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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- For eight years, a San Francisco-based nonprofit called Next 10 has created an online simulation where users can try to balance California's budget. This year's version may be the easiest one yet. “This is the first year in many years where we're not starting out with a huge deficit," said F. Noel Perry, the venture capitalist who founded Next 10. The organization, entering its 10th year, examines financial, economic and environmental issues in California.  Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's deficit has been wiped out and the state will see surpluses in the coming years.
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SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Progress sometimes may come in small increments, but it still makes for progress. And the good news is that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is making progress. Kershaw has been on the disabled list since March 30 because of a strain on a back muscle. Kershaw has been on a throwing program since suffering the injury, apparently in his Australia start, but Sunday he is scheduled to face hitters in a simulated game. “That's good news, that he's going in the right direction,” Manager Don Mattingly said.
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SPORTS
December 17, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA fans can only hope EA Sports is spot-on with its video games. The Bruins handled Baylor, 34-26, in an EA Sports simulation of the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. Quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 453 yards and three touchdowns, two to receiver Jerry Johnson. How far-fetched is the video game? Well, Baylor is 119th out of 120 teams nationally in total defense. The two teams are scheduled to play for real on Dec. 27. ALSO: UCLA trying to ditch over-the-wall tradition Linebacker Anthony Barr likely to return next season Will Adrian Peterson beat Eric Dickerson's rushing record?
WORLD
April 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their investigation of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the aircraft. Authorities are continuing to investigate the pilot, copilot and 10 other crew members for clues to how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished March 8 en route to Beijing, police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told Bernama, the Malaysian state news agency.
NEWS
June 29, 1986 | GLEN WARCHOL, United Press International
Like pilots who train in a flight simulator without the danger of a crash, student psychotherapists now have a simulator to learn how to counsel seriously depressed patients without worrying about triggering a suicide. Eugene Mead, Brigham Young University professor of family sciences, created a videodisc computer program that puts students face-to-face with society's most common mental illness victim, a woman suffering long-term depression.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | Sandy Banks
The mother had lost her children to foster care after injuring them in a drunk driving crash. Now her kids were back at home and a social worker was sitting at her kitchen table, trying to figure out if they would be safe with her. Mom was disheveled, dodging questions and stumbling when she walked. Her overbearing boyfriend showed up unexpectedly and hijacked the conversation, butting in whenever the social worker tried to talk. The social worker finally threw up her hands and walked off. Another took her place, then another and another....
BUSINESS
November 2, 2010 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Seated in a tan leather couch, Petty Officer Sarax suddenly straightens his back and begins flailing his right arm. "She doesn't know what I've been through," Sarax, who just returned from Iraq, says when asked about his marriage. "There are things that I just don't want to talk about with her. And she keeps pushing. " He talks and behaves like a soldier overcome by combat trauma, but Sarax isn't real. He is a software program, a life-size projection on a movie screen that is reacting and responding to questions from a psychologist being trained to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1995
I am a student who participated in the Holocaust simulation at Fulton Middle School. I am responding to your June 1 story "Just a Number." First of all, the students involved in the simulation had been studying the Holocaust for about two months. We learned that all those people in the camps were put there because they were believed to be different. But in reality they had a lot in common; they were not accepted for who they were. In our class, we discussed how we must accept all people for their differences.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2008 | associated press
Ever wonder how a gladiator fight looked from the front row of the Colosseum in Rome? "Rewind Rome," a 3-D simulation presented Thursday in a theater a few steps from the ruined arena, offers visitors the chance to experience daily life in the ancient capital. Virtual tourists will see the simulation on a giant screen and animated characters will guide them through the streets of Rome as they appeared in AD 310. Some of the reconstructed monuments include the Forum, ancient Rome's center of power, and the temple of Vesta, where visitors will spy on a secret rite dedicated to the pagan goddess.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1989
With the broadcast of the "faked" photographs of the alleged Bloch espionage incident on "World News Tonight," ABC has shown us that the movie "Broadcast News" was closer to a simulation of what really does happen in a network than we might have thought. Art does imitate life, or is it the other way around? JOHN E. CALLAHAN Long Beach
WORLD
March 26, 2014 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday that technical experts at the bureau's laboratory in Quantico, Va., “very shortly” will be able to retrieve computer files that were deleted from a home flight simulator by the pilot of the missing Malaysian airliner. “I get briefed on it every morning,” Comey told a House subcommittee on appropriations, suggesting that the deleted files may provide new clues to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance March 8. “We have teams working on it around the clock.
WORLD
March 19, 2014 | By Don Lee
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Investigators have found that some data were deleted from the flight simulator taken from the home of the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, adding to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Boeing 777. Malaysian officials said Wednesday that experts were working to recover the deleted data log in the homemade simulator that was fashioned by Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah. Authorities did not describe the significance of deleting the data, and experts said it may not reflect anything unusual.
SCIENCE
February 6, 2014 | By Amina Khan
How do young, naive salmon with no migratory experience somehow voyage through vast, shifting ocean waters to wind up at specific feeding grounds that are hundreds, even thousands, of kilometers away from the rivers where they were hatched? It turns out these fish may have a magnetic 'map' in their heads that enables them to sense and navigate using the Earth's magnetic fields rather like a GPS. The findings, published in Current Biology, “likely explain the extraordinary navigational abilities evident in many long-distance underwater migrants,” the study authors wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | Sandy Banks
The mother had lost her children to foster care after injuring them in a drunk driving crash. Now her kids were back at home and a social worker was sitting at her kitchen table, trying to figure out if they would be safe with her. Mom was disheveled, dodging questions and stumbling when she walked. Her overbearing boyfriend showed up unexpectedly and hijacked the conversation, butting in whenever the social worker tried to talk. The social worker finally threw up her hands and walked off. Another took her place, then another and another....
NATIONAL
December 20, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Sure, Anthony Cools is a hypnotist, but this slick pompadour-sporting showman won't help you quit smoking. He drives a Lamborghini and dresses in form-fitting suits with a bow tie, skull ring and pointy-toed, black-and-white Giorgio Brutini wingtips. Under his calculated spell, in fact, you might even start chain-smoking, or engage in other nefarious activities you wouldn't be caught dead doing in your right mind. Maybe you'll move your bra outside your blouse, dirty-flirt with a stranger, or act in a porno casting call - with a chair.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
The biggest obstacle to making Alfonso Cuarón's space epic "Gravity" was the natural phenomenon itself. The Mexican director, along with his longtime cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, visual effects supervisor Tim Webber and a crew that numbered in the hundreds, spent four years conquering the forces of gravity in the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney drama due out Oct. 4. The film stars Bullock as an engineer with little space experience who...
BUSINESS
April 7, 1987
Ultrasystems Inc. said its Ultrasystems Defense & Space Inc. subsidiary was awarded about $8.8 million worth of new contracts and contract extensions by the Department of Defense. The contracts involve systems engineering and computer simulation programs. Irvine-based Ultrasystems Inc. is a high-technology engineering company involved with numerous defense and space systems projects. The company also develops, engineers, owns and operates electrical power-generation facilities.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1985 | DJ
Singer Co. said its link simulation systems division of Silver Spring, Md., received a $12.1-million contract from the Navy to build a simulator that would train operators in the detection and identification of underwater sounds. The contract from the Naval Training Equipment Center of Orlando, Fla., calls for an acoustic operator trainer equipped with stations that can train four operators at the same time for can be employed for individual operator training, the company said.
SPORTS
August 16, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHILADELPHIA - Fear the Beard is about to give way to Welcome the Whiskers for the Dodgers, who could activate prodigiously coiffed reliever Brian Wilson as early as Sunday. Wilson hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery 16 months ago. But he faced five hitters in a simulated game Friday at Citizens Bank Park, and Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said that was the last obstacle the right-hander, a three-time All-Star with the San Francisco Giants, would have to clear before being added to the Dodgers roster.
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