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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1987
The article (April 17), "FCC OKs $1.50 Hike in Phone Access Charge," makes me so happy--my $42 per year will reduce my (last year's) $6.39 long-distance bill by 15% to $5.43! What a savings! I would get rid of my phone but I must be contacted by other people. If the phone company can (or will soon) restrict 976 numbers they should be able to restrict long-distance calls. I could put my $42 per year to better use than feeding the phone company's pockets. KENT A. ROBINSON La Habra
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SPORTS
February 8, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
NASHVILLE  - Corey Perry days earlier said one of the factors bedeviling the Ducks during their 10-game rut was that the puck wasn't bouncing the team's way. That changed Saturday night, as two Ducks' passes were deflected off Nashville players into the goal and a long-distance shot weaved almost magically to the net through skaters' traffic in Anaheim's 5-2 victory over the Predators at Bridgestone Arena. "You work hard, you create your own bounces," Perry said. "A garbage goal, as they say, takes the monkey off your back.
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SPORTS
August 4, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's first practice wasn't anything to phone home about Saturday. That was fine for a handful of players, who didn't have phones to use anyway. A few position coaches asked their players hand over the phones, isolating the team even more at Cal State San Bernardino. First-year Coach Jim Mora said he knew nothing of the phone ban, but it was another indication how much things appear to have changed since he took over. "We're getting a sense of work ethic," senior wide receiver Jerry Johnson said.
HOME & GARDEN
September 6, 2013 | By Carrie Friedman
I am running errands on a rare free afternoon when I drive past the restaurant Little Door on 3rd Street and surprise myself by having an anxiety attack, pronounced enough that I have to pull over. I can't get a good breath. My hands are so sweaty they slip on the steering wheel. I was last here a decade ago with my boyfriend at the time. We were together for six years, and for most of those years I felt like a disheveled beauty queen, my sash out of whack, Vaseline smeared on my teeth, trying so hard to win his love.
SPORTS
March 9, 1993 | MITCH POLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine's run of success in the West Coast Conference tournament came to a crashing halt against Santa Clara on Monday night at the University of San Francisco's Memorial Gym. Behind the outside shooting of guards Steve Nash and Mark Schmitz, the Broncos won the conference tournament title with a come-from-behind 73-63 victory over the Waves.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1990 | From United Press International
A new survey of competing long-distance telephone rates showed Tuesday that Com Systems offered the cheapest rates for San Diego residential customers, while Allnet's rates were the highest. The survey, released by the California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG), found little difference in the rates charged by nine of the 10 long distance carriers operating in the San Diego area.
NEWS
February 23, 1991
The BRIDEGROOM WORE A CHEMICAL PROTECTION SUIT, a flak jacket and carried an M-16 rifle. Instead of rice, his guests threatened to throw sand at him. The BRIDE WORE WHITE--but that was 8,000 miles away. They exchanged marriage vows thanks to long-distance telephone, the governor of Florida, the 24th Infantry Division and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf. Specialist Kenneth Mefford, 24, currently residing in the northern Saudi desert, and Tammy Hinton, 31, of Ft. Pierce, Fla.
SPORTS
March 12, 2007 | David Wharton
On a Texas A&M team where guard Acie Law IV grabs most of the spotlight, sophomore Josh Carter has quietly become the most accurate long-range shooter in the nation, making 51.9% of his three-point attempts. Carter's marksmanship began in a late November game against Idaho State when he made eight of 10 three-point attempts.
SPORTS
February 20, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Over the last four games, UCLA has made seven of 44 three-point attempts. Junior Josh Shipp is 0 for 15 from long range and was stymied during the Bruins' 56-46 win over USC on Sunday when the Trojans occasionally played a box-and-one defense on him. Still, the sixth-ranked Bruins (22-3) are 10-2 in Pacific 10 Conference play and hold a half-game lead over Stanford though they rank ninth in the league -- ahead of only Oregon State -- in three-point shooting, having made 131 of 392, 33.4%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000
Coyote Network Systems Inc. in Westlake Village said it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Group Long Distance Inc., a reseller of long-distance services to small- and medium-sized businesses and residential customers with competitive local exchange carrier licenses in more than 40 states. GLDI shareholders would receive about $5.6 million in shares of Coyote Network Systems common stock, in exchange for 100% of the equity interest in GLDI.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
So lionized in Europe that France put him on a postage stamp but almost unknown in this country except to left- and right-wing zealots who either esteem or excoriate him, Mumia Abu-Jamal would be the perfect subject for an investigative documentary that explored his life and thought with a calm and even hand. "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" is not that film. Instead, filmmaker Stephen Vittoria has presented Abu-Jamal as a revered revolutionary who is in it for the long haul, someone whose extraordinary qualities are so much a given that he becomes an object of awe and wonder.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- The title of highest-paid right-hander in baseball history was taken from Zack Greinke this week, but he had no problem with it. Asked about the seven-year, $175-million contract Felix Hernandez signed with the Seattle Mariners, Greinke said, "He's worth it. I'll tell you right now, he's a better pitcher than I am. " Greinke signed a six-year, $147-million deal with the Dodgers in December. On the day Dodgers pitchers and catchers held their first workout of the spring, Greinke downplayed the expectations he will face this season as a result of the contract.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Well, this much is already clear about Hyun-Jin Ryu: He won't be competing in the Los Angeles Marathon any time soon. Ryu was at the end of a line of Dodgers pitchers that ran around the team's complex Tuesday as part of the first workout of the spring. As Ryu shuffled past more than two dozen South Korean journalists who were there to chronicle his every step, he said to them between gasps, “So fast.” The reporters laughed. Ryu, who has demonstrated a good sense of humor over the first two days of camp, appeared completely unshaken by where he finished on the team's morning run. The 6-foot-2 left-hander, who appears heavier than his listed weight of 215 pounds, said he wasn't worried about his conditioning.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
To play high school football in Southern California, players have to fulfill some basic requirements, such as getting a physical and making sure they are academically eligible. There is an added element if you want to play for Sherman Oaks Notre Dame this season. You'll need a passport, because the Knights are headed to Ireland to play Hamilton High of Chandler, Ariz., on Aug. 31 in a journey that will rank as the longest trip any Southern Section school has traveled for a regular-season football game.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
LONDON -- The Olympian without a country is not without a budget. Guor Marial shows up for an interview at the Olympic village dressed in jeans and a polo shirt purchased from Target. He trains in old gear from Iowa State University. He will run the marathon Sunday in shoes purchased online. "If you want the really good shoes, the ones you can use for the Olympics," he says, "I can get those for a hundred bucks. " The Olympian without a country is not without feelings. Guor Marial has painfully felt the differences while wandering through the first week of these Olympics without any national logo on his sweats, without teammates at his side during training, and without any real buddies except an advisor who serves as his coach, sports committee and roommate.
TRAVEL
August 5, 2012
I just read the piece about Barcelona, Spain, and the Stone Roses concerts and am compelled to write "Kudos to Kari Howard" ["Rock the Vacay," July 22]. Her style, the personality of her writing, the great unusual descriptions, all were so refreshing and engaging. Her words built such a vivid picture of her trip, the place, her feelings and excitement about it all. I've wanted to go to Barcelona, but now she's really put the hook in me. I look forward to reading more from her. Susan Emshwiller Eagle Rock :: For the record, Howard is not crazy.
SPORTS
June 20, 1992
Jim Murray tries to extol the virtues of long-hitting John Daly, but it just does not wash (June 9). Daly already has shown signs of waning popularity and remains a long way from comparisons with golfing greats Snead, Hogan, Nelson and Nicklaus. If Mr. Daly continues to hit them long and crooked, the next tour he will play on is the Gray Line. BILL RETCHIN La Quinta
TRAVEL
June 20, 2004
Your article "The Ottoman Empire" [June 13] provided some unique and detailed information yet failed to provide certain basic facts. The 40% discount listed is off the manufacturer's suggested list price, not what an item might typically sell for in a retail showroom. Many retailers here in Southern California offer this same savings. Be sure to check the freight costs for items. At approximately 12% to 14% of the price of the item, they add up fast. Purchasing furniture is just part of the process: Properly setting it up and assuring a correct fit is the other.
SPORTS
August 4, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's first practice wasn't anything to phone home about Saturday. That was fine for a handful of players, who didn't have phones to use anyway. A few position coaches asked their players hand over the phones, isolating the team even more at Cal State San Bernardino. First-year Coach Jim Mora said he knew nothing of the phone ban, but it was another indication how much things appear to have changed since he took over. "We're getting a sense of work ethic," senior wide receiver Jerry Johnson said.
SCIENCE
July 30, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Poring over images of Saturn's icy moon Iapetus, planetary scientists have discovered massive landslides in which the falling ice travels much farther than should be possible given the coefficient of friction of the falling ice. In one spectacular case in the moon's Malun crater, ice broke off the wall of the 5-mile-deep crater and surged 22 miles across the crater floor -- an unusually long distance. Given that cold ice has a relatively high coefficient of friction, such long distances should not be possible unless there are forces at work that researchers don't yet know about, said planetary scientist William McKinnon of Washington University in St. Louis, who led the team studying the landslides.
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