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January 20, 1994 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Motorcycle lovers will be in hog heaven at the Miller Genuine Draft Motorcycle Swap Meet: Harley-Davidson--the king of bikes--will be the featured manufacturer at the swap series. One area designated for motorcycle sales features vintage and custom bikes. There are also hundreds of shiny new and used parts for dirt bikes, cafe racers and daily riders, plus accessories from helmets to saddlebags to handlebars, clothing from traditional leather jackets to gloves and bike-related memorabilia.
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BUSINESS
April 3, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Hurling the Angry Birds at evil green pigs is fun and all, but maybe you'd like get to know your feathered friends on a deeper level. You're in luck! Rovio, the Finnish company behind the wildly successful mobile game, is planning to launch a series of short animations starring all your favorite characters from Angry Birds this fall. By creating an animated series, Rovio can get deeper into the characters that populate the Angry Bird games, said Nick Dorra, Rovio's head of animation, speaking at the MIPTV conference held in Cannes, France.
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BUSINESS
March 26, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
If you spent a significant portion of your weekend hurling birds through space, you aren't alone: On Monday, Rovio tweeted that its new game Angry Birds Space has been downloaded 10 million times in just three days. "I can't think of another app that has done this well, especially when you consider that they only have a paid version available in the iTunes App Store," said Peter Farago, vice president of marketing at the mobile analytics firm Flurry.  "The closest success story I can think of is OMGPOP's Draw Something, which racked up 20 million total downloads in five weeks.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
If you spent a significant portion of your weekend hurling birds through space, you aren't alone: On Monday, Rovio tweeted that its new game Angry Birds Space has been downloaded 10 million times in just three days. "I can't think of another app that has done this well, especially when you consider that they only have a paid version available in the iTunes App Store," said Peter Farago, vice president of marketing at the mobile analytics firm Flurry.  "The closest success story I can think of is OMGPOP's Draw Something, which racked up 20 million total downloads in five weeks.
SPORTS
July 12, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
The new guy in town walks the campus at USC in peace and quiet these days, just another student in shorts and backpack. At least for the moment, solitude appeals to Mitch Mustain. He is far from the madding crowd of Fayetteville, Ark., far from the scrutiny and speculation, the whispers and blogs that eventually contributed to his seeking refuge in the serenity of Hollywood. "It's big here," Mustain says. "You can kind of go your own way."
FOOD
October 7, 2010 | Janet Mendel
Walking into the central plaza of the small town of Jabugo, you breathe in the aroma of ibérico ham, a sweet-nutty smell so intense it's as if it emanates from the very walls of the houses. This is the source ? where ibérico pigs roam through forests of wild oak and scrabble for acorns and where their meat is converted into what many have declared the best ham in the world. Jabugo, a town nestled in the Sierra de Aracena in southwestern Andalusia, is a name with almost mythic meaning, far out of proportion to the town's size.
SPORTS
January 31, 1988 | CHRISTINE BRENNAN, The Washington Post
The television lights were still burning bright in a shed at Redskin Park on a balmy evening last November when I got myself into trouble again. I was standing outside the shed, waiting to ask Jay Schroeder a couple of questions about his midseason slump. Three minutes earlier, Schroeder had been sitting between sportscasters Sonny Jurgensen and Glenn Brenner, making his weekly appearance for a local television station here. He gets paid lots of money to be there.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | JAMES BENNING
Kyle Kazan was fuming. The owner of a pot-bellied pig had read in a local paper that Redondo Beach was considering a ban on the animals this week. So he hoofed down to the council chambers Tuesday night determined to raise a stink. "They're not smelly animals, they're not loud," Kazan told the council. "Your dogs will bark much louder than pigs can oink."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1997 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bikers at the beach? Wow--but more importantly, why? To get a tan? Yeah, right. Try this: Beach Ride '97, a charity event to benefit the Exceptional Children's Foundation that is expected to attract about 7,000 motorcyclists to the San Buenaventura State Beach on Sunday morning. Besides furnishing a great excuse to take a putt in a hog, the event will have performances by the Gregg Allman Band, the Blasters and Jack Mack & the Heart Attack.
FOOD
February 25, 2010 | Miles Clements, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Magic Wok is a porcine palace, a restaurant where the pillars of Filipino cooking are fortified by all things pork. Kids chomp on shards of pig skin as crisp as potato chips, grandparents leisurely ladle hunks of pork from sour tamarind soups — the homey restaurant went whole hog long before quivering cubes of pork belly cropped up on happy-hour menus and bacon became an almost de rigueur dessert. Perhaps even more than most, Filipino cooking is a tradition that you'll be told time and again is best experienced in the home.
FOOD
October 7, 2010 | Janet Mendel
Walking into the central plaza of the small town of Jabugo, you breathe in the aroma of ibérico ham, a sweet-nutty smell so intense it's as if it emanates from the very walls of the houses. This is the source ? where ibérico pigs roam through forests of wild oak and scrabble for acorns and where their meat is converted into what many have declared the best ham in the world. Jabugo, a town nestled in the Sierra de Aracena in southwestern Andalusia, is a name with almost mythic meaning, far out of proportion to the town's size.
FOOD
February 25, 2010 | Miles Clements, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Magic Wok is a porcine palace, a restaurant where the pillars of Filipino cooking are fortified by all things pork. Kids chomp on shards of pig skin as crisp as potato chips, grandparents leisurely ladle hunks of pork from sour tamarind soups — the homey restaurant went whole hog long before quivering cubes of pork belly cropped up on happy-hour menus and bacon became an almost de rigueur dessert. Perhaps even more than most, Filipino cooking is a tradition that you'll be told time and again is best experienced in the home.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2009 | Richard Simon
A massive spending bill expected to be approved by Congress this week is filled with more than 8,500 earmarks -- those pet projects that lawmakers love -- costing $7.7 billion. Despite the tough economy, mounting federal budget deficit and pledges by President Obama and members of both parties to crack down on the practice, a number of lawmakers have defended their earmarks as important to the nation's economic recovery.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2008 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
One STEP closer. That was the guiding principle in developing the new Harley-Davidson Museum, opening this week. "If you're a hard-core enthusiast, you ought to get more enthusiastic," curatorial director Jim Fricke said. "If you're convinced that motorcycles are evil, hopefully you leave hating them a little less." Regardless of their feelings about motorcycles generally or Harley-Davidson in particular, visitors will likely be impressed, if only by the stunning steel-girder architecture rising from a former brownfield site on Milwaukee's south side.
SPORTS
July 12, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
The new guy in town walks the campus at USC in peace and quiet these days, just another student in shorts and backpack. At least for the moment, solitude appeals to Mitch Mustain. He is far from the madding crowd of Fayetteville, Ark., far from the scrutiny and speculation, the whispers and blogs that eventually contributed to his seeking refuge in the serenity of Hollywood. "It's big here," Mustain says. "You can kind of go your own way."
SPORTS
September 29, 2002 | Mike Bresnahan
Looks as if the Clay County Fair won't be the most exciting thing to happen in Iowa this year. For the first time in forever, there's reason to care about college football in Ames, Iowa, after Iowa State's 36-14 victory over Nebraska. Add Iowa's 42-35 overtime victory at Penn State, and suddenly the fabled Tri-State Rodeo looks more like a dog-and-pony show to delirious Iowans.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Hurling the Angry Birds at evil green pigs is fun and all, but maybe you'd like get to know your feathered friends on a deeper level. You're in luck! Rovio, the Finnish company behind the wildly successful mobile game, is planning to launch a series of short animations starring all your favorite characters from Angry Birds this fall. By creating an animated series, Rovio can get deeper into the characters that populate the Angry Bird games, said Nick Dorra, Rovio's head of animation, speaking at the MIPTV conference held in Cannes, France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
You know how it is with celebrities: The bigger they get, the more they must be isolated from the curious public. So it is with Grunt, the 800-pound porker who received nationwide attention last month when it was revealed that he faced death because his owners had abandoned him in Rolling Hills Estates. More than 400 people, including an Australian man, subsequently offered to take in the big swine. The county eventually sent him to the 193-acre ranch of Ozzie Osborn (no relation to the singer)
SPORTS
March 3, 2002
From the empty red chair to the subdued public address introduction for his replacement, former coach Nolan Richardson was much in evidence when Arkansas beat Vanderbilt, 81-67, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. The last six years of Richardson's contract were bought out by the school Friday after a tumultuous week in which the coach made comments concerning fans, the media and his treatment as the only black head coach at Arkansas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
M an works alone in garage. Man bores out cylinders, replaces trannie and transfer case, installs high-performance valves, shocks, drive shafts. Man mutters, moans and sheds bits of blood and skin on rusted bolts. Man drives to the mountains, meets other men. Popeye forearms, scabby knuckles, shaved heads. Man drives souped-up truck into the mud. Engine thunders. Mud pinwheels into the sky. Truck begins to bog. Wheels spin. Engine clatters and whines. Tach needle hits red. Oil light flickers.
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