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Sandra Kobrin is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.The stench of manure from a nearby fertilizer factory slips past the razor wire and the sharpshooters manning the watch tower. The smell follows the inmates everywhere, from the grassy courtyard where they read or play ball to the two-woman cells...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersSAN FRANCISCO -- Internal political considerations and concern among federal prosecutors that their case against baseball star Barry Bonds might not be strong enough delayed his perjury and obstruction of justice indictment for more than a year, according...
TEN years ago, when an editor discovered me shivering underneath a pile of one-sentence paragraphs and inexplicably made me a Times sports columnist, I knew there would be changes. I knew I would finally begin receiving e-mail from people other than...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNew York Some small hotels have lobby cats. The Lower East Side's Blue Moon Hotel presents the reception area mom. "What kind of tea do you want? Is it in there?" Rita Settenbrino asks while I sort through a small continental breakfast buffet that has...
Tags: Ice Cream, Entertainment, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Chicken Soup
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYou won't find Mariah Carey's name mentioned in the news announcement at the official website of Elvis Presley Enterprises, just some timely stats asserting that Presley should be credited for 18 No. 1 singles during his lifetime. So has Carey merely...
Tags: Mariah Carey, Elvis Presley, Sports
DAVE ZIRIN is the author of the forthcoming "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports."IT TAKES QUITE THE sportsman to inspire a call for a "smiting." But Barry Bonds, closing in on Henry Aaron's all-time home run record, might just be the first jock since the young Cassius Clay to inspire such biblical animus. In her regular ESPN.com...
Tags: FBI, Crime, Law and Justice, Racism, Radio, Sports Illustrated
Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98. Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues,...
Tags: Lou Gehrig, Satchel Paige, Baseball, Sports, Horse (animal)
ZEV CHAFETS is the author of "A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance."April 15, by decree of Major League Baseball, will be Jackie Robinson Day. On Sunday, a player on each big league team will be designated to wear Robinson's uniform number, 42. The Dodgers, Robinson's club in its Brooklyn incarnation, intend to go one...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSAN FRANCISCO -- At Joe DiMaggio playground in the North Beach neighborhood near Fisherman's Wharf, the same park where DiMaggio learned to play baseball as a youngster, Jesse Smith spent Thursday afternoon practicing his free-throw shooting technique...
If it is true that Alex Rodriguez stopped using steroids in 2003, before he came to New York, the Yankees have been swindled. A-Rod hasn't been trying his hardest to win and help his team. In A-Rod's defense, it could be argued that there is no...
All week long, Mat "Halos Heaven" Gleason and New York Sun baseball writer Tim Marchman are debating steroids in baseball. Yesterday's installment probed the possibilities and duties of Angels owner Arte Moreno in disciplining suspected Human Growth...
Special to The TimesJohnny Grant, who visited Hollywood in 1943 as a star-struck serviceman and returned to carve out a niche first as a radio and television personality and then as its honorary mayor and foremost booster, died Wednesday at the age of 84. Grant appeared...
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