August 3, 2010 |
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...
March 28, 1993
I agree with Erik J. Madsen (TV Times, Feb. 14) when he wrote about the hour delay of the golf tournament because of the basketball game going into overtime on NBC. Why can't the networks show sports events as scheduled and give overtime game scores as updates? This always happens to golf, like last Sunday (Feb. 7) when the Doral Open was delayed for 35 minutes because of an overtime basketball game. A.S. Engce, Whittier
October 4, 2009 |
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)
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
February 8, 2012 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2010 |
Like many other state employees, prison nurse Nellie Larot was hit last year with furloughs that cut her salary: It dropped $10,000, to $92,000. But she more than made up for it by working extra shifts, raking in $177,512 in overtime, according to state records. Her total $270,000 in earnings last year eclipsed the $225,000 paid to Matthew Cate, head of the entire state prison system. Despite Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to furlough workers three days a month to save money, many employees are taking home paychecks fattened by overtime -- more than $1 billion of it last year.
June 2, 2012 |
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.
February 2, 2010
at Denver 112, Sacramento 109 (OT): Arron Afflalo hit a 21-foot baseline jumper with 18.4 seconds left in overtime for the Nuggets, who overcame a 17-point third-quarter deficit. Kenyon Martin had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Chauncey Billups had 23 points for Denver, which improved to 3-0 in overtime this season and averted being swept in their three-game season series with the Kings. Milwaukee 97, at Miami 81: Andrew Bogut had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Bucks beat the Heat for the second time in three nights to pull within two games of slumping Miami for the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.