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April 3, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Radio host Mike Francesa, who apparently is stuck in a time warp and hasn't moved into the 21st century with the rest of humanity, is mad at New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Why? Because Murphy has taken three days off to be with his wife during and after the birth of their first child. In Major League Baseball, a player is allowed to miss three days for paternity leave. That way he can bond with the new baby, take care of his wife and generally do what any decent husband/father does when possible.
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April 4, 2014 | By David Wharton
Phil Mickelson stood five strokes back through early second-round play at the Shell Houston Open on Friday, but the leaderboard wasn't the only thing that mattered to him. After suffering a muscle injury last week, Mickelson was equally concerned about preparing for Augusta National on Thursday.  "I just felt that for me to have a realistic chance or [as] best a chance as possible at the Masters, I've got to play this week and get in a better frame of mind," he said after his 4-under first round.
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June 30, 1985 | Associated Press
A father whose right to take unpaid paternity leave from his job has been upheld says other men should follow suit to "find out what they've been missing." Stephen Ondera, 36, a customer service representative for Commonwealth Edison Co., is entitled to the same right as any working woman to take parental leave, according to a consent decree signed Friday by his employer and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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April 4, 2014 | By James Peltz
Lexi Thompson, a 19-year-old Floridian, fired an eight-under 64 on Friday to join Se Ri Pak for the second-round lead of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Thompson had eight birdies and no bogeys during her round at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. She and Pak were both at seven-under 137 after two rounds. "I was just trying to stay in the moment and ... not think about what I was shooting," said Thompson, who has three LPGA wins but is yet to win a major event. The Kraft Nabisco Championship is the first LPGA major tournament of the season, and Pak, the veteran South Korean, is hoping to win the sixth major of her career.
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March 9, 1992 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The expectant father walked into his boss's office planning to take advantage of a new paternity leave policy. The reaction he got was deflating. "I know you're entitled to parental leave, but take vacation days instead," said the manager, advising him not as a boss but as a friend. "If you take a leave, you'll be branded around here forever as uncommitted." The story, which a congressional panel heard last summer from fathers' advocate James A.
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April 10, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it a busman's paternity leave. British Prime Minister Tony Blair says that when his 45-year-old wife, Cherie Booth, gives birth to their fourth child next month, he will go into "holiday mode" for a time, canceling public engagements but otherwise running the country. Any parent knows that having a newborn is no holiday, so Blair's announcement Sunday sounded a little implausible. Like having your baby and sleeping too. Or like taking paternity leave and not taking it.
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June 16, 1991 | BARBARA GOLDBERG, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jeff Sieglen quit his marketing job to stay home and raise two sons while his wife works as a physician. But try telling that to his old pals at work. "Even now," he said, "the guys I used to work with ask me, 'So what are you really doing?' I keep telling them I'm staying home with the kids. That's my job. That's what I do. "They say, 'Uh-huh, but what are you really doing?' " Small wonder his friends are confused.
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August 18, 1991 | BARBARA GOLDBERG, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jeff Sieglen quit his marketing job to stay home and rear two sons while his wife works as a doctor. But try telling that to his old pals at work. "Even now," he said, "the guys I used to work with ask me, 'So what are you really doing?' I keep telling them I'm staying home with the kids. That's my job. That's what I do. "They say: 'Uh huh. But what are you really doing?' " Small wonder his friends are confused.
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June 20, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, Times Staff Writer
So, you think you're a pretty tough guy. Maybe you've run a marathon or two. Maybe you pump some iron or throw some leather in the boxing ring. Want to really test your steel? Try a challenge that a small but growing number of courageous men have taken up: paternity leave. Each year, about half a million men take some time off to care for a child.
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April 3, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will be without linebacker Aaron Wallace and running back Aaron Porter this spring. Neither is enrolled for the spring quarter. Their status will be reevaluated. Both are believed to be working through academic issues. A UCLA official would not comment beyond announcing the two were not in school. Wallace, who played at Rancho Bernardo High, started three games last season and finished with four tackles. Porter, who played at La Habra High, saw action in one game. ALSO: After 50th loss, Lakers in 6th position for NBA draft lottery For Matt Kemp's latest comeback, there's no place like home Mets' Daniel Murphy ripped by Mike Francesa for taking paternity leave
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April 4, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The Tennessee Titans are parting ways with Chris Johnson. The Titans announced Friday that they have released the star running back, whose six-year roller-coaster career included incredible highs (he eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushing mark in 2009) and frustrating lows. Johnson, who was scheduled to make $8 million this season, is coming off a year in which he averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry in rushing for 1,077 yards. He underwent knee surgery in January for torn meniscus.
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April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said "people won't accept" Heisman Trophy winner and potential first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel because he has "ghetto tendencies. " Wanna know how I know that? Because Prime Time said so himself. That's why I put the words in between quotation marks. Because he actually said them. That's how it works. And since it's a real quote, there is actual audio of Sanders saying, "See, the reason people don't want to accept Johnny Football is because Johnny Football has ghetto tendencies," earlier this week on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
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April 4, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The group behind the effort to unionize Northwestern athletes isn't interested in advocating for salaries for them. In a forum at the Aspen Institute in Washington on Thursday, College Athletes Players Assn. President Ramogi Huma refuted the notion that the group wants pay for play. “And that's not part of our agenda,” Huma said, according to the event's transcript. “That's one reason why we're here in Washington, D.C. This is not about salary.” Last month, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern athletes are university employees and have the right to form a union.
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April 3, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - The first of several Final Four weekend awards was handed out Thursday when the Associated Press named Creighton star Doug McDermott and Wichita State Coach Gregg Marshall as its player and coach of the year, respectively. McDermott and Marshall accepted their trophies at a news conference in AT&T Stadium, which is hosting this year's Final Four. McDermott, a senior, led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while Marshall led Wichita State to the first undefeated regular season in 33 years.
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April 3, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Michelle Wie fired a five-under 67 to finish one shot behind first-round leader Shanshan Feng of China at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship on Thursday. Se Ri Pak of South Korea also shot a 67 to tie with Wie for second place behind Feng, who earlier in the day shot a six-under 66 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. The Kraft Nabisco Championship is the first of the LPGA's five major tournaments of the season. After making a birdie at the second hole, Wie, 24, caught fire with birdies at the ninth and 10th holes, an eagle at the par-five 11th and another birdie at the 12th to reach six under par. The former teenage phenom then had to scramble to save par on four consecutive holes before making bogey at the par-three 17th hole when she missed a three-foot putt to save par. "I'll take 67 here," Wie said.
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April 3, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Shanshan Feng of China shot a six-under 66 to lead Thursday's first round of the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, but an Arcadia teenager nearly stole Feng's thunder. Angel Yin, a 15-year-old amateur and freshman at Arcadia High, fired a four-under 68 and was in second place with most of the 111-player field finished for the day at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Feng, 24, is looking for her first victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which is one of the LPGA's five major tournaments.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2013 | By Shan Li
Nearly doubling maternity leave in Norway had little long-term effect on children's school performance, parent's income or the labor participation of women, a new study found. Extending paid leave for new Norwegian mothers to 35 weeks to 18 weeks ultimately led to "large increases in public spending" with a "considerable increase in taxes," according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study found that maternity leave disproportionately benefited women from more affluent families since the program pays larger sums to people with higher incomes.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1990 | TIMOTHY H. WILLARD, TIMOTHY H. WILLARD is managing editor of the Futurist, a publication of the World Future Society in Bethesda, Md
Providing mental health care and substance abuse treatment for workers and their families is likely to be a growing expense for U.S. employers in the 1990s. And the cost is rising even faster than the cost of other types of health care. In the 1980s, the total workplace cost of mental illness and substance abuse--factoring in treatment, lost productivity, and damaged property--was estimated to be as high as $237 billion a year.
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April 3, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Radio host Mike Francesa, who apparently is stuck in a time warp and hasn't moved into the 21st century with the rest of humanity, is mad at New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Why? Because Murphy has taken three days off to be with his wife during and after the birth of their first child. In Major League Baseball, a player is allowed to miss three days for paternity leave. That way he can bond with the new baby, take care of his wife and generally do what any decent husband/father does when possible.
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April 3, 2014 | By David Wharton
The 2014 Commonwealth Games will start with a bang -- a big bang -- as organizers have announced they will explode five nearby apartment buildings to kick off their opening ceremony. The violent demise of the crumbling, 30-story Red Road towers in Glasgow, Scotland, will be televised to a worldwide audience and shown on a 328-foot video screen for the crowd inside Celtic Park. "It will be a ceremony like no other, showcasing our city's unique style and personality," said Gordon Matheson, leader of the Glasgow City Council.
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