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November 27, 1988
Mr. Kinison, you're no Lenny Bruce. SCOTT MANASTER Irvine
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.
Sometimes, when she's sitting in a lumbering line of near-frozen freeway traffic, feeling so frustrated she could yank her steering wheel out by its roots, Cheryl Lander does what she does best. She rolls up her windows, takes a few deep breaths, and lets loose with a heart-stopping, reach-for-your-ears siren of a screech. She shrieks out of anger, nervousness and, sometimes, purely for joy. And because she needs the practice. Lander is a professional screamer.
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.
June 15, 1994
You can always tell nervous incumbents in an election year. They're the one screaming "debate!" HOWARD B. SCHIFFER Santa Barbara
April 10, 1993
With Michigan two points down, time running out, a Superdome full of fans screaming and millions more biting their fingernails, Chris Webber did the unthinkable. He reminded all of us what it feels like to be human. RON OVADIA Marina del Rey
June 20, 2010
Daniel Handler is perhaps better known for his pen name, Lemony Snicket, and his bestselling volumes of children's books, "A Series of Unfortunate Events." But another Lemony Snicket creation, illustrated by Handler's wife, Lisa Brown, has been selected for display as part of a museum exhibition; "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" is part of the Skirball Cultural Center show "Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books," on view through Aug. 1. How did "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" come about?
April 30, 2001
Re "Justices Back Arrest for Not Using Seat Belt," April 25: Is it not interesting, all this outrage about the Supreme Court reaffirming what the legislators and the folks want? The court, in its wisdom, merely stated that we the court do not make the law--just tell you what the law is. If you don't like it, change the law. Where are the zealots screaming for a change in the law? SAMUEL ZARCOFF Los Angeles
November 19, 1999 | Andrew Wainer, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 21
Members of Ethel Dwyer Middle School, 1502 Palm Ave., screamed their lungs out on the front field during lunch break Thursday to ask smokers to quit for 24 hours in observation of the Great American Smokeout. The annual Smoke Scream is an ear-splitting shouting competition involving students to determine who shouts the loudest message to smokers to break their habit.
February 22, 1988 | PATT MORRISON and ANN WIENER, Times Staff Writers
They arose early and got themselves all decked out: she in a midcalf dress of some soft beige, he in a jacket and tie--the first tie Scott Roston's roommate had ever seen him wear. Scott Roston and Karen Waltz raced to Las Vegas on Feb. 4 in his leased red Toyota two-seater and were wed in a $25 civil ceremony in a marriage commissioner's office enlivened by some blue and white artificial flowers. Then they raced back to Santa Monica.
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.
April 13, 2008 | Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Solnit is the author of many books including "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West" and "Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities." A longer version of this article appears at
I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in a distinguished way, old enough that we, at 40-ish, passed as the occasion's young ladies. The house in Colorado was great -- if you like Ralph Lauren-style chalets: a rugged luxury cabin at 9,000 feet, complete with elk antlers, lots of kilims, and a wood-burning stove.
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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