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February 18, 2006 | TIM RUTTEN
IF a 78-year-old man hadn't spent most of this week in a Corpus Christi hospital with a body full of birdshot, Vice President Dick Cheney's travail probably would have been amusing, as well as instructive. Just days after the vice president mistakenly shot him, Austin, Texas, attorney Harry Whittington was cracking jokes, sitting up and doing a little work.
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November 3, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - She's been called the scourge of big business, and some other choice appellations. Margaret Hodge, a senior member of the British Parliament, has become well-known here for taking on the likes of Google, Starbucks and Amazon in her crusade against companies that use creative accounting methods to minimize their tax bills. As head of Parliament's high-profile Public Accounts Committee, she has presided over hearings in Britain similar to the ones in Congress this year, at which big-name executives have been forced to defend the way they set up elaborate schemes to move money around and thereby avoid taxes - all of it within the law. Hodge's blunt language in raking the companies over the coals and, some say, her theatrics have made her a colorful and oft-quoted figure.
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OPINION
June 26, 2011
Our leaders are not held in particularly high regard these days. Corruption, venality, ideological rigidity and self-serving politics have helped create a national atmosphere of discord and divisiveness and have helped push politicians and government officials down, down, down in the polls. So it is worth taking note of Robert Gates, the U.S. secretary of Defense since late 2006, who is stepping down this week. Gates, a 67-year-old former CIA director, served in his current job under two presidents: George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
SPORTS
July 1, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul informed the Clippers on Monday that he is re-signing with the team. Paul made the announcement to the rest of the NBA world via his Twitter feed: I'M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION - Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013 Paul will sign a maximum five-year deal worth $107.3 million with the Clippers. But the All-Star point guard can't sign his contract until the NBA lifts its moratorium on July 10. He'll earn $18.8 million in the first year of the deal. NBA executives said it had always been a formality for Paul to remain with the Clippers after the hiring of Doc Rivers as coach and senior vice president of basketball operations with the team last week.
SPORTS
June 30, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Doc Rivers was a McDonald's All-American, one of the top recruits in the nation, a budding star bound for Marquette. None of that made any difference to the phrase on the wall of his high school gym that confronted him each day as he jumped rope before practice. If you think you're so important to this team, stick your foot in a bucket of water. When you take your foot out, the hole you leave will be how much you'll be missed when you walk out of the door. It was just another harsh message in a childhood dripping with them.
SPORTS
February 16, 2001 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kole Anderson of Westlake High is not your average three-point shooter. And not just because he's shooting a staggering 60% from behind the 19-foot 9-inch arc this season. There is no swagger to the 5-foot-10, 140-pound sharpshooter's slightly pigeon-toed walk. He doesn't showboat after hitting a big three-pointer and he rarely complains to referees, even if he feels he was fouled. "He's quiet," Westlake Coach Rich Sanders said. "He listens and he observes.
NEWS
July 3, 1997 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parental Advisory: The following story contains mature themes and language that may be inappropriate for children and adolescents. Or not. After deciding to include Dr. Joycelyn Elders in our summer-long series on the American family, we began to get uneasy. Pam and I are hardly prudes. But we are protective of our children's innocence.
OPINION
December 23, 2003
In his Dec. 21 editorial cartoon ("The Straight Shooter," Commentary), Michael Ramirez accuses Howard Dean of misrepresentation and lying. Last week Dean stated that the capture of Saddam Hussein did not make America any safer, and all the right-wing pundits attacked him. Now the Bush administration has raised the official terror threat level to orange, the highest danger level since 9/11. So, assuming the administration is telling the truth (a large assumption, considering the administration's habit of lying and trying to rule through fear)
SPORTS
July 1, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul informed the Clippers on Monday that he is re-signing with the team. Paul made the announcement to the rest of the NBA world via his Twitter feed: I'M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION - Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013 Paul will sign a maximum five-year deal worth $107.3 million with the Clippers. But the All-Star point guard can't sign his contract until the NBA lifts its moratorium on July 10. He'll earn $18.8 million in the first year of the deal. NBA executives said it had always been a formality for Paul to remain with the Clippers after the hiring of Doc Rivers as coach and senior vice president of basketball operations with the team last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2009 | JAMES RAINEY
Poking around Google a few weeks back to see how various television reporters were playing the healthcare debate, I searched for "Candy Crowley." Back came the expected raft of citations: government stories, pieces from Election 2008, a link to Crowley's award-studded bio. There was a mention of her elegant obituary of Ted Kennedy. And this: "Candy Crowley Has Lost A Lot Of Weight." The blogosphere has been awash for months, I discovered, in other incisive speculation about CNN's senior political correspondent: She must have had a face-lift.
SPORTS
June 30, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Doc Rivers was a McDonald's All-American, one of the top recruits in the nation, a budding star bound for Marquette. None of that made any difference to the phrase on the wall of his high school gym that confronted him each day as he jumped rope before practice. If you think you're so important to this team, stick your foot in a bucket of water. When you take your foot out, the hole you leave will be how much you'll be missed when you walk out of the door. It was just another harsh message in a childhood dripping with them.
OPINION
June 26, 2011
Our leaders are not held in particularly high regard these days. Corruption, venality, ideological rigidity and self-serving politics have helped create a national atmosphere of discord and divisiveness and have helped push politicians and government officials down, down, down in the polls. So it is worth taking note of Robert Gates, the U.S. secretary of Defense since late 2006, who is stepping down this week. Gates, a 67-year-old former CIA director, served in his current job under two presidents: George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
SPORTS
May 25, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
The triangle has been shuttered and closed for business — and it won't be reopening under the watch of Phil Jackson's successor with the Lakers. One of Mike Brown's former players was asked whether they ever tinkered with the triangle offense in practice in Cleveland, even a moment or two of curious experimentation. "Uh, no," said Clippers point guard Mo Williams, who played for Brown and alongside LeBron James for two seasons in Cleveland. "He had his own style. Like I said, he's not Phil [Jackson]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2010 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
When gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown blurted out his unfiltered thoughts last week, aiming barbs at a longtime rival and former president whose assistance Brown's campaign had been scurrying to obtain, the reaction from Democrats was dismay, but not surprise. In four decades in public life, Brown has defined himself as a candidate who eschews talking points and speaks his mind, and occasionally suffers for it when he does. Already, in the three months since the primary, the Democrat has come under fire for comparing Republican rival Meg Whitman's ad blitz to that of a Nazi propagandist and, last week, taking on Bill Clinton.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2010 | By Cristy Lytal, Special to The Los Angeles Times
When Stephen Ralphs was 5 years old, he was given a copy of "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Fifty years later, he found himself on Russell Crowe's farm in Australia giving private archery lessons in preparation for director Ridley Scott's movie "Robin Hood." "From the age of 5, I wanted to be Robin Hood," said Ralphs, who lives on the medieval archery ground of the village of Kenninghall in Norfolk, England. "It was something that never left me, the idea of this outlaw who had the longbow, and he didn't like to be told what to do. It's an attitude.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2009 | JAMES RAINEY
Poking around Google a few weeks back to see how various television reporters were playing the healthcare debate, I searched for "Candy Crowley." Back came the expected raft of citations: government stories, pieces from Election 2008, a link to Crowley's award-studded bio. There was a mention of her elegant obituary of Ted Kennedy. And this: "Candy Crowley Has Lost A Lot Of Weight." The blogosphere has been awash for months, I discovered, in other incisive speculation about CNN's senior political correspondent: She must have had a face-lift.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2009 | Susan King
Hugh O'Brian made a career of playing ruggedly serious heroic types, most notably as the stalwart lawman in the western saga "The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp," which aired on ABC from 1955 to 1961. So it comes a bit of surprise to learn the former Marine drill instructor is kind of a hoot -- the title of the autobiography he's writing is "The Older I Get, the Better I Was, or Fate Is a Four-Letter Word." He tells you he's 84 -- though some sources say he's 86 -- and he "wants more."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2008 | Robert Lloyd, Times Television Critic
Here we are in year six of the Iraq war, which has receded in the media to a static-filled hum of casualty figures and reports of new advances in improvised weaponry. If it takes a re-created reality to make us think concretely about what's happening there, and has been happening there, so be it. Steven Bochco tried it a couple of seasons back with "Over There," half successfully, but it lasted only one season. And now David Simon and Ed Burns ("The Wire") have adapted Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright's book "Generation Kill."
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