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May 8, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Staying in shape is so important to Kristi Yamaguchi that she just released a fitness DVD: "Kristi Yamaguchi: Power Workout. " Join a live Web chat with the Olympic figure skater on Monday at 11 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Central, 2 Eastern), when she'll be giving tips on getting and staying fit. We asked the Season 6 winner of "Dancing With the Stars" how seriously she takes her job as role model to her two daughters, Keara and Emma.
August 1, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
Three days after Michael Phelps' coach threatened to keep swimming's biggest star out of major meets, the sport's international governing body, FINA, announced Friday that its ban on high-tech bodysuits, which brought chaos to world records, will now take effect Jan. 1. The decision represented rather amazing speed for an often slow-moving federation.
Tisha Campbell, co-star of Fox's "Martin," has left the show, claiming that series star Martin Lawrence sexually harassed her and that conditions on the set were "intolerable." She has filed suit against Lawrence and the show's producers. Campbell departed the show last November after a series of disagreements with Lawrence. Her last appearance on the air as Lawrence's wife was Dec. 19.
January 17, 2010 | By Kavita Daswani
On the ninth floor of the historic Taft Building in Hollywood, women who have never had a personal stylist or tried on designer clothes are experiencing both, and leaving with an ensemble concocted to help them land that rarity in today's economy: a job offer. Dress for Success, a multinational nonprofit organization that has been around since 1997 and has helped about 500,000 mostly disadvantaged women compete more effectively in the workplace, has amped things up a bit. With the recent opening of its West Coast headquarters in Hollywood, it intends to provide the women it serves with an experience more akin to having a personal shopper than to rummaging through bins at Goodwill.
More than three years have passed since Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick shot and killed her ex-husband and his new wife as they lay in bed in their Georgian-style mansion. Convicted of second-degree murder, Broderick, 45, is serving 32 years to life in the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. She cannot be paroled until 2010.
April 17, 2013 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - U.S. courts will not be the world forum for lawsuits brought by victims of human rights abuses abroad who seek damages from multinational corporations or deposed tyrants, the Supreme Court declared Wednesday. In a decision welcomed by corporate leaders and decried by human rights activists, the justices said U.S. courts are limited mostly to deciding disputes over conduct that took place on American territory, not on foreign soil. By a 9-0 vote, the high court tossed out a closely watched lawsuit brought by Nigerians against Royal Dutch Petroleum for allegedly conspiring with the Nigerian regime in a campaign of rape, torture and murder in the oil-rich delta in the early 1990s.
July 20, 2002
Re: Kathleen Foley's review of Musical Theatre West's production of "Show Boat" (" 'Show Boat' Takes a Fascinating Look Back," July 16). Foley states this is the version as first performed in 1927. She then discusses the wonderful song "Ah Still Suits Me." But this superb song was not in the original 1927 stage production. It was added for the wonderful 1936 movie production and performed superbly by Paul Robeson and Hattie McDaniel in the film. PETE KOSSORIS Thousand Oaks
October 11, 2000 | Reuters
Computer software giant Microsoft Corp. sued three Atlanta-area firms that allegedly sold counterfeit versions of the company's Windows operating system and other products. The suits, filed in a federal court in Atlanta, accuse Quastar Computer International Inc. of Norcross, Ga., Streamline Data Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., and Tierra Computer of Doraville, Ga., of trademark and copyright violations. Redmond, Wash.
October 7, 2009 | Victoria Kim
The city of South Gate has paid out $18 million to settle lawsuits filed by a group of officers who said they faced racially-motivated discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the aftermath of the ouster of a Latino police official in 2002, the officers' attorney said Tuesday. Sixteen police officers filed suits against South Gate, a working-class, predominantly Latino city with an annual budget of about $100 million, alleging that they were subjected to racial slurs and false internal affairs investigations, unfairly disciplined, and passed up for promotions.
February 10, 1989 | From United Press International
About 1,400 people who invested $98 million in limited partnerships to build Embassy Suites hotels in Santa Ana and five other California cities filed suit Thursday in Los Angeles, contending that they were victims of a massive fraud scheme. Four named plaintiffs filed the suit in U.S.
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