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April 11, 2009
How refreshing to see Helene Elliott [April 9] finally put in print what Kings fans have said for years about the arrogance and incompetence that define Philip Anschutz's failed ownership of the Kings. Do you really think local owners McCourt, Moreno, Buss or even Sterling would view ignoring the media for the past 12 years as part of a viable marketing plan? Sadly, it is apparent by his lack of words and deeds that the only value Anschutz assigns to the Kings is as a glorified tax write-off.
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September 13, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Master" takes some getting used to. This is a superbly crafted film that's at times intentionally opaque, as if its creator didn't want us to see all the way into its heart of darkness. It's a film bristling with vivid moments and unbeatable acting, but its interest is not in tidy narrative satisfactions but rather the excesses and extremes of human behavior, the interplay of troubled souls desperate to find their footing. PHOTOS: Celebrity photos by the Times Its writer-director, of course, is the all-out visionary Paul Thomas Anderson, an all-in filmmaker whose previous work like "Boogie Nights" and "There Will Be Blood" explored strong and compelling personal conflicts.
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OPINION
August 24, 2006
Re "7 British Terror Suspects Also Pakistani Citizens," Aug. 19 The latest terrorist plan of mass murder was partly conceived in Pakistan, and seven of the suspects in custody have dual citizenship. In the aftermath of 9/11, we fought against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, driving Osama bin Laden toward neighboring Pakistan, at which point the Bush administration inexplicably cut and ran, turning its attention elsewhere. All the reasons originally cited to justify the invasion of Iraq -- despotism, weapons of mass destruction, breeding grounds for religious fanaticism and hatred -- exist in Pakistan.
SPORTS
April 11, 2009
How refreshing to see Helene Elliott [April 9] finally put in print what Kings fans have said for years about the arrogance and incompetence that define Philip Anschutz's failed ownership of the Kings. Do you really think local owners McCourt, Moreno, Buss or even Sterling would view ignoring the media for the past 12 years as part of a viable marketing plan? Sadly, it is apparent by his lack of words and deeds that the only value Anschutz assigns to the Kings is as a glorified tax write-off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
With the invasion of Panama, the President has betrayed the new realization spreading in the world that we do have more effective tools than the military to settle our problems and differences. His timing couldn't be worse. Most world leaders are talking about "peace dividends", and (Soviet President Mikhail) Gorbachev commits himself in both words and deeds to no military intervention in other countries. And at this moment, our president starts a war in Panama. What a reversal, and what a contrast to the exciting developments in Eastern Europe, where a groundswell from the people themselves, and not just military might, is producing profound change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1997
Your most welcome account of the life work of Martin Litton ("The Old Man and the River," May 11) fittingly highlighted one important aspect of the life of this remarkable man. Your staff writer deserves special commendation for following Litton to places to which the average person would never venture. Your story, however, might well have made mention of Litton's piloting of his own plane, taking aerial photographs of the devastation of our nation's forest resources. Some of Litton's photographs reveal illegal harvesting of timber by the logging industry; others simply reveal the shortsighted and ill-advised harvesting policies of the U.S. Forest Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1987
In all important areas, both foreign and domestic, President Reagan's "policies," if there are any at all, seem to boil down to a knee-jerk approach to the problem at hand. Consider the following recent policy approaches: --The total absence of a defined policy in Lebanon that led to the death of 241 Marines. --The President's own "policy" of not trading with terrorists certainly turned out to be a contradiction between words and deeds. --The President supported anti-drug enforcement.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Master" takes some getting used to. This is a superbly crafted film that's at times intentionally opaque, as if its creator didn't want us to see all the way into its heart of darkness. It's a film bristling with vivid moments and unbeatable acting, but its interest is not in tidy narrative satisfactions but rather the excesses and extremes of human behavior, the interplay of troubled souls desperate to find their footing. PHOTOS: Celebrity photos by the Times Its writer-director, of course, is the all-out visionary Paul Thomas Anderson, an all-in filmmaker whose previous work like "Boogie Nights" and "There Will Be Blood" explored strong and compelling personal conflicts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1999 | CORINNE FLOCKEN
Orange County family concerts, plays and events for the next several weeks. Today At the Santa Ana Zoo's annual Sheepshearing Festival, professional clippers demonstrate their skill along with spinners, weavers and other artisans, who will also show kids how to turn raw wool into yarn. Demos run on the half-hour, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. Free with zoo admission: $2-$4; free to visitors younger than 3 and those with disabilities. (714) 836-4000.
NEWS
January 27, 1994
If the curriculum at Calvary Chapel High School includes charity and kindness, it definitely fell upon deaf ears of two of its students. The unkind remarks made regarding President Clinton and a member of his family in the Quote Me column (Jan. 20) were two of the three unkind references made about specific individuals (in response to the question, "What is your worst nightmare (dream or otherwise")). I think these children need to think before they speak unkindly about a person, whether or not they disagree with their politics.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2007 | Clare Aigner, Special to The Times
IN a snowy Berlin, where right-wing extremism is on the rise and skinheads linger, the long applause for the world premiere of "I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal," a documentary about the Nazi hunter who died in 2005, seemed especially poignant. "This is overwhelming; it is a great way for the film to start its new life," said Rick Trank, director of the documentary film unit of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
OPINION
August 24, 2006
Re "7 British Terror Suspects Also Pakistani Citizens," Aug. 19 The latest terrorist plan of mass murder was partly conceived in Pakistan, and seven of the suspects in custody have dual citizenship. In the aftermath of 9/11, we fought against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, driving Osama bin Laden toward neighboring Pakistan, at which point the Bush administration inexplicably cut and ran, turning its attention elsewhere. All the reasons originally cited to justify the invasion of Iraq -- despotism, weapons of mass destruction, breeding grounds for religious fanaticism and hatred -- exist in Pakistan.
NEWS
June 1, 2002 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
Thomas Jefferson once sat down with a pair of scissors, a pot of glue and a copy of the King James version of the Bible and produced what has come to be called "the Jefferson Bible," a cut-and-paste version of the New Testament that includes only those passages that struck Jefferson as authentic. "There is internal evidence that parts [of the Gospels] have proceeded from an extraordinary man, and that other parts come from very inferior minds," wrote Jefferson.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1999 | CORINNE FLOCKEN
Orange County family concerts, plays and events for the next several weeks. Today At the Santa Ana Zoo's annual Sheepshearing Festival, professional clippers demonstrate their skill along with spinners, weavers and other artisans, who will also show kids how to turn raw wool into yarn. Demos run on the half-hour, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. Free with zoo admission: $2-$4; free to visitors younger than 3 and those with disabilities. (714) 836-4000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1998 | MYRNA MALIS, Myrna Malis works for an intellectual property firm in Irvine and lives in Lake Forest
I recently left work at about 5:30 p.m. going about the usual Monday routine, or so I thought. I had just passed the Bake Parkway exit and proceeded to enter the Santa Ana freeway when I heard a very loud screeching of brakes and then a loud bang of cars smashing. My first thought was, "I'm glad I'm not in whatever lane that was." A split second later, a truck (which I later found out was a Ford Expedition) rammed into my little Nissan Altima full force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1998 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Figuring out the word "could" was tough for Charles Swoope as he read aloud to his mother. "The 'L' is silent," Marybeth Swoope hinted to her son. "Called. Coo-ud," he guessed. Then he finally figured it out. "Could," he declared, and continued reading. Since kindergarten, 10-year-old Charles has had reading difficulties, his mother said. Sometimes he misreads "to" for "it." And even short words like "roll" can trip him sometimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1998 | MYRNA MALIS, Myrna Malis works for an intellectual property firm in Irvine and lives in Lake Forest
I recently left work at about 5:30 p.m. going about the usual Monday routine, or so I thought. I had just passed the Bake Parkway exit and proceeded to enter the Santa Ana freeway when I heard a very loud screeching of brakes and then a loud bang of cars smashing. My first thought was, "I'm glad I'm not in whatever lane that was." A split second later, a truck (which I later found out was a Ford Expedition) rammed into my little Nissan Altima full force.
NEWS
June 1, 2002 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
Thomas Jefferson once sat down with a pair of scissors, a pot of glue and a copy of the King James version of the Bible and produced what has come to be called "the Jefferson Bible," a cut-and-paste version of the New Testament that includes only those passages that struck Jefferson as authentic. "There is internal evidence that parts [of the Gospels] have proceeded from an extraordinary man, and that other parts come from very inferior minds," wrote Jefferson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1997
Your most welcome account of the life work of Martin Litton ("The Old Man and the River," May 11) fittingly highlighted one important aspect of the life of this remarkable man. Your staff writer deserves special commendation for following Litton to places to which the average person would never venture. Your story, however, might well have made mention of Litton's piloting of his own plane, taking aerial photographs of the devastation of our nation's forest resources. Some of Litton's photographs reveal illegal harvesting of timber by the logging industry; others simply reveal the shortsighted and ill-advised harvesting policies of the U.S. Forest Service.
NEWS
April 23, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a court-appointed special advocate for the Child Abuse Services Team, Marianne Gillispie has seen the worst of what people are capable of doing to children. There was the 13-month-old sexual assault victim whose injuries included five broken bones. And the 15-year-old girl whose aunt witnessed the girl's rape and did nothing to stop it. And the 7-year-old boy who was being molested by both his father and his uncle.
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