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November 7, 2006 | Robyn Norwood
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's original injury has healed well enough that the cast on his right hind leg was removed Monday, leaving the colt to overcome the complications to his left hind foot he suffered in July.
January 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The Galaxy said Monday it has added Kenny Arena, son of Galaxy head coach and General Manager Bruce Arena, to the soccer team's coaching staff. Kenny Arena, 32, has spent the last two years as head soccer coach at Florida International University in Miami, and he's a former coach in the Galaxy Academy for younger players. "We are pleased to add Kenny to our coaching staff," Bruce Arena said in a statement. "Kenny's familiarity with the Galaxy, experience in player development and his knowledge of the college game make him a good fit for our club.
August 13, 1993
Dorothy Yardley, former social director at the Balboa Bay Club, died Thursday in a convalescent home here where she was recuperating from surgery. She was 88. Mrs. Yardley was called "the friend of presidents" because of friendships she made with former Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, said Linda Essig, a spokeswoman for the Balboa Bay Club. The former Presidents met Yardley while visiting the Balboa Bay Club, and lasting friendships resulted, Essig said.
June 7, 2009 | Robin Abcarian
It was a peaceful postscript to a violent end: Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday at a memorial for George Tiller, the Kansas physician who was at the center of the abortion debate until he was assassinated at his church last Sunday, allegedly by an antiabortion extremist. The 90-minute ceremony came to a powerful culmination when Tiller's wife of almost 45 years, Jeanne, stood alone on the altar beside her husband's casket and sang "The Lord's Prayer."
April 1, 2009
After Barack Obama was elected president, Pope Benedict XVI sent him a congratulatory letter. So did Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the time, neither the Vatican nor the Catholic bishops were under any illusion about Obama's opposition to outlawing abortion, a position that obviously put him at odds with the church's agenda.
How can you tell if you're a genuine Midwesterner? Easy: You can recite the names of the men on Mount Rushmore, you eat "dinner" at noon, you know a pesticide from a herbicide, and when you hear the word "stock," you think of cattle, not Wall Street.
May 22, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
A team of veterinary surgeons trying to save the life of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro operated on the colt's shattered right hind leg for more than four hours Sunday, and after a nearly eight-hour ordeal the horse was standing unassisted in a special stall Sunday night.
September 18, 1993 | From Religious News Service
A high-level debate, spiced with a dash of bare-knuckle language, has erupted in some academic circles over claims by three scholars that the rate of church attendance in the United States, as established by decades of telephone polls, has been heavily inflated. The study, based partly on head counts of churchgoers, argues that the rate of church attendance is about half that claimed for years by social scientists and publicized by historians and journalists.
May 30, 2006 | Lauren Peterson, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UCLA junior Benjamin Kohlloeffel defeated Virginia sophomore Somdev Devvarman, 6-1, 6-4, Monday at Stanford's Taube Tennis Center to become the Bruins' first NCAA singles champion in men's tennis since the school's current coach, Billy Martin, did it in 1975. "You almost never have, like, a perfect match, but today I felt so good out there," Kohlloeffel said. The left-hander never trailed, taking a 3-0 lead to open each set.
March 2, 1991 | DAYE CLARK
The ninth annual Mindszenty Conference will be held today from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Four prominent speakers are scheduled to address the conference, which is sponsored by the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation. Frank Shakespeare, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, will give a firsthand account of recent events in Central Europe and the Ukraine. Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) will discuss "The Cultural War in America." Bishop Jerome J.
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