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September 21, 2009 | Mark Silva
Acknowledging that he hasn't persuaded the American public and Congress to support sweeping changes to healthcare, President Obama offered a humbling admission Sunday: His message is sometimes not "breaking through." "I think there have been times where I have said, 'I've got to step up my game in terms of talking to the American people about issues like healthcare,' " he said during an unprecedented spree of appearances on five Sunday television news shows. Asked if he had lost control of the healthcare debate at those times, the president said: "Well, not so much lost control, but where I've said to myself, somehow I'm not breaking through."
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BUSINESS
March 5, 2014 | By Soumya Karlamangla
With less than a month left for enrollment in Obamacare, California's insurance exchange is applying a major dose of peer pressure. In a new TV ad blitz, recent enrollees extol the benefits of having coverage for checkups or a serious illness. A man plays soccer with his sons, a musician carries his guitar down the street. "I'm in," young, fit-looking people say. "Are you in?" the announcer asks. This new marketing marks a more direct appeal to millions of uninsured Californians before open enrollment ends March 31. After March 31, people can't enroll in most health plans again until late fall.
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SPORTS
January 9, 2012 | Sam Farmer
Get ready for three rematches in this weekend's divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and a fourth game that appears to be a grudge match. Houston is playing Baltimore again. Denver is playing New England again. The New York Giants are playing Green Bay again. But the most interesting behind-the-scenes story — which is unconfirmed — involves the game that wasn't played this regular season: New Orleans versus San Francisco. Those teams squared off in the exhibition season — the debut of 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh — and the Saints won, 24-3, in the Superdome.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
California wants more visitors -- and is "taking over" YouTube in a big way to lure them to vacation in the Golden State. Users in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Britain on Friday will see videos atop the YouTube page -- one every hour for 24 hours -- that showcase California and people who love it as part of a "24 Hours, 24 Dreams" tourism campaign. The partnership with Google will show videos of California dreamers. Footage includes Band of Horses singing amid the letters of the Hollywood Sign, skateboarding pro Bob Burnquist on a floating ramp in Lake Tahoe, and Chef Ludo Lefebvre, king of the pop-up restaurants.
SPORTS
June 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops' home was burglarized early Wednesday morning, with the thieves making off with a car and other smaller items, police said. According to ESPN.com, the police department has leads in what it is considering a first-degree burglary. Norman, Okla., police Lt. Eric Lehenbauer told the Oklahoman newspaper that several members of Stoops' family were home during the robbery, but no one was harmed. It is not clear whether Stoops himself was at home at the time.
SPORTS
April 10, 2009 | Teddy Greenstein
The fans wanted to witness history, and Chad Campbell strove to supply it. After the soft-spoken Texan set a Masters record by draining birdies on his first five holes Thursday and added four more on the back nine, the patrons shouted words of encouragement. "63!" "One more!" "Get to 10!" Campbell's birdie on No. 16 got him to nine under par, but he retreated with bogeys on 17 and 18 for a still-sterling 65 that left him with the first-round lead and wanting more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995
Have we of Thousand Oaks lowered ourselves to the type of politics where a bunch of "good old boys" with money are going to tell us how not to vote? This is to be accomplished, according to Brian Collier, president of Citizens to Save Our City, by negative campaigning against any City Council candidate other than their handpicked Mike Markey. It is an insult to the intelligence of the Thousand Oaks voter that this group thinks that we do not realize what a mockery they are making of campaign-spending limits with their planned advertising blitz.
SPORTS
October 21, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
"I guess if you live by the sword you die by the sword," said Philadelphia quarterback Ron Jaworski, whose fourth-period, 36-yard pass to wide receiver Kenny Jackson rallied the Eagles to a 16-14 victory over Dallas Sunday, ending the Cowboys' four-game winning streak. "Dallas had caught us right before the half with a couple of blitzes and, in the second half, I made the touchdown play to Jackson on the same blitz they caught us in earlier," Jaworski said. "They were rushing with nine people.
WORLD
December 17, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Italian police staged raids to arrest about 90 suspected mobsters and prevent the hobbled Sicilian Mafia from forming a new command structure and strategy, authorities said. The blitz, ordered by prosecutors in Palermo, was one of the largest in recent years and was billed as striking at the heart of the nascent hierarchy.
SPORTS
November 12, 1988
Conspicuous by its absence in the coverage of the UCLA-Washington State debacle was: --The fact that UCLA probably established a school record for biggest fall-from-ahead loss in its history by blowing a 21-point lead. --The Bruins earned the Samuel Morse award for best telegraphing of a blitz, resulting in an 80-yard touchdown pass that helped establish that fall-from-ahead record. RICHARD AGAY Beverly Hills
SPORTS
November 10, 2013 | By Chris Foster
TUCSON - UCLA certainly made use of its personnel against Arizona on Saturday. Linebacker Myles Jack made his debut as a running back in the second quarter. On a third-and-one play, the 225-pound freshman cut outside and turned the corner for a 29-yard run to the Arizona 37-yard line. Jack, who played running back and linebacker at Bellevue (Wash.) High, was not done. PHOTOS: UCLA defeats Arizona, 31-26 He gained 25 yards later in the second quarter and added a 66-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
September 28, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps: 1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages. 2. Put those on a card and laminate it. 3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder. If there are blitzes that work against the Denver Broncos quarterback, they haven't surfaced this season, even with All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady out for the season. No NFL quarterback has been more effective against the blitz, with Manning completing 63.6% of his passes in those situations (14 of 22)
SPORTS
September 27, 2013 | By Gary Klein
TEMPE, Ariz. - Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football. He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had he not suffered a season-ending injury on the eve of training camp last season. "I'm a firm believer in God always has a plan," Kennard said this week. After surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, Kennard redshirted last season as USC slipped from preseason No. 1 to a 7-6 finish.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Buffalo Studios, the creator of games played on social networks, such as "Bingo Blitz," will consolidate its multiple offices at Arboretum Courtyard in Santa Monica. The game creator was recently acquired by Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc., which signed a 22,000-square-foot lease for Buffalo Studios in the Arboretum building at 2120 Colorado Ave., real estate brokerage Cresa Los Angeles said. Bingo Blitz is a bingo-style game played on Facebook, iOS, Android and Amazon Marketplace that awards prizes to winners.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2013 | By Brian Bennett and Joseph Tanfani
WASHINGTON - The day after the Senate passed its immigration overhaul in June, leading opponent Roy H. Beck convened his top strategists at a corner table of a pricey restaurant to discuss what went wrong and to plan ways to stop the bill from becoming law. They brainstormed over rockfish and steak for 2 1/2 hours on how to derail any talk in the House of legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants - which Beck and his supporters view as unacceptable...
SPORTS
June 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops' home was burglarized early Wednesday morning, with the thieves making off with a car and other smaller items, police said. According to ESPN.com, the police department has leads in what it is considering a first-degree burglary. Norman, Okla., police Lt. Eric Lehenbauer told the Oklahoman newspaper that several members of Stoops' family were home during the robbery, but no one was harmed. It is not clear whether Stoops himself was at home at the time.
TRAVEL
August 12, 1990
May I congratulate you on your superb blitz of the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa. It was long overdue and I trust that any flak you receive from the resort industry will not unduly worry you. I have thought that society would be better off if Christopher Hemmeter were locked up for the rest of his natural life. David Eilias Travel Editor, The Age Melbourne, Austrailia
BUSINESS
September 23, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Yahoo Inc. believes that a lot of its good work has been overlooked, so it's spending more than $100 million to get the word out. The money is going toward a 15-month ad blitz, the Sunnyvale, Calif., company's most expensive marketing campaign to date. The ads will run on TV, the Internet and other media in the U.S. and nine other countries and highlight Yahoo's efforts to give visitors more ways to customize the pages they see on Yahoo.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
The nation's complicated healthcare overhaul is proving to be a surprising source of work: People are needed to explain the law's provisions to consumers. In addition to the expected demand for more nurses and doctors to treat millions of newly insured patients, the federal Affordable Care Act is feeding a cottage industry in call centers. The law, which represents the biggest expansion of health insurance in nearly half a century, has spawned a hiring blitz by the state, major health insurers and many community groups that have to decode a lot of insurance lingo in a short amount of time to an incredibly diverse population.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2013 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
The country's largest wireless carriers have joined together for a national advertising campaign to discourage mobile users from texting while driving. AT&T announced that competitors Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile and more than 200 other organizations have joined its "It Can Wait" campaign. The effort will focus on the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which have been called the 100 deadliest days on the roads for teen drivers. The campaign kicks off Monday, with the four wireless carriers bringing a multimillion-dollar co-branded advertising blitz to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving.
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