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December 15, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Mayor Bradley's daughter Phyllis, who has a history of arrests on drug-related and traffic violation charges, was arrested early this morning on suspicion of drunk driving after she was stopped for a traffic violation in the Mid-Wilshire area, police said. A motorcycle officer stopped Bradley, 44, about 12:40 a.m. after she allegedly made an illegal U-turn on Pico Boulevard near Bronson Street, said Sgt. Dick Clark. She declined a sobriety test and was taken to Wilshire station.
September 25, 1996
Re "Fear of Speeders Ranks With Drugs, Crime, Police Poll Says," Sept. 20: Hasn't Cmdr. Art Lopez, the Los Angeles Police Department's traffic chief, driven in L.A. lately? If he had he wouldn't be surprised that traffic was right up there in public worries, along with drugs and other crime. Maybe the cops who work for him are also oblivious to what's going on in the streets. Where are the cops when you need them? Stop at any red light and watch lines of cars run the light to get through an intersection.
October 10, 1985 | Mike Downey
The sun sets in the West. The freeway is jammed. Dodger Stadium is crowded. Ella Fitzgerald sings great. Elizabeth Taylor looks great. Fernando Valenzuela pitches great. Ozzie Smith misses a ground ball. Ozzie Smith misses a ground ball! Oh, sure. And Tom Lasorda eats wheat germ; Frank Sinatra sings Prince songs, and Orson Welles goes roller-skating in Venice. Ozzie Smith doesn't miss ground balls. Except he did.
November 27, 2003
Re "State Moves Toward Repeal of License Law," Nov. 25: I guess I'm getting too old. I still thought we had representative government. If our elected lawmakers can vacillate 180 degrees in such a short time, who are they representing? The only motivation that I can see for such a dramatic reversal on the law giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants is the new governor's threat to take the issue to a public initiative. Would that be the voice of the people? Thomas E. Kolanoski Costa Mesa
December 20, 2009 | By Henry Chu
For nearly 30 years, no nukes were good nukes in this Scandinavian nation. Spooked by the meltdown at Three Mile Island, Swedes voted decisively in 1980 to ban expansion of nuclear power, and lawmakers pledged to close down all of Sweden's reactors by 2010. Many here were therefore stunned this year when the government announced a sudden U-turn in energy policy. Not only should the country's 10 nuclear power stations stay open, officials said, but the plants should be allowed to buy new reactors to replace the old ones if necessary.
November 16, 2008 | SAM FARMER, Farmer is a Times staff writer.
Everyone in the NFL is talking about the U of Miami. No, not the school, but the U-turn of the Miami Dolphins. The franchise that went 1-15 last season has now won three in a row and five of seven. If they beat the Oakland Raiders today, the Dolphins will pull within a game of the first-place New York Jets in the AFC East. Few people could have predicted the Dolphins' turnaround would be this whiplash-fast.
The city's neon lights vibrated in the polished hood of the black BMW as it cruised up Las Vegas Boulevard. The man in the passenger seat was instantly recognizable. Fans lined the streets, waving, snapping photos, begging Tupac Shakur for his autograph. Cops were everywhere, smiling. The BMW 750 sedan, with rap magnate Marion "Suge" Knight at the wheel, was leading a procession of luxury vehicles past the MGM Grand Hotel and Caesars Palace, on their way to a hot new nightclub.
January 26, 2010 | By Shannon Ryan
Losing at Michigan was bad. Losing its coach was worse. And then Connecticut found a way to reverse its spiral at the most critical time of its season. The Huskies fell out of the national rankings a week ago after dropping consecutive games to Georgetown, Pittsburgh and unranked Michigan. Their leadership was questioned. So was their talent. When Coach Jim Calhoun , who has missed games before because of health issues, took a temporary leave of absence for unspecified medical reasons, the questions grew louder.
August 31, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Paul Richter and David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - As often happens at the end of a busy day, President Obama took a quiet walk Friday night on the rolling South Lawn of the White House with his chief of staff and longtime confidant, Denis McDonough. The two men talked war. Pentagon officials had fine-tuned their target lists in Syria. Five U.S. destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean were awaiting orders to launch fiery salvos of Tomahawk missiles. Obama's aides had canceled Labor Day weekend plans, expecting an imminent attack.
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