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January 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Billy Meyer Jr., a senior at Arcadia High, won $50,000 at the Super Bowl High Rollers tournament.
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April 10, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Kevon Seymour finished the 2013 season in style. The USC cornerback was selected defensive player of the game in the Las Vegas Bowl after deflecting a pass and making seven tackles in the Trojans' rout of Fresno State. The 6-foot, 175-pound junior from Pasadena built on the performance during the off-season and has been playing with a veteran confidence throughout spring practice. Seymour started on the left side last season, but with senior Josh Shaw sidelined while recovering from a stress fracture he also has played on the right.
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December 19, 2007 | By Bruce Wallace, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
LAHORE, PAKISTAN -- Back in the warrens of Lahore's old city, the boys and young men don't seem too worried about whether American politicians (Hillary Rodham Clinton) or American newsmagazines (Newsweek) think Pakistan might be the most frightening country in the world. Emergency rule doesn't seem to have changed the nightly routine much either. On Noor Street after dark, the cricket bats still come out, an old metal wicket gets set up, and spin bowlers show their stuff to the neighborhood.
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April 7, 2014 | By Gary Klein
The ball teetered on the lip of the 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. It was 2005, and after Tiger Woods' now-famous chip shot fell in for a birdie and Woods went on to win the Masters for the fourth time, Jim Michaelian made a decision. With Woods' popularity and Tiger-driven television ratings soaring, Michaelian was convinced that the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach should not be run on the same day that the winner of a golf major was being fitted for a green jacket.
NEWS
February 25, 1993
Alley--This word has been declared politically incorrect by defenders of the sport's image--the term now is bowling center. Brooklyn--A strike made when a right-handed bowler's ball hits the left side of the head pin, or a left-hander's ball hits the right side of the head pin. Casino bowling--A number of colored pins (usually three) is added; prizes of cash or Blue Chip stamps are awarded according to specific pin combinations knocked down.
SPORTS
March 29, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Clippers recently went bowling in Norwalk to help raise money for their charitable foundation. It was a fun day for the team, a respite from the intensity of the condensed 66-game NBA schedule. The day began with some friendly trash talk between Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the two top bowlers on the Clippers. Said Griffin: [Paul] is pretty good, but at his bowling event my team won. So I will let that speak for itself.
NEWS
March 25, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
Even before his victory in the Louisiana primary on Saturday, the map of states won by Rick Santorum covered a huge expanse of the nation's midsection, from the Deep South to the Canadian border, from the Appalachians to the Rockies. His main target now is Wisconsin, and Santorum's pitch here is largely cultural: I'm like you. To celebrate his landslide win in Louisiana, Santorum joined supporters at a Green Bay tavern, where he drank Dark Helmet Schwartzbier with his burger and fries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
There weren't any gutter balls thrown at Westminster Lanes one recent morning, even though the bowlers were a bunch of 3-year-olds. Judging from their average scores of 60 to 70 points per game, it might seem that these precocious youngsters were actually bowling prodigies preparing to join the professional tour.
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December 18, 1989 | BETTY GOODWIN
Strike the traditional Christmas parties with roast goose, plum pudding and carolers. For many people, the holiday season is being made merrier with a form of revelry you can be sure Bing Crosby never sang about in "Holiday Inn"--Christmas bowling parties. The Bayshore Bowling Center in Santa Monica has so many Christmas parties booked this season that Sara Binder, who coordinates parties there in conjunction with the adjacent restaurant, Cafe Beignet, says she has had to turn groups away.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2010 | By Mark Sachs
Talk about the revenge of the nerds -- CBS' "Big Bang Theory" is arguably the hottest show on TV, and actor Simon Helberg, who plays rocket-scientist Romeo Howard Wolowitz, says it's been one wild ride. "It's quite amazing, the popularity of the thing," said Helberg, who lives in the Koreatown area with wife Jocelyn. "Everyone involved with it is just kind of walking around in awe. But we're just trying to make the best show we can and hope that people keep laughing." The series, fresh off winning a People's Choice award Wednesday for best comedy, returns from a holiday hiatus with a new episode on Monday.
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April 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Four months ago, Clay Helton was drawing up a postseason game plan and overseeing USC's staff as interim coach of the Trojans. He guided USC to a Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State in December, and was subsequently rewarded when new Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian retained him as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Helton has spent the last four weeks installing the fast-paced, no-huddle offense that Sarkisian brought from Washington. The 41-year-old Helton had run a no-huddle system as Memphis' offensive coordinator before Lane Kiffin hired him at USC before the 2010 season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014
Sandy Grossman, 78, a television sports director who oversaw broadcasts of a record 10 Super Bowls and introduced several innovations to TV sports coverage, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., according to his son Dean. Grossman won eight Emmys for his work in a career that spanned more than four decades. From early on, he sought to not just cover the action, but also humanize sports matches by concentrating on individuals. "A good football broadcast should be like a good novel," Grossman said in a 1980 Los Angeles Times interview.
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March 21, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Eminem and Rihanna's upcoming “Monster” tour  has already gotten bigger. Earlier this week the pair officially announced they would team for a brief run of stadiums this summer, with gigs in Pasadena, New York and Detroit.   Due to “overwhelming demand,” they've added a second night to their stop at the Rose Bowl, Live Nation announced on Friday. The upcoming trek is the first time the two collaborators have toured together. But their track record has long been cemented.
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March 18, 2014 | By August Brown
M.I.A. might want to hang onto all that cash-register-ringing  money she earned on "Paper Planes. " The NFL is asking for $16.6 million stemming from the fracas over her middle-finger gesture at the 2012 Super Bowl. The incident took place during M.I.A.'s halftime performance with Madonna and Nicki Minaj, where the singer briefly flashed what looked like a raised middle finger at the cameras. The flicked digit came and went in a second, but the NFL took it personally. The league claims the singer-rapper, born Maya Arulpragasam, is in breach of a contract that stipulated her performance preserve the league's "reputation for wholesomeness.
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March 14, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years. Joel's been doing these sorts of shows as part of a monthly residency at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, so by the time he arrives at the Hollywood Bowl May 17 for the first of three nights the rust should be mostly knocked from his joints. Another curio, a French chanteuse and former first lady of France, Carla Bruni, will arrive in Los Angeles in the capacity for which she first gained renown: as a vocalist updating the classic French pop sound (that and as a supermodel)
SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
A bill has landed on the desk of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that local business leaders and others fear might cost the state next year's Super Bowl. Conceived by a conservative advocacy group and a Christian legal organization, Senate Bill 1062 would allow businesses to cite religious beliefs in refusing service to gay people and others. Brewer has until Saturday to either veto, sign or ignore it. The Arizona Super Bowl host committee joined the many groups against the bill. "On that matter we have heard loud and clear from our various stakeholders that adoption of this legislation would not only run contrary to that goal but deal a significant blow to the state's economic growth potential," the committee said . "We do not support this legislation.
HOME & GARDEN
January 3, 2008
I enjoyed your "Set Pieces" article about Edward Doheny's Greystone Mansion, one of my favorite L.A. film locations [" 'Blood' Work: Digging Up a Mansion's Mystery," Dec. 27]. But if the makers of "There Will Be Blood" had tracked down the ingeniously economical Fox B-picture "The Day Mars Invaded Earth," which was shot extensively on the grounds in 1962, they would have found that the disused bowling alley had been seen on film, fully functional, in black-and-white CinemaScope. "Mars" provides probably the most extensive tour of the property, inside and out, of all the features that were shot there, including such better-known works as "The Loved One" and "The Disorderly Orderly."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
A team of students from the Harvard-Westlake School won the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's annual Science Bowl -- displaying science, math and technology knowledge in the "game show style" competition. It was the school's first regional title. Last year's winner, quiz bowl powerhouse North Hollywood High School, fielded a team that came in second place. The competition took place Saturday, at the water and power utility's downtown Los Angeles headquarters, according to LADWP spokesman Walter Zeisl. Teams of four competed in round-robin play in the morning, followed by a 16-team double elimination tournament in the afternoon.  Current events and energy use were also covered, Zeisl said.
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February 22, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
Los Angeles high school students were vying Saturday for a chance to represent the city in a national science bowl in April. More than 225 local students, comprising 48 teams, were competing in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's 22nd Science Bowl at the utility's Hope Street headquarters downtown. The competition "tests students' reflexes, teamwork skills and knowledge of science, math and technology in a fun competitive atmosphere following a television game show format," according to a DWP release.
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