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ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2010 | By Charles Solomon, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Readers over 30 may not recognize manga artist Takehiko Inoue's name, but teens and twentysomethings in America, Japan, France, Brazil and 19 other countries follow the misadventures of basketball star wanna-be Hanamichi Sakuragi in "Slam Dunk," samurai Miyamoto Musashi's progress on the musha shugyo ("warrior's path") in "Vagabond" and the struggles of wheelchair basketball ace Kiyoharu Togawa in "Real." Inoue has sold more than 157 million books worldwide. Born in 1967 in Kagoshima prefecture, Inoue attended Kumamoto University but dropped out to concentrate on manga.
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SPORTS
August 23, 1986
This may well be the worst team in history to draw 3 million (frustrated) fans. EARL S. DRAIMIN Van Nuys
NEWS
October 22, 1989
The original "Win, Lose or Draw" with Bert Convy was great, but the new format leaves a lot to be desired. Mrs. Helen Brosky, Dana Point
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2000
Feiffer's Sunday strip was so right-on! Cartoons are a true American art form depicting the human condition. I, for one, could not start my day without them. Long may they draw! ESTELLE ABRAMS Northridge
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 1998
CNBC's "Upfront Tonight" is scheduled to debut Aug. 24--yet Howard Rosenberg is already negative and sarcastic ("To What Can This Be Attributed?," Aug. 12): "First [Geraldo] Rivera, now [Diane] Dimond. Draw your own conclusions." Yo, Howard. How about waiting to see the show once or twice before you draw conclusions about it! MICHAEL SCHOEN (Married to the co-host) Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010 | By Steve Rosenbloom
Open-raising with less-than-premium hands can be profitable in several ways. For one thing, you might win the pot uncontested. For another, you tend to get action when you raise with big holdings. Yet another important result of aggressive play is that you can win a big pot by hitting a surprise hand, as veteran pro Billy Baxter showed in this hand from the 2009 World Series of Poker $10,000-buy-in main event at Las Vegas' Rio Hotel. With blinds at $100-$200, Baxter made it $600 to go from middle position with the 10-7 of hearts.
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