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December 10, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Andrew Bynum still has pain in his left knee that has kept him from making his debut with the Philadelphia 76ers. Bynum is in pain when he walks or attempts even light physical activity, except for swimming. He had been recovering from a bone bruise in his right knee and injured his left knee while bowling last month. The 7-foot center will have his knees examined again Dec. 20 and did not know whether he would need an MRI exam. "Worst-case scenario, it's another month," he said Monday night.
April 23, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
State senators and their aides spent Wednesday discussing ethics, but it wasn't all dry reading from handbooks. Ethics experts came up with several “hypotheticals for discussion.” They include: "Senator publishes Top 10 items on his personal bucket list on Facebook.  Lobbyist Employer's government affairs representative who is a FB friend of the Senator sees the Facebook posting and posts the following FB message, 'We can help you achieve...
November 21, 1992
We are all too familiar with the following scenario: The irate parent is upset at the bratty little kid, all the time screaming, "If you don't behave: I'm going to wring your neck! One, two . . . " Of course we know that the irate parent never gets to three. And we also know that the kid continues to misbehave. Applying the above scenario to baseball, the baseball gods would be screaming: "Steve Howe, if you don't start behaving, we're going to have to do something! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven . . " What a horrible message to be sending to our younger players.
February 27, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
As the Hawaii Legislature weighs bills that would make sweeping changes to the state's Obamacare program, the interim director of Hawaii's healthcare exchange on Wednesday laid out a grim financial picture facing the agency. With anemic enrollment by individuals and little interest among small-business employers, the state's nonprofit exchange -- known as the Hawaii Health Connector -- is unlikely to have enough money to pay its bills , even under the best of circumstances, when federal grant money dries up in 2015.
August 1, 1989
Your headline and lead article on July 23 were not only in bad taste but disgusting, revolting and repulsive; a blow to the hearts and minds of all people who want peace. Sure, we want all the news, but not the worst-scene scenario highlighted on the Sunday front page when so many positive things are going on in the world. EUGENE DECHENE Los Angeles
April 7, 1990
Jim Murray is off the deep end again. I do not completely agree with the way Eric Dickerson handled his salary complaint against the Rams, but everyone knows that he was underpaid. If you want to knock Dickerson, go right ahead, but don't use the quarterback scenario to criticize him. Super Bowls are won the same way all other team sports are won--with team efforts, not quarterbacks. LISBON C. MCCARTHY, Oxnard
September 4, 2004
First the Coliseum, then Pasadena, Carson and now Anaheim. The NFL's scheme is pretty obvious, if you follow the sports-page headlines. One of these cities should offer to build a new stadium in exchange for an expansion team with Green Bay-style ownership. Why not? It is the one scenario in which everyone wins; the Packers are a perennial postseason participant, the franchise is prosperous and the Green Bay community is spared the ordeal accompanying the threat of relocation every decade or so. Steve Varalyay Torrance
May 22, 2007
Re "Don't tell these guys torture's wrong," Opinion, May 18 Authorizing the use of torture in the "ticking bomb" scenario would not harm Western civilization. Our government routinely permits law enforcement officers to violate an individual's constitutional rights to serve justice. A law enforcement officer may arrest an individual, or seize an individual's property, in carefully limited circumstances without prior judicial approval upon the officer's determination of "probable cause."
October 8, 2006
Consultant Ray Maietta sees little problem with cellphones on passenger flights ("Up in the Air on Cellphones," Business Itinerary, Sept. 30). "People will work it out," he says. Sure they will: "Excuse me, could you keep your voice down?" (No response.) "Would you at least turn your ringer down so I can read my book?" "Shut up. I'm on the phone here!" "Who are you telling to shut up? You cellphone addicts make me sick! Stewardess, I want to move to another seat right now!"
June 14, 2012 | By David Horsey
If life were a movie, the president of the United States (probably played by Will Smith) would be leaping into action to save humankind from the calamity that a new scientific report says is about to befall the Earth.  A paper prepared by 22 international scientists and just published in the journal Nature warns that overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change have pushed the world toward a tipping point beyond which lie irreversible,...
February 1, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
SOCHI, Russia - Last April, when the pre-Olympic winter sports season ended, the optimist and pessimist weighed in about U.S. medal chances for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Back then, the optimist liked the U.S. to improve its record total of 37 medals, with nine gold, from the 2010 Winter Olympics. The glass-very-full view showed 52 medals, including 20 gold. The glass-nearly-drained view showed just 22 medals, with three gold. As the 2014 opening ceremony looms, it's time to revisit those predictions.
January 5, 2014 | By Sarah Dusseault
My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said. I am not, of course. My brother is 38 years old, but I will always think of him as he was in his early 20s, when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. His good looks landed him work as a model, and he was a math whiz. Today, he is still attractive and wickedly smart at times, but his skin is weathered from years of homelessness and he is missing half of a finger on his right hand from one of his "stays" in a county jail.
December 6, 2013 | By Daniel Markey
Pakistan's retiring army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, last week passed the baton of his nation's most powerful institution to Gen. Raheel Sharif. A fresh face at the helm of the Pakistani military undoubtedly raises American hopes for a less frustrating relationship, as the last six years of dealing with Kayani were anything but smooth. Realistically, however, Washington should keep its expectations firmly in check and at least one eye out for trouble. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (no relation to the new army chief)
November 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Michigan prosecutors were weighing Tuesday whether to charge a homeowner in the killing of a woman on his porch in a case that has raised comparisons to the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin last year. Renisha McBride, 19, was killed in Dearborn Heights on Nov. 2 when she sought help after a car accident, her family said. The results of an autopsy, released Monday, showed she died of a shotgun blast to the face. Maria Miller, a prosecutor's spokeswoman, said her office was awaiting material from the Dearborn Heights Police Department before deciding whether to charge the man, whose name has not been released.
October 31, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, "Last Vegas" is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better. The four stars of the thing, born between 1937 and 1947, are Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The set-up: Lifelong Flatbush-born pals reunite for the bachelor party of the Douglas character, a Malibu slicko marrying a much younger woman. Old grudges reignite; new hijinks (bikini-contest judging, fistfights with twerps one-third their age) ensue; a tax attorney turned Vegas lounge singer (?
October 14, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Win and they're in. Anything else and ... well, it's complicated. Heading into Tuesday's final match day of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for next summer's World Cup, Mexico faces a series of possible outcomes that could either send it on to Brazil or send it home until qualifying begins for the 2018 tournament. Here are the scenarios Mexico faces, from best to worst: • If El Tri beats Costa Rica by at least two goals and winless Jamaica beats Honduras, Mexico would move past Honduras into third place and join the U.S. and Costa Rica as one of CONCACAF's three automatic qualifiers for Brazil.
July 15, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
Just how could it have happened that those schlock-comic-racist-bogus Asian names got on the air, anyway? “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and pilot “Wi Tu Lo” are two of the names read on the air on Bay Area station KTVU and put up on the screen during a Friday newscast about the Asiana Airlines crash that killed three people. The Asian American Journalists Assn. president let the station know about the group's “outrage” over the “on-air blunder that made a mockery of the Asiana Airlines tragedy.” KTVU and the anchor have apologized profusely, and the station pointed out that it had done what it was supposed to do before airing the story: It called the National Transportation Safety Board to check the names.
August 16, 2012 | By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
It's hot out there. Hotter than it would be if instead of what I see outside my sliver of window --  roads, buildings -- there was grass and vegetation. Hotter, too, than it would be if the buildings were all covered with white paint, a la a Greek island. This is the “heat island effect,” and it happens because the materials used to make roads and structures absorb a lot more heat from the sun than does vegetation.  They slowly release that heat through the night, keeping everything not-so-nicely cooking.
October 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Asked about protégé Don Mattingly's uncertain future, former Dodgers manager Joe Torre explained Sunday why Mattingly might be concerned about his lame-duck status. As the New York Yankees manager in 2007, Torre found himself in a situation similar to Mattingly's. Torre's contract was about to expire and there was mounting speculation he wouldn't be back the following season. "Players have to answer a lot of questions and that's the tough part for a manager," Torre said.
August 3, 2013 | By Richard Simon
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. - Paul St. George worked 19 years as a firefighter, sometimes running into burning buildings for rescues. Once, he was injured when a wall fell on him. For his service, he counted on a promised $36,000-a-year pension. But in August 2011, this small city - with an $80-million unfunded pension, and retiree health benefit liability five times annual revenues - filed for bankruptcy. St. George's pension was slashed to $24,000. Pensions for other retired city workers also were drastically cut, even after retired firefighters and police officers pleaded, saying they had risked their lives for the city.
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