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November 13, 1986
Did you notice that both the General Motors announcement to close 11 Midwest auto plants and President Reagan's veto of the Clean Air Act were held in abeyance until immediately AFTER the election. No coincidence? FRED R. HOFELD Los Angeles
April 4, 2014 | By Paige St. John and Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Federal corruption charges against state Sen. Leland Yee, accused of soliciting campaign donations from undercover agents who sought political favors in return, put new light on donations he received while voting on legislation affecting his contributors. California allows lawmakers to accept political donations while the Legislature is in session, so it is not unusual for money and votes to coincide. Yee has said his votes reflected his conscience, not his campaign accounts.
June 16, 1985 | EVELYN De WOLFE
To set the record straight, Richard Gunther did not try to sell Nikita Khrushchev a house and a lot in suburbia U.S.A., when the Soviet premier visited the Southland in 1959. "There's no truth to that at all," Gunther said recently, recalling that earlier flash of publicity. "A series of concidences . . . nothing more." So, how come the Chronology of American Cities lists the incident among the salient events in Los Angeles for that year?
January 29, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Bach and Handel did not lead intersecting lives. Bach never left central Germany, while Handel became a cosmopolitan Londoner. Bach was a man of the church and had 20 children. Handel caught the theater bug and was not a family man (recent musicology presumes him to have been gay). But what are the odds that these two pillars of the Baroque would be born less than a month apart in the winter of 1685 and 90 miles away? And in another magnificent coincidence, each produced his most compelling spiritual summing-up, a resplendent working through of crises of faith, in 1749.
January 23, 2009
June 12, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
The timing was mere coincidence. At least that's what Erick Aybar said about the hitting tear he has gone on since Angels Manager Mike Scioscia gave him a day off earlier this month and temporarily moved Maicer Izturis into the leadoff spot. Aybar entered Saturday's game against the Dodgers hitting .474 since June 2, raising his average from .238 to .274. He had 14 hits in his last six games and had driven in five runs in 10 games this month, one more than in all of May. So, what's changed?
February 18, 1985 | JACK SMITH
I have been troubled by an Associated Press story out of Orange Park, Fla., reporting what seems to me an incredible coincidence. I wasn't going to take note of it here, but several clippings of it have been sent to me, from various newspapers, and I feel obliged to comment. The story said that Jim Mattson, an English teacher at Orange Park High School, had been collecting his students' malapropisms over a period of four years--both at Orange Park and during his previous assignment in Exeter, N.H., and it gave some examples.
May 25, 1985
Well, so the same firm that ran the NBA lottery is employed by the Knicks. What a coincidence. And the NBA's TV contract is up after next year. What a coincidence. And New York is the largest TV market in the country. What a coincidence. Pro basketball and its so-called world's greatest athletes (world's tallest athletes is more like it) seem to be going the way of pro wrestling; or a combination of pro wrestling and "Dialing for Dollars." Adios, NBA. Your credibility is badly damaged, not only by the Ewing lottery.
November 9, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
As university presidents throughout the country view the steaming pile of rubble that was once college football's greatest coach and its most admired program, they should understand one thing. None of this is a coincidence. It is no coincidence that the most heinous scandal in the history of college sports happened at Penn State University. FULL COVERAGE: Penn State scandal It is no coincidence that an alleged child molester was allowed to roam the Penn State University grounds unchecked for nearly a decade with the knowledge of everyone from the school president to the football coach.
June 7, 2000
Re "British Government Wants to Play Online Big Brother," June 4: Is it merely coincidence that George Orwell was a Brit? M. YANCE HIRSCHI Claremont
January 17, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
Amasa Delano, a New England sea captain sailing off the Chilean coast in February 1805, thought he was helping a ship in distress when he boarded the Tryal with an offer of food, water and assistance. Adrift in dangerous waters, its worn hull covered with barnacles and trailing seaweed, the Tryal was, indeed, in distress. But not in the manner Delano suspected. The Tryal was a Spanish slaver on which the slaves had revolted two months earlier, killing most of their captors while sparing Capt.
January 7, 2014 | By David Pierson
For generations, butter got a bad rap. It was thought to be cloying, fattening, dangerous for your arteries, and it took a creaming from oil-based substitutes like margarine. Now with the trans fats in those alternatives under fire, everyone from iron chefs to home cooks is reexamining butter's place on the refrigerator shelf. The yellow spread served at Joan Hemphill's Seal Beach home tastes like butter - because it is butter. "I use way too much," Hemphill concedes.
October 11, 2013 | By Dan Blackburn
LAKE TAHOE - Under a golden canopy of quaking aspen, red Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek on the south edge of Lake Tahoe to spawn just as their larger cousins do in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In their wake come black bears, merganser ducks and other predators seeking to feed on the passing horde, which is estimated at up to 50,000. At times, it seems as if you could almost walk across the 2-mile-long creek on the backs of the colorful fish. Yet this annual October ritual of nature remains one of Lake Tahoe's better kept secrets.
October 1, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it's great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you more energy or cure your headaches, as her office vaguely claims. But it might take up belly space that otherwise would have gone to grape soda, Red Bull or some other sugary concoction. Team Michelle won't admit this is the real agenda, insisting this is just a healthy, helpful reminder from the first lady.
September 26, 2013 | David Lazarus
Holders of Chase bank's popular Sapphire credit card may be wondering why they'll soon be on their own when it comes to keeping fraudsters at bay. "Please note that ID Theft Coverage will be canceled," Chase has notified Sapphire cardholders. "All changes are effective Nov. 1, 2013. " That's a pretty significant reversal considering that identity-related fraud affected 12.6 million U.S. consumers last year and caused $21 billion in losses, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
July 13, 2013
Would Lawrence R. Krauss "recognize a miracle if one sat down and bit him on the ankle"? Reader Nathan Post wondered as much in his letter published Thursday in response to Krauss' July 8 Op-Ed article on miracles and the canonization of Pope John Paul II. Post also wrote: "Noting the dearth of miracles reported at Lourdes, France, Lawrence M. Krauss appears to make several assumptions. In a nutshell, he is saying that the number of miracles reported at Lourdes and recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as legitimate is solid evidence - almost proof - that miracles do not occur.
December 5, 1995
Is there a correlation or just a coincidence the Dow Jones industrial average seems to parallel our national debt? ROBERT YOUNG Covina
October 1, 1986
Marina Stepanova of the Soviet Union just broke her own world record in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. Coincidence or not, she has the appropriate name for her type of sport. JOSEPH P. KRENGEL Santa Monica
April 6, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - On the day that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Afghanistan for an assessment visit, six Americans were killed Saturday in attacks by insurgents. Hours after Dempsey arrived, five Americans - three soldiers and two civilians - were killed when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded in Zabol province in the southeast. An Afghan doctor was also killed in the attack. Another American was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said.
March 31, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CINCINNATI — The Angels' season-opening trip to Cincinnati and Texas is doubling as a Josh Hamilton reunion tour. Hamilton, a 31-year-old outfielder who signed a five-year, $125-million deal with the Angels in December, made his major league debut in Great American Ball Park almost exactly six years ago, appearing as a pinch-hitter for the Reds against the Chicago Cubs on April 2, 2007. His first big league hit, a home run at Arizona, came eight days later. Hamilton went on to hit .292 with 19 home runs and 47 runs batted in as a rookie for the Reds, who traded him to Texas for pitcher Edinson Volquez the following winter.
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