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May 2, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
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SPORTS
October 16, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
The world in 1959 was introduced to the famed Mercury 7 astronauts, who led America's epic race to the moon. They were "The Right Stuff. " The world on Wednesday was introduced to an inaugural 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee, charged to lead America's epic race out of BCS orbit. If they don't get it "right," they may get "stuffed. " This group should in no way be confused with our space heroes of yesteryear even though the committee does include Mike Gould, a lieutenant general from the Air Force.
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SPORTS
September 16, 2005 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
UCLA leads the Pacific 10 Conference in net punting with a 44.7-yard average, but the Bruins' Aaron Perez can't be found among the league's top 10 punters. Three punts in two games do not qualify. "In reality, that's a real good thing for the team but selfishly, personally, I wish I could've gone out there a couple of more times to get that experience," said Perez, a redshirt freshman from Covina Charter Oak High. "Because, you know, it's going to be a big game on Saturday."
WORLD
September 25, 2013 | Paul Richter and Christi Parsons
President Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, signaled Tuesday that they intend to pursue intense diplomacy to overcome Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, yet their speeches here underscored the gulf that threatens any deal. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, both leaders insisted they were eager to find a compromise that has eluded diplomats for more than a decade. Obama said the diplomatic path "must be tested," while Rouhani said Iran is ready to "engage immediately in results-oriented talks.
SPORTS
October 16, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
The world in 1959 was introduced to the famed Mercury 7 astronauts, who led America's epic race to the moon. They were "The Right Stuff. " The world on Wednesday was introduced to an inaugural 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee, charged to lead America's epic race out of BCS orbit. If they don't get it "right," they may get "stuffed. " This group should in no way be confused with our space heroes of yesteryear even though the committee does include Mike Gould, a lieutenant general from the Air Force.
SPORTS
January 14, 2000 | JIM HODGES
The time for video games is over and goalie Jamie Storr goes onto the ice tonight at Long Beach to try to see where his hockey game really is. Storr, who suffered a concussion on Dec. 11 at Montreal, has been working with Sports Trac, a computer program assigned him by Dr. Michael Mellman, to determine the state of his hand-eye coordination and concentration as part of the rehabilitation process. "He's used it with baseball players too," said Storr, who will face Michigan in an IHL game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1988 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
Robin Blackwell counts organization and tenacity as her strongest attributes, and they are precisely the qualities required to run a coalition to help immigrants file applications for legal residency and citizenship. She has added patience to her repertoire over the past 14 months as head of the Orange County Coalition for Immigrant Rights.
NEWS
November 4, 2004 | Jeff Miller, Special to The Times
A multi-part date doesn't have to involve negotiating the worst of L.A.: its traffic. Some places -- the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Fridays, for instance -- have all the pieces of a great-date puzzle that can be assembled in just a few steps. As the sun sets over the city, Wendy and I walk from my apartment to LACMA, through the impressive sculpture garden, and up a monstrous flight of stairs. But once we're up, we're up for the night.
SPORTS
April 21, 2006 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers began the season by hitting headwinds on the way to training camp in Honolulu, indicative of the difficult route pundits thought they would travel over 82 games. Typical of tepid preseason projections: Only four of 12 writers and scouts surveyed by ESPN picked the Lakers to make the playoffs, none predicting a higher finish than eighth in the Western Conference.
SPORTS
February 4, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ready or not, the World Cup is upon Bruce Arena. The next time the coach of the U.S. national soccer team steps onto the field it will be for real--no more friendlies, no more exhibitions--and if Saturday proved anything it is that the Americans have a rough road ahead of them if they are to qualify for Japan/South Korea 2002. Colombia defeated the United States, 1-0, in front of 14,169 fans at the Orange Bowl in Miami in a physical game that was dominated by the South Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - Let's welcome the governor back home. It must be sobering. The work has been piling up. The real, difficult work. Actually, it was piling up even before Gov. Jerry Brown departed on a weeklong "trade and investment" mission to China with 90 lobbyists, business execs and pals - who kicked in enough extra money to pay for him and his aides. As I previously wrote, if this was really worth the governor's time and energy - if the state actually did benefit, and it probably did - then the state should have paid for it, not a horde of favor-seeking special interests.
NEWS
December 17, 2012 | By Fred Schruers
By all accounts, director Ang Lee is the soul of civility on a film set, sure-footed but collaborative, meticulously focused but ready to smile - the patient but quietly demanding center of an adventurous array of films. Lee gives his actors directorial "notes" in muted tones, but precisely and often enough that his longtime editor, Tim Squyres, privy to the tail ends of scenes from each day's footage, assures him that his actors will sometimes react when Lee turns away: "He'll see that when I tell an actor something, very often they'll roll their eyes behind me. " It's a characteristically humble confession (or exaggerated self-deprecation?
BUSINESS
December 10, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Climbing the charts on YouTube on Monday morning is a video in which purported UPS worker Kevin Jones tells the world who he really is: Santa Claus. The video shows the UPS worker singing his customized version of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland": "We're comin' through, despite the weather / Fence in your dogs, let's work together ... "If you don't understand/I will tell you my friend/ Santa is a UPS man. " QUIZ: What set the Internet on fire in 2012? It's a holiday reminder of the hard work being done not only by UPS but also others working to deliver  packages in time for Christmas.
OPINION
June 29, 2012
Within minutes of the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling Thursday, the press releases were flying. Groups from every political perspective couldn't wait to weigh in on what the decision meant. Here is a sampling of reaction drawn from emailed statements and website postings. Americans for Limited Government The U.S. Constitution died today. The underlying hope and belief that our nation's founding document protected individual freedoms from an ever encroaching government is a thing of the past based upon this ruling.
OPINION
May 25, 2012 | By Michael Kinsley
China Daily, the largest English-language newspaper in China, carried a front-page headline last week: "Village Gratitude Shows Integrity of Task. " Not clear what that's about, and the opening sentence isn't much help: "On a hot afternoon, Zhou Yi picked up a bag of freshly boiled eggs that had been left on the doorstep of the committee office in Chaqulak village in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. " I figured this must be some feel-good story about the noble, uncorrupted country folk taking care of the less fortunate in their midst.
OPINION
February 16, 2012 | By Timothy Garton Ash
Individuals make history. If the last leader of the Soviet Union had not been Mikhail Gorbachev, the world would be a different place. So the character and views ofChina's leader-designate, Xi Jinping, who is visiting the United States, do matter. After spending several years failing to answer the question "Who's Hu?" we must now ask "Who's Xi?" The best thumbnail summary that I have read comes in a forthcoming book by Jonathan Fenby called "Tiger Head, Snake Tails. " (The title refers to modern China, not Xi.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1989 | CAROLINE LEMKE, Times Staff Writer
Trays of toffee. Gobs of wild cherry fudge. Clusters of chocolate-coated peanuts. This is the stuff that dreams are made of. From its small, unassuming shop on Elm Avenue in Carlsbad, Archer's Confectionary is doing more than fulfilling the fantasies of chocolate lovers. It is giving retarded adults an opportunity to work in the real world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1999
Until Congress gets back to some real work, it should be known as the National Trifle Assn. WERNER S. HAAS West Hollywood
OPINION
April 3, 2011
Washington's prolonged fight over the current fiscal year's budget seemed to be wrapping up last week when negotiators for the House, Senate and Obama administration reportedly agreed in principle to cut spending by $33 billion — about as much as leaders of the Republican-controlled House initially sought. Then Republicans aligned with the "tea party" movement threatened to scuttle the compromise, demanding the full $61 billion in cuts that they'd pushed through the House in February.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
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