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July 3, 2004
Just be grateful that Bartolo Colon wasn't in the Angel lineup for the 2002 World Series. Jerry and Fran Mazenko Garden Grove
March 20, 2014 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge and Wall Street lawyer who spent a frustrating seven years as the independent counsel investigating misconduct by Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City after a short illness, his family said. He was 102. Walsh undertook the controversial job when he was 75 and semi-retired from a career that began in the mid-1930s, when he prosecuted racketeering in New York City. The Republican later was appointed to the federal bench, served as president of the American Bar Assn., and was No. 2 in President Eisenhower's Justice Department before spending two decades with the powerful law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell.
April 26, 1987
Regarding Outtakes' roll call of the future plans of "Hill Street Blues" actors (Outtakes, April 19): Having appeared in six episodes of "Hill Street Blues" this past season (as Reporter No. 1 or 2, surely you remember), I believe that I qualify for the title of periodic, part-time semi-regular. As such, I'm certain that you'll be interested in my immediate future. To wit: I have begun rehearsals for "Oldtimers Game," opening May 22 at International City Stage in Long Beach.
February 25, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Long Beach motorcycle officer was struck by a semi-truck Tuesday morning and immediately rushed to a nearby hospital with injuries, police said. Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said the officer suffered fairly serious injuries in the collision on Santa Fe Avenue about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Those injuries are not believed to be life threatening, he added. McDonnell and other senior officials were headed to the hospital to check on the officer, who was in stable condition.  Crash scene investigators asked the public to avoid Santa Fe Avenue between Anaheim and 17th streets.
December 31, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities found 37 suspected illegal immigrants concealed in a truck and trailer. Police initially discovered a dozen people in the truck while they were investigating a tip about a tractor-trailer parked in the middle of a road in suburban Tolleson, about 10 miles west of Phoenix. Later, an officer noticed that pallets of bell peppers did not go all the way to the back of the trailer. The smugglers apparently escaped.
June 21, 1989
A head-on car crash near Colusa, Calif., killed Steve Senteney, 33, of Sacramento, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1982 and recently for the semi-professional Sacramento Smokeys and Tahoe Stars.
January 31, 1993
Soka's joint-use proposal to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has been rejected as well it should be. With dwindling funds and rising costs of land, our government agencies have lost prime park property to developers. The area was targeted as headquarters for the Santa Monica National Recreation area to serve all citizens, not a semi-private, semi-restricted park on Soka property. The main beneficiaries would be their proposed student body and the neighbors aware of their existence.
April 28, 1985
On April 14, Calendar Q appealed for fresh, new ideas to help save network TV. The responses continue to continue. Please advise Jon C. Liebling of Beverly Hills (the creator of "Miami Lice") that "Los Angeles detectives fight anthropods in Fun City" is an impossibility that robs Liebling of what little credibility his production company ever claimed ("Saving Network TV: The People Respond," April 21). There are no "anthropods," Liebling! There are anthropoids (large, tailless semi-erect apes)
October 1, 1998
Regarding "You in the Rolling Fortress, Give the Little Guy a Break!" [Carmentary, by Cathy Curtis, Aug. 27]: Up here in the Northwest's version of Yuppieville, every third vehicle is a sport-utility vehicle of some kind, and they drive with the same kind of reckless abandon and "up yours" attitude as in L.A. Even in my Volvo 740 wagon, I feel only semi-protected at best against these four-wheeled dreadnoughts. I'm not sure what the solution is. Maybe we fickle Americans will soon tire of SUVs and go on to the Next Big Thing.
June 18, 1985 | From Associated Press
Kelly Reno, 18, who played the boy marooned with a beautiful horse in the 1979 film, "The Black Stallion," suffered a broken leg and possible internal injuries in a car accident early Monday, a spokeswoman for St. Mary Corwin Hospital said. Reno, of Pueblo, was involved in an auto accident, along with 15-year-old Lynette Tuttle of Pueblo, said hospital Nursing Supervisor Cherry Trimble.
November 7, 2013 | Wire reports
After nearly a year of global travel and dozens of matches, most of Novak Djokovic's rivals are complaining about their mental and physical fatigue. Not the Serb. He thrives in the rigors of a tough autumn finish. Unbeaten since losing the U.S. Open final to Rafael Nadal , Djokovic joined Nadal in the ATP World Tour Finals semifinals at London, overcoming Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday. After extending his winning streak to 19 matches with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over the hard-hitting Argentine, Djokovic said he was playing the best tennis of his season.
October 21, 2013 | By Melanie Mason and Ari Bloomekatz
SPARKS, Nev. -- The student who came armed to Sparks Middle School on Monday morning opened fire using a semiautomatic handgun, wounding two other students and killing a teacher before turning the gun on himself, police said. Sparks Police Chief Tom Miller did not identify the deceased shooter or the teacher who was killed. Nor did he name the wounded boys, saying only that they are both 12 are hospitalized in stable condition. One was shot was shot in the abdomen, he said, and the other in the shoulder.
September 3, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Geraldo Rivera's semi-nude selfie, which he tweeted in July, has come back to cost him a college speaking engagement. And the Fox News personality isn't pleased about it. Rivera was expected to participate in a panel discussion about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination at Duquesne University in October, but according to the news host, his participation in the event was canceled by the university. On Friday, Rivera tweeted , "Just heard Duquesne Univ cancelled my appearance at JFK assassination panel because of 'selfie'.
March 30, 2013
If you're not a fan of traditional straight-leg push-ups, here's a new twist on them that still provides the same killer workout for arms, but also works the neglected lower back. Called the half-cobra push-up, this yoga-inspired move is demonstrated here by fitness instructor Cassey Ho, who uses it on her "Pop Pilates Total Body Workout" DVD and her "Blogilates" You Tube channel. What it does This exercise shifts the focus of a traditional push-up from the shoulders to the triceps, while flexing and strengthening the lower back.
March 12, 2013 | Chris Erskine
PHOENIX - Let me tell you about Josh Hamilton's first rocket ship of spring. It isn't a perfect home run. He gets under it a bit more than he would've liked, so it's towering, corpulent, full of cha-cha. At last sighting, it was in geosynchronous orbit with Earth. NBC was about to bounce Brian Williams' evening newscasts off of it, and someone at Palomar was pronouncing it a planet. So no, it wasn't a perfect home run by any means. But it got your attention, all right. It was the kind of celestial event befitting the newest Angel.
February 23, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Earlier this month Josh Groban's "All That Echoes" knocked Justin Bieber's new album out of the top spot on the Billboard 200, and that's not the crooner's only incursion into territory normally reserved for pop stars. The crossover artist's latest release features material by Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Webb, while a deluxe edition available at Target adds Groban's take on the Dave Matthews Band's frat-house staple "Satellite. " The album's producer? Rob Cavallo of Green Day and Adam Lambert fame.
A government test has determined that a red dye used in many lipsticks is a powerful herbicide capable of killing marijuana plants, prompting some Bush Administration officials to propose using the dye in an airborne offensive against domestic marijuana cultivation.
December 3, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The way Roman Gabriel tells it, the same characteristics that made him a great football player -- bullheadedness, combativeness, stick-to-itiveness -- served him less favorably in his personal life. Three times divorced, the greatest quarterback in Los Angeles Rams history is estranged from his daughter and four sons and says he has not seen two of his three grandchildren in years. The other, he has never met.
November 6, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
As President Obama and Mitt Romney make a last-minute push for votes, First Lady Michelle Obama can already chalk up a small victory for her campaign to fight childhood obesity. In a semi-scientific study conducted on the front porch of a Yale University economist on Halloween night, children who viewed a picture of the first lady and were then offered a choice of fruit or candy were much more likely to select the healthful snack than their counterparts who were shown a photo of Ann Romney.
October 25, 2012 | By Robert Abele
The documentary "Lunch" is just what it describes, a seat at the kibitz table with a gathering of acclaimed showbiz writers, performers and directors whose Golden Age of You-Name-It comedy pedigrees are remarkable: Sid Caesar, Hal Kanter, Carl Reiner, Arthur Marx, Matty Simmons and Rocky Kalish, to name a handful. For more than 40 years, this gang of funnymen has met on alternating Wednesdays - currently at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico, where Donna Kanter (Hal's daughter) captured them for her film - to eat, joke, tell stories and chart each other's aging, referred to as "the organ recital.
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