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October 14, 2007 | Vani Rangachar
Geocachers, instead of bushwhacking in the wilderness looking for buried treasure, turn your sights to advance science. Today is the beginning of Earth Science Week, started by the Geological Society of America, and GPS enthusiasts can participate by "Earthcaching." Register and choose a place to visit at Then GPS your way to the spot, and do the task specified on the website.
November 16, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN
The first time I walked into Virtual World in Costa Mesa, I was overwhelmed--sensory overload. I couldn't get out soon enough. Lured back for a second visit by the imaginative design elements and vaguely intellectual atmosphere, I was determined to play at least one virtual-reality game. Keep in mind: The thought of PacMan gives me a vague headache resembling TV static. My idea of computer entertainment is WordPerfect 5.1. Could I find happiness with a joystick?
November 20, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
The British Medical Assn. has approved a game for schoolchildren with cards depicting condoms and sperm donation to teach children 11 to 18 about the dangers of AIDS. The game released last week consists of 28 cards depicting a range of social and sexual activities that children are asked to define as either safe or as posing a risk of transmitting acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Among the safe behaviors are shaking hands, kissing, sharing food, donating blood and coughing and sneezing.
March 23, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The wins kept coming. So did the games. Three in a row. Five in six days. It didn't matter that the rest of the NBA, and the calendar, conspired against the Lakers 41 seasons ago. Logistics couldn't bother them in a season when they didn't seem to grasp the meaning of Ls. The team that would win 33 consecutive games, still the longest streak for a major U.S. professional team, often arrived in a city on a midday flight and played a...
November 8, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Westlake Village Oaks Christian (8-2) at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (7-3), 7 p.m. Oaks Christian is making its Pac-5 Division playoff debut. The Lions opened a 21-0 lead over top-seeded Ventura St. Bonaventure last week before losing in the Marmonte League championship game, so it's clear they have the ability to play against the best,. They're led by quarterback Brandon Dawkins and linebacker Cameron Judge. Notre Dame's offense has reached peak form in Week 11, led by standout running back Khalfani Muhammad and improving quarterback Kelly Hilinski.
July 10, 1988
Los Angeles police seized more than 130 allegedly rigged "Original Hollywood Crane" arcade games Saturday in a series of raids on the machine's manufacturer in Sun Valley and at convenience stores, coin laundries and bars. More than 60 vice detectives served warrants at Hollywood Crane Merchandising Inc. on Lankershim Boulevard and at most of the locations where the firm has placed about 160 of the machines, said Detective John Lindsay.
Ever since Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary became mega-hit sellers on the board-game circuit in the mid-1980s and their little-known inventors rose to stardom, basement game making has become a burgeoning business, with hundreds of inventors trying their luck at creating the next national craze.
"The happiest adults," said Picasso, "are doing what they did as kids." And what do kids do? Play games. If one tableau for the Acquisitive '80s found them hunched over Monopoly or the Trump game or the Wall Street game or Acquire, a metaphor for the '90s may be a kinder, gentler competition across a game board that teaches environmental principals. The "environmental decade" is spawning an array of games, usually made from recycled or recyclable materials, that teach an appreciation of nature.
May 2, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This time, there was no comeback by the Clippers, no jubilation. This time, it was more about how the Clippers didn't stand up enough to the physical play of the Memphis Grizzlies, didn't control many of the key areas of the game and didn't overcome the injuries that struck Los Angeles. As a result, the Clippers lost, 105-98, to Memphis in Game 2 of the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday night. The Clippers return home for Games 3 (Saturday afternoon)
July 4, 1992 | KATHY M. KRISTOF
Finance can be dull as dirt. Yet many people recognize that a basic knowledge of finance can save them thousands of dollars, open lucrative new investment opportunities and and provide a measure of protection against scams. So how do you learn finance without submitting to trial by boredom? Is it really a question of no pain, no gain? Fortunately, no.
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