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October 17, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
No one can deny fifth-year Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis' dedication or intellect. His breakdowns of upcoming opponents at weekly news conferences are pommel-horse displays of brain gymnastics. Position by position, detail by detail, name by name, he deconstructs the enemy's strengths and weaknesses. "Sixty-five yards rushing a game, two yards a carry, 173.8 passing a game, 238 a game total, 29% of third down, 21 sacks, 23% touchdowns in the red zone," Weis spoke this week of USC's defense.
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July 20, 2013 | By Tony Perry
As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power. " With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene Wilkinson signaled that Nautilus, the Navy's first nuclear-powered submarine, a bold and technically complex project, was a success. The primacy of diesel-powered submarines, forced to surface regularly and thus vulnerable to counterattack, was over.
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SPORTS
October 7, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers' clubhouse had barely been upgraded from dysfunctional to professional midway through last season, when Frank McCourt looked into the television cameras and made this stunning announcement: The Dodgers had just acquired Manny Ramirez. Ramirez had been run out of Boston, trailed by allegations he played when he wanted to and played hard when he wanted to, yet the owner insisted he had no concerns about dropping Ramirez into the uneasy clubhouse of a .500 team. "No," McCourt said that day. "We've got Joe Torre."
BUSINESS
May 4, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Area basketball coaches are seeing a lot of off-court action these days. Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, head coach Mike D'Antoni can turn his attention to moving into the house he and his wife, Laurel, just bought in Manhattan Beach for $6.9 million and working on his tan. Set on a walk street, the ocean-view home features a three-stop cherry-paneled elevator, which should come in handy for carting beverages from the...
WORLD
December 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The former skipper of a U.S. submarine that rammed and sank a Japanese fishing school boat last year paid a condolence call to Japan. Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Scott Waddle laid flowers at a memorial in Uwajima to offer his personal apology. Waddle was at the helm of the nuclear-powered Greeneville when it surfaced beneath the Ehime Maru on Feb. 9, 2001, sinking it off the coast of Hawaii. Nine of the 35 people aboard the training vessel died.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2011
John Garfield fans are in for a treat because one of his finest films, 1950's "The Breaking Point," has finally arrived on DVD thanks to Warner Archive. Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel "To Have and Have Not" was loosely adapted into the 1944 hit Howard Hawks romantic drama of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But six years later, Michael Curtiz directed this much more faithful rendition starring Garfield as Harry Morgan, a married man and father who operates an unsuccessful fishing boat for hire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2010 | By Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
Alone some 1,500 miles off the California coast in his 26-foot sailboat, Tom Kirschbaum logged about the enchantment of the open sea one day and the roller coaster swells and difficulty getting sleep another. Completing the elite Singlehanded Transpac Race from San Francisco to Hawaii, as he did over 19 days in 2008, was a major feat for the Los Angeles attorney. He'd spent decades dreaming about it; years preparing and running qualifying races in Northern California's rough and windy waters.
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June 20, 1986 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Peter Isler is out as helmsman for the Courageous IV syndicate, perhaps the first victim of a computer in the new high-tech era of sailing. He has apparently joined Dennis Conner's Sail America effort to win the America's Cup. Courageous syndicate chairman Leonard Greene planned to announce today that vice chairman David Vietor will steer the modified boat, but he denied that Isler has been fired.
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October 23, 1986 | Associated Press
The Taskforce syndicate's Kookaburra III, with Iain Murray as skipper, remained undefeated Wednesday after the completion of the first round of the America's Cup Series A defender trials. Kookaburra III boosted its record to 5-0 for five points, defeating South Australia, with John Savage as skipper, by 6 minutes 43 seconds. Australia IV, with Colin Beashel at the helm, also won, beating its Alan Bond syndicate stablemate, Australia III, with Gordon Lucas at the helm, by 3:07.
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July 11, 1987 | ALMON LOCKABEY, Special to The Times
The 67-foot Merlin, with Donn Campion of Santa Cruz Yacht Club as skipper, was on course to take first-to-finish honors in the Transpacific yacht race early today, but she will not break her own elapsed-time record of 8 days 11 hours 1 minute 46 seconds. To beat the record, she would have had to finish off Honolulu's Diamond Head by midnight PDT Friday, but at 11 p.m. she radioed her estimated time of arrival as 12:45 a.m. PDT today.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
A small market TV broadcaster has apparently decided to skip doing business with Dish Networks in part because of its commercial skipping device known as the AutoHop. Dish Network said Hoak Media Corp., a Dallas company that owns 14 television stations in markets that include Grand Junction, Colo.; Fargo, N.D.; and Lincoln, Neb., was no longer going to allow its signals to be carried by the satellite broadcaster. "Hoak doesn't respect customer control — they are telling customers they must watch commercials," said David Shull, Dish's senior vice president of programming.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
ESPN has a new skipper. Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger on Tuesday announced he was elevating John Skipper to lead the company's sports programming juggernaut. For the last six years, the former Rolling Stone and Spin magazine executive has been in charge of programming and production across ESPN's phalanx of media platforms, including its TV channels, radio network and the Internet. Skipper, 55, will become ESPN president and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks, replacing George Bodenheimer, who has been running Disney's most profitable division for 13 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2011
John Garfield fans are in for a treat because one of his finest films, 1950's "The Breaking Point," has finally arrived on DVD thanks to Warner Archive. Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel "To Have and Have Not" was loosely adapted into the 1944 hit Howard Hawks romantic drama of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But six years later, Michael Curtiz directed this much more faithful rendition starring Garfield as Harry Morgan, a married man and father who operates an unsuccessful fishing boat for hire.
SPORTS
June 25, 2011
It's no coincidence that the two managers to resign in midseason, Jim Riggleman and Edwin Rodriguez , were the lowest-paid managers in the majors. Riggleman, in his third season with the Washington Nationals and 12th as a manager, was earning $600,000, sources say. That's more than $200,000 less than Chicago Cubs hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo . Riggleman may wish he had handled his situation differently, but you can see why he said he never felt "respected" by team owner Ted Lerner . . . . The group of pre-1980 players who were awarded pensions in a deal announced by MLB and the players' union on April 21 still haven't received any money.
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February 25, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Don Mattingly said he was nervous earlier in the week when addressing his team for the first time on its first day of full-squad workouts. He said he doesn't feel the same about managing his first Cactus League game of the spring. "About opening spring training day?" the rookie manager asked. "No, I'm not nervous. " The Dodgers will open the exhibition season with a pair of split-squad games. Mattingly will manage the team that will face the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale; triple-A Albuquerque Manager Lorenzo Bundy will be in charge of the group that will take on the Angels in Tempe.
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November 17, 2010 | Wire reports
Bud Black hung on to win this race. Ron Gardenhire became a first-time Manager of the Year, too, after so many near misses. A month after his San Diego Padres were knocked out of the playoff chase on the final day, Black edged the Cincinnati Reds' Dusty Baker by one point for the National League award Wednesday. "I guess this vote was sort of like our season, it came down to the wire," Black said. Gardenhire was the clear choice in the American League, earning the honor after five times as the runner-up.
NEWS
October 19, 2004
Regarding "Going Overboard" [Oct. 12]: My working hours are spent as captain of a sailboat. I've never been knocked over the side nor fallen in the ocean. Yet I wear, and make each of my clients wear, a life jacket. We can only hope that juries confronted with unjacketed drowning victims conclude that those deaths were caused by gross negligence on the part of the skipper. Dan Ryder Oxnard
NEWS
June 21, 2005
Regarding "Curse of the Forbidden Fruit" [June 14], about the superstition against bananas on sportfishing boats, not so on the yachts the late skipper Gene Grimes piloted over many years here and off Baja. He seldom, if ever, went fishing without a bowl of bananas on the galley table. His record of catching and releasing more than 70 broadbill swordfish in these waters likely will never be matched. Bill Beebe Mar Vista
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September 6, 2010 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The questions come at Joe Torre every day, sometimes as fiercely as a Clayton Kershaw fastball, sometimes with the trickiness of a backdoor slider. Will he return to manage the Dodgers next season? If he's not sure, which way is he leaning? Will his choice be influenced by the Dodgers' likely failure to make the playoffs, which would be his first experience as a spectator after 12 straight postseason appearances with the New York Yankees and two with the Dodgers? Torre, who in March ended negotiations to extend his three-year, $13-million contract, said last month he would make a decision by Labor Day. The holiday will arrive Monday with the Dodgers eight games behind the stumbling San Diego Padres after a 3-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, but without an announcement from Torre.
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July 23, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Ralph Houk, who won the World Series in 1961 and 1962 in his first two seasons as manager of the New York Yankees, died Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90. Houk went on to lead the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in a 20-year managerial career. His family told the Red Sox that he died of natural causes after a brief illness.
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