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September 11, 2009 | Megan K. Stack
In a showy display of cash-slicked camaraderie and like-minded politics, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recognized the independence of the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia today during a state visit to Russia. Venezuela becomes the third country, after Russia and Nicaragua, to acknowledge the national aspirations of the two small, rebel regions located inside Georgia's internationally recognized borders. Impoverished South Ossetia was at the heart of last summer's war between Russia and Georgia, and Moscow has been accused of carrying out a de facto annexation of the two republics.
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December 28, 2013 | By Lee Romney
YREKA, Calif. - Farmers, ranchers and onetime loggers were among those who packed a church community room here in August to listen to a former state lawmaker convey his vision of a cleaved - and more governable - California. The theme was familiar, the resonance deep for those convinced that relentless regulation is strangling the economy of this northern border county. But this time, a tall man sporting a baseball cap stood up with a challenge. "Are we just going to go have an ice cream and complain?"
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NATIONAL
June 24, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Christians must love all people, even if they don't support their values, pastor Rick Warren told breakaway Episcopalians and other Anglicans in Bedford. "We are to love the people of the world no matter what they believe; we are to not love the value system of the world. And the problem today is a lot of Christians are getting that reversed. They love the value system and hate the people," said Warren, of Orange County's Saddleback Church. "God has never met a person he didn't love."
SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Chris Foster
This was something new for UCLA, a receiver racing down field and a long pass going to him. Devin Fuller , who hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass against Colorado, could feel a difference on the sideline. Fans who booed after the Bruins failed to get a first down on their first two drives were now cheering. "I knew it was big play for our team," Fuller said. "We had gone three and out on the first two drives. We got stuffed on the first run of that drive. It gave everyone confidence.
SPORTS
May 30, 2012 | Helene Elliott
NEWARK, N.J. - He was the player his Kings teammates would have chosen to be in this situation, to have a breakaway in overtime of the Stanley Cup Final, because they knew he would perform as if he were gliding on a pristine glacial lake instead of the choppy ice of the sauna-like Prudential Center. And there Anze Kopitar was, alone in the midst of a huge crowd and two tired, sweaty teams, an almost surreal scenario. Drew Doughty got the puck to Justin Williams, who was along the boards when he chipped a beautiful backhand pass to the middle of the ice. There was nothing between Kopitar and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur but the sticky air and a few dozen feet of ice. "Everybody jumped up in anticipation," said Kings winger Dwight King, who was watching from the bench.
WORLD
June 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The European Parliament said Russia's peacekeeping mission in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region is not neutral and the terms of its deployment must be changed. The European Union assembly demanded in a nonbinding resolution that member nations send their own border mission to Abkhazia. Georgian officials have asked for EU participation in the U.N.-monitored peacekeeping forces. Moscow has offered passports to Abkhaz residents and those of South Ossetia, another breakaway area in Georgia, and said it would establish ties with separatist institutions in the two regions.
SPORTS
February 27, 1992 | DAVID COULSON
San Pedro 4, San Fernando 2--The San Pedro boys' team scored four goals in the final 43 minutes to defeat the top-seeded Tigers in a City Section match. "We were giant killers," said San Pedro forward Chris Wirtz, who put the match out of reach with a breakaway for the visiting Pirates' final goal. San Pedro (10-4) came into the match as the No. 3 entrant from the Southern Pacific League, but it dominated play after San Fernando (18-3-2) took a 2-0 lead.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Brigitte Bardot, whose breakaway towels kept eyes glued to the screen in her cinema "sex-kitten" days, made her television debut today to save the elephant by putting ivory dealers out of business. After 16 years of avoiding cameras, the 54-year-old Bardot's passion for animal welfare finally persuaded her to host a series of six hard-hitting documentaries aimed at halting reckless poaching for profit and cruelty in the name of science. "There were 2.5 million elephants in 1960.
SPORTS
January 31, 2010
Mike Fisher scored 3:33 into overtime and the Ottawa Senators extended their winning streak to a team-record nine games in a row with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Fisher scored during three-on-three play after both teams drew penalties in the extra period. He took a pass from defenseman Erik Karlsson and cut across the goalmouth to put a backhand past Jaroslav Halak. Montreal's Hal Gill was penalized for tripping 2:17 into overtime after he upended Jason Spezza on a partial breakaway.
SPORTS
December 17, 1986
Heather McIntyre scored 11 minutes into the second half Tuesday to lift the Laguna Hills High School girls' soccer team to a 1-0 win over Edison in a nonleague match at Huntington Beach. Junior goalie Lynn Lambert had nine saves to record her seventh straight shutout. The Hawks (7-0) have not allowed a goal this season. Edison, defending Southern Section 4-A co-champion, is 4-2. The game was a rematch of last year's semifinal, won by the Chargers, 1-0.
SPORTS
June 7, 2012 | Mike Bresnahan
After almost 45 years of heartbreak and general unhappiness, the franchise that never won a Stanley Cup whiffed at a chance to parade one in front of their fans. Missed opportunities. So many, many missed opportunities. The Kings hit the post twice and failed on an estimated 7,000 breakaways in a 3-1 loss Wednesday to New Jersey in Game 4 of the Final. They still hold a dominating 3-1 series lead, but you could almost sense their bitterness afterward at Staples Center.
SPORTS
May 30, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
NEWARK, N.J. — Dustin Penner had the best imagery, likening the arena to a Russian sauna, and Dustin Brown said the puck behaved more like a bouncing tennis ball than anything else, all greatly testing their poise and patience. On a night that required sweat and skill, the Kings got both in a 2-1 overtime victory against the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. Center Anze Kopitar scored on a breakaway 8 minutes 13 seconds into overtime, moving the Kings to within three victories of their first Cup in franchise history.
SPORTS
May 30, 2012 | Helene Elliott
NEWARK, N.J. - He was the player his Kings teammates would have chosen to be in this situation, to have a breakaway in overtime of the Stanley Cup Final, because they knew he would perform as if he were gliding on a pristine glacial lake instead of the choppy ice of the sauna-like Prudential Center. And there Anze Kopitar was, alone in the midst of a huge crowd and two tired, sweaty teams, an almost surreal scenario. Drew Doughty got the puck to Justin Williams, who was along the boards when he chipped a beautiful backhand pass to the middle of the ice. There was nothing between Kopitar and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur but the sticky air and a few dozen feet of ice. "Everybody jumped up in anticipation," said Kings winger Dwight King, who was watching from the bench.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
The latest installment in the "Twilight" series didn't break franchise records this past weekend, but the film still had the fifth-best domestic opening of all time at the box office. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" raked in $139.5 million, according to an estimate from distributor Summit Entertainment. While that was an impressive opening, "Breaking Dawn" fell just short of the $142.8-million opening weekend record held by the second movie in the series, 2009's "New Moon.
NEWS
October 20, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Cruise fans who want to be first in line to board the Breakaway, one of Norwegian Cruise Lines' newest ships, may now buy tickets for its inaugural 2013 sailings. The ship's seven-night crossing from London to New York City in spring 2013 starts at a low $749 per person -- just a bit more than $100 a day. The deal: The Breakaway , which is still under construction in Germany, will hold 4,000 passengers and will be the largest ship to home port in New York City, according to the cruise line.
SPORTS
February 25, 2011 | By Robyn Norwood
Yet another attempt by the Ducks to plug the hole in their goal failed Friday night, this time by a very narrow but very dramatic margin. Their 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota was the Ducks' fifth defeat in a row as they struggle in the scrum of teams contending for the final Western Conference playoff spots. Dan Ellis, the newest player to start in goal after he was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay on Thursday, was victimized in overtime when the Ducks gave up two breakaways in the final minute.
NEWS
August 17, 2008 | Tim Judah, Tim Judah covers the Balkans for the Economist. He is the author of "The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia" and the forthcoming "Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know."
Afew months ago, I traveled to Sukhumi, a balmy, war-wrecked seaside resort that is the capital of Abkhazia. Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as anyone who has followed the news of the last week cannot fail to know, are the two breakaway regions of Georgia. In pelting rain, I crossed the Inguri River from Georgia proper into Abkhazia and noticed that the Georgians had erected a giant sculpture on their side. It was of a pistol pointing at Abkhazia, but the barrel of the gun had been tied in a knot.
SPORTS
February 9, 1987 | DAN HAFNER
Wayne Gretzky is ready for Rendez-vous '87. Gretzky, in his final tuneup for the two-game series with the Soviet Union, scored two goals and set up two others Sunday night at Edmonton to lead the Oilers to a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The Soviets and NHL All-Stars play Wednesday and Friday night at Quebec in a format that is different from the usual midseason All-Star game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Leaders of a California labor group battling the giant Service Employees International Union alleged in a lawsuit Tuesday that the SEIU engaged in a pattern of violent threats and strong-arm tactics against dissident unionists. The suit, filed in Superior Court in San Francisco, is the latest salvo in the bitter intra-union clash pitting the SEIU against the breakaway National Union of Healthcare Workers. For two years, the rival group has been trying to woo SEIU members at California hospitals and healthcare facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2011 | By Mike Kupper, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ollie Matson, a remarkably versatile football player who had the misfortune during a 14-year career in the National Football League to play on mostly bad teams, among them some of the worst Los Angeles Rams clubs in history ? and made it to the Hall of Fame anyway ? has died. He was 80. FOR THE RECORD: Ollie Matson: In the obituary of Hall of Fame football player Ollie Matson in the Feb. 20 LATExtra section, the last name of his former college teammate Bob St. Clair was misspelled as St. Claire.
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