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June 29, 2011 | By Paul West and James Oliphant
Michele Bachmann apparently is growing weary about questions about Sarah Palin. “They want to see two girls come together and have a mud-wrestling fight, and I’m not going to give it to them," Bachmann said during a campaign event in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday in response to a question from the crowd. Bachmann was speaking at a park in Daniel Island in Charleston, part of a blitz that has seen her visit the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina this week.
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SPORTS
June 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Here's a novel way to break a tie to determine which woman should be the third representative of the U.S. in the 100-meter dash at the Summer Olympics in London: Mud wrestle. At least that's what Justin Gatlin says. At the U.S. Olympic trials over the weekend, Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a tie for third in the women's 100 meters. Unfortunately, only the top three make it to the Olympics, meaning one of the two won't be competing in London. But which one? While Felix and Tarmoh get together with their advisors to determine whether they should compete in a runoff or flip a coin, Gatlin, who won the men's 100 meters and will be going to London, appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter and floated his idea.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR
Note to local bar and restaurant owners: Don't even think about mud wrestling for the next 10 1/2 months. That was the message sent by the Simi Valley City Council on Monday night. By a 5-0 vote, the council extended an existing temporary ban on mud wrestling and similar pursuits until zoning laws can be rewritten. "Given the litigious nature of this society, it's important to have a carefully worded ordinance," said City Councilman Paul Miller before the vote.
NEWS
June 29, 2011 | By Paul West and James Oliphant
Michele Bachmann apparently is growing weary about questions about Sarah Palin. “They want to see two girls come together and have a mud-wrestling fight, and I’m not going to give it to them," Bachmann said during a campaign event in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday in response to a question from the crowd. Bachmann was speaking at a park in Daniel Island in Charleston, part of a blitz that has seen her visit the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina this week.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Ten members of an Army military police unit based in Tallahassee should be disciplined for staging a mud-wrestling match at a U.S. military prison in Iraq, an investigation concluded. No detainees took part in the episode in October at Camp Bucca, officials said. The investigation involved male and female reservists from the 160th Military Police Battalion, Army Reserve spokesman Steve Stromvall said. The soldiers could face reprimand, rank reduction, discharge or court-martial, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1989 | JEFF KAYE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jessica Hahn, the living link between Jim Bakker and Sam Kinison, is standing onstage in the Park Plaza Hotel ballroom, a hairy crowd of leathered headbangers seated in the bleachers on her right. A more subdued, straight-looking crowd--William Morris agents and the like--are seated to her left. A microphone is in her hand, a pit of mud at her feet. "Slipping and sliding for She-Rok," Hahn yells, "is Quisha."
NEWS
October 26, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Party at the Hollywood Tropicana on Western Avenue--famed home of female mud wrestling--after Billy Idol's concert at the Forum Wednesday night. A law of physics about substances seeking their own level applies here.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | SYBIL BAKER
In the fields of the foothills, the rounded boulders tell the story: the wild rides on great hillsides of mud after a rain. If tidal waves of mud can fold cars around telephone poles (as author John McPhee describes in "Control of Nature"), mashing rocks the shape of trapezoids into potatoes is no challenge. Their young days of mud wrestling over, the boulders sit placidly in the pasture, ready with the patience of the ages to be put to use.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hahn's Muddy Encounter: Jessica Hahn, the former church secretary whose sexual encounter with television evangelist Jim Bakker started the downfall of his PTL empire, will be hosting a pay-TV special Nov. 10 that features heavy-metal rock and female mud wrestling. "It's not 'Masterpiece Theater.' It's a little crazy," Hahn says of the show, "Thunder and Mud." "I've got mud in front of me and heavy metal behind me. The girls all look great--I felt like their grandmother."
MAGAZINE
December 6, 1998 | A. Grey Le Cuyer
It was a murky So SoCal investigation: Where does the mud for mud wrestling come from? Rumors circulated that it wasn't real mud at all, not the dirt-and-water variety favored by children and pampered ladies at upscale beauty spas, but some sort of amalgamative mixture. Since the Tropicana nightclub--that paean to pugilistic mud wrestling overlooking the Hollywood Freeway--isn't open during the day and doesn't boast an answering machine, I had no choice but to pay a visit in person.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Ten members of an Army military police unit based in Tallahassee should be disciplined for staging a mud-wrestling match at a U.S. military prison in Iraq, an investigation concluded. No detainees took part in the episode in October at Camp Bucca, officials said. The investigation involved male and female reservists from the 160th Military Police Battalion, Army Reserve spokesman Steve Stromvall said. The soldiers could face reprimand, rank reduction, discharge or court-martial, he said.
NEWS
January 31, 2001 | ROY RIVENBURG
If you're going to have road rage, this is what you want to be driving: a Paul Bunyan-sized truck that jumps through the air, roars like an earthquake and crushes other cars like a steamroller. On Saturday, eight of these beasts rumbled into Anaheim's Edison Field for Monster Jam, a mud-drenched road race and car-crunching extravaganza. Outfitted with 5 1/2-foot-high tires, nitrogen-gas shock absorbers and massive alcohol-fueled engines, the monster trucks squared off in two events.
MAGAZINE
December 6, 1998 | A. Grey Le Cuyer
It was a murky So SoCal investigation: Where does the mud for mud wrestling come from? Rumors circulated that it wasn't real mud at all, not the dirt-and-water variety favored by children and pampered ladies at upscale beauty spas, but some sort of amalgamative mixture. Since the Tropicana nightclub--that paean to pugilistic mud wrestling overlooking the Hollywood Freeway--isn't open during the day and doesn't boast an answering machine, I had no choice but to pay a visit in person.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR
Note to local bar and restaurant owners: Don't even think about mud wrestling for the next 10 1/2 months. That was the message sent by the Simi Valley City Council on Monday night. By a 5-0 vote, the council extended an existing temporary ban on mud wrestling and similar pursuits until zoning laws can be rewritten. "Given the litigious nature of this society, it's important to have a carefully worded ordinance," said City Councilman Paul Miller before the vote.
NEWS
March 12, 1993 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jose Fernandez is not a promoter of women's mud wrestling, no matter what the neighbors of his north San Fernando Valley studio might suspect. He's a chiseler and a Sylmar success story, a sculptor of large statues. So that's what the 17,000 pounds of clay the truck recently brought to his studio is for. Fernandez, 28, was born in Mexico but was raised and schooled in Sylmar, where he lives, works and intends to remain.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | SYBIL BAKER
In the fields of the foothills, the rounded boulders tell the story: the wild rides on great hillsides of mud after a rain. If tidal waves of mud can fold cars around telephone poles (as author John McPhee describes in "Control of Nature"), mashing rocks the shape of trapezoids into potatoes is no challenge. Their young days of mud wrestling over, the boulders sit placidly in the pasture, ready with the patience of the ages to be put to use.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1989 | Paul Grein \f7
Director Penelope Spheeris ("The Decline of Western Civilization," "Suburbia") is set to direct "Thunder and Mud," a pay-per-view event that will feature "top stars of female mud wrestling pitted against each other in competition, intercut with live performances of some of the rock scene's hottest underground heavy metal bands." Jessica Hahn will host. Won't critics condemn all this as sleazy T&A--especially from a female film maker?
NEWS
October 26, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Party at the Hollywood Tropicana on Western Avenue--famed home of female mud wrestling--after Billy Idol's concert at the Forum Wednesday night. A law of physics about substances seeking their own level applies here.
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