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December 24, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The mother of a 3-year-old boy thrown to his death by his father from a 52-story Manhattan apartment building says her estranged husband acted out of spite in a "sick way. " Reportedly upset by a messy divorce, Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn threw his son Kirill from the rooftop of the South Park Tower at 124 W. 60th St. on Sunday. Kanarikov then jumped to his own death. In a statement released Monday night, the mother, Svetlana Kanarikov, said the family was ripped apart after an incident of domestic abuse.
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SPORTS
December 24, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND -- Tis the season to be jolly? Not so much with the Clippers and Golden State Warriors. Though the Clippers will play the Warriors in Oakland on Christmas night, don't expect the teams to be full of good tidings toward each other because in the past year there has been more acrimony than kindness. The teams couldn't even hold chapel service together when the Clippers played host to the Warriors on Halloween Night at Staples Center. Golden State was angry, saying this violated the NBA custom of teams holding chapel service together, calling it a spiteful gesture by Los Angeles.
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REAL ESTATE
December 16, 1990
Those pesky typo-gremlins turned the phrase "(to cut) off one's nose to spite one's face" into the puzzling and odious " . . . to spit one's face" in my letter on realtors' open houses (Nov. 11). (Unfortunately, the original French proverb (Henry IV quotes it in "Historiettes," 1657 by Tallemant Des Reaux) was unrecognizable, and my letter was met with embarrassed silence by clients and colleagues. Would you be kind enough to print a brief line of correction to restore the faith of those who otherwise know me as a gentlewoman and a scholar?
NATIONAL
December 24, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The mother of a 3-year-old boy thrown to his death by his father from a 52-story Manhattan apartment building says her estranged husband acted out of spite in a "sick way. " Reportedly upset by a messy divorce, Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn threw his son Kirill from the rooftop of the South Park Tower at 124 W. 60th St. on Sunday. Kanarikov then jumped to his own death. In a statement released Monday night, the mother, Svetlana Kanarikov, said the family was ripped apart after an incident of domestic abuse.
SPORTS
November 8, 1986
Poor Marc Wilson. Cast in a role he can't fill. Perhaps this nice man should be teaching Sunday school instead of trying to be an NFL quarterback. VIRGINIA WHITE Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2000
In spite of everything, is there any way to start the process for a third term? MARK STEINBERG Chatsworth
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1987
I'm sorry Calendar decided to highlight the quote from the Cal State L.A. student who finds that Los Lobos' success was attained "in spite" of their race ("The American Dream Lives in Los Lobos," by Victor Valle, Jan. 25). It'd be more correct to say that in spite of the great obstacles placed before talented and dedicated non-Anglos, this band from East L.A. has fused the wonderful "happy" Mexican music with country, rock 'n' roll and blues to develop a really enjoyable sound.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1987
At this Thanksgiving season, I am sure all of us senior citizens who own homes join in a heartfelt "thank you" to Paul Gann and the late Howard Jarvis. It was through their untiring efforts to reduce our property taxes that we can still remain in our homes in spite of the ever-spiraling inflation. God bless them! VIRGINIA HOSKIN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1994
During the week following the quake, a daffodil bloomed amid the rubble in my yard. It became a symbol for me--that we can grow and bloom in spite of the ruins. MARTHA KELLY Northridge
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1986
Here we go again: You sent the fox to guard the henhouse in the guise of Leonard Feather at the Sacramento Jazz Festival. We Dixielanders will survive in spite of Learned Father's negativity in his reviews. How about sending Charles Champlin up there next year? DAVID D. KENNEDY Hermosa Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
And now for a wildly improbable romantic comedy recommendation. Already a hit in its native England, "About Time" presents all sorts of small- and medium-sized problems threatening to upset writer-director Richard Curtis' film from within, beginning with the premise (Only men in this family can time travel? Are the women at least allowed to vote?) and including the clanking interpolation of near-death experiences designed to make us care. The charm of the script comes in three fabrics: genuine, artificial and what you might call a cotton/poly blend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Despite earlier concerns over the quality of its food, an Atlanta company was given $6 million worth of contracts Tuesday to keep providing meals to four Los Angeles County juvenile probation camps. Some county supervisors had raised concerns over the quality of camp fare after reports of youths complaining about unhealthy meals. But supervisors unanimously approved several contracts with Morrison Management Specialists. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas also asked that probation department officials report back on how they plan to provide nutritious meals to juveniles and that any health code violations at the camps be investigated.
SPORTS
February 12, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
All you need to know about the battered and decimated Kings' defense corps is that one member still has a pretty nasty-looking right eye. And Rob Scuderi is one of the healthier ones. Kings defensemen are dropping at an alarming rate, with Monday in St. Louis another example of the season-long trend. Alec Martinez suffered an upper-body injury early in the 4-1 win against the Blues and did not return, having played a mere 1 minute 35 seconds. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said after the game that Martinez would be placed on injured reserve and now that move is expected to occur before the team's next game, which is Friday against visiting Columbus.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
For those who follow the Gospel According to Netflix, Friday is the day the world changes, instantly and forever. The day when viewers, too long oppressed by commercials, cliffhangers and increasingly erratic scheduling dictated by greedy network overlords, rise up in glorious revolution and seize the means of consumption. As of 12:01 a.m. Friday, all 13 episodes of the highly pedigreed "House of Cards" - Adapted from a British miniseries! Directed, at least initially, by "The Social Network's" David Fincher!
NEWS
May 29, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
CRAIG, Colo. - Campaigning in coal country, Mitt Romney argued Tuesday that President Obama's administration is hostile to business in general and the energy industry in particular, favors government workers over the private sector and claimed that small improvements in the nation's economy are in spite of the president's policies. “This man is out of ideas, he's out of excuses and in November we're going to make sure to vote him out of office,” Romney told more than 1,000 people gathered in a picturesque park in the heart of this small northwestern Colorado town.
WORLD
April 29, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi and Meris Lutz, Los Angeles Times
Fresh protests erupted in Syrian cities and towns after weekly Muslim prayer sermons Friday despite dire warnings by security officials and violent suppression of protests by the armed forces. Amateur video posted to the Internet showed protests in the Lebanese border city of Homs, the third largest, the coastal city of Baniyas, Deir Azour in the country's east, the northwestern town of Kafr Zita and southern town of Jassem, near the embattled flashpoint city of Jassem. Activists also reported protests in the suburbs of Damascus and the coastal city of Lattakia, where there were reports of gunfire.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992
He comes barreling down the court, eyes rolling, he breaks the double-team, drives the lane, makes a spectacular hook shot and creates the three-point play magnificently. High-fives abound from his teammates, an expansive smile lights up his face and the fans are out of their seats cheering. The message seems to be that in spite of the fact he was careless about whom he slept with, in spite of the fact he put his wife and unborn child at risk, Magic Johnson is being honored further.
BOOKS
November 24, 1985
I was gratified to see a prominent and complimentary review of my "Book of Elaborations" in the Nov. 10 Book Review, but I can't help feeling bemused that reviewer Yaffa Draznin discovered in my essays a "genuine contempt for those who prefer a world of reality to his world of the mind and literary make-believe." Everything in these essays points to precisely the opposite frame of mind. The chapter entitled "The Artist as Pierrot" expresses from beginning to end thoughts diametrically contrary to those ascribed to me: e.g., "If I can be nostalgic for the Middle Ages in spite of the bubonic plague (and I am)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2011 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Sacramento -- Gov. Jerry Brown is threatening to place his tax measure on the ballot without the support of Republicans as lawmakers run out of time for a bipartisan deal and his budget plan is at risk of collapse. The governor, hewing to a campaign promise not to raise taxes without a nod from the public, has been unable to get the GOP votes needed to put on a statewide ballot his proposed five-year extension of some sales, income and vehicle levies. He is mulling different strategies.
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