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August 9, 2001 | Soren Baker
D12's "Devil's Night," Shady/Interscope. While Eminem uses wit, venom and energy to make his work remarkable, the other rappers in D12 employ awkward raps that lack the spunk, authority and humorous edge typical of Eminem's lyrics. * From The Times' album reviews
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SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CHICAGO - Mike Trout received some sound advice before playing his first game in Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday night. “Don't run into the wall full speed,” the Angels center fielder said. The walls of the 99-year-old park, known as the “Friendly Confines,” are anything but friendly. Behind the lush, green layer of ivy on the fence is solid brick, one of several challenges for those who have never played in Wrigley. Another is the wind, which often blows out but sometimes can swirl or gust violently, wreaking havoc on fly balls and popups.
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BUSINESS
September 12, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Owner of the popular Avalon Hollywood and Bardot nightclubs in Hollywood, and founder and president of John Lyons Systems, which designs and installs audio and lighting systems for high-end restaurants and nightclubs in such venues as the Mirage and Venetian hotels in Las Vegas. Background: Started working at a bar when he was a 14-year-old in Buffalo, N.Y. "I thought it was really cool to be in a room with adults and great bands — to be doing that and getting paid, it was like a dream world for a kid. " Lyons, 53, was barely out of high school when he and his brother Patrick began working at a 1,500-person club called Uncle Sam's.
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
Is it too soon to be advocating for new gun control measures? It isn't for President Obama, as he showed Wednesday with his announcement of a task force on the issue to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden. But some people want to use the old “haste makes waste” argument to delay action. SLIDESHOW: The 10 trigger-happiest states in America Take Times Op-Ed columnist Jonah Goldberg, for example, in his piece Tuesday, “ Mourn first, then act ,” about the Newtown, Conn., shootings.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2008 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
As the owner of a one-man shop, Bill Trousdale is faced with the classic small-business challenge. When he's busy with a big project at his Tustin recording studio, AudioVision Production Services, he doesn't have time to market his services. When the project is done, he finds that his job pipeline has dried up. Trousdale's problem is exacerbated by the fact that his most recent big project was a five-year job for a single client, producing audio Bibles.
TRAVEL
November 27, 2010 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Question: On a trip to Ireland we stayed at a hotel in Dublin that was advertised as "a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city center. " It was ? until about 2 a.m., when people began leaving the nightclub/pub across the street. There were fights, yelling, honking horns, beer bottles breaking ? and this was a Wednesday night. After another night like this, we decided to leave, but the hotel would not refund our money. Candy Butler , Lake Arrowhead Answer: Good night!
NEWS
September 4, 1990 | DAN LOGAN, Dan Logan is a free-lance writer based in Cambria.
Jet-setting isn't easy. Travelers feel anxious about flying, frustrated over packing, worried about protecting valuables and stiff from sitting too long in uncomfortable airline seats. To prevent this, all they really need is sound advice. Easing Flying Fears If you have a fear of flying, you're not alone. A Gallup poll found that 48% of airline passengers are at least occasionally afraid while in the air, even though flying is roughly 35 times safer than driving in a car.
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March 24, 2002 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some things you should know about being Kevin O'Connell: He owns a tuxedo after years of renting. The acceptance speech he's never given hasn't changed substantially over the years, although now he would thank his wife of seven months, Heather. He would thank her if it comes to that, and yet O'Connell knows it won't.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Was it Superman's, Spider-Man's or Socrates' uncle who said, "With great power comes great responsibility?" Regardless, it would have proved sound advice for the suddenly telekinetic teens at the center of the raw, electrical charge of "Chronicle. " Thankfully, it's wisdom the filmmakers took to heart. This mind-and-fork-bending sci-fi saga comes from the freaky imaginations of director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis, who've packed their feature debut with smartness. Don't let its DIY sensibility fool you: "Chronicle" is ultimately telling a meta-story, built around the age-old conundrum - if you had superpowers that would let you do just about anything, would you do good or evil?
NEWS
December 29, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Word is that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez flew to Germany earlier this month for a special treatment on his right knee and left shoulder -- on a recommendation from the Lakers' very own Kobe Bryant. Rodriguez received what's called platelet-rich plasma injections, or PRPs. Doctors will take a small amount of a patient's blood, centrifuge it to yield a concentration of platelets and inject it back into injured tissue. The idea is to supplement the growth factors and plasma cells in a person's blood with a concentrated dose in order to speed up healing of, say, a sore knee or a scarred Achilles' tendon.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2011 | By Jesse Lasky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As I learned in the fourth grade when my first crush told me oh-so eloquently to "Get lost, creepo!," not everything you go after in life will work out as planned. Now, at the ripe, old age of 28, nothing has reminded me of that schoolyard lesson more than when I recently pitched my first show to a TV network. After working in TV and film for the past seven years, from an intern to a production assistant to the writers' office, I decided to move from New York to Los Angeles. I'd been out here eight months when, during a meeting, I ran an off-the-cuff show idea by development executives.
TRAVEL
November 27, 2010 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Question: On a trip to Ireland we stayed at a hotel in Dublin that was advertised as "a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city center. " It was ? until about 2 a.m., when people began leaving the nightclub/pub across the street. There were fights, yelling, honking horns, beer bottles breaking ? and this was a Wednesday night. After another night like this, we decided to leave, but the hotel would not refund our money. Candy Butler , Lake Arrowhead Answer: Good night!
BUSINESS
September 12, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Owner of the popular Avalon Hollywood and Bardot nightclubs in Hollywood, and founder and president of John Lyons Systems, which designs and installs audio and lighting systems for high-end restaurants and nightclubs in such venues as the Mirage and Venetian hotels in Las Vegas. Background: Started working at a bar when he was a 14-year-old in Buffalo, N.Y. "I thought it was really cool to be in a room with adults and great bands — to be doing that and getting paid, it was like a dream world for a kid. " Lyons, 53, was barely out of high school when he and his brother Patrick began working at a 1,500-person club called Uncle Sam's.
HEALTH
June 28, 2010 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
If you want to comment on the dietary guidelines report or read the comments others have submitted, you can do that here: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DietaryGuidelines.htm. In the meantime, here's what the experts we contacted had to say: MARGO WOOTAN Director of nutrition policy Center for Science in the Public Interest (Washington, D.C.) The dietary guidelines provide sound advice for the majority of Americans. Basic nutrition advice hasn't changed much over the 30 years that the dietary guidelines for Americans has been published.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2010 | By Meg James
The gig: President of Dick Clark Productions. Orly Adelson oversees the production and distribution of the company's TV shows, including "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," the Golden Globes, the American Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, "So You Think You Can Dance?" and " Shaq vs." The company has about 50 employees. "Primarily, my job is to resolve problems. . . . If there is no problem, then nobody needs me. That's the idea of hiring good people." Coming to Hollywood: After serving as a lieutenant in the Israeli army, then earning degrees in sociology and musicology from Hebrew University and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, "I met a man who was an American in the [entertainment]
BUSINESS
February 16, 2009 | Scott J. Wilson
smartaboutmoney.org There's no shortage of financial advice on the Internet, but much of it comes from doubtful sources or is choked with confusing jargon. How do you find guidance that is both trustworthy and in plain English? Smartaboutmoney.org meets both tests. The site, produced by the well-regarded National Endowment for Financial Education, addresses common money issues with articles that are sound and clearly written.
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