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September 3, 2010 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
Warning: This is not a reliable review of "Going the Distance. " When it comes to contemporary American romantic comedy, my brain, heart and standards have been seriously compromised by "The Ugly Truth," "Did You Hear About the Morgans?", "The Bounty Hunter" and "The Back-up Plan" and many others. Too many others. The calculated sexual raunch (mostly verbal) in "Going the Distance" impedes on its hard-edged, soft-center charm, and it may be enough to throw various audience segments straight out of the thing.
September 2, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Like many comic actors, when he doesn't have to be "on," Charlie Day can be almost unrecognizably normal. "People have to remember that we write and produce that television show, which is a pretty heavy workload," says the calm, bearded star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and costar of the new romantic comedy "Going the Distance. " "So when I'm not playing a character that is huffing glue and eating cat food and sleeping in my long underwear with Danny DeVito [as on the show]
April 10, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County supervisors have agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the children of Edith Rodriguez, the woman who died after writhing in pain for 45 minutes on the waiting-room floor of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Rodriguez's death nearly two years ago attracted national attention, becoming a symbol of an indifferent emergency system.
March 24, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
"The Hunger Games," the teen action-adventure film that is opening to big numbers this weekend, is, without question, a parable of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It's also a cautionary tale about Big Government. And undeniably a Christian allegory about the importance of finding Jesus. Or maybe a call for campaign-finance reform? Like the Suzanne Collins bestseller on which it is based, the movie about a teenage girl fighting for her life in a televised death match in a dystopian post-apocalyptic country that has replaced America has a whiff of political content.
Win one for the fat man? Win one for the Holtzer? Could anyone have dreamed, even a month ago, that the 1996 college football season would come down to this? To a USC team turned upside-down by three consecutive defeats and speculation that its coach is about to be turned loose? To a Notre Dame team whose coach is walking away, virtually without explanation, from the sport's best job? Yet that's exactly how the script reads when Notre Dame (8-2) plays USC (5-6) tonight at a sold-out Coliseum.
February 28, 1988 | STEVE BEATTY
Wayne Branstetter did not know quite how to feel. For most Saturday's San Diego Section Masters wrestling meet, Branstetter, the Poway High School coach, said he felt like he was on top of the world. His team was cruising to its sixth Masters title in seven years. Guys who were not expected to be in the top four were winning. Seven Poway wrestlers made it to the finals. Poway had earned 187 1/2 points before the finals even started. But it did not receive one more point.
July 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former El Toro pitcher Garrett Mundell, who will be a junior at Fresno State this fall, is having a terrific summer in the Alaska League. He's 5-1 with an 0.73 ERA playing for the Achorage Bucs.  
March 31, 1989
Oceanside High athlete Jerry Garrett has been ruled academically ineligible for the second time this school year and will no longer compete in track. Garrett, a star quarterback, was also ruled ineligible midway through last football season. Garrett ran the 100 meters, long jumped and anchored the 400 relay before leaving the track team.
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