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NEWS
February 9, 2006 | From Associated Press
CBS' "The Young and the Restless" earned a leading 18 Daytime Emmy nominations on Wednesday, including best soap opera, although no one from its cast was nominated in the lead acting categories. Ellen DeGeneres, whose hit daytime series won best talk show for the last two years and who also was named best talk show host last year, has a chance to repeat in both categories. Her show earned 11 nominations overall. After many years of being held in New York, the Daytime Emmys are moving west.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2001 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Los Angeles' own Xzibit makes a big jump on the Southern California album sales chart, leapfrogging three Florida acts (Limp Bizkit, Backstreet Boys and Creed) to move into the No. 3 spot, trailing only the Fab Four and Long Beach rhymer Snoop Dogg. On the singles chart, Moby's version of "South Side," featuring Gwen Stefani from No Doubt, heads north to No. 5.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2001 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly were superstars of rock's first wave, but none of them expressed the innocence and desire of adolescence any more soulfully than Dion DiMucci. You heard traces of his smooth intimacy in the doo-wop exuberance of 1958's "I Wonder Why," the first of his seven Top-40 hits with the Belmonts on Laurie Records. You heard even more of his seductive style in the lonely strains of "A Teenager in Love," another hit with the Belmonts.
SPORTS
July 20, 2002
It's heartwarming to hear that this year's Dodger squad loves and respects one another so much, but it's also mighty hard to picture them making the postseason without some serious upgrades to the bench and the bullpen. Jeff Reboulet, Chad Kreuter, Dave Hansen and Hiram Bocachica are not exactly names that strike fear in opposing pitchers, and opposing batters practically high-five one another with glee whenever Jim Tracy calls Terry Mulholland, Paul Quantrill or Guillermo Mota to the mound.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1995 | Steve Hochman
Is there any appropriate way to mark the one-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's suicide? With April 8--the date that Cobain's body was found in his Seattle home--rapidly approaching, the issue is a dilemma for the city's rock community. "We're still mulling it over," says Marco Collins, music director for radio station KNDD-FM ("The End"), which co-sponsored a public vigil at the Seattle Center two days after Cobain's body was discovered.
SPORTS
December 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
Quarterback Kurt Warner plans to leave the New York Giants after this season rather than remain a backup to Eli Manning. "I am not going to be content being a backup, that's just the bottom line," Warner, a two-time league most valuable player, said Wednesday. "I loved my year here, but I am not content being a backup. I think I showed people and did things here and won games and that I have proven I can play and start in this league." Warner, 33, said the Giants know how he feels.
SPORTS
February 3, 1985 | Associated Press
This was to have been a team that could challenge the Los Angeles Lakers for supremacy in the West. Fans of the Portland Trail Blazers were even talking about a National Basketball Assn. title again. Instead, at least for now, this is a team that could have a hard time making the playoffs. The fans who perennially pack Memorial Coliseum to support the team are growing restless. They remember, with some regret, the off-season decisions that brought Kiki Vandeweghe and Sam Bowie to Portland.
BUSINESS
November 19, 1993 | ALAN CITRON and JAMES BATES
When Peter Guber recently purchased a multimillion-dollar co-op apartment overlooking Manhattan's Central Park, rumors surfaced that the Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman was going corporate. Guber is personally close to Sony Corp. of America President Michael P. Schulhof and has occasionally lobbied for more responsibility after four years of running Sony's movie and TV operations.
HOME & GARDEN
August 4, 1990 | VALERIE ORLEANS, Valerie Orleans is a writer based in Anaheim Hills
Erik Madsen of North Tustin has a "Jack and the Beanstalk" story with a twist. The only difference between Madsen and Jack is that the hero of the fairy tale threw beans out his window. All Madsen did was clear a hillside of brush. "For many years, I'd let one slope in our yard get kind of overgrown," Madsen admitted. "There were geraniums that had been growing there for years and a lot of branches and leaves as well. I also threw cut grass there.
OPINION
January 18, 1987 | Peter Bridges, Peter Bridges was formerly director of Eastern European affairs in the State Department
There was a time after the Treaty of Verdun, a time that lasted for about 1,100 years, when major European wars tended to be fought for pieces of an impossibly long and narrow kingdom--the Low Countries and parts of Germany, France and Italy--awarded to Lothair I in 843. Inside today's Europe, the zone of contest and confrontation lies farther east, in the group of countries that fell under Stalin's dominance after 1945.
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