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November 29, 1985
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth has summoned 24 major league players involved or implicated in drug use to a January meeting in New York. "This is not a surprise since he indicated a while ago that he wanted to hold these meetings," said Donald Fehr, acting executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Assn. "I don't know what took so long to have them.
October 26, 2013 | By Susan King
Things were starting to go bump in the night in the Houdini Seance Chamber at the Magic Castle, the private club in Hollywood that is the headquarters of the Academy of Magical Arts. Medium Misty Lee, who also appears at the castle as an illusionist, was attempting to contact the legendary escape artist and master magician Harry Houdini, who died on Halloween in 1926 at age 52 of peritonitis, the result of a ruptured appendix. "Harry, we have waited all night to see your face," she proclaimed as creepy, piped-in music got louder in the intimate room.
September 26, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration in recent weeks has conducted high-level conferences with an assortment of top officials over the Nicholas Daniloff affair, but President Reagan on Thursday held a special meeting with a different party to the controversy--conservative columnist George F. Will.
October 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
With some of his first-choice team sidelined by injury and other issues, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up only 20 players Sunday for the final two World Cup qualifiers. In the past Klinsmann has typically summoned 23 players to training camp. Left off the roster this time were three players who took part in the last U.S. game, a 2-0 win over Mexico in September that earned the Americans an automatic berth in next summer's World Cup in Brazil. Fabian Johnson (ankle)
October 14, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
The Twelve Justin Cronin Ballantine Books: 592 pp., $28 No one expected Justin Cronin to sink his teeth into a post-apocalyptic vampire novel. He was an award-winning author of quiet literary fiction when he drafted a story so compelling and frightening that he landed a $3.75-million, three-book deal. The trilogy began in 2010 with "The Passage," a 784-page runaway bestseller, one of the few books that could boast of billboards on Sunset Boulevard. "The Twelve" is second in the series, but even the most devoted fans may notice a bit of a sophomore slump.
August 4, 1993 | Associated Press
A bride and groom exchanged vows, rings and, finally, pushes and shoves in a fight over the tradition of feeding wedding cake to each other. Tracey and John O'Donnell of Bridgeport were arrested last weekend on charges of disturbing the peace during their reception. Tracey O'Donnell told police that her new husband fed her the cake too roughly, after she had told him to take it easy. Fighting ensued when she responded in kind, and someone called authorities, police said.
June 27, 1992
Sister Souljah's lyrics have fired like a shotgun. The spray of anger has caught many innocents in the cross fire. Here in the white middle class I lie wounded on the floor pondering this unexpected impact. I try to escape. I press the remote control and watch the end of a "Combat" rerun on television. Vic Morrow and company shoot Germans with machine guns and rifles. I find no comfort here, so I pick up and read an article denouncing the "Green Line" contract with a Japanese company.
June 29, 1989 | RICHARD EDER, Times Book Critic
Life With a Star by Jiri Weil, translated from the Czech by Ruzena Kovarikova with Roslyn Schloss (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $18.95; 208 pages) "Life With a Star" by the Czech Jewish writer Jiri Weil centers upon two much-argued and infinitely painful questions. Did the passiveness of the victims contribute in some measure to the fate of many Central European Jews who died under the Nazis? Did those Jewish organizations entrusted by the German occupiers with running the affairs of their community--until the death trains eliminated the organizations along with the communities--play a mitigating role in their people's fate, or did they simply make things easier for the butchers?
December 16, 1985 | United Press International
Solidarity founder Lech Walesa ignored a court summons today and laid flowers at a monument to shipyard workers slain in 1970 Baltic port riots. Police kept dozens of other people from the site. Defying a summons to testify in the case of a student who died in unexplained circumstances, Walesa and two aides laid a bouquet of flowers at the riot site, knelt and prayed for more than 50 victims shot to death by police during protests that began over food price increases in several Baltic ports Dec.
May 3, 2002 | From Reuters
Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Court has summoned a top opposition leader who returned home from the U.S. two weeks ago despite a warrant for his arrest on charges of subversion. Ibrahim Yazdi, 70, an aide to the late supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and a former government minister, had been undergoing cancer therapy in the United States. He was ordered to return home last year to face charges of acting against state security.
July 17, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber, Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein
The rallying cries shot out across Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday evening. "Take the riot to Hollywood," one expletive-laden message on Twitter beseeched. "Hollywood. 7:30. " That invitation for trouble and others like it, police believe, were the seeds of a bizarre, chaotic night in the city's entertainment mecca that caught the LAPD off guard and left city officials scrambling to assure tourists and revelers, once again, that Hollywood is a safe place to be. A group of 40 to 50 people, mostly teenagers, heeded the social media calls and went on what police described as a rolling crime wave.
June 25, 2013 | By Jenny Deam
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- At least 5,000 juror summonses, possibly a state record, will be issued to seat a panel for the trial of movie theater shooting suspect James E. Holmes, the judge in the capital murder case said Tuesday. District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said that out of those summoned -- he already has ruled that a special jury pool will be created for the high-profile Holmes case -- he hoped at least 3,200 would be available to serve. Samour has estimated that jury selection could take weeks.
June 25, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of taxicabs inched around Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, horns blaring in unison, to protest against a trio of so-called high-tech bandit taxi companies that let smartphone users summon a car with the swipe of a finger. Lyft, Sidecar and Uber provide iPhone and Android apps that connect drivers with people who need a ride, either in a town-car-like vehicle or a private car paid for with a "donation" rather than a fare. Use of the apps, often marketed as a cheaper, more casual alternative to taxis, has rapidly gained popularity in Los Angeles - except with city officials, who say the cars used for rides operate illegally, outside the city's background check, inspection and insurance processes.
May 3, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Wyoming Assistant Athletic Director Tim Harkins was on the phone with veteran college football reporter Natalie Meisler on Wednesday when she suffered a major stroke. Harkins heard Meisler's sentences break up and sprung into action.  It may have saved her life. He told Wyoming assistant media relations director Amy Dambro to look up Meisler's address. Danbro contacted Colorado State Senior Associate Athletic director Gary Ozzello, who found the address “within less than two minutes,” Ozzello said.
March 13, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
In case corporate America didn't fully understand the seriousness of the country's growing cyber threat, President Obama chose a dramatic venue for his meeting Wednesday afternoon with chief executives: the White House's Situation Room. The White House wouldn't say who would be meeting with the president until after the event, but JPMorgan Chase & Co. confirmed that  Jamie Dimon , its chairman and CEO, would attend in the wake of a wave of attacks on the bank by hackers. The so-called denial-of-service attacks, which overwhelm websites with phony requests, prevented Chase customers from accessing their online banking accounts.
March 6, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Mark the date, remember the day. On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy. A measly 16% of the city's registered voters - or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted - turned out in an election with the following things at stake: How much we pay in sales tax, who controls the nation's second-largest school district, who might fill nine City Council seats and three community college board positions, and who will...
December 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Colorado State Coach Earle Bruce said tailback Tony Alford will continue to practice with the team and will play in the Freedom Bowl at Anaheim. Alford was issued a summons Sunday and has been charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, stemming from his alleged participation in a fight involving eight men early Friday in Ft. Collins. Alford is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 28. "I've listened to Tony and I support him," Bruce said. "He's a good kid, an honest kid.
November 26, 1995
Re "Jury-Summons Scofflaws Now Face $1,500 Fine," Nov. 16: Given the current system, those people who don't ignore a jury summons will most likely wish that they did. After doing my "civic duty" last month Downtown, I can only tell you that jurors are abused by a poorly managed process that treats jurors exactly as if they are worth the $5-per-day pay rate. I suggest Presiding Superior Court Judge Gary Klausner do a little bit of managing by walking around and actually visit the juror assembly rooms at the criminal, civil and county court buildings in Downtown Los Angeles.
February 27, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to convene a meeting with the top leaders in Congress on Friday at the White House, congressional aides confirmed.   The president's confab with House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) will come on the day the indiscriminate across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, are set to begin slicing $85 billion in federal spending by the end of September.
December 4, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings turned the tables on City Council members Tuesday, blaming increased 911 response times on budget cuts approved by lawmakers. "You gave us a budget," Cummings said during a nearly two-hour City Hall hearing. "We're giving you the most effective Fire Department that we can within that budget. " Cummings was summoned to appear before the council after he failed to produce a plan to improve service and response times, which have grown longer since budget cuts were ordered three years ago after the economic downturn.
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