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January 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Liberty Media Corp.'s John Malone, a longtime business partner of Barry Diller, moved Monday to oust Diller from the board of the IAC/InterActiveCorp Internet conglomerate. The move was the latest in dueling lawsuits the two sides filed in Delaware courts after IAC said it planned to break itself into five separate companies. Liberty says that would rob the media holding company of its shareholder voting power.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
David Dutcher met Sharon on Match.com in late 2008, a few months after separating from his wife. "We had a lot in common," he recalled. Sharon loved four-wheel-drive trucks and sports. They met for coffee, then dinner. Sharon was tall, slender, blond and beautiful. She moaned that she had not had sex in a long time. She told him he had large, strong hands and wondered if that portended other things. She described his kisses as "yummy. " "It felt a lot like Christmas," said Dutcher, 49, a tall, burly engineer with wavy red hair.
IMAGE
December 28, 2008 | Susan Carpenter
Housing prices are plummeting. Jobs are evaporating. And the economy, as a whole, is in free fall. But despite -- or perhaps because of -- such relentlessly bad news, there's an up side -- for daters, at least. Singles are wading into the online dating pool in record numbers, giving virtual matchmakers their best traffic figures in years -- and users even better odds for finding a snuggle buddy, a fling or the One.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
The Ministry has a bone to pick with Mother Nature: She's dared to tamper with the crystal-blue peepers of one Anderson Cooper. The TV journalist, captain of the airline citizen police and host of the soon-to-be defunct "Anderson Live," revealed Tuesday that a work trip had left him blind for almost two days. "Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment," the anchor shared on Instagram. "UV light bouncing off water. Much better now. "  Cooper was shooting a segment on the coast of Portugal when apparently glare did some damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2011 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
A man was in critical condition after a shooting Saturday on the Venice boardwalk that sent hordes of onlookers running pell-mell into the streets, police said Sunday. "It looked like a human tidal wave," said Spencer L. Sirlin, 27, a Hollywood booking agent who witnessed the attack. The victim, in his mid-20s, was struck in the head and side and taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Felipe Vasquez, of the Pacific Division's beach detail. The man's name and updated condition were not available Sunday evening.
NEWS
April 1, 2007 | Hugo Kugiya, Associated Press Writer
One afternoon, across a crowded coffee shop, The Professional Dater saw a man she liked. Uncomfortably aware of herself, she grew still, losing her train of thought. She pulled at her sweater, perspiration breaking fast. "I'm so nervous," said this woman who makes a living teaching others how to find love. The Professional Dater, despite all her years of know-how and experience, is neither infallible nor impervious to worry. She wrote her phone number on a scrap of paper. Just her number.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Have something to say to the driver in the next lane? "No more shouting through your car window!" says Dana Point-based PlateMatch.com. The Web site enables snoopy vehicle owners to register their license plates in a database for $59.95 per year and exchange e-mail with other members. It's sort of an update of a 1980s group, Huntington Beach-based Freeway Singles, whose members displayed numbered stickers on their cars. In the current version, members receive PlateMatch.com license plate frames.
NEWS
December 7, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE
If anyone can make a pen look sexy, it's Helmut Newton, master of the erotic black-and-white photograph. The artist was recently commissioned by Montblanc to explore the theme of passion and soul . . . and pens. The result is a series of eight steamy shots of a woman writing on the bare skin of another, meant to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Meisterstuck pen.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2009 | Denise Martin
It's going to be a rough week for "The Bachelor's" Jason Mesnick. On Monday night, rampant online rumors concerning the show's twist ending -- one that would potentially brand Mesnick a cad -- were confirmed when he retracted his proposal to Melissa Rycroft, delivered in the last moments of the finale, in favor of the runner-up, Molly Malaney. What's worse for Mesnick -- but good for ABC -- is that more than 17.6 million tuned in to watch Melissa get the shaft on the "After the Final Rose" special, making it the most-watched in the franchise's seven-year history.
NEWS
January 24, 2002 | CHRISTINE FREY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last date I went on was in October. The one before that was in May. And the one before that, well, I don't remember. It's been exactly one year since I've been involved in any sort of substantial relationship, and considering the substance of the last one, that's not saying much. I've tried the bar, the gym, the public library and grocery store.
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