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April 9, 2014 | By Richard Simon and Alana Semuels
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- Students who witnessed Wednesday's stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional High School felt as if they had survived a horror movie. Some attended an evening prayer service for at least 19 students and two adults who were wounded in the morning attack. Alex Hribal, 16, has been charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault and one count of bringing a weapon on school property, said his attorney, Patrick Thomassey. Hribal is being held without bail.
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April 9, 2014 | By Richard Simon and Alana Semuels
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- Students who witnessed Wednesday's stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional High School felt as if they had survived a horror movie. Some attended an evening prayer service for at least 19 students and two adults who were wounded in the morning attack. Alex Hribal, 16, has been charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault and one count of bringing a weapon on school property, said his attorney, Patrick Thomassey. Hribal is being held without bail.
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NATIONAL
July 22, 2012 | By Mike Anton
Lugging shattered hearts and packing churches, they came seeking solace from the madness. Later, they were expected to fill a public square by the thousands for a massive community prayer vigil. As authorities continued to amass evidence in Friday's shooting massacre inside an Aurora movie theater, Coloradans on Sunday reached out for evidence of their faith. At Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora, nearly 1,500 people remembered parishioner A.J. Boik, who was among the 12 people killed during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at a suburban multiplex here.
WORLD
November 17, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
TACLOBAN, Philippines - In the chaos after Typhoon Haiyan, Malou Cabiao had lost all track of time. It was only when she heard church bells ringing that she realized it was Sunday. For the first time since the monster storm swept through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, the 22-year-old nurse washed and dressed for church. As a priest offered prayers for the storm's victims, Cabiao sat at the back of Santo Niño Church, fighting back tears. "Hold on to your faith, be strong, and Tacloban will rise again," the Rev. Isagani Petilos told his flock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1994
I must respond to Albert Cohen's remark ("Father and Son Developers Are Stuck in the Mire of Wetlands Issue," Aug. 1) concerning the land on Reino Road in Newbury Park. He says " . . . It is a few shrubs. Nothing lives on the land. Right now it is nothing more than a dump." He is mistaken. Adults walk the paths of the terrain as it provides a place of quiet, a place where the soul can reflect. Children play there, exploring old creek beds, using their imaginations, enjoying the freedom of the space.
TRAVEL
September 15, 2013 | By Jane Wooldridge
Whether it's the loping blue hills of Appalachia rising from a morning mist or the majesty of Alaska's Mt. McKinley piercing the clouds, mountains bring me peace. The clichés come to life: The steely rock seems solid and safe, the sheer size of each pinnacle a reminder of personal insignificance. But it's the simple beauty of frosted peaks against a luminescent blue sky that is the best soother, a martini and a hand smoothed across the brow rolled into one. The most potent tranquilizer: recollections of a visit to New Zealand's Southern Alps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Army 1st Sgt. Chris Montera, who lost both legs above the knee and suffered third-degree burns over 60% of his body in a mortar attack in Afghanistan, is doing a headstand, guided by yoga instructor Sunny Keays. "It takes a lot of pressure off my back and spine," said Montera, 33, who was on his fourth combat tour when he was hurt. "It helps with the pain. " Marine Sgt. James Bernard, 25, who returned from combat in Helmand province in Afghanistan with a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder, is going through a series of stretching, relaxing and breathing exercises nearby, under the gentle guidance of yoga instructor Barbara Lyon.
NATIONAL
July 3, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter
In a small room above the crowds of Terminal 2, the Rev. Michael G. Zaniolo prepared to deliver his airport version of Mass. In other churches it can take an hour or more. But as an American Airlines pilot strode into the chapel with his luggage, Zaniolo was ready to deliver it a bit quicker -- 30 minutes or less. His homily, a thoughtful sermon with messages of hope, was whittled to 1 minute, 46 seconds. "People have to rock and roll," said Zaniolo, a 50-year-old Catholic priest.
NEWS
October 17, 2000
I would like Patti Davis to know how very much I appreciated her words about not being able to actually speak to her dear father but knowing pretty much what he'd say ("When Kindness Becomes a Dilemma," Sept. 25). My own beloved dad died this past spring, a man to whom my daughters and I turned constantly for advise and counsel. I find constant solace in the fact that I can still talk to my dad--he just can't answer out loud any more. But we do find his answers in our memories of his wise and wonderful ways.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | ALLAN JALON, Allan Jalon, a Los Angeles-area writer, is working on a biographical essay on the German rabbi Joachim Prinz.
Anne Steinberg drove from Laguna Hills to the Fairfax District to see a documentary that captured painful images of her past. "Ach, why do they have to show so much of this stuff?" she muttered, stiffly turning away. She glanced back, then flinched again. The screen showed Nazis in 1938, on the eve of the Holocaust, smashing Jewish shops, gutting synagogues, dragging people from their homes.
TRAVEL
September 15, 2013 | By Jane Wooldridge
Whether it's the loping blue hills of Appalachia rising from a morning mist or the majesty of Alaska's Mt. McKinley piercing the clouds, mountains bring me peace. The clichés come to life: The steely rock seems solid and safe, the sheer size of each pinnacle a reminder of personal insignificance. But it's the simple beauty of frosted peaks against a luminescent blue sky that is the best soother, a martini and a hand smoothed across the brow rolled into one. The most potent tranquilizer: recollections of a visit to New Zealand's Southern Alps.
NATIONAL
July 17, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
MOORE, Okla. - The tree at Plaza Towers Elementary School has leaves again. They jut out in all the wrong places, sprouting from spindly shoots on the disfigured skeleton of what was once a magnificent thornless honeylocust tree. But the leaves are there, green and alive - and for the teachers at this school, that's enough. It's been two months since a massive tornado leveled the Plaza Towers campus, killing seven third-graders as students and teachers sought shelter in hallways and restrooms.
SPORTS
July 8, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
PHOENIX - The firefighter was a Dodgers fan. His wife's family are Dodgers fans. His nephew is named after Vin Scully. Perhaps it only made sense that Andrew Ashcraft's survivors would seek a moment of peace at a Dodgers game. Barely a week ago, Ashcraft was one of the 19 elite wildlife firefighters from Prescott, Ariz., who perished in the Yarnell Hill blaze. On Monday, several dozen of his family members climbed into a bus supplied by the Arizona Diamondbacks and rode it 125 miles south to Chase Field to watch the Diamondbacks play the Dodgers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Army 1st Sgt. Chris Montera, who lost both legs above the knee and suffered third-degree burns over 60% of his body in a mortar attack in Afghanistan, is doing a headstand, guided by yoga instructor Sunny Keays. "It takes a lot of pressure off my back and spine," said Montera, 33, who was on his fourth combat tour when he was hurt. "It helps with the pain. " Marine Sgt. James Bernard, 25, who returned from combat in Helmand province in Afghanistan with a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder, is going through a series of stretching, relaxing and breathing exercises nearby, under the gentle guidance of yoga instructor Barbara Lyon.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013
A steady hum permeates the self-titled debut album from Django Django, an East London four-piece. That record finds comfort in the warm synth lines of "Wavetones," and "Skies Over Cairo" offers solace with steady human rhythms, analog electronic warbles and a vaguely Egyptian melody. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat., $22.50. goldenvoice.com .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
It's a long way from Christy Walton's ocean-view manse near La Jolla to the arid plains of 1940s New Mexico. But over the decades, the billionaire heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune has found solace and inspiration in Rudolfo Anaya's coming-of-age novel, "Bless Me, Ultima," set in that unforgiving landscape, and in the mystical story of a Mexican American boy named Tony who lives there. Finally, a realization hit her. "One of the things I wanted to do before I died was to see this book made into a movie," Walton said one recent morning, gazing from her cliffside home toward the Pacific.
NEWS
October 23, 1988 | WILLIAM H. INMAN, United Press International
A sunburned GI takes down a pint from the shelf, unscrews the cap and sips the whiskey delicately. "We're like the dogs who guard over hell," he says, wiping the shot glass on his sleeve before pouring. "We (foul up) on our watch and those devils are everywhere." Those devils inhabit gray barracks like those at Camp Bonifas and they probably have a drinking hole like this, the Monastery, only farther to the north. "They" are the other side, the North Koreans.
MAGAZINE
October 25, 1992
The one solace I have after reading Blakely's article is that I don't subscribe to your paper. JILL J. LEE Redondo Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
Brandon Ty Garner died on the day he was born: July 1, 2011. He came into the world at 24 weeks, 5 days. His lungs hadn't developed. He lived for six hours. Very few people ever saw him. Nearly a year and a half later, his parents remain swaddled in grief. They visit his grave twice a week, even though it's an hour's drive from their Menifee home, and decorate it for each holiday he cannot share with them. Full coverage: City Beat Recently they put up a small Christmas tree, full of colorful lights and ornaments.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
For seven years, he was the most famous driver you never saw. And with the next James Bond film 'Skyfall' opening this week, you still won't see him in action. But he's there. Known alternately as the Stig from BBC's "Top Gear," a stunt driver in such films as "The Dark Knight Rises" and "National Treasure 2," and a professional race car driver in Europe and Australia, Ben Collins has made a career of driving fast on camera while his face is completely obscured by a helmet. That trend continues in "Skyfall.
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