YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSteele


December 13, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele stunned friends and foes Monday by launching a fight to keep his job. Steele discussed his decision during a conference call Monday night with members of the Republican National Committee. His decision means the party will be debating the record of its first African American chairman as it takes control of the House. Steele and Republican congressional leaders have been at odds, and a bruising fight would be an unwelcome distraction.
April 4, 2014 | By James Barragan
Tom Umberg still remembers the Ducks' inaugural game at Honda Center in 1993. The Arrowhead Pond, as it was then called, was packed with more than 17,000 fans, all using their duck calls to accompany a Dixieland band in its rendition of "When the Ducks Go Marching In. " At one point during the pregame show Wild Wing, the team's greater than life-sized duck mascot, flew into the arena from the rafters. Umberg was in awe. So much so that almost 21 years later he remembers the pregame more than the final score.
April 23, 1988 | DOUG FERBER
Montclair Prep Coach Walt Steele is laying the foundation for an Alpha League baseball power with a group of talented, young players. He just hopes his inexperienced charges don't drive him batty before they start winning any league championships. Friday's 6-1 victory at Marshall Fundamental typified Steele's reaction to this year's group. "With so many young players, we sometimes don't execute and miss out on several scoring opportunities," he said.
April 1, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
NOGALES, Ariz. - It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.  Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of bars, a couple steps away from her," the 35-year-old said he told himself. "There's a fence but it's the same ground. " At one point Lopez even forgot he was on the Mexican side. He forgot about his banishment from the U.S. He forgot about how immigration officials, he says, denied him an extension to his green card and finally caught up with him at work three years ago and deported him. Lopez was one of an estimated 300 people who gathered at the border fence in Nogales to attend a transnational Mass led by Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston and bishops from across the West and Southwest, including Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle; Gerald F. Kicanas, bishop of Tucson; Mark Seitz, bishop of El Paso; and Oscar Cantu, bishop of Las Cruces, N.M. The Mass to celebrate the lives of those who have died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is an attempt by the Catholic Church to call on President Obama to use his executive powers to limit deportations of people who are in the country illegally.
When Kevin Steele became the inside linebacker coach at the University of Nebraska last spring, his first job wasn't to coach football players, but to try to discipline one. "My first assignment was Mike Petko," Steele said. It seems Petko, a freshman linebacker, was stirring up quite a fuss in Lincoln, Neb., a city where it's only supposed to stir on football Saturdays.
March 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The Republican National Committee pulled in $5.1 million during Michael S. Steele's first month as chairman. The February sum is roughly the same as what the party raised in January before Steele was elected. It's also comparable to the amount Democrats collected in February 2005 when they were out of power in Congress and coming off a losing presidential election -- just as Republicans are now. Overall numbers released Wednesday show the RNC has $24 million in the bank and no debt.
January 25, 1987
Now I understand why NBC decided to throw in the towel on "Remington Steele." The two-hour episode was tiresome. I chose to suffer through it, hoping it would save itself before I bailed out. My heart really goes out to Pierce Brosnan. He seems like a good actor in desperate need of a decent script. After the recent dispute between Brosnan and the producers of "Steele," I think we could have lost ourselves a darn good James Bond, and unfortunately, it looks like we aren't going to get anything in return.
April 17, 1988
In her review of Valerie Steele's "Paris Fashion: A Cultural History" (Book Review, March 27), Francesca Stanfill attributes paraphrased ideas and quoted material to Steele (paragraph beginning "But most interesting of all . . .) which I instantly recognized as my own from a piece I wrote ("Clothing and Fashion as Communication") several years back which appears in Michael Solomon, Editor, "The Psychology of Fashion" (Heath, 1985). Having read Steele's earlier book "Fashion and Eroticism" (Oxford University Press, 1985)
March 31, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Donors were restless, candidates were wary and critics were piling on Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele -- and that was before this week's revelation that the committee treated a group of young donors to a nearly $2,000 night out at a risque West Hollywood nightclub. The club debacle spotlights the growing isolation of the RNC under Steele's tenure. No elected officials have called for Steele's resignation, but few have come to the chairman's defense. Even as Republican hopes of an electoral renaissance are rising heading into the November elections, the RNC remains bogged down by spending questions that threaten to undermine the party's message of fiscal discipline and distract from its efforts to rebuild party infrastructure.
April 2, 2001
Anthony Steel, 80, a British matinee idol in the early 1950s whose career faltered in Hollywood after he married Swedish actress Anita Ekberg. Born in London, Steel was the son of an Indian army officer. Educated at Cambridge, Steel served in the British army during World War II and took up acting after the war. Steel starred in a string of adventure films for the J. Arthur Rank studio, including "Where No Vultures Fly," "The Malta Story," "The Sea Shall Not Have Them" and "Storm Over the Nile."
March 24, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Dorothy Height, an icon for civil rights as well as women's rights, is celebrated with a Google doodle today on what would have been her 102nd birthday. If you said "Dorothy who?" this is for you.  Height stood on the same stage as Martin Luther King Jr. as he told of his dream, was often the lone woman at strategy sessions during the peak of the civil rights struggle, and for 40 years was " laser-focused " on advancing the rights of African American women. PHOTOS: Remembering the March on Washington But Height was " not nearly as well known as her male contemporaries," as her 2010 L.A. Times obituary notes.
March 20, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will have surgery Thursday to have a steel plate implanted above his left eye as a result of a fracture he suffered when he was hit in the face by a line drive during Wednesday's exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals. Team doctor Timothy Kremchek said the metal plate would remain in place permanently and that Chapman had a concussion but no other brain or eye injury. "He's a very lucky guy," Kremcheck said.
February 23, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - The young arena worker approached with a raised hand, so I stopped and sighed. I had been in Russia for two weeks. I knew the drill. I was walking somewhere I should not be walking. I spun in my mud-caked hiking boots and began to walk in the other direction. But the worker jumped in front of me again with the same raised hand. It turns out she only wanted to share a high-five. I happily obliged, then slinked away, too embarrassed to tell her it was the first time at these Olympics I had witnessed anything from our hosts resembling spontaneous joy. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi On a practical level, the Sochi Games were nearly perfect.
January 29, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter. He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales tour to promote his State of the Union agenda to increase economic mobility for American workers, stopping first at a Costco store in Lanham, Md., just outside the Beltway, and then at a U.S. Steel plant here. "Wherever I can take steps to expand opportunity for more families, regardless of what Congress does, that's what I'm going to do," Obama told steelworkers gathered on a factory floor.
January 17, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Mustang versus Camaro. BMW versus Mercedes. Camry versus Accord. These are among the biggest rivalries in the automobile world. Get ready for the next epic battle: aluminum versus steel. "This has become a real competition," said Golam Newaz, an automotive materials engineer at Wayne State University in Detroit. The growing contest between the two metals was evident in the new car introductions at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. Automakers are looking ahead to the stringent federal standard requiring a near-doubling of fuel economy by 2025.
January 7, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- Pebble has rolled out the second edition of its popular smartwatch and it's worth checking out. The new Pebble Steel is a premium version of the wearable gadget that costs $249 -- $100 more than its predecessor. Live updates: More fireworks as T-Mobile CEO booted from AT&T party Internally, the Steel functions the same as the original Pebble. It connects to a user's smartphone through Bluetooth to relay messages, function as music remote control and run apps.
November 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
LTV Reportedly Wants U.S. to Pay Pensions: LTV Corp. may ask the federal government to take over paying $700 million in pensions to 17,500 current or former employees, a published report said. The government said it would oppose any such move. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, quoting unidentified sources, said LTV may ask the federal Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. to take over the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. salaried benefit plan. LTV owns Jones & Laughlin.
January 3, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
"Shogun," "The Winds of War," "Game of Thrones" and "Under the Dome" are just a few titles in the library of highly regarded novels that have been adapted for television. And then there's "The Spoils of Babylon," the sprawling 22-hour miniseries with an all-star cast based on the massive novel by self-proclaimed "undisputed master of dramatic fiction" Eric Jonrosh. Filmed during the 1970s when "novels for television" were all the rage, "The Spoils of Babylon" revolved around the oil-rich Morehouse family and was packed with scenes of betrayal, greed and forbidden love.
December 16, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
You've probably never heard of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. And that's a little bit frustrating to David Hannah, who has guided the Los Angeles company to staggering growth since he was named its chief executive 14 years ago. "It seems in Southern California if you aren't in media or entertainment, you don't get noticed," he said. Reliance's business model isn't exactly sexy. The metal service center company buys bulk metal from steel mills, processes it and sells it to machine shops and other businesses.
Los Angeles Times Articles