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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1990 | Dianne Klein
Patti Frustaci, mother of four, is pregnant again--with twins. New life, new hope. A voice inside tells us that we should be pleased. But the voice, in my mind, betrays some doubt. Parenthood has not come easily to Patti and Sam Frustaci. They could not conceive naturally and later, when conception finally occurred, it carried a high price. First an infertility specialist helped by administering a common fertility drug, Pergonal.
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SPORTS
July 19, 1996 | LARRY STEWART
No one is allowed to talk about the specifics, but NBC is doing its best to pump up the opening ceremonies as the centennial Olympics get under way tonight. The highlight of the opening ceremonies in Barcelona four years ago was the bow-and-arrow lighting of the Olympic torch. "Barcelona was great, this is better," said NBC producer David Neal, who is in charge of the 5-9 p.m. television coverage. "It is a spectacular, Hollywood-type show. I've seen bits and pieces of it six times.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1994 | TOM PETRUNO
The standard wisdom about the stock market in 1994 is that it's going to be a tough year. But some Wall Streeters have another idea: They see a buying mania coming, similar to the one that drove the Dow Jones industrial average up 36% between January and August, 1987. Sound too far fetched? Of course it does--which is exactly why the super bulls are so intrigued with the possibility. The market usually confounds the majority view, often with a vengeance.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2009
SERIES Sports Jobs With Junior Seau: The former NFL linebacker works as a caddy for LPGA star Natalie Gulbis. (7 p.m. VS). The New Adventures of Old Christine: Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) accuses Richard (Clark Gregg) of being a bad parent when Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon) is injured at a skateboarding party, in this repeat (8 p.m. CBS). The Office: NBC offers a mini-marathon (8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. NBC). Gary Unmarried: Gary (Jay Mohr) tries to motivate his bowling team when it makes the championships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1986 | JUAN ARANCIBIA and MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writers
When Kelly Stoetz and her family moved into their Broad Street apartment in Newport Beach about a year ago, the biggest concern she had about a nearby methane-burning lamppost was the odor. Wednesday, after reading reports that she lives on top of a deposit of potentially dangerous methane gas, Stoetz said she and her family have new and greater concerns. "It's scary," Stoetz said, but she added that she is resigned to the problem. "We can have an earthquake any day, too."
SPORTS
December 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
A couple of years ago, the Tijuana Xolos were just another anonymous team languishing in the second tier of Mexican soccer. But Sunday afternoon, 18 months after being promoted to the elite first division, the young upstarts have a chance to win the prestigious 18-team Torneo Apertura and stake a claim to being the best team in the country. How unusual is that? Well, imagine the minor league Toledo Mud Hens joining the National League and winning the World Series a year later.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2004 | Greg Braxton
Fox executives are hoping for a hit on the order of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" with tonight's premiere of the totally unrelated "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance," which comes on right after the season premiere of "American Idol." "Fiance," which premieres at 9 p.m., is from the team behind Fox's hit "Joe Millionaire," and it furthers that show's practical-joke genre, in which several single women were wooed by the construction worker posing as a rich man.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1996 | CHEO HODARI COKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smokin' Grooves, the ambitious hip-hop tour that ends its six-week run Monday night at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, appears to have lived up to all industry expectations. Sponsored by the House of Blues, the tour--which featured such acts as the Fugees, Ziggy Marley, Cypress Hill and A Tribe Called Quest--drew an average of about 9,000 fans and grossed nearly $200,000 per show, according to Pollstar, a concert industry publication.
SPORTS
May 19, 1988 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff
They've got every star big man in American amateur basketball here for the Olympic trials: Danny Manning, the lottery prize; David Robinson, the famous ensign; Alonzo Mourning, the high school phenomenon; J.R. Reid; Danny Ferry; Dean Garrett, and . . . Jack Haley? You read right, Bruin faithful.
SPORTS
July 21, 1988 | Bill Christine
Of the two California-based horses running in the Matchmaker last week at Atlantic City, N.J., Lizzy Hare was thought to be the filly with the better chance. Trevor Denman, for one, liked Lizzy Hare's chances. Denman, the Santa Anita and Del Mar race announcer who does a two-week guest appearance at Atlantic City in the summer, remembered calling Lizzy Hare's win in last year's Del Mar Oaks.
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