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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.
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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
September 5, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Selvin Chajon Rodriguez asked the mother of his young children to marry him. But if she said no, the couple and their son and daughter would "all be laid to rest. " The alleged threats, detailed in court papers filed last week in Riverside County Superior Court, were enough for Laura Reveriano to request a restraining against her ex-boyfriend. "Selvin called and told me he would follow me to the end of the earth and he would kill the kids if they are not with him and there would be nowhere I could hide," Reveriano wrote in the request for a domestic violence restraining order filed Aug. 27. But the temporary restraining order she was granted the next day did little good.
TRAVEL
July 3, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you. New York, Florida, California, Nevada and Hawaii (in that order) welcomed the most international travelers last year, according to the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (a branch of the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce). Combining data from the 2009 and 2010 reports, a and information from visitor bureaus and the National Park Service, here are the top eight groups of U.S.-inbound visitors by nationality.
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.
OPINION
August 20, 2010
A unanimous panel of California's 2nd District Court of Appeal has at last cleaned up a shameful legal mess, ordering L.A. County Superior Court Judge Hilleri G. Merritt to end her prior restraint on the Los Angeles Times. Earlier this month, after first granting The Times the right to photograph a criminal defendant appearing in her courtroom, Merritt changed her mind and ordered the paper not to publish the lawfully taken picture. The Times, showing more respect for the law than Merritt did, obeyed her order while it appealed, first to her to reconsider and later, when she refused, to the higher court.
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