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November 4, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA has played eight games this season and still the Bruins are looking for a tailback to take some of the load off Johnathan Franklin . That need has become more urgent as Franklin deals with nagging injuries. Franklin leads the team with 506 yards rushing, but his playing time may be consolidated to keep him fresh. Who is backing him up has been a game of roulette each week. Milton Knox may be the candidate this week, as he received more reps in practice Tuesday.
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April 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND - With two days off before the Clippers played the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA playoffs, reserve guard Jamal Crawford was forced to be careful with his left calf. "I just got treatment, lots and lots of treatment," he said. But Crawford was able to play Thursday night in the best-of-seven series despite a calf injury that's bothering him. "The calf, it limits you a lot," he said. "It happened in the first half of [Game 2] and I pulled myself out. That's when I was actually getting a rhythm, which was weird.
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October 21, 2009 | Associated Press
The Chicago Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler have agreed on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2013 season. A person familiar with the negotiations said the deal includes approximately $20 million guaranteed and roughly $30 million in new money. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the terms were not released. Acquired in a blockbuster trade from Denver in the off-season, the Pro Bowl quarterback has completed 110 of 172 passes for 1,201 yards and 10 touchdowns, with seven interceptions, while leading Chicago to a 3-2 record.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It's not every day that someone shows up with a gift of a $20,000 academic scholarship, but that's what happened on Thursday at Garfield High, where Foot Locker and DoSomething.org presented Josh Davis with the academic scholarship handed to him by USC's Marqise Lee. Davis, a Bulldog standout in football, is also a top student in the classroom.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
April 8, 2009
Lottery revenue: An article in Sunday's California section about efforts to reinvigorate the state lottery incorrectly reported that South Dakota receives half of its general fund revenue from video lottery machines. In 2008, the machines provided about one-eighth of that state's general fund revenue.
MAGAZINE
March 1, 1992
Does the fact that Karla Stecker misspelled receives speak more about the education she received in secular schools or the education she's passing on to her children? SHELLEY WILLIAMS Los Angeles
NEWS
August 23, 1992
How can kids avoid being rude today ("Out of the Mouths of Babes," Aug. 6) when Circuit City keeps running an ad on TV in which a young boy receives a purchase exchange from a sympathetic clerk and his reaction? "Cool!" You're welcome. BILL WOLFE Los Angeles
NATIONAL
February 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Wary of angering constituents during the recession, members of Congress will turn down the automatic pay raise they are due next year. Rank-and-file members of the House and Senate now get $174,000 a year. Leaders get somewhat more; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) receives $223,500. The move does not affect the $4,700 cost of living adjustment that senators and representatives received Jan. 1.
SPORTS
September 23, 1989
I don't understand the heat Terry Donahue received in Viewpoint last week. Yes, it's true the Bruins took a terrible beating from Tennessee. And it's true this may be a long year. But let's have some perspective. The man has won seven consecutive bowl games. He had a 10-2 record in each of the last two seasons, and he may soon become the winningest coach in Pac-10 history. Surely, The Times receives letters that are more intuitive and insightful than the narrow-minded and short-sighted garbage that was printed last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1988
On one hand, Ecuador flouts a mural at the inauguration of its leftist leader, which is ignorant in its pro-centralism and hostile in its anti-Americanism. On the other hand, Ecuador already receives "at least $60 million in direct U.S. aid" and is looking to receive "additional support including help in easing its debt repayment load." The proverbial adage against biting the hand that feeds you obviously presupposes that the hand so bitten will not continue to extend itself.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service - even if you haven't paid your own taxes. The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146 employees who had been disciplined for failing to pay taxes, according to an inspector general's report. "This is outrageous," said Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas). "The IRS is essentially telling its employees: Break the law and we will reward you. " The employees were among more than 2,800 at the agency who received performance awards within one year of disciplinary action, such as suspensions or written reprimands for drug use, filing fraudulent time sheets or other misconduct, the report found.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone thinks it is "awesome. " Quarterback Brett Hundley is just "happy. " The two have spent the last three weeks working with an offensive smorgasbord. The Bruins seem deeper at the skill positions than they have been in more than a decade. Mazzone, in fact, can't pinpoint when he has had it so good. "It has been awhile," Mazzone said. "For the last several years, I have been shopping at 7-Eleven. Now I feel like I'm at Costco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A Marine now stationed at Twentynine Palms has been awarded the Navy Cross for "courageous leadership, composure under fire and tactical expertise" during a five-hour firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gunnery Sgt. Richard Jibson, 34, of Muskegon, Mich., received the award Tuesday during a ceremony at the sprawling desert base. During the May 28, 2012, attack by Taliban fighters on Marines defusing a buried bomb in an Afghan village, Jibson "unhesitatingly placed himself between the Marines and the enemy, returning fire and allowing them to safely reach cover," according to the Navy Cross citation.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Former USC receiver Marqise Lee is among 30 players who have confirmed they plan to attend next month's NFL draft in New York. Lee is one of seven receivers who will be at the draft, which begins May 8 at Radio City Music Hall. Odell Beckham Jr. of Louisiana State, Brandin Cooks of Oregon State, Mike Evans of Texas A&M, Cody Latimer of Indiana, Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt and Sammy Watkins of Clemson are other receivers scheduled to attend. Lee declared for the draft after playing three seasons at USC. He won the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top receiver in 2012.
TRAVEL
April 21, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm
Question: How do I tip the people who take me by wheelchair for airline departures? Does the amount differ if it's a tiny, easy airport like Long Beach; medium to normal like SFO; or long, complicated and very hard like Dulles? I'd appreciate advice. Margo Kasdan Seal Beach Answer: Duck for cover. We're about to poke the hornet's nest again, creating yet another swarm of pro- and anti-gratuity camps, who have presumably been beefing since the word "gratuity" was first used in 1540, according to Merriam-Webster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2014 | By Kate Linthicum
Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States have spent months in detention waiting for the government to determine whether they may have legitimate cases, even though regulations say they should receive a determination within 10 days, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit, which was brought by two California chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Chicago-based National Immigrant Justice Center, claims the government violated the law and needlessly spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on detention.
MAGAZINE
July 3, 1988
Marriage, family and child counselors constitute a fourth kind of therapist who receives training similar to that of the three types of practitioners mentioned. MFCCs are usually specifically trained in understanding the relationships between the family system and the individual child with difficulties. In California, more children with psychological problems--and their families--receive treatment from MFCCs than from any other category of licensed mental health professional. The people doing this job deserve recognition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1985
I support J.T. Hawthorne in his position as a member of the California Transportation Commission. That he operates a heavy-equipment distributorship and voted for the betterment of San Diego's transportation system is not a conflict of interest ("Does Highway Official's Business Pose Interest Conflict?" June 23). First, Mr. Hawthorne has no control over who receives state transportation money or how those recipients choose to spend that money. While Mr. Hawthorne operates San Diego's exclusive Caterpillar distributorship, there are no less than eight other heavy-equipment suppliers in San Diego.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By James Barragan
The L.A. KISS unraveled during its second home game at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday night as it lost, 40-30, to the Cleveland Gladiators. The defense seemed almost nonexistent at times, the offense could not find a rhythm and even the fans seemed to be against them in the third quarter when a sure touchdown throw by quarterback J.J. Raterink to receiver Donovan Morgan was broken up by a fan in the front row who reached over to grab the...
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April 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Most UCLA football fans would say, "Who?" when asked to point out Sam Handler . That doesn't mean they haven't noticed him. Handler, the walk-on receiver who had Fabio -like hair, was easy to spot. Those locks earned him the nickname "Sunshine. " He has been harder to pick out this spring. Handler shed the hair for charity this past Christmas, donating it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged people younger than 21 who had long-term hair loss because of medical treatments.
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