May 18, 2012 |
The realities of a lockout-shortened season will confront the Lakers one last time. They have been playing back-to-back games for months, but the playoffs aren't exactly the best time to endure a second game in a 48-hour span. Particularly when your opponent is the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose starters have an average age of 24.6. The average age of the Lakers' starters? A relatively geriatric 29.2. The Lakers have no choice but to slog through the second game of a back-to-back situation Saturday night at Staples Center in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals.
December 19, 2013 |
Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, whose disdainful take on the plight of older workers I described this week as " fatuous and flatly untrue ," defended his position Thursday as " substantively ... correct . " We can't both be right on this, so let's take a look at his evidence. I think you'll find it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. To recap, Biggs said in testimony before a Senate subcommittee Wednesday that there shouldn't be a problem in raising the retirement age for Social Security from 66 to 67 between 2017 and 2022.
January 6, 2013 |
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak told a group of about 1,000 season-ticket holders at Staples Center that he was "disappointed" with the team's performance this season. "If you have a bunch of cylinders, we're not running on all cylinders right now," he said during a Q&A session Sunday morning, before the Lakers fell to 15-18 with a 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. The major question for the organization seems to be the integration of Pau Gasol with Dwight Howard, under the guidance of Coach Mike D'Antoni.
April 28, 2012 |
What should the Lakers feel optimistic about against Denver? Mike Bresnahan: None of the Nuggets' starters have ever gotten out of the first round with Denver. Kobe Bryant alone has played in 41 playoff series. Tough to pick against the Lakers for that reason alone. Ben Bolch: They have played some of their best basketball as of late, with victories over Oklahoma City and San Antonio showing that they can beat the top teams in the Western Conference. Their energy level has been more consistent and their Big Three give them a 3-0 edge in the star department against the Denver Nuggets.
February 17, 1999 |
Old-timers, take heart. For every U.S. mutual fund manager in his or her 20s, there's at least one in his or her 50s. That's the conclusion reached Tuesday by researchers at Morningstar Inc., who found that the average age of about 1,000 managers in the firm's database is about 44. "It's a myth that the fund industry is overpopulated with managers in their 20s," said Morningstar analyst Scott Cooley.
May 10, 2008 |
Is Mercury headed for the junkyard? Speculation is mounting that Ford Motor Co., preoccupied with reviving its Ford and Lincoln brands, might decide to retire the Mercury nameplate rather than spend scarce resources trying to restore its former luster. Despite denials from Ford, the conjecture got a boost last week when Jerome York, a former auto executive and advisor to billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, said shedding the brand would be a smart move for the struggling automaker.
March 31, 1989 |
Herbert and Florence Friedman weren't sure of the response they would receive when they started a group called the Nifty Fifties at Leisure World, in Laguna Hills, early last year. In a community where the average age is 76 and an estimated 17 residents are over 100, the Friedmans and some of their peers believed that the younger set needed a group of its own to arrange social activities, such as dances and dinners.
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September 8, 1988 |
Detective Hector Camacho keeps a Polaroid photograph that he pulls from a desk drawer when he wants to make a point. The faded picture depicts a small, friendly looking 11-year-old boy. He is wearing a baggy, blue T-shirt that hangs on his thin shoulders, a pair of blue jeans stained at the knees, tennis shoes and an engaging smile. His hair is slightly tousled. The youngster could have been thinking about Little League.
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October 4, 1985 |
A new study by researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that people with atherosclerosis in their legs are 7 1/2 times more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases than people who don't have such fatty deposits in their legs. The results of the study, if confirmed by follow-up analysis, would give doctors yet another way of finding out whether their patients are in danger of suffering heart attacks and strokes.
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January 27, 1985 |
Luella Wolfe enthusiastically leaned forward in her wheelchair, spreading out a series of paintings depicting colorful scenes of Yosemite National Park and Oregon's Mt. Hood. "First I do the mountains, then the sky, then I add flowers," said Wolfe of her successful formula for creating and selling landscapes at 102.