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December 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 26-year-old woman underwent what doctors said was the world's first heart-liver-kidney transplant Sunday. Cindy Martin of Archbald was listed in critical condition Sunday night, considered normal after a transplant operation, said Lisa Rossi, a spokeswoman for University-Presbyterian Hospital. The operation began at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and ended at 5 p.m. Sunday, Rossi said.
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January 19, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
DENVER - As the clock ticked to zeros amid a roaring sea of rattling orange, Peyton Manning took off his helmet and ran away from the celebration. Before even shaking his fist into the air, he shook hands with the defeated New England Patriots. As his Denver Broncos teammates danced into the raucous Sports Authority Field locker room after a dominating 26-16 victory in the AFC championship game, Manning walked quietly through the madhouse with the most unusual of posses. He was accompanied by his two brothers.
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NEWS
June 25, 1991 | Associated Press
A 12-year-old boy whose father died climbing Mt. Everest has become the youngest person to conquer Mt. McKinley, North America's tallest peak. Taras Genet of Talkeetna, Alaska, reached the 20,320-foot summit on Friday with six members of his expedition, the National Park Service said Monday. Genet is a son of Ray Genet, a mountain-climbing guide who died in October, 1979, trying to climb the world's tallest peak.
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
ZACK GREINKE , 30, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 15-4, 2.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, .234 opponent batting average, 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 28 starts (177 2/3 innings). Contract status: Next season will be the second of his six-year, $147-million contract. The good: He was as advertised, which was no small accomplishment considering his contract and having won a Cy Young Award. But Greinke gave the Dodgers the best one-two starters, along with Clayton Kershaw, in the National League.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1991 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after an aerial embolism from a high-altitude glider flight ruined his boyhood dream of becoming a fighter pilot, Lance Cpl. Howard A. Foote Jr. of Los Alamitos flew into Marine Corps history and the end of his military career. Under cover of darkness five years ago, the 20-year-old aviation mechanic stole an A-4M Skyhawk from El Toro Marine Corps Air Station and put the aging fighter-bomber through a series of high-speed maneuvers over the black waters of the Pacific.
SPORTS
December 25, 2001
* Janice Bright, who had never been a tournament MVP before this season, added her second of the season when she was named MVP at the Nike Tournament of Champions. Her team, Lynwood, posted victories over three nationally ranked teams. * The line for Valerie Ogoke in St. Mary's 58-12 victory over Archer Academy: 35 points, 19 rebounds, 10 steals. * Nikole Ramos had six three-point baskets among her 21 points for Don Lugo in a 57-51 loss to El Dorado.
NEWS
June 20, 1998 | Reuters
A three-man U.S.-British team announced plans Friday to attempt the first nonstop, around-the-world balloon flight. The team will be headed by Jacques Soukup, a South Dakotan who lives in England.
NEWS
January 30, 2003 | Victoria Looseleaf, Special to The Times
There's something about the unadulterated human body -- barely clad, muscled, in motion -- that is absolutely thrilling. Such was the case at Pepperdine University on Tuesday when Renee Jaworski and Otis Cook, two members of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, displayed astonishing feats of virtuosic balance and endurance in the 2001 duet "Symbiosis."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On Oct. 4, about 70 second-graders at Raymond Temple Elementary School in Buena Park were given quite a task to accomplish: Their teachers set a goal for them to read 2,000 books before 2000. Phew. And to top it off, the end of the year to them would actually be Dec. 17, since that is the last day of school before winter break. Double phew. But the young bookworms came through, and by Nov. 18 they had read 2,343 books, beating the target date by several weeks and surpassing the target number.
SPORTS
June 10, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eddie Murray and Mickey Mantle. The names were linked Saturday night by a major league record that Murray equaled in Bronx Bomber style. Murray hit a home run against the San Diego Padres in the second inning while batting from the right side of the plate. And his line-drive homer in the 11th inning batting left-handed gave the Dodgers a 5-4 victory before 40,794 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
History forgotten is history repeated, which underscores “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” in its Los Angeles premiere at the Gay & Lesbian Center's Davidson/Valentini Theatre. This potent follow-up to the landmark Tectonic Theater Project docudrama about community reactions to Matthew Shepard's 1998 murder reminds anew of how theater provides context in ways no other form can match. In 2008, Tectonic director Moisés Kaufman and colleagues Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber returned to Laramie, Wyo., to explore what progress, or lack thereof, had been made in a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The first feature to be shot in Saudi Arabia, and directed by a woman to boot, "Wadjda" is a remarkable film twice over. We are fortunate to have it for both of those reasons, but it's hard not to wish the result was even better. While the uniqueness of the film's Riyadh setting and the disturbing nature of "Wadjda's" depictions of life for women behind the Saudi curtain are thoroughly involving, the actual plotline of a 10-year-old girl's determination to own a bicycle can be as standard as it sounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By James Rainey and Adolfo Flores
  Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old endurance swimmer who on Monday became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage,   trained for years at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. As soon as news broke that Nyad had finally completed the feat, on her fifth attempt, her fellow Rose Bowl Swmmers celebrated her and marveled that they had been able to witness her perseverance and commitment as she swam a seemingly endless series of laps in the narrow gutter lane closest to the wall of the 50-meter pool.
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | Chris Erskine
What do I know of life? For years, I thought Taco Bell was a Mexican phone company. I thought Hash Tag was a mouthy wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. So when I got wind of the Swiss Forrest Gump, an adventurer who ran 25,422 miles over five years till he'd circled the world, his beautiful green-eyed wife riding along on a motorcycle the whole time with their supplies, I wasn't sure if I had a column or a Nobel Prize candidate. A marathon a day, five days a week, for five years.
SPORTS
June 9, 2013 | Henry Chu
Both are Spaniards in the upper echelons of the tennis world. Both are known for their indefatigable play, a willingness to chase down every shot while yanking opponents around the court. But one already owns a record seven French Open titles, whereas the other is in the first Grand Slam final of his career. As it was from the start, the smart money is on Rafael Nadal, the muscular Majorcan, to add to his remarkable resume Sunday by hoisting the silver trophy once more on the rust-red clay of Roland Garros.
SPORTS
May 21, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels broke out the disco ball in the clubhouse, and why not? That was quite a party. Mike Trout, the guest of honor, became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle. Josh Hamilton, the birthday boy, enjoyed two rounds of serenades from the crowd. The Angels posted their most lopsided victory of the season, a 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners. The fans even went home with party favors - Mike Trout pint glasses, in honor of a player of legal drinking age for all of nine months.
SPORTS
May 10, 1988 | JOHN CHERWA
The magnitude of sports achievement is an oft-argued question. In fact, argument, to the average and even above-average fan, is the basis upon which sports exists. It just wouldn't be any fun if everyone agreed on everything. Putting the variables of sports into a quantifiable form and coming up with an indisputable answer has previously been thought to be impossible.
NEWS
January 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Fossett set distance and duration records but fell short of his ultimate goal of circling the world on a nonstop balloon flight. Now Fossett said he will try again this year. Fossett told the National Geographic Society he hopes to be ready on Nov. 15, the start of a three-month effort when conditions are best for long-distance flights. This year's feat began in St. Louis and set distance and endurance records of 10,377 miles and six days, two hours and 29 minutes.
SPORTS
April 14, 2013 | Helene Elliott
A year ago Monday the Kings took a 3-0 playoff series lead over the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks, as goaltender Jonathan Quick made 41 saves and Dustin Brown scored on a rebound in a 1-0 victory at Staples Center. The Kings lost the next game but finished the series in five, the start of the dominance they would display during their march to the Stanley Cup. This season's playoffs won't start until April 30, delayed by the lockout that postponed the launch of the regular season. The condensed schedule and early-season injuries threw the Kings off-kilter for a while, but their internal clocks seem to be adjusting at just the right time.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
I have been in love with Howlin' Pelle Almqvist from the Hives since 2004, when I first caught sight of him strutting onstage one hot Texas afternoon at South by Southwest. So when I found out that the hard rocking band from Sweden was going to play the main stage at Coachella last year, I made it my mission to meet him. Stalking a rock star at one of the world's largest concerts is no easy feat, and I didn't have the right equipment, meaning a backstage pass. However, last year was the first year that Coachella was staged for two weekends in a row, so there was twice the opportunity and twice the angst.
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