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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Baseball legend Stan Musial had a request before he passed away recently: He wanted Bob Costas to speak at his funeral. Costas honored that request at Musial's funeral on Saturday, giving an emotional farewell to the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time. "What was the hook with Stan Musial other than the distinctive stance and the role of one of baseball's best hitters?" Costas said. "It seems that all Stan had going for him was more than two decades of sustained excellence as a ballplayer and more than nine decades as a thoroughly decent human being.
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January 12, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The 10-month gap between Sheriff Lee Baca's departure at the end of this month and the swearing-in of his elected successor in December should be a time of decisive action, not a ponderous waiting period or quiet intermission. Problems in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are deep and require immediate attention. Baca's unexpected but welcome resignation creates an unusual opportunity, before the arrival of an elected sheriff, to lock in badly needed reforms. Even as candidates campaign for the job and deputies wonder who their next leader will be, there is an existing diagnosis of the department's problems and an agenda for fixing them.
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NATIONAL
October 17, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
The manhunt continued in Colorado on Wednesday for the person who kidnapped and killed 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, who was mourned this week by more than 2,000 people. The young cheerleader was abducted on her way to meet friends for their daily walk to school two weeks ago. Her body was discovered in a secluded area just miles from her home in the Denver suburb of Westminster. At a public memorial service, family, friends and others remembered the girl's love of animals - she had two fish, two frogs and a dog - and her glowing personality, the Associated Press reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
After a 911 call, a disastrous haircut, an alcoholic relapse, two Q-Tip-related emergencies and countless stalker-y emails and text messages, Adam and Hannah, the oddball couple at the center of “Girls,” are finally back together.   Yay, I guess? On Sunday night a season of “Girls” that had increasingly begun to feel like a premium-cable version of   “My Strange Addiction” suddenly -- and not altogether convincingly -- morphed into a romantic comedy, complete with a sentimental and semi-absurd reunion that found Adam, bare-chested as usual, racing down the street to rescue his house-bound and unhinged ex. (In a sure sign of their compatability, Hannah eschews pants nearly as emphatically as Adam rejects shirts; together they make a whole outfit.)
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
Ask any single person in Los Angeles how difficult it is to meet people and be prepared for a lengthy, Angst -driven discourse on the subject. So it's no surprise that innumerable singles groups have popped up, trying to fill every conceivable niche. There's the telephone "bulletin board" for singles in 12-step programs (Alcoholics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and the like), where men and women are invited to call a 900 number and leave a personal ad.
NEWS
June 24, 1988 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
John Horne, an agent for New York Life, probably didn't know it, but he and about 4,000 single people were at the Anaheim Convention Center for the same reason. "We're here to get leads," Horne said. "We're looking to get names of people who are interested in us." Unlike most of the others, however, Horne was looking for business leads.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
After a 911 call, a disastrous haircut, an alcoholic relapse, two Q-Tip-related emergencies and countless stalker-y emails and text messages, Adam and Hannah, the oddball couple at the center of “Girls,” are finally back together.   Yay, I guess? On Sunday night a season of “Girls” that had increasingly begun to feel like a premium-cable version of   “My Strange Addiction” suddenly -- and not altogether convincingly -- morphed into a romantic comedy, complete with a sentimental and semi-absurd reunion that found Adam, bare-chested as usual, racing down the street to rescue his house-bound and unhinged ex. (In a sure sign of their compatability, Hannah eschews pants nearly as emphatically as Adam rejects shirts; together they make a whole outfit.)
NEWS
September 2, 2001 | SANDY BANKS
They missed us at the Fourth of July party this year. We skipped the drive to Pasadena and had a few couples over for barbecue instead. And we won't be heading out tomorrow to the Labor Day picnic we've attended for years. My family is celebrating at home more these days, with a new cast of characters that reflects a change in social status so subtle, I'm not quite sure what to make of it, or how to measure its losses and gains.
NEWS
September 22, 1989 | EVAN CUMMINGS, Evan Cummings is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
For years, self-help books have been telling single people how to meet a mate, be a better mate, find a better mate or how to be successful at being single. Books are fine, but we decided to go to the true experts--singles themselves. We asked them to share their methods of adding fun and excitement--and companionship--to their lives. Donna, 40, of Santa Ana, suggests throwing a party. "Invite both single and married friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
It's the last hurdle before next week's finale, as two more celebrities and their partners were eliminated in this ninth week of “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” competition.   The first couple eliminated, despite landing in third place in the judges' points and being selected for the encore performance, was Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff. Apolo smiled wanly as he and Karina stood on the stage right before Tom Bergeron announced the results, as if he knew it was his time.
SPORTS
January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Baseball legend Stan Musial had a request before he passed away recently: He wanted Bob Costas to speak at his funeral. Costas honored that request at Musial's funeral on Saturday, giving an emotional farewell to the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time. "What was the hook with Stan Musial other than the distinctive stance and the role of one of baseball's best hitters?" Costas said. "It seems that all Stan had going for him was more than two decades of sustained excellence as a ballplayer and more than nine decades as a thoroughly decent human being.
NEWS
January 21, 2013
Here is a transcript of President Obama's second inaugural address, as provided by the White House in advance of his speech: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:  Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.  We affirm the promise of our democracy.  We recall that what binds this nation together...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
It's the last hurdle before next week's finale, as two more celebrities and their partners were eliminated in this ninth week of “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” competition.   The first couple eliminated, despite landing in third place in the judges' points and being selected for the encore performance, was Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff. Apolo smiled wanly as he and Karina stood on the stage right before Tom Bergeron announced the results, as if he knew it was his time.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Testimony in the preliminary hearing for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales wound up Sunday night with a senior Afghan police investigator saying he did not believe Bales could have killed 16 people in two separate villages by himself. Maj. Khudai Dad, chief of criminal techniques for the Afghan police in the province of Kandahar, said he walked the area between three housing compounds hit by a gunman on the night of March 11 and doubted that any single person could have killed so many people in such a wide area in the space of three hours.
NATIONAL
October 17, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
The manhunt continued in Colorado on Wednesday for the person who kidnapped and killed 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, who was mourned this week by more than 2,000 people. The young cheerleader was abducted on her way to meet friends for their daily walk to school two weeks ago. Her body was discovered in a secluded area just miles from her home in the Denver suburb of Westminster. At a public memorial service, family, friends and others remembered the girl's love of animals - she had two fish, two frogs and a dog - and her glowing personality, the Associated Press reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2012 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
"Some time the hating has to stop," reads the last line of "The Railway Man," a moving tale of wartime torture and forgiveness by former British prisoner of war Eric Lomax. Lomax was a British army officer when he was captured by Japanese forces during the fall of Singapore in 1942. The Scotsman endured horrific conditions and savage beatings as he and thousands of others were forced to build the infamous Burma-to-Siam railroad, which formed the basis of the 1957 film "The Bridge on the River Kwai.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Testimony in the preliminary hearing for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales wound up Sunday night with a senior Afghan police investigator saying he did not believe Bales could have killed 16 people in two separate villages by himself. Maj. Khudai Dad, chief of criminal techniques for the Afghan police in the province of Kandahar, said he walked the area between three housing compounds hit by a gunman on the night of March 11 and doubted that any single person could have killed so many people in such a wide area in the space of three hours.
OPINION
January 12, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The 10-month gap between Sheriff Lee Baca's departure at the end of this month and the swearing-in of his elected successor in December should be a time of decisive action, not a ponderous waiting period or quiet intermission. Problems in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are deep and require immediate attention. Baca's unexpected but welcome resignation creates an unusual opportunity, before the arrival of an elected sheriff, to lock in badly needed reforms. Even as candidates campaign for the job and deputies wonder who their next leader will be, there is an existing diagnosis of the department's problems and an agenda for fixing them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Tom Fuentes, whose forceful leadership of the Orange County Republican Party confirmed it as an epicenter of GOP fundraising and political clout, has died. He was 63. Fuentes died late Friday at his home in Lake Forest, family spokeswoman Kathy Tavoularis said. He had liver cancer that had spread to his lungs and lymph system. Fuentes, chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County from 1985 to 2004, helped the party maintain its powerhouse status while boosting several candidates to victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Joanna Lin, Times Staff Writers
L.A. fire officials declared Monday that the seven fires in Griffith Park over the last three weeks were deliberately set, and investigators are trying to determine whether they are dealing with a single serial arsonist. Fire officials believe the person or people who set the fire were on foot or in a vehicle, perhaps posing as bicyclists or hikers to blend with the park crowd, said Rosa Tufts, a Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigator. "The one consistent item that we've seen is that all the fires are being set by the roadside," Tufts told The Times.
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