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June 18, 2010
'Anton Chekhov's The Duel' MPAA rating: Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Playing: At Music Hall, Beverly Hills; Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Town Center 5, Encino; Westpark 8, Irvine
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April 7, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
In this "It's Not Easy Being Green" epsiode of "Once Upon a Time," we finally get to see the back story of Zelena, the wicked witch, and as with many fairy-tale creatures, it's tinged with a bit of tragedy. Left in the neighboring dimension of Oz by her bad mom, Cora, Zelena was picked up by a nice couple -- the woman being a lot nicer than the man. They are a poor couple, but they decide to raise the girl as their own, teaching her to always at least look as if things are OK. Her "father" finds the courage to tell Zelena that she isn't his daughter years later following the death of his wife/her mother-that-she-knows.
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SPORTS
August 2, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON---Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte: The Sequel. The two American swimming heavyweights face off for the second and final time in the Olympics on Thursday, one day after Phelps got a surprise telephone call from President Obama. "The craziest thing was just, I answered the phone and they were like, 'Michael?' and I said, 'Yes' and they said, 'Please hold for the president of the United States,' " Phelps said. Obama congratulated Phelps on setting the all-time record for Olympic medals.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
I-N-D-E-F-A-T-I-G-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y. Indefatigability means tireless determination, but these students almost certainly know that. Two spelling bee competitions in the Midwest over the weekend had to be suspended and rescheduled when their brilliant young contestants dueled for hours to a temporary tie, having mastered dozens of bizarre and foreign words at an early age. After more than 60 rounds of the Jackson County Spelling Bee in Missouri and...
SPORTS
August 6, 2009
SPORTS
August 20, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
They don't allow much room for error in pitching duels. One key hit or one poorly timed mistake can prove all the difference. The Dodgers and Giants were matched in a duel of two outstanding young left-handers Monday, and on a muggy Los Angeles summer night enough little things went the Giants' way for them to take a 2-1 victory before a disappointing Dodger Stadium crowd of 36,878. Winning the opener of the three-game series enabled the Giants to regain the lead over the Dodgers by half a game in the National League West, and take some momentum out of an L.A. team buoyed by their just-completed 7-3 road trip.
SPORTS
May 7, 2010 | By Eric Sondheimer
Seventy minutes. That's all the time it took to complete a seven-inning Marmonte League baseball game Friday between Simi Valley Royal, ranked No. 1 in Southern Section Division 1, and host Moorpark. And the pitchers were every bit as good as the quick game suggests. Cody Buckel of Royal pitched like a top pro prospect should, retiring 16 consecutive batters to end the game while striking out six, walking none and yielding two hits. But the big surprise was that Moorpark junior Matt Higginbotham (5-1)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
In this "It's Not Easy Being Green" epsiode of "Once Upon a Time," we finally get to see the back story of Zelena, the wicked witch, and as with many fairy-tale creatures, it's tinged with a bit of tragedy. Left in the neighboring dimension of Oz by her bad mom, Cora, Zelena was picked up by a nice couple -- the woman being a lot nicer than the man. They are a poor couple, but they decide to raise the girl as their own, teaching her to always at least look as if things are OK. Her "father" finds the courage to tell Zelena that she isn't his daughter years later following the death of his wife/her mother-that-she-knows.
SPORTS
December 17, 2010 | By Bill Dwyre
Comma to the Top will come in with an impressive streak and Gourmet Dinner with an impressive wallet in Saturday's $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park, a Grade I race over 1 1/16 miles for 2-year-olds. Last year's CashCall provided another springboard for Bob Baffert's 2-year-old star Lookin at Lucky, who went on to win the Preakness in May. Comma to the Top, trained by Peter Miller, will seek his fifth straight victory, which would put him high up in the Kentucky Derby conversation, along with Uncle Mo and Boys of Tosconova, the 1-2 finishers in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile this year.
NEWS
April 12, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Muslim and Christian forces turned their howitzers on residential areas of Beirut today, killing 12 people in a withering attack that began on the eve of the civil war's 14th anniversary. The leader of the Christian army said the fighting had reduced Lebanon to "a cadaver in a coffin" and urged the superpowers to help end the fighting. The shelling duel was the fiercest since the Arab League called a cease-fire in Lebanon a week ago. The sudden barrage, which shattered an overnight lull, took civilians by surprise and forced them to rush back to bunkers and underground bomb shelters.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By George Diaz
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The first Budweiser Duels were downgraded to something with a little less buzz at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night. Obviously, nobody was drinking. And for sure everyone was driving responsibly, trying to avoid any major dust-ups that could derail plans for Sunday's Daytona 500. Matt Kenseth won the first 150-mile sprint race in an exciting three-wide finish featuring Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as his major threats. The difference in first and third place was 0.063 seconds.
SPORTS
January 8, 2014 | Sam Farmer
RENTON, Wash. - One side has five Super Bowl rings, six most-valuable-player awards, 35 Pro Bowls and 62 postseason starts. On the other, the boundless promise of what might be. There are eight remaining quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs, and they fall neatly into two categories. It's the decorated superstars, each with at least 10 years' experience - Denver's Peyton Manning, New England's Tom Brady, New Orleans' Drew Brees and San Diego's Philip Rivers - and the skyrocketing next generation, each with three seasons or fewer and a combined eight playoff games - Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, Carolina's Cam Newton, San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Seattle's Russell Wilson.
NEWS
January 2, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese - a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and then lost her coverage. "I've been waiting a long time for Jan. 1, 2014," she says in a Web ad from Organizing for Action, the advocacy group born out of the president's campaign operation. But the story about the healthcare law being publicized in a new video from the campaign of Monica Wehby , a Republican making a long-shot bid against Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in Oregon, was very different.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
George Zimmerman may have been acquitted of murder after killing Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager, but I predict that, like OJ Simpson, he will eventually find himself behind bars. Why? He is a walking time bomb. He can't stay out of trouble. He carries a gun wherever he goes. He has trouble controlling his impulses. And he gets angry a lot. His acquittal in the 2012 slaying seems to have imbued him with the sense that he is immune to the sorts of consequences that befall the rest of us when we behave badly.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Chris Lee
There are weeks when popular culture functions as if unified by a single, invisible thread, powered ever forward by ego, ambition and staggering sums of cash. At other times, the culture seems to operate in a continuous feedback loop , trumpeting and repeating perceived glories ad infinitum. This past week was governed by a kind of glorious mirroring; call it the place where entertainmentdom's parallel lines appeared to meet. How else could you possibly explain a span of days heralding the announcement of not one but two separate movie productions based on the Greek demi-god Hercules ?
NATIONAL
November 7, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. - Clad in a black Stetson and Tony Lama lizard-skin boots, Mayor Vince Francia adjusted the holster on his right leg. His six-shooter was loaded with blanks. At least 300 spectators milled around the dusty gravel parking lot of the Horny Toad restaurant and bar, waiting for Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. This would be a duel, a quick-draw contest between the mayors to settle a dispute over a motto claimed by both towns: Which one is "the West's Most Western Town?"
SPORTS
February 26, 2010 | By Candus Thomson
This will be the heavyweight championship of sliding sports, two drivers at the top of their game manhandling 1,400-pound rockets that want to go airborne and flip upside down. The reigning four-man bobsled champion is the most decorated pilot in the sport's history. The challenger holds the world title. They like and respect each other, like World War I aces who dipped their wings in salute before dueling to the death. Germany's Andre Lange is the man to beat. Steve Holcomb thinks his USA-1 entry is the sled for the job. Over the next two days, they will test each other -- four runs, fastest man wins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO - On its face it doesn't look menacing: a proposed waterfront development of upscale condominiums that step down from 12 stories to five near San Francisco's towering financial district. Cafes and stores on the ground floor. Public pathways and a small park with stunning views of San Francisco Bay and the Ferry Building. But against the backdrop of a loved-and-loathed technology boom, the project known as 8 Washington has become nothing short of a referendum on the kind of city San Francisco is and shall become.
NEWS
October 19, 2013 | Paul Thornton, letters editor
Most of the letters printed in The Times since the government shutdown began on Oct. 1 blamed Republicans for the gridlock in Washington. This mix actually reflects what our readers have sent us (I promise), which in turn reflects polls showing that public opinion on this issue is against the GOP. Where the conservative opinion has achieved some balance has been among letters responding to other letters (although liberals have been well represented there too). Here is a selection of those letters from the last two weeks.
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