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June 30, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
It was the dream matchup that soccer fans had been hoping for: The best team in the world against the best in history. And Sunday's Confederations Cup final in Rio de Janeiro's massive Maracana Stadium didn't disappoint, with Brazil routing Spain, 3-0. Goals by Fred two minutes into the first half and two minutes into the second half, sandwiched around a score by Neymar in the 44th minute, gave Brazil its third consecutive title in the World Cup...
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April 11, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The old guy walks through the hallowed grounds, his hair gray, his golf shoes looking like white sneakers, his stare distant, and the gallery laughs. They're not laughing at Fred Couples, they're laughing with him. "Ah, Freddie, woo-hoo!" He leans against his club between shots as if supporting his bad back. He swings quickly as if it hurts to stand over the ball. Earlier this week he took to the course without shaving, so by the end of his round, his tanned face was filled with gray whiskers and age. "You get 'em, Freddie, hee-haw.
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December 10, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The serial killer is the great human monster of the popular imagination. The odds of your actually meeting one are only slightly better than those of your being bitten by a vampire, but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. For a while it seemed that every new police procedural began with a naked dead woman found in a marsh. It's the third one , someone will say. We're dealing with a serial killer . But all cop shows get around to them eventually. Compulsive and pointless, they are not your run-of-the-mill murders — they have, sadly, their "fans" — and filmmakers often glamorize them with titillating suspense and stylishness.
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March 20, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
As the founder of the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps made plenty of enemies over the last two decades for protesting at the funerals of gay people and soldiers to spread his church's fire-and-brimstone message. Phelps, 84, died Wednesday night after a stint in hospice care. Many observers wondered whether anyone would protest at his funeral.  Church members said no public funeral was planned and blasted the media's attention to Phelps' death. Here's a roundup of some of Thursday's reactions.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Maybe it's finally time for Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the filmmaking sibs who brought us the very salty treat of "There's Something About Mary," to give up on the raunch and give into the romance. After scoring big in 1998 with "Mary" ? the zipper issue, the "hair gel" mix-up, the roving troubadours ? their raw inventive edge has never been quite as sharp. "Hall Pass," starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, continues that creative slide into everyday crude (because watching a guy poop in a sand trap is neither clever nor funny)
SPORTS
January 17, 1998
To Fred Claire and the Dodgers, after what they have done to improve the team in the off-season: Thanks for nothing. DONALD L. MARGOLIS Encino
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2002
Can you be nostalgic over something that itself was nostalgic? Find out at 8 tonight when A&E's "TVography" teams Danica McKellar and Fred Savage to reminisce about "The Wonder Years," their wonderfully wistful series that ran from 1983-93.
NEWS
January 3, 2002
Since I have never had much success in keeping New Year's resolutions, I resolved not to make any for 2002. But by resolving not to make any resolutions I have already broken my New Year resolution. Shucks. V. Fred Rayser Yucca Valley
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November 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Less than 48 hours after his abduction from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Fred, the sidekick cockatoo of the 1970s television series "Baretta," was found walking in the middle of a road near the park, police said. The feathered star was rescued about 8 a.m. Thursday by two television cable employees, one a fan of the former cop show, as they were driving to an assignment. After nibbling on a sandwich from the lunch box of one of his rescuers, Fred was safely returned to the park.
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August 10, 1989 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
On the dance floor at benefits, Fred and Millie O'Green usually capture the limelight, gliding and smiling through their fox-trots and sambas. While he was chairman and CEO for eight years of Litton Industries, they cut a sassy swath on the social circuit, hosting corporate tables at myriad affairs; it hasn't stopped with his retirement a year ago.
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March 16, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Going into the final round of the 20th Toshiba Classic, Fred Couples didn't think he could win the tournament because Bernhard Langer had been so hot. But on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club, Couples grabbed momentum on his back nine to give himself an opportunity. Still a victory wasn't close to being secured because at one point nine golfers had held or shared the lead. Six were tied for the lead with three holes remaining. But Couples shot a five-under-par 66 in his final round and finished at 15-under 198 to become the second player in Toshiba Classic history to win the event twice, as he won it in 2010.
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March 14, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
To many, the fantastic weather slated for Newport Beach this weekend isn't much of a surprise. The same could be said of the Toshiba Classic's first-round leader. That would be Bernhard Langer. The two-time Masters champion, who won the Toshiba in 2008, is the hottest golfer on the Champions Tour. He shot an eight-under-par 63 Friday at Newport Beach Country Club and takes a two-shot lead into Saturday's second round. It was Langer's 12th consecutive sub-par round and 19th in his last 20 rounds going back to October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014
Wendy Hughes Australian actress dies at 61 Wendy Hughes, 61, an Australian actress best known to American audiences for her performance in the 1979 film "My Brilliant Career," died of cancer Saturday in Sydney, her family said. Hughes began her rise to stardom during a renaissance in the Australian film industry in the 1970s and '80s, beginning with "My Brilliant Career," in which she played Aunt Helen to the headstrong heroine portrayed by Judy Davis. The film swept the Australian Film Institute awards and in the U.S. was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
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March 6, 2014 | By Chris Barton
A rundown of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming to L.A. in the coming days. Anthony Wilson's Seasons Quartet at the Broad Stage Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the kind of mind-scrambling fireworks that've made heroes out of Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin. Anthony Wilson offers something more understated with his Seasons quartet. Assembled after being commissioned by guitar maker John Monteleone (whose wares will be featured here)
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March 6, 2014 | by Greg Braxton
Fred Armisen hasn't been on "Saturday Night Live" for quite a while, but he seems to be everywhere else. He's just started the fourth season of the quirky IFC sketch comedy show "Portlandia," which features him and Carrie Brownstein poking subtle fun at the people and rituals of Portland, Ore. He's taken on a major gig as a bandleader, with his 8G Band, for NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and he's making the rounds at other events. He was even a presenter at last week's Independent Spirit Awards.
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March 2, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Lupita Nyong'o has ruled every red carpet she's graced this season, and Sunday night we're focusing on that beautiful Fred Leighton gold and diamond headband atop her head as she walked the red carpet. More Oscar fashion galleries: Best and worst dressed | Stars on the red carpet | Makeup and hair | Men's fashion The delicate diamond accessory is a perfect punctuation to her powder blue Prada dress. Hair accessories don't seem to be a trend at this year's Oscars, but Nyong'o may have set a precedent for awards shows to come.
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September 25, 2011 | By Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times
Luminarium A Novel Alex Shakar Soho Press: 432 pp., $25 In all the clutter of the Internet - that endless library, endless strip mall, endless portal for self-diagnosis, pornography or opportunities for stalking your ex - isn't it possible that somewhere the secret to bliss exists? There it is, the directions for freedom from the self and its torments. You might stumble on it after 16 clicks through ad farms, deserted Myspace pages and circa 2000 blogs.
MAGAZINE
November 24, 2002 | NELSON HANDEL
Since there have been indoor malls, there have been mall-walkers. The Westside Walkers, a volunteer organization sponsored by UCLA Healthcare 50 Plus, OASIS L.A and the Westside Pavilion, meet two mornings a week to stretch their legs on the cool, clean and level marble at the Westside Pavilion. Tinny pop music echoes hollowly as these intrepid perambulators pass the still-closed stores. But for these mall crawlers, the only conspicuous consumption is excess calories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2013
Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died Thursday at home in the Washington, D.C., area, according to the university. The cause was pancreatic cancer. Vest was president of MIT from 1990 to 2004, and served on several high-level panels outside the university, including a State Department group that concluded in a 2005 report that the U.S. intelligence community was "dead wrong" in almost all its pre-Iraq war judgments about that country's supposed weapons of mass destruction.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Saturday will bring one more ripple to Betfair Hollywood Park's mostly quiet waters. So, you ask Richard Warren for a crowd prediction. It will be CashCall Futurity day, the last outing of the year for 2-year-old thoroughbreds aiming at the Triple Crown races. That's a legitimate attraction. PHOTOS:The lights go out at Hollywood Park Warren grimaces, then wrinkles his brow. You prompt him a bit. Maybe 15,000 fans? He finally shrugs and says, "Yes, maybe. It sure won't be like the old days.
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