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June 21, 1992
What chance has Earth Summit and planetary survival if Maurice Strong, father of five, continues to ignore the correlation between overpopulation and environmental catastrophe? SUSU LEVY Encino
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April 11, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- If you believe Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), there are upwards of 78 to 81 members of the Communist Party sitting in Congress within the Democratic Party, an accusation that riled his colleagues. During a town hall event in Jensen Beach, Fla., on Tuesday night, West addressed a member of the audience who asked how many members of the Democratic Party were “card-carrying Marxist socialists,” and made a bold claim about his fellow lawmakers in the Capitol. “That's a fair question.
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June 28, 1987 | ZAN THOMPSON
Most of the commencement exercises have ended. The young men and women in the caps and gowns have been told that they are the future, that theirs is the challenge, that they are the shining hope of tomorrow. At 6 o'clock last Wednesday, I was in the Ramona Bowl in Hemet to see my granddaughter, Zan Marie Thompson, graduate from Hemet High School with a scholarship from the Rotary Club in Idyllwild, where she lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Lindsay Lohan found herself in the supporting cast Wednesday as a judge took center stage and vowed to send the actress to jail if she pleads no contest or guilty to resolve charges that she shoplifted a necklace from a Venice jewelry store. The strong words by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz force Lohan to choose between a few months in county jail or a very public trial that could result in prison time. "If you plead in front of me ? if this case is resolved in front of me ?
NEWS
February 21, 1991
I note with some dismay the quote attributed to Councilwoman Ginger Bremberg (Feb. 7 Glendale section) when confronted with proposals and comments made by candidate Bob Torres. She stated, "The depths of abysmal ignorance were astonishing." Strong words indeed. Apparently Mrs. Bremberg enjoys her role as the unofficial "Good Old Boy" spokesperson for the mayor, the council and the establishment's new slate of political ingenues, Mary Ann Plumley, Eileen Givens and Mary Ann Prelock!
NEWS
March 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
Four intruders forced their way into the home of 75-year-old Dorothy Cunningham and 61-year-old Marty Killinger late one night, struggling with the women and demanding their car keys. They didn't realize they were dealing with the "pistol-packing grandmas." "I was raised in the Tetons, and whenever I wasn't herding sheep or cattle or working in the fields, I'd take a .22 rifle and target shoot," Cunningham said. "I'm not afraid of guns, and I know how to use them."
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- If you believe Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), there are upwards of 78 to 81 members of the Communist Party sitting in Congress within the Democratic Party, an accusation that riled his colleagues. During a town hall event in Jensen Beach, Fla., on Tuesday night, West addressed a member of the audience who asked how many members of the Democratic Party were “card-carrying Marxist socialists,” and made a bold claim about his fellow lawmakers in the Capitol. “That's a fair question.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1987 | MARK SCHWED, United Press International TV Editor
Kirk Cameron, a TV star who has been branded in magazines as the most popular teen-ager in America, delivers a strong message about cocaine in an upcoming episode of ABC's "Growing Pains." The episode, airing Tuesday (8:30-9 p.m.), centers around Cameron's character, Mike, winding up at a party featuring cocaine. It was a hip college dude who invited Mike and two friends to the bash, with the promise of women, wine, hot tub and song. The parents are away.
SPORTS
August 2, 2005
Thank you very much for joining me on this call today. I am saddened that we are here to address this issue, but because of the importance of it, I feel the need to make a brief statement and address your questions. At the outset, let me say that under the rules of the basic agreement and the order of the independent arbitrator, there is an order of confidentiality governing the specifics of this case.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
It's about as inviolable as the laws of physics: When movies open in limited release, their per-screen averages as weeks go by almost always move in one direction — down. But that's not what happened to the gravity-defying "City Island," a little family drama/comedy whose average attendance actually grew in the film's fifth weekend in theaters and might just be a lesser version of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Assigned a New York and Los Angeles release on March 19 by Anchor Bay Films, the movie about a bickering but ultimately devoted family very quickly starting doing respectable business.
WORLD
March 5, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
The departing U.N. envoy to Afghanistan said Thursday that the nation's leaders must "clean up their own house" and warned that U.S.-led military operations must not jeopardize political efforts toward reconciliation with the Taliban. At a news conference marking the end of his 18-month term, Kai Eide said there was hope for the nation but the world needed more resolve from President Hamid Karzai's government. He criticized Afghanistan for a lack of reform and the international community for "fast-ticking clocks" and unrealistic demands.
WORLD
January 20, 2009 | Ashraf Khalil
Uniformed police officers returned to the streets of Gaza on Monday, machine guns in hand, as Hamas declared that Israel's 22-day air and land assault had done nothing to weaken the militant group's authority here. "Hamas emerged from this battle with its head held high," said Hamad al Ruqb, a Hamas official in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. "Every Israeli attack only increases our support."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2005 | Peter Marks, Washington Post
The producers of "Wicked" have made a TV commercial for their steamrolling musical hit, but people here are probably never going to see it. Not because the quality is poor or the airtime too expensive. No, they won't be exposed to it because, to put it plainly, "Wicked" doesn't need the help. Running the spot would be tantamount to the production thumbing its nose at the pitiably ticketless multitudes. "Wicked," you see, sells like rock salt on the cusp of a blizzard.
SPORTS
August 2, 2005
Thank you very much for joining me on this call today. I am saddened that we are here to address this issue, but because of the importance of it, I feel the need to make a brief statement and address your questions. At the outset, let me say that under the rules of the basic agreement and the order of the independent arbitrator, there is an order of confidentiality governing the specifics of this case.
NATIONAL
July 24, 2004 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
As Democrats gather next week for the country's first presidential nominating convention since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the proceedings will bear the unmistakable imprint of the calamity that killed thousands of Americans -- and reshaped the political landscape. With the nation still on edge about terrorism, Democrats in Boston will adopt a platform that places more emphasis on military and security issues than at any time since the height of the Cold War.
AUTOS
November 6, 2002 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the man who designed the iconic Porsche 911 and then left the auto industry to begin an industrial design house, is back -- as lead design consultant for the 2003 Porsche Cayenne. But the dapper 66-year-old, namesake and grandson of Porsche AG founder Ferdinand A. Porsche, is not back in the car business full time. He says he prefers being able to use his skills on a variety of projects -- a luxury that running his own firm, Porsche Design, permits.
SPORTS
July 3, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks turned the temperature up on an already heated rivalry Tuesday night, scorching the desert with a flurry of fighting words and angry insinuations after the Dodgers' 8-0 victory before 39,211 in Bank One Ballpark.
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