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OPINION
February 6, 2003
It is difficult to comprehend the biased ignorance displayed by Boots Mertens in his Feb. 3 letter on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's reelection. In it he compares Sharon to Hitler, in the latter's extermination of the Jews. We see Palestinian terrorist groups openly advocating the destruction of Jews and Israel, not the other way around. Sharon came to power only after Yasser Arafat unleashed a torrent of murderous actions against civilians in Israel. The actions of the Nazis have been very well documented, and there is no excuse for perpetrating such inflammatory lies.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Beyond its musical attributes, the exhilarating performance delivered by soul singer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings on Tuesday testified to the restorative power of music. Other than her ultra-short hair, there was no outward evidence of the harrowing medical treatments Jones underwent after being diagnosed last year with Stage 1 bile duct cancer . The subsequent surgery and chemotherapy took her off the road for much of 2013 as well as placing on hold a recording career that auspiciously began in 2002.
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OPINION
September 17, 2003
Re "New Facts, New Friendship," Opinion, Sept. 14: The picture of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon throwing rose petals on the tomb of Mohandas Gandhi must have caused Gandhi to turn over in his sarcophagus. David Hagenson Carpinteria
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | Ari Bloomekatz
The sister of actress Sharon Tate says she felt sick to her stomach this week after Manson family killer Bruce Davis was issued a grant of parole. Davis was convicted for his role in the 1969 murders of two men - ranch hand Donald "Shorty" Shea and aspiring musician Gary Hinman - but was never implicated in the murders of Tate and four others in a Benedict Canyon home, nor in the Leno and Rosemary LaBianca killings. PHOTOS: The Manson family murders Davis has repeatedly been issued a grant of parole, with review boards citing his good behavior, "positive adjustment" and involvement in other self-help programs since his conviction and incarceration in 1972.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1985
In your Jan. 25 edition there are several reports on the Sharon vs. Time magazine libel suit. One of these notes that the jury found the Time story about former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon to be "false and defamatory" and declared that the magazine acted "negligently and even carelessly." Later in that same report, Ray Cave, managing editor of Time, is quoted as responding: "The procedures (Time's) are sound . . . They're more sophisticated, more detailed, than the procedures used by almost any other news-gathering organization."
NEWS
January 11, 1985 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL and LALLY WEYMOUTH, Rosenstiel is a Times staff writer; Weymouth is a free-lance writer who has contributed stories to The Times
Time magazine offered former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon a written statement of at least partial retraction this week on the eve of closing arguments in their $50-million libel trial, but the statement was rejected by Sharon's attorneys. Although the details of the proposal are not known, Time spokesman Michael Luftman said Thursday that it was presented Wednesday at the urging of U.S. District Judge Abraham D.
NEWS
January 15, 1985 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
Time magazine published a partial retraction Monday of the story at issue in the $50-million libel suit brought by former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, and a six-person federal jury began deliberations in the case.
NEWS
January 24, 1985 | United Press International
Former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon lost his $50-million libel suit against Time Inc. today when a federal jury found that the magazine acted without malice in falsely linking him to a 1982 massacre of Palestinian refugees. Sharon had won two victories earlier in the deliberations when the jury decided that a crucial paragraph in a Time story had defamed him and that it was false. Since the jury found no malice, Sharon lost his overall case and has no chance to collect damages.
BOOKS
June 9, 1985 | Marvin Seid, Seid is a Times editorial writer
On Feb. 21, 1983, Time magazine suggested that Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon had encouraged Lebanese Christian forces to take "revenge" the previous September against Palestinian refugee camps for the assassination of Bashir Gemayel, Lebanon's newly elected president. Sharon sued Time for libel. The jury in that notable case found that Time had not acted out of "actual malice," a necessary intention under the law to prove libel.
WORLD
January 8, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Doctors said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remained in critical condition in a medically induced coma Saturday as fresh tests showed that swelling in his brain had eased slightly after a massive stroke three days earlier. Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director of Hadassah University Medical Center, said during an evening briefing that specialists at the hospital in various medical fields would gather today to plan a course of action.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
The evolution of funk music, Napster and Sharon Jones' battle with cancer are among the topics that will get the documentary treatment for VH1, the network announced on Thursday. VH1 revealed its slate of upcoming films as part of its Emmy Award-winning “Rock Docs” franchise. First to arrive is “Finding the Funk,” which explores the history and evolution of funk music and its impact on hip-hop and house music. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners Narrated by the Roots' Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the documentary, premiering Feb. 4, will trace the funk explosion from Dayton, Ohio, to Detroit and include interviews with Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Nona Hendryx, Nile Rodgers, D'Angelo and Sheila E. Acclaimed filmmaker and journalist Nelson George helmed the documentary.
WORLD
January 13, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli and Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Under skies dotted with scattered clouds and a blimp, Israeli and international leaders attended the state memorial ceremony held Monday for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died Saturday. Draped in an Israeli flag and surrounded by wreaths, Sharon's casket lay on a raised black platform in the wide, paved plaza of the Knesset, where he served from 1973 as a lawmaker, Cabinet member and prime minister until felled by a stroke eight years ago. Israeli leaders, politicians and dignitaries in attendance, including Sharon's friends and adversaries, offered a snapshot of the country's political history.
WORLD
January 13, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman and Michael Memoli
SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel - On a day marked by military protocol, somber ceremony and informal reflection, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was remembered Monday as a "practical and pragmatic man," a "bulldozer" who helped shape his nation even as he earned a reputation for ruthlessness from its enemies. Sharon, who died Saturday at 85 after years in a stroke-induced coma, was hailed by world leaders in a public memorial service in Jerusalem before taking a last journey to his family's ranch in southern Israel, where he was laid to rest beside his second wife in a burial that combined military pomp with traditional Jewish ritual.
WORLD
January 13, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli
JERUSALEM - Reaffirming the United States' "unflagging" commitment to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute Monday to the country's late prime minister, Ariel Sharon, as a “complex man” whose life “traced the journey of Israel.” Quoting Shakespeare, James Joyce, the Book of Genesis and Sharon himself in a eulogy at the state funeral service for the former leader, Biden hailed the "political courage" of a man who earned the moniker...
WORLD
January 13, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli and Batsheva Sobelman
SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel -- After an official state funeral featuring international dignitaries and flowery eulogies, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried with military honors Monday at his family ranch in southern Israel. In keeping with army protocol, the coffin of the controversial military and political leader was carried by eight Israeli generals, who lowered it into the ground beside the modest flowerbed and headstone marking the grave of his second wife on a small hill offering a panoramic view of the southern Negev area.
WORLD
January 11, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- President Obama and other top American officials past and present offered their condolences on the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday, eight years after suffering a massive, debilitating stroke. Statements poured in from Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, as well as former President Clinton. Leaders of the Senate and House also extended sympathies. Sharon was a man of controversy but the statements reflected a consensus of respect for the former leader's dedication to his country, his courage to change his mind and his working friendship with the U.S. “On behalf of the American people," the president's statement said, "Michelle and I send our deepest condolences ... on the loss of a leader who dedicated his life to the State of Israel.” Obama stressed the enduring friendship between the two nations and reiterated U.S. commitment to bring peace and security to Israel, including a continued commitment to the goal of the two-state solution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
David Dutcher met Sharon on Match.com in late 2008, a few months after separating from his wife. "We had a lot in common," he recalled. Sharon loved four-wheel-drive trucks and sports. They met for coffee, then dinner. Sharon was tall, slender, blond and beautiful. She moaned that she had not had sex in a long time. She told him he had large, strong hands and wondered if that portended other things. She described his kisses as "yummy. " "It felt a lot like Christmas," said Dutcher, 49, a tall, burly engineer with wavy red hair.
OPINION
January 6, 2006
Re "Sharon Clinging to Life," Jan. 5 Not unlike a powerful tsunami, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's departure from the Middle East's political landscape will cause reverberations to be felt 'round the world for many years to come. Like Winston Churchill before him, Sharon will be remembered as a man of courage, conviction, vision and leadership. Though not without sin or detractors, few men have done more in recent memory to begin a meaningful peace process in the Middle East and, by extension, spark a ray of hope for reduced Western-Arab tensions throughout the civilized world.
WORLD
January 11, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- A state ceremony in memory of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be held Monday at the parliament building in Jerusalem, officials announced. Services for Sharon, who died Saturday at 85 after being incapacitated for years by a stroke, are expected to draw dignitaries from around the world and thousands of admirers in Israel. All meetings scheduled for Knesset committees Sunday and Monday have been canceled, according to arrangements announced after the Ministerial Committee for Symbols and Ceremonies convened Saturday to discuss plans for the ceremony and funeral, along with representatives of the army, police, Foreign Ministry and the Sharon family.
WORLD
January 11, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- The death of former Israeli prime minister and military leader Ariel Sharon was met with emotional responses Saturday in Israel and the Palestinian territories; in some quarters eliciting cries of sorrow, in others, tears of joy. “My dear friend, Arik Sharon, lost his final battle today,” eulogized President Shimon Peres, among the last surviving members of Israel's founding generation. He called Sharon a brave soldier and a daring leader and one of Israel's “most important architects.” Peres said Sharon knew no fear and “certainly never feared vision.” He knew to take difficult decisions and implement them, the president said.
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