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SCIENCE
May 15, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Scientists have added two species of ape and monkey to the evolutionary tree, filling in a 10-million-year gap in the fossil record from a period when apes and Old World monkeys diverged. Fossil specimens of jaws and teeth, collected by Ohio University researchers in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania, date the primates to about 25.2 million years ago. Each was probably  evolving separately by then, according to the scientists, whose work was published in the journal Nature. Rukwapithecus fleaglei was identified as a hominoid predecessor to the modern ape or chimpanzee, and Nsungwepithecus gunnelli was believed to be an early cercopithecoid, or Old World monkey, similar to a baboon or macaque.
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SPORTS
July 13, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Maria Sharapova didn't take long in hiring a new coach, announcing on Saturday that Jimmy Connors will replace Thomas Hogstedt, who oversaw her training for the last three years and helped her return to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis. Connors, an eight-time champion of Grand Slam tournaments, worked with Sharapova before the 2008 Australian Open, which she won. He had coached Andy Roddick for two years before resigning in 2008. Sharapova announced on Friday that her and Hogstedt had agreed to a mutual parting of the ways.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2006 | Richard Cromelin
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan "Ballad of the Broken Seas" (V2) * * * THIS had the makings of the best Lee Hazlewood-Nancy Sinatra reincarnation since the Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid hitched his downer deadpan to Hope Sandoval's vocal reverie on "Sometimes Always" back in 1994.
SCIENCE
May 15, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Scientists have added two species of ape and monkey to the evolutionary tree, filling in a 10-million-year gap in the fossil record from a period when apes and Old World monkeys diverged. Fossil specimens of jaws and teeth, collected by Ohio University researchers in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania, date the primates to about 25.2 million years ago. Each was probably  evolving separately by then, according to the scientists, whose work was published in the journal Nature. Rukwapithecus fleaglei was identified as a hominoid predecessor to the modern ape or chimpanzee, and Nsungwepithecus gunnelli was believed to be an early cercopithecoid, or Old World monkey, similar to a baboon or macaque.
NEWS
December 10, 1987 | Associated Press
The Republican commissioners of Gwinnett County, which has a Jimmy Carter Boulevard, have decided to name a proposed highway the "Ronald Reagan Parkway." Commission Chairman Lillian Webb noted that the roads would not intersect in the county. "The twain shall never meet," she said.
NEWS
August 13, 1988 | JAN HOFMANN, Jan Hofmann is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
When Christa Shackleford of Seal Beach takes a vacation, she gets away from it all in a way most wives and mothers never dare. Often as not, she leaves her husband, William, and their three sons at home while she ventures off to explore the world. Some of their friends think it's a bit odd that the happily married Shacklefords kiss each other goodby at vacation time. But that doesn't bother the couple.
NEWS
September 16, 1987 | Compiled by Nikki Finke from staff reports
Even a papal visit can't always mend some political fences. Mayor Tom Bradley and Gov. George Deukmejian, two-time rivals for the top state job, were supposed to sit together at the official welcoming ceremony for John Paul inside St. Vibiana's Cathedral. Papal planner Father Terrance Fleming confirmed that the two had side-by-side seats reserved for them in the front row on the aisle. "Their names were taped on the pew," he noted.
NEWS
March 24, 1992 | SUSAN HOWLETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the most part, the Murrays are one of those inseparable couples. They live together, work together and even walk a few miles in unison at sunrise. But for an hour or so each day, there's a "legal separation" of sorts within the Murrays' relationship that they said adds to their happy marriage. Their secret: separate gyms. More couples are going their separate ways, leaving behind the co-ed gym scene and taking their bodies to exclusively male or female gyms.
NEWS
October 11, 1996 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a classic movement rally. The crowd chanted on cue. Well-known political figures trooped to the podium. Pleas for money and volunteers rang through the hall. The event Wednesday night in Los Angeles, staged by STOP Prop 209, epitomized the style of a group that has carved its own niche in the sprawling effort to defeat the November ballot initiative that would eliminate government affirmative action programs for women and minorities.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Fans of Sarah Palin will have to look a little harder to find their favorite vice-presidential-candidate-turned-media-personality on the airwaves in 2013. After three years as a highly paid contributor on the network, Palin has officially parted ways with Fox News.    The news was first reported Friday by the political website Real Clear Politics , and was later confirmed by the New York Times . A Fox News representative was not available for comment. It was not immediately clear whether the breakup was mutual.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
It's been a big day for Britney Spears. Not only did she confirm she was leaving "The X Factor" after only one season, she also announced she and Jason Trawick were breaking off their engagement after only one year. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends," Spears said in a statement released to People announcing the end of the engagement. Brit's rep told the mag the decision was mutual. Added Trawick, her onetime agent who'd popped the question back in December 2011: "I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever.
SCIENCE
October 9, 2012 | By Eryn Brown and Jon Bardin, Los Angeles Times
Two scientists who invented methods to observe and measure the behavior of tiny particles, a key step toward developing powerful quantum computers, were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday. Working independently, American David J. Wineland of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Serge Haroche of France developed ways to study individual particles of matter and light without destroying them, a feat that was previously thought to be impossible because quantum particles lose their special properties when anything interacts with them.
SPORTS
October 5, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Is that the end of Shane Victorino, Los Angeles Dodger? Logic says it is. Victorino will become a free agent at the end of the postseason. He expects to sign with a team to be an everyday outfielder. And the Dodgers' 2013 outfield appears set, with rehabbing Carl Crawford expected to join Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier next season in what could be one of baseball's best units, if not its most expensive ($387 million). Victorino, however, said he would like to come back to the Dodgers.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
As Paramount Pictures moves to create an in-house animation division, its longtime partner DreamWorks Animation will be looking for a new home. With the expiration of the studios' distribution agreement looming at the end of 2012, the relationship between the two companies has become increasingly strained over financial issues including how much DreamWorks would pay Paramount to release its films. On Wednesday, it became apparent that negotiations had broken down and that the companies would almost certainly be going their separate ways, ending a partnership that began in 2006 when Paramount acquired DreamWorks Animation's live-action sibling studio, DreamWorks SKG. To emphasize the schism, Paramount, owned by Viacom Inc., announced that it planned to start making its own slate of animated movies beginning in 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2010 | By Jessica Gelt >>>
While some of the world's top women golfers battle this weekend at the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, another competition of sorts will play out beside the sparkling pools of two of Palm Springs' hottest resorts, where rival night life promoters will be looking to claim supremacy in the popular and lucrative lesbian party scene surrounding the tournament. What began as a discreet gathering of lesbian golf fans for the Dinah Shore golf tournament has evolved over the last two decades into a multimillion-dollar extravaganza that attracts an estimated 20,000 female revelers, corporate sponsors, and top-name entertainment (Ke$ha will headline one party this year)
HOME & GARDEN
December 26, 2009 | By Sam Watters
Brinks must be stuffing its armored delivery trucks with Goldman Sachs' annual bonuses. The company's compensation and benefit pool for 2009 is expected to top $20 billion, an average of more than $600,000 for each of the 31,700 company employees whose jobs were saved a year ago by a taxpayer bailout. Among the questions raised by this bonanza: What will bankers do with the money? How to Spend It magazine, published by London's Financial Times, recommends traveling across India by private jet, powder skiing in wintery Japan and collecting priceless art. Donations to boutique charities are OK, but investing billions to benefit the public now in need is not on the list of 2010 spending tips.
OPINION
August 16, 2009 | Candice Reed and Candice Reed starts her new job in Chelan, Wash., in September. She is the co-author of "Thank You for Firing Me! How to Ride the Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job," which will be published in February.
Dear California, I've been thinking about this for a very long time, and I've come to the conclusion that we should go our separate ways. I thought I loved you and it would last forever, but I was so very wrong. I know that our relationship has lasted 50 years and that we should fight to stay together, but you've changed so much that, frankly, I don't know who you are anymore! When we first met I was young and rather naive, and I loved you unconditionally. I spent years running with abandon across your sandy beaches in the bright sunshine, playing in your beautiful parks and attending your top-rated schools, which were a national model for the other states.
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