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January 24, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
You never forget your first. That is why former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Andy Russell can recall, in vivid detail, much of Super Bowl IX in 1975, the first of his two NFL championship games. And his starkest memories center on the Poly-Turf surface at New Orleans' Tulane Stadium, which overnight rains and cold weather had turned into a skating rink. "We got out there and we couldn't stand up. It was ridiculous," Russell remembers. "We were slipping and sliding and we thought, 'You can't play like this.
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April 11, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer and a taciturn barber so lacking in human connection that the movie about him was titled "The Man Who Wasn't There. " In FX's highly touted new series "Fargo," Thornton adds to that oddball gallery when he plays a drifter named Lorne Malvo.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2011
'Cold Weather' MPAA rating: Not rated Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Playing: At Laemmle's Sunset 5
BUSINESS
February 6, 2014 | By Shan Li
California hasn't completely escaped the effects of the polar vortex. Although the Golden State avoided the freezing snowfalls that affected regions farther east, power plants in the Southland are now grappling with low supplies of natural gas brought on by cold weather that won't quit. That has prompted the state's electric power grid operator, known as the California Independent System Operator, to issue a Flex Alert asking for voluntary energy conservation on Thursday until 10 p.m. PHOTOS: Richest and poorest cities in America The operator, which normally issues such alerts during the hot days of summer when air conditioners are on full blast, is working closely with California gas companies to ensure "the reliability of the electric and gas systems in California.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2010 | By Mark Olsen
"Cold Weather," the third feature from filmmaker Aaron Katz, fuses the untethered emotions and ambient anxieties of his earlier work onto a purposefully off-beat detective story that launches him in a new direction. Where his previous features, "Quiet City" (2007) and "Dance Party, USA" (2006), were diffuse romances, making Katz seem something of a lo-fi sensualist and new American independent variation on art-house stalwarts Michelangelo Antonioni or Wong Kar-wai, "Cold Weather" has just enough of a jolt of conventional plotting to make it a more audience-friendly and, dare one say it, commercial picture.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Family dramas are a dime a dozen in the low-budget independent film world. But family dramas combined with the conventions of a film noir ? set in present-day Oregon, no less ? are few and far between. That's the unusual mix of "Cold Weather," a microbudget feature (it cost about $100,000 to produce) from 29-year-old writer-director Aaron Katz. If it sounds like a surprising blend, it may help to know that the man who created it was taken aback too. "I don't know, I didn't mean to write something like this," said Katz, sitting outdoors at a Los Feliz restaurant on a recent publicity stop in Los Angeles.
AUTOS
June 12, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Dodge is recalling nearly 13,000 of its compact Dart sedan to correct a problem with stalling in cold weather. The recall affects only Dart sedans that have the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and the six-speed dual-clutch transmission, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. The agency says the car's engine can stall at temperatures below 20 degrees, leading to the possibility of a crash. No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this defect, said company spokesman Eric Mayne.
SPORTS
May 10, 1997
Game-time temperature for Friday's game between Oakland and the White Sox was 55 degrees with a northerly wind gusting at 32 mph in Chicago. Before the game, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf once again suggested a scheduling format that would send cold-weather teams from Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and Cleveland on the road to warmer locales for the first three series of the season.
TRAVEL
January 4, 1998 | JUDI DASH
Being out in the cold doesn't need to be a chilling experience if you are well prepared. So, here to go with ski trips, walks in snowy woods and cozy potluck suppers are some innovative items that will give you a warm feeling no matter how low the mercury dips. Products may be available in area stores. Prices do not include shipping and handling. Snazzy warmups: Silk has always been stylish--now it's warm and machine washable as well.
NEWS
December 20, 1994 | Associated Press
Seven people froze to death on Moscow streets over the weekend in the coldest weather for the date in the Russian capital in more than a century. All of the victims were drunk, officials said Monday. December has been cold and snowy in Moscow. The overnight temperature dipped to minus 14 degrees Fahrenheit early Monday, said Alexei Yakovlev, a spokesman for Russia's weather service. It was the lowest temperature recorded at this time of year in more than 100 years, Yakovlev said.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2014 | David Zucchino and Matt Pearce and Lisa Mascaro
Light snow was falling when Samantha Avers left Duluth, a northwest Atlanta suburb, on Tuesday afternoon. She figured she would be home quickly, for it was only a 30- to 45-minute drive. Twenty-two hours later, Avers, an account manager who had just moved to balmy Atlanta from northern Virginia, wearily parked in her Smyrna neighborhood Wednesday morning. She had been stranded in hellish snowstorm traffic, napped in her car in the middle of a freeway, eaten fruit from her Superman lunch box, watched "Private Practice" on her iPad and drank a gas station beer from a coffee cup. Hers was just one of the horror stories from the great Atlanta snow-out of 2014.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Mike Ditka has weighed in on the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and he didn't mince words. The Hall of Fame player who spent much of his career playing big games in cold, inclement weather said planning the biggest game of the season in a place where such conditions could occur was a bad idea. “The weather's going to be a problem,” Ditka told the Detroit Free Press. “They made a big mistake. The game shouldn't be there. I mean, it's stupid.” No word on how Super Bowl XLVIII feels about the ESPN football analyst.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard is ready for the cold weather expected for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos lost to the New England Patriots in November in a game that was played in 22-degree temperatures. Forecasts call for temperatures in the 30s on Sunday. Woodyard has a strategy for dealing with the elements. “Once you figure out a point in your mind that you're cold, that's when it gets you,” he said. “So you just have to block it out and be into the moment.” Woodyard did not wear sleeves against the Patriots.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
You never forget your first. That is why former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Andy Russell can recall, in vivid detail, much of Super Bowl IX in 1975, the first of his two NFL championship games. And his starkest memories center on the Poly-Turf surface at New Orleans' Tulane Stadium, which overnight rains and cold weather had turned into a skating rink. "We got out there and we couldn't stand up. It was ridiculous," Russell remembers. "We were slipping and sliding and we thought, 'You can't play like this.
SPORTS
January 4, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The Chargers beat long odds to get into the playoffs, so they aren't saddled with the weight of expectations. They won their final four games of the regular season, and five of the last six, to reach the postseason for the first time since the 2009 season. Quarterback Philip Rivers has had his best season, completing a league-leading 69.5% of his passes for 4,478 yards with 32 touchdowns with and 11 interceptions. He has reversed the trend of the previous three seasons, when he had 48 interceptions to go with his 83 touchdowns.
SPORTS
January 2, 2014 | Sam Farmer
Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers? Not necessarily. The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't necessarily mean Green Bay will have an advantage on the famed Frozen Tundra. According to Packers.com, Green Bay is 3-4 in games played at Lambeau Field when the temperature at kickoff is 6 degrees or lower. Sunday's forecast is staggeringly cold - a high of minus-3 and a low of minus-19.
NEWS
December 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A long spell of freezing weather gripping Europe has taken the lives of dozens of homeless people, while blizzards have disrupted travel and balmy resorts have suffered freak snowfalls. Several dozen people trapped in their vehicles by avalanches in a tunnel in southern Russia were finally freed, but as many as 300 people were still feared to be inside the tunnel as snow continued to fall. Sections of the Danube River in Central Europe were frozen over, as were major canals in northern Germany.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1997
A cold weather shelter program for the homeless in Whittier is in danger of closing its doors for five weeks over the holiday season because of scheduling conflicts among the sponsoring churches and synagogues. "We are dealing with churches. Can you think of a time when a church building is more used?" said Whittier Area Interfaith Council board member Bea Comini. The shelter program sponsored by the Interfaith Council will be shut down between Dec. 8 and Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Even though temperatures throughout most of the Southland on Thursday were warmer than earlier in the week, Los Angeles County's top health officer extended a cold weather alert for the San Fernando and Antelope valleys. The alert comes as forecasts for those areas show wind chill temperatures could be below freezing. The alert for the Antelope Valley lasts from Thursday through Sunday. In the San Fernando Valley, the alert covers Thursday through Saturday. "We also want to remind people not to use stoves, barbecues or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning," Jonathan E. Fielding, the county's director of public health, said in a statement.
SPORTS
December 8, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
It took 43 years, but someone finally broke Tom Dempsey's record for the NFL's longest field goal. Denver's Matt Prater kicked a 64-yarder at the end of the first half Sunday against Tennessee, just clearing the crossbar to beat the mark by a yard. The kick trimmed the Titans' lead to 21-20. Dempsey set the record in 1970 with the New Orleans Saints, and the mark was subsequently tied by Denver's Jason Elam (1998), Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski (2011) and San Francisco's David Akers (2012)
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