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October 7, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama mocked Mitt Romney on Sunday night for shifting his positions in the first nationally televised debate, saying his foe is not offering “change,” but a “relapse” to failed GOP policies. But Obama also acknowledged the poor reviews of his own showing. As he took the stage at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles after a star-studded “30 Days to Victory” concert, the president praised the performers who entertained a crowd of 6,000, with a  nod to the “old-school” Earth Wind and Fire, and the “new-school” Katy Perry.
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BUSINESS
February 7, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Every person has their price, and for a 14-year-old Boston girl, her price to quit Facebook is $200. Paul Baier and his daughter entered into a contract he posted on his blog this week that will earn the daughter $200 if she can stay off of the 1-billion member social network for five months. The story of Baier and his daughter's unusual "Facebook Deactivation Agreement" has gone viral, but such a pact isn't new and for most people not necessary.  In fact, most adult users have tried without financial incentives.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Having a conversation with Rob Roberge is like participating in a discourse about, well, everything: Tim O'Brien's “The Things They Carried,” the art of celestial writing and the invention of the Big Dipper, why the Modern Lovers' “Roadrunner” is the best two-chord song in the world. It's one of the reasons I've always liked him; we've known each other for 15 years or so, have taught and published together, and I enjoy listening to him talk. He's sharp and funny, often lacerating and deeply self-reflective, qualities that also describe his third novel, “The Cost of Living” (Other Voices: 294 pp. $16 paper)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
On Monday morning, Bree Walker opened the door of her home in Venice and ushered me in. Her very blond, slightly messy hair was tumbling out of a bun on top of her head. Her face was bare, as were her feet. She wore a loose-fitting pair of polka dot drawstring pajama bottoms and a purple sweatshirt over a blue satin shirt. Very Westside hot mom. She seemed to have a tattoo on her extremely taut lower abdomen, which was peeking from her shirt. Her gait was slightly unsteady. “I am nervous about coverage these days,” said Walker, a high-profile television news anchor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1994 who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
NEWS
March 5, 1989
Your article referred only to women who have relapses although the title of the article used the word those. Do only women have relapses? How about equal time for men? LUCILLE MARTIN Alhambra
SPORTS
December 18, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Pittsburgh Penguin owner-captain Mario Lemieux had a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat during a game Friday and didn't travel to Buffalo for Saturday's game against the Sabres. Lemieux, 40, was hospitalized Dec. 7 and diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a fluttering of the heartbeat that was causing his heart to dramatically speed up at times. The condition can be treated with medication and is not expected to affect his career.
SPORTS
November 9, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
Cleveland Gary let his fingers do the talking Sunday afternoon. If this was bad news to the media mob that assembled around Gary's locker stall, only to find no clothes, no towels, no equipment bag and no Gary--hence, no comment--consider what it meant to Chuck Knox. Knox, head coach of a still-wobbly Ram football team, has entrusted his ground offense this year to a recovering fumblaholic. Not by design, mind you; call it a case of mutual desperation.
SPORTS
April 29, 1985 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Alan Wiggins has suffered a drug relapse, according to one of his lawyers, Edgar Paul Boyko. Wiggins, the Padres' starting second baseman, checked in to an unnamed drug rehabilitation center on Saturday after mysteriously disappearing for two days. And it was at that time that another of Wiggins' lawyers, Roy Bell, said Wiggins "may well be stressed out" and that it wasn't clear whether his disappearance could be linked to drug use.
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