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January 3, 2008
Re "Open to the public," Opinion, Dec. 30 To say that Pepperdine University Law School Dean Kenneth Starr is actually an open-minded person who does not have sexual hang-ups proves the point of his critics during his investigation of President Clinton as special prosecutor. Starr operated as a political partisan who worked overtime to make a case when there was none (Whitewater) and then bullied and browbeat potential witnesses to create a case out of a private sexual encounter to make a political case against Clinton so Republicans could attempt to make some cheap political points.
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SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Gary Klein
As USC reached the midway point of spring workouts Thursday, Coach Steve Sarkisian decided to shake things up. About an hour into the Trojans' eighth practice, players gathered in an end zone at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field for a competitive one-on-one drill. A dance contest. Players whooped and hollered as teammates squared off in the surprise competition as music blared from sideline speakers. "Guys have some moves and some guys don't," Sarkisian said. "I think some guys might listen to country music.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998
If Ken Starr is really concerned with the good of the country, he will admit he has no evidence in the original Whitewater land deal and then he can abandon his absurd investigation into sexual relations between consenting adults. Otherwise, it is obvious he is only pursuing a right-wing agenda aimed at trampling our constitutional rights while he attempts to bring down a president who couldn't be beaten at the ballot box. ROBERT SPERLING Woodland Hills I guess we'll never know, but given the list of accomplishments that President Clinton has managed during his term in office, you have to wonder what the man could accomplish if he didn't have to divert so much time and energy dealing with people such as Starr.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Who better to inspire a little help from your friends than Ringo Starr? That appeared to be the thought process for filmmaker David Lynch in seeking an honoree to headline a benefit for his foundation, which was created to promote Transcendental Meditation to schoolchildren, military veterans, victims of domestic abuse and others. On Monday at the El Rey Theatre, Lynch presented the ex-Beatle with a hefty award in recognition of Starr's “lifetime of Peace & Love”  during an evening that featured an abundance of the drummer's friends and fans.
OPINION
July 19, 1998
Enough Lewinsky and Starr; I miss Calvin and Hobbes. RAMON ANGELONI Los Angeles
BUSINESS
September 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Attorneys for a Louisiana pension fund have reached a $115-million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit against former executives of insurance giant American International Group Inc. The settlement was reached just days before a trial was to begin in Delaware in the case that challenged commissions that had been paid to C.V. Starr & Co. by the New York-based insurer. C.V. Starr is a privately held affiliate controlled by former AIG Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and three other AIG directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1986 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Investigators in the state attorney general's Medi-Cal Fraud Unit have urged that Robert (Nick) Starr, a former member of the state Medical Assistance Commission, be prosecuted on charges of violating conflict-of-interest laws. Dennis Cowan, a supervising investigator for the unit in Los Angeles, said Wednesday that the recommendation was made to Deputy Atty. Gen. John Dratz, who is reviewing the case and will decide whether to file criminal charges against Starr, 53, a Ventura resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1996
A Starr is born. FRANK J. SULLIVAN Los Alamitos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1998
President Clinton has now been "Starr and feathered." LEONARD MENDELSON Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1998
A pox on all Unwise Men who follow yonder Starr! CECIL SMITH San Luis Obispo
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
During my recent interview with author Mark Lewisohn about his monumental new biography of the Beatles, “Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years,” he very briefly let slip a comment that might qualify as favoritism, something that doesn't figure into the book itself, an even-handed, deeply researched account not only of the group itself but also of the world they entered and eventually changed with their music. At 944 pages, it's an imposing book, all the more so when you realize it's the first of three volumes, the other two expected to land successively six or seven years down the line from the first installment.
SPORTS
November 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 During his days as football coach at Woodland Hills Taft, Troy Starr could be counted on to say something controversial about once a week. He was the one who coined the phrase, "What time does the JV game start?" regarding the City Invitational final before the City championship game. Now the head coach at Helix in San Diego, Starr still says what's on his mind. So it comes as no surprise in a story in the San Diego newspaper  about a top running back, Royce Freeman, and his chances of being selected player of the year, Starr said, "At the L.A. private schools, if they'd have known he was down here, they would have expanded their Christian outreach from vans to include small airplanes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Slide shows of amateur photography aren't usually premiered at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, but when you're a Beatle, rules are often bent. "That's one of me!" said Ringo Starr excitedly when he saw his face on the big screen Wednesday. "I like that one!" Starr, 73, was kicking off a day of media interviews pegged to the publication of his visual autobiography, "Photograph," and his forthcoming All-Starr Band tour of South America and Mexico. He offered up dozens of photos of, or by, himself and the three bandmates he refers to as "the lads" - John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Conventional wisdom about the Beatles' arrival in the United States in February 1964 for their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is that it was a watershed cultural moment---for Americans. Beatlemania, however, had already been raging back home in England, and in the days before global telecasts were commonplace, the band's journey to the States didn't have anywhere near the same impact on the British. Except for a certain four young Liverpudlians. PHOTOS: 'The Early Beatles Collection' “The Americans will never understand it, but all the music we loved came from America,” Ringo Starr told Pop & Hiss on Wednesday following a brief performance for media and a few invited fans to preview his upcoming tour of Mexico and South America, which opens Tuesday (Oct.
AUTOS
October 4, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Ringo Starr may have gotten by with a little help from his friends, but he got around with a little help from his cars. One of which is now headed to auction. Bonhams auction house announced Thursday that it will be selling Starr's 1964 Facel Vega Facel II at a London auction on Dec. 1. The car is estimated to sell for $485,000 to $566,000. "As Ringo drove this car, he would have listened on the car radio to the Beatles' total domination of the pop charts," said Sholto Gilbertson, a director in the Bonhams collector car department.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Strong turns by Kristen Bell and an able supporting cast propel the slight but immersive drama "The Lifeguard. " Although writer-director Liz W. Garcia's wistful, angsty tale treads familiar ground, the filmmaker has crafted a credibly flawed and conflicted heroine who holds interest. Needing a "timeout" from her stressful Manhattan life, disillusioned AP reporter Leigh (Bell) returns to her Connecticut hometown, where she moves back in with her bemused parents (Amy Madigan, Adam LeFevre)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1998
Poor Monica has Tripped over a Starr. BETTY BALL Woodland Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1998
Clinton to Starr: "It's the pheromones, stupid." GERRY FALLON San Marino
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Ringo Starr was never known as a songwriting Beatle -- that honor went to John Lennon and Paul McCartney first, with George Harrison far behind. And far behind that was drummer Ringo. But now Starr, born Richard Starkey, is writing a children's book based on one of those rarities, the second song he ever wrote: "Octopus's Garden. " Simon & Schuster Children's Books will publish a picture book based on the song, which appeared on the Beatles album "Abbey Road," in October in Britain and January 2014 in the U.S. “It's an honor to publish such a music legend,” Jon Stewart, Simon & Schuster Childrens' Books president and publisher, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Ringo Starr stopped into the Grammy Museum in L.A. on Tuesday to give the media a preview of the new exhibition “Ringo: Peace & Love,” which opens Wednesday. The first major exploration of the life and career of the man born Richard Starkey, it's also the museum's first exhibit dedicated to a drummer, one described Tuesday by museum executive director Robert Santelli as “the most important drummer in the history of rock 'n' roll.” Starr said that just last year he and his wife, actress Barbara Bach, had decided to start archiving various bits of memorabilia that have been stashed away across more than half a century.
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