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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1986
Just heard the most dreadful news: Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia made it to the Supreme Court together. Shall we take bets on which of the personal liberties an enlightened, civilized culture should enjoy will be the first to go? How many years back will the Dynamic Duo knock the United States? Will I be blacklisted for being a "sympathizer" with troublemakers like the National Organization of Women and the Cousteau Society? YVONNE de LA PAIX Westminster
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
A toxicology report released after Justin Bieber's spate of legal troubles has revealed that the pop star had weed and prescription meds in his system when he was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., last week, according to reports out Thursday. The 19-year-old, who turned himself in to Toronto police on Wednesday in connection with a Dec. 29 assault incident involving a limo driver, tested positive for THC and Alprazolam, a key ingredient in anti-anxiety drugs such as Xanax, TMZ reported , posting the results of the screening online.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988
Now that George Bush has emerged from the closet and revealed himself as an environmentalist sympathizer ("Bush Vows 'Zero Tolerance' of Environmental Polluters," Part I, Sept. 1), possibly he will now explain to us naive voters why it is that for the past eight years he so slavishly endorsed the environmentally disastrous policies of the most anti-environment President in this century, Ronald Reagan. George's 180-degree turn on this critical issue seems about as believable and sincere as a pronouncement from PLO leader Yasser Arafat that he is really a Zionist at heart.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kobe Bryant offered two words when quizzed by reporters about his apparent position change to point guard. "Unfortunately, yes," he said dryly. It meant a date with Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook on Friday. D'Antoni smiled when told about Bryant's eye roll. "Go out there and earn all that money, huh?" he said jokingly. Then he got serious. "I know it's tough. Sure it is. He's out of position a little bit, but I think a lot of guys are out. That's the way it is. "We can feel sorry for ourselves or we'll go out and do a bang-up job. And he will.
OPINION
April 13, 1986
Fuentes' article on Nicaragua has patently characterized him as being naive, an ideologue or a communist sympathizer. We went through the same stories with Fidel Castro who passed himself off as a democrat and would establish Cuba with a pluralistic type of government. Instead he gave us a missile crisis and sent combat troops to Angola and Ethiopia as a proxy army for Russia. Central America is much too close to us for another Cuban installation. Failure to fund the contras will eventually force us to send in the Marines.
OPINION
April 16, 2004
Robert Scheer was only half right about the drug war leading us astray (Commentary, April 13). The drug war was just a practice session for what is going on now: a war against an abstract enemy, with ever more money and resources thrown at it without end, while it obviously does nothing for the problem; the Constitution and civil liberties gutted while conservatives, of all people, cheer; the will of the people violated by the feds' shutting down...
OPINION
May 10, 1987
I am greatly disturbed by the manner of the coverage of the recent incident in Nicaragua involving the death of the apparent Communist sympathizer Benjamin Linder. I by no means necessarily support the means and tactics being used by the U.S. government in its effort to topple the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. As a freedom-loving American citizen, I certainly don't condone any American supporting this Marxist government in any way. Linder, it was reported, clearly understood the risk he was taking in his efforts in support of the Sandinistas.
OPINION
November 4, 2006
Re "Out of steam," editorial, Nov. 1 Your editorial reflects the truth. The most interesting part is, "Part of the Republican playbook consists once again of conveniently confusing the war in Iraq with the post-9/11 war on terror. The disingenuous formulation remains: Criticize the war in Iraq and you're a Bin Laden sympathizer." It is the same technique used by Third World dictatorial regimes and rulers: They label you as anti-state and a traitor if you oppose government policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came Sunday to celebrate the unsinkable Clara Fraser, a former Boyle Heights girl and raspy-voiced socialist-feminist who in a restless half-century of activism championed the causes of everyone from blue-collar workers and gays to women, prisoners and American Indians. The 74-year-old Fraser, who died in February of emphysema in her Seattle home, was remembered by friends and family as a scrappy street fighter and union sympathizer who never met a labor-rights battle she didn't relish.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2010 | By BETSY SHARKEY, Film Critic
It is almost impossible not to be caught up in the spell of "North Face." As riveting and exhilirating as it is heartbreaking, the film is loosely based on the 1936 attempt by two mountain-climbing teams to be the first to summit the Swiss massif dubbed Eiger, the ogre. German writer-director Philipp Stölzl has managed to so blur the line between reality and fiction that if you let yourself it can feel as if you're clinging to the frozen side of "Murder Wall" alongside them, with a 2,000-foot death drop just one misstep away.
SPORTS
March 8, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Manti Te'o is not alone. Just ask Michael Roth , one of the Angels' most decorated pitching prospects. Caught up in a phony relationship? Happened to him too. Roth started the championship game of the College World Series in each of the last three years, with his South Carolina team winning in 2010 and 2011 before losing last year. After the Gamecocks won the 2010 title, Roth traveled to Maine to pitch in a summer league, where he got an unsolicited text message from an unfamiliar number.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
The Hostess Brands Inc. shutdown is still leaving consumers reeling as they ponder a potential future without Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. The 82-year-old company is blaming its closure -- which will affect 565 distribution centers, 33 bakeries and 570 bakery outlets -- on a labor strike by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. The union has accused the Texas business of slashing workers' wages and benefits while awarding substantial pay raises to its top brass.
NEWS
September 20, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Mitt Romneyhas repeatedly refused to back down from controversial statements he made to donors that those who support President Obama don't pay federal income taxes, consider themselves "victims" and are dependent on the government for their needs. But the multimillionaire GOP presidential nominee spent part of Wednesday pushing back at the suggestion that those statements mean that he doesn't care for those who are not as fortunate as he is. He insisted that he cares for all Americans, including the poor, and empathizes with those who need government assistance.
SPORTS
April 5, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
SACRAMENTO — When told about the surreal news conference Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy had Thursday in which he said All-Star center Dwight Howard had asked management to fire him, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro had sympathy for his coaching brother. Del Negro understood where Van Gundy was coming from, because he had come under intense pressure when the Clippers had a three-game losing streak last month. Del Negro said it's important for the organization, players and coaches to stand together through the tough times.
NATIONAL
November 20, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
A U.S. citizen who learned bomb-making on the Internet and considered changing his name to Osama out of loyalty to Osama bin Laden has been arrested on charges of plotting to blow up post offices and police cars and to kill U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, authorities said Sunday. Jose Pimentel, 27, a Dominican-born convert to Islam, was on the verge of testing his homemade explosives in a mailbox when he was arrested Saturday in a Manhattan apartment, New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said.
NEWS
November 20, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
Police said Sunday they had arrested a U.S. citizen who planned to bomb police cars and post offices and kill U.S. servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to protest the American military presence in those countries. Jose Pimentel, 27, a convert to Islam, had been under surveillance for two years but seemed to have stepped up his bomb-making activities and plotting after the Sept. 30 killing by U.S. forces of Anwar Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born cleric who was living in Yemen, authorities said.
NEWS
April 28, 1997 | Associated Press
An anti-government sympathizer of the Montana Freemen's standoff last year was injured Sunday and his rented home heavily damaged in an explosion felt more than a mile away. William Goehler, 34, underwent surgery at Rideout Memorial Hospital and was listed in fair condition Sunday night. Goehler's 2-year-old child was treated for a small forehead cut and released. The blast came from explosives that were kept in a tree on the side of the home, Yuba County Undersheriff Gary Finch said.
HOME & GARDEN
September 7, 2006
I swear, you must live in our house. "A Crash Course in Letting Go," [Man of the House, Aug. 31], hit me where my eyes tear. I am one of those tough-love moms and I raised my first-born daughter to be savvy and strong. We sent her off to San Diego State University one week ago. I have already made one trip for those things she forgot. I am not ready to admit how many times I have called her, kicking myself when I do. Who knew letting go would be so hard? One Mom on our street is having the four of us "freshman" moms over for "Kleenex and margaritas."
NATIONAL
November 13, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
As campaign stops for Republican presidential candidates go, the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in downtown Los Angeles seemed like a strange choice. There was reggae music booming from big speakers, lapel pins shaped like marijuana leaves and a speech by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the liberal former mayor of San Francisco who is famous for granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. And yet there Gary Johnson stood this month, drawing cheers from a crowd of drug decriminalization activists.
NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Kim Geiger and Maeve Reston
Mitt Romney appeared to be softening to the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday, taking a more sympathetic tone as he remarked on the movement, which he had called “dangerous” just a week before.  “I look at what's happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,” he said at a town hall event in Hopkinton, N.H. “Because with median income down 10% ... with chronic unemployment, long-term unemployment worse...
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