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November 11, 2001
Times Travel Writer Susan Spano is on assignment. The "Her World" column will return next week.
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January 18, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos has been hired as the linebackers coach for the Tennessee Titans, the NFL team announced Saturday. Spanos spent the last two seasons at UCLA, where his solid defenses were led by aggressive linebackers such as Anthony Barr and Jordan Zumwalt. The Bruins had 14 sacks in 2011. They had 47 in 2012, Spano's first season, and 32 sacks last season. Before coming to UCLA, Spanos spent 17 seasons as an NFL assistant. UCLA Coach Jim Mora said he would not hire a new defensive coordinator until after college football signing day on Feb. 5. ALSO: Kobe Bryant creates stir when he visits college class Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to buy cars for training staff Dennis Rodman enters alcohol rehab facility, according to agent  
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TRAVEL
May 28, 2000 | Susan Spano
Times Travel Writer Susan Spano is on assignment. The Her World column will return next week.
SPORTS
December 28, 2013 | By Chris Foster
EL PASO - UCLA All-American linebacker Anthony Barr has a different idea of "fun. " This week that describes going up against Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas , a 6-foot-6, 260-pound senior in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Tuesday. Asked whether he ever had to tackle someone so big, Barr said, "I don't think so, but it'll be fun. " The Bruins are hoping Barr has a rollicking good time. Thomas is the key to the Hokies' offense, UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos said, much in the same way that quarterback Brett Hundley makes the Bruins' offense tick.
TRAVEL
October 18, 2009
Regarding "Monsters or Masterpieces?" by Susan Spano [Oct. 11]. What a fantastic article. I lived in Rome from 2007 to '08 while attending St. John's University for graduate school. What a city. I love the architecture enough to make a special trip to see all of the things I didn't have time for when I was studying. I have been curious about EUR but never went there. Thank Spano for writing about these often-overlooked places. Christina Brandli Irvine :: Spano missed several important memorials to the architecture of Benito Mussolini, who was labeled "a visionary leader."
TRAVEL
February 4, 2007
I read with interest the article on Nepal by Susan Spano ["Nepal at Peace," Jan. 21]. Nepal is one of those countries that gets in your soul after a visit and makes you want to return again and again. I was rather disappointed that Spano did not mention some of the iconic hotels like the Yak & Yeti, a 100-year-old renovated palace, within walking distance of the main shops, and the Soaltee Crowne Plaza, a legendary landmark with spectacular mountain views. VARINI DE SILVA Huntington Beach
TRAVEL
January 7, 2001
Regarding Susan Spano's column on Amsterdam's Red Light District ("Holland's Wallen Neighborhood Draws Many Tourists, but This One Will Pass," Her World, Dec. 17): While I regularly read and mostly enjoy the Travel section, I was disturbed by another one of Spano's articles critical of a European country or organization. First, I don't think we need any moralizing on how the Dutch regulate and control themselves. Second, the comments in that article did not belong in the Travel section.
TRAVEL
December 5, 2004
After reading "Sensitivity, Respect and the Ugly American" [Her World, Nov. 21], I could imagine the volume of negative mail. Spano has a gift for saying the right thing in the worst possible way. Although I agree with her message, my plans don't include visits where it is best to deny being an American. There are too many great destinations left. Travelers spend hard-earned money and endure inconvenience with the expectation of a great experience. What's wrong with letting the locals know how much you are enjoying it?
TRAVEL
August 15, 1999
Two of the 10 homicides in the national park system in 1998 cited by Susan Spano ("Yosemite-Area Killings Remind Women That Crime Isn't Confined to Big Cities," Her World, Aug. 8) were those of my nephew and his fiancee, who were gunned down at their campsite in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina by a young man. Should we stop enjoying our wild places? Of course not. As the article points out, they are relatively safe from human-on-human predation, but we must not be lulled into a false sense of security.
TRAVEL
July 26, 1998
Regarding Susan Spano's article "The Case for a Woman Alone Going to a Bar in a Strange City" (Her World, June 21): She says that her list of things to do when visiting a city always includes "a stop at the best bar in town." I quote Spano: "Women and bars are a dangerous combination, or so one is told. But I don't care. . . . " She mentions one evening that became a "perfectly poised interlude, well worth the little risk taken in pursuing it." Her next interlude may not be poised.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Chris Foster
  Mike Bellotti, former head coach at Oregon, can pick out the defensive coordinator on any Pac-12 Conference football staff. "They have a very high stress rate and a lot of gray hairs," Bellotti said. The reason is clear: In 2004, there were 29 major college teams that averaged 30 or more points per game. Now there are 62. The challenge is especially difficult in the Pac-12, where a smorgasbord of offenses ranges from the tempo-obsessed spreads to the traditional meat-grinder approach.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The owner of the San Diego Chargers denied a report Thursday that he has already decided to fire Coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith at the end of the season. "There is only one person in this organization who will make those decisions and that's me, and I haven't shared my thoughts with anyone," said Dean Spanos, Chargers chairman and president, whose family owns the franchise. "I will make my evaluations at the end of the season. Anything coming out now — from sources or otherwise — is pure speculation.
SPORTS
October 3, 2012 | T.J. Simers
It starts at the top. I look at the Angels, all that talent, a $159-million payroll, and they can't finish ahead of the $55-million Athletics from Oakland? And that's with baseball offering an extra wild card this season to make up for a slow start. What's worse: choking like the Dodgers after running out to the best record in baseball or underachieving like the Angels? How did the Angels not make the playoffs, and dumbfounding as it is, how did the Angels not make the playoffs for a third straight year?
SPORTS
September 26, 2012 | By Chris Foster
There are certain plays that stick in the craw of a defensive coordinator whose team got beat. UCLA's Lou Spanos had 11 of them. That's how many plays Oregon State ran on a methodical 88-yard drive that ended in a touchdown at the end of the third quarter of the Beavers' 27-20 win over the Bruins on Saturday. "That one drive hurt us," Spanos said. "Football is a simple game. We, as coaches, have to challenge them to make tackles. The players have to transfer that onto the field.
TRAVEL
January 8, 2012
A pronounced omission, oui ? I was surprised after reading "Adventures on Tintin's Turf" [by Susan Spano, Jan. 1] not to have found any reference to the correct pronunciation of Tintin's name. As a retired associate professor of Spanish and a frequent visitor to France and Belgium, I noticed this. Americans pronounce it as in "Rin Tin Tin," but the correct pronunciation is more or less "Tantan," with the difficult nasal "n" at the end, as in "coq au vin," because, of course, the name is French.
SPORTS
January 3, 2012 | Sam Farmer
Black Monday gave way to blank-stare Tuesday. That was the look in the eyes of incredulous Chargers fans upon learning San Diego is keeping Norv Turner and A.J. Smith, the coach and general manager presiding over the current mediocrity. But the decision wasn't entirely surprising, not when you consider the owner who made it. Chargers owner Dean Spanos is the opposite of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. Irsay got rid of Bill Polian after one lousy season, a season without Peyton Manning, mind you. Polian was as powerful and influential as any executive in the game, and the Colts made the playoffs nine seasons in a row with him running the front office.
TRAVEL
March 17, 2002
Susan Spano is on leave. The Her World column will resume shortly.
TRAVEL
October 18, 2009
Regarding "Monsters or Masterpieces?" by Susan Spano [Oct. 11]. What a fantastic article. I lived in Rome from 2007 to '08 while attending St. John's University for graduate school. What a city. I love the architecture enough to make a special trip to see all of the things I didn't have time for when I was studying. I have been curious about EUR but never went there. Thank Spano for writing about these often-overlooked places. Christina Brandli Irvine :: Spano missed several important memorials to the architecture of Benito Mussolini, who was labeled "a visionary leader."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2009 | MARK SWED, MUSIC CRITIC
Robert Spano, guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Thursday night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, has wide sympathies. He is an all-American Romantic, Modernist and Postmodernist. He doesn't look the other way at experimentalism, pop or jazz. Spano is music director of the Atlanta Symphony and the catapulting force for the Atlanta School of composers, a group of enterprising, eclectic Neo-Romantics who are increasingly trotted out to please timid audiences. On the other hand, Spano remains a valued and brilliant performer of probing, challenging and stylistically diverse music by John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov and Kaija Saariaho.
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