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June 25, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Coca-Cola Co. ended its test of an embossed Sprite can in Portland, Ore., as the world's largest beverage company experiments with unique packaging to make its drinks stand out on shelves. Information from the test of the Sprite can, which used a technology that lines up indentations with bubbles and lines on the can's artwork, is being used to develop new packaging, said a company spokeswoman.
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SPORTS
February 27, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have had an interesting history. Nike hoped its puppet commercials featuring both players two years ago would foretell an NBA Finals matchup between the Lakers and Cavaliers. Instead, Cleveland fell to Orlando in the Eastern Conference Finals and Bryant collected his first ring without Shaq against Dwight Howard. Many thought James' "decision" to take his talents to South Beach last season would set up a Lakers-Heat NBA Finals.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2008
Re "Cucumber Contender" at the J Lounge [Night Life, March 6]: Give me a break. Sixteen dollars for a cocktail with some gin, half an ounce of sweet and sour mix, and a spritz of Sprite -- oops, I forgot the salad that goes with -- a few cucumber slices and a sprig of mint? R.K. Heiman Venice
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2008
Re "Cucumber Contender" at the J Lounge [Night Life, March 6]: Give me a break. Sixteen dollars for a cocktail with some gin, half an ounce of sweet and sour mix, and a spritz of Sprite -- oops, I forgot the salad that goes with -- a few cucumber slices and a sprig of mint? R.K. Heiman Venice
SPORTS
August 7, 1994 | STEVE WILSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ten years ago, a spunky sprite with a 1,000-watt smile and a girl-next-door name, Mary Lou Retton, vaulted from the Los Angeles Olympics across television screens into the homes of millions of Americans who fell in love with her. Sweet 16, 4-feet-9, a red-white-and-blue, stars-and-stripes ball spinning through the air, she made an entire country cheer on Aug. 3, 1984, when she landed firmly on her feet and flung up her arms, absolutely sure of a perfect 10 that gave her the first U.S.
NEWS
January 28, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A diabetic who said he suffered potentially catastrophic blood sugar swings before he realized that the "sugar free" Sprite he was drinking contained high levels of sugar filed suit Tuesday against Coca Cola Co. and the company that distributed the soft drink.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1987 | JOE FASBINDER, United Press International
Lane McCullough is one of the young regulars who hang out at the Gaming House to hone their survival skills and to kill and kill again. On any given evening--it doesn't matter if it's a school night or a Saturday--a group of young men gather in the darkened basement of the Pasadena store, trying to keep warriors, demons and sprites from meeting their death in myriad unpleasant ways. "It's a way to learn to get along in life," said 20-year-old McCullough, who stops by frequently.
SPORTS
February 27, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have had an interesting history. Nike hoped its puppet commercials featuring both players two years ago would foretell an NBA Finals matchup between the Lakers and Cavaliers. Instead, Cleveland fell to Orlando in the Eastern Conference Finals and Bryant collected his first ring without Shaq against Dwight Howard. Many thought James' "decision" to take his talents to South Beach last season would set up a Lakers-Heat NBA Finals.
SPORTS
December 12, 1989 | Associated Press
Sir Sprite, ridden by apprentice jockey Mark Johnston, led all the way for a three-quarter-length victory in the $25,000 Snark Purse at Laurel Race Course Monday. The 7-5 favorite in a field of six sped six furlongs in 1:10 2/5 to pay $4.80, $2.60 and $2.20. Jeweler's Choice, $3.60 and $2.40, finished second and Chris' Holiday, $2.40, third.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
A group that plans to boycott Coca-Cola Co. products said Wednesday that the effort will begin in earnest this week in 10 large U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, with an initial focus on getting blacks to stop drinking Sprite. The boycott--led by the Committee for Corporate Justice, a group of former and current Coke employees--also aims to persuade businesses to switch their Coke vending machines to those from rival Pepsi-Cola Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2007 | Susan King
Lara MacLean Puppet wrangler Current credit: The Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites," a series for preschoolers featuring puppets, starring and executive produced by Tony Award-nominated John Tartaglia of Broadway's "Avenue Q." Previous credits: "Sesame Street" Awards: Two-time Emmy winner for puppet styling for "Sesame Street."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
THERE was one more day of shooting left before the new Disney Channel show "Johnny and the Sprites" wrapped production, and Michael Schupbach was touching up a pile of puppets sprawled out on a table in a corner of the set. A little-known fact about puppets: They get pretty worn out. "It's essentially a very complicated piece of cloth," said Schupbach, the show's puppet designer and co-art director.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
A group that plans to boycott Coca-Cola Co. products said Wednesday that the effort will begin in earnest this week in 10 large U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, with an initial focus on getting blacks to stop drinking Sprite. The boycott--led by the Committee for Corporate Justice, a group of former and current Coke employees--also aims to persuade businesses to switch their Coke vending machines to those from rival Pepsi-Cola Co.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Coca-Cola Co. ended its test of an embossed Sprite can in Portland, Ore., as the world's largest beverage company experiments with unique packaging to make its drinks stand out on shelves. Information from the test of the Sprite can, which used a technology that lines up indentations with bubbles and lines on the can's artwork, is being used to develop new packaging, said a company spokeswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1996 | DENIS M. SEARLES, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When lightning flashes out of a thunderhead and crashes to earth, something else may be going on above the clouds: flickering red and blue bolts of light thrusting 60 miles into the ionosphere. It's a phenomenon scientists refer to as sprites. The dictionary defines a sprite as "an imaginary being or spirit." Since discovering sprites six years ago, scientists have been trying to find out what they are.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1995 | LEE DYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scientists at the University of Alaska have finally proved something commercial pilots have known for years: The atmosphere above thunderstorms can be even more spectacular than the lightning below, with blue and red flashes of light that seem to explode across the night sky. Pilots have reported seeing bright flashes of colored lights above thunderstorms, but scientists have never been in the right spot at the right time with the right equipment...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1996 | DENIS M. SEARLES, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When lightning flashes out of a thunderhead and crashes to earth, something else may be going on above the clouds: flickering red and blue bolts of light thrusting 60 miles into the ionosphere. It's a phenomenon scientists refer to as sprites. The dictionary defines a sprite as "an imaginary being or spirit." Since discovering sprites six years ago, scientists have been trying to find out what they are.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
THERE was one more day of shooting left before the new Disney Channel show "Johnny and the Sprites" wrapped production, and Michael Schupbach was touching up a pile of puppets sprawled out on a table in a corner of the set. A little-known fact about puppets: They get pretty worn out. "It's essentially a very complicated piece of cloth," said Schupbach, the show's puppet designer and co-art director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1995 | LEE DYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scientists at the University of Alaska have finally proved something commercial pilots have known for years: The atmosphere above thunderstorms can be even more spectacular than the lightning below, with blue and red flashes of light that seem to explode across the night sky. Pilots have reported seeing bright flashes of colored lights above thunderstorms, but scientists have never been in the right spot at the right time with the right equipment...
NEWS
April 11, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Natasha Saum settled on her bed. Above her, eight pairs of worn pink ballet slippers hung down side by side. Ballet slippers danced around her room on the wallpaper. "Ballet is my life," she said with finality. It's no exaggeration. Now 14, she's studied ballet at the Channel Islands Ballet Academie in Oxnard since she was 4. She wants to become a professional ballerina, and later this month, she will have a chance to dance with the pros.
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