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May 1, 1989 | From Reuters
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook northern Venezuela early Sunday, sending people rushing into the streets of Caracas but causing no injuries, seismic and civil defense officials said.
March 5, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head of the Xi'an Film Studio. Under his guidance, daring and innovative filmmakers like Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige were bursting onto the international scene with pictures like "Red Sorghum" and "King of Children. " Wu was making a name for himself for his willingness to shake up an ossified state-run studio - and was raising eyebrows for calling out Communist Party bureaucrats who meddled in the arts.
January 6, 2002
Yes, yes, I know. We must not recognize Fidel Castro's nation. However, I just returned from a visit to Cuba with a humanitarian group. The Cubans are kind, warm, gentle, beautiful, noble people. They use U.S. currency almost exclusively. Other nations bite our hand when it feeds them. The Cubans shook it--and smiled. Bette Henning Redondo Beach
August 31, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
When a pair of graduate students from little-known Brandman University dug out the salaries of top administrators at all 34 cities in Orange County and made them public, they were showered with praise. Cindy Smith and Janet Voshall testified before the state Legislature, were honored by the county board of supervisors and rode limousines to TV news shows. "I gave them an award because what they did was ethical, valid and honest," Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said. "Anybody that would question whether that was a righteous thing to do, that would immediately put up a red flag that I should be worried about them.
December 7, 1986
Knowing Fresno well, I looked forward to the CBS miniseries about that city, but now feel the joke is on the cast and producers. I shook my head in disbelief. The story was weak, the acting worse. Barbara Anderson, Culver City
December 10, 1988
If the early-morning earthquake (centered near the Rose Bowl) rattled you, wait till Jan. 2. Start packing, SC fans, if you don't like to get all shook up. It's not going to be San Andreas fault, it's going to be Michigan's fault. Caution, this could be the big one! KURT GRAY Pentwater, Mich.
June 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
A moderate earthquake shook northwestern Tadzhikistan in Soviet Central Asia on Thursday, but there were no reports of deaths or serious damage, Tass said. The epicenter of the quake was 150 miles north of the city of Dushanbe, the capital of the republic that borders China and Afghanistan, the news agency said.
June 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Two 4.1- magnitude earthquakes shook residents awake early Saturday, but no damage or injuries were reported, officials at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., said. The temblors struck five miles north of this community. It was not immediately known whether the second quake, occurring an hour later, was an aftershock of the first.
May 30, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A jury sentenced a suburban Dallas man to 45 years in prison for knowingly infecting six women with the AIDS virus. Philippe Padieu, described by his own lawyer as a "modern-day Casanova," shook his head and looked down when the decision was read. Jurors sentenced him to 45 years on five counts and 25 years on the sixth, to be served concurrently. Padieu had faced up to 99 years.
May 4, 2008 | Wayne Niemi
How far will chefs Vinny Dotolo, left, and Jon Shook go to spice up wedding fare? Consider this menu for a spring wedding they're planning: lamb sliders with feta cheese and harissa aioli; bacon-fried oysters with horseradish tartar sauce; gem lettuce with Maytag vinaigrette and candied pecans; grouper with carrots, melted leeks, spinach and chervil butter; pork shoulder with apples, navy beans and green garlic. For dessert, rhubarb and strawberry cobbler with cream in a lavender crust.
August 7, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Imagine a room full of serious hockey people speaking a common language - lifers used to evaluating talent in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on consecutive nights. Then the polar opposite of a hockey lifer shows up and says that the Los Angeles Kings could be acquiring the game's greatest player, Wayne Gretzky. He tells the scouts that the franchise might have to surrender several draft picks … so plan for the upcoming entry draft accordingly. Serious men, serious hockey people, thought then-Kings owner Bruce McNall could not possibly be serious that June day in 1988.
June 30, 2013 | Helene Elliott
WIMBLEDON, England - Surely, someone made a mistake. The intended order of play for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday omitted seven-time champion Roger Federer and two-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 3 Maria Sharapova and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka were missing too. Surprisingly, there was no error. A run of first-week injuries and upsets turned Wimbledon on its genteel ear and ushered out Federer, Nadal, Sharapova, Azarenka and other headliners.
May 1, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
It was part spectacle, part marketing scheme, and partly like being in someone's bad music video. Only on a baseball field. If that picture is slightly hard to fathom, then you clearly are unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is Psy. Those crafty Dodgers marketing types, however, are well versed in the “Gangnam Style” star's international dancing and singing fame. Which is why it was arranged for Psy to meet Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, their common bond being -- they are both from South Korea.
April 21, 2013 | By John Johnson Jr
It's been just over 50 years since a new dance craze called the Twist swept the nation. Though tame as near-beer by today's standards, the dance so upset the guardians of public morality that Dick Clark ordered the cameras turned away when teens on "American Bandstand" started swiveling their hips. And when adults such as Truman Capote, Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys took up the craze, the New York Times fumed that "instead of youth growing up, adults are sliding down. " In the Twist, one could see the seeds of everything that became the '60s - sexual liberation, civil rights, even the women's movement got a boost by allowing girls to operate as free agents on the dance floor instead of being attached to shambling males.
March 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
The amount of secrecy surrounding Trois Mec, the new restaurant by Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Animal and Son of a Gun) and Ludo Lefebvre ("The Taste" and Ludo Bites) would rival a top-secret CIA mission. The restaurant is hidden away at the back of a shopping center off Highland in the old Raffallo's pizza joint. The three chefs have kept a tight lid on the partnership and the restaurant concept, until now. On Wednesday afternoon, the core Trois Mec crew, Shook, Dotolo, Lefebvre, Lefebvre's wife Krissy, director of operations Helen Johannesen and chef de cuisine Doug Rankin, were seated around the restaurant's four tables.
February 15, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of arguably the most famous art exhibition of the 20th century On Lexington Avenue at 25th Street in New York, the ad hoc Assn. of American Painters and Sculptors opened the International Exhibition of Modern Art on Feb. 17, 1913, beginning just under a monthlong run. Housed in the hulking brick headquarters of the 69th Infantry Regiment Armory, it quickly became known as simply the Armory Show. Or maybe not so simply. The Armory Show was hugely controversial.
September 5, 1998
In his article on Pax TV ("A New Network Hopes Virtue Has Its Own Ratings Reward," Aug. 29), Steve Weinstein refers to their drama "Little Men" as being based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, "about a frontier woman who runs a boarding school for boys." "Little Men" is a classic--a sequel to (that actually begins in) Alcott's "Little Women." Both stories take place in Concord, Mass., hardly a frontier town in the late Victorian era. GINNY SHOOK Palm Desert
June 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Maybe the next time a Boston pitcher takes a no-hit bid into the ninth inning, he'll listen to catcher Jason Varitek. Curt Schilling came within one out of his first no-hitter Thursday, losing his bid when Shannon Stewart lined a clean single to right field after Schilling shook off his catcher. Schilling finished with a one-hitter as the Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics, 1-0. "We get two outs, and I was sure, and I had a plan, and I shook Tek off," Schilling said. "And I get a big 'What if?
February 4, 2013 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
It is difficult to tell when Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe is up or down because he is so quiet. But Bledsoe acknowledged he has struggled with his confidence recently. On Sunday against the Boston Celtics, Bledsoe played as if he wasn't having any doubts in his abilities. Bledsoe tied his career high in points with 23 and field goals made at nine - he took 15 shots. He tied his season high in assists with 10, to go along with seven rebounds, in the Clippers' 106-104 loss.
December 6, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A playful paean to a movie genre and a prolific career, Ernest Borgnine's valedictory feature is a spaghetti western with a heavy helping of cheese. "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez" won't be more than a footnote to his life's work, but it is evidence that even at 94, and even in flat surroundings, the late actor possessed undeniable screen magnetism. As with Will Ferrell's "Casa de Mi Padre" this year, the wonderfully spoofy opening-credits sequence promises more genre subversion than the film delivers.
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