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I love martinis. I average about two a year, usually here in Las Vegas, where they are known to spawn. A cold glass of beer is a splendid sight, and a glass of Chardonnay has a lovely sort of moon glow. But a martini comes with that great stiletto heel....
Today, Reynolds and Krisberg discuss application of the three-strikes law. Previously, they debated the three-judge panel that will review the question of capping California's prison population, crime rates and incarceration, and prison overcrowding....
Tags: Death, Sex Crimes, Lawyers, Judges, Referenda
Times Staff WriterDecades before "The Osbournes" gave the American public a peek into the family life of a rock legend, before "Chaotic" detailed pop princess Britney Spears' unraveling, before "Being Bobby Brown" captured celebrity dysfunction in its fullest flower, one...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's one of the most urgent questions facing men of a certain age today, particularly in Latin American countries, a question that strikes at one's core values and affirms one's identity as a soccer-mad, tequila-swigging, red-blooded varon. That question...
The Welsh mountain fog mesmerized me with its surreal beauty, whipping over the craggy peaks and ridgelines, riding the constant winds that sculpt the bleak rock face of the mountains. But it is more than the constantly shifting fog that shrouds...
Tags: Gardens and Parks, Mystery (genre), Climbing, Wales, Bangor
Times Staff WriterThree U.S. Green Berets were killed and 20 were wounded in the battle to seize the southern Afghan city of Kandahar early Wednesday when an American bomber dropped a massive "smart bomb" about 100 yards away in the first deadly "friendly fire" incident to...
CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was remembered as an American hero as he was buried Monday with full military honors amid the white grave markers of Arlington National Cemetery. "From his earliest days . . . he worked to do what was right," CIA Director...
Tags: Death, Defense, Heroism, Armed Forces, Colin Powell
Times Staff WriterAn empty chair threw its shadow across the meadow: a tall-backed, scuffed, swivel writing chair, looming in its emptiness. The writing chair was one that Edward Abbey used. And when you know that, you can understand how long and how broad the shadow was....
Once again, we're being sold on the devil theory of history. Not that Osama bin Laden doesn't fit the bill as the Satan of the moment, just as Saddam Hussein did in the previous Bush administration. But it's dangerous nonsense to suggest, as President...
FarmingtonThe Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced the names of those students who accepted membership in the honor society. They were formally recognized during a spring induction ceremony. Phi Theta...
The Hartford CourantAlexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., now based in Cheshire, will break ground Monday morning on its new global headquarters in New Haven, the company said Friday. The company's new headquarters — an 11-story, $100 million building for offices and...
My husband Irving Patron died on Memorial Day. The timeline was fitting. At the start of 1944, Irving "Pat" Patronsky of Garden Street in Hartford, Conn. went off to war. And so did most of the boys from Weaver High School class of 1939. He was...
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