March 28, 2012 |
Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid on Wednesday addressed last week's report in The Times , citing two unnamed sources, that the Eagles were interested in signing Peyton Manning, and that Reid threatened to walk away from his job if he didn't get more personnel control. As he did in a press release Friday, Reid emphasized that "Mike's my guy," in reference to quarterback Michael Vick, and that he has had personnel control "over the years. " "I've got the final say," he said.
March 26, 2012
Superstar Kobe Bryant spent four of the last six minutes of the Lakers' 102-96 loss to Memphis on Sunday sitting on the bench, a move that Times reporter Mike Bresnahan tells CineSport's Noah Coslov was "very surprising. " Bresnahan, who has covered the Lakers for eight years, says he cannot remember Bryant spending that much time on the bench during a competitive game. Bryant was taken out of the game with 5:45 to play and the Lakers down, 93-79. He remained on the bench with his left hand tucked under his chin while Coach Mike Brown left Metta World Peace on the floor.
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March 21, 2012 |
The only woman in a sea of men in suits, Dorothy Townsend can't help but stand out in the official photograph of the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for coverage of the Watts riots. The picture also inadvertently documents Townsend's other historic role at the newspaper. After insisting on being reassigned from "the women's pages" in early 1964, she became the first female staff writer to cover local news in a city room long populated only by men. Townsend, who wrote for The Times from 1954 to 1986, died March 5 of cancer at her Sherman Oaks home, said her cousin, Louise Hagan.
March 12, 2012 |
"Excuse me, miss? Why is this rock so special?" questioned the puzzled man, bundled in a heavy sweat shirt, a steaming cup of coffee in one hand. It was close to 3 a.m. on Saturday and the 340-ton boulder, after traveling for 11 nights through city streets, was on its victory lap, inching up Wilshire Boulevard to its destination at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hundreds of people were running on the sidewalk alongside the shining, custom-built...
December 4, 2011 |
You Will See Fire A Search for Justice in Kenya Christopher Goffard W.W. Norton: 317 pp., $27.95 The body of John Kaiser, an American Catholic priest, was found in a ditch outside the Kenyan market town of Naivasha on Aug. 24, 2000. A gunshot had blown off the back of Kaiser's head. He was 67, and for years he'd been a thorn in the side of Kenya's violent and corrupt ruling regime. A supposedly thorough FBI investigation concluded that Kaiser, with a history of manic depression, had killed himself.
November 25, 2011 |
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 10-4 (.714); season 105-55 (.656). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 12-1-1 (.923); season 76-73-11 (.510). Houston (7-3) at Jacksonville (3-7) Sunday, 10 a.m. Texans 13, Jaguars 7 TV: None. DirecTV: 704. Line: Texans by 3. O/U: 37. It's a changing of the Matts — Leinart for Schaub — as Houston continues its march toward its first playoff appearance.
November 17, 2011
Thinking about buying a new car? Interested in automakers' latest offerings? Times autos writer Jerry Hirsch is at the L.A. Auto Show and will be chatting with readers at noon Thursday about what's in store when the doors open to the public on Friday. As Hirsch and colleagues David Undercoffler and Susan Carpenter have reported, Ford has a new-look Escape sport utility vehicle; Mazda is unveiling its newest small SUV, the CX-5; Land Rover is showing off its DC100 concept cars; and Hyundai has revived the Azera.
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September 22, 2011
Tom Wilson Sr. Creator of comic strip character Ziggy Tom Wilson Sr., 80, creator of the hard-luck comic strip character Ziggy, died of pneumonia Friday at a Cincinnati hospital, his family said. Wilson was an artist at the American Greetings Corp. card company in Cleveland for more than 35 years and first published Ziggy in a 1969 cartoon collection, "When You're Not Around. " Ziggy was launched in 15 newspapers in 1971 and now appears in more than 500 daily and Sunday newspapers.
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September 4, 2011 |
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks called Saturday for the dismissal of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's top two officials because of a growing financial scandal over the private business dealings of stadium managers. Parks, a member of the Coliseum's governing commission, said in an interview that the panel should "make a clean sweep" of the leadership ranks at the publicly owned sports and entertainment complex. He spoke out after a report in Saturday's Times that, citing records and interviews, said the Coliseum's technology manager directed stadium business to a firm he founded.
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August 31, 2011 |
Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died. He was 82. Seeger, who lived in Silver Spring, Md., died of pneumonia Monday in a hospital in Olney, Md., said his son, Stephen M. Seeger. After entering journalism in the early 1950s, Seeger was covering economics, labor, banking, the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and regulatory agencies for Newsweek magazine in Washington, D.C., when Los Angeles Times editors recruited him in 1967 to create a similar beat.