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SPORTS
January 2, 2011 | SAM FARMER
The 2010 NFL season began with a sign of solidarity. Before kickoff in the season-opening game, players from the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings stepped onto the Superdome turf and raised their index fingers to the sky ? a message that they stand as one in the ongoing labor dispute with the league. It's a fight that threatens to shake the nation's most popular sports league to its foundation, especially because labor peace has been a hallmark of the modern NFL. There hasn't been a player work stoppage since 1987, and every other major U.S. professional sport has had one in the interim.
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BUSINESS
January 27, 1986 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, Times Staff Writer
If this story were being written on a Macintosh Plus computer, it would be a cinch to draw little pie charts right here to show how Apple Computer fared last month in sales through computer retail outlets. The Mac would be given the percentages for the major companies, with Apple's share at 37%--a pretty healthy slice. The pie would show IBM with 24%, Compaq with 9% and AT&T with 6%.
FOOD
December 15, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills. I've bought or borrowed quite a few culinary apps - some terrific, some boring, some duds. The best are full-on apps, with hours of video included. Others are more like enhanced books, but even those include tricks such as dumping all the ingredients for a recipe into a shopping basket with the click of a button.
FOOD
November 4, 2009 | Noelle Carter
At first glance, Key limes are hard to resist. Bright green, shading to lemon yellow, smooth, compact and tiny, they're adorably cute -- yeah, cute , just like a little puppy. It's hard not to want to snatch a bag or two along with your other groceries. Of course, once you have gotten them home, you have to use them. You can break out the cocktail shaker -- a no-brainer -- Key limes have often been referred to as the "bartender's lime," and they readily complement a whole host of libations.
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Just that morning, I'd used the last of the leaf lard I'd been adding to my galette or pie dough for extra tenderness when the words Mangalitsa and fatback jumped out to me from a little signboard at the Saturday Santa Monica Farmers Market . I stopped in front of what has to be one of the smallest stalls at the market, Peads & Barnetts. In fact, this was just its second week there. The name is that of one of Oliver Woolley's small pig farms in North San Diego County where he raises Mangalitsa, or Hungary's woolly pigs, a breed closely related to Europe's wild boars and prized for its thick layer of particularly tasty fat. He didn't have leaf lard, but he did have fatback in 2-pound packs at $3.50 a pound.
NEWS
November 24, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama is sharing a traditional Thanksgiving feast -- including the choice of six different pies for dessert -- with family, friends and staff. The White House released the First Family's holiday menu Thursday: turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, greens, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and dinner rolls. For dessert: banana cream pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, sweet potato pie, huckleberry pie and cherry pie. The "Let's Move" calorie burning begins Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Dianne de Guzman
What's worth a pie in the face? Not too many things. But if it's to raise money to see a high school class graduate at the Hollywood Bowl? Worth it. Here, an instructor put his face in the way of danger to make sure his students graduate in style. Photographer Neil Fitzpatrick caught the moment after pie impact with his Nikon D50. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
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