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January 19, 2011 | Jimmy Orr / Los Angeles Times
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan 10. “Glad I’m not you,” e-mailed Health Know-it-all Tami Dennis, remarking on my food choices from the day before. “Dude, you need protein,” wrote my Boston friend Casey. “I was beginning to think I'd see you being removed by ‘Jaws of Life from your house or buried in a piano case,” said longtime pal Rob on my Facebook page.
March 19, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Can you measure the size of a ship by its captain? Cunard Line pulled off a spectacular photo shoot of Capt. Kevin Oprey posed in front of his ship, the Queen Mary 2, while balanced on the vessel's underwater bow. The recent photos, in which the captain appears in uniform as a tiny dot in front of the behemoth ship, were snapped to mark a decade at sea for the ocean liner in 2014. "It's the incredible majesty of that ship, it's a towering, beautiful ocean liner," photographer James D. Morgan said in a statement from the luxury cruise line.
December 6, 2002 | PETE THOMAS
Early on the morning of Nov. 26, the monster called Jaws rose from its slumber and snarled and hissed as it rarely has before. It was a display of nature both ominous and magnificent, amid which was a display of courage and athleticism to rival that in any other sporting arena. "The day was off the charts," said Laird Hamilton, a Kauai resident and the preeminent tamer of Maui's wildest and most notorious beast. "I would say I rode maybe 100 waves, but for sure 50 or 60.
March 3, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
After the $19-billion WhatsApp deal was announced, I wrote a little blog post about  where it ranked among other tech deals. I included the line:  "One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that Facebook is going to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion. " No prize-winning prose by any stretch. But as I was reading more about the deal that day, and in the following day, the reference stuck in my head. Suddenly, I began to experience that same feeling that I got when I bought a red AMC Pacer Wagon and suddenly it seemed like they were everywhere on the road.
August 1, 2010 | By Dennis Lim, Special to The Times
Steven Spielberg's "Jaws," which opened 35 years ago this summer, is often credited — or blamed — for inventing the modern blockbuster: the art form, or rather economic model, that brought with it tentpole releases and long summers of big, expensive, aggressively hyped movies. But in its immediate wake, the influence of "Jaws" could be felt on a more literal level. The late 1970s and early 1980s saw a string of shockers that were designed with varying degrees of shamelessness to exploit the fear of carnivorous aquatic life: among many others, " Mako: The Jaws of Death" (1976)
September 30, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
This summer's "Jaws (IV) the Revenge" sunk like a stone at the box office, but that hasn't cured Hollywood's chronic case of sequelmania. United International Pictures, foreign distributor for Paramount, Universal and MGM/UA, this week gave reporters at Tokyo's International Film Festival a list of the three studios' coming releases. Among them: "Conan Part 3," "Top Gun 2," "Indiana Jones 3," "Back to the Future 2," "Rocky 5" and James Bond No. 16.
February 15, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
A shark without jaws? Scientists say they have found the oldest known trace of a shark--scales from an ancestor so early that it may not have evolved true jaws yet. The finding would set another record if the ancestor actually did have jaws. In that case, the shark scales would also be the oldest known trace of a jawed fish. Researchers found the scales in a sandstone formation about 30 miles southwest of Colorado Springs.
September 7, 1986
Thanks for your eye-opening article "Magnificent Machine of the Sea" (by William Jordan, July 28). It allows the tuna to take its rightful place among the better-known giants of the sea. Move over, Jaws and Orca--make room for Charlie. Pat Talley Buena Park
July 19, 1987 | JOHN E. MCCOSKER, Dr. John E. McCosker is one of the world's leading authorities on great white sharks. Divemaster Dick Anderson assisted in the research for this story.
BRUCE IS BACK,and he's smaller than ever. Yes, it's Jaws season again this summer, but the shark shrank. Universal Pictures, which has made more than $382.5 million domestically so far on the original "Jaws," is banking this time around on ultra-realism. The strategy of Sidney J. Sheinberg--president of MCA Inc.
June 25, 1995 | Peter Rainer
This 1979 multi-Oscar winner--it won for Best Picture, Actor, Director, Screenplay, and Supporting Actress--was one of the first of the touchy-feely Sensitive Guy movies. Dustin Hoffman drew on a thick fund of sympathy playing a single father, and Meryl Streep, as his ex-wife, became the villain of the piece.
February 8, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - He was the NHL's golden boy, "Sid the Kid," long before he scored the golden goal at Vancouver in 2010 that restored Canada's supremacy at the game it claims as its own. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was 22 when he added an Olympic gold medal to the Stanley Cup title he had won eight months earlier and his future appeared to be limitless. The Crosby who will lead defending champion Canada against Norway at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Thursday, isn't a kid anymore.
February 1, 2014 | Alexander Daltas, Daltas is a writer and filmmaker. He lives in L.A. with his wife, Robin, and their 3-year-old son
It had been only two years since I'd graduated film school, and I was beginning to get quite serious about a girl who was at UC Davis studying life sciences. Robin had a bright, empirical mind, balanced by a kind, adventurous personality, and I was in love with her. She was my perfect diamond -- except for one, tiny occlusion. One day, while visiting her at school, she casually informed me that she wasn't sure she'd seen "Jaws. " My first reaction? She was putting me on. How could someone born and raised in L.A., who worked at zoos and had frequented aquariums all her life, have missed "Jaws"?
January 19, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Indiana Pacers power forward David West has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for elbowing Clippers power forward Blake Griffin in the jaw during their game Saturday in Indianapolis, the league announced Sunday. The incident occurred at the end of the second quarter, when Griffin missed a shot as time expired and the two reached for the rebound. West was behind Griffin and each had a hand on the ball. As the two separated, West brought his arm down and caught Griffin in the jaw. West was given a flagrant foul two and ejected from the game.
December 19, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin $25,000 for the illegal block he put on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber on Sunday. “Huber, he's a punter. And the key is he's defenseless throughout the down,” NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told the NFL Network. “So even though he's pursuing the play, he still gets defenseless-player protection. You can't hit him in the head or neck, and you can't use the crown or forehead parts of the helmet to the body.” Huber suffered a broken jaw and a cracked vertebra in his neck.
December 17, 2013
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber suffered a broken jaw and a cracked vertebra in his neck on a blindside block during a 68-yard touchdown return by the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown in the first quarter Sunday night, according to a report by ESPN. Huber was hit by the Steelers' Terence Garvin . Huber, also the team's holder for place kicks, will be placed on injured reserve, the report said. ESPN said the block by Garvin is under review by the league. Referee Ed Hochuli's crew did not penalize Garvin for the hit that left Huber bleeding on the ground for three minutes before he was helped from the field.
December 17, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber probably will be known as the guy who got his jaw broken and a vertebra cracked on national TV from here on out. The cool thing about Huber is he seems fine with that. On Monday afternoon - less than 24 hours after Terence Garvin of the Pittsburgh Steelers ended Huber's season with one of the most brutal hits most of us will ever see in a football game - the Cincinnati native changed his Twitter avatar to a photo of that devastating play.
May 1, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
Ready to ride the Amgen? The Nissan Ride Before the Pros will allow cyclists of all levels to ride on a five-mile course that will be part of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California's eighth and final stage that same day (May 20). The Beverly Hills-to-L.A. Live ride is free, but participants must register here . ... For those who prefer more inclines, Big Bear is doing something similar May 18, with a 35-mile trek from Snow Summit and back . Entry is $150 and participation is limited.
July 27, 1987 | CRAIG MODDERNO
Last Christmas 27-year-old Mario Van Peebles got an unusual gift: an identity. "I went from being 'Mario who?' to 'Mario baby!' "Suddenly, Hollywood saw me as no longer black, merely the son of a famous film director (Melvin 'Watermelon Man' Van Peebles) or an unemployed actor often mistaken for a parking lot attendant. I had become Clint Eastwood's buddy who saved America from the evils of Grenada," jokes Van Peebles of his supporting role in "Heartbreak Ridge."
December 16, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber had a painful night, figuratively and literally, against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday -- and he played less than a quarter of football. First, he bungled the snap during a punt attempt on the Bengals' first possession, giving the Steelers the ball on the Cincinnati 1 and leading to a touchdown run by Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell two plays later. Later in the first quarter, with his team already down 14-0, Huber had a punt returned 67 yards for a touchdown by the Steelers' Antonio Brown.
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