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February 24, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board and spilled his blood into the pool at the 1988 Olympic Games, did he have an obligation to disclose to doctors who treated him and to other athletes using the pool that he was HIV-positive?
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April 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Greg Louganis, the Olympic diving champion, has put his personalized retreat in Malibu up for sale at $2,999,999. The ocean-view home opens to decks and a custom swimming pool with a diving platform. The Olympic rings insignia is on the bottom of the pool, which has blue tiling. The 3,385 square feet of interiors include living and family rooms, three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a guest house. The master bedroom features a sitting area and a fireplace. There also are fireplaces in the living and family rooms.
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August 20, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a repertoire of dives that turned and twisted like the Big Sur coastline, Mark Lenzi figured it was a simple springboard flip to lifelong happiness. Diving had come so easily. No reason everything else wouldn't as well. Lenzi had it all, didn't he? A year after tumbling his way to the three-meter springboard title in the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Lenzi discovered the sobering answer. It was staring him in the face, reflecting from another round of drinks.
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April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- Texas General Manager Jon Daniels wanted to cover his eyes every time former Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton barreled toward first base and launched his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame headfirst into the bag. "He drove me crazy when he did that," Daniels said in a 2013 interview. "You have a 240-pound guy who is as fast and as explosive as he is … you just cringe when he dives in. You're saying, 'Get up! Get up!' But that's his style of play. I don't think you can take that from him. " Hamilton's aggressive - some would say reckless - approach usually serves him well, but his latest ill-advised and instinct-induced dive into first base will take the hot-hitting left fielder away from the Angels for six to eight weeks.
SPORTS
April 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Pat Evans won the men's U.S. Indoor platform diving championship Sunday, outlasting defending champion Matt Scoggin. Wendy Lian Williams won the women's title with a consistent performance that topped defending champion Wendy Wyland. Evans, of Cincinnati, won his first national platform title with 600.18 points. Scoggin, a three-time national champion, had 596.55. Evans took the lead on the fifth of 10 dives and held a narrow 14.19-point lead going into the last dive.
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April 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mark Lenzi of Fredericksburg, Va., became the first diver in history to score 100 points on a single dive as he won the three-meter springboard title at the U.S. Indoor Diving Championships at Minneapolis. On his final dive, Lenzi earned 101.85 points on a reverse 3 1/2-somersault from the tuck position to break the record of 99.00 points, set in 1983 by Greg Louganis on a 1 1/2-somersault with 3 1/2 twists. Lenzi finished with 710.84 points.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
University of Oregon junior Alex Rovello drowned Saturday after failing to surface following a 60-foot dive into Tamolitch Falls in Willamette National Forest in western Oregon. Friends and bystanders tried to rescue the tennis player when he failed to surface after diving from a cliff into the Blue Pool at the base of the falls, but they were hampered by the deep, 37-degree water, the Linn County Sherriff's Department said. "The Oregon tennis family is devastated by the loss of Alex," Oregon men's tennis Coach Nils Schyllander said . "He was an amazing person and teammate and his spirit will live on forever with all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him. " The popular swimming hole, located about two miles north of a campground, is so remote that one witness needed to run two miles before getting cell service to call 911, KTVB.com reported . Rovello's body was recovered by dive teams and deputies more than 30 feet from the water's surface.
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December 13, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Sitting courtside at NBA games poses some serious hazards, and we're not just referring to your wallet. There's also a chance that a 200- or 300-and-something-pound-man can come flying at you full speed. Just ask P. Diddy's lawyer. Kenny Meiselas, who represents the rapper, along with Lady Gaga and Nicky Minaj, took his daughter to a Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks game on Wednesday. Before he knew it, Bulls rookie swingman Tony Snell had decided to dive for a loose ball, perhaps momentarily forgetting that his team was down by 20 points.
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August 21, 1988 | Mike Downey
My mentor had the greatest possible contempt for professional golfers. He believed they had no concept of, or interest in, the real world. He hypothesized that if hydrogen bombs were dropped on American soil, not one pro golfer would know or care about it, unless of course it wiped out that day's play. I never shared his generalizations about golfers, just as he never shared mine about divers. Divers are all alike, I would joke. They are fish. They can function only in water.
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July 8, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Durban, South Africa — Early in the second half of the Netherlands' World Cup quarterfinal with Brazil, Dutch forward Arjen Robben jumped high in the air, then fell to the ground violently as if he'd been shot. Never mind the fact that Brazilian defender Michel Bastos, the man closest to Robben, never touched him. Referee Yuichi Nishimura bought the act, awarded Holland a free kick that Wesley Sneijder turned into a goal, and half an hour later Brazil was on its way home.
SCIENCE
March 27, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Scientists have found a 20-foot whale that can dive an astonishing 1.8 miles beneath the ocean - a record for a mammal. The record was reported this week in the journal Plos One. The miraculous, extreme-diving whale is known as Cuvier's beaked whale ( Ziphius cavirostris) . Members of this species can be found in most oceans throughout the world, except for in the coldest arctic regions. To survive the immense pressure changes it faces as it moves down the water column, Cuvier's beaked whales have evolved lungs and a trachea that collapse completely in the depths of the ocean and then pop back open as the whale moves to the surface to breathe.
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March 10, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Charles Bukowski was known for his drinking as much as his poetry. So maybe, the man Time magazine once described as "the laureate of lowlife," would have approved of a 20th-anniversary memorial held in his honor at the dimly lighted King Eddy Saloon on the edge of skid row. The dive bar, said to be a favorite haunt of the poet and his own idol, novelist John Fante, was filled with Bukowski fans Sunday, spilling out onto the street in a...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Kavita Daswani
When Ritesh Batra first began exploring the idea of constructing a film around Mumbai's "dabbawallas" - the white-clad men who traverse the Indian city's teeming streets delivering hot, home-cooked meals to thousands of office workers - his original intent was to do it as a documentary. But after embedding himself with a coterie of the delivery men, also called "tiffin wallas" ("tiffin" is an Indo-British colloquialism for lunch), Batra changed tack and decided to make a feature instead.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
In the dark economic times of 2009, Dan Whitmore decided to give up being a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles to sell antiquarian books. "People in the firm thought I was nuts," he says. Now he runs Whitmore Rare Books from his home in Altadena. At 33, he's one of the next generation of antiquarian booksellers - young people going against the digital tide to sell old books, the kind printed in ink on paper. "Right now, we have more younger members than we had 10 years ago," says John Thomson, president of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Assn.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2014 | By Andrew Tangel and Walter Hamilton
NEW YORK - A stream of negative economic reports has revived fear about the health of the U.S. economy, causing stocks to suffer their worst day in seven months and adding to a 7% decline since mid-January. Stocks were pounded by discouraging data released Monday on manufacturing, auto sales and construction spending. The disappointing U.S. reports rattled investors already uneasy over political and financial turmoil in emerging-market countries such as Turkey, India and South Africa.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Andrew Tangel
NEW YORK -- Stocks faced another broad selloff Friday as investors feared a slowdown in emerging markets and the Federal Reserve's move to scale back its easy-money policies. The Dow Jones industrial average was down about 200 points in midday trading on Wall Street, following sharp drops in other major stock markets in Europe and Asia.  The Dow at one point fell 203.56 points, or 1.3%, to 15,993.79 -- below the psychological milestone of 16,000 the index burst through during an epic rally last year.
SPORTS
August 12, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Los Angeles was host to the Summer Olympics 25 years ago. This final part of a 16-day series looks back at Sunday, Aug. 12, 1984. The big news Greg Louganis won his second medal in four days by besting 11 opponents in the men's 10-meter platform final. Louganis became the first diver in history to break the 700 mark on the platform, scoring 710.91 points. Louganis established a 67.41-point lead over the silver medalist, Bruce Kimball. Louganis also carved his name in the record books by becoming the third athlete in Olympic history to win both the three-meter springboard and the platform -- a feat that hadn't been done since the 1920s.
TRAVEL
March 5, 2006
I have been shark diving at Guadalupe, Mexico, many, many times over the years and was very disappointed that your article "Swimming With Sharks" [Feb. 26] neglected to mention the several other responsible, safe and eco-friendly operators who offer these trips. They vary greatly in price and accommodations and service. Your article was biased in that it mentioned one operator only. KAREN MOORE Malibu
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
We all know you can't tell a book by its cover, but can you tell a film by its release date? Where "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," is concerned, that becomes a bit of a trick question. A glance at the calendar reminds us that this tale of espionage and derring-do starring Chris Pine as CIA analyst Jack Ryan is coming to theaters in January, the traditional elephant burial ground for major studio releases. But before "The Wolf of Wall Street" dislodged it into 2014, "Jack Ryan" possessed a coveted Christmas slot all its own. So is this film a holiday gem slumming in the low-rent district, or a tawdry impostor stripped of ideas above its station?
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Sitting courtside at NBA games poses some serious hazards, and we're not just referring to your wallet. There's also a chance that a 200- or 300-and-something-pound-man can come flying at you full speed. Just ask P. Diddy's lawyer. Kenny Meiselas, who represents the rapper, along with Lady Gaga and Nicky Minaj, took his daughter to a Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks game on Wednesday. Before he knew it, Bulls rookie swingman Tony Snell had decided to dive for a loose ball, perhaps momentarily forgetting that his team was down by 20 points.
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