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September 7, 2008 | Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
Back in the days of Red scares, blacklists, suspicion and smear, Kim Soo-im was singled out as a one-woman axis of evil, a villainess without peer. "The Korean Seductress Who Betrayed America," as the U.S. magazine Coronet labeled her, was a Seoul socialite said to have charmed secret information out of one lover, an American colonel, and passed it to another, a top communist in North Korea. In June 1950, as North Korean invaders closed in on this panicked city, Kim was labeled a "very malicious international spy" by the South Korean military and hastily executed.
February 28, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon , the former major league outfielder, was the manager. The Juice won an AAU national championship, Burnett said. "We probably won 85 games in a row," he said. "That was probably the best team I've ever been a part of. " Burnett and Fielder should have quite a few reunions this summer.
September 17, 2009 | Susan King
South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo's "Night and Day" will have its Los Angeles premiere Saturday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Shot on location in Paris, the comedy revolves around a married Korean painter living in exile in the City of Light. Hong will participate in a Q&A after the screening. Other Hong films will be screening at LACMA this weekend: "Turning Gate" and "Tale of Cinema" are scheduled for Friday, and "The Power of Kangwon Province" screens Saturday before "Night and Day."
January 15, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A woman acquitted of murder last year in connection with the high-profile slaying of an aspiring model filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Santa Monica police of intimidating witnesses and damaging her reputation. Kelly Soo Park, 48, alleges three witnesses who planned to testify on her behalf were scared off or tainted by Santa Monica Police Det. Karen Thompson. "We just want to present to the world and to the court that what's being portrayed in the media now is an incomplete story," Park's attorney, Ron Kaye, said of the lawsuit.
June 2, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Rio Grande Industries said today that it is trying to buy 500 miles of railroad between Kansas City and Chicago from Soo Line Corp. of Minneapolis. The track would give Rio Grande, parent of the Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western railroads, its first direct link to Chicago from the West Coast. The railroad now must transfer goods to other lines, including Soo, in Kansas City. Rio Grande said it is optimistic that it will be able to reach an agreement with Soo for the Kansas City-Chicago line, which passes through Missouri, Iowa and northern Illinois.
August 30, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rail Employees Ordered Back to Work: The White House ordered striking Soo Line Corp. railroad workers to return to their jobs, temporarily easing an unusual fratricidal battle between two rail labor unions that threatened to spread into a national strike. The impact of the seven-week walkout against Minneapolis-based Soo, which operates 5,033 miles of railroad radiating from Chicago to nine Midwestern states, had been limited to the upper Midwest. But the situation began unraveling Aug.
July 19, 1997
With regard to Tuesday's Morning Briefing, I agree with Mark Heisler (and thus perhaps disagree with Mike Piazza) that diversity of national origin is very good for baseball. However, the concept of internationalism cannot be said to extend to Puerto Rico, as Mr. Heisler implies. After all, Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory during the Spanish-American War and its residents have been U.S. citizens since 1917. MARK J. MORROW Valencia Randy Harvey commented on how Bill Veeck was attracted to characters [June 4]
June 3, 1989 | From United Press International
Rio Grande Industries confirmed Friday that it is trying to buy 500 miles of railroad between Kansas City and Chicago from Soo Line Corp of Minneapolis. The track would give Rio Grande, parent of the Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western railroads, its first direct link to Chicago from the West Coast. Currently, the railroad must hand off goods to other lines, including Soo, in Kansas City. Rio Grande said it is optimistic it will be able to reach an agreement with Soo for the Kansas City-Chicago line, which passes through Missouri, Iowa and northern Illinois.
June 17, 1994
The Medical Board of California licenses physicians and other medical professionals. It also investigates complaints about medical treatment and issues disciplinary actions. The most serious penalties include license revocation, suspension and probation. These are the Los Angeles County medical professionals subject to serious disciplinary actions between Nov. 1, 1993, and Jan. 31, 1994, according to medical board documents. Final actions are published only after all appeals are exhausted.
September 22, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Chairs, water bottles and fists, ungloved ones, flew in Ring B at the Olympic boxing arena Thursday morning when outraged South Koreans attacked a referee. The mini-riot broke out seconds after Bulgaria's Alexander Hristov had been awarded a 4-1 decision over South Korea's Byun Jong-il. A South Korean coach and a team manager entered the ring first, the team manager grabbing the referee, Keith Walker of New Zealand, by the arm and shouting in his face.
July 27, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
What was just another Saturday night game for the Dodgers was something of far greater significance for Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Dodgers left-hander rarely has had as many eyes on him as he did in this game against the Cincinnati Reds, which marked his first time pitching to fellow South Korean Shin-Soo Choo. "I was definitely more nervous," Ryu said through a translator. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 4, Reds 1 Dodger Stadium, filled to capacity, temporarily became the unofficial capital of Ryu's homeland.
June 4, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Kelly Soo Park's DNA was all over the crime scene where an aspiring model lay strangled. It was on the victim's clothing and the inside of the locked front door of her Santa Monica apartment. It was on the victim's cellphone, which had been used to make a 911 call that did not go through, and the knob of a stove that was left on, filling the home with gas. It was even on the victim's neck. The evidence was overwhelming, a prosecutor told a jury last month, arguing that Park killed Juliana Redding as part of a business dispute.
May 22, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Kelly Soo Park balked when homicide detectives handed her a warrant to collect her fingerprints. The businesswoman repeatedly asked whether the officers were playing a joke and demanded to speak to a lawyer, according to a police recording of the encounter. She refused to cooperate even as a detective snapped handcuffs on her and ushered her into a police car. In a downtown courtroom Wednesday, a prosecutor cited Park's reaction as evidence that she knew detectives had correctly identified the killer of a 21-year-old aspiring model and actress found beaten and strangled in a Santa Monica apartment.
May 15, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
He is not in court. He is not even charged with a crime. But looming over the murder trial of a woman accused of strangling an aspiring model and actress in her Santa Monica apartment five years ago is a doctor who once dated the victim. A prosecutor told a downtown jury Wednesday that Juliana Redding was killed five days after her father broke off business negotiations with her ex-boyfriend Dr. Munir Uwaydah. Deputy Dist. Atty. Stacy Okun-Wiese said that Redding, 21, was killed by one of the doctor's associates, Kelly Soo Park, whose DNA was discovered on the victim's neck, tank top and areas of her apartment.
March 13, 2013 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
His offices in Seoul are nearly 7,000 miles from New York - a 14-hour flight made several times a year - but that hasn't deterred Chun-soo Shin from his bid to become a major Broadway player. One of Korea's top theater producers, Shin has already made money off the growing popularity of American-style musicals in his native country. His hits include "Dreamgirls" and "Jekyll & Hyde," the latter of which has become one of the most popular musicals ever produced in Korea. The 45-year-old Shin is now looking to take his success to a global level.
November 15, 2012 | By Holly Myers
Soo Kim proceeds with her longstanding excavation of the photographic image in Midday Moon , her second solo exhibition with Angles Gallery. Her subject in this case is the urban environment. Each piece begins with a photograph, taken by Kim, of a dense, jumbled front of architectural planes - walls, windows, and signs - which she selectively extracts with an x-acto blade to produce a physically fragile, geographically indeterminate skeleton that is then layered over other similarly extracted images.
February 20, 1985
Chicago Milwaukee Corp. announced that it would appeal U.S. District Judge Thomas McMillen's final approval of the sale of Milwaukee Road's freight operations to Soo Line Railroad Co. McMillen gave Soo Line's $571-million offer preliminary approval on Feb. 8 even though it was $210 million less than one made by Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. McMillen said he approved the Soo Line offer because it would be more in the public interest.
February 9, 1985
A judge in Chicago approved the sale of the 3,100-mile bankrupt railroad to Soo Line, whose $570-million bid was the lower of two offers. U.S. District Judge Thomas McMillen said he based his opinion on what is best for the public interest, indicating that a sale to Chicago & North Western Transportation Co.--which bid $210 million more--would have reduced competition on many routes. Dan Murray, attorney for Chicago Milwaukee Corp., Milwaukee Road's parent company, said he planned to appeal.
September 22, 2012 | By Jung-yoon Choi, Los Angeles Times
SEOUL - With less than 90 days left before this year's South Korean presidential election, computer software mogul Ahn Cheol-soo has announced his presidential bid as an independent, turning the campaign into a three-way race. A former physician, founder of a software company and a professor at Seoul National University, the 50-year-old Ahn last week suddenly became a dark-horse candidate popular among voters in their 20s and 30s. Even before his announcement, polls showed Ahn closing in on Park Geun-hye, 60, a five-term legislator with the ruling New Frontier Party who is seen as the strongest candidate to succeed President Lee Myung-bak.
July 28, 2012
Despite homering on the first pitch he saw in the big leagues, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte could be on the move. He's being discussed in deals for Hunter Pence and Shin-Soo Choo . … The Washington Nationals expect Jayson Werth back next weekend, possibly as early as Tuesday when the Philadelphia Phillies visit. He could be a big part of the story line in September and October. … The Chicago Cubs' Bryan LaHair is a possibility for the Baltimore Orioles as they search for ways to improve at the infield corners.
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