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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY and ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Richard Riordan's staff poked fun this week at the ballot counting mess in Florida by sending out an invitation to a holiday party printed like one of those butterfly ballots that has Democrats crying foul in Tallahassee. The mock ballot offers a chance to vote on whether to attend the party, but the choices don't line up with any of the hole punches that run down the center.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1993
"Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" opens today, but because New Line Cinema did not make the film available to critics, Calendar's review will not appear until Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000
Actor Rick Jason, who played the hard-boiled leader Lt. Gil Hanley on the 1960s television drama "Combat!," was found dead Monday in his house. He was 74. Jason died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was found by his wife about 5 a.m., said Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens. He left no note, and authorities only said that he was despondent over personal matters. Funeral arrangements were pending.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2010 | By Steve Rosenbloom
There isn't a poker text in the world that would encourage you to play Q-7, even suited. But like all things in poker, it depends -- on your opponent, your stack, your position and the odds you're getting, among other things. Sometimes, as former world champion Greg Raymer showed in 2009 at the $10,000-buy-in World Series of Poker main event at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, you get a good price to play a dicey holding into a surprise hand. With blinds at $250-$500 plus a $50 ante, Jason Alexander, the actor who portrayed George Costanza on "Seinfeld," raised to $1,600 from under the gun. A player in middle position called.
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