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SPORTS
May 14, 1988
Making pitchers completely stop in their delivery is like making drivers completely stop at stop signs. One disrupts the flow of our great game; the other the flow of traffic. Bring the "California Roll" back to the big leagues! NICK ROSE Westwood
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By David Zahniser
The panel charged with looking into sexual harassment claims against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has completed its work and forwarded its findings to Council President Herb Wesson. News that the probe is finished comes as the City Council on Friday is scheduled to consider a contract authorizing up to $200,000 in payments to the law firm representing Huizar in a lawsuit filed by his accuser, former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy. The report, which council members are expected to consider behind closed doors, was prepared by Batza & Associates, an investigative firm that specializes in workplace matters.
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OPINION
July 2, 2000
Re "Merits of Estate Tax," letter, June 24: The Congressional Budget Office has released information that this tax is "cost-inefficient" since it costs more to administer and collect this tax than the total amount collected. For this reason alone, it should be abolished completely. The sooner the better. ALEX H. GAAL San Marino
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison launched a last-seconds three-point shot Monday from the same spot he'd knocked two straight opponents out of the tournament. This time he didn't make it, though, and this time it didn't matter. Connecticut didn't just defeat Kentucky, 60-54, to win the NCAA title Monday night before a crowd of 79,238 at AT&T Stadium. BOX SCORE: Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54 Connecticut never trailed in the game, going wire to wire to cap a tournament run that was even more improbable than Kentucky's.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2002
Regarding the article about so few political movies being made ("Propelled by politics," Nov. 10), nowhere does the story mention "Bowling for Columbine," which is the most political film (and making money, Hollywood!) today, and it's an independent to boot. How could you leave it out completely? Hank Rosenfeld Santa Monica
NEWS
November 5, 1991
I have been an admirer of your column for some time. The Oct. 17 one in The Times about the Thomas-Hill controversy is deserving of a literary award. It expresses my sentiments completely--especially your last paragraph. MIMI BIRNKRANT, Newport Beach
TRAVEL
October 23, 1994
In her excellent article on the North Frisian island of Fohr ("Island Playground in the North Sea," Sept. 11), Eva G. Fremont translates the term Wattenmeer as cotton sea . There is in German the word Watte , meaning cotton , but it is not related to Wattenmeer or Watt , a derivative of the low German and Old High German wat , which means "a place in the sea low enough to wade through." ELISABETH HAGGBLADE Fresno By the second paragraph of Eva G. Fremont's article on the German island of Fohr, I wanted to scream.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2008 | Kathy M. Kristof, Special to The Times
Justin and Brandy Besemer were newly married and trying to pay off their wedding debt when they decided their family needed a dog -- an American Bulldog named Kaila. Thus started one of their first arguments. Brandy, who had never had a dog before, wanted to spend a little over $300 a year to buy pet insurance. Justin, who had always had dogs, thought it was a waste of money. "His parents told me this horror story that made me insist we get it," explained Brandy, 28.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2003 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Charles Mallet pulled back the chiffon curtain in his living room one summer night to see what was keeping his son. Kermit Mallet, 27, was in the driveway of the family's small stucco house in a quiet Inglewood neighborhood, saying goodbye to friends. Charles could see the young men under a streetlight, standing in a circle, talking. He was about to call Kermit inside, an instinctive reflex among many black parents in south Los Angeles County.
SPORTS
October 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
Chris Herren and Bryant Stith were traded to the Boston Celtics by the Denver Nuggets on Monday for Robert Pack and Calbert Cheaney. The deal had been agreed to a while ago but couldn't be completed until 60 days after the Celtics obtained Pack from the Dallas Mavericks in a four-team trade. The Nuggets also said they had picked up options on the fourth year of the contracts of center Raef LaFrentz and Keon Clark. Both are third-year players. Herren, 25, averaged 3.
HOME & GARDEN
April 4, 2014 | By Marion McNabb
I'd been living in Los Angeles a short time when I found myself in an improv comedy class in Hollywood. A friend who was also an actress had encouraged, well, nagged me to enroll in what is now iO West, the West Coast offshoot of Chicago's ImprovOlympic. I was intimidated, but I also was lonely and looking for a challenge, so I went. That choice, to face my fears and connect with others, forever changed my life. From the outside, the tiny theater space on a stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard looked industrial - not the beachy sort of place I, a newcomer to L.A., had imagined it would be. I was not impressed.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks are an awful team, clinging to the NBA's worst record week after week, month after month. But they can always remember one thing about this season. They swept the Lakers. It became official Thursday, 108-105, another loss for the Lakers that was only slightly better than their dismal one at home to the Bucks. On New Year's Eve. By 15. Was it already mentioned that the Bucks are the worst team in the NBA? This one took place in front of thousands of empty seats because the Wisconsin Badgers started a Sweet 16 game in Anaheim 15 minutes before tipoff here.
WORLD
March 21, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated.
MOSCOW -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin completed his nation's annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing legislation to make the Ukrainian breakaway peninsula part of Russia. Putin appeared to be in high spirits chairing Russia's Security Council session in the Kremlin to the extent that he was making jokes at the sanctions imposed by the West in reaction to the recent Russian armed  seizure of Crimea. He added that Russia would refrain for now from further tit-for-tat sanctions.
SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There's no doubt which team is No. 1 in high school soccer in California. That would be the Loyola Cubs, who won the Southern California Regional championship in Division I with a 2-1 victory over Carlsbad on Saturday at Warren High. Sean Pleskow scored both goals. He broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 77th minute. Loyola finishes 30-0-6 in what was the best season in school history.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NATIONAL
March 12, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Karolina Knepaite was making coffee in the kitchen of her fifth-story apartment in East Harlem on Wednesday when it happened. A tremendous blast erupted from a row of residential buildings across the street, blew out her windows, and sent a thick cloud of dark gray smoke through her neighborhood, in a building explosion that has killed at least two people and injured 18 others. When she looked outside, Knepaite told the Los Angeles Times in a phone interview, personal belongings lay scattered in the street.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
If the City Section had done an Open Division in basketball and selected the best teams to participate, View Park Prep would have been included even though it's in Division V this season. Some people think View Park can compete with Westchester and El Camino Real. View Park is expected to wrap up the City Section Division V championship on Saturday against Douglass in a 10:45 a.m. game at Roybal. The girls' team plays Douglass at 9 a.m. View Park is 21-5 and has the City Section's best center in 6-foot-11 junior Chance Comanche, who's averaging 19 points.
AUTOS
January 3, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
With Chevrolet's new Camaro Z/28 going on sale soon, fans who have been waiting for this track rat performance version will soon be able to put their money where their mouth is. A lot of money. Chevy announced Friday that the 2014 Z/28 will start at a cool $75,000, including destination. Keep in mind: A completely loaded version of Chevy's all-new Corvette sells for about the same money. A base Camaro starts at $24,550. And both of those come with air conditioning included, which the Z/28 does not. PHOTOS: Chevy's Camaro Z/28 But the fire-breathing Z/28 version of the Camaro shares almost nothing with its low-rent little brother.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jermaine Jackson says he took a biting musical swipe at his superstar sibling, Michael, because his younger brother had frozen him out of his life. In an interview, Jermaine explained that the cantankerous lyrics to his song "Word to the Badd!!," which criticize Michael for allegedly changing his skin color and obtaining plastic surgery, were written in retaliation for eight months of unreturned phone calls.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the year nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The male and female performance categories also echo the academy's choices as Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Stre et ")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Andrea Wang and Tracy Brown
Hollywood's top players are usually flawless on screen, but unscripted at the Academy Awards, they're bound to say or do the unexpected. Whether walking the red carpet or holding a shiny trophy on the Oscars dais, the opportunities for highly scrutinized stars to spur global face palms are endless. Take Angelina Jolie's snafu at the 72nd Academy Awards, for instance. The actress planted a kiss on older brother James Haven with a force that set rumor-mongers atwitter with word of an incestuous relationship.
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