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SPORTS
June 2, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Midnight was fast approaching when Tom Wilhelmsen and his girlfriend stumbled into Venice. The backpackers were tired and hungry and, truth be told, a little smelly. This was another new city on a trip full of them. They found a cheap room in a seedy hotel, a couple of slices of pizza and a bottle of wine. Then they crashed. "And then we woke up on the canal," he said. "You put your head out the window and, sure enough, there are all the gondolas and the clothes drying, just like in all the pictures.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2009 | DANA PARSONS
My first instinct was to sneak out the back door and not say a word to you. Not even leave a note. Just sort of slink away and assume you'd figure things out on your own. Isn't that just like a man? Then it dawned on me that I owe you a lot more than that. So, here's how the note begins: This is my last column for the paper. Note the use of italics. That is an intentional rhetorical flourish, meant to suggest that this represents a watershed moment in journalism and, perhaps, in your life.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Wal-Mart said a reinvigorated focus on price was allowing it to beat out competitors despite a challenging retail environment. "We're winning in the marketplace. You should feel very proud," Eduardo-Castro Wright, chief executive of the U.S. division, said at the annual shareholder meeting. But Wal-Mart did not change its outlook for the year as some analysts had expected. Its stock fell $1.43 to $58.37 on a bad day on Wall Street.
MAGAZINE
July 24, 1994 | Josh Mitchell
"Emoticons" used on on-line services. :-) smile, used to convey sarcasm. "Oh, right. And you only read it for the articles. :-)" ;-) wink. "I bet you say that to all the users. ;-)" :-( unhappy face. %-) crossed eyes. "I've been backing up my hard drive all day. %-)." :'-( tears. :-& tongue-tied. l-O yawn. "So I stood in line for an hour to see 'Forrest Gump.' Major l-O." O:-) angel. :-D big smile. "Thanks for your messages, made my day. :-D." :-J tongue in cheek. :-x kiss.
SPORTS
July 4, 2009
A friend had a great idea. Because the Kings are so far below the cap and have no intentions of trying to win or get better, let's divide the savings between the Kings and the season-ticket holders. Because you have an extra $14 million you are taking from us and doing nothing with, let's refund season-ticket holders $7 million. That way, we get some money back and pay a fair price for a non-playoff team. Alex Zims Beverly Hills :: The first day of NHL free agency was a bad day for the Kings, but a good one for the Clippers -- they are no longer the worst-run team to call Staples Center home.
NEWS
February 18, 1990
What a refreshing article Bob Sipchen writes: "Who Should Be Raising the Kids?" (Magazines, Feb. 8). Journalists are finally getting the nerve up to tell it like it is. I've encountered more bewildered and lonely children from two-income families or from families who believe it is someone else's responsibility to take care of, nurture, raise and educate their children; or (children of) mothers who place toddlers in front of the television set all day. These children feel dejected.
OPINION
October 3, 1999
It was the classic bad day at the office. In fact, it was a bad day in the solar system. NASA's $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter, the first spacecraft designed to study the climate of another planet, has been lost. After a journey of 461 million miles, the spacecraft entered Mars orbit about 60 miles off course, a lot, given the precision that space missions demand.
SPORTS
April 20, 2002
How do you know when it's a bad day? It's not when you play for the Angels, one of the worst hitting teams (.220) in the major leagues, already 71/2 games out of first place. It is when you play for the Angels and get benched because you're batting .143 and leading the team in errors (three) and strikeouts (13). If you're Tim Salmon, the highest-paid player on the team and you get paid $9,650,000 to do it ... maybe it's not such a bad day? Chris Gagliano Redondo Beach The Angels are currently [after April 18 games]
SPORTS
February 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
A long day on the road, a long night at the rink and another loss left the New York Rangers frustrated. Eric Desjardins scored 1:27 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Rangers, 4-3, Wednesday night for their sixth victory in a row. Because a blizzard in New York closed the airports, the Rangers rode a bus to Montreal. The trip took eight hours or, as defenseman Doug Lidster described, "three and half movies, a McDonald's and a Boston Chicken."
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