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September 25, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Nikola had a special offer from Supercuts: Buy 12 haircuts and get the 13th free. However, when he tried to redeem his card for the freebie haircut, he was told the offer was no longer good -- even though the card had no expiration date. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Nikola wants to know: Don't they have to honor their own coupon? As far as I'm concerned, yes. A coupon is basically a contract. But apparently that's not what a lawyer would say. The legal view here is that a coupon represents a marketing pitch, not a binding contract.
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January 22, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
USC men's basketball Coach Andy Enfield acknowledged this week that his players were starting to get frustrated after their poor start in Pac-12 Conference play this season. Not anymore. The Trojans won their first Pac-12 game of the season Wednesday night, and California lost its first, as the Trojans defeated the Golden Bears, 77-69, at the Galen Center. BOX SCORE: USC 77, California 69 USC improved to 1-5 in conference games and 10-9 overall. Cal fell to 5-1 and 14-5.
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MAGAZINE
February 3, 2002
The article "A Boy and His Tesla Coil" (by Andrew Vontz, Metropolis, Jan. 6) missed the most important contribution that Nikola Tesla made to the world. More than 100 years ago there was fierce competition over how electric power should be distributed to take greater advantage of the newfangled electrical inventions being devised, including the incandescent lightbulb. Thomas Edison (the inventor of that bulb) was pushing for direct current (DC) while Tesla was promoting alternating current (AC)
SPORTS
November 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
ORLANDO - He talked about how the "basketball gods punished" his team, about how the Clippers were "very casual in our approach" to the game against the Orlando Magic and about how their steadfast belief that offense will cure all is "fool's gold. " That about covered it all for Coach Doc Rivers as he lamented the Clippers' 98-90 loss to a young Magic team Wednesday night at Amway Center. The Clippers fell behind by 19 points in the third quarter, but rallied to take a five-point lead in the fourth by finally playing some defense.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Talk about an electric fundraising effort: This week Matthew Inman, the guy behind the comic website The Oatmeal, launched an online campaign to raise money to buy Nikola Tesla's last laboratory and turn it into a museum. In less than 48 hours the campaign had raised more than half a million dollars, $400,000 of which was donated in the first 20 hours. That may sound kind of insane. Then again, everything that has to do with Nikola Tesla is kind of insane. This is the man credited with inventing AC electric current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, radio tubes and improved turbine engines, among many other crazily futuristic things -- all at the turn of the 20th century.
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December 22, 2009 | By David Wharton
Appearing at a downtown courtroom Monday morning, UCLA forward Nikola Dragovic pleaded not guilty to a felony charge stemming from an altercation at a recent concert. Dragovic is expected to claim he was acting in self-defense when he pushed the alleged victim into a glass case, causing injury. "Now it's all up to my lawyer," he said. "So I don't have to worry about it." The player's roommate, Aleksandar Stanisic , was also charged and entered the same plea.
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December 23, 2009 | By David Wharton
Another day in court still awaits Nikola Dragovic, about a month or so down the line. The UCLA forward still must answer to a felony charge stemming from a recent fight at a Hollywood concert. But the mere act of standing in front of a judge this week, pleading not guilty, seems to have done wonders for Dragovic on another type of court. "Just by not having to deal with lawyers, not going to meetings, just even think about it, I'm able to put more time into basketball," Dragovic said.
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November 15, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
The adjustment was small, but the payoff proved hefty. In the USC men's basketball team's first half against UC Irvine on Saturday, junior forward Nikola Vucevic knew the Anteaters would double-team him any time he touched the ball. But instead of being aggressive, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Vucevic looked to pass, which explains his paltry halftime stats: two points on one-for-three shooting. In the second half of USC's 62-49 win, though, Vucevic scored 17 points, including nine of the Trojans' first 13 after intermission, to finish with a career-high-tying 19. What changed?
OPINION
September 21, 1997 | Steve Proffitt, Steve Proffitt, a contributing editor to Opinion, is vice president and director of the Hajjar and Partners New Media Lab. He spoke with Nikolas Patsaouras over dinner at a Westside restaurant
Historian Kevin Starr calls him "the most influential transportation activist of this generation." He made an unsuccessful run for mayor in 1993. He has built a highly successful electrical engineering firm, spent long hours promoting civic projects and created strong ties to powerful political figures. Yet, few Angelenos would recognize Nikolas Patsaouras, or even know his name.
SPORTS
February 2, 2010
A preliminary hearing for UCLA forward Nikola Dragovic and his roommate, Aleksandar Stanisic, was postponed Monday until March 15. Both are facing assault charges stemming from an altercation after an Oct. 24 concert at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood. Prosecutors have said the incident began when Stanisic argued with a man and his girlfriend during the show. Later, a confrontation occurred outside the theater in which prosecutors allege Dragovic rushed the man and pushed him into a glass case, which shattered, lacerating the man's Achilles' tendon.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Nikola had a special offer from Supercuts: Buy 12 haircuts and get the 13th free. However, when he tried to redeem his card for the freebie haircut, he was told the offer was no longer good -- even though the card had no expiration date. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Nikola wants to know: Don't they have to honor their own coupon? As far as I'm concerned, yes. A coupon is basically a contract. But apparently that's not what a lawyer would say. The legal view here is that a coupon represents a marketing pitch, not a binding contract.
SPORTS
February 16, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
NBA awards can be so predictably dull. There's most valuable this and most improved that, with many deserving topics going unrecognized. Like the daily disaster that is the Lakers. Or the breathless Derrick Rose updates. Or the laughable use of performance-enhancing drugs by a wiry Orlando Magic forward who has barely played. Here, then, are the midseason awards for the most captivating players, coaches and phenomena not named LeBron James (our most valuable player), Tom Thibodeau (coach of the year)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2012 | By Leah Ollman
Nikolas Gambaroff's first L.A. show, at Overduin and Kite, glimmers with consequence in places, its tactile verve serving some mildly clever wordplay. Overall, though, the German-born, New York-based artist makes too many facile choices for his work to resonate with any consistent depth. Gambaroff engages with both the language of public discourse -- newspapers, ads -- and the architectural language of display, the once-sanctified white cube of the gallery space. He disrupts and violates them both, but to no particularly dramatic, revelatory or inventive end. For his painted collages, he tears and layers newspaper pages into patterns of zigzagging rows or concentric rings.
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August 21, 2012 | By Chris Barton
Maybe most recognizable for sharp, crudely drawn comics explaining dog behavior or the music industry , Web comic strip the Oatmeal has moved into the fundraising arena with a recent campaign in support of a Nikola Tesla museum in Shoreham, N.Y. The comic's creator Matthew Inman called Tesla, the Serbian American inventor of alternating current,  "the greatest geek who ever lived" in a recent strip (which, be forewarned, features the...
BUSINESS
August 18, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Talk about an electric fundraising effort: This week Matthew Inman, the guy behind the comic website The Oatmeal, launched an online campaign to raise money to buy Nikola Tesla's last laboratory and turn it into a museum. In less than 48 hours the campaign had raised more than half a million dollars, $400,000 of which was donated in the first 20 hours. That may sound kind of insane. Then again, everything that has to do with Nikola Tesla is kind of insane. This is the man credited with inventing AC electric current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, radio tubes and improved turbine engines, among many other crazily futuristic things -- all at the turn of the 20th century.
SPORTS
June 23, 2011 | From staff and wire reports
Kyrie Irving traveled just a few miles down the road to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The players that followed him came from across the globe. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Irving with the No. 1 selection in a draft filled with internationals, confident his foot is healthy enough to lead the rebuilding effort that follows LeBron James' departure. Loudly cheered by family and friends not far from where he starred at St. Patrick's High School in Elizabeth, N.J., Irving showed no signs of the toe injury on his right foot that limited him to 11 games last season as he walked up the stairs to shake hands with Commissioner David Stern on the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark.
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November 23, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
A week ago, the USC men's basketball team got smashed at home by Rider, losing by 20 points. The Trojans' problem in that game, aside from the Broncs' shooting lights out enough to set Galen Center opponent records, was that it could do almost nothing against a zone defense. This was an issue USC Coach Kevin O'Neill knew his team would face this season because it lacks the shooters to stretch a zone. But following that game, he made a decision: Move junior forward Nikola Vucevic from the paint to the high post/three-point line area, and run the offense through him. In the two games since, a one-point loss to Bradley and a 19-point win over New Mexico State, the Trojans seem to have found the potential zone-buster they needed.
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December 15, 2009 | By David Wharton
The last couple of months -- no picnic for anyone on the UCLA basketball team -- have been especially rough for Nikola Dragovic . In short order, the senior forward has been charged with a felony assault, suspended and reinstated, and is now mired in a scoring slump, making only 24% of his shots. Dragovic acknowledged that his pending legal problems -- his arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 21 -- have been a distraction. "I had to worry about it for a while," he said, adding, "I'm not as worried about it anymore."
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March 25, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
USC's rebuilding basketball program on Friday was shaken at its foundation. Nikola Vucevic, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, announced he would sign with an agent and make himself available for the NBA draft a year early. "It's the second year in a row that we've lost four of our top six [players] and 70% of our scoring during sanctions," Coach Kevin O'Neill said. "My job is to make sure we're better. Whether we can do that or not, I don't know. " Vucevic averaged 17.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and was first-team all-Pacific 10 Conference.
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March 17, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Kevin O'Neill, USC's basketball coach, will hit the road recruiting Friday ? even though some Trojans fans might think his most important target is already on campus. Nikola Vucevic, a junior forward who is USC's best player, is considering going pro early. "Everybody says, 'Recruit Nik back,'" O'Neill said in his office Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after his team's season ended with a loss against Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the NCAA tournament. "That would be insulting to Nik. I'm going to tell him facts.
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