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July 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
The mother of a British photographer killed by a mob in Somalia paid tribute to her son as a "very bright light which shone for a short time." "He was an inspirational person. He was amazing. He was bright, he was funny, he was musical, and he was very brave and handsome." Her free-lance photographer son, Dan Eldon, was one of two news photographers killed in an attack Monday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Eldon, who held dual British-U.S.
September 18, 2013 | By Glenn D. Braunstein
This year, 36.6 million people will be admitted to U.S. hospitals. Each patient will stay an average of 4.8 days, and the cost for all those hospitalizations will reach into the billions. Is all that time spent in hospitals good for patients? Hospitals, of course, are vital institutions that save lives. When someone needs intensive, around-the-clock care, there is no substitute. But as physicians and hospital staffs know well, the longer a patient stays in a hospital, the more perilous the hospitalization can become.
February 5, 2004 | Mark Heisler
There's a time for him. It's just not quite yet. Even here, where rivers burn and football teams playing to sellout crowds leave, hope survives. So it seemed not just right but perfect when their new, shining knight, burdened for the first time with his own disappointment, went up at the end of a tie game against the mighty Lakers to redeem himself, his downtrodden team and his much-scorned community and hit nothing but ... Floor?
March 14, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
Whatever happened 37 years ago at the Lutz home in Amityville, Long Island, the extreme spook factor has spawned a cottage industry in books, movies and the online musings of amateur obsessives, both naysayers and believers. Eric Walter's absorbing documentary "My Amityville Horror" stands apart from most Amityville-alia. He explores the hoax-or-horror debate, but his chief concern is the effect of a world-famous haunting on one of the people who experienced it. Daniel Lutz was 10 when he and his mother, stepfather, brother and sister moved into their would-be dream house, the site of a recent mass murder.
The young scholar with the fresh haircut sat quietly as the professor presented her paper: "From the Cid to the Conquistador to the Jedi Knight." Warriors, she was saying, perform essentially the same adventurous role regardless of time or place--or even space. And the Cid's storied exploits in 11th century Spain were not unlike those of the heroic Jedi knights in the "Star Wars" films. The professor finished. And the scholar lost it.
Is the re-energized U.S. quest for peace in the Middle East, launched barely a month ago by the Bush administration, already facing derailment by the double whammy of a new suicide bombing and diplomatic deadlock? Not necessarily, say both U.S. officials and Middle East experts, even as they caution that another Israeli military operation could complicate an already fragile and messy process. But concern is growing among both Arabs and Israelis, as well as U.S.
"Short Time," a comedy thriller about a cop who has a death wish imposed on him, illustrates something funny-peculiar about movies these days. In the great screwball comedy days, one or two contract writers could take a kicky little premise, usually involving swindles or mistaken identity, and fine-tune it into a ticking, paroxysmal comic time bomb, set to explode at regular intervals.
April 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Peter Rogot, who was hired last month as a anchor for ESPN's "SportsCenter" and was to make his debut next week, collapsed at the cable network's studios and died at a Bristol, Conn., hospital a short time later. He was 37.
He followed a more circuitous route than the others, but Curtis Conway will report today, along with 16 of his adopted classmates, for three days of freshman football practice at USC. A prep football All-American and state sprint champion two years ago at Hawthorne High, Conway probably thought at one time that he'd never make it. He needed about a year and five attempts to score the NCAA-mandated minimum on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, finally earning a passing grade last fall.
October 10, 1991 | Compiled by Steve Padilla
"It reminds me of a picture starting to be painted." --James Ditto, 16, of Reseda, as the umbrellas began to pop open. "We Japanese like the cherry blossoms because they last such a short time. The feeling here is very Japanese because this will last just a short time also." --Tsuneo Osawa, correspondent for Tokyo Broadcasting System. "It was unreal. There really is a God . . . This guy has some real heavy insight into the future. I want to shimmy to the top and play like a chimpanzee."
February 26, 2013
A year and a month is hardly enough time on which to base an adequate assessment of a City Council member, but in the case of Joe Buscaino, it will have to do. Buscaino was elected in January 2012 to finish out what was left of the term of Janice Hahn, who left when voters elected her to fill a vacancy in Congress. In his 13 months in office, Buscaino has done well enough, learning his way around not just City Hall but also the rest of the 15th District outside his native San Pedro: Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Watts and a piece of South Los Angeles.
December 9, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Melissa Marr's alarm pierces the silence in her room at the homeless shelter. 5:40 a.m. In the darkness, she leans over and kisses her 3-year-old daughter, rolls out of the bed and wakes her 8-year-old son, still snuggled up in the mismatched floral sheets next to his sister. Marr slips on socks and sneakers, pulling the yellow laces tight with double knots - a must for the road. "I love you, Mommy," Jakob calls out as his mother opens the door to their room. "Love you too," she says.
December 4, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Sweat dripped off Lamar Odom's bald head after he finished an extra workout following the Clippers' practice Tuesday. Odom stood in a doorway leading into the players' lounge and for a few seconds pondered how he felt about facing the Mavericks on Wednesday night at Staples Center for the first time since Dallas sent him home last April before the regular season was over. "It's just another game," Odom finally said. But it wasn't just another season for Odom in Dallas. He was traded by the Lakers to the Mavericks last December, a trade that left Odom disillusioned with the Lakers, a team he had won two NBA championships with and the NBA's sixth man of the year award in 2011.
July 29, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"The Producers" returned to Los Angeles for three performances this past weekend at the Hollywood Bowl. And during the curtain call at Friday's opening, Mel Brooks, who wrote the giddy score and co-wrote the zany book with Thomas Meehan, came onstage to express his gratitude to the audience and to compliment the cast for pulling it together in a short period of time. "They're almost good," he kidded, which pretty much sums up my appraisal of the production, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, whose two Tony wins added to the show's record-breaking haul of 12. The rushed logistics of producing a big musical at the Bowl didn't allow Stroman to live up to her perfectionist reputation.
November 29, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Do you feel fine after just a few hours of sleep each night? There's a gene for that. German scientists have found a gene variant that may be responsible for some people's short sleeping habits. Their study , published recently in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, centers on a very small percentage of the population thought to be short or light sleepers, people who require only about four to five hours of sleep a night, wake up with energy and don't require naps or caffeine to get through the day. Data was examined on 4,251 people of European ancestry who were part of seven genome-wide association studies.
January 24, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
In Uganda, an impoverished East African nation where roughly half of the population lives on $1.25 a day, some children run 10 to 12 miles, from one village to another, to deliver mail or a message. Daniel Okabe never worked as a postal carrier or message boy. The longest he ever ran in his native country was about three miles, for his high school cross-country team in Mbale. Had he been called on for such duty, Okabe might have discovered before he was 24 that he is a natural distance runner, one with enough ability to finish 10th in the Orange County Marathon last May and run in the prestigious Boston Marathon this April.
June 25, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A university board that will decide basketball player Khalid Reeves' future at Arizona met for only a short time in Tucson before recessing because an attorney was ill. Reeves had been suspended for a year after being accused of rape by a female student, but was granted a hearing on appeal.
October 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A 13-year-old football player in Merrillville, Ind., collapsed during practice and died a short time later, officials said. John Krysa was stricken as Harrison Middle School practiced for the last game of the season. A cause of death has not been determined.
December 1, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Winter airfare sales are such a distraction at this time of year. Aren't we all supposed to be holiday shopping? Nevermind. Check out what could be good savings on fares for winter or spring break. Would you believe $19 to Las Vegas? JetBlue Airways: Las Vegas is the sweet spot for this airfare sale. The airline's website said Tuesday that JetBlue will fly five flights daily between Long Beach and Las Vegas and, for a limited time, will charge just $19 plus tax each way. Last week, no-frills newcomer Allegiant Air promoted a $40.68 round-trip fare on the same route to celebrate its new service, which starts Dec. 15. It will be interesting to see how this Vegas airfare war plays out – hopefully with more low fares for fliers.
October 31, 2010 | By Kenneth R. Harney
You may have missed it, but the Federal Reserve proposed far-reaching new rules Oct. 18 that could affect home real estate appraisals ? and millions of owners' equity holdings ? nationwide. The rules, which are scheduled to take interim effect in December and then be finalized next spring, prohibit outside interference in appraisers' valuations and require lenders to report evidence of appraiser misconduct to regulatory authorities. They replace the controversial Home Valuation Code of Conduct imposed on the mortgage and real estate industries last year by giant investors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But here's a key practical question: Under the Fed's new proposals, are you as a buyer, seller or refinance applicant certain to be protected against inaccurate valuations produced by appraisers working for low fees who are unfamiliar with your local market?
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