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June 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
A former foreign editor for the Washington Post was named Thursday as ombudsman for the Stars & Stripes military newspapers, a post created in response to allegations of censorship. Philip M. Foisie was executive editor of the International Herald Tribune after spending 26 years at the Washington Post, including a long stint as foreign editor. He is credited with originating the ombudsman position at the Post. Foisie's job will be to monitor the journalistic performance of the newspapers and to argue with military brass over news coverage and decisions on behalf of reporters and editors.
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May 27, 2013 | By Martha Groves and Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
For Allan Taylor, whose grandfather served in World War II and whose father saw action in Vietnam, Memorial Day has one overriding meaning. "It's about paying homage to those who have served," said Taylor, who sailed aboard the New Jersey off the coast of Beirut in 1983. "For me, a third-generation military man, it's mandatory. " Taylor, 47, of Oxnard, was among thousands who lined Sherman Way in Canoga Park for a parade with the theme "Saluting the Price of Freedom. " Under sunny skies across the Southland, trumpets blared, drums boomed and batons twirled as patriots from far and wide commemorated the nation's fallen servicemen and servicewomen at parades and cemeteries.
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SPORTS
January 22, 1995 | Associated Press
Stars & Stripes defeated the all-women America 3yacht Saturday and sailed into second place in the America's Cup defender trials. Sailing without its team leader, Dennis Conner, Stars & Stripes easily won by 1 minute 51 seconds in light winds. With only one day of defender and challenger racing to go in the first round, Stars & Stripes has two victories to one for America 3. Both syndicates trail Young America, which has five victories. Young America will race Stars & Stripes today.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The enormously moving documentary "Honor Flight" proves a deft snapshot of a worthy nonprofit group as well as a profound tribute to America's brave, often unsung World War II veterans. Director Dan Hayes spotlights the Milwaukee-based Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, one of 117 volunteer hubs across the U.S. that raises money to fly WWII vets to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial. Since roughly 900 WWII vets reportedly die each day, the clock is ticking for these elderly ex-soldiers for whom this special trip may well be their last.
SPORTS
April 27, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tack these words to the locker room wall with a bowsprit: "If Il Moro (di Venezia) wants to run New Zealand out of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the only way to do that is with five wins on the water." Or, try this sure-fire motivator: "I don't see any way Dennis can catch up." Don't look now, but Conner almost has, clawing back to a 4-3 deficit in the best-of-13 America's Cup defender finals with a 1-minute, 28-second victoryover America 3 Sunday.
NEWS
November 13, 1986 | DAVID NELSON
The Fremantle Doctor filled out a winning prescription for Dennis Conner and his Stars & Stripes in Sunday's spirited sail against French Kiss, one of the two French America's Cup entrants. The Fremantle Doctor is the local name for the fierce winds that roar in from the Indian Ocean to cool this hot land in summer. Because these winds also sweep away the bothersome black flies that Perth residents claim were bred by the devil himself, they are "just what the doctor ordered."
SPORTS
June 26, 1987 | Special to The Times
Light winds persisted in the 12-meter sailing World Championships Thursday, with Stars & Stripes, Dennis Conner's America's Cup champion, struggling near the back of the pack. Wednesday's race was abandoned when the wind died, and Thursday's race was delayed for two hours until there was enough wind to sail. Then Kookaburra II, with Peter Gilmour at the helm, won by 3 minutes 58 seconds over Britain's White Horse, with Stars & Stripes fifth.
SPORTS
January 22, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS
New Zealand syndicate head Michael Fay announced today that the Kiwis will not help fellow challenger Stars & Stripes prepare for the America's Cup finals and will assist Kookaburra only to the extent of offering their KZ7 as a trial boat, without providing any technical information. "It was a very difficult decision," Fay said.
NEWS
February 5, 1987 | Associated Press
A parade in honor of the crew of America's Cup winner Stars & Stripes will be held Tuesday on Fifth Avenue, real estate entrepreneur Donald Trump said today. Trump said he and the city will share costs of staging the parade. Mayor Edward Koch, who balked last month at paying an estimated $700,000 for a ticker tape parade for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, will be in the line of march.
SPORTS
December 1, 1991
After a near miss at the starting line Saturday, John Bertrand sailed Dennis Conner's Formula One Stars & Stripes yacht to a victory in the U.S. World Yachting Grand Prix. Bertrand's second victory in two days came easily and wrapped up the North American championship of the series for Stars & Stripes. Scottish Enterprise, sailed by Soling world champion Larry Klein, finished second in the second race, 1 minute, 41 seconds behind Bertrand on the 10-mile course.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Once on a flight to Warsaw in the 1990s, when the Polish airline LOT was still trying to get the hang of market economy, I requested a vegetarian meal. For the first course, I was served the same salad of iceberg lettuce and thousand-island dressing as everyone around me. But my hot entrée, I discovered as I peeled away the foil, was another helping of that salad zapped in the microwave. It took a minute or two for the Pole sitting next to me to stop laughing and wipe his tears away, but he then described how fabulous Polish vegetarian cooking could be. He suggested several dishes I try once I landed and told me where to find them.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 19 - 25 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES Remodeled: Eva and Andrea, the sisters discovered in St. Louis, are in New York in hopes of getting a photo shoot with Seventeen, but the magazine only wants one of them in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Bunheads:   Michelle and Fanny (Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop) may have their differences, but they find themselves on the same page - or at least the same stage - when they work together on the studio's upcoming production of "The Nutcracker" in the season finale (9 and 10 p.m. ABC Family)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
NBC's much-hyped reality series “Stars Earn Stripes” has been roundly criticized by military veterans and peace activists alike and on Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert added his voice to the chorus of dissenters. In a withering segment broadcast in a week in which Colbert is hosting a concert aboard the aircraft carrier/tourist attraction Intrepid, Colbert argued the show isn't about “honoring the troops” so much as a disingenuous ploy to appeal to males aged 18-34. Colbert likened host Wesley Clark to the great military leaders of the past, such as Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton, but wasn't convinced the former Army general has “what it takes to be a Jeff Probst.” As for former 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey, who described being on the show as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience for people like myself to step in there and get in the trenches,” Colbert quipped, “Yes, once in a lifetime, other than all the times you could have enlisted.” He also expressed his skepticism over the repeated claim that the challenges "Stars Earn Stripes" simulated an “authentic war experience.” “Yes this is real, with real weapons and real ammunition and real jet skis zipping in at the first sign of trouble,” Colbert said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Stars Earn Stripes," NBC's military-themed reality competition show in which celebrities compete in a series of physical challenges, debuted Monday to a modest audience of 5.1 million viewers. But based on the number of people voicing their displeasure with it, it could be the most controversial show of the summer. The show, which features former Delta Force, Navy SEALS, Green Berets and Marines training celebrities such as Nick Lachey, Todd Palin and WWE wrestler Eve Torres in everything from helicopter drops to long-range weapons firing, has received heavy criticism from veterans groups, Nobel Peace Prize winners and Sharon Osbourne.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2012
NBC defended its new series "Stars Earn Stripes" after nine Nobel Peace Prize winners complained that the show treats military maneuvers like athletic events. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates protested Monday in an open letter that the show glorifies war and armed violence. "Preparing for war is neither amusing nor entertaining," they wrote. NBC said the show, which was to premiere Monday night, isn't "a glorification of war, but a glorification of service.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Stars Earn Stripes," which begins Monday on NBC for a four-week run that will get it out of the way in time for the fall TV season, is a military-themed reality show from executive producers Dick Wolf ("Law & Order"), Mark Burnett ("Survivor") and David A. Hurwitz ("Fear Factor"). Its co-hosts are former NATO commander Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) and former "Dancing With the Stars" presenter Samantha Harris (ret.). Does a picture begin to emerge? Eight celebrities - actors Dean Cain and (NFL-bred)
SPORTS
November 25, 1991
The San Diego-based America's Cup syndicate Stars & Stripes finished second in an abbreviated two-race regatta that served as a debut for a new model of 54 1/2-foot yachts Sunday at San Diego Harbor. The event was called the Formula One America's Cup Syndicate Championship and it served as a preview of the Formula One Grand Prix Championship regatta with the same boats this weekend.
SPORTS
June 10, 1988 | Special to The Times
Stars & Stripes sailed its two catamarans together for the first time Thursday, ignoring the uncertainty of whether litigation currently before the New York Supreme Court will allow either craft to defend the America's Cup against New Zealand's monohull in September. "It was pretty exciting," design chief John Marshall said after the dissimilar boats--one has a fixed-shape, wing-type sail, the other a conventional soft rig--had sailed around the bay.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Stars Earn Stripes," NBC's upcoming summer reality competition show, just announced which celebrities will enter boot camp, and it's a typically eclectic lot. Most notably, Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is in the mix. How many political junkies just set this thing up on the DVR? Like a military "Dancing With the Stars," the show pairs celebrities with current and former members of the armed forces as the Hollywood lightweights attempt to complete a series of challenges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Diego -- A Navy linguist discharged under the now-repealed policy banning gays from serving openly has been reinstated and will report soon to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, his attorneys announced. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jase Daniels, 29, was discharged in 2007 after he was featured in a story in the Stars & Stripes newspaper about gay military personnel. He was sworn back into the Navy on Monday. Daniels, a Hebrew linguist, served a year in Kuwait before being discharged.
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