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March 26, 2000 | By SHAV GLICK,
Irwindale Speedway opened its second season of racing Saturday night with a record attendance, a record number of cars and plenty of spins and crashes for excitement. A turnaway crowd of 7,500 was on hand as 134 stock cars showed up for the first event of NASCAR's Weekly Racing Series season. Greg Vogt of Goleta, driving a Ford Taurus, won the Home Depot 100 for super late model cars which was shortened to 75 laps because of a number of accidents during earlier races.
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April 8, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Temperatures hit the 80s and 90s across Southern California on Tuesday as high pressure brought summer-like weather to the region, but a cool down was expected to begin during the next several days, according to forecasters. A record high for the day of 92 degrees was set at Long Beach Airport. That topped by three degrees a record set in 1968, according to the National Weather Service. San Diego reached 87 degrees, breaking a daily record of 82 degres set in 1885, the Weather Service said.
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SPORTS
September 11, 2001
Brian Kaufman attempted a national prep-record 83 passes Friday night for Maplewood (Minn.) Hill-Murray High, completing 34 in the Pioneers' 53-41 loss to visiting Minnetonka. Kaufman, who had a state-record 555 yards passing, also ran for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass. Kaufman, a senior, attempted 73 passes the week before in Hill-Murray's season-opening loss to Waseca.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. - On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Everywhere he looks: ice and people. Months ago, many warned him not to invest in a place where fair-weather tourists flee in the fall and the big lake's waters turn cold and storm-tossed, forcing the 100 or so hardy full-time residents of Cornucopia to hibernate for the winter. He'd be out of business by March, they said.
SPORTS
January 31, 2000
Records set or tied in the 2000 Super Bowl: INDIVIDUAL RECORDS SET * Most Rushing Yards, quarterback--64, Steve McNair, Tennessee. * Most passing yards--414, Kurt Warner, St. Louis. * Most receptions, rookie--7, Torry Holt, St. Louis. * Most receiving yards, rookie--109, Torry Holt, St. Louis. * Oldest head coach to win Super Bowl--63, Dick Vermeil, St. Louis. * Oldest player in Super Bowl--40, Mike Horan, St. Louis.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
If the fishermen who triumphantly hoisted the corpse of a massive mako shark expected to find those onshore applauding their achievement , they picked the wrong town. The initial news coverage of the Texas men who hauled in a half-ton shark from the waters off Southern California on Monday certainly didn't reflect the reader reaction. Whereas broadcasters expressed awe at the potentially record-setting feat of reeling in a 1,300-pound shark, letter writers were apoplectic -- even more so than Times editorial writer Karin Klein's piece on Tuesday, which called the mako's death not a "colossal achievement but a colossal waste.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Record high temperatures were reached across Southern California on Monday as the region baked in summer-like weather. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank topped out at 103 degrees, breaking a 100-degree record for the day that had stood since 1976, the National Weather Service said. Lancaster recorded 98, topping by one degree the record set in 1996. In Ventura County, Camarillo recorded a high of 86. That broke an 83-degree record set in 1996, according to the Weather Service. In the Inland Empire, Lake Elsinore hit 105, breaking a record of 104 that had stood since 1927, the Weather Service said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A break in the heat is coming -- just not yet. As a high-pressure system remains settled over Southern California, residents should expect another day of record-setting high temperatures on Monday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno, "Today is going to be very close to yesterday," when record-high temperatures baked Burbank and Lancaster, among other cities, Bruno said. Burbank's record of 103 degrees and Woodland Hills' 104-degree record could both be topped Monday, forecasters said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Got 10 days around New Year's with nothing to do? Hop on a flight to Japan to catch up on "NCIS" and be a part of history while you're at it. In an attempt to land in the Guinness World Record books for "longest uninterrupted transmission of a TV series," Fox Japan, part of Fox International Channels, has announced plans to air 234 episodes of the long-running CBS series "NCIS. " The police procedural starring Mark Harmon is currently airing its 11th season in the United States, but the marathon in Japan will only cover seasons 1-10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2002 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Temperatures broke records throughout the Los Angeles area Thursday. Even in areas that didn't see record highs, temperatures reached about 10 degrees above normal, according to meteorologist Jeremy Nelson of Weather Cental Inc. "When you're talking about 10 degrees off the norm, you're talking about stuff that doesn't happen often in any season," Nelson said. In downtown Los Angeles, temperatures reached 88 degrees, breaking a Feb. 21 record of 86 set in 1982, according to Weather Central.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers' total dismantling of the woebegone Lakers on Thursday elicited all sorts of responses about the talent on this Clippers team. Just listen to what basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley had to say about who are the best teams in the West. "The two best teams in the Western Conference are the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder…in that order," Barkley said Thursday night during the telecast of the Clippers-Lakers game. Indeed, the Clippers are playing their best basketball of the season, producing a season-best six-game winning streak.
SPORTS
February 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
One might think that after setting nearly every record in NHRA funny car drag racing, 64-year-old John Force would have nothing left to prove. But Force, who won a record 16th funny car title last year, believes he has everything to prove. That's because the four-driver team he owns is losing two major sponsors and their millions of dollars in support after this season. So Force, who's been flying around the country trying to recruit replacement sponsors, made the best sales pitch he knows: keep winning at the dragstrip.
SPORTS
January 25, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Luis Suarez says he is a changed man. Whether that change is for better or worse he didn't specify. But when you spend the whole of training camp petulantly demanding a trade and are forced to sit out the first five games of the regular season because you bit an opponent, there's really only one way to go. "The last few months were a little difficult for me," the mercurial Liverpool striker said on the team's website earlier this month....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
With summer-like temperatures and gusty winds forecast, a red-flag warning is in effect for much of Southern California through Wednesday. Building high pressure is expected to create an "extended moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event" across Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Wednesday afternoon, with potential gusts of over 60 mph in the mountains and up to 50 mph in the valleys, according to the National Weather Service. The high winds and low humidity, along with built-up stores of dry fuel and a lack of rain, prompted the weather service to issue the red-flag warning -- meaning critical fire conditions -- for all of Ventura County and most of Los Angeles County.
SPORTS
December 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein
LAS VEGAS -- Quarterback Cody Kessler was selected most valuable player after completing 22 of 30 passes for 344 yards and a Las Vegas Bowl-record four touchdowns in a 45-20 victory over Fresno State on Saturday. Kessler had one pass intercepted, and it was returned for a touchdown. BOWL TIMELINE: Matchups, schedule and picks "It was a great game today and it was 100% due to the offensive line," Kessler said, adding, "It is due to them and our receivers, who are freak athletes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Got 10 days around New Year's with nothing to do? Hop on a flight to Japan to catch up on "NCIS" and be a part of history while you're at it. In an attempt to land in the Guinness World Record books for "longest uninterrupted transmission of a TV series," Fox Japan, part of Fox International Channels, has announced plans to air 234 episodes of the long-running CBS series "NCIS. " The police procedural starring Mark Harmon is currently airing its 11th season in the United States, but the marathon in Japan will only cover seasons 1-10.
SPORTS
February 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
SEATTLE -- Allen Iverson had 31 points on 13-for-18 shooting, and the Denver Nuggets were nearly flawless on offense, scoring the most points in the NBA this season in a 138-96 rout of the Seattle SuperSonics on Wednesday night. The Nuggets ended a three-game losing streak, shooting 67% (59 of 88) -- the best in franchise history. The previous best was nearly 30 years ago, when the Nuggets shot 66.7% against New Jersey in 1978. Denver also bettered the 66.
SPORTS
August 24, 1999 | LON EUBANKS
Chin-Feng Chen is within range of becoming the first player to hit at least 30 home runs and steal at least 30 bases in the same season in the California League. The San Bernardino left fielder already has stolen 30 bases, and has 26 home runs through Sunday. Only five minor league players have reached the double milestone in the last decade. Chen, a native of Taiwan, is batting .319 with 112 runs batted in. His RBI total is a club record and leads the league.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2013 | By Jenny Deam
BOULDER, Colo. - Unrelenting rain that swamped this city and much of the state's heavily populated corridor from Wyoming to New Mexico shattered records Thursday as officials warned the storms weren't over. In Boulder, 7.21 inches of rain fell in just more than 15 hours, from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said. That was 50% more than the previous record set in 1919 - 4.8 inches within 24 hours. Heavy rain was forecast for Boulder and Larimer counties Thursday night, and even more was predicted for Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
After losing ground as recently as two years ago, the number of women working in key behind-the-scenes jobs on prime-time broadcast network programs reached what is thought to be record highs in the 2012-13 season, a new study reports. "Women comprised 28% of all individuals working as creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and directors of photography," according to the report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
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