September 6, 2013 |
CINCINNATI - The Dodgers began the weekend with the second-largest division lead in baseball. Their opponents, the Cincinnati Reds, started Friday with a seven-game advantage in the race for the National League's final wild-card playoff berth. But anyone looking to bill the series as a playoff preview isn't getting any help from Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, who said he won't look ahead to the postseason "until we're drinking champagne. " Mattingly can read a schedule without the help of champagne, though, and the schedule shows the Dodgers play just one more team with a winning record after they leave Cincinnati.
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June 14, 2012 |
Hands twisting nervously, Angel waited silently as the robed judicial officer scanned his file. In the last three years, the teenager had picked up two truancy tickets and one for "vandalism with a can of spray paint. " He ignored them. Then he turned 16 and learned he couldn't get a driver's license unless he showed up in a South Los Angeles courtroom and resolved what he feared could be hundreds of dollars in fines. Judicial referee Jack Furay, framed by a large court seal on the wall behind him, looked up and announced he didn't want Angel's mother paying for her son's transgressions.
April 27, 2012 |
These aren't your older brother's Denver Nuggets, the ones with Kenyon Martin, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Nene that were mainly speed bumps for the Lakers' deep playoff runs in 2008 and 2009. This is the lighter, faster version that still might roll over and allow the Lakers to advance past the first round, but not before creating some lung burn in the mile-high air. The Nuggets led the NBA in scoring this season, throwing off 104 points a game in a season where only two other teams averaged more than 100 (San Antonio and Oklahoma City)
February 1, 2012 |
Amazing how a few weeks of hard work and well-deserved momentum can be undercut by, say, 69 seconds of bad hockey. Or two sloppy shifts. And all that heavy lifting goes for naught. That is exactly what happened to the Ducks on Wednesday night in a rapid-fire first-period meltdown at Honda Center. Dallas defeated the Ducks, 6-2, scoring three goals in a span of 3 minutes 54 seconds and two goals in 69 seconds. That turned into a 3-1 lead for the Stars after one period.
November 27, 2011 |
Question: We have been renting a condo and are in the process of buying it from the owner. My husband went to a board meeting to complain about the speeders on the association's road in front of our condo. We made the board aware that vehicles speed down the street in early-morning hours going two or three times the posted 15-mph speed limit. We asked the directors if they could install speed bumps where this is occurring. The board said no. The meeting minutes reported: Renter "expressed his concern about cars speeding in the streets by his home.
February 21, 2010 |
The Essential Engineer Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems Henry Petroski Alfred A. Knopf: 288 pp., $26.95 Henry Petroski, who has written several wonderful books about small things (toothpicks, pencils) and large things (bridges, technology, the importance of failure) has got something stuck in his craw. He is irritated by the way we romanticize scientists and disrespect the critical role of engineers: "Our Western Platonic bias has it that ideas are superior and prerequisite to things."