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May 10, 2012 | By Philip Brandes
The demonic potential in even the most innocuous-looking child's doll should come as no surprise to parents who've felt its eerie supernatural impact on their wallets. But, far more sinister manifestations await in "Sukie and Sue: Their Story," composer Michael John LaChiusa's modest but amusing detour into non-musical playwriting. Continuing his longtime affiliation with Hollywood's The Blank Theatre, LaChiusa's new horror-comedy's darkly sardonic sensibilities are very much in alignment with his edgy musicals “Marie Christine” and “The Wild Party.” Consequently, expect more snarky snaps than outright belly laughs when a ragdoll possessed by an evil spirit shatters the narcissistic complacency of stoners Sukie (Lindsey Broad)
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BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, hastily called a news conference Friday in Washington, D.C., where he outlined an array of matters confronting his upstart company. A cryptic email was sent to media around 9 p.m. Pacific time Thursday that said he would "make an important SpaceX announcement" the next day at the National Press Club. The big announcement, however, wasn't quite clear. Musk made several revelations during the half-hour event. First, he provided an update on SpaceX's goal of creating the world's first fully reusable rocket - the holy grail in rocketry.
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BUSINESS
July 6, 1998 | Reuters
German drug company Schering may sue to force the Brazilian government to lift a ban on its products after some placebo birth-control pills used to test packaging methods found their way onto the market. Brazil banned the company from selling its products there after a birth-control mix-up left at least seven women pregnant. The ban follows a probe of Schering's Brazilian operations, which produced 13 million placebos that entered the market, health ministry officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
The newest board members of two troubled Department of Water and Power nonprofits are suing the utility's union boss, claiming he has refused to hold meetings or give them access to records showing how the groups have spent more than $40 million in ratepayer money. Richard Llewellyn, counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Michael Fleming, a Beverly Hills philanthropist -- both of whom were appointed to the nonprofits' boards in February -- filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday.
SPORTS
June 14, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Seldom Seen Sue defeated Tiffany Lass for the second straight time Saturday as Chris McCarron rode her to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $162,500 Milady Handicap before 27,000 at Hollywood Park. Frau Altiva finished third, another 4 1/2 lengths back in the field of seven fillies and mares. Tiffany Lass, with Gary Stevens aboard, held the lead briefly, but Seldom Seen Sue took it back for good heading into the back stretch.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
Nothing quite prepares you for the first 10 or so minutes of "Rita, Sue and Bob, Too!" (Cineplex, Beverly Center), set in Britain's depressed industrial north. Rita and Sue, 16-year-old schoolgirls, best chums and virgins both, are invited to drive the long way home with the 30-ish Bob (George Costigan), whose kids they've been baby-sitting. It's "love" on the mist-encircled moors, but it has nothing whatever to do with Heathcliff--or love, for that matter.
OPINION
April 14, 1996
Lawyers don't sue people; people sue people! HENRY SAKAIDA Rosemead
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2013 | Mark Olsen
Actress Mackenzie Davis is probably about to go from a “who's that?” to a “that girl.” In only her third screen role, Davis gives a breakout performance in “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” a crime thriller that recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and plays again Sunday at Fantastic Fest in Austin. The film is directed by the sibling duo of Zeke  and Simon Hawkins from a script by Dutch Southern. The story, as Davis recently put it, is a “sort of noiry, dirty Southern thing” that references the pulp fiction of author Jim Thompson in its tale of small town ambitions, bad deals, double-crosses and good love gone sour.
NEWS
August 4, 2011
What's funny about Jane Lunch, says Carol Burnett in the foreword to Lynch's autobiography, "Happy Accidents," "is her 'take' on any character she's playing. Here, Lynch offers some insights into some of the funnier lines she's gotten to deliver. As Sue Sylvester on "Glee": "You know, for me, trophys are like herpes. You can try to get rid of 'em, but they just keep coming. " "That's certainly not my opinion," Lynch says. "But Sue prides herself on winning awards, and she wants everyone to think it's easy for her. " As Sylvester, speaking to Will Shuester (Matt Morrison)
NEWS
February 2, 2006
"Good Night, and Good Luck" -- The credit line accompanying a photo from the film "Good Night, and Good Luck" on the front page of Wednesday's Calendar section indicated the picture was taken by Melissa Sue Gordon. It was taken by Melinda Sue Gordon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of catching fire. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is the first to be filed since the April 10 collision, which occurred after the FedEx truck crossed a median. F ive students from Southern California high schools and three adult chaperons bound for Humboldt State University perished in the fiery crash, as did both the drivers.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Give me a two! Give me a four! Give me an eight! Now add some zeroes at the end and a dollar sign in front! That's the cheer that five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders may be using in New York State Supreme Court after they sued the team on Tuesday because they say they were underpaid. The suit alleges that the cheerleaders, the Buffalo Jills, are wrongly classified as independent contractors and are subjected to policies that violate the state's $8 per hour minimum wage law. The five women said they worked hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The attorney for the man accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexual abuse has filed additional, similar cases against three Hollywood executives. Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard were named in three separate complaints, filed by attorney Jeff Herman in Hawaii, accusing them of sexually abusing Michael F. Egan III. Last week, Singer was accused in a federal lawsuit of drugging and sexually assaulting Egan in the 1990s. Ancier is a prominent television executive who has held senior positions at Fox and NBC. Neuman is a former senior Walt Disney television executive.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2014 | David Lazarus
General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Wheaties, thinks it deserves credit for reversing itself after quietly trying to strip customers of their constitutional right to a day in court. But that's like a homeowner saying he deserves credit for putting out a house fire after deliberately setting his living room ablaze. The reality is that General Mills Inc., one of the nation's largest food companies, tried to pull a fast one on consumers and was caught off-guard by the volume and the scope of the backlash.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Shawne Merriman once knocked four opposing players unconscious during a single high school football game. Can Nike make such a claim? Doubt it. Yet, the company is using "Lights Out" -- the nickname Merriman says he earned after that game -- as the name of one of its athletic apparel lines. That strikes a nerve with the former NFL star, who used the nickname throughout his career and performed a celebratory dance of the same name after sacks. And he's doing something about it. On Monday a lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Merriman's Lights Out Holdings LLC against Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014
Van Vlahakis Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died Sunday at his home in Key Largo, Fla., his family said. The cause of death was not known. The Greek-born Vlahakis founded Venus Laboratories in the garage of his Chicago home in 1967. A decade later he changed the name to Earth Friendly Products and opened a headquarters and factory in Garden Grove.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1999 | JOSH FRIEDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A company's SUE score has nothing to do with the courtroom success of its lawyers. SUE stands for "standardized unexpected earnings," and analysts say this statistic can help predict future corporate earnings surprises--good and bad--by looking backward: specifically, by providing the most relevant comparison between the profits companies have reported in recent quarters and what analysts had expected. If the theory holds up, semiconductor equipment firm Applied Materials Inc., insurer Progressive Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2003 | By Martha Tolles, Special to The Times
My folks were going on a vacation, but they weren't planning to take me. "A dog could be a problem," Mom said. "Oh, please. " Sue threw her arms around me. "I'll take care of Brownie every minute. " Actually, I'd take care of her . I thumped my tail hopefully. So that's how I got to go in the car with my folks all the way to Montana. I loved the air, the scents, the excitement. We stayed in a motel with little cabins. Sue and I raced around in a meadow by a lake.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Saturday night is fight night, with the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley set to be broadcast on big screens across the nation. As thousands of fans traipse into bars and restaurants to catch the big fight, a small army of corporate detectives will be lurking in the background, hoping to catch something else. Paid by the promoters of the closed-circuit televised event, these sleuths will be on the lookout for bar owners who show the Pacquiao-Bradley fight without paying the commercial rate, which dwarfs the fee to watch in your living room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Anh Do
The owner of a Little Saigon lounge who federal agents say was victimized in a loan shark operation has filed a lawsuit against the Police Department in Westminster, charging that officers formed a "team" to provide muscle for the key suspect. Hanh Le said officers threatened and intimidated her, pulled her over on bogus traffic stops and showed up at her lounge unannounced, pushing her to pay her monthly installments on a high-interest loan. "My client lived with so much fear," said Mark Eisenberg, Le's attorney.
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