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January 13, 2008
Giuliani campaign: An article in some editions of Saturday's Section A said Rudolph W. Giuliani spoke after a stop at a school in Coral Gables, Fla. He spoke in Coral Springs, Fla.
March 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
As Shabazz Muhammad's father is sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas for conspiracy to commit fraud, UCLA faces its most significant men's basketball game since 2008. Muhammad is in the NBA now, but the off-court problems he brought to UCLA last season continue to dog the school. According to a sentencing brief filed last week , Ron Holmes told the FBI he received a loan based on his son's future professional basketball earnings. Estimated at $350,000 in another court document, the loan was Holmes' principal source of income at the time and came from an unnamed "marketing company.
May 14, 1986
Fred R. Hofeld, (Letters, May 2) described former Budget Director Davis A. Stockman as the John Dean of the Reagan Administration. As I remember, John Dean spoke the truth. JOE STOPPELLI Palm Desert
December 5, 2013 | By Steve Coogan / “Philomena”
In 2009, I was sitting in my flat in New York on stand-by, playing Part No. 4 in yet another studio film. In the U.K. my career was healthy, but I was typecast and a little frustrated. An agent I'd just fired decided to dent my confidence by telling me that another hotshot agent had said of me, "I wish I'd gotten hold of Steve Coogan when he was 35. " I was nearly 44. I decided to experiment: I would ignore all the professional advice I was getting, like, "Steve, you need to be in a frat-boy comedy," and I would find a project and pursue it just because I wanted to. No advice, no market research, no focus groups - just something that spoke to me. I came across an article in the Guardian online titled "The Catholic Church Sold My Child.
August 30, 1998
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer views Republican Sen. Dan Coats' statement as "unpatriotic and very unwise" (Aug. 22). Time and time again we see the double standard of the Democrats. Sen. Boxer, Sen. Coats was not on foreign soil when he spoke his views as did Clinton and Jane Fonda with their views against the Vietnam conflict. He spoke his concern and concerns of millions of Americans and he did not have to pay a pollster for his views. NANCY L. LITTLE Claremont
February 12, 1990
Bush's State of the Union message was the political equivalent of Chinese food--two hours after he spoke I was hungry for someone to say something. It's as if every word he uttered had been written in disappearing ink. DAVID LINK Los Angeles
July 14, 1985
We were traveling through Aix-en-Provence with no intention of staying. We wanted just to see the Atelier de Cezanne. We were away from the car for no more than two minutes. Three men had broken into our car. When they saw my husband returning, they each grabbed a bag and ran into the building. Many people were watching from balconies, etc., and would do nothing. One man refused to even call the police for us (as we spoke no French). One elderly woman said she knew who the men were, and to go to the police station.
October 26, 1986
When I decided to go to Europe this summer, alone (I'm 20), I too felt apprehensive over terrorism. I discovered that worrying about bombs was about as productive as worrying about getting hit by a car. All the Europeans I spoke with were either amused or incredulous over what they consider American "paranoia," and I tend to agree. My stay was fascinating, fun and safe. AMANDA RORABACK Woodland Hills
September 24, 1996
Along with Juliet Prowse and Shirley MacLaine, I was one of the "other dancers" who performed the cancan for Nikita Khrushchev and his wife Nina Petrovna when they visited our set at 20th Century Fox. Juliet's obituary (Sept. 15) relates that after Premier Khrushchev spoke to his wife, he later "denounced the dance as immoral." The following transpired between Mrs. Khrushchev and me: I had learned how to say "Hello--How are you?" in Russian. After our performance dozens of people flocked around the premier.
June 15, 1997
How my husband and I enjoyed your May 18 articles on traveling with children ("Driving You [and Them] Crazy," "Continental Survival," and "Drive, Leave the Rest to the Kids")! The articles brought back memories of the time in 1962 when we spent two months traveling with our sons, ages 6 and 4. After living in Tokyo for 2 1/2 years, our boys spoke Japanese to each other. The most amusing incident happened in Milan, Italy, when we asked the concierge to get us a baby sitter and tickets to the Opera House.
November 29, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Frozen," Walt Disney Animation's adventure tale of two sisters trying to put an end to their kingdom's endless winter, is on track to break a box office record for the studio this weekend. The critically acclaimed film has already made history in a different way -- as the first feature from Disney Animation with a female director. Jennifer Lee shares directing credit on the movie with Chris Buck. Since the studio's earliest days, women have played key roles at Disney, initially in the Ink and Paint Department, where their small hands were considered better suited to the delicate work.
November 4, 2013 | By David Zahniser
A man posing as a studio executive, but apparently actually working as an undercover FBI agent targeting state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), contacted Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar's office last year with questions about city permits. Records and interviews indicate the agent represented himself as Rocky Patel, president of Los Angeles-based United Pacific Studios. Sometime last year, the councilman's spokesman said, Patel apparently sought information on securing a conditional use permit for a production studio in Huizar's district.
September 3, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Houston Texans running back Cierre Wood, who played at Notre Dame alongside Manti Te'o, has been answering a lot of questions about his former teammate this week because the Texans are playing Te'o and the San Diego Chargers in the season opener for both teams Monday. And apparently, most of the questions revolve around Te'o's fake girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, and not on how well Te'o plays. “They really don't ask me about how he plays. His tape speaks for itself. I really don't get questions on his athletic abilities,” Wood told KHOU-TV in Houston . “More of the questions are on the things that surrounded him the most, the main reason he was in the limelight.” The big question: Did Wood ever have any contact with Kekua?
September 1, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Before Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan represented himself at his court-martial last month, charged with carrying out the bloody rampage at Ft. Hood, many wondered: What would he say? Victims scheduled to testify spoke of their concern that Hasan would bait them during cross-examination. Legal experts speculated that the Army psychiatrist might pontificate or otherwise disrupt the proceedings at the central Texas Army base. But in the end, the American-born Muslim - who shouted " Allahu akbar ," Arabic for "God is great," before opening fire - said and did very little in the courtroom.
July 5, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The military overthrow of the democratically elected government in Egypt, for decades America's most important Arab ally, has rekindled a fierce debate about whether the Obama administration's Mideast policy has been too passive and ineffective. President Obama declared that U.S. allegiance was to "democratic principles" after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, but critics charge that the White House made only halfhearted attempts to steer Morsi's increasingly authoritarian government toward democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights.
June 29, 2013
Re "Silent witness to abuse," Column One, June 26 Many in his Ventura County Catholic community more than three decades ago suspected that Father Donald Patrick Roemer sexually abused children, but few spoke out. Some approved of his affection for children; others were unable to accept the accusations brought against him. Catholic seminarians live in tight-knit communities and are held to high standards of behavior. How is it that more than a few pedophiles manage to squeeze through the system and reach ordination?
March 30, 1993
I was one of those "19-year-old infantry soldiers" that B. T. use to like to talk about when he spoke of the Vietnam War. In fact, I served in the same Army Division as B.T. Until I met B.T., I did not know how to feel about Vietnam. I had given an important part of myself to my country and nobody would even say "thank you." Then I met Collins. He was dumbfounded when he heard that we had both been in the same outfit. He treated me like a lost brother. Many of us felt robbed of our pride and derided for our honor after Vietnam.
May 19, 2013 | By Chadwick Boseman
Stage and film legend James Earl Jones once said, "It's hard for an actor to go wrong if he's true to the words that August has written. " As an actor and writer, I have found that statement to be true of only a few playwrights. There is usually at least a grunt or two to be added or taken away when attacking most text. The notion that the writer is God and the script is more like scripture is reserved only for our most sacred of playwrights. One thinks of Tennessee Williams, Amiri Baraka, Arthur Miller, Shakespeare.
May 7, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Matt Barkley gets his first real taste of the NFL when the Philadelphia Eagles' rookie mini-camp opens Friday. Many fans and NFL draft prognosticators were shocked when new Eagles Coach Chip Kelly drafted the former USC quarterback. But USC Coach Lane Kiffin was not. Kiffin said Monday that Kelly spoke with him about Barkley "early on" in the evaluation process and later sent the Eagles' quarterbacks coach to Southern California to work out the Trojans' four-year starter.
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