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2008-10-05 09:00:02

By LINDA DEUTSCH By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LAS VEGAS In a city where luck means everything, O.J. Simpson's unlucky number in a case full of bizarre twists was 13. He was convicted of an armed robbery that happened on Sept.

2008-10-04 12:15:00

By Steve Friess New York Times News Service LAS VEGAS -- A jury here Friday night found O.J. Simpson guilty of robbery and kidnapping, a verdict that came 13 year to the day after Simpson was acquitted in the highly publicized murders of his ex-wife and her friend.

2008-10-03 06:00:02

By William M. Welch LAS VEGAS -- A prosecutor showed jurors the mug shot of O.J.

2008-09-28 13:00:00

By Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times If you practice journalism long enough, you begin to develop a mental list of characters you hope never again to type in a particular sequence. Take, for example, the letters that spell "O.J.

2005-10-01 00:03:50

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Testing the waters of his tarnished celebrity a decade after his acquittal on murder charges, O.J. Simpson appeared at a Halloween-themed comic book convention on Friday night to sign autographs, but few beside the media seemed to care.

2005-09-30 17:19:15

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson plans to sign autographs and pose for pictures at a Halloween-themed comic book convention in a rare public appearance coinciding with the 10th anniversary of his acquittal on murder charges, a promoter of the event said on Friday.

2005-08-12 21:39:01

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Ashlee Simpson is ready to return to the scene of the crime.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.