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October 21, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after their flag was displayed upside-down at Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays, thousands of Canadians loudly responded Tuesday night before Game 3. They stood and sang the U.S. national anthem. They sang it louder than it was sung in Atlanta last weekend, and when Jon Secada sang "land of the free," they erupted in cheers.
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April 25, 2014
Jim Buss says he will resign in three or four years [April 20] if the Lakers are not back on top because that will mean he has failed. Dude, you have already failed both the team and its fans by your evident lack of leadership, so why must we wait so long for you to ultimately depart? How about in three or four months you turn over the team reins to someone more competent than you! Why should we twist in the wind for the obvious to become even more obvious? Goodbye and good riddance, Jim, we won't miss you at all. Roy Reel Culver City :: Jim Buss said if the Lakers aren't contending for an NBA title in three or four years he will step aside and let someone else run the team and make player personnel decisions.
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NEWS
October 1, 1999 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
NASA lost its $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements when exchanging vital data before the craft was launched, space agency officials said Thursday.
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers can point to their 17 turnovers, two in the final 37.7 seconds of the game, as a reason they lost Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. The Clippers can look at their poor free-throw shooting as another reason for their 109-105 loss to the Warriors in the first game of the Western Conference first-round playoff series. The Clippers were 23 for 35 (65.7%) from the free-throw line, including two misses by Chris Paul with 11.9 seconds left and the Clippers trailing by three points.
NEWS
June 23, 1996 | H.G. REZA and RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was a joyous, tearful family reunion as Kevin Lee Green returned home Saturday after spending 17 years in custody for an Orange County murder that police now say he didn't commit. "I knew I wasn't guilty, and I tried to tell everyone that would listen I wasn't, and it didn't work," Green told television reporters. Vindication came Thursday, when a horrified legal system realized its error and granted freedom to the former Marine, who promptly flew to St.
NEWS
May 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
It was a great twist on Haight-Ashbury hippie history--the house where drug-plagued rocker Janis Joplin once lived was being turned into a drug rehab center. Just one problem--she really lived in the house next door. The San Francisco Chronicle told the dramatic story Thursday, complete with corroboration from such '60s musical luminaries as Country Joe McDonald, who was Joplin's beau back then and briefly lived with her in the Lyon Street house--whichever one it was.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997
Has anyone been counting how many times the term "mistakes were made" has emanated from the White House in the last four years? PATRICK J. DONAHUE Santa Barbara
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
What if you were asked to write your failures on a wall, in indelible ink, for everyone to see? Would you make a confession? Would you bare your soul? What if the person doing the asking was your boss? Jeff Stibel, chief executive of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., likes to keep his Malibu headquarters hopping. He came up with the Failure Wall one night late in 2010 when he was having a glass of wine with his wife. They were toasting a business success. Stibel said he found failure more fruitful.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2012 | By Walter Hamilton
Most Americans say they've made big financial mistakes, with many people costing themselves thousands of dollars, according to a new poll. Two-thirds of people surveyed acknowledged making one “really bad financial decision,” with 47% admitting to more than one bone-headed move. The $5,000 median loss - the point at which half the people lost less than that amount and half lost more - was bad enough. But the average hit was far worse  - a whopping $23,000  - because some people really screwed up. Eleven percent of respondents lost more than $50,000 while 2% cost themselves more than $200,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
A battery investigation involving a neighbor, walking shirtless through airports and hotels, and donning a gas mask on London streets, it's all a part of being young and making mistakes, Justin Bieber says. In an interview with Us Weekly , the 19-year-old pop star chalks up some of his recent public missteps to youthful inexperience. “I'm young and I make mistakes. That's a part of growing up,” Bieber said. “I mess up sometimes. It's part of growing up.” Despite his age, Beiber is facing a very adult situation: an investigation that he battered his Calabasas neighbor.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | Helene Elliott
The crowd roared around him and the Dallas Stars pushed and shoved in front of him, but goaltender Frederik Andersen was the most composed person at Honda Center on Wednesday. That's exactly what the Ducks were hoping for when they chose the redheaded rookie to start their playoff opener. The more softly he speaks, the more controlled his movements are when he's in goal, the better the chance he will excel and they will benefit. They knew he was quiet by nature. After his 32-save performance Wednesday in their 4-3 victory, they also know he's immune to the jitters playoff hockey can trigger.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Ernesto Frieri felt as though John Jaso was late on his fastball, so with a 1-and-2 count and a runner aboard in the top of the ninth inning Monday night, the Angels closer, on to protect a one-run lead, tried to throw a two-seam fastball down and away to the left-handed hitter. Instead, the pitch was up and in, and for Angels fans who have followed Jaso during his five-year career with Tampa Bay, Seattle and now Oakland, they could almost predict what happened next. Jaso crushed a pinch-hit, two-run homer well beyond the high wall in right-center field to lift the Athletics to a 3-2 victory in Angel Stadium and spoil a night in which Angels left-hander Hector Santiago threw seven superb one-run, five-hit innings and Albert Pujols hit his 496th home run and a run-scoring single.
WORLD
April 11, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius complained he was “tired” Friday in his murder trial in South Africa, prompting Judge Thokozile Masipa to ask if that was “the reason you're making all these mistakes” in testimony. The Olympic athlete, charged with murder in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, several times contradicted himself, recanted or apologized for “mistakes” in his statement. He said he was tired, adding that this was not going to change. But Masipa cautioned Pistorius that if he was making mistakes because he was tired, he must say so. “It's important that you should be all here when you are in that witness box," she told him. "If you are tired and that's the reason you're making all these mistakes you must say so. It doesn't help to say it won't change.” “The question is, are you too tired to proceed, because you can be at a disadvantage when you're in that witness box. Are you making the mistakes because you're too tired?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver on Thursday abruptly dropped out of appearing at a promotional event at a Rolls-Royce dealership in Beverly Hills, saying he had just learned about it and that it had been scheduled by mistake. Billed as an "intimate evening" featuring Shriver as a guest speaker, with "specialty cocktails and scotch tasting," the emailed invitations began circulating Wednesday. The invitation is topped with an image of a $285,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith, one of the dealership's newest models.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday. John Winkler, a 30-year-old TV production assistant who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a career in entertainment, was hit once in the chest when three deputies opened fire on him Monday night at an apartment complex, officials said in a statement. UPDATES: Death toll rises in deadly bus crash He died at a local hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Be careful what you wish for: That's the resounding message of Thursday's jam-packed "Scandal" episode, “The Fluffer," in which Olivia conspires to bring down B613, the covert operation responsible for so much of the personal misfortunes that have befallen her team of gladiators. With a little help from Huck, she succeeds, but little does she know that in shutting down the organization, she's also putting her boyfriend -- and, oh yeah, the leader of the free world -- directly in harm's way. It just goes to show you: Even Olivia Pope is capable of royally screwing up sometimes.  This wild twist occurs in the closing minutes of an episode that felt like three or four episodes crammed into one. Even for a show with a typically breakneck pace like “Scandal,” there are a dizzying number of developments in this hour, which makes me wonder how much reworking had to be done to fit a season's worth of narrative into just 18 episodes.  Let's begin with Mellie and Andrew who, like Olivia, learn that sometimes getting the thing you want can have dire unintended consequences.
SPORTS
October 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Chicago made another huge mistake in the red zone, and the Atlanta Falcons held on for another wild victory over the Bears. Michael Turner scored the go-ahead touchdown on an otherwise forgettable night, powering over from five yards with 3:06 remaining, and the defense held at the end to preserve a 21-14 victory Sunday night. Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes for the Falcons (4-1), who matched the best five-game start in franchise history. The Bears (3-2) will surely be moaning about all the mistakes down close that helped end their three-game winning streak: a fumble at the one, an interception at the nine and a crucial penalty when they had fourth and one at the Atlanta five with less than a minute to go. The teams played a thriller for the second year in a row. This time, the team that was behind couldn't pull off the comeback.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2014 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: In 2007, my parents signed over their house deed to my name. Does this trigger the gift tax? They never filled out a gift tax form. Is it too late? Dad has passed on but Mom is still with us. She has Alzheimer's disease, and I have her power of attorney. Are there no taxes due because of the lifetime exclusion? Answer: Yes, a gift tax return should have been filed, but no, the gift tax itself almost certainly wasn't triggered. In 2007, each of your parents would have had to give away more than $1 million in their lifetimes before gift tax would be owed.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Before last year, Matt Besler had never played a game for the U.S. soccer team. And when he finally earned his first start, he played next to the Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez, who was making only his third international appearance. Now 14 months and 26 combined caps later, both could be starting in Brazil in June, becoming the two most inexperienced center backs to play in a World Cup opener for the U.S. since 1950. That's news Gonzalez greets with a smile and a shrug. "I guess it's kind of cool.
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