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October 22, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
If the stodgy old Yankee Stadium was the House that Ruth Built, then the glistening new ballpark next door is the House the Three Stooges Inhabit. Because in addition to changing addresses this season, the team has changed attitudes thanks to the winter additions of free spirits A.J. Burnett, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira. And that, more than anything else, may be the best explanation why the newly relaxed Yankees find themselves a win away from their first World Series in six years.
July 8, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau
Defense Secretary Robert Gates praises the general for his 'strategic insight and independent thinking.' The poetry-quoting, blunt-talking Marine once said it's 'fun to shoot some people.' Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, an erudite combat veteran known for quoting poetry and openly expressing his enthusiasm for "killing the enemy," has been selected to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Mattis would replace Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is in Afghanistan as the U.S. and NATO's top military officer there.
January 10, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out - successfully - for years to come. Harley Pasternak, 39, has trained superstars including Lady Gaga and is a bestselling author whose latest title is "The Body Reset Diet. " He has a master's in exercise physiology and nutrition sciences from the University of Toronto. Americans are over-exercising and underactive, Pasternak says.
July 14, 2010 | By Cindy Fang, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Learning Assembler is fun.
August 15, 2013
Not only is watermelon one of summer's sweetest and most satisfying treats, it's also the star of the 52nd Watermelon Festival, which relocated from Sunland to the Rose Bowl this year. Eat as much delicious farmers market fresh watermelon as you can stomach, while taking in cooking demonstrations and a variety of fun live performances. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fri., noon to 10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $10. (818) 353-4554; .
May 8, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times has gymnast Aly Raisman , a two-time Olympic gold medalist at the London Games, guest-blogging while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week while she competes on the show, Raisman will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Raisman's thoughts about Week 8, which she offered via email. Q. Is there anyone in the world better at giving lessons on how to be a seductive harlot than Mark Ballas?
October 26, 1986
The secret word is imaginative. "Pee-wee's Playhouse" is great Saturday morning fun. Thank you, CBS. Agnes C. Santiago
December 24, 1994
It is tough enough to rank college football teams, but for anyone to nationally rank high school teams is a total joke. No one on either coast has any idea of how the teams compare. Unfortunately, instead of being for fun, they are part of the all-too-early "winning is everything" mentality. BRYAN SHAUN Malibu
April 28, 1991
Thanks, CBS, for bringing back "Northern Exposure." The season premiere had us sliding onto the floor and giggling well through the commercials. What fun! Jennifer Clarke, Los Angeles
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