilburn says she "sings." O'Connor is right. She screams. She certainly doesn't sing. MAC ST. JOHNS Thousand Oaks
February 25, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
The Hennessey Performance Venom GT barreled down the space shuttle landing runway at Kennedy Space Center recently, blazing a speed record -- faster than previous record-setting supercars and faster than the space shuttle when it touches down. The Venom GT hit 270.49 mph. The previous record was the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which clocked 267.80 mph. The space shuttle touches down at a relatively sedate 225 mph. Video of the record chase was a winner on YouTube with more than 600,000 views as of Tuesday morning.
February 22, 2014 | By Bob Pool
For his 100th birthday, the city planted a purple-leaf plum tree in the parkway in front of Leon Saliba's Toluca Lake home. When he turned 101, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge took him to the Cahuenga Pass and photographed him standing near a 101 Freeway sign. On his 102nd birthday, the councilman photographed Saliba standing outside of city Fire Station 102 on Burbank Boulevard on the edge of Van Nuys. This year, for the 103rd birthday celebration he invited Saliba for an anniversary photo at the corner of 103rd Street and Success Avenue near Watts.
January 21, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you can't put a price on love, then why not spend a ridiculous amount of money for an over-the-top Valentine's Day hotel package? With these Southern California and New York City picks, $10,000 doesn't even get you in the game. Don't worry about taking out that line of credit from the bank; the experience at these luxury hotels will make it all worth it. $100,000: Don't even think about the Proposal of the Century package at the Langham Huntington (1401 S. Oak Knoll St., Pasadena)
December 13, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla and Jenny Deam, This post has been updated throughout with new developments. This post also has been corrected, as indicated below.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Armed with a shotgun, a student entered Arapahoe High School and opened fire, hitting at least one other student before turning the weapon on himself, officials said Friday. One student was injured when he confronted the gunman, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said at a televised news conference. That student was reported in critical condition in surgery at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Authorities rushed to secure the building and found a second injured student, but it was unclear if that was the result of the shooting, Robinson said.
November 19, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman and Steven Zeitchik
After riding through Rome, London, Berlin, Madrid and Paris for glitzy premieres and packed junkets, Jennifer Lawrence and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” posse made its much-anticipated stop at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, premiering the Katniss Everdeen movie in the U.S. ahead of its release Thursday. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the new film follows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) as she returns to District 12 after her victory at the end of “The Hunger Games” and finds her life has grown a lot more complicated.
November 17, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
DeAndre Jordan can ice the aching feet. He can wrap the tired knees. Soothing his newest defensive asset requires a more creative remedy. "A lot of tea," the Clippers center said late Saturday night. "Something with a lot of honey in it. " That's right, nothing says quality defense quite like Jordan's motormouth, which is running from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Just go to a Clippers game and listen. He's often talking on defense even before the ball crosses halfcourt, letting his teammates know what's happening and what they need to do about it. "I'm out front and I can't see everything behind me," Clippers point guard Chris Paul said.
September 24, 1989
I congratulate Claudia Luther ("When a Terrible Dream Becomes a Terrible Reality, Raw Instinct Takes Over," Op-Ed Page, Sept. 13) on being able to scream. Now, how about doing something more effective than relying on others to come to her aid, such as taking a women's self-defense class? Classes are usually low cost and can be taken in the evenings or on the weekends. For a woman to think she can defend herself merely by screaming is ludicrous, which is why I took a defense class. Women should not be expected to trust only a scream to suffice, and Ms. Luther's column, while heartening, stops short of reality.
December 11, 1987
Thirty-four innocent people are murdered as they attempt to vote in Haiti. Once again violence and fear negate the Haitian peoples' dream of democracy. The history of Haiti is a dreadful, bloody one. Where are the voices to scream against the continuation of the horror? Our Reagan government is quick to self-righteous action when "democracy" is threatened in Nicaragua, the Soviet Union, Cuba, Grenada, but where is it when the Haitian people are being murdered by a government to whom we send military aid?
November 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon was sold Tuesday for a whopping $142.4 million, breaking the record for a work of art sold at auction. The previous record holder was Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which sold for $119.9 million in 2012. Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was sold as part of a Christie's auction in New York of postwar and contemporary art that brought in a total of $691.6 million. The Bacon work depicts his fellow British artist in three different seated poses against an orange background.
October 4, 2013
The goofy, absurd horror-comedy "Bad Milo!" is a cult classic in the making. Its lo-fi charms - the cutesy-scary monster design, earnest family values and Danny Elfman-esque soundtrack - make the film feel like an '80s throwback in a way that justifies the nostalgia. But enjoyment of the film will depend on one's delight in endless jokes about one man's behind. In an early scene, married couple Duncan (Ken Marino) and Sara (Gillian Jacobs) stare intensely at an ultrasound screen, impatient for the news that'll change their lives.
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