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SPORTS
November 7, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Chuck Pagano has preached the value of relationships since taking over as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts back in January. The team showed Tuesday that their coach's words have gotten through. More than 30 players, coaches and staff members had their heads shaved in a show of support for Pagano, who was diagnosed with leukemia on Sept. 26. Quarterback Andrew Luck, receiver Reggie Wayne, defensive end Cory Redding, safety Antoine Bethea and kicker Adam Vinatieri were among the players who took part.
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NATIONAL
October 18, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
BEAUMONT, Texas -- An Army appeals court in Virginia ruled Thursday that a judge is entitled to order Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused in a 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood in Texas, to appear clean shaven at his upcoming court-martial. The decision came the same day victims of the attack released a video calling for it to be deemed an act of terrorism, and for victims to be accorded greater recognition and benefits. Hasan, 42, is an American-born Muslim who shaved during his time in the Army but began growing a beard in jail . He has said he believes he is close to death , and that shaving now would be a sin. Military prosecutors say Hasan grew the beard to make it more difficult for witnesses to identify him at trial.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Lady Gaga has paid tribute to her friend and frequent collaborator Terry Richardson in light of his mother's recent death. Richardson, a photographer who captures Gaga behind the scenes so often that the pair released a coffee table book of candid images, announced Tuesday that his mother, Annie Lomax, had passed away. Gaga showed support using a favorite medium: her hair. "I did it for u Terry," Gaga wrote in a post to LittleMonsters.com, including a photo, above, of her head shaved in the back to resemble Richardson's hairline.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Are Chipotle and Forever 21 — which have been accused in recent days of fleecing their patrons out of pennies — money-grubbing Scrooges or high-volume companies focused on efficiency? After Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. was accused of rounding bills to the nearest 5-cent amount, the restaurant chain said the tactic was a time-saving measure used in especially busy stores. Because totals were adjusted both up and down, the company said, it wasn't making a profit off the practice. But late last month, a class-action complaint was filed against Chipotle in federal court in California alleging that the chain "routinely overcharged" its customers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
In what's becoming known as one of the sweetest acts of friendship to set the blogosphere abuzz, "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler shaved her head in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who had a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. On Wednesday the women cut off their locks for the world to see on "Good Morning America," and since then Twitter has been filled with support for Miller. The same day, a touched Pickler tweeted, "I cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support you've given Summer.
NATIONAL
September 6, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Kellie Pickler shaved her head this week in a sign of solidarity with a close childhood friend facing cancer, and to raise awareness about early prevention of the disease. But the country singer might not know how many other cancer patients were moved by her gesture. Cancer patients endure a particular kind of hell when they lose their hair, said Nancy Lumb of Chevy Chase, Md. For many -- especially women -- it's the single hardest part of their battle. Lumb should know. She never cried when she was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. She stayed strong when she had to tell her husband, her friends and her family about the diagnosis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
San Bernardino city officials Tuesday night were weighing a dramatic austerity plan for the insolvent city that would close libraries, slash jobs and contract out some services to the private sector. The plan would shave $22.4 million off the city's $45.8-million general fund budget deficit - equal to about 30% of the general fund budget. The city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last month, making it the third California city to do so this summer. Interim City Manager Andrea Travis-Miller told the council the city had no choice but to make deep cuts.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Ft. Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan should be forcibly shaved of his beard before his trial begins to avoid a “distracting and disruptive sideshow” that is “flagrantly disrespecting the Army, ” military prosecutors said Wednesday. Military prosecutors, in a response to a court of appeals ruling staying Hasan's court martial, argue that Hasan's refusal to follow orders to shave is not a question of religious freedom, but of decorum and authority.
NATIONAL
July 5, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A day after Dan Snarr, 62, mayor of the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray, Utah, put his handlebar mustache up for a vote during the annual Independence Day parade, the Los Angeles Times caught up with him to discuss the results. First of all, with which party are you affiliated? I represent the DWR party. I founded it several years ago because I'm disgusted with partisan politics in this country. It's the "Do What's Right" party. I've served since 1997, in a community of about 46,700.
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