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January 4, 2011
"The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop" Dan Charnas New American Library: 660 pp., $24.95
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Something's missing from Khloe Kardashian's life: about a quarter-million bucks of jewelry. The theft was discovered Monday and reported the same night to police, who are now investigating, according to L.A. Now . Law enforcement sources said there was no sign of forced entry at the Tarzana home, which is in a gated community and was once shared by Kardashian and Lamar Odom. The reality-TV diva, who killed it as a judge on "RuPaul's Drag Race" in an episode that aired Monday night, filed for divorce in December.
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OPINION
October 27, 2012
Re "Scrutiny not new for drug chain," Oct. 24 I for one am elated that CVS may be overbilling my health insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross. I was happy with Walgreens, which provided better service for my family's prescription needs. But Anthem forced me to go with CVS, the only other pharmacy near my home. Since my complaints to Anthem fell on deaf ears, I find some satisfaction knowing that Anthem might be taking it in the shorts because of CVS and its questionable practices.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
George Clooney is planning "downright dirty" payback for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes gag about him, already humorously swiping at the women via his "Monuments Men" costar Matt Damon. Clooney, whose "Gravity" role played nicely into their joke about him rarely dating women his own age, put the women on notice last month following the memorable jape. More recently, he benevolently derided the hosts with stationery that he had made to impersonate Damon. "I've already started the ball rolling.
TRAVEL
February 3, 2008
Shame on you for printing "Payback Time" (On the Spot, Jan. 27), a terrible piece of propaganda about child support and passports. Writer Catharine Hamm owes an apology and an explanation to every child who has a dad who committed suicide because of unfair family law rulings. Fred Sottile Rancho Dominguez
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
For Republicans who found themselves on the losing end in November - and particularly the Republican who lost to President Obama - the events of the last few weeks have been sweet comeuppance. First the website portal for Obamacare, the healthcare plan the GOP had railed against throughout 2012, collapsed at its Oct. 1 opening. Then the president was forced to acknowledge that, contrary to his oft-uttered line, some people would lose their insurance policies as a result of his plan.
SPORTS
September 18, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL is a passing league, but sometimes it's also a league for the passed over, providing opportunities for players who feel overlooked, undervalued, ignored. In some of the bigger Week 3 games, those castoffs can exact some revenge. Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb faces Philadelphia, the team that traded him in favor of Michael Vick. San Francisco's Randy Moss goes back to Minnesota, where his career began - a Vikings team that now employs fired 49ers coach Mike Singletary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1998
There goes Kenneth L. Khachigian again (Commentary Feb. 1), gleefully trying to compare what--if anything--President Clinton has done to the calculated, deliberate, pervasive and repeated criminal acts of President Nixon's White House that came perilously close to ripping the U.S. Constitution to shreds. Khachigian has done us a service, however, although I'm sure he doesn't realize it. He has confirmed what most of us have known all the time: "Independent" (read puppet) Counsel Kenneth Starr has been conducting a vicious political vendetta against Clinton for four years at a cost of $30 million to taxpayers instead of a legitimate investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2012 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles' combative redistricting battle is signaling a new, harder-edged political era at City Hall — one that some are tracing to the rise of new Council President Herb Wesson. On Thursday, Councilwoman Jan Perry accused Wesson of gutting her district during the Redistricting Commission's latest map-making session, saying she was being punished for her refusal to back his bid to run the council. Wesson responded that he doesn't take things personally and isn't paying anyone back.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
Violence beat romance at the box office over the weekend, with the grim pornography drama "8MM" and the action-packed "Payback" topping "Message in a Bottle" and "The Other Sister." With Nicolas Cage as a private eye investigating a possible murder captured on film, "8MM" debuted at No. 1 with $14.3 million. The Mel Gibson shoot-'em-up "Payback" had $6.9 million for second place.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
For Republicans who found themselves on the losing end in November - and particularly the Republican who lost to President Obama - the events of the last few weeks have been sweet comeuppance. First the website portal for Obamacare, the healthcare plan the GOP had railed against throughout 2012, collapsed at its Oct. 1 opening. Then the president was forced to acknowledge that, contrary to his oft-uttered line, some people would lose their insurance policies as a result of his plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, who is being investigated by the FBI on suspicion that he accepted bribes, accused federal authorities Wednesday of trying to smear him for refusing to wear a wire in a sting operation against two other senators. In a motion filed in federal court in Sacramento, Calderon (D-Montebello) says authorities from the FBI and the U.S attorney's office repeatedly asked him to participate in an investigation of Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
SPORTS
November 8, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Turns out that a few weeks away from the pool have not dried the tears of the Arizona Diamondbacks. First, the Diamondbacks whined about how the Dodgers celebrated the National League West championship by jumping into the pool at Chase Field. Then their general manager took offense to the Dodgers' banana-fueled enjoyment of Juan Uribe's amazing feats. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks open next season in Australia , perhaps with a Great Rumble Down Under. The teams had one epic fight last season, and maybe the Diamondbacks privately wish for payback.
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin! Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy groups announced their support for a state senator challenging him in the 2014 primary. Cochran, one of 27 Republican senators to vote for the measure, has served in the Senate since 1978. “Chris McDaniel is a constitutional conservative who will fight to stop Obamacare, balance the budget, and get America working again," Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said in a statement . "Chris McDaniel is not part of the Washington establishment and he has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties.
SPORTS
October 14, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Jim Mora's mantra, "every week is a big game," rang extraordinarily true from the moment the Bruins walked off the field with a 37-10 victory over California on Saturday. The Bruins, who moved up to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll, play at Stanford, which dropped to No. 13 after being upset by Utah, 27-21. To find this big a game for the Bruins, you have to go all the way back to ... December. UCLA lost to Stanford, 27-24, in the Pac-12 championship game. The double dip this time is that the Bruins travel to Eugene to play No. 2 Oregon on Oct. 26. "Now it gets fun," linebacker Jordan Zumwalt said.
SPORTS
September 7, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The Florida-Miami game on Saturday may have been the last in a long, and sometimes strange, rivalry. The schools have not scheduled future games for various reasons. Florida already plays Florida State every year and does not need another heavyweight game when all major conferences eventually go to nine-game league schedules in the era of the four-team playoff. In my extended family, Miami's 21-16 win Saturday was sweet for many reasons as it helped avenge the infamous "Flop" game of 1971.
SPORTS
May 11, 1987 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
It may have been the most dramatic payback for a slight since two men first walked 10 paces and leveled their pistols. And before Eric (Sleepy) Floyd would leave the scene of the greatest individual scoring quarter in the history of the National Basketball Assn. playoffs, the Golden State Warriors' guard made sure his nemesis had received the message.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2000
It is no surprise that innocent victims are fighting state unions who, in cahoots with the California Democratic Legislature and Gov. Gray Davis, conspired to confiscate $45 million a year from 75,000 state employees as a payback for union election contributions ["Cal State Professors Sue State, Union Over Dues," Feb. 25]. Workers found their salaries attached by unions that want money to finance their liberal politics and maintain their power. The union and government taking are no different than a gang claiming its turf by shaking down people in its jurisdiction.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
On some days, Christopher Batsche can walk away with hundreds of dollars with a $2 buy in. But he's not heading to casinos and he isn't playing online poker. Instead, the 27-year-old from Cincinnati goes to a website before the day's Major League Baseball games begin and picks players who he expects will hit and pitch better than players selected by other bettors. When the players do well in the real games, Batsche, who pays $2 to play, can win as much as $700. Batsche is taking part in a new form of fantasy sports that is rapidly growing in popularity.
SPORTS
June 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Sunday night, WWE held their "Payback" pay-per-view, highlighted by John Cena vs. Ryback and the return of CM Punk, as he took on Chris Jericho. The results of the matches are below. SHEAMUS VS. DAMIEN SANDOW Sheamus won clean with the Brogue kick. WADE BARRETT VS. THE MIZ VS. CURTIS AXEL FOR THE IC TITLE  Great finish. Axel, the son of the late Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, won the title by covering Barrett for the three count while Miz had Barrett in the figure four.
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