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November 4, 2012
Re "Act of God or act of man?," Editorial, Nov. 1 You blame both God and man for super storm Sandy. I agree. However, the cost of dealing with the human side of the equation is not as high as the oil, coal and natural gas industries would have us believe. A revenue-neutral carbon tax, best known as fee-and-dividend, is the right step toward solving the problem. By placing a steadily rising fee on carbon-based fuels and returning the revenue to the public, we will send a signal to the marketplace that motivates the private sector to invest in clean energy.
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April 3, 2014
Sandy Grossman, 78, a television sports director who oversaw broadcasts of a record 10 Super Bowls and introduced several innovations to TV sports coverage, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., according to his son Dean. Grossman won eight Emmys for his work in a career that spanned more than four decades. From early on, he sought to not just cover the action, but also humanize sports matches by concentrating on individuals. "A good football broadcast should be like a good novel," Grossman said in a 1980 Los Angeles Times interview.
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NEWS
November 2, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Watching super storm Sandy ravage New York and New Jersey made two things abundantly clear. It's time to stop double-guessing climate scientists, and it's time to start focusing on building a modern-day infrastructure to accommodate our climate-changed reality . Of all the horror stories that played out in Sandy's path of destruction, one of the most shocking was the meltdown of two Manhattan hospitals -- New York University Langone Medical...
NATIONAL
April 2, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Some residents of Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were gunned down at an elementary school in December 2012, want the shooter's family home demolished and replaced by a park, according to a survey. The survey by the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation of about 1,600 residents found that the trauma of the tragedy remained a costly and complex condition to resolve for survivors, hundreds of first responders and the families of those killed by Adam Lanza.
OPINION
November 10, 2012
Re “ Sandy may fuel warming debate ,” Nov. 5 The article's authors did a good job of describing the political implications of storms past and those likely to be visited upon the world in the near future. However, whether the question is sea-level or ocean temperature rise, ocean acidification, record minimum sea ice coverage, drought, prolonged heat waves or spreading tropical diseases, we must submit the case for action to a Congress apparently more interested in listening to its sponsors than to scientists.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR and five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, along with Johnson's team and one of his main sponsors, are helping send relief to victims of super storm Sandy. Johnson, who's racing for a sixth title this season, felt the impact of Sandy first-hand because the lower floors of his New York apartment were flooded and the building remained closed. "So it's impacted us in a small way, to many others in a much greater capacity," Johnson told reporters Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Sunday's next Sprint Cup race.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- The "W" in the 10-foot-tall sign on the building has burned out, but inside the cavernous Lowe's hardware store here, a massive generator keeps the aisles lit brighter than daylight. The parking lot is full as customers from the hard-hit shores of Long Island to the north and south come to buy tools and materials to patch roofs, drain waterlogged basements and find ways to banish the dark. The store has sold its full inventory of some 700 generators in the last two days and managers are hoping another shipment will come in soon.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Heidi Klum has postponed what would have been her first post-breakup Halloween party. The "Project Runway" host, known for her elaborate costume parties (and appropriately elaborate costumes) shut down the festivities in the wake of super storm Sandy, which has killed at least 38 and essentially closed New York City for business. "Hope you & your loved ones are safe after the storm. Canceling my Halloween party...postponing to a haunted Christmas," she wrote Tuesday on Twitter, posting a picture of herself on a deserted and damp NYC street.  Klum, who last year showed up without her skin for a shindig in Las Vegas and as one of a couple of monkeys in New York City for the official fete days later, had planned to don a Cleopatra costume for this year's bash.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
In the final throes of a bitter presidential campaign, President Obama on Thursday morning said that a nonpartisan America had risen to deal with super storm Sandy and offered it as a template for the next four years. Speaking to a crowd in Green Bay, Wis., Obama praised the “leaders of different parties working to fix what's broken.” “There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm,” Obama said. “There are just fellow Americans.” The words marked Obama's return to the campaign trail after a three-day hiatus in which he appeared in public only to talk about the storm and the federal government's efforts to work with state and local government to prepare and respond.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel
There seemed to be two Lower Manhattans on Monday. Some hard-hit businesses closed while crews drained and gutted their interiors, and others were up and running with little visible damage. Some people in residential high-rises had power restored and never had to evacuate. Others -- even across the street from functional buildings -- were emptied of their inhabitants after flooding ruined electrical, heating and water systems. Eugene Song, who lives in one residential building at on Water Street along Manhattan's southeastern tip, said power came back early Monday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2014 | By John Horn
NEW YORK - It was easy to get lost on Darren Aronofsky's ark. Inside a converted Brooklyn armory in late 2012, Aronofsky was shooting "Noah" on a massive vessel that matched the biblical dimensions of the boat, its rough beams lashed together and the hull sealed with pitch. In every corner of the three-story structure rested packs of ersatz animals - insects on one level, snakes and turtles in another corner and, around the bend, lions quite literally lying with lambs. "Animals are fragile.
NATIONAL
March 12, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
POMONA, N.J. - His state wrecked and reeling from Superstorm Sandy, Chris Christie made himself the face of New Jersey's comeback effort with a take-charge tour de force that became a cornerstone of an expected run for president. But the made-for-campaign-ads story of resurrection is now riddled with failures: poor performance by contractors, accusations of insider deals and increasing frustration from homeowners still waiting for recovery funds. In the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge scandal, Gov. Christie and top members of his administration also face questions about whether he and his aides used disaster relief funds to reward friends and punish enemies.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Sandy Koufax was struck in the head by a line drive Friday morning, but walked out of the Dodgers' spring-training complex a few hours later with a smile on his face. "I'm fine," Koufax said. The Hall of Famer was watching rookie right-hander Ross Stripling warm up in the bullpen at one of the practice fields when he was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Andre Ethier . "I never saw it," Koufax said. "It's one that has your name on it in the morning. " Koufax, 78, is in the camp as a special instructor.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - A few hours after he was struck in the head by a line drive, Sandy Koufax walked out of the Dodgers spring-training complex Friday afternoon with a smile on his face. “I'm fine,” he said. Koufax said he underwent a CT scan to rule out internal bleeding. The Hall of Famer joked that he might return the next day wearing the new protective cap for pitchers. Andre Ethier was relieved Koufax wasn't seriously injured. Ethier batted the ball that hit Koufax. “Your heart kind of leaps out of your body right there for a second,” Ethier said.
NEWS
February 20, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - Perhaps borrowing a bit of stagecraft from his idol,  Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Chris Christie let a 3-year-old girl ask the last question at a town hall meeting Thursday. “Our house is still broken,” said Nicole Brier, one of the many in the packed VFW Hall here whose home was damaged in Superstorm Sandy - and who are still waiting, with increasing anger, for state aid to come through. “I understand your frustration,” Christie said. “I feel it myself.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Sandy Koufax pitched in an era when major league baseball players didn't flip their bats or admire their home runs. You know, the types of things Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig did last season as a rookie that infuriated some opponents. Koufax, 78, who is in his second year as a special advisor to team owner Mark Walter, was visiting the Dodgers' spring-training complex Monday when he was asked about Puig's theatrics. "If the showmanship doesn't involve bad decisions, yeah, it's fine," he said.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
Here's a little something for North Carolina lawmakers to chew on: $50 billion. That's the new estimate of how much damage super storm Sandy caused to the East Coast. And as an L.A. Times editorial outlined Thursday, Sandy may well be a precursor to many such events, exacerbated by climate change. THEN AND NOW: Devastation from super storm Sandy But North Carolina doesn't really have to worry on that front, because last summer its Legislature passed -- and its governor allowed to become law -- a bill that in essence denies climate change.  The bill was prompted by a report from a state commission that predicted a 39-inch rise in sea levels over the next 100 years.  Which was actually the middle range, not a worst-case scenario; not that that mollified horrified developers.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surveyed the widespread damage Tuesday from the massive storm known as Sandy, 42-year-old Walter Patrickis of Belmar told him, “Governor, I lost everything.” Christie was in Belmar, a beach community in northern New Jersey, as part of a 4 1/2 hour helicopter tour of the state's coast, with the Associated Press providing coverage for all media. From the air, Sandy's punishment was clear. It was what Christie imagined last year when Hurricane Irene was bearing down on the coast and he famously told residents, "Get the hell off the beach.” STATE BY STATE: Snow piles up, beaches wash away Sandy has apparently trumped Irene.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2014 | By David Zucchino
The captain went down with his ship. The body of Capt. Robin Walbridge, a stubborn and profane seaman who often said he feared no storm, was never found after the tall ship Bounty sank in the Atlantic Ocean after being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. The ship's sinking can now be laid at the feet of its dead captain. It was largely Walbridge's fault that the ship was destroyed by the storm 110 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Your browser does not support iframes. Like it's not cool enough to be a young Dodgers pitching star and win a second Cy Young Award in three years, how about being presented the award by Sandy Koufax? Kershaw was given his second National League Cy Young award over the weekend in New York, and there to present it was none other than Koufax. When the Dodgers' greatest left-hander spoke about the current one, Koufax wanted to make it clear that Kershaw was not his special project.
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