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May 5, 2012 | By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times
There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. It was almost like owning a fleet of private jets. Passes in hand, Rothstein and Vroom flew for business. They flew for pleasure. They flew just because they liked being on planes. They bypassed long lines, booked backup itineraries in case the weather turned, and never worried about cancellation fees.
April 17, 2014 | By David Pagel
Right now, the most beautiful place in all of Los Angeles may very well be the center gallery of Gary Lang's exhibition at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills. Eleven big, circular paintings, each a candy-colored rainbow of concentric rings, fill the space with enough visual warp and woof to make repeat visits thrilling. The setup is symmetrical: three dazzling paintings on each of three long walls and two more flanking the door through which you entered. The size of Lang's paintings matters, and it's measured in feet: 6, 9½, 11 and 13 at their diameters.
December 19, 1987
Gary must have had a "Hart" transplant, as he's re-entering the Democratic presidential race. Whether he's doing it to merely qualify for matching federal funds or if it's a bona fide re-entry, will soon be self-evident. I guess you could say he has paid the p(rice) for his errors through public humiliation, and it is now time to forgive him. KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN Cypress
April 15, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers suffered a continual string of injuries, the worst in Vitti's 30 years as their trainer. A few days before his 60th birthday, Vitti sat down with The Times for a candid interview on how Kobe Bryant will look next season, why the Lakers were ailing all season and the recent outbursts of angry Lakers fans.
December 31, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The most dangerous U.S. city for crime is Gary, Ind., whereas Amherst, a suburb of Buffalo in New York, was ranked safest for a third year in a row, based on 1997 statistics, a publisher said. The Morgan Quitno Press in Lawrence, Kan., ranked cities of more than 75,000 people by six crime criteria, which showed the next safest were: Newton, Mass.; Greece, N.Y.; Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and Clarkstown, N.Y.. The statistics are compiled annually by the FBI.
April 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
He's the guy getting a lot of ear action. Tony Hale is back as the vice president's boy Friday in HBO's political comedy "Veep. " In the midst of Washington chaos, he's never too far from Selina's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) ear, ready to whip out hand sanitizer from his beloved man purse or scour her closet for the perfect clutch. If needed, he'll even take a bullet for the veep  - or at least a sneeze. The patsy role is one the actor has made an art. He'll also reprise his role as socially awkward Buster Bluth in the highly anticipated resurrection of "Arrested Development," which will premiere on Netflix in late May. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments And later this summer he'll appear opposite Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in the comedy flick "The Heat.
August 11, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS
The Rams increased their offer on a one-year contract to running back Cleveland Gary on Tuesday and attached a right of first refusal that would allow them to match any offer tendered to Gary next season. Gary's agent, however, said the new offer will probably not be enough. "It wasn't much of a bump," said Jordan Woy, Gary's agent. "It's nowhere near the neighborhood of where we anticipate being."
February 20, 2000
Now we know why they call it the criminal justice system. GARY D. JENSON San Dimas
November 22, 1996
If El Segundo is unhappy with its image (Nov. 15), perhaps officials should change the name to El Primero. GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles
July 11, 1992
By winning Wimbledon, Andre Agassi has just blown an Avis commercial. GARY A ROBB Los Angeles
April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
If there ever were a unanimous pick for boys' basketball player of the year in Southern California, this would be the season, and Stanley Johnson would be the player. The Santa Ana Mater Dei star was the best player from start to finish. The 6-foot-7 senior averaged 25 points and 8.1 rebounds in leading the Monarchs to a 35-0 record and a fourth consecutive state championship. He's the only boys' player in California history to win titles in four consecutive seasons at the upper-division level.
March 28, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Four Democrats have been battling for months over who was best suited to challenge Rep. Gary  Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) for his Inland Empire congressional seat. But when Miller announced in February that he wouldn't seek another term, he inadvertently laid the groundwork for a fight within his own party. The battle escalated Friday between Lesli Gooch, a longtime former Miller aide who has his endorsement, and Paul Chabot, a military officer/businessman. The Gooch campaign issued a news release announcing her endorsement by the San Bernardino County Republican Party.  "We must protect California's 31st District and keep it out of the hands of Nancy Pelosi," the GOP's county chairman, Assemblyman Curt Hagman of Chino Hills, said in a statement issued by the Gooch campaign.
March 25, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga and Matt Pearce
ARLINGTON, Wash. - First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley. The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had been spending the sun-filled Saturday morning side by side, reading the Everett Herald and sipping caffeine - Diet Coke for her, coffee for him - when the landslide slammed into the home they had shared for most of their 46-year marriage.
March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
IndyCar legend Gary Bettenhausen has died at age 72, officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Monday. Bettenhausen drove in 21 Indianapolis 500s between 1968 and 1993, finishing as high as third in 1980 and leading 138 laps in 1972. He also was the top qualifier in 1991. A member of a famous racing family, Bettenhausen's father, Indy 500 veteran Tony Bettenhausen, was killed in a practice crash at the speedway in 1961. “Gary Bettenhausen was the perfect definition of a race car driver of his time," Indianapolis Motor Speedway  President J. Douglas Boles said in a statement.
March 13, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Help Wanted: Walt Disney Co. seeks executive with experience in both broadcast and cable television. Must embrace new technologies, display keen programming instincts and be deft at corporate politics. Internal candidates welcome. The impending departure of Anne Sweeney from her role as president of the Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of Disney Media Networks will leave a large hole at the media giant. Besides overseeing the ABC broadcast network and its local stations, Sweeney is responsible for key cable properties including the Disney Channel and ABC Family both in the U.S. and abroad.
March 1, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Fair leather fan San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili , on his foot bursting through the side of his custom Nikes during a game against Detroit, forcing him to put on a new pair: "I don't know what happened. I stopped and my foot kept going. It just happened. First time it's happened in my career. Very weird, but no big deal. " No Magic formula Former NBA big man Olden Polynice , on the state of the league: "The product that's being put out there is trash.
January 6, 1997
Why is lying to the Congress such a serious offense but lying to the public isn't? GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles
February 14, 2014 | By Jean Merl
 Two Republicans have entered the race to succeed retiring Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) in a district that has become increasingly Democratic. They are San Bernardino City Councilman John Valdivia and Paul Chabot, a military veteran and small business owner who lives in Rancho Cucamonga.  Miller announced this week he would step down rather than seek another term in the Inland Empire's 31st Congressional District.  No well-known Republican has stepped into the contest for what will be a tough district for the GOP to hold.  Chabot, however, has endorsements from former GOP Rep. Jerry Lewis  and former state Sen. Bob Dutton, both of whom used to represent much of the area.
February 12, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Facing one of the toughest campaigns of any Republican congressman in the country, Rep. Gary Miller announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection to his Inland Empire seat, increasing prospects for a Democratic pickup. "While there is still a lot of work to be done, it is now time for me to pass the baton.  I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of this term," Miller said in a statement. Miller, elected to the House in 1998, was among the Democrats' top targets this year and regarded as among the nation's most vulnerable Republicans - if not the most.
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