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October 8, 1988 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
Long before Game 3 of the National League championship series between the Dodgers and the New York Mets was postponed by rain Friday night, Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser had sense enough to return to the comfort of his hotel room. Whether it was Game 3 or 4, Hershiser was scheduled to pitch today at 9:20 a.m., PDT, anyway, so he was spared the monotony of waiting out the storm with the rest of his teammates. "If we had played," Manager Tom Lasorda said, "it would have been a long night.
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October 8, 1988 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
Long before Game 3 of the National League championship series between the Dodgers and the New York Mets was postponed by rain Friday night, Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser had sense enough to return to the comfort of his hotel room. Whether it was Game 3 or 4, Hershiser was scheduled to pitch today at 9:20 a.m., PDT, anyway, so he was spared the monotony of waiting out the storm with the rest of his teammates. "If we had played," Manager Tom Lasorda said, "it would have been a long night.
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October 23, 1988
Rain drenched much of the Northeast, while up to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow blanketed upstate New York, downing trees, knocking out electricity and contributing to a fatal traffic accident. A strong low-pressure system over the southern New England Coast created a chilling storm that dumped more than 2 inches of rain in New York City, the National Weather Service said. Philadelphia and Newark, N.J., each received about half an inch of rain.
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September 17, 1999 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After prompting the largest evacuation in U.S. history, Hurricane Floyd turned out to be all wet, sparing the East Coast a calamity but inflicting misery with heavy flooding Thursday, especially in North Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm at 5 p.m. EDT, Floyd was expected to dump 5 to 7 inches of rain on New York City and cross the eastern neck of Long Island overnight with winds of 65 mph before heading toward Cape Cod.
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July 30, 1989 | Jack Miles, Miles is The Times' book editor. and
In a period belatedly eager to befriend Mother Nature, America's most distinguished nature writer has chosen to write about those who defy her. "Atchafalaya," the first of his book's three long essays, all originally published in The New Yorker, deals with the attempt of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the channel of the Mississippi River. "Cooling the Lava," the second essay, tells how Iceland's National Emergency Operation Center saved a fishing village from an erupting volcano.
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August 6, 1989 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
John McPhee faced the San Gabriel Mountains, lifted a chunk of rock he had been examining, and tossed it into a rusty sheet metal culvert. Clop! Crack! Clunk! The rock bounded back in the direction from which it once came. McPhee smiled like a naughty boy at this disruption of the morning tranquillity--or maybe at the symbolism of the Sisyphean gesture.
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