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December 16, 2001
As the recession continues to deepen, idling millions, I would have thought the Information Technology Assn. of America would tone down its pitch ["Industry Downturn Hasn't Killed Tech's Big Appetite for Top Talent," Dec. 9]. Instead, they are peddling the same skills-shortage song and dance. Does Richard Spitz really believe that the "ton of people available" are unable to retool and acquire "hot" skills? Does he really believe that what these technology workers already know is of no value?
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August 4, 2013 | Wire reports
Missy Franklin won her fifth gold medal of swimming's world championships at Barcelona, Spain, to tie the record for most titles by a woman in the biennial meet. Franklin clocked 2 minutes 4.76 seconds in the 200-meter backstroke Saturday to match the gold-medal totals of Tracy Caulkins (1978 in Berlin) and Libby Trickett of Australia (2007 in Melbourne). If the 18-year-old Franklin wins her final event, the 400 medley relay Sunday, she'll join Michael Phelps , Mark Spitz and Kristin Otto as the only swimmers to win at least six golds in one year at the worlds or the Olympics.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1991
I was greatly disappointed in your coverage of Mark Spitz's comeback to competitive swimming after a 19-year layoff ("Spitz Gets Swamped in Comeback," April 14). Your article's extremely negative tone was uncalled-for and unprofessional. In my opinion, the skill, courage and determination exhibited by Spitz was inspirational to athletes throughout the world and should have been recognized as such. Spitz hasn't gone the route of many overweight, over-the-hill former boxing champions in taking on third-rate opponents to secure an easy victory.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Spitz, the tasty Middle Eastern-inspired sandwich shop and home to the doner kebab with locations in Eagle Rock and downtown Los Angeles, has expanded to Los Feliz. On Wednesday, its new location on Hillhurst at Sunset soft-opened. The grand opening is expected to happen in a few weeks. The Los Feliz Spitz was designed by Celeste Korthase Studio to reflect a breezy, street-food vibe, including street art that was found all over the city and plastered to the exterior walls. Inside you'll find a bar made with reclaimed wood from Frank Sinatra's Coldwater Canyon home.
SPORTS
April 14, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nineteen months of suspense ended with barely a splash Saturday as Mark Spitz returned to swimming in front of 1,800 at the Mission Viejo International Sports Complex. Shortly after 2 p.m. Spitz appeared, followed 10 minutes later by his younger opponent, Tom Jager. After television interviews and a warmup, the two mounted the blocks and ended all speculation about what a 41-year-old can do after a 19-year layoff against world-class competition.
SPORTS
April 5, 1991 | JOE GERGEN, NEWSDAY
For 18 months, the return of Mark Spitz has been more personal quest than public spectacle. By extending his training through another swim season, he has passed a test of will but no other. Not yet. The second stage of his comeback begins next weekend when the most accomplished swimmer of his -- and perhaps any -- generation participates in his first competition since the 1972 Olympic Games.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Spitz, the tasty Middle Eastern-inspired sandwich shop and home to the doner kebab with locations in Eagle Rock and downtown Los Angeles, has expanded to Los Feliz. On Wednesday, its new location on Hillhurst at Sunset soft-opened. The grand opening is expected to happen in a few weeks. The Los Feliz Spitz was designed by Celeste Korthase Studio to reflect a breezy, street-food vibe, including street art that was found all over the city and plastered to the exterior walls. Inside you'll find a bar made with reclaimed wood from Frank Sinatra's Coldwater Canyon home.
SPORTS
September 13, 1989 | Associated Press and
Mark Spitz, who won an all-time record seven gold medals in the 1972 Olympics, will try to qualify for the 1992 Games in the 100-meter butterfly, according to a published report. A story in USA Today quoted Spitz, 39, as saying he is training for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which will be held in 2 1/2 years. Spitz, who will be 42 when the next Olympics are held in Barcelona, said: "I don't really call this a comeback because I left this sport at the top.
SPORTS
September 12, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Mark Spitz, who won an all-time record seven gold medals in the 1972 Olympics, will try to qualify for the 1992 Games in the 100-meter butterfly, according to a published report. A story in today's editions of USA Today quoted the 39-year-old Spitz, considered the greatest swimmer in Olympic history, as saying he is training for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which will be held in 2 1/2 years. A source told the Associated Press that Spitz is, indeed, attempting a comeback and believes he can do it.
SPORTS
September 3, 2002 | Randy Harvey
After winning his fifth gold medal in Munich, Mark Spitz considered withdrawing from his final individual race. One reason was that he felt he needed rest for the 400-meter medley relay. Another was that Spitz--whose father, Arnold, often said, "Swimming isn't everything; winning is"--didn't believe he could beat U.S. teammate Jerry Heidenreich in the 100 freestyle. "Six gold medals is better than six golds and a silver," Spitz said.
SPORTS
August 17, 2008 | Lisa Dillman, Time Staff Writer
BEIJING -- Michael Phelps knew what he was talking about all these years about being the first Michael Phelps and not the second Mark Spitz. Second to none. That's what Phelps became this morning at the Water Cube, winning his eighth gold medal, the most at a single Olympics, surpassing the legendary and seemingly untouchable mark set by Spitz in 1972. The new legend, not a soggy imitation, was written by the 23-year-old Phelps with emphatic, bold strokes in this nine-day meet.
SPORTS
August 16, 2008 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
It was 1/100th of a second for the ages. Michael Phelps won his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Games today in heart-stopping fashion, out-touching Serbia's Milorad Cavic in the 100-meter butterfly to equal Mark Spitz's legendary 36-year-old record. Phelps, 23, can break the record for most gold medals in a single Olympics on Sunday morning (tonight Pacific time) if he and three teammates prevail in the 400-meter medley relay. Phelps set an Olympic record, going 50.58 seconds to Cavic's 50.59.
SPORTS
August 3, 2008 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Steve Genter, Jerry Heidenreich and Gary Hall Sr. have morphed into Ryan Lochte and Ian Crocker. Yes, 36 years later. The first three, in no particular order, were the ones standing between Mark Spitz and a record seven Olympic gold medals at Munich in 1972. At the upcoming Summer Games, Lochte and Crocker will be the main protagonists standing between Michael Phelps and Spitz, conceivably blocking Phelps' bid to match or surpass Spitz. "Thirty-six years is a long time," Spitz said recently.
SPORTS
August 2, 2008 | Bill Dwyre
Mark Spitz is 36 years removed from perhaps the single greatest performance in Olympic history, his seven swimming gold medals in Munich in 1972. Strangely, he apparently is also removed from the proceedings in Beijing, an interesting omission or oversight, considering that the biggest story of the 2008 Games might be Michael Phelps' attack on Spitz's record. A simple question, an interview icebreaker, brought this exchange: "You're going to Beijing, I presume?" "As we speak, no." "Really.
SPORTS
August 17, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
If it wasn't one giant eclipsing him, it was another. If it wasn't the shadow of Mark Spitz looming, it was the huge wave action of Ian Thorpe threatening to take him under. Boxed in by the past and the present, Michael Phelps had no place to hide. So he wound up on the third-place step of the medals podium Monday night at the Olympics, despite having swum a time that would have won gold four years ago in Sydney.
SPORTS
August 16, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The magic number is down to seven. Swimmer Michael Phelps' chance to pass Mark Spitz's record seven gold medals at one Olympics vanished here Sunday night, with accompanying controversy, as the U.S. men's 400-meter freestyle relay team finished third. It was the worst Olympic showing for the American men in this event. South Africa won in world-record time and the Netherlands was second. The South Africans swam the race in 3 minutes 13.17 seconds, breaking the record of 3:13.
SPORTS
September 28, 1989 | Jim Murray
We should probably start this column off with a little theme music from the movie, "Jaws." Throom-throom-throom-throom. It's about the return of the great white shark to the local waters after an absence of 17 years. When last seen cutting through the waves, he was an awesome sight. He struck terror in the hearts of swimmers everywhere. Like all sharks, he was perfectly formed for his role in nature.
SPORTS
May 4, 1990 | MARK MILLER, BALTIMORE SUN
You remember Mark Spitz. He won seven gold medals for swimming in the 1972 Munich Olympics. After that he did a TV special with Bob Hope and a few commercials, then married and retired from public life. Now he's back -- not on TV (except for interviews) but in the water. Spitz, 40, hopes to make the 1992 U.S. Olympic team and compete in the 100-meter butterfly event in Barcelona, Spain.
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