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April 11, 2014
Re "New details on shooting at station," April 9 The Times quotes Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck as saying, in regard to the shooting this week at a police station: "By the grace of God, the suspect did not come in with the assault weapons that he has had access to. " While I also am grateful that an assault weapon was not the shooter's firearm of choice, I believe that, with all due respect to Beck, it was not a god who saved lives...
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April 11, 2014
Re "U.S. to remove 50 ICBMs from silos," April 9 This article states that the federal government will keep 50 missile silos "warm but empty" in Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming even though they are no longer needed. They will be maintained as a boon to local economies. This is federal welfare at its best. Don Lemly San Clemente ALSO: Letters: Unsung heroes in the LAPD Letters: About those beef price stats Letters: Medicare payments analyzed
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OPINION
April 8, 2012 | By Eyal Press
Twenty years ago last week, Serbian snipers fired on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators in Sarajevo, launching a brutal siege that brought ethnic violence in the Balkans to menacing new heights. In the two decades since, attention has understandably focused on the deeds of the architects and perpetrators of the Balkan wars. Confronting the truth about how the violence was planned and orchestrated, many have argued, is an essential step in getting formerly warring factions to reckon honestly with their responsibility for what transpired.
OPINION
April 11, 2014
Re "New details on shooting at station," April 9 The Times quotes Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck as saying, in regard to the shooting this week at a police station: "By the grace of God, the suspect did not come in with the assault weapons that he has had access to. " While I also am grateful that an assault weapon was not the shooter's firearm of choice, I believe that, with all due respect to Beck, it was not a god who saved lives...
NEWS
April 10, 1994
The Japanese American Historical Society of Southern California is accepting nominations for its fourth annual community service and achievement awards, which recognize the "unsung heroes" in the community. Nominees should be organizations or individuals who have served the Japanese American community or promoted the Japanese American heritage through cultural and artistic achievements. Nominees can be from anywhere in Southern California and are not limited to Japanese Americans.
REAL ESTATE
May 12, 1985
Thank you for your excellent article (Feb. 24), "Johnson Named as Engineer of Year." It was the most thorough coverage we have ever seen on Engineers' Week. The 120,000 members of our various engineering societies under the umbrella group, the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, expressed considerable delight at reading about the "unsung" heroes of engineering. As an institute that strives to promote a better public understanding of engineers and engineering, the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering couldn't possibly hope to get a broader or more complete exposure of engineering people and topics.
WORLD
June 17, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
When Rahma Mohamed steps out of her son's line of sight, he begins to tremble. She rushes to cradle the 23-year-old's thin frame, kissing his stubbly cheek. "Relax," she murmurs. "I'm here next to you; you're all right. Don't cry. " Since Jan. 28, when security forces beat him and ran him over during the protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, Mahmoud Mohamed has been unable to speak, walk, eat or use the bathroom on his own. His head is a tapestry of scars and bandages, tubes sprout from his neck, and his palsied hands are clasped in front of a now-bony chest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
The Westside Volunteer Corps, a group of Ventura residents who volunteer at the city's Ventura Avenue police storefront, held an awards banquet Friday night to honor about 20 citizens they say are unsung heroes in the community. "Most of the people out here don't get remembered for anything, so this is our way," said Lou Sickels, a westside resident and corps member. "This is honoring people on The Avenue."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Casting directors, the largely unsung heroes of the film and TV business, enjoy a warm, deserving close-up in the highly watchable documentary "Casting By," in theaters for a quick run before its HBO premiere next month. Directed by Tom Donahue, the movie, jampacked with evocative film clips, archival footage and interviews with a who's who of actors and filmmakers (Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Woody Allen, Glenn Close, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Bette Midler are but a few)
NEWS
May 7, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Norman Vincent Peale wants to honor a few just-plain-folk who do good deeds with none of the glory. The author-minister announced Sunday that a nationwide search is on for "unsung heroes" to be lauded with America's Awards and $1,000 each. "We're looking for unsung heroes who personify American character and spirit, for 'ordinary folks' who are extraordinary examples of such values as compassion, honesty, courage or even friendliness," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Casting directors, the largely unsung heroes of the film and TV business, enjoy a warm, deserving close-up in the highly watchable documentary "Casting By," in theaters for a quick run before its HBO premiere next month. Directed by Tom Donahue, the movie, jampacked with evocative film clips, archival footage and interviews with a who's who of actors and filmmakers (Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Woody Allen, Glenn Close, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Bette Midler are but a few)
SPORTS
July 14, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
CLERMONT, Fla. - The ring sits in a black box at the bottom of a tan ostrich-skin briefcase, the contents of which have been unchanged for two decades. This was Tim Crews' briefcase. It once accompanied him to Dodger Stadium. Now it sits buried in the back of a closet, under some clothes, from where it is gently removed and carefully unlocked only on special occasions. Laurie Crews places the briefcase on a coffee table, slowly runs her hands over its faded leather, and asks her youngest son Travis to open it. It's the 25th anniversary of her late husband's greatest triumph.
TRAVEL
July 7, 2013
True meaning of Gettysburg The words in the article on Gettysburg touched me deeply ["A Town That Never Forgets" by Catharine Hamm, June 30]. The heart-wrenching graphic details brought an important time in our country's history to life for me. And the closing words, "Nearly 54,000 days after Lincoln's death, this country is still alive," filled me with pride. Thank you for a wonderful tribute. Lora Crommett San Marcos Your story about what happened seven score and 10 years ago is timely, as we mark the Fourth of July and empower new leadership in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013 | By David Wharton
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter isn't surprised that a couple of his non-superstar players are making a significant impact against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals. The postseason, he said, is suited for unsung heroes. "As you go further down the road in the playoffs, the only way you do it is by having great depth," he said. "There's guys that get a little bit more spotlight, usually because of offensive production. " Talking to reporters at the team's training site Wednesday, Sutter mentioned young winger Tyler Toffoli and defenseman Slava Voynov.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Raise a pint to Reg Presley, the singer and co-founder of the Troggs, who died Monday at age 71 after a battle with lung cancer. Yes, of course, stand at attention for the band's mega-hit, “Wild Thing,” and for the primal pleasures of its three-chords-and-a-yowl philosophy.  But please, dig deeper, because the Troggs (born in the early 1960s in Andover, England) at their best were one of the most primal of the early garage rock bands, a dangerously regressive bunch of thug-rockers whose attitude on love, life and their place in the world helped spawn an entire movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | By Matthew Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SUNDAY National Geographic Channel launches two nights of doom and gloom with the specials "Omens of the Apocalypse: The End is Near," "2012: Countdown to Armageddon - The End is Near" and "Evacuate Earth. " You have been warned. (7, 8 and 9 p.m.) MONDAY Before Lindsay Lohan, before Shirley Temple even, there was Diana Serra Cary - née Peggy-Jean Montgomery, pint-sized child star from the silent film-era - and she tells her own story in "Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | IRIS YOKOI
The Japanese American Historical Society of Southern California is accepting nominations for its fourth annual community service and achievement awards, which recognize the "unsung heroes" in the community. Nominees should be organizations or individuals who have served the Japanese American community or promoted Japanese American heritage through cultural and artistic achievements. Nominees can be from anywhere in Southern California and are not limited to Japanese Americans.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2000 | By CHRIS PASLES,
Are heroes born or made? The latter, says composer Behzad Ranjbaran in his new "Seven Passages." The 14-minute work was commissioned by the Long Beach Symphony, which gave the world premiere on a three-part program led by JoAnn Falletta on Saturday at the Terrace Theater. The music, in one continuous, episodic movement, is based on an 11th century epic by Persian poet Ferdowsi.
SPORTS
April 24, 2012 | Helene Elliott
The gospel of successful playoff hockey, according to Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, is indisputable. "Goaltenders, special teams, top players, unsung heroes and discipline. Write it down and don't forget it," he said. "It's true. It's part of the hockey bible. I've seen it for 35 years, live. " He saw it again during their five-game elimination of the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks, a series the Kings ended Sunday with a 2-1 overtime victory at Rogers Arena. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was better than Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, compiling a 1.59 goals-against average and .953 save percentage.
OPINION
April 8, 2012 | By Eyal Press
Twenty years ago last week, Serbian snipers fired on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators in Sarajevo, launching a brutal siege that brought ethnic violence in the Balkans to menacing new heights. In the two decades since, attention has understandably focused on the deeds of the architects and perpetrators of the Balkan wars. Confronting the truth about how the violence was planned and orchestrated, many have argued, is an essential step in getting formerly warring factions to reckon honestly with their responsibility for what transpired.
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