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February 24, 2007 | William C. Rempel, Times Staff Writer
THE official end of the notorious Cali cocaine cartel came late last year here with little more commotion than the rap of a judge's gavel. The Colombian drug lords Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, 63, and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 67, entered guilty pleas and were ushered off to federal prison for the next 30 years -- no Miami Vice-like dramatics, no bodies riddled with gunfire in the manner of Medellin rival Pablo Escobar.
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SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
The good news was, Josh Beckett was walking without a limp! The bad news was, that had to be the good news. The Dodgers were hoping the right-hander could make his season debut Wednesday against the Tigers. Hoping because he is coming off a rare surgery that removed an upper rib that was pressuring a nerve and causing his fingers to feel numb. Hoping even a little more because his comeback from surgery was delayed this spring when a clubhouse door was slammed on his right thumb. Then Friday, in what was supposed to be his final tuneup, he was pitching for the Class-A Quakes in Rancho Cucamonga when his latest setback befell him. Fielding a bunt in the fourth inning, he landed wrong on an ankle and was forced out of the game.
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SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The writers for the TV game show "Jeopardy" earned their pay this week with a subtle shot at Barry Bonds. One of the categories on Wednesday night's show was "Pop Quiz," which was about famous fathers and sons. The $1,000 answer, as read by host Alex Trebek, was: "He fathered baseball star Barry Bonds. " But if you looked at the game screen, you saw "He fathered baseball * Barry Bonds. " Putting an asterisk next to the name of baseball's all-time home run leader? Well done, Jeopardy writers.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Magic Johnson never played in the NHL. While that might seem obvious to even a not-so-avid basketball fan, apparently under the bright lights of "Jeopardy!," it's not the easiest question (or as the case may be, answer). Given the clue, "100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player," a contestant, named Joe, replied with the question, "Who is Magic Johnson?" Contestant Diane, who had more than double than Joe in her point bank, answered correctly, "Who is Wayne Gretzky?"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
What is a “scapegoat”? “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has clarified a controversial decision on the long-running game show that sparked angry responses last week. Trebek became the unlikely target of scorn after a controversial decision regarding a final Jeopardy answer from Thomas Hurley, a Newtown, Conn., eighth-grader who was participating in the show's Kids Week competition. Hurley and his fellow contestants were asked to name the 1863 document Abraham Lincoln said was a "fit and necessary war measure.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2010
Big bet on 'Jeopardy!' A University of Delaware graduate student who made a bold bet has become the biggest one-day winner in the history of the television game show "Jeopardy!" Roger Craig earned $77,000 on Tuesday's telecast. He beat the $75,000 standard set more than six years ago by legendary "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings. Craig finished the regular part of the game with $47,000 and bet $30,000 on the category "Literary and Movie Title Objects. " The clue was: "The inspiration for this title object in a novel and a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Clue: This brainiac earned 74 Jeopardy! wins as well as a spot on Barbara Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of the year. Answer: Who is Ken Jennings? The trivia mastermind and famed "Jeopardy!" champion is back in print with a new book that reveals parents may not know as much as they think they do. " Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids " humorously debunks such commonplace parental admonitions as "It's too dark to read in here, you'll hurt your eyes!"
SPORTS
May 1, 2004
I was watching "Jeopardy" last week and the category was "Begins with a B." The question was, "What are UCLA athletic teams called?" No one knew. Can you imagine that happening under J. D. Morgan? And now we can finally shut the book on the legacy of Peter Dalis. Ken Haymaker Woodland Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
Note to "Jeopardy!" contestants: Spelling counts. A 12-year-old from Newtown, Conn., found that out the hard way while competing on a Kids Week installment of the venerable TV game show, and he's still smarting over it. "I was pretty upset that I was cheated out of the final 'Jeopardy!' question. It was just a spelling error," Thomas Hurley said in an interview published Sunday by the News-Times of Danbury, Conn. Hurley, an eighth-grader, was a contestant on a "Jeopardy!" show that was taped in February and broadcast last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
TV shows may come and go, but "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" just keep on trucking. The two long-lived game shows, which are the No. 1 and 2-rated syndicated game shows on the air, were both picked up through the 2015-2016 season by ABC Owned Television Stations Group. That renewal would put the syndicated versions of "Wheel" on the air for 33 seasons and "Jeopardy" for 32. The ABC Owned Television Stations Group represents TV stations covering 21% of U.S. households. In addition to the shows getting renewed, hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White will continue with "Wheel" and Alex Trebek will continue on "Jeopardy.
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's basketball team won the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship last season and Coach Ben Howland was fired. With two games left in this conference regular season, the Bruins already know they will not repeat as champions, yet all is well. The change from Howland to Steve Alford has been a mostly lateral move. Entirely horizontal, in fact, according to the records. UCLA last season had a 22-7 record at this stage. As the Bruins prepare to play at Washington on Thursday and Washington State on Saturday in their final two games before this year's conference tournament, their record is … 22-7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
In the end, it came down to a rematch: Arcadia and University high schools, two teams made up of the brightest young science minds in Southern California who one year ago faced off just like this, armed with nothing more than a small pad of paper and a pencil against a 16-minute rat-a-tat-tat of questions like this: "According to VSEPR bonding theory, if two of the bonded atoms in an octahedral molecule are replaced by two electron pairs, the...
WORLD
January 31, 2014 | By David Zucchino
KABUL, Afghanistan - Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has fired it during several firefights with insurgents, fighting shoulder to shoulder with U.S. soldiers and Marines on about 200 combat missions in Afghanistan. Nazari, 38, a compact man with short-cropped hair and a trim black beard, has been issued a badge that gives him free run of a high-security U.S. base in downtown Kabul, where he translates for U.S. military advisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
The California Department of Public Health has taken steps to decertify three centers for the developmentally disabled from receiving Medicaid funding for some of their programs after discovering “situations involving immediate jeopardy” to patients, the agency said late Friday. The Porterville, Lanterman and Fairview Developmental Centers had been under review throughout the last year due to “deficient practices” and “chronic systems failures in providing patient care,” the department said in a statement.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The writers for the TV game show "Jeopardy" earned their pay this week with a subtle shot at Barry Bonds. One of the categories on Wednesday night's show was "Pop Quiz," which was about famous fathers and sons. The $1,000 answer, as read by host Alex Trebek, was: "He fathered baseball star Barry Bonds. " But if you looked at the game screen, you saw "He fathered baseball * Barry Bonds. " Putting an asterisk next to the name of baseball's all-time home run leader? Well done, Jeopardy writers.
OPINION
December 6, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Nelson Mandela was one of the towering figures of the 20th century. Like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas K. Gandhi, he was revered around the globe for his vision and courage, and for the enormous personal sacrifices he made to right the wrongs that plagued his country. His half-century battle against apartheid - the system under which millions of South African blacks were governed by the country's white minority - included 27 years behind bars. But he clung to his principles as well as his dignity, and emerged from Victor Verster Prison in 1990, it seemed, without rancor or bitterness.
NEWS
July 8, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
House Speaker John Boehner on Friday sent an unequivocal message to naysayers in his party who doubt there will be a fiscal upheaval if Congress fails to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by the August deadline set by the Obama administration. “While some think we can go past Aug. 2, I frankly think it puts us in an awful lot of jeopardy -- and puts our economy in jeopardy -- risking even more jobs,” Boehner told reporters. Still, the speaker expressed his own deep skepticism that a broad budget deal could be struck in the days ahead.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Magic Johnson never played in the NHL. While that might seem obvious to even a not-so-avid basketball fan, apparently under the bright lights of "Jeopardy!," it's not the easiest question (or as the case may be, answer). Given the clue, "100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player," a contestant, named Joe, replied with the question, "Who is Magic Johnson?" Contestant Diane, who had more than double than Joe in her point bank, answered correctly, "Who is Wayne Gretzky?"
BUSINESS
November 5, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger
A deal to sell the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register may be in jeopardy less than a month after it was announced.   On Oct. 10, Aaron Kushner, owner of the Register, said he would buy the Inland Empire's largest newspaper for $27.25 million, adding it to his fast-growing stable of Southern California dailies.   But a new filing by A.H. Belo Corp., the Press-Enterprise's current owner, casts serious doubts on the deal.   Originally slated to close Oct. 15, the sale has been extended to Nov. 15, according to the Monday filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and amended provisions require Kushner to prove that his company, Freedom Communications, is financially solvent and has enough cash to operate the Riverside paper after a transfer.
SCIENCE
October 30, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Poor, mostly black neighborhoods face double jeopardy when it comes to supermarket access, according to a study recently published by the journal Preventive Medicine. That may not sound like news at all: Scholars and activists have long fretted that poor, minority neighborhoods have worse access to supermarkets, which is tied to less healthy diets. But researchers from Johns Hopkins University wanted to see how different neighborhood traits -- poverty and racial makeup -- were related to the problem.
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