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September 1, 1991
Penn will again be angry to see himself misquoted by the press. George Bush is not an "insane fascist." He is an inane fascist. ROBB WILLIS Costa Mesa
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April 24, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police said officers shot and wounded a man who charged at them with a 24-inch sword in South Los Angeles. The confrontation took place around 4:30 p.m. Thursday after the officers responded to a radio call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon in the 6600 block of South Main Street , the Los Angeles Police Department said. The officer fired a Taser at the suspect, but that failed to stop him, an LAPD spokeswoman said.  At least one officer opened fire. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2008
"Summer of the Sea Serpent" Mary Pope Osborne This book is about Jack and Annie on an adventure to find the sword of light and answer the ancient question, "What is the purpose of the sword?" Some of the adventures included meeting the water knight, whose horse was blue and had a fish tail. He helped them get back to the shore from deep water. They also met the huge spider queen, who had eight legs and eight eyes. She helped them get out of the cave by making a web ladder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A longtime fugitive who allegedly killed his girlfriend with a sword and fled to Mexico is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning. Jesus Humberto Canales, nicknamed “Chuey,” was arrested by Mexican authorities on Thursday after being alerted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Authorities said detectives had tracked Canales in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and El Salvador. Eventually, investigators developed a lead that Canales was living in a small town in the central Mexican state of Jalisco.
SPORTS
March 7, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Ah, and so it goes. The constant watch. The crossing of fingers and hopeful talk. Or as Vin Scully put it, “the sword of Damocles” that hangs over Chad Billingsley and his elbow with each outing. Billingsley elected not to have reconstructive Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in the off-season, instead attempting to let the minor ligament tear heal as well as possible and strengthen his arm and elbow. There is risk involved, but Billingsley has reported no setbacks in his bid to return to form.
NEWS
June 27, 1985 | From Reuters
Three people were killed when a robber wielding a sword broke into a movie theater and escaped with $1,000 in cash, police said Wednesday. They said two ushers and a projectionist were hacked to death when they tried to stop the man.
OPINION
October 2, 2006
Re "Islamism, not Islam, is the foe," Opinion, Sept. 27 Max Boots writes that the prophet Muhammad spread Islam by sword. This is baseless. In several hadith [a narrative], the prophet stated that there is no compulsion in religion. If memory serves me correctly, Christianity didn't always convert people peacefully. Remember the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition? Weren't Jews and Muslims compelled to convert or die? NABIL ABU SOFAR Rancho Park Boot and many others are correct in stating that whatever our faults, Islamic reaction to our faults is over the top, both the barbaric acts of the extremists and their tolerance by the moderates.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
"Masterpiece Theatre" recently marked its 15th anniversary on public television, but its latest presentation, "By the Sword Divided," is nothing to celebrate. It's sort of the British equivalent of "North and South," about a family with divided loyalties during the English civil war of the 1640s. Although more refined than ABC's miniseries about the U.S. Civil War that aired earlier this season, this nine-part production from the BBC is excessively talky and only intermittently engaging.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A man suspected of wielding a sword and stabbing his 26-year-old girlfriend to death in front of her four children in Lancaster in 2008 has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said that Jesus Humberto Canales, nicknamed “Chuey,” fled the scene after the crime and that detectives had been tracking him in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and El Salvador. Eventually, investigators developed a lead that Canales was living in a small town in the central Mexican state of Jalisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A longtime fugitive who allegedly killed his girlfriend with a sword and fled to Mexico is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning. Jesus Humberto Canales, nicknamed “Chuey,” was arrested by Mexican authorities on Thursday after being alerted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Authorities said detectives had tracked Canales in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and El Salvador. Eventually, investigators developed a lead that Canales was living in a small town in the central Mexican state of Jalisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A man suspected of wielding a sword and stabbing his 26-year-old girlfriend to death in front of her four children in Lancaster in 2008 has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said that Jesus Humberto Canales, nicknamed “Chuey,” fled the scene after the crime and that detectives had been tracking him in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and El Salvador. Eventually, investigators developed a lead that Canales was living in a small town in the central Mexican state of Jalisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion that they kidnapped a Lancaster teen who was then  tortured with lighted cigarettes, cut with Samurai swords and beaten, authorities said. The victim, identified only as an 18-year-old man, was abducted Sept. 25 in Lancaster, and after enduring the torture, was released near 20th Street West and Avenue J, according to the the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. The men were arrested after sheriff's deputies served search warrants at a home in the 8300 block of West Avenue F and at Ston Skoth Martial Arts Academies on 10th and 45th streets where several samurai swords were recovered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move. Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial plagiarism, is melting under the heat. The freshman senator, beloved by the tea party and touted as a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has lashed out at the reporters who have discovered his borrowings, calling them "hacks and haters.
WORLD
October 21, 2013 | By Neela Banerjee
FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada - In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere. " Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake Athabasca. But 100 miles upstream, the boreal forest has been peeled back by enormous strip mines, where massive shovels pick up 100 tons of earth at a time and dump it into yellow trucks as big as houses. The tarry bitumen that is extracted is eventually shipped to refineries, many in the United States, to be processed into gasoline, diesel and other fuels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A Santa Ana man remained in jail Sunday after he allegedly wielded two samurai swords in a busy shopping center while threatening bystanders, police said. Hung Anh Nguyen, 29, was in the parking lot of Arsenio's Mexico Food at 751 S. Harbor Blvd. in Santa Ana about 11:15 p.m. Friday when he pulled out two swords and started screaming profanities, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. Police arrived and tried to calm him. Bertagna said Nguyen threatened officers and refused to follow the officers repeat commands to put the swords down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Times Staff Writer
A sword-wielding man has been arrested in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of attempting to murder  sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon when deputies went to a home in the 9400 block of Glenaire Court after a father called to report his son was under the influence of methamphetamine and having a bipolar episode, officials with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The man said his son, later identified as Montasir Ishag, 33, had a sword in his bedroom and earlier had left the house by jumping over the back fence because he feared for his life, officials said.
NATIONAL
October 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Detroit factory worker attacked and killed a fellow employee with a sword the suspect apparently made himself at the metals plant where both men worked, police said. Witnesses told police the 30-year-old man had complained he was being bullied by another worker. The suspect had been working on the sword for several days and when he finished, he struck the 40-year-old victim in the neck, nearly decapitating him, police said. Neither man was identified.
SPORTS
November 14, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
In the last 15 years, I've covered nearly every USC road game where the Trojans marching band performs on the field, and there's always a moment in those games that makes me cringe. It's the moment before the pregame show in which the USC drum major majestically - or is that tauntingly? - plants a sword in the middle of the opponent's field. I hate it. I'm stunned other schools allow it. It feels like more than just a piece of metal digging into grass, it feels like a lack of respect burrowing under the stadium's skin.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
The Red Knight gallops onto the battlefield astride a chestnut horse. Fifty feet away, the Green Knight squares off against him. Lances at the ready, the two horsemen charge each other to the blare of trumpets and the cheers from hundreds of lords and ladies (many of them very small lords and ladies). This could be an English meadow 600 summers ago. Instead, it's a concrete facsimile of a medieval castle plopped down on a busy street in Buena Park. And the man underneath those crimson robes isn't really the Red Knight - he's William Elliot III, 35, who grew up in Orange County and once dreamed of becoming a magician.
WORLD
May 10, 2013 | By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
BAGHDAD - Less than a year and a half after the last U.S. troops left, Iraq's political leaders are openly debating the prospect of two dangerous paths for their country: de facto division or civil war. Perhaps both. Tension between the Shiite majority, now in control of the levers of power, and the Sunni Arab minority, which dominated under Saddam Hussein, has been building for months. But politicians on all sides agree that the country has entered a perilous new phase, highlighted in late April by an attack on a Sunni protest camp by security forces that killed at least 45 people.
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