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December 11, 1988
This has reference to the article in the Los Angeles Times of Nov. 24 with the heading "Penwriters Are Leaving Their Mark on Capitol Hill" (by Don Phillips, Washington Post) concerning the last of the pen shorthand writers. I want to tell you that shorthand is still alive and well and at work in Beverly Hills. I am a public stenographer and my office is at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where I run the Executive Business Center. I use shorthand in my work daily, and, as a matter of fact, attended the same school (the old Gregg School of Shorthand in Chicago)
April 5, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Of all the indignities, this was the lowest of the low: Clippers 142, Lakers 94. It wasn't only the Lakers' worst loss ever to the Clippers. It was their worst ever to anybody. The Clippers appeared to play five-on-three that night, outscoring the Lakers in a particularly wild second quarter, 44-13, with a blaze of alley-oop dunks, three-pointers and satisfied screams exactly a month ago. "They smelled blood in the water and they killed us," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said at the time.
August 24, 1997
I would like to clarify my comment "garbage in, garbage out" regarding the Hollywood Bowl sound system ("The Secret Is in the Shrubbery," by Mark Swed, Aug. 10). The term is audio slang for "what goes in, comes out." Any audio system's output is only as good as the input source. This applies to your home stereo, the local movie theater or a large venue like the Bowl. Examples range from the extreme--for instance, a damaged microphone cable emitting an intermittent loud crackle--to the subtle, such as a too-bright timbre when a microphone is incompatible with a particular musician's instrument.
April 3, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy C. Stein plans to step down next month, creating another vacancy on the central bank's already short-handed board. Stein, 53, a Harvard economist and former Obama administration advisor, has served on the Fed board since May 2012. His resignation will be effective May 28, and he plans to return to teaching at the university, the Fed said Thursday. Stein was filling the rest of a term that doesn't expire until 2018. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years In his resignation letter to President Obama, Stein said serving on the Fed board was a "great privilege.
November 24, 1988 | DON PHILLIPS, The Washington Post
For Christopher Heil, the first year of shorthand school was the fields of wartime France, where he used his bayonet to scratch characters in the snow in his foxhole. "All of my buddies, they'd come say: 'Hey look at Heil. Crazy. Shell-shocked, you know.' I'd say: 'Hey look guys, really, let me show you what I'm doing. You know this little line here, this is a D. And this little circle. . . .' Oh, they thought I was gone."
May 12, 2011
Adolescence is a time of brutally dashed hopes in Peter Mullan's "NEDS," whose title is shorthand for "non-educated delinquents" -- not a term of endearment. The fundamentals of this tough coming-of-age drama are familiar: financial struggle and emotional abuse on the home front, corporal punishment at school, raging testosterone finding expression in violence. But the telling is fresh; set in the mean streets of 1970s Glasgow, the film is a deft fusion of period detail, kitchen-sink grit and heightened cinematic reality.
October 25, 2012 | By Michael Kinsley
My favorite moment of the 2012 presidential debates came at the beginning of the final confrontation Monday night. The moderator, Bob Schieffer, invited both candidates to "give your thoughts" on the Middle East. Republican nominee Mitt Romney went first and began with a typical stumbling attempt to be charming, almost successful in its very failure: Something about an earlier "humorous event" (it was the annual Al Smith dinner for the archdiocese of New York, at which politicians tell jokes)
The prospect of sitting through a new stage version of "Around the World in 80 Days," Jules Verne's 19th century adventure yarn, which gave rise to numerous dramatizations (including the 1956 film that won a passel of Oscars, including best picture), didn't strike me as the most cutting-edge way of spending a Saturday night. In this age of globalization, when direct contact with the antipodes is just a mouse click away, I felt rather quaint making the trip down to Laguna Playhouse for the opening and couldn't help wondering where I was supposed to park my horse and buggy.
July 2, 1988
As a great and renowned newspaper, The Times quite literally can influence the English language. Because of this extraordinary power, I object to the following synopsis of the film "Goodbye, Columbus," published recently in Calendar's TV listings: "A rich, spoiled Jewish-American princess and a college dropout have an affair." The phrase "Jewish-American princess" is a derisive and insulting one. For The Times to use this phrase as a handy shorthand way to describe a character in a movie not only promotes a false and cruel stereotype but gives this phrase a legitimacy that it should not have.
November 4, 1986 | SAM McMANIS
The Lakers, coming off Saturday's season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets, will not be at full strength tonight at 7:30 when they play the Seattle SuperSonics. Reserve center Petur Gudmundsson, bothered since early in training camp with back spasms, checked into a Los Angeles hospital Monday for what the Lakers termed observation and treatment.
April 2, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The short-handed Lakers fought to the end, but ultimately fell to the Sacramento Kings, 107-102, for their 50th loss of the season. A Wesley Johnson tip-in with a minute left cut the Lakers' double-digit deficit to three points, 105-102. The Lakers got a vital stop, but Kent Bazemore missed an driving layup that stalled the Lakers' comeback. Now with a record of 25-50, the Laker's loss was an important one in the NBA draft lottery standings, as the seventh-worst Kings improved to 27-48, two wins ahead of the Lakers, who have seven left to play.
March 20, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers are starting to become whole again. The team has been short-handed for weeks in the backcourt, but guards Jamal Crawford, Darren Collison and even J.J. Redick practiced with the Clippers on Thursday. After practice, the Clippers said Collison and Crawford will both play Saturday when they face the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center, but Redick is still not close to returning. Collison missed the last two games with a stomach virus. Crawford, who has been out for five consecutive games and eight of the last nine with a strained left calf, will practice again Friday, giving him another day to get ready.
January 9, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Times are so tough for the Lakers, their healthy players so few and far between, that a former wide receiver has played point guard at some of their practices. J.J. Outlaw has scrimmaged in spurts with the team over the last week or so. He's part of the Lakers' player-personnel staff and played for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2007 preseason. Of course, he injured his thumb while scrimmaging. Apparently jammed it while going for a loose ball. So really, nobody is safe playing point guard for the Lakers.
December 19, 2013 | By Ben Bolch and Eric Pincus
The rash of injuries to Lakers point guards that has afflicted starters, backups and fill-ins alike struck Kobe Bryant on Thursday, the All-Star learning he will miss about six weeks with a broken bone in his left knee. Bryant initially shrugged off the injury he suffered Tuesday in the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies as a hyperextended knee, but an MRI exam showed he had broken the lateral tibial plateau. He stayed in the game after conversing with trainer Gary Vitti.
December 10, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Newspapers, including this one, are among the last places in America that has close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted]. I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I'd best not for fear of arousing the ire of the editing Comstocks. About twice a year, I quote a profanity from a public figure, using just the first letter of the word and then some bowdlerizing asterisks for the rest. No dice, my editor tells me. This is a family newspaper. There was a time when such standards were the norm at major media institutions in America.
October 12, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
SUNRISE, Fla. - Kings left wing Dwight King had his own definition of what was politely called a rough start on the season-opening trip to Minnesota and Winnipeg. "I had two below-mediocre games on the road," King said. "And had a talk with the assistant coaches and just kind of got back to what helped me be successful in camp. "That's just a little bit of confidence, a little bit of getting back to basics and it helped. " King was talking after he scored a short-handed goal, on a breakaway late in the third period, in the Kings' 2-1 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at Raleigh, N.C. He had three shots on goal, and his goal was a textbook example of his strength and skill.
Only rarely does a judge in a criminal case overturn the verdict reached by jurors in her own courtroom. Still rarer is the judge who admits to committing an error so serious it taints a verdict. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor did both Friday night in an extraordinary ruling that overturned the convictions of three Rampart Division police officers, impressing legal scholars with both her tightly reasoned legal arguments and her unusual candor.
February 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
Three-fifths of the Chicago Bulls' lineup looked good on Monday. Too good, in fact. Starters Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright and John Paxson -- all out with injuries--donned their best business suits and sat on the bench while Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen took care of business on the court as Chicago beat Sacramento, 119-101. "The team had so many suits on our bench with the guys injured, it looked like we had more suits than uniforms," coach Phil Jackson said.
September 21, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
On a sunny September day, Christina Ayres lay on the sand near the Huntington Beach Pier, tanning in a pink bikini, and ticked off the things that identify a 909er. Bad clothing - " 'Jersey Shore' style," the 29-year-old explained. And meth addicts. "That's what you hear on the news. " Over on Main Street, Ryan Kaupang, 21, had a more specific description: "White kids that dress like bros," he said, "bros" meaning people who wear cut-off jerseys and motocross gear and "try to act like tough guys.
May 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
GALAXY AT VANCOUVER When: 4 p.m. Where: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 1150, 1220. Records: Galaxy 4-2-2, Whitecaps 2-4-3. Record vs. Whitecaps (2012): 2-0-1. Update: This is the first game of a three-game trip for the Galaxy as the club tries to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Houston. But it's unclear whether the Galaxy's full roster will be available. Forward Robbie Keane (left ankle injury)
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