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SPORTS
November 26, 2013 | Wire reports
Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL most valuable player Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America. The 36-player ballot will include Armando Benitez, Sean Casey, Ray Durham, Eric Gagne, Jacque Jones, Todd Jones, Paul Lo Duca, Richie Sexson, J.T. Snow and Mike Timlin, the Hall said Tuesday.
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BUSINESS
November 18, 2013 | Marc Lifsher
and its more successful California start -- may be dominating the news now. But wait till next year. An election year ballot full of health issues awaits California voters next November. And the lineup could spur a campaign free-for-all that may prompt hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending. "The more the merrier," said Jamie Court, president of Santa Monica advocacy group Consumer Watchdog. Next year "could be the year of health reform. The more we can do to fix the federal health reform and make it cheaper and safer for consumers, the better.
WORLD
November 17, 2013 | By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul
SANTIAGO, Chile - Buoyed by personal popularity and her promise to rewrite Chile's Constitution, Michelle Bachelet surged to the top in Sunday's first round of voting to elect a new president, but fell short of enough votes to avoid a runoff. With nearly all ballots counted, Bachelet, a pediatrician and former president, was far ahead of eight other candidates, but, at 47%, was below the simple majority needed for an outright victory. In a distant second place was economist Evelyn Matthei, a former labor minister in President Sebastian Pinera's government.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
ALBUQUERQUE - A high-desert city in one of the poorest states in the nation has become the abortion debate's latest battlefield and a testing ground for whether abortion limits can be imposed on the local level. Early voting is underway in Albuquerque for an election Tuesday, which will decide whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Although similar bans have been passed by state legislatures, New Mexico's largest city is believed to be the first municipality in the country to place such an initiative on a ballot.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Now that voters have rejected a plan to save the Houston Astrodome, a marvel of engineering muscle and space-age glamour and easily the city's most important building, it would be easy to conclude that modern architecture has a major image problem in this country. That idea is underscored by the sad fate of Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, a striking clover-shaped concrete tower designed by Bertrand Goldberg that Northwestern University has begun demolishing to make room for a $370-million biomedical research center.
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The NBA revealed the 2013-14 All-Star ballot on Friday in preparation for the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. The Lakers are represented by Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash. Fans can vote once a day until balloting concludes Jan. 20. Voting can now be done on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text message or online via NBA.com as well as the league's Game Time app. Tweets for a specific player must include the first and last name along with the hash tag #NBABallot. The ballot includes 120 players (60 per conference)
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers had five players on the NBA's Western Conference All-Star ballot when it was released Friday. The Clippers had guards Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and sixth-man Jamal Crawford on the ballot. They also had forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan on the ballot as well. Paul is a six-time All-Star and was the game's most valuable player in 2013. Griffin is a three-time All-Star. Fans can vote for their favorite All Star on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
Two Los Angeles City Council members are calling for their colleagues to back a statewide ballot measure that provides funding to cities for "earthquake safety improvements," including helping property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major temblor. The resolution, proposed Friday by Tom LaBonge and seconded by Mitch Englander, asks the City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti to support or sponsor state legislation that would help fund local seismic safety efforts.
SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election. There were three inductees, selected by a separate committee to represent the pre-integration era, but each of those inductees had been dead for at least 74 years. When induction day arrived, the Hall of Fame generously estimated the crowd at 2,000 -- about one-tenth the usual number.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia and David Zahniser
Two L.A. City Council members are calling for their colleagues to back a statewide ballot measure that provides funding to cities for "earthquake safety improvements," including helping property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major temblor. The resolution, proposed Friday by Tom LaBonge and seconded by Mitch Englander, asks the City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti to support or sponsor state legislation that would help fund local seismic safety efforts.
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