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Times Staff Writer1800s * 1889 Rancher Miguel Leonis, known for his rough ways, becomes the area's first recorded traffic death, after getting sloshing drunk and falling out of his wagon in the Cahuenga Pass. Mothers Against Drunk Cowboys is born. 1897 In the dark of...
Times Staff WriterPresident Bush got just what he wanted today from Republican platform writers: a tightly controlled, highly conservative statement of party principles that lauds his administration and glosses over internal dissent. The platform drafted by a 110-member...
As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
ABC26 NewsWhen she turned 113, Mississippi Winn could still stand up on her own and never thought her age was a detriment to her life. The upbeat former domestic worker from Shreveport, known in the city as "Sweetie," died Friday afternoon at Magnolia Manor...
President Barack Obama has been denounced by Republicans for asserting federal power at the expense of state sovereignty. But last week, he was denounced by Republicans for … not asserting federal power at the expense of state sovereignty. It...
Fast friends? President Barack Obama reportedly will meet with business and technology leaders Thursday in San Francisco. Among those expected to be in attendance: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 26, whose company Obama praised during his State...
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Tribune reporterIt's your little corner of paradise -- "little" being the operative word. So work it. Turn your balcony into an Eden of your own. Maybe you'll try something like Tina Howard's second-floor balcony in Logan Square. Brussels sprouts share a container with...
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State laws and Realtor business practices are preventing consumers from getting the full benefit of the competition that the Internet was expected to bring to the real estate industry, federal regulators said last week. In a report from the Federal Trade...
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Tribune reporter"Writing" seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done, yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. The 81-year-old composer and...
Literary editorWhen Isabel Wilkerson thought of writing about the Great Migration, the movement of the 6 million black Americans who left the Jim Crow South for the North and West between World War I and the 1970s, one of the first places she headed was Chicago's...
Tribune arts reporterThe sign outside the luxurious suite of offices in the NBC Tower bares no corporate name, nor even that of a non-profit entity. It merely declares the presence therein of a purportedly retired individual: John H. Bryan Jr., the former president and CEO of...
Times Staff WriterCall it the slobber stopper. It looks like an elaborate fountain. Water gurgles through a series of red-tiled pools, spillways and chutes within sight of the pedestrian walkway that connects the bluffs of Santa Monica with the Santa Monica Pier. The...
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