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May 17, 2012 | By Brian Cronin
FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND : Did a Gatorade shower lead to the death of a Hall of Fame football coach? After leading the New York Giants to a victory in Super Bowl XLVI earlier this year, head coach Tom Coughlin earned himself his second post-Super Bowl Gatorade shower (in the Giants' Super Bowl XLII victory, it appeared to be water/melted ice while this time around it was purple Gatorade). While the Gatorade shower is a notable tradition for coaches who just won the big game (a tradition popularized by the New York Giants during the 1980s, although not one invented by the Giants, as I established in a Football Urban Legends Revealed here )
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March 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Light showers are expected to continue into Sunday, but the worst of a storm that brought heavy rain to Southern California has passed. As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the storm had dropped over 3 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, over 4 inches in Van Nuys and over 10 inches at Cogswell Dam in the Angeles National Forest, according to the National Weather Service . "We said it was going to be a strong storm, and it was. There was some very...
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June 9, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Keeping up with hygiene is a good idea, but watch your step. The bathroom is full of ways to hurt yourself — and a new report estimates that nearly a quarter of a million Americans age 15 or older can back that up. Bathing and showering appear to be particularly dangerous. Overall, about two-thirds of accidental injuries happen in the bathtub or shower — which makes sense, because each can become slippery. But many injuries involve the toilet: standing up, sitting down, or using it. (Yes, about 9% of the total injuries were from overexertion.)
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January 31, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The light showers that sprayed Southern California on Thursday night -- causing a burst of glee on social media -- likely won't return until Sunday, forecasters say. But even if the slight chance of rain pulls through, it won't be much, said meteorologist Curt Kaplan with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. "It looks like a fairly light event again, less than a quarter-inch," he said. While the rain may be hardly noticeable, the drop in temperatures will be. After a period of above-normal temperatures that at times reached into the low 80s, the weather system is ushering in a significant cool-down.
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May 8, 1986 | From Reuters
Israelis, facing the most serious drought in more than a decade, are being urged by the state water authority to shower with a friend. Authority spokesman Mordechai Yakobovitch said that shared showers and all other water saving measures should be adopted because of the third successive winter of low rainfall.
REAL ESTATE
May 21, 2000 | From Today's Homeowner
New plastic shower-curtain liners give off a strong, pungent odor that can last several days. To eliminate the smell in only one day, lay the liner outside in direct sunlight and turn it over every few hours.
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December 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Skywatchers who brave the cold this weekend will be rewarded with the best views of the Geminid meteor shower. The annual Geminids, named for the stellar constellation Gemini, will peak between 9 p.m. Friday and first light Saturday. Meteors are expected at a rate of 100 to 120 an hour. Some space experts say the best time to watch may be after the moon sets just before dawn on Saturday morning. "We'll have interference from moonlight in the sky this year," Robert Naeye, editor in chief of Sky & Telescope magazine said in a statement, "but the brighter meteors will shine through anyway.
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June 22, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Jurors in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse trial resumed their deliberations  on Friday after listening to testimony from one of the prosecution's star witnesses -- and a defense witness who told of slightly different details. The jury of seven women and five men entered the courtroom in Bellefonte, Pa., just before 9 a.m.  local time to start their second day of deliberations in the case against Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach. Jurors worked more than eight hours on Thursday.
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May 23, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
OK, class. Time for a pop quiz. Say you're top Hollywood filmmaker J.J. Abrams and you're taking heat for including a seemingly gratuitous shot of a scantily clad Alice Eve in your latest blockbuster, “Star Trek: Into the Darkness.” What do you do to silence your critics? The answer: You go on “Conan” and share a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch in the shower, that's what.  On Wednesday the director addressed the minor kerfuffle surrounding a scene in which Capt.
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April 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A sex offender parolee who cut off his ankle GPS device was found after he randomly walked into a man's house and made himself at home, police said Friday. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department took Gary Bakken's claim with a grain of salt last week, when he told authorities he thought the home he'd set up in belonged to a relative. Police say Bakken, 52, walked into an unlocked home in Highland about 6:45 a.m. Saturday and began settling in for an extended stay. Sheriff's department officials say Bakken arranged his personal belongings in a bedroom and even took a shower.
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January 29, 2014 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
First, federal regulators couldn't explain the possible health dangers posed by the mysterious coal-cleansing chemical that spilled into West Virginia's drinking water -- except that pregnant woman shouldn't drink it even after the water had been declared safe for everyone else. Then the chemical company responsible for the spill belatedly admitted a second, equally unpronounceable chemical containing ether also had been dumped into the water. Now comes this warning for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians: They may be inhaling formaldehyde while showering in the tainted water, which was declared safe for human consumption a week after the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River just north of downtown Charleston.
SCIENCE
January 3, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
The first meteor shower of 2014 peaks this week, and you can watch the show online, right here. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST and continuing through the night, the website Slooh.com will be streaming live video of the night sky from its telescopes in the Canary Islands and Arizona. The meteor shower, known as the Quadrantids, is a tricky one to catch. Although it can occasionally provide impressive displays of more than 100 meteors per hour, astronomers at EarthSky.org note that it has a very short peak time that lasts just a few hours.
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December 13, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
The Geminid meteor shower is peaking Friday night, and you won't want to miss it. It is one of the most prolific showers of the year -- and also one of the weirdest. Under perfect viewing conditions, skywatchers can hope to see 100 to 120 meteors per hour during the Geminid peak. Unfortunately, conditions are not perfect this year. The moon is getting close to full and its light wll block out some of the dimmer meteors.  But don't let that stop you from taking in the show. NASA says Geminid meteors are so bright that about half of them will still be visible even by the light of the moon.
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December 13, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Friday night, and you can watch the show live, right here. The live broadcast, brought to you courtesy of the website Slooh.com,  was slated to start at 2:30 p.m. PST, but there was some weather interference making it difficult for its Canary Island telescope to see anything at all. The site says it will switch to streaming live footage of the shower from a telescope in Chile at 4:30 p.m. PST. The Geminid...
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December 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Skywatchers who brave the cold this weekend will be rewarded with the best views of the Geminid meteor shower. The annual Geminids, named for the stellar constellation Gemini, will peak between 9 p.m. Friday and first light Saturday. Meteors are expected at a rate of 100 to 120 an hour. Some space experts say the best time to watch may be after the moon sets just before dawn on Saturday morning. "We'll have interference from moonlight in the sky this year," Robert Naeye, editor in chief of Sky & Telescope magazine said in a statement, "but the brighter meteors will shine through anyway.
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November 20, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Small amounts of rain began falling across the Los Angeles area Wednesday night as a weakening cold front moved over the area, ushering in cooler and wet weather expected to last for several days. The National Weather Service said that a couple of systems would result in rain, high winds, cooler weather and snow through Friday night. About half an inch of rain or less was expected in most areas, and up to an inch could fall in mountain and foothill areas, the agency said.
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July 14, 1991 | CAROL L. HEMINGWAY, Carol L. Hemingway is a free-lance writer who lives in San Diego. She and her husband used 103 gallons of water a day during the past billing period
Singing in the shower sure ain't what it used to be. Just a few months ago it was routine to warble out medleys of old-time favorites while taking a leisurely shower. Like everybody else, I've learned the first few lines of an impressive number of songs in my time, and I can la-de-da to the end with the best of them.
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October 20, 1985 | JOHN PINE, Reuters
One check-in counter resembles another at the Los Angeles International Airport's international terminal, but the man behind one of them offers a novel service--a place to sleep, shower or work in privacy for a few hours or even minutes. According to Norman Panish, a retired pharmacist now in real estate development, there is nothing in the world quite like the 13-room mini-hotel that he opened in late September after more than two years' planning and construction.
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November 6, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
HOUSTON -- The Lakers never like to talk about Dwight Howard, hoping his decision to leave them gets buried in a closet of awkward moments in Lakers history. But already staggering from two horrid road games, the Lakers on Thursday play in the city Howard now calls home. A mural across the street from the Houston Rockets' arena proclaims "Legacy of Bigs," and shows Yao Ming, Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes and Ralph Sampson. Atop them all, with arms flexed, is Howard.
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October 28, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A cold storm brought scattered showers across the Los Angeles area Monday evening and a dusting of snow at higher mountain elevations, the National Weather Service said. A winter weather advisory was issued until 11 a.m. Tuesday for mountain areas above 5,500 feet in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the Weather Service said. The agency said snow was beginning to accumulate Monday evening at the 6,100-foot level in Wrightwood. Scattered showers were reported across the San Gabriel Mountains, where snow was falling Monday night above 8,000 feet.
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