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March 27, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
Strangers on a train, played to perfection by Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne, are destined for a brief encounter, Parisian-style, in "Just a Sigh. " The blah title suggests bad middle-school poetry (the original French, " Le Temps de l'aventure ," at least has energy), but the film is a bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery. Devos, a performer with a singular, sometimes off-putting combination of abrasiveness and fragility, is riveting as Alix, an actress.
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April 22, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Elin Nordegren and Lindsey Vonn are reportedly becoming good friends - a scenario that's no doubt making life easier for golfer Tiger Woods, who had a spectacular marriage meltdown with the former and has been dating the latter for a while now.  "You'd think it would be weird, but Elin loves Lindsey and they talk all the time," a source told Us Weekly . "Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman. "  Apparently, the whole gang went on a vacation recently, with the 29-year-old skier and the 34-year-old mother of two taking off together on occasion to get drinks, according to the mag. Daddy Tiger was left to care for daughter Sam, 6, and son Charlie, 5.  "Elin found that they are very similar and have a lot in common," the source said.
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NEWS
June 17, 1990
It was possible to understand the objections of residents surrounding Plummer Park which led to the eviction of the West Hollywood Food Coalition ("Food Coalition Falls on Hard Times Again," Times, May 31). However, that the coalition cannot find a haven in a church or in a desolate industrial area brings a sigh of despair. I would not presume to disregard any sincere complaints by businesses at Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street. However, what is achieved by action against the coalition that may shut it down?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
Strangers on a train, played to perfection by Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne, are destined for a brief encounter, Parisian-style, in "Just a Sigh. " The blah title suggests bad middle-school poetry (the original French, " Le Temps de l'aventure ," at least has energy), but the film is a bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery. Devos, a performer with a singular, sometimes off-putting combination of abrasiveness and fragility, is riveting as Alix, an actress.
SPORTS
September 10, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
After the last horse crossed the finish line Wednesday during the final race of the final day of the Del Mar meeting, a sigh of relief could be felt from horsemen who have experienced roller-coaster-like highs and lows this summer. There were 12 catastrophic injuries on Del Mar's Polytrack during the 37-day meeting, eight coming during morning workouts. Thirteen horses had to be euthanized, up from eight last year and more than twice as many as 2007, when six died during the first year of the synthetic surface.
NEWS
March 13, 2008
Superfruit: An article in Monday's Health section on tropical superfruits identified a photograph as an acai palm. The image was that of a fan palm. The article also said the word "acai" is pronounced "ah-SIGH-ee." The word is pronounced "ah-sigh-EE."
NEWS
May 20, 1990
"Twin Peaks" is the only TV program I will put aside the crocheting or crossword puzzle for and watch from beginning to end. One has to watch every move, look and stare; listen to every word, sigh, cry and sound. Miss one second, and the plot is shot. Bette A. Du Puis, Los Osos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1988
Your article on the continuing scorn being heaped on Quayle stops just short of advocating the early resignation by the newly elected (or "coat-tailed") vice president. You stopped too short. The American people do not want Quayle standing in the wings. I am sure the majority, Republicans and Democrats alike, would breathe a sigh of relief if he found other matters that needed attending to and stepped down for personal reasons. DAVID CHANDLER Upland
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1993
Are director Adrian Lyne, Jones and Pamplin heavily into denial or what? I saw "Indecent Proposal" with the general public on opening night, and it was a few boys from the hood cracking jokes about the film's absurdities--not a critic. It was a popcorn chomping fan who yelled at the screen and called Moore a slut before walking out. Even the girl sitting next to me who giggled at everything at the beginning of the movie turned stone cold by the end. Every lamebrained action by the characters caused the audience to suck their teeth and sigh in disgust in unison.
HOME & GARDEN
February 10, 2005
Dear Dr. Fixit: After reading your column, "Dr. Fixit's Prescription for Domestic Bliss" [Feb. 3], I've decided to let you know that my regular Thursday morning needs to be changed, and I think you are the only one who can help. Here is what I do: I check the Lotto results and sigh in disappointment, and then I read your column and laugh hysterically. I go through the same thing every week and I'm wondering if we could just sort of flip that routine around for, say, just one time? Nicole Flowers Los Angeles
BUSINESS
March 11, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
The beverage industry and many other Big Apple businesses were celebrating Monday after a New York state judge halted a ban on large sugary drinks a day before it was scheduled to go into effect. The regulation, initiated by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by the city's Board of Health in the fall, sought to prohibit sales of sodas and other sweet beverages bigger than 16 ounces in restaurants, sports arenas, movie theaters and other establishments. The rationale -- to try to lower high obesity rates often linked to massive, sugar-stuffed servings of sodas and other drinks.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Investors poured back into the stock market on the first trading day of 2013 in a rally seen as a sigh of relief that President Obama and Congress were able to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and an immediate economic downturn. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 308.41 points, or 2.4%, to 13,412.55 on Wednesday - the best one-day rise in more than a year. Wall Street followed rallies in European and Asian equities markets after Washington's last-minute fiscal deal late Tuesday.
SPORTS
November 15, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Oh, Andre, you are just so damn hot! Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love. What, Andre Ethier doesn't get your temperature rising? You're looking at this all wrong. Like he's just a good baseball player or something. No, apparently the Dodgers' outfielder is much more than that. He's hot. Like supernova hot. Like melts-poor-defenseless-women-where-they-stand hot. If only they were all left-handed pitchers. If you feel as if you've been left behind on this love train - sorry, should not mix song references in the same post - then you obviously haven't stepped into the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory of late.
SPORTS
September 16, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mark Trumbo found his long-lost power stroke, and five relievers combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings Sunday as the Angels held on for a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium. After Saturday night's meltdown, in which Ernest Frieri gave up two homers in the ninth inning of a 3-2 loss, the Angels used three relievers - Garrett Richards, Scott Downs and Jordan Walden - to get three outs in the eighth inning. With Frieri unavailable after pitching the previous two nights, Kevin Jepsen allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his second save of the season.
SPORTS
July 16, 2011 | By Phil Rogers
The Roger Clemens mistrial was viewed with relief around Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig and his lieutenants weren't as worried about Clemens' standing as they were about new revelations that could have come up in sworn testimony. … The Cubs almost certainly will talk to Pat Gillick about his interest in taking on one more challenge in the off-season. He is not interested in being a general manager but would be a terrific addition if Chairman Tom Ricketts changes his mind about having an experienced baseball/pro sports guy in the chain of command.
SPORTS
June 5, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
Reporting from Dallas Sorry, everybody. The Miami Heat couldn't quite pull off another fade in the NBA Finals. Rejoice, South Beach. Cheers, Fort Lauderdale. And before excitedly dropping that mojito on the marble-tile floor, understand that everybody else in the country wanted to see Dallas win Game 3 on Sunday. Nothing personal. But nobody likes to see a team drop down to a stunningly low two players under contract before building back up with a brief live-on- ESPN joint announcement by Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, followed a day later by the "The Decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1998
With the advent of Viagra, one presumes there are wives and girlfriends the world over who find themselves suddenly besieged by their newly potent menfolk (May 26). Perhaps the ladies are pleased about this and perhaps they're not, depending on the circumstances. But there is certainly one group that should be breathing a huge sigh of relief: the bears, tigers, rhinoceroses and other hapless, endangered beasts that will now be allowed to live out their lives instead of being slaughtered and their various body parts used to make "love" potions and powders.
WORLD
March 17, 2011 | By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times
Egypt resumed natural gas shipments to Israel on Wednesday for the first time since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak. But many here remain worried about the long-term prospects for the $2.5-billion export deal, which when signed in 2005 was touted as an indication of warming bilateral relations, but could soon turn into an uncomfortable diplomatic dispute with Egypt's new government. The flow of natural gas from Egypt was halted in early February after the pipeline in the northern part of the Sinai peninsula was sabotaged by unknown militants.
WORLD
March 11, 2011 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
The tsunami from Japan flooded a number of buildings in Hawaii, sweeping away cars and destroying at least three homes, but the state escaped deaths and injuries, authorities said. The worst reports came from the western side of the island of Hawaii, but residents breathed a sigh of relief at the lack of further damage. "I think we dodged the bullet this time," said 79-year-old Marylou Adams, who lives on the eastern side of the Big Island. The first tsunami waves reached Kauai shortly after 3 a.m. Friday and took about 30 minutes to sweep through the island chain, said Dailin Wang, an oceanographer with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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