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January 14, 1996 | MAL FLORENCE
Arizona, scared off by the forecast of another snowstorm in the Philadelphia area, pulled out of its basketball game Saturday against St. Joseph's, but that didn't stop the Hawks from making like the game was still on--and milking the sixth-ranked Wildcats' no-show for all it was worth. The Hawks showed up at the Palestra for the scheduled game, conducting their warmup drills before about 50 people.
March 23, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Costa Rica's players and coach were none too happy with a 1-0 loss to the United States in a World Cup qualifier Friday night that was mainly played in a snowstorm in Commerce City, Colo. “You couldn't see the lines. You couldn't see the ball. You couldn't play,” Costa Rica midfielder Michael Barrantes said. Costa Rican Coach Jorge Luis Pinto was outraged that the game was played. “I asked them to stop," he said after the game. "They should suspend the ref.  It was an embarrassment.
January 20, 2005 | THOMAS BONK
From the looks of things, it's going to be all downhill from here for Tiger Woods. Sure, he has slumped all the way to No. 2 in the rankings, but that doesn't mean he's going to stow his clubs in the garage, go hang out on his yacht or join the celebrity poker tour any time soon. Instead, Woods showed how his life really has changed by how he spent some of his time off. He went to Utah and learned to ski. His assessment of the experience was brief, yet precise. "Cold."
December 22, 2012 | Chris Erskine
I come from a family that puts eggnog in our coffee and whiskey in our rum. So when I set out to attempt a few holiday jobs, I felt this ancestral ebullience over Christmas gave me a bit of an edge. I could lug a tree or deliver UPS packages with the best of them, right? The goal: to experience the holidays through the eyes of those who deliver it to us each year, physically, emotionally, even spiritually. Welcome to my long slog across the desert. The mall elf The first thing you need to know about elves is that our toes curl.
March 26, 1994
There must be something in the water or air in Anaheim. Continuing their long tradition of silly trades, the Angels are talking about sending J.T. Snow to the Mets for a pitcher who was 1-16. Even after 30-plus years and innumerable managers and general managers, the Angels never fail to push the outside of the envelope in striving for mediocrity. KEN MARCUS Los Angeles
March 13, 1985 | MARYLOU LUTHER, Times Fashion Editor
The ski lift is giving Milan its big fashion lift for fall in a style slalom that begins and ends in luxury. While the shapes come from the mountains, the fabrics are from another elevation--somewhere just this side of fashion heaven. Ski pants, for example, come in everything from fur to lace. Shearling parkas are studded with rhinestones. Sweaters are ribbed in fur. Mufflers come in gold lame. And the St. Bernard's barrel gets translated into a bandolier of red fox.
December 6, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
Residents who were hoping to play in the snow here today likely will be dodging raindrops instead. Winterfest, an annual event originally scheduled for today at Garden Grove Park, has been canceled because of expected rainfall, said Cal Rietzel, director of the city's community services department. Rietzel said that the event, held annually for the last four years and featuring arts and crafts, food booths and entertainment, attracted more than 1,000 people last year.
March 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
After failing to live up to its billing in the Mid-Atlantic states, a big late-winter storm piled snow 2 1/2 feet deep in New England on Tuesday and hammered the coast with waves that threw rocks as big as bowling balls across shoreline roads. Hundreds of flights were canceled and schools were closed across the Northeast for a second day, and workers in Rhode Island's state lottery office fled just before the roof collapsed under the weight of snow and ice. No one was hurt.
November 10, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The snow was coming down so hard during Brigham Young's 44-0 victory over Utah State Saturday at Logan, Utah, that Cougar quarterback Robbie Bosco found himself aiming for anything in blue pants. Despite the driving storm, Bosco picked apart the Utah State defense, connecting on two touchdown passes as the 18th-ranked Cougars buried their upstate rivals. "Once in the first half, it was so hard to see, all I could see was the receivers' thigh pads," Bosco said.
December 31, 1995 | Mike Downey
Downey's California: --There are several ways that Jeffrey Lange, 26, who was arrested Wednesday for throwing a snowball during the New York Giants' game against the San Diego Chargers, can beat the charges: 1. All his lawyer has to do is find one person on that jury who has ever thrown a snowball. No way that juror will vote to convict. 2. Try on the mittens that the cops took into evidence. They had snow all over them. But if they don't fit, you must acquit. 3.
May 21, 2009 | Associated Press
Christie's auction house said Wednesday that an early Bob Dylan poem it is offering for sale June 23 was based on an existing country tune. "Little Buddy" was "a revised version of lyrics of a Hank Snow song," Christie's said. Fans of the late Canadian country singer "came out of the woodwork" to say they recognized the lyrics after the Associated Press wrote about the composition on Tuesday, said Christie's pop culture specialist Simeon Lipman. Dylan was 16 and still going by his given name Bob Zimmerman when he submitted "Little Buddy" in the summer of 1957 for a newspaper at a summer camp in Wisconsin.
November 23, 2008 | Jim O'Connell, O'Connell is the basketball writer for the Associated Press.
This is time of year the same lines come from people ranging from basketball fanatics to sun worshippers: "Can I carry your computer bag?" "I can keep stats for you." "Please, please, please." For the 16th time in my 21 years as the national college basketball writer for The Associated Press, I have been assigned to cover the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The 25th edition of the tournament that has become an early season standard gets under way on Monday with its usual standout field -- No. 1 North Carolina, No. 7 Texas and No. 9 Notre Dame -- and its always perfect weather.
July 20, 2008 | Allyssa Lee, Special to The Times
There's show business, and then there's snow business. Andres Dominguez gets to dabble in both. The Chile-born, Canada-raised Dominguez spent 14 years as a sawmill and prop mill engineer before "I just got bored," he says. In 1991, a friend helped him land a job at a special-effects company, and since then, he's worked on films including "Seven Years in Tibet," "Fantastic Four" and "X-Men: The Last Stand." His first major snow biz job, however, was 1999's powder-packed "Snow Falling on Cedars."
January 9, 2008 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Basketball is a simple game; you just put the ball in the basket, right? Well, easier said than done for Savannah State in the second half of an 85-25 loss to Kansas State on Monday night. The Tigers were one for 23 from the field and were outscored, 48-4, in the second half, setting NCAA records for fewest points and lowest field-goal percentage in a half during the shot-clock era. Joseph Flegler made a three-point basket with 5:48 to play to end the drought and by that time, even Kansas State supporters were rooting for a Tigers basket.
January 6, 2008 | Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press
Break out the publicity machines. Bring on the hype. Hurry, though, because time is short and the burden is huge. Just a few days remain to wipe out the images that filled so many hung-over heads on New Year's Day and somehow make them believe once again. Just a few days remain to pull off the snow job of the young year. After a season of some unbelievable ups and downs in college football, the Fox television network has the unenviable task of scoring the biggest upset yet: figuring out a way to make people believe that the winner of the BCS championship game will really be the champion of all the land.
December 20, 2006 | Frazier Moore, Associated Press
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. Like I've got a choice. The media are pounding it into my head. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. No way of ducking this annual storm. Nearly 200 years ago, Clement Clarke Moore described a night before Christmas when "the moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow / Gave the luster of midday to objects below." But now we don't have to rely on some poet's fancy words. We get the picture -- over and over on television. In programs and commercials.
December 13, 1985 | KAREN TIMMONS, United Press International
Nobody ever looks forward to January. It's a lousy month for everybody--except divorce lawyers and psychiatrists, who enjoy it as peak season. A lot of experts have tried to blame January's depressing reputation on the rotten weather or cabin fever or something called post-holiday letdown, but it's pretty plain the real reason is the New Year's resolution. By Jan.
A National League scouting book sits in his locker, and J.T. Snow spends part of each day learning about his new league. The former Angel first baseman, acquired by the San Francisco Giants for pitcher Allen Watson in November, says he has turned the page in another way as well. "I have no ill feelings toward the Angels," said the two-time Gold Glove winner, who attended Los Alamitos High in the shadow of Anaheim Stadium.
August 4, 2006 | Michael Becker, Times Staff Writer
Inside his personal tour bus, a vehicle that will chauffeur him around Los Angeles while he plays games on a PlayStation2, watches video feeds of practice runs and listens to Led Zeppelin on the surround-sound stereo system, Shaun White is lounging on a plush sofa. "Did you see the leopard print?" He points excitedly to his queen-sized bed in the back of the bus.
July 9, 2006
AGUSTIN, really now. Are you sure you were in Panama ["Panama, Primed," by Agustin Gurza, June 25]? Someone has given you a snow job! The Hotel Panama has poor service, the roads are a disaster, the "freeway" to Colon (the second-largest city in the republic) was never completed. Portobelo is a national disgrace, rotting and deteriorating like Colon, the most crime-ridden city on the Caribbean side. If this country doesn't do something about its basic infrastructure -- and soon -- it's going to implode.
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