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January 13, 2014 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.  The veteran Democrat's departure will leave just one lawmaker, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles), in the House who was elected in the Watergate class of 1974 to serve continuously in the chamber since then. Also, Miller's retirement will further shake up the state's 53-member delegation that underwent a large turnover in 2012 due to a spate of retirements and defeats.
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SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two out in the third, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson intentionally walked the left-handed-hitting Robinson Cano to load the bases for switch-hitter Justin Smoak. Cano entered with a .367 average (11 for 30) against Wilson, and Smoak had a .207 mark (six for 29), but the move backfired, as Smoak drove a three-run double to left-center field to cap a four-run rally and give Seattle a 4-0 lead. AT THE PLATE: Mariners shortstop Brad Miller hit two homers, a solo shot to center off Wilson in the fifth and a two-run rocket to right off Michael Kohn in the ninth.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2011 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
T.J. Miller is easy to spot, poolside, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. On a warm, midweek afternoon, Miller is relaxing between the afternoon's meetings. But even while kicking back, he's hamming it up for this reporter, who has just arrived and is scanning the bustling crowd for him. Amid the twiggy, burgeoning starlets in wispy bikinis and smartly dressed, fedora-clad producer types, the 6-foot-3 Miller stands frozen in midjog — fruity drink in hand, a manic smile on his face and wearing a glaring, red-and-white candy-striped shirt that screams T.G.I.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Chris Foster
This is Tucson's Mt. Rushmore, where two heads are better than four. An enlarged head shot of former Arizona coach Lute Olson was waved by a fan during Pac-12 Conference tournament games in Las Vegas last week. The guy next to him held aloft a similar-sized mug of current Wildcats Coach Sean Miller. A picture says 1,000 words? These two said job security. Miller came to Tucson in 2009 to find a program that had been in disrepair since Olson retired. The Wildcats were 40-29 in the two previous season and made the NCAA tournament both years, but that was not good enough for Arizona basketball.
SPORTS
January 21, 2010 | Helene Elliott
Ryan Miller watched the Turin Olympic hockey tournament from his couch with his family in East Lansing, Mich., when he paid attention at all. "I just wanted to take a mental break from hockey," he said, and who could blame him? Miller might have been the best American goaltender in the NHL during the 2005-06 season, but he had suffered an early-season thumb injury and didn't return to the Buffalo Sabres' lineup until the day Team USA was announced. That was too late for team officials to feel comfortable including him on the roster.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The Justice Department said its antitrust division had ended its investigation of Molson Coors Brewing Co. and SABMiller's proposed joint venture to market and distribute beer in the U.S. The division concluded that the joint venture would not reduce competition. Milwaukee-based Miller and Denver-based Molson Coors announced in October that they would form MillerCoors, aimed at helping them compete against Anheuser-Busch Cos., which has about half the U.S. market.
SPORTS
February 19, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
Bode Miller used to think the distractions that surrounded the Olympics were counter-productive. The Games, at least during working hours, were all business. But Miller, now 32, has taken a different approach for what could be his last Olympics. Miller, in fact, was very emotional after winning bronze in Monday's downhill. "I think that's part of why I wanted to come back," Miller said after the race. "I wanted that feeling. With my experience and technological knowledge, now I wanted to let my feelings go and let myself be emotionally involved in the race."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1992
Dennis Miller's ratings have not varied more than a few tenths of a point since his late-night talk show debuted in January. But emotionally, the 38-year-old host has been on a wild roller coaster. "When you first go on the air, everybody watches--like when you're in traffic on the freeway and everybody stops because they want to see if it's a bad wreck," he said. "But eventually they put their foot on the accelerator. And then there's that period where you worry--are you in a free fall?
SPORTS
February 17, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
Bode Miller's chance for a second medal in Whistler will have to wait. The Olympic Alpine schedule got scrambled again Tuesday when an early morning storm forced the postponement of the men's super combined. The good news is that better weather is expected in Whistler for the next several days. The latest reset of Alpine events: the men's combined will be moved to Sunday, with the giant slalom getting bumped to next Tuesday, an open date on the schedule. The men's super giant slalom will remain in its original Friday spot.
SPORTS
February 22, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
Bode Miller won his first Olympic gold medal on Sunday -- four years too late for those who left him at the Turin train station -- and said afterward he would have been just as happy to have finished fourth. Typical Bode. Even when he finally won, and got the snowplow off his back, and made up for Italy (sort of), and put the capper on one of ski racing's greatest careers, he needed to explain what victory meant. Something magical happened at the super combined at Whistler Mountain, with Miller's ethereal quest for racing purity finally meeting up with first place at the Olympic finish line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Caked with sweat and the desert sand that had been lashing his face over hundreds of miles, Drino Miller rolled his hopped-up dune buggy to a stop. He was nine miles from the finish line of the 1970 Mexican 1000 - a grueling test for man and machine that he was achingly close to winning. It was the middle of the night. He was miles ahead of a field that included racing legend Parnelli Jones and actor James Garner. He had roared past dozens of battered racing vehicles stuck on the torturous dirt roads and non-roads of Baja California, their engines blown, suspensions shot and drivers exhausted.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + In his first start for Florida after being traded by the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots for the Panthers' first regular-season shutout in nearly two years. Luongo, who played for Florida earlier in his career, found his old Pink Panther-themed mask for just the right note. + Ryan Miller is 4-0 since the Blues acquired him from Buffalo last week, helping St. Louis erase the Ducks' once-commanding lead in the West.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
For old-timer's sake Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman , on the collective play of Andre Miller , 37, Al Harrington , 34, and Drew Gooden , 32: "We had the AARP group in there. It was doing pretty good. You can see it in practice and out here on the floor. They're getting their legs under them a little bit more and more each day. They gave us a big boost. " The silent treatment San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich , on how he handles his team in games when things aren't going well: "Sometimes in timeouts I'll say, 'I've got nothing for you. What do you want me to do?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Hoping to pick up an Inland Empire congressional district in this year's elections, Democratic campaign officials got behind Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar from the start and hoped party voters would do the same. But the three other Democrats in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) have so far refused to leave and one of them, Colton attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes, appears to be gaining momentum. Reyes, a first-time candidate who has supported other Democratic candidates and local causes for years, recently landed endorsements from two House members - Reps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Jean Merl
In an already crowded race to replace a retiring congressional veteran, journalist and radio host Matt Miller put his early campaign pitch on YouTube on Thursday morning. Miller, a Democrat and former Clinton administration aide who wants to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), used a short video clip to outline his reasons for jumping into the race. "I'm running because we need bolder answers on things like runaway healthcare and college costs, climate change and retirement security, not small thinking or symbolic gestures," Miller said in the video.  "I'm determined to make this an honest conversation about renewing America," added the co-host of National Public Radio's "Left, Right and Center" public affairs program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 | By Jean Merl
State Sen. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) said Wednesday that she will run for the congressional district seat that Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) is giving up after serving just one term. In a neighboring Inland Empire district, a former aide to retiring Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) got into the race to succeed him.  Lesli Gooch accompanied her announcement Wednesday with endorsements from Miller and San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary C. Ovitt, among others. Torres is the first elected official to jump into the race to replace Negrete McLeod in the strongly Democratic 35th District.  Negrete McLeod announced Tuesday that she will step aside to seek election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
SPORTS
February 16, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
Bode Miller went from making trouble in Turin to making history in Whistler, and that transformation may be an ongoing story of the 2010 Olympics. Four years after being shut out in Olympic medals and shouted down by the media, Miller got Vancouver off to a gate-roaring start Monday by taking bronze in the men's downhill. Miller's third medal -- he captured double silver in 2002 at Salt Lake City -- gives him more Olympic hardware than any skier in the history of American Alpine.
SPORTS
February 3, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
What's good for Bode Miller is good for America. What? Ridiculous as that reads, four years after his enfant terrible turn at the 2006 Turin Olympics, there may be a ski tip of truth to it. With the Vancouver Olympics fast approaching, we'd like to report Miller is reciting acts of contrition while negotiating a couch summit with Oprah to explain his boorish behavior in Italy, where he failed to win anything or anybody over --...
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
The only thing not completely stupefying about Sunday's men's Olympic super giant slalom was that Norway won. Kjetil Jansrud became the fourth straight Norwegian to claim the super-G gold, so just go ahead and pencil in a Kjetil, Aksel or Lasse for 2018. Everything else about Sunday's result was pulled out of a magician's hat. America's Andrew Weibrecht, four years after stunningly taking super-G bronze in Vancouver, and having done absolutely nothing since, stole silver from his back-of-the-snowpack No. 29 start position.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Scott Collins
If Bode Miller is OK with his crying interview, you should be too. Or at least that's the view of the guy running NBC's Sochi Olympics coverage. The network is taking fierce heat for reporter Christin Cooper's i nterview of Miller on Sunday after he tied for a bronze medal in the men's super-G at the Winter Olympics. Miller began crying after Cooper mentioned "so much emotion" behind the race -- a reference to Miller's brother, snowboarding pro Chelone "Chilly" Miller, who died in April.
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