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September 26, 1986 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
There is one word that describes ABC's "Sidekicks," a rather rum-dum, semi-dramatic series premiering at 8:30 tonight on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42: Hayahhhhhh!!!! If you saw the Disney movie pilot, you know that bachelor cop Jake Rizzo (Gil Gerard) has become the reluctant guardian of young Ernie (Ernie Reyes Jr.), a karate-chopping Asian kid who often recalls the teachings of his late grandfather (Keye Luke). Such as: "The way to catch a fly is to be quicker than a fly." I knew that.
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December 8, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant returned, and that was the only kind phrase to be written Sunday about the Lakers, who sputtered and flopped against the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors. The career night belonged to Amir Johnson, a previously docile power forward who nailed the Lakers for 32 points in Toronto's 106-94 victory, ruining Bryant's comeback from a torn Achilles' tendon and silencing a Staples Center crowd that went from anticipatory to antagonistic faster than you could say "Mamba's Back.
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April 12, 1987 | CHRIS ELLO
Sockers figured Saturday night that if they couldn't have the services of their top player, the best they could do was to try to shut down their opponent's top player. Playing without Branko Segota--who underwent surgery Saturday afternoon to repair his broken cheekbone--the Sockers took to the Sports Arena floor Saturday night and took aim at Dallas Sidekick star Tatu. The San Diego defense kicked, pushed, shoved and all but tore the jersey off Tatu's back.
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December 7, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
Here are some of the best reads, long-form journalism and investigative reports you may have missed from the week past. USA Today examines FBI data, police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America and the people, weapons, circumstances and motivations behind the bloodshed. The New York Review of Books offers an inside look at the political history of Donald Rumsfeld from the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush to the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1995
Re Frank DeCaro's commentary "Old Debate: Super-Heroes, Sexuality" (Calendar, July 4): Mr. DeCaro, are you aware there already is an out-of-the-closet gay super-hero, Go-Go Boy, put forth by Mermaid Publications of Vancouver, British Columbia? Why waste time on closeted guys with capes and sidekicks when you've got a superguy who's comfortable with being gay and very specifically has a boyfriend? MICHAEL BEREST Glendale
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December 21, 1985 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
The Dallas Sidekicks are sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Division in the Major Indoor Soccer League. But that doesn't prevent them from giving the shirt off their back. At least one of the Sidekicks, a Brazilian named Tatu, peels off his jersey every time he scores a goal. Friday night Tatu bared his chest twice as Dallas beat the Lazers, 6-4, before 4,235 mostly young fans at the Forum. With his four points--two came on assists--Tatu becomes the league's scoring leader with 34 points.
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November 13, 1989 | DON PATTERSON
Branko Segota was about as much of a pest for the Dallas Sidekicks Sunday night as Tatu was for the Sockers two weeks ago in Dallas. Not quite, but almost. Segota scored three goals to lead the Sockers (2-2) to a 6-2 victory over the Sidekicks (3-1) in front of 6,772 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Then he sat in the locker room and showed his seventh championship ring to a bunch of reporters.
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December 21, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Taking a cue from his 4-year-old son, Socker midfielder Hugo Perez scored the key goal in San Diego's 4-2 victory against the Dallas Sidekicks Saturday night at the Sports Arena. Just minutes after Hugo Perez Jr. kicked a right-footer in the net from the top of the penalty box in a between-quarters exhibition, his father followed with a left-footer from nearly the same spot.
BUSINESS
October 16, 2009 | David Sarno
The unusual case of the missing Sidekick data may be nearing its conclusion. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that most or all users of its Sidekick mobile device might indeed see their lost data again. The announcement came after worries that users' contacts, notes, photos and other virtual property may have been lost for good when company servers failed. "We plan to begin restoring users' personal data as soon as possible," Roz Ho, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Premium Mobile Experiences, said in a statement, adding that the company now believes the outage affected a minority of Sidekick users.
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July 25, 2011
George "Gabby" Hayes Hayes was the "codger" sidekick to Hopalong Cassidy as well as to Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Wild Bill Elliott. Hayes also appeared in 15 John Wayne movies. Smiley Burnette The versatile singer-songwriter played Gene Autry's comedic sidekick Frog Millhouse in 62 films. Pat Buttram Buttram was chosen by Gene Autry to be his sidekick in 40 films and 100 episodes of "The Gene Autry Show. "
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November 12, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
At first, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers offered up a cliche, saying the matchup Wednesday night at Staples Center between L.A. and the Oklahoma City Thunder was "just another game. " But in the same breath, Rivers talked about how good the Thunder is and the challenge Oklahoma City will present for his Clippers. "When you play Miami or Oklahoma City or San Antonio they're special, fun games," Rivers said. "And for me, everything is new as a coach. I have a new team. So they're all new experiences and you're trying to just get as much out of each game as you can. You learn stuff that you can do the next time with this group.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, now has 10,000 reasons to to get health insurance, too. At least that's the latest pitch from state officials launching a campaign to enroll about 1 million residents in healthcare coverage when its state-run insurance marketplace goes live Oct. 1. The state has enlisted Minnesotan folklore icons -- lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his trusty sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox -- as the face of its marketing campaign to...
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April 15, 2013 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Frank Bank, who as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford served as the dim-witted foil to "Beaver" Cleaver and brother Wally on the classic TV comedy "Leave It to Beaver," died Saturday. He was 71. A spokesman for Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles confirmed Bank's death but did not disclose where he died or the cause. Bank had a number of illnesses and was hospitalized recently in Rancho Mirage, said Jerry Mathers who played Beaver Cleaver in the popular series that ran from 1957 to 1963.
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July 21, 2012 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With his button eyes and potty mouth, not to mention his mean left hook, the teddy bear at the center of the hit comedy"Ted" is an unwholesome mess, but he's also resourceful, tough and - let's face it - magic. John, his "thunder buddy for life" and raison d'etre, is another story - an age-old story, at that. The mild and clueless underachiever (played with perfect purposelessness by Mark Wahlberg) is the latest in a long line of characters: nebbishes who are put through some sort of test with the questionable guidance of imaginary or fantastical friends.
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April 27, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Could the Avengers save the world if they were just Ironman, Captain America and six nice guys from the local police department? Really, what kind of a super team would that be? If you want to win big, you need some depth. Some guys who can swing the hammer, pull surprises out of that quiver, get green and mean. The Dodgers are currently a two-headed offensive team. Matt Kemp is off to a remarkable offensive start, and Andre Ethier to a terrific one. And then there's everybody else.
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December 8, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Audiences who know J.B. Smoove only as Larry David's mischievous houseguest Leon Black on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will get an opportunity to see a lot more of the comic in coming weeks on the big screen. Smoove has roles in Friday's new Jonah Hill movie "The Sitter" - as a drug dealer's overzealous wingman - and in director Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo," as the empathetic Realtor for a recently widowed Matt Damon and family, which opens Dec. 23. Smoove, 46, got on the phone recently to discuss expanding his range, planning the next season of "Curb" and bringing the ruckus.
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January 11, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
For more than half a century, it was a musty pugilistic monument--preserved in liniment and sweat--where generations of Los Angeles prizefighters learned the lessons of "the sweet science." The Main Street Gym, on the edge of skid row, was the rattiest workout venue in the city (some said the world), but it also was the most famous. "World Rated Boxers Train Here Daily" read a sign at the entrance.
SPORTS
March 13, 1988
The Lazers, who lost to the Steamers, 8-7, Friday in St. Louis, have returned home for three games, beginning today at 1:30 p.m. against the Major Indoor Soccer League's defending champion Dallas Sidekicks at the Forum. Dallas is 3-0 against the Lazers this season. In their last meeting, the Sidekicks blocked a league-record 40 shots in a 4-2 victory. With 15 games remaining, the Lazers (20-21) are in fourth place in the Western Division, trailing the Kansas City Comets by a half-game.
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July 25, 2011
George "Gabby" Hayes Hayes was the "codger" sidekick to Hopalong Cassidy as well as to Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Wild Bill Elliott. Hayes also appeared in 15 John Wayne movies. Smiley Burnette The versatile singer-songwriter played Gene Autry's comedic sidekick Frog Millhouse in 62 films. Pat Buttram Buttram was chosen by Gene Autry to be his sidekick in 40 films and 100 episodes of "The Gene Autry Show. "
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March 10, 2011 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Midway through watching the 1980s flashback comedy "Take Me Home Tonight," it hit us. Dan Fogler, Topher Grace's sidekick in the movie, has become this generation's Curtis Armstrong, the jowly, leering wingman to today's erstwhile young film leads. And it wasn't just the period setting that drove the connection home. Or the physical resemblance ? which is striking ? though Fogler, perhaps, does have a couple more ticks on the waistband. It's that Fogler, like his '80s-era "Revenge of the Nerds" predecessor, excels in playing lovable losers desperately on the make, guys who are utterly unaware that they're at the bottom of the food chain.
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