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November 21, 1991 | PETER KUMP
Soup--as comforting as a warm hearth on a wintry night--is the perfect beginning for holiday dinners at home. This delicious soup can be made with any mushroom, but use shiitakes if you can get them. Another bonus is that this dish is only about 100 calories per serving if you use low-fat milk and omit the cream. The whole thing can be made in about 40 minutes.
March 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Johnny Manziel knows how to put on a show. He wore a helmet and shoulder pads for his pro day Thursday at Texas A&M, something not usually done. The former Aggies quarterback enacted a pistol shoot to celebrate a long completion. He had his personal training coach chase him around with a broom to imitate the long arms of a defender. But most of all, Johnny Football showed off his quarterbacking skills. "My main thing was, I am not scared of anything. I don't play that way on the field," Manziel told NFL Network after the workout.
March 14, 2008
Re "Pachyderm plan is in bubble trouble," March 12 As someone who has been an educator for 15 years and has a good understanding of worthwhile science education, I cannot believe that the Discovery Science Center would risk its reputation by promoting a "sideshow" at a facility that should be promoting science. Clearly those who have made this decision need to step back and take another look. Elephants are wondrous beings that are intelligent, complex animals. The idea of "using" this endangered animal to try to break a world bubble record is not only demeaning to the animal but sends the wrong message to children.
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Bitcoin fanciers should count themselves lucky that the entire world press has become obsessed with the cabaret over whether a 64-year-old Temple City software engineer is the Satoshi Nakamoto, the fabled mysterious/pseudonymous inventor/inventors of bitcoins.  That's because the pursuit of the corporeal Mr. Nakamoto has distracted everyone's attention from the real problems with bitcoins, which erupted last month with the collapse of...
December 21, 1996 | Associated Press
Bill Parcells doesn't want any part of the sideshows on tap for today's regular-season finale between his New England Patriots and the New York Giants. It is Parcells' first game against the Giants since resigning as coach after the Super Bowl victory against Buffalo in January 1991.
March 25, 1992 | SYBIL BAKER
Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, who won some and lost some for the North in the Civil War, was bald and bold of brow. Head like a cannonball, with the goldarndest set of whiskers you ever saw. Nothing on the chin, mind you. But imagine two great snarly bird's nests, bisect them down the middle, put 'em side by side, plant the inner edges under the nose and the outer edges under the ears, and you have Burnside's sideburns. That's how they got the name.
October 30, 1987 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Times Staff Writer
Even though the popular TV comedy "Night Court" tends to cast its characters against type, there's still been no way to spot the devilishness up Harry Anderson's sleeve, or the subtly smooth persona he's built around his live comedy and magic act. "Harry Anderson's Sideshow," which airs on NBC tonight at 10 (Channels 4, 36 and 39), gives us both a glimpse of the quality that makes Anderson unique, and a lineup of some exceptional circus acts.
Ichiro Suzuki will make his first appearance in an All-Star game tonight and Cal Ripken Jr. will make his last, but the spotlight may shine brightest on the confrontation between Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza.
September 9, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE
The Los Angeles County Fair, that annual marathon mix of thoroughbreds, quarter horses and Appaloosas, opens today at Fairplex Park in Pomona. This is not major-league racing as Southern Californians are accustomed to seeing at Del Mar, Santa Anita and Hollywood Park, but the purses are attractive and there's a thoroughbred stakes every day. With no dark days, the meet ends Sept. 26, three days before the start of the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita.
April 9, 1990 | CRAIG LEE
Alice Cooper was wearing dresses before David Bowie became an androgynous rebel, and he did stupid pet tricks with reptiles before Ozzy Osbourne went batty. Still, Cooper is generally considered a freaky sideshow rather than a rock pioneer. His concert at the Pantages Theatre on Saturday was a forceful reminder that the endearingly tacky ghoul-rocker's anthems like "Eighteen" have influenced everything from punk to metal.
September 20, 2013 | By Jon Healey
For the fourth consecutive year, lawmakers have failed to pass any of the 12 annual spending bills that fund the federal government and so must pass a stopgap measure (called a continuing resolution, or CR) to keep Washington's lights on past Sept. 30. This time the CR has become enmeshed in a partisan battle over the 2010 healthcare law, with Republicans pushing to "defund Obamacare" and Democrats saying they won't do anything of the kind. The drama over Obamacare, however, has obscured what the two parties are really fighting over: total discretionary spending in the coming fiscal year, and how that's divided between defense and non-defense programs.
May 13, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama tried to dismiss a brewing controversy over the White House handling of the terrorist attack on Benghazi as a “sideshow” and accused critics of using an attack that killed four Americans for political gain. “We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus,” Obama said Monday at a brief news conference. “What happened was tragic. It was carried out by extremists inside of Libya. We are out there trying to hunt down the folks who carried this out, and we're trying to make sure that we fix the system so that it doesn't happen again.” Obama's remarks came as the White House tried to contain fallout from the disclosure of internal emails discussing what to tell the public in the days after the attack.
May 13, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A defiant President Obama dismissed as a "sideshow" the controversy over his administration's handling of last year's armed assault in Benghazi, Libya, accusing critics of trying to make political hay from the deaths of four Americans. "We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus," Obama told reporters Monday. Obama's angry remarks were his first since House hearings last week about the September 2012 attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, and his first public reaction to fresh evidence indicating the White House weighed political calculations as it released information in the days that followed.
February 13, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook criticized a rebellious investor for creating a "silly sideshow" by filing a lawsuit a few weeks before the company's annual shareholder conference. "Frankly, I find it bizarre that we find ourselves being sued for doing something that's good for shareholders," Cook said. "It's a silly sideshow, honestly. My preference would be that everyone take the money they are spending on this and donate it to a worthy cause. " Cook made his remarks during an interview at a Goldman Sachs technology conference Tuesday.
September 13, 2012 | Meghan Daum
It's a strange time to be a woman. I say this not because state legislatures enacted no less than 95 restrictions on reproductive rights this year. I say it not because at the same time, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker repealed his state's equal pay law and Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman conjectured that "money is more important for men. " Or because, just last month, an alarming number of male legislators demonstrated serious confusion about the birds and the bees. I'm saying it because Naomi Wolf has written a book about her vagina.
November 16, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Penn State's leadership has been tone-deaf and 10 steps behind during every stupefying step of its ongoing crisis. Four days before Joe Paterno said "I am absolutely devastated by these developments" and "this is a tragedy" and "I wish I had done more," he said, "I understand people are upset and angry, but let's be fair and let the legal process unfold. " Since-fired university president Graham Spanier's first reaction after his athletic director and former vice president were charged with perjury relating to allegations that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children?
There's a bit of the carny and a bit of L.A. performance talent in "Sideshow" at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center. If the mix does not always work, the show has one ace up its sleeve: There's nothing else like it in town. Subtitled "A Variety Show for Outsiders and Miscreants," director Beth Burns' assembly sounds scarier than it really is.
The portrait is as unflattering as they come: Daryl F. Gates as der Fuehrer. Bob Stickman had taken the image of the Los Angeles police chief, painted in a Hitler mustache with the demand "GATES MUST GO" above it, and silk-screened hundreds of T-shirts to sell at $10 apiece.
June 12, 2011 | By Betty Rollin
In 1982, when I helped my mother die, Jack Kevorkian wasn't yet on the scene. Within a few years he was, noisily assisting terminally ill people who wanted to die. My mother was dying of ovarian cancer, but in her view, not fast enough. She was 76, and one afternoon she put it to me: "I'm not afraid to die, but I am afraid of what this illness is doing to me. There's nothing but nausea and pain. There's no point in a slow death. I've got to end this. " I loved my mother and didn't want her to die, but because I loved her, I helped her. That is, my husband and I did research.
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