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September 9, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
In this age of traffic schools staffed by comedians, maybe we need comedy-audience schools taught by stern traffic cops. These schools would teach new and previously rude audience members the basics of comedy-club etiquette, particularly emphasizing the rule against yelling out or talking to the comic on stage unless that comic directs a question to them.
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July 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Greg Ray, the defending Indy Racing League champion who was struggling through a miserable season despite having the fastest car in the series, earned his first victory Saturday night with a dominating performance in the Midas 500 Classic at Hampton, Ga. Starting from the pole, Ray led 182 of 208 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway and beat runner-up Buddy Lazier by more than three seconds.
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July 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Greg Ray, the defending Indy Racing League champion who was struggling through a miserable season despite having the fastest car in the series, earned his first victory Saturday night with a dominating performance in the Midas 500 Classic at Hampton, Ga. Starting from the pole, Ray led 182 of 208 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway and beat runner-up Buddy Lazier by more than three seconds.
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May 27, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Greg Ray knows he can hold his breath for 160 seconds because that's how long it took for him to win the pole for Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Three and a half hours, which is about what it will take to run 500 miles at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, might be a bit more difficult. But the thought doesn't faze Ray, a talkative Texan who is the reigning Indy Racing League champion. He oozes confidence like a Tony Robbins disciple. "What I'm doing is a gift," he said Friday.
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May 21, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is no sign of the IRL and CART making peace in the open-wheel racing world, but the Indianapolis 500 offers a look at what might have been. Greg Ray, the Indy Racing League champion, and Juan Montoya, the Championship Auto Racing Teams champion, will start alongside each other on the front row of the 84th renewal of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on May 28. After Montoya ran four laps Saturday around Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile rectangular oval at 223.
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May 27, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Greg Ray knows he can hold his breath for 160 seconds because that's how long it took for him to win the pole for Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Three and a half hours, which is about what it will take to run 500 miles at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, might be a bit more difficult. But the thought doesn't faze Ray, a talkative Texan who is the reigning Indy Racing League champion. He oozes confidence like a Tony Robbins disciple. "What I'm doing is a gift," he said Friday.
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May 13, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Greg Ray ran his Dallara in an open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last month, he left with high hopes. He told his crew they had the best handling car on the track, that all they lacked was horsepower. Brayton Engineering undertook the task of finding horsepower in Ray's Aurora engine. When his Thomas Knapp Motorsports team found a sponsor, hopes for the Indy 500 ran even higher. Then came the bad news.
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August 30, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Greg Ray has found his favorite track. Two months after holding off Sam Schmidt at Pikes Peak International Speedway at Fountain, Colo., he slammed the door on two equally determined pursuers at the same track Sunday. Ray, the pole-sitter, won for the third time in four races, beating back challenges from Davey Hamilton and Mark Dismore down the stretch in the Colorado Indy 200. Ray finished .445 seconds ahead of Hamilton and 2.
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July 2, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
Comedian Dan Bradley says he doesn't drink any more, but his old man still does. "My dad drinks beer all day long," says Bradley. "My father used to ask me if I really thought it was just a coincidence that there are 24 hours in a day and 24 beers in a case. . . . "I love people that drink beer and deny they're ever drunk: 'Hey, hey, it's just beer. Beer's like Pepsi to me.' No, it's not. I've never seen anybody drink a 12-pack of Pepsi and pee on their own car.
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May 21, 2000
Front row after first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on May 28: Driver Avg. Speed 1. Greg Ray 223.471 2. Juan Montoya 223.372 3. Eliseo Salazar 223.231 * PARTIAL LINEUP, D9
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May 21, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is no sign of the IRL and CART making peace in the open-wheel racing world, but the Indianapolis 500 offers a look at what might have been. Greg Ray, the Indy Racing League champion, and Juan Montoya, the Championship Auto Racing Teams champion, will start alongside each other on the front row of the 84th renewal of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on May 28. After Montoya ran four laps Saturday around Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile rectangular oval at 223.
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August 30, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Greg Ray has found his favorite track. Two months after holding off Sam Schmidt at Pikes Peak International Speedway at Fountain, Colo., he slammed the door on two equally determined pursuers at the same track Sunday. Ray, the pole-sitter, won for the third time in four races, beating back challenges from Davey Hamilton and Mark Dismore down the stretch in the Colorado Indy 200. Ray finished .445 seconds ahead of Hamilton and 2.
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May 13, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Greg Ray ran his Dallara in an open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last month, he left with high hopes. He told his crew they had the best handling car on the track, that all they lacked was horsepower. Brayton Engineering undertook the task of finding horsepower in Ray's Aurora engine. When his Thomas Knapp Motorsports team found a sponsor, hopes for the Indy 500 ran even higher. Then came the bad news.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
In this age of traffic schools staffed by comedians, maybe we need comedy-audience schools taught by stern traffic cops. These schools would teach new and previously rude audience members the basics of comedy-club etiquette, particularly emphasizing the rule against yelling out or talking to the comic on stage unless that comic directs a question to them.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2004
I found Mary McNamara's "A V. [Very] Lucky Voyeur" [Nov. 7] a delight to read, especially her use of "briefing speak." Communicating a message in 25 words or less on a briefing chart reduces your text to just the essence. Her article focused on the essence. Including her experience instead of just the interviewee quotes was the icing on the cake. Greg Ray La Habra
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December 29, 1999
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