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February 5, 1994
Your heartwarming story about Karleen Shields in the Jan. 30 edition caused me a great deal of concern. While I realize Ms. Shields may have a transportation problem, she should be aware, as a caring mother, that she is endangering her daughters by riding three on a bicycle. It is also illegal, as is the lack of helmets on anyone under age 18 on a bicycle. KERMIT HEID Moorpark
December 21, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I have the day off, recovering from a trip back East with the Lakers and old age. But I find myself writing because I cannot believe the idiotic things being written about Kobe Bryant. Now I know what you are thinking: The guy really does need a rest if he's defending Kobe Bryant. But ESPN's Chris Broussard and Fox's Jason Whitlock have done Kobe a disservice, both coming to the conclusion that Kobe is the reason for the Lakers disappointing everyone this season. Without Kobe being Kobe this season, the Lakers might as well make like the NHL and disappear.
December 9, 2007
If your holiday wish list includes re-creating the movie theater experience in your own home, there's a lot more to buy than just the big-screen TV. For the full surround-sound-experience, you need a home theater audio system, which usually consists of at least five speakers and a subwoofer. Cost: as high as about $4,000 and as low as about $80. -- Sources: CNet; ISupply; Hiram Henriquez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Additional graphics reporting by David Colker
October 12, 2003 | Elliott Teaford
The Big Picture has been relocated to the Spotlight, leaving this space to be temporarily known as the Lesser Picture, a clearinghouse for news about one fine team from a non-BCS conference with two chances to join the big shots in the bowl championship series. Those chance are slim and none. Fresno State and Tulane have been down this rocky road before, both failing to shoulder their way into the big time from their non-BCS conferences.
November 14, 2006 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
All-Star forward Elton Brand and center Chris Kaman are off to slow starts, so the Clippers have relied more on others for scoring. And that's the way it should be, point guard Sam Cassell said. "We've got a lot of different ways we can go with the ball now," Cassell said. "We've got Tim Thomas, who can post up. People think of him as just a three-point shooter, but he has stuff on the post. He can do things down there."
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