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September 26, 1987
I have a budget-cutting suggestion for the Angels. Instead of having Gene Mauch manage in 1988, replace him with a personal computer. Program it with predictable Mauchian "percentage moves," feed it every statistic imaginable, and make it capable of producing 162 different lineups. Who'd notice the difference? The savings in salary, uniforms, and per diem alone might inspire Mike Port to give Wally Joyner a cost-of-living raise next year, or Port could use the money toward the signing of a free agent (whom the computer could then platoon)
April 27, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DALLAS - Goaltender Jonas Hiller tried to make the best of the bad situation he had helped create through his shaky play in the last weeks of the regular season, but there were times uncertainty overtook him and despair crept in. He lost his starting job to rookie Frederik Andersen and for a while appeared to have dropped to third on the depth chart behind another rookie, John Gibson. He was the Ducks' forgotten man, left by the wayside as the Ducks forged to the top of the Western Conference and designated Andersen their playoff starter against the Dallas Stars.
October 28, 1995
Remember Dodger players saying they didn't want former replacement player Mike Busch to share their World Series money? Well, the Big Dodger in the Sky sure solved that problem for them. DICK PRESTON Yucaipa
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees - the largest-ever margin of victory for the Angels in Yankee Stadium - made sure of that. The Angels crushed four home runs - a two-run shot to center field by Ian Stewart, a solo shot to left by Albert Pujols, a three-run shot to right-center by Erick Aybar and a solo shot to left by Collin Cowgill - to increase their major league-leading total to 35. With five more games this month, the Angels have broken the franchise record of 34 homers in April, set in 2000.
September 12, 2008 | Susan King
Radio station KGIL-AM (1260) on Monday is replacing veteran talk-show host Michael Jackson with Laura Ingraham. Ingraham will be heard on KGIL weekdays from 6-9 a.m. The British-born Jackson began on L.A. airwaves in 1963 and was heard on KABC-AM (790) for three decades. He came out of retirement last October after five years to take the gig on KGIL. The conservative Ingraham, the most listened-to woman in political talk radio, is currently heard in 23 of the top 25 metropolitan markets.
February 5, 2010 | By Ronald D. White
The Port of Long Beach moved forward Thursday with its plan to replace the deteriorating Gerald Desmond Bridge, releasing a draft of its revised environmental impact report on the proposed project. Port officials say the current bridge -- which was built in 1968 and crosses a key shipping channel in Long Beach -- is too low to the water, rendering that part of the Cerritos Channel impassable to the world's biggest cargo ships, which can hold more than 14,000 containers. The bridge's other main problem, port officials say, is that it wasn't built to carry the traffic it does now, adding stress to the structure.
September 1, 2001
Hey, all you NFL referees! Gather round and repeat after me: Richie Phillips ... Richie Phillips ... Richie Phillips! There. Now, if that little hint isn't enough, let me cut to the chase. No one comes to see you toss your hankies, so you don't have much leverage. Take that 50% raise and run with it before you find out just how replaceable you all are. Eric Monson Temecula
September 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Federal officials are giving Southwest Airlines Co. until Dec. 24 to replace unapproved parts on about 50 airplanes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that the parts did not prevent safe operation of the planes. The jets' manufacturer, Boeing Co., had reached the same conclusion. The FAA will let Southwest fly the planes as long as they are inspected every seven days and the unapproved wing part is replaced by Christmas Eve. The planes make up about 10% of Southwest's fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.
June 29, 1995
Replace Congress and allow the lobbyists to pass laws. Eliminate the middle persons. RUDY TREITLER Bellflower
June 5, 1989
Bob Harlan, the Green Bay Packers' executive vice president of administration, is expected to replace Robert Parins as president when stockholders meet today.
April 23, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim
TEHRAN - Iran replaced its top prison administrator Wednesday after public protests alleging excessive violence against inmates at a prison that holds inmates detained for political crimes. The semiofficial Fars News Agency reported that Gholam Hosein Esmaeli was removed from his position as director of the nation's penal system and appointed as head of an appeals court  branch in Tehran. Esmaeli told local media that the change was a promotion and was in no way related to last week's disturbances at the capital's Evin Prison.
April 23, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a long term plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the county's jail system in a report released Wednesday. Concerned about deteriorating facilities and poor living conditions for inmates with mental health issues, county supervisors want the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles torn down and replaced. Officials are also contemplating creating a new 1,600-bed women's jail at the now-vacant Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, to replace the overcrowded women's jail in Lynwood.
April 22, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Live streaming video by Ustream The spacewalk tools have been laid out. The Quest airlock has been set up. There's a spacewalk coming, and you can watch it live right here. Early Wednesday morning NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson will don their spacesuits for a 2 1/2 -hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Barring any surprises, NASA's live coverage of the event will begin at 5:30 a.m. PDT. The spacewalk itself is scheduled to start at 6:20 a.m.  The spacewalk was ordered this month to replace a computer on the space station's exterior that failed during a routine check.
April 19, 2014 | By Todd Martens
"We're the world's greatest Replacements cover band," Paul Westerberg cracked as his band took the stage Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He may have been joking, but there was more than a little truth to his remark, in part because Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong would arrive a few songs later and take over vocal duties.  On the first day of the second weekend of the desert festival, a number of the marquee acts were seeking to recapture the magic of days gone by, including headliners Outkast.
April 18, 2014 | By Todd Martens
And on this week's episode of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ... As attendees happily filed into the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Friday for the second and final weekend of the Goldenvoice-promoted Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, there were a few cliff-hangers left over from last weekend. Among them: Will Pharrell Williams bring out another all-star parade of guest stars? Will every artist on Saturday be in a significantly better mood without the threat of a dust storm?
April 15, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Centinela school district officials Tuesday appointed a veteran administrator as interim leader, pending an investigation of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year. Fernandez was placed on paid leave last week. For now, the Centinela Valley Union High School District will be managed by Bob Cox, who had been serving as the assistant superintendent for human resources. The board announced its action after meeting nearly three hours in closed session. Fernandez's earnings last year to manage a school system of 6,600 students spread across three high schools and two small alternative programs surpassed the compensation of those leading the nation's three largest school systems.
March 7, 1987
They said no one could replace Wilt. Wrong! We have the most prolific scorer in basketball history. They said no one could replace Jerry West. Wrong! We go the Magic man. They said no one could replace Elgin Baylor. Wrong! We got James Worthy and his tomahawk dunk. They say no one can replace Chick. Right! We L.A. fans are spoiled by Chick Hearn and Vin Scully. For all the fans that have been put in the popcorn machine, or had the mustard come off their hot dog, thank you, Chick, and congratulations on 2,000 games.
July 13, 2004
"I deserve to be there. They should do something and come up with a better rule." Carlos Beltran, Houston Astro center fielder, on being named to replace Ken Griffey Jr. in the All-Star game
April 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After the success of "The Social Network," David Fincher's drama about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook, the director emerged as the front-runner to bring the story of another tech giant to the big screen: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Now the Hollywood Reporter says Sony Pictures is looking to replace Fincher at the helm of its highly anticipated Jobs biopic, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" with a script by "Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin.
April 14, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
At the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters, a winding hallway leads to an unexpected oasis. Surrounded by trees, with a built-in grill and tables, the patio is an ideal place for a barbecue. Until recently, though, only a select few enjoyed it, smoking cigars and fashioning it into their own private hangout. In his first week as interim sheriff, John Scott announced that the cigar patio, as it was called, would be open to all employees. A contest would be held to choose a new name and smoking would no longer be allowed.
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