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NATIONAL
March 20, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
As the founder of the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps made plenty of enemies over the last two decades for protesting at the funerals of gay people and soldiers to spread his church's fire-and-brimstone message. Phelps, 84, died Wednesday night after a stint in hospice care. Many observers wondered whether anyone would protest at his funeral.  Church members said no public funeral was planned and blasted the media's attention to Phelps' death. Here's a roundup of some of Thursday's reactions.
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NATIONAL
April 23, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
The wife of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev released a statement through attorneys expressing her sadness for the victims of last week's explosion and her "absolute shock" upon learning of her husband's and brother-in-law's alleged involvement. Katherine Russell is cooperating with law enforcement, according to the statement by the Providence, R.I., law firm Deluca + Weizenbaum. "The injuries and loss of life -- to people who came to celebrate a race and a holiday -- has caused profound distress and sorrow to Katie and her family," the statement said.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Fred Phelps, Sr. -- the 84-year-old founder of one of the most-hated churches in America and possibly the world -- has been placed in hospice and could be at " the edge of death ," according to an estranged son. The lack of public sorrow over this news has been frequent and unapologetic, for reasons obvious to anyone who has been forced to pay attention to Phelps and the legacy he is expected to leave behind. Since 1991, under Phelps' direction, the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church has picketed the funerals of soldiers and prayed for the death of more , and has held up signs saying "God Hates Fags.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Popular shows like “Big Love” and “Sister Wives” have given us a small glimpse into the life of a woman within a polygamist family - her struggles, her relationship with the other wives and her expectations. In debut novel “Amity and Sorrow” (Little, Brown and Co., $26),  Peggy Riley uses her thorough research on escapees and survivors of polygamist cults to tell the story of a mother, her two daughters and their lives after escaping a life of polygamy. Amaranth, the first of 50 wives to a polygamist cult founder, and her daughters Amity and Sorrow, escape a community full of rape, incest and abuse, driving for four straight days for fear of being caught.
SPORTS
December 31, 1999 | PETE THOMAS
Today is bound to arouse wide sentiment, some looking back and others forward, remembering good times and bad--and hoping for better times ahead. The last day of 1999? It seems only yesterday that the year began, with promise, as all years do, then unfolding, as all years do, with joy and sorrow. The great outdoors is not immune to this grand scheme. And looking back, it's not too difficult to find a few striking examples of how wonderful life is, but how fragile our existence can be.
NATIONAL
May 23, 2002 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON--As the news broke Wednesday on Capitol Hill that police had identified the remains of Chandra Levy, Rep. Gary A. Condit (D-Ceres) took refuge in his job: He stayed on the House floor, cast votes on legislation and holed up in the Democratic cloakroom, out of reach of the media pack that searched for him. His colleagues in the House, meanwhile, expressed sorrow as the news spread through the halls of Congress as fast as e-mail signals could flash between handheld computers.
SPORTS
December 28, 1991
I feel great sorrow for Steve Howe, arrested on cocaine charges. On the other hand, his rap sheet of suspensions, reinstatements and missed opportunities is a matter of public record. Which gives me greater sorrow when I think of Pete Rose. What a shame that the people who are in a position to reinstate Rose are so insecure in their positions that they can't admit a mistake. DON KUMFERMAN Ridgecrest
NEWS
February 16, 1988 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
A television glows in the dimly lit living room of the Huntoon household, and 15-year-old Tran Thi Tuyet Mai watches transfixed as a daytime soap opera plays out a typical story line: agony and ecstasy, hope and sorrow, tears and laughter. Every so often, Barry Huntoon glances at the screen, but he cannot focus on the dialogue. He is too consumed by his family's real-life drama, the one in which he may or may not be Mai's father.
NEWS
January 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia said 3,500 troops die of bullying, malnutrition and disease every year. A spokeswoman said the committee had received statements from 2,244 mothers in the first half of 2001 reporting the deaths of their sons from beatings and hunger. "We are processing the figures for the second half of last year now," Valeria Pantyukhina said. A Defense Ministry spokesman said the military was trying to stamp out the tormenting of new recruits.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Robert Abele
For those considering a deep retreat from oppressive holiday cheer, there's Zach Clark's brittle indie confection "White Reindeer. " Anna Margaret Hollyman stars as Suzanne, a chipper real estate agent and devoted wife to her weatherman husband. Suzanne is in good spirits with her beloved yuletide season in full swing, until her spouse's sudden murder - with nearly a month to go before Christmas - sends her into a grief-stricken limbo. As Suzanne explores unearthed secrets about her husband, she seeks out and befriends a single-mom stripper (Laura Lemar-Goldsborough)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pop & Hiss is premiering “No More Sorrow,” a track from the forthcoming album by South Africa's venerated vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a collection that's especially close to the heart of group founder and leader Joseph Shabalala. The album, “Always With Us,” is scheduled for release Jan. 15 and is dedicated to Shabalala's wife, Nellie, who was shot and killed in 2002 by a masked gunman outside their home in Durban.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 | Maura Dolan and Samantha Schaefer and Paul Pringle
Federal authorities launched an inquiry Sunday into the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers who were struck by a train in the midst of a tense labor walkout that has disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of commuters. Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board will try to determine what went wrong on the BART line in Walnut Creek where the two workers were hit Saturday afternoon as they inspected the track for defects, officials said. The deaths brought heartbreak to the labor dispute that had simmered for several months before triggering the strike Friday by a pair of unions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2013 | Steve Lopez
In the hills high above Ensenada, on the road to Ojos Negros, a dust-covered, mustachioed cowboy named Don Heriberto Aguilar has found the perfect life. A trip to Aguilar's rancho was not on my itinerary in Mexico. I was there to research a story, which will be coming soon, on more than three decades of good deeds performed in Baja California by the owners of Benning Violins in Studio City. But Tito Quiroz, a musician who started Ensenada's Academia Benning (which he named for his longtime mentors)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - After writing scores of condolence letters, Marine Gen. John Kelly thought he knew something about the pain of having a son killed during war. Then his own son was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010 and Kelly found the pain more scorching and paralyzing than he had ever imagined. But it also gave him an unbreakable bond with other family members of the fallen. And so on Thursday, near the end of his speech at the unveiling of a memorial to 89 Marines and sailors from the 5th Marine Regiment killed in Afghanistan, Kelly made a personal offer of regret to the Gold Star family members in attendance - regret from someone who has suffered the same loss.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
The wife of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev released a statement through attorneys expressing her sadness for the victims of last week's explosion and her "absolute shock" upon learning of her husband's and brother-in-law's alleged involvement. Katherine Russell is cooperating with law enforcement, according to the statement by the Providence, R.I., law firm Deluca + Weizenbaum. "The injuries and loss of life -- to people who came to celebrate a race and a holiday -- has caused profound distress and sorrow to Katie and her family," the statement said.
MAGAZINE
April 2, 1995
One key issue that both Sandra M. Gilbert ("Wrongful Death: A Memoir," Jan. 29) and readers' follow-up letters (March 5) failed to address was the lack of information she was given about her husband's status following surgery. During anxious hours in the waiting room, no one told her that there had been complications, that it seemed that he was hemorrhaging, that he was receiving transfusions, that efforts were being made to save him. And she was falsely reassured and encouraged to go to dinner.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Popular shows like “Big Love” and “Sister Wives” have given us a small glimpse into the life of a woman within a polygamist family - her struggles, her relationship with the other wives and her expectations. In debut novel “Amity and Sorrow” (Little, Brown and Co., $26),  Peggy Riley uses her thorough research on escapees and survivors of polygamist cults to tell the story of a mother, her two daughters and their lives after escaping a life of polygamy. Amaranth, the first of 50 wives to a polygamist cult founder, and her daughters Amity and Sorrow, escape a community full of rape, incest and abuse, driving for four straight days for fear of being caught.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
WEST, Texas -- In the dimly lit sanctuary of Assumption Catholic Church, hundreds gathered here to embrace their friends and family, to cry and to pray for answers just about 24 hours after the tragedy that has left this small East Texas town reeling. They tried to take stock of what has unfolded here, and tried to search for the clarity that has evaded them thus far. "Our hearts are hurting, our hearts are broken," said Father Ed Karasek, pastor at the parish. "Our town of West will never be the same, but we will persevere.
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