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ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Attention, fans of that silly genre, the British sex farce: "Out of Order," at El Portal Center, is straight from the source. Ray Cooney, one of the form's acknowledged masters, is the director and co-star as well as the playwright. The genre is seldom represented on L.A.'s major stages, and almost never with someone of Cooney's experience at the helm. His writing credits include the likes of "Run for Your Wife," "Not Now Darling," "Move Over, Mrs.
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NEWS
December 24, 1985 | From the Washington Post
President Reagan has said privately that he was not fully aware of the sweeping nature of the order he signed Nov. 1 requiring that thousands of government workers with access to highly classified information take routine polygraph examinations, Administration sources said Monday. The order also was signed without the knowledge of some top White House officials who have opposed the tests, the sources said. White House counsel Fred F.
NEWS
December 5, 1987 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
A planned protest turned into a celebration in Boston on Friday as the Copley Plaza hotel rescinded its order that its maids scrub bathroom floors on their hands and knees. "In an effort to avoid any misunderstanding over this issue and at the same time to provide the cleanest accommodations possible, the hotel will provide mops, cloths and everything else that a chamber person needs," said Aimee Burkard, a spokeswoman for Hotels of Distinction, the company that manages the hotel.
SPORTS
March 26, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
EAST BOSTON RED SOX 2010: 89-73, third Last year in playoffs: 2009 The Carl Crawford-Adrian Gonzalez duo should cost the Red Sox $300 million, a steep price for the keys to reviving what could be baseball's most dynamic lineup. The Red Sox stole 68 bases last year, when Jacoby Ellsbury was injured. But Ellsbury stole 70 by himself in 2009 and Crawford has stolen 50 five times. J.D. Drew, in his 14th and possibly last year, has yet to play a 150-game season.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
Fox's top medical drama "House" returns tonight with an innovative two-hour season premiere that follows up on the final scene of last season: Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), plagued by Vicodin addiction and hallucinations, checks himself into a mental institution. "House Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." There, it had to be said. The exterior of the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital may look like something from a Brontë novel, but inside it's a clean and functional if not precisely pleasant place, and though homage is played to "Cuckoo's Nest," down to a Nicholson-esque ski cap, there isn't a Nurse Ratched in sight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 | RICHARD WINTON and KEN ELLINGWOOD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Around the converted Pasadena bungalow that houses the law offices of Charles T. Mathews, something had gone terribly wrong. Mathews, a lawyer who has tangled in court with some of Hollywood's biggest names, feared for his life. It was his former legal secretary. They'd had a "dating or engagement relationship," Mathews said in court papers, and now she was threatening to kill him.
SPORTS
September 6, 2009 | Diane Pucin
When Andy Roddick saved three match points against John Isner, he did it from the bottom of his feet. He rose up, lifted up and pounded out service aces. But then there was a fourth match point, and the start of that point belonged to the 24-year-old Isner, a 6-foot-9 former NCAA champion who has been sick with mononucleosis this summer and who was starting to cramp. Isner didn't serve an ace. But he served big and he rushed the net to hit some volleys and stretch his long arms and dare the fifth-seeded Roddick to hit the ball past him. Roddick tried, Roddick couldn't and Isner had himself the biggest upset of the U.S. Open men's tournament, 7-6 (3)
SPORTS
May 24, 2011
Order sorter Through Sunday, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar had batted in six places in the order this season. A look at how he's performed: Spot; Starts; Hits-At-bats; Avg. 1.; 19; 22-82; .268 2.; 5; 7-18; .389 6.; 3; 4-12; .333 7.; 4; 6-15; .400 8.; 2; 4-8; .500 9.; 1; 0-4; .000
SPORTS
May 23, 2011 | By Gary Klein
Spot on Qualities baseball managers look for when constructing a lineup (listed by position in batting order): 1. Good on-base %; speed. 2. Bat control; NL: bunter; AL: run producer. 3. Hits for average, extra-base power. 4. Hits for power, drives in runs. 5. Drives in runs, protects No. 4 hitter. 6. "Second cleanup hitter. " 7. Any offense here a big plus. 8. NL: patience, discipline; AL: speed. 9. NL: good bunter; AL: Second leadoff man.
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