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SPORTS
September 26, 1987
Why is it that when sports' teams' owners "get together" to protect their interests, it's collusion ? When the players "get together" to protect their interests, it's strategic labor negotiations ? TOM BOKARAE Huntington Beach
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SPORTS
February 18, 2011 | By Broderick Turner and Baxter Holmes
The NBA players' union and the team owners are far apart in their labor dispute, having failed to strike a compromise in two years of on-and-off bargaining. Their latest meeting, a two-hour session Friday afternoon at a Beverly Hills hotel, was the first since November. It appeared to produce no meaningful progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement that would prevent a potential lockout after the old one expires June 30. "I'm going to tell my guys to prepare for a lockout," Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA Players Assn.
SPORTS
January 15, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN and ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With spring training four weeks away and the concept of eliminating two teams this winter all but dead, Commissioner Bud Selig said owners have urged him not to abandon the plan or the timetable. Owners are expected to approve the sales of the Boston Red Sox and the Florida Marlins at a meeting this week in Phoenix.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985 | Dan Nakaso and Mark I. Pinsky \f7
A few dozen sympathizers called Friday to offer condolences to Robert and Mary Lee Burdett, whose dog, Dumpy, was shot and killed by a Fullerton police officer chasing a burglary suspect. "We had a lot of people call us that were appalled at our dog getting shot," Robert Burdett said. Many of the callers said, "That's the dumbest thing that that officer could have done." "Policemen will tell you, 'Get a dog, it will deter burglars,' " Burdett said. "That's fine, until they start shooting them."
NATIONAL
November 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Proponents call themselves an underground society of backyard chicken owners. Arizona authorities are squawking that they're just a bunch of code breakers. In recent months, hundreds of Phoenix-area chicken owners have faced nuisance and zoning violations after neighbors griped about odor and noise - clucking hens and crowing roosters. They say poultry poses a health risk and doesn't belong near homes, claims that chicken owners vehemently dispute. The clandestine chicken owners are accused of defying city zoning laws.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Before launching a business, some people invest in market research and feasibility studies. Josh Spencer is not one of those people — otherwise he might never have opened his downtown L.A. used bookstore in December 2009, let alone moved it a few blocks away this month to a 10,000-square-foot space. "I haven't really interacted with other business owners or bookstore owners," says Spencer, owner of what he says is the ironically named the Last Bookstore. "I've always just done what I do, and it seems to work.
SPORTS
December 17, 1994
I just don't get it. The major league players are still on strike, but journeymen players are still signing multimillion-dollar contracts and owners are breaking ranks by making the offers. What is the point of the whole thing? CHUCK HILL Van Nuys
BUSINESS
April 1, 1987
Certificates worth $5,000 and good through June 30 were offered to the 150,000 owners of 1984 to 1986 Audi 5000 models wanting to buy or lease a 1987 model. The effort represents Audi's latest attempt to bolster its image and U.S. sales following allegations that 5000S models with automatic transmission have been involved in accidents, some fatal, related to sudden acceleration. Owners have filed class-action lawsuits against Audi and related firms.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2014 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON - The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners' equity holdings - the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts - soared by nearly $2.1 trillion last year to $10 trillion. Big numbers, you say, and hard to grasp. But look at it this way: Thanks to rising prices and equity levels, about 4 million owners around the country last year were able to climb out of the financial tar pit of the housing bust - negative equity.
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