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April 26, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Poul Jorgensen was playing at being a fraud. "People think the Beaverkill is where the fly tyers sit all winter and tie flies," he told a Los Angeles audience of fly fishermen recently. "I don't. When the leaves are off the trees and all the fishermen are gone, I go out and take all the flies they left behind out of the trees and sell them." Fly anglers know Jorgensen as the creator of some of the most beautiful and delicately intricate artificial fly patterns in the world, the maestro of the craft.
April 2, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Their coach might be sounding alarms, but the Ducks continued to thrill Wednesday. A game after they rallied from a team-record four-goal deficit, Anaheim wiped away the Edmonton Oilers' two-goal, third-period lead and won their 50th game, 3-2, at Honda Center. “Not the best way, but if we play the way we've been playing in the third period … we have that attitude of never say die,” Ducks forward Corey Perry said after scoring twice in the third against Oilers goalie and ex-Duck Viktor Fasth.
May 21, 2010 | By Kevin Thomas
A romantic adventure set in Las Vegas, the Southwest and rural Mexico, "Kites" has been given the no-holds Bollywood treatment by producer Rakesh Roshan and director Anurag Basu. In its telling, the love story draws from westerns, musicals, film noir, chase thrillers with stunts so preposterous they verge on parody — and it gets away with everything because of Basu's visual bravura and unstinting passion and energy. The film is free of both subtlety and irony, and it demands of its charismatic stars, Hrithik Roshan and Bárbara Mori, that they act their hearts out with the utmost sincerity.
March 11, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The creator of Flappy Bird, the extremely popular mobile game that was surprisingly and suddenly removed from app stores last month, said he is considering re-releasing the game. Speaking with Rolling Stone , Vietnamese independent developer Dong Nguyen said he is now considering reinstating Flappy Bird into the Apple App Store and Google Play after removing the game in February. Flappy Bird was a simple game that users played by tapping their screen. The point was to guide a bird through deadly pipes to attain the highest score possible.
June 16, 1998
Re "Drunk Flies May Yield Clue to Alcoholism," June 12: Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a buzz. DAN SCHECHTER Los Alamitos
August 15, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
Several large IKEA bags rest outside the little girl's bedroom door. She is leaving for college soon. By all estimates, she will barely sleep her freshman year, yet she seems to need $300 in bedding. So be it. I try to pick my battles. The other day, I got up early with the little guy, let his mother sleep in, and fixed him a fine breakfast of pistachios and leftover McDonald's milkshake, which he guzzled, naturally. So I followed that with some fried egg whites -- cooked slowly in little poker chips of fresh butter -- toast on the side, crumbs everywhere.
June 14, 1987
While William Jordan may feel some behavioral identity with a fruit fly, he has made a gross overgeneralization for the rest of Homo sapiens with "The Mystery of the Lek" (May 10). Attributing the same evolutionary forces to mate selection in flies and humans is bad science. It is even worse, however, to misapply biological principles to promote a particular ideological stance concerning social roles and behavior. Martha S. Witter UCLA Department of Biology Los Angeles
May 4, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Hoping to kill those relentlessly annoying buffalo gnats--better known as black flies--before they become a problem, City Councilman John Ferraro on Friday introduced a motion that would allow the city to spend $50,000 to wipe out the ugly critters. In years past, the black flies have bred near the Los Angeles River. When they reached maturity, they annoyed park-goers, pets and horses from the Sepulveda Basin to Griffith Park to Elysian Park.
December 23, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Agriculture officials will release millions of sterile Mexican fruit flies in parts of Los Angeles County to curb an infestation that could affect the state's agriculture industry. County agricultural commissioner Ken Pellman says four Mexican fruit flies, including one mated female, were discovered in the Azusa area this month. About 6.5 million sterile flies will be released in the area once a week to stop the reproductive cycle of the crop-destroying insect. Mexican fruit flies lay eggs in fruit, and when the larvae hatch, they eat through the pulp of the fruit and destroy it. Pellman said fruit has already been stripped from 64 properties near sites where the fruit flies were found.
March 28, 1986 | United Press International
Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat ended a six-day visit to Cairo on Thursday and flew to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Middle East News Agency said. During his stay in Egypt, Arafat met twice with President Hosni Mubarak for talks that centered on a formula for including the Palestinians in Mideast peace efforts, diplomatic sources said.
March 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
LAS VEGAS - Paul Menard wasn't sure if he would even race Sunday, but the NASCAR driver had one of his better finishes in recent years. Menard finished third Sunday in the Kobalt 400 after leading six laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At one point he passed four-time Las Vegas winner Jimmie Johnson for the lead. "Just had a really solid car all day and all weekend," said Menard, who drives the No. 27 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing and has one career Sprint Cup Series win, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2011.
March 3, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before erasing the Oscars from my already packed DVR. The Skinny: I'd love to tell you I was at all the hot parties last night. While I was certainly in demand - sorry, Graydon and Madonna - I opted to stay home and watch the way the little people do, which is with a bag of Doritos on my lap. Today's Fix includes all the Oscar recaps and reviews you'll need. Also, the box=office report and the latest on Comcast, Charter and Time Warner Cable. Daily Dose: Dodger fans who are not Time Warner Cable subscribers won't be totally out of luck if the team's new channel is unavailable from other area pay-TV distributors.
March 2, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The Academy Awards - Oscar to his friends - are upon us. The whole world is watching, as the kids used to say back in the Days of Rage, or pretending not to watch but watching out of the corner of its eye, or not watching but getting the news all the same. It is undeniably the case that people who make movies, and the movies themselves, will be praised and prized and patted on the back, backed by the institutional weight of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - a celebration, seen around the world, of the signal art form of our time, except (you may also have heard)
February 18, 2014 | By Edward C. Stone
The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. Even if defined only by distance, the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory twin Voyagers are America's greatest space adventure. They've been flying successfully for more than 36 years and are billions of miles from home. What isn't widely known is that they almost never made it out there. The first proposed mission in the late 1960s was for four spacecraft to take advantage of a rare alignment of the four outer planets of the solar system; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune would all be on the same side of the sun. However, in December 1971, NASA decided it couldn't afford the $1-billion price tag for a 12-year "grand tour" mission with four spacecraft.
February 17, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
A massive asteroid the length of three football fields will make its closest approach to Earth tonight, and you can watch it fly by live, right here. Beginning at 6 p.m. PST, the astronomy website will provide a live video feed of the asteroid from a telescope in the Canary Islands. The free show will last about an hour and will be visible in the video box above. Asteroid the length of 3 football fields eludes sky-watchers The asteroid is known as 2000 EM26, and although it is big, it poses no threat to Earth.
February 15, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
What does a company do when it retrieves government-confiscated building materials? If that company is Gibson Guitar Corp., it makes guitars from it. Late last year, the 120-year-old Nashville music company released a limited series of Les Paul, Explorer, SG and Flying V six-string guitars with fingerboards made from wood that federal agents had seized in factory raids. The company produced 750 instruments for that first batch, which quickly sold out. Responding to continued demand, Gibson this year released about 1,000 more Government Series guitars, which sold out "in minutes," according to Chief Executive Henry Juszkiewicz.  PHOTOS: Daughters of rock stars   "We kept getting calls, and we had wood left over," said Juszkiewicz, 60. Those who still want to get their hands on a Government Series Gibson guitar might have to resort to EBay, though.
June 23, 1995 | ED BOND
The battle against those blood-hungry black flies with a taste for San Fernando Valley golfers has started early this year. "It was already getting out of hand," said Mike Shaw, superintendent of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control district, which last week began spraying to kill the larvae of the black fly, also known as the buffalo gnat.
October 7, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
James Wallace intended to fight City Hall to keep the beloved potbellied pigs he considers "friends." Then he discovered that blood-sucking flies from the pigs' pen were attacking his neighbor and her dogs. Tears in his eyes, Wallace apologized to his neighbor, Marie Mourey, and told the City Council during a meeting Thursday he will give up his fight to keep Molly and Kevin. "I did not know we had a fly problem," said Wallace, his eyes glistening. "I'm sorry."
February 13, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - On a warm slope above the Black Sea, America's colors blazed with new definition. Red, white and blue became Joss, Gus and Nick. In the perfect sweep for an evolving Winter Olympics and the ever-changing American athletes who twist through them, Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper finished first, second and third, respectively, in the inaugural men's slopestyle skiing competition Thursday. Christensen skied with a photo of his late father tucked into his suit.
February 12, 2014 | By Richard Winton, Adolfo Flores and Anh Do
Several legal experts say a secretly recorded conversation by a Santa Ana Police detective of a suspect in the deadly nightclub beating of a 23-year-old woman would be difficult to introduce as evidence during trial. Santa Ana Police Det. Patricia Navarro testified Tuesday that she spent an hour with suspect Vanesa Tapia  Zavala inside a jail holding cell. Navarro had testified Monday that she secretly recorded the conversation after Zavala had refused to talk with police and asked for a lawyer.
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