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January 17, 2010 | By Gary Klein
Pete Carroll buttoned his jacket, straightened his cardinal-colored tie, clipped on a microphone and settled into a seat on ESPN's "GameDay" set. It was Jan. 7, the day of the Bowl Championship Series title game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas. USC's telegenic coach, winner of two national titles and the leader of perhaps the decade's most high-profile college football program, was at the Rose Bowl to provide guest commentary, his Trojans having finished a disappointing season two weeks earlier at the Emerald Bowl.
January 10, 2010 | By Gary Klein and Sam Farmer
As the Seattle Seahawks worked through final details to bring Pete Carroll back to the NFL, USC has targeted a coach it wants to replace him. But it might not be easy to lure Oregon State's Mike Riley. Riley was among Athletic Director Mike Garrett's top choices in 2000 before he hired Carroll. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday that Riley was at the top of USC's list. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.
December 4, 1999
Since major league baseball is having a meeting with Pete Rose and his attorney, when can we expect the meeting with Shoeless Joe Jackson and his attorney? JON WALDRON Westchester For Pete's sake, let Pete in. SUZY KING Hermosa Beach
November 2, 2009 | Jia-Rui Chong
Peter Sinclair rummaged through the closet and found what he was looking for. His roommate, drawn to the commotion, saw Pete raise a gun to his head. Daniel Jennings managed to yank it away. He locked up all of Pete's guns. "You can't stop me," Pete said. Jennings and Pete had served together in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, but this was a year later and Pete was struggling. Daniel encouraged him to lie down and left to get help once Pete seemed calmer. "You're a good man," Pete said.
September 13, 1992
Thanks for the "no new taxes," Pete. I guess the 40% increase in my Cal State student fees doesn't count. Of course, I don't have to pay that if I "choose" not to get my degree. Maybe then I could get that job at McDonald's and give up my career plans. Thanks again, Pete. DENNIS VILLACORTE, Pomona
The wedding takes place in the Garden of Eden, so at first glance things look pretty leafy for the couple, even if they are of a certain age. But, of course, there is a serpent lurking (represented here by a slithering mime in a body suit). The couple's first problem: Pete feels he's getting the better deal and Puddin doesn't disagree. If the names sound cute and the setting familiar, that's because this is a fable told in play form.
November 22, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The sharp workplace comedy "Price Check" is a you-are-there slip-and-slide that follows a supermarket chain's pricing department exec whose life gets upended by a whirlwind new boss. Pete Cozy (Eric Mabius) would rather 9-to-5 it and spend time with his homemaker wife, Sara (Annie Parisse), and toddler son than climb the corporate ladder. But when live-wire - and uncensored toughie - Susan Felders (Parker Posey, flat-out terrific) swoops in from corporate to recharge the firm's ailing Long Island division, this not-quite "devil in Prada" promotes a reluctant Pete to be her trusty second.
December 21, 2002
Bill Plaschke [Dec. 18] is absolutely right in saying that Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame. He has more hits than anyone who ever played the game, more rings than my bathtub and would have been a unanimous first-ballot choice if it weren't for that gambling habit. I just checked with Cooperstown and they tell me that it's called the Baseball Hall of Fame and not the Ethics Hall of Fame, the Integrity Hall of Fame or even the Likability Hall of Fame. However, I understand that Pete's laying five to two against being elected before 2005.
August 4, 2012 | By Leon Legothetis
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.   --Jewish proverb The drive from Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan was abruptly curtailed when I arrived at the wrong border crossing. The crossing was closed for repairs and there was supposedly another one about 60 miles away. The only sticking point: I had no idea how to get there. Fortunately for me, an Uzbekistan stranger did. However, he wanted to be paid for his services. 200,000 som to be precise. I didn't have 200,000 som (about $100)
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