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December 23, 2009 | By Richard Winton
Hundreds of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies racked up massive amounts of overtime, according to a new audit that said some of the extra work violated county rules and may have hindered the deputies' performance. L.A. County Auditor-Controller Wendy L. Watanabe's office found that 348 deputies between March 2007 and February 2008 each worked more than 900 hours of overtime -- the equivalent of an extra six months of full-time work. More than 1,300 deputies worked at least 600 hours' overtime in the year.
October 4, 2009 | Associated Press
Robert Hughes scored on a one-yard run in overtime, safeties Harrison Smith and Kyle McCarthy jarred the ball loose from Washington receiver D'Andre Goodwin near the goal line on fourth and 19, and Notre Dame defeated Washington, 37-30, Saturday. It was the fourth consecutive game decided in the last 60 seconds for the Fighting Irish, the last three of which were victories. The Irish (4-1) stayed in it with two goal-line stands in the second half. The first was late in the third quarter when the Irish stopped the Huskies (2-3)
December 24, 2009
LeBron James had 34 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held the Sacramento Kings scoreless in overtime to pick up a 117-104 win Wednesday night. Zydrunas Ilgauskas made three three-point shots in the extra session and finished with 25 points as the Cavaliers beat the Kings for the seventh straight time. Cleveland, which has won seven of eight, outscored Sacramento, 13-0, in overtime. Mo Williams returned from a bruised knee to score 21 of his 27 points after halftime for the Cavaliers.
September 17, 2000
I can't wait to fly on one of the planes serviced by mechanics forced to work overtime ["United Downgrades 'Operational Emergencies,' " Aug. 26]. Mentally and physically tired personnel working on an airplane. Throw in frustration and anger, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. I think I'll take Amtrak. LOIS SHOEMAKER Simi Valley
August 3, 2010 | By Harold Meyerson
It's not really news when a bill fails to become a law in Sacramento. In this age of partisan gridlock, plenty of good ideas are never enacted. Still, one bill that made it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk last week, only to be killed by his veto, is worth looking at for what it tells us about how hard it is to clean out even antiquated moral rot, so long as powerful interests profit from it. The bill, written by San Joaquin Valley Democratic...
February 8, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
If the Ducks are to have any hope of returning to the playoffs this spring they're going to need a lot more gutsy performances like the one they turned in Wednesday at Honda Center, where they beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, in overtime. And they're probably going to need a lot more breaks like the one that set up Corey Perry's game-winning goal. Perry inexplicably avoided a tripping penalty after sending Carolina's Jussi Jokinen to the ice two minutes into the extra period.
April 2, 2010
Luis Scola had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and made consecutive baskets in the last 81 seconds of overtime to help lift the Rockets to a 119-114 victory over Boston on Friday. Aaron Brooks scored 30 with nine assists for the Rockets, hitting a three-pointer with nine seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Chase Budinger added 24 points. Paul Pierce scored 27 points and Rajon Rondo 23 for Boston, which has lost three straight at home. Rondo added 10 assists to surpass Bob Cousy for the Celtics' single-season franchise record.
June 3, 1996
Re " 'Overtime Culture' Pays Off for Firefighters," May 28: How is it we don't bat an eye when we hear of sports stars and celebrities earning millions upon millions for playing ball, or decent acting, but when it comes to paying those who protect our lives and property, well now, that is a whole different story. Granted, based on the information in your article, the overtime pay issue needs to be addressed. The stacking of shifts is a safety hazard. But I feel L.A. is entitled to have the highest-paid firefighters in the country.
June 2, 2012 | By Chris Foster
NEWARK, N.J. -- Leave it to a former Duck to make things tougher on the Kings. New Jersey Devils forward Ryan Carter finally solved Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. Carter's goal three minutes into the third period tied the score, 1-1, and allowed the Devils to get into overtime in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night at the Prudential Center. It was the first goal Quick has given up in the third period or overtime since Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against Phoenix, a NHL-record streak of 184 minutes 19 seconds.
December 19, 1997
Re "A Mess in L.A. Probation Dept.," editorial, Dec. 12: Without question the management of overtime use in the Probation Department needs the complete overhaul that I ordered in May 1997, two months after becoming acting chief probation officer. On July 1, we implemented a new timekeeping system to track overtime use accurately and to produce monthly computerized reports on overtime use. The overhaul had actually begun earlier with a review I initiated. Early in this internal review it became clear that an outside, independent analysis was needed.
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