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ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Seriously, y'all, let's try to settle this: When did Dolph Lundgren become so cool? In the last few years, he has gone from some sort of where-are-they-now punch line to the B-grade action movie's answer to Cary Grant. Forget how he looks with a rocket launcher, have you seen him rock a pocket square? After having come across as the suave one amid the hard-core macho puffery of the "Expendables" pictures as well as diving into the psychotropic madness of "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning," with "The Package," Lundgren continues his recent streak of making the most of small roles, elevating each movie in the process.
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BUSINESS
April 21, 2012 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Comcast Corp.'s highest-paid executives — Chief Executive Brian Roberts and NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke — experienced compensation deflation last year. Roberts' pay package shrank 13.3% in 2011 to $26.9 million. That included a performance-based cash bonus of $5.5 million for the 52-year-old executive. Meanwhile, Burke's compensation dropped a whopping 32% to $23.7 million, which included a performance bonus of $6.7 million. The 53-year-old executive's amount fell dramatically last year, as it was the first time in three years that he did not collect a signing bonus.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that was heavily lobbied by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and aimed at boosting sales of high-tech goods and services. Four measures, part of a package of 18 business-friendly bills approved Friday, seek to ease the regulatory burden on developers of smartphone-based payment systems; reverse a retroactive tax hike on investors in small start-up companies, and create a "Made in California" program to help market innovative, locally manufactured consumer products.
NEWS
February 23, 2012 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Times
London will be rocking this summer, and Paris is always abuzz, but in the spring or fall? You get to see a city as a truer version of itself. This deal from Gate 1 gives you both cities at a good price. The deal: Gate1 Travel has an Eight Day London & Paris by Rail package priced from $1,479 (based on double occupancy and New York departures) that includes roundtrip coach air (including taxes and fuel surcharges); six nights' accommodations in a mid-range property; breakfast daily; train transportation from London to Paris through the Chunnel.  Tours and upgrades can be added at extra cost.
NEWS
July 16, 1985 | Associated Press
A woman preparing dinner opened a package of broccoli that had been in her freezer for four months and discovered it was a bomb, police said today. Police Chief Jim Connors said the woman, who declined to be identified, found the device Sunday night. Federal agents were to inspect the package, which had been opened, the broccoli replaced by a plastic bottle filled with gunpowder, and re-glued.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Make a splash at SeaWorld this month with a $338 vacation package at San Diego's Paradise Point Resort & Spa  that includes a stay in a bungalow-style hotel room and two adult tickets to the park. Paradise Point, just across the street from SeaWorld, includes breakfast, parking and a water taxi ride in the package. The deal: Book your trip by June 30 for a stay in June, July or August. The discount is 20% off the regular rate of $423 for a Lanai Garden Room. Other savings include two adult tickets to SeaWorld ($156 value)
NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hotel ZaZa in Houston offers a package for those who want to see a few dinosaurs during their stay. For starters, there will be dino bones on display in the lobby as well as two tickets to the Houston Museum of Natural Science , dinner and other extras starting at $249 a night. The deal: The historic hotel, located in the Arts District on the edge of Hermann Park, is featuring a Texas Triassic Tour that also includes dinner for two at the hotel's Monarch Bistro , a free bottle of wine, free valet parking and free Internet access.
NEWS
September 19, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Grand Canyon Railway provides a different way to visit Grand Canyon National Park . Trains run from historic Williams, Ariz., to the South Rim for a visit. The railway is offering fall packages starting at $390 per couple, which includes train tickets, two nights at a hotel and even a Wild West shoot-out at the depot. The deal: The Railway Express Plus package starts and ends in Williams, about 35 miles west of Flagstaff. The deal includes round-trip train travel between Williams and the Grand Canyon plus two nights at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams.
TRAVEL
January 18, 1987
We just had to write to thank Jerry Hulse for a recent item in Travel Tips. Dollarstretcher, a subsidiary of British Airways, has done a magnificent job on its promotion package of $399 round trip LAX to Gatwick. After reading the tip we booked and were on our way within a week. We stayed at the Bedford Hotel in Russell Square. It was comfortable, clean and conveniently located to Underground, restaurants and shopping. We visited with friends, did some sightseeing and Christmas shopping during the week we were in London.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1985
Less than a month after it was introduced as a bold attempt to establish an ad-hoc daytime network of independent stations, the two-hour "INDAY" package was on the verge of being cut in half by its distributor Wednesday because of low ratings.
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