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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore I was ushered into the elevator at the US Grant near downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, the bellman asked me to gaze at the lobby floor. There, beneath a small, square plaque, lay the contents of a new time capsule containing parts of the hotel's 96-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLA JOLLA INDIAN RESERVATION, Calif. -- One by one, they returned from the fire lines and steered their clunkers into a gravel parking lot. The dust from their wheels rose into the Pauma Valley and blended into the smoke billowing from three mountaintops...
Tags: Defense, Career and Workplace, Vehicles, Fires, Temecula
Back when the part-time actor, lawyer, lobbyist, former senator and presidential hopeful Fred Thompson was still merely "testing the waters," he held one of his first official news conferences, in a windowless room of the Indianapolis Convention Center....
Tribune staff reportersIMMEDIATE IMPACT Tourism: The Land of Lincoln will enjoy another "presidential halo effect" on its tourism industry, observers say. The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau predicts increased interest in South Side areas tied to Obama and in...
Zap2It.com"Law & Order" regular and former senator Fred Thompson is moving ever closer to making a run for the White House next year, and in preparation for that he's giving up his role on the show. Thompson informed "Law & Order" creator/executive producer Dick...
Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
Special to the TribuneAbout seven hundred fifty miles away and 150 years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling--the most controversial of the 19th Century--that would change history. But it was here in St. Louis that the Dred Scott case began--and the...
Tags: Defense, Minority Groups, Lawyers, Wisconsin, Abraham Lincoln
The Swampby Mark Silva On the eve of President's Day, ranking the 42 individuals who have occupied the presidency before now seems a fitting undertaking. That's what "a cross-section'' of 65 historians have done, commissioned by C-SPAN to produce a Historians........
KickingTiresIf you???re attending the 2009 New York International Auto Show this week, make sure to track down the $50 gift cards Ford and GM are handing out to attendees. They???re not free though; to redeem the $50 gift card, you......
Tags: Ford, Vehicles, Services and Shopping, Auto Shows
Today Kmiec and Litman discuss the attorney general's uncertain future. Tomorrow and Friday they'll debate the Senate no-confidence vote and the legal angles around the firing of U.S. attorneys. Don't damage the constitutional system By Douglas W. Kmiec...
Tags: Defense, John Ashcroft, Wisconsin, Political Corruption, Texas
However this election turns out, it will dramatically advance America's slow progress toward equality and inclusion. It took Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary courage in the Civil War to get us here. It took an epic battle to secure women the right to vote....
Today the United States Postal Service adds Ruben Salazar to its honor role of American journalists by issuing a first-class Salazar postage stamp. But the former Times columnist had left his mark long before his death during the 1970 Chicano Moratorium...
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