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ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
The title of Lil Wayne's new album rings familiar, and not just because it's the sequel to a 2010 disc. On “I Am Not a Human Being II,” the famously out-there rapper boasts, as he has countless times over the last decade, that he's different from the rest of us -- weirder, funnier, richer, sexier. “She fell in love with the Martian,” he says of an admirer in “Wowzerz,” one of many Lil Wayne songs in which he refers to himself as an alien. “I said, 'You're too down to Earth.' ” Yet this month, Lil Wayne revealed just how human he is when a series of seizures put him in L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for days.
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SPORTS
May 13, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
"Now batting, number 15, John Sikorra." Four years of dreaming into one sentence, uttered over a tiny loudspeaker, above a cramped baseball field, on a busy street where cars rushed past and a moment stood still. It was a quick breath for the student who announced it, but a lasting prayer for the baseball player who would live it. On this brilliant Thursday afternoon in West Hills, for the first time this season, senior John Sikorra left the Chaminade High dugout and walked haltingly toward home plate.
OPINION
April 29, 2001 | AKHIL REED AMAR, Akhil Reed Amar, a law professor at Yale Law School, is author of "The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction."
Picture this: Returning home from soccer practice with her two young children, a mother slowly drives her pickup down a quiet street. A cop notices the car's occupants are not wearing seat belts, and pulls the vehicle over. Yelling at the mother as he approaches, he scares the kids. He tells her that she is going directly to jail, and refuses to allow her first to take the crying youngsters to a neighbor's house. As the incident unfolds, friends arrive and shepherd away the youngsters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1997
Some flashy Las Vegas cats have been cooling their heels in Tujunga ever since Pomona authorities canceled their L.A. gigs. Aslan and Jagger, a lion and a tiger who have spent the last six to nine months traveling across the West in a converted potato chip truck, were seized from their owner, Joshua Saul Weinstein, 26, by Pomona Valley Humane Society officers who said the exotic cat exhibitor was storing his stars in inadequate conditions and working under a revoked permit.
SPORTS
October 23, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner died after suffering an epileptic seizure, according to autopsy results released Thursday, and her family and friends say they hope the findings will put to rest rumors that drug use contributed to her death. Griffith Joyner died last month in her sleep at age 38. Her husband, Al Joyner, bitterly criticized those who suggested that she took performance-enhancing drugs.
NEWS
January 14, 2002 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush briefly lost consciousness Sunday after he choked on a pretzel while watching a football game on television in his living quarters, the White House said. After fainting, the president tumbled to the floor from a couch, bruising his lower lip and suffering an abrasion the size of a half dollar on his left cheek, White House physician Dr. Richard Tubb said. Tubb, an Air Force colonel, said Bush recovered quickly.
NEWS
May 4, 1994 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA and CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Quintanilla is a Times staff writer. Philips is a free-lance writer
Sophia Woldemariam sits within view of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, one of her brother's accused murderers. With pen in hand, she documents the March morning hearing, her brown eyes darting from lawyer to rapper to Superior Court Judge Paul G. Flynn. Her parents listen to the stinging claims about their son: the gang member. The stalker. The guy with a gun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1986 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
The record seizure of 1,784 pounds of cocaine in Fullerton, Placentia and Anaheim over the weekend is an indication that Orange County has become a visible spot for major distribution of the drug, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Mark H. Bonner, who in 1984 helped dismantle the largest cocaine-trafficking network on the West Coast, said Orange County's coke haul "has the underpinnings of a gigantic case. Where it's moving and shaking is Orange County, obviously."
NEWS
October 8, 2012 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
Chances are, your medicine cabinet contains some pills that are past their expiration date. You might even have some pain relievers, some cough syrup or some sleeping pills that were purchased back when Richard Nixon was in the White House. But you can't seem to throw them away because you suspect they might still be OK to take. If you've wondered whether medicines really do need to be tossed after their expiration date, you're got some company at the California Poison Control System, UC San Francisco and UC Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From a phone at a hotel in San Diego's Mission Valley, reputed mobster Chris Petti reached out on Dec. 5, 1988, and touched prominent San Diego businessman Richard T. Silberman. Though the telephone was a public pay phone, it had been tapped--by FBI agents. In the phone conversation, Petti and Silberman chatted about laundering money they believed came from Colombian drug lords, federal prosecutors say. "The thing that was bad about the deal is it was too small. . . .
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