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August 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Mark Reynolds homered and drove in two runs in his return to Arizona's lineup, Yusmeiro Petit ended a personal three-game skid and the Diamondbacks routed San Francisco, 11-0, Thursday night after blowing late-inning leads in consecutive losses to the Giants. Petit (3-8) scattered four hits in six innings, struck out five, walked two and won for the first time since Aug. 4. Reynolds had missed the previous three games because of flu and received an IV treatment Tuesday. -- associated press
April 21, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers were, in the words of guard J.J. Redick, “a little down” during Sunday's practice, trying to collect themselves after dropping a 109-105 first-round Western Conference playoff game to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at Staples Center. But after going through practice Sunday and a shoot-around Monday, they say they are ready to face the Warriors in Game 2 Monday night at Staples Center. “I think yesterday we were a little down,” Redick said Monday. “I think we felt like we had squandered a game.
November 5, 1989
Until we can get better people into office, please, please don't give them more money to squander. Vote no on Measure M! ROBERT RUSIN San Clemente
March 31, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
It was all going so well until the brother-in-law got involved. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was picking up right where he left off the other day, looking sharp, poised and on his game, even if all of his teammates weren't quite along for the ride Monday at Staples Center. Then Minnesota forward Matt Moulson, who is Quick's brother-in-law and a former teammate, got opportunistic and sparked a third-period rally by the Wild as Minnesota beat the Kings, 3-2, scoring twice in a span of 1 minute 2 seconds.
November 1, 1992
Why not abolish the Legislature altogether? Modern technology makes it possible to cast votes directly, by telephone. We could save ourselves the millions those do-nothing politicians receive in salaries, per-diems and perks, and the millions they squander by overpaying for services. We might also manage to hang onto our jobs, instead of losing them, and afford better educations for our youth. JAMES V. HALLORAN III Redondo Beach
June 25, 2001
"Bolster the Drug Courts" (editorial, June 20) is very nice and positive, but why should a user who's harming only himself be subjected to involuntary treatment? Right now we don't make sufficient resources available to provide treatment on demand to those who want it. People would be lining up around the block for free voluntary treatment if no "drug history" were made public or went to the police. Let's get serious about treatment and education before we squander money on those who aren't yet ready to be clean and sober.
January 14, 1988
Being naive and never thinking about getting old, I never gave much thought to our Social Security system, that is, until I received a check for the grand sum of $255. The money represents burial expenses for my wife of 38 years. She was 54 at the time of her death and started paying into Social Security as a teen-ager and continued to pay until the time of her death. I'm at a loss as to why our government can squander billions of dollars for foreign governments while its hard-working citizens end up with next to nothing after working a lifetime.
December 1, 2002
Let's see whether I understand this. California used the proceeds of a gross overtaxation -- politically correct phrase: surplus -- to buy electricity for the people who were overtaxed in the first place ("California Kicks Off 1st Part of Bond Sale," Oct. 24). Now we are going to be taxed an additional $2.50 to $3.50 per month to allow the state to re-accumulate that surplus so the politicians can squander it or use it to balance the budget deficit that grew out of their profligate spending of the extraordinary revenue generated during the years of the dot-com "bubble."
March 15, 1988
One of the greatest scandals of the Reagan Administration is its refusal to spend more than $6 billion since 1981 in offshore oil revenue intended for federal, state and local park acquisition and recreation development. The Administration's 1989 budget proposes to use only $59 million out of a potential $900 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund during the coming fiscal year. Most of that amount has to be spent because of court rulings and legal settlements.
March 26, 1997
What is wrong with society? Remember the joy experienced when hearing those words, "It's a boy! It's a girl!" Parents, grandparents, relatives and friends shared in this happy occasion. Now, more than ever, we read in the papers or hear on television that these "precious gifts to society" face tragedies beyond our imagination! Some never leave their mother's womb alive, being deprived of "a chance of a lifetime!" Others are done away with during the early stages of their lives by a spiteful parent or jealous lover, who use the child to punish their partner.
February 14, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
SOCHI, Russia - About 15 months ago, when the Grand Prix Final was a test event for Sochi's new Iceberg Skating Palace, Brian Orser and the young Japanese figure skater he had been coaching for only a few months, Yuzuru Hanyu, went for a walk along the Black Sea. "We started talking about the Sochi Games, and he just blurted out, 'I want to win that Olympics, and I want to win the next one,' " Orser recalled. When Hanyu accomplished the first Friday, he treated what some would be celebrating as the achievement of a lifetime with a maturity, humility and sensitivity that belied his 19 years.
January 30, 2014 | Betsy Sharkey, Film Critic
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation. I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film, an ongoing joke starting with a crossword puzzle. Feckless may be a hard word to make funny, ahem, but it does come in handy in describing a slight film that mostly squanders its fine cast on frothy banter and silly escapades. Borrowed bikes and shared bongs are typical of the adults' risky business after they escape the tour.
November 4, 2013 | By Andy Lipkis
On Nov. 5, 1913, William Mulholland stood before a crowd of 40,000 people near San Fernando and unfurled an American flag, signaling the official opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. As water from the Owens Valley rushed through the spillway for the first time, Mulholland exulted to the assembled onlookers: "There it is. Take it. " It was a good line. But Mulholland should have pointed skyward - because that is the true source of our water. Now, 100 years later, faced with water supply problems that mock Mulholland's triumphalism, maybe we can finally get things right.
May 5, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
When the Angels added Josh Hamilton in the off-season to what was already the most expensive team in franchise history, the expectation was that the results would be historic. And they have been, just not in the way the Angels had hoped. Because with Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, their ninth in 12 games, the Angels (11-20) matched their worst 31-game start. They're already nine games behind first-place Texas in the division race and, five weeks into a season in which they were supposed to compete for a championship, they find themselves heading off on a six-game trip Tuesday that is shaping up as crucial.
April 25, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Spycraft has long been associated with the use of numbers stations - shortwave radio outposts sending cryptic numerical messages over the airwaves, often in a female voice. The thriller "The Numbers Station" employs this low-fi, high-enigma gimmick for a story about a disillusioned CIA hit man (John Cusack) assigned to protect a pretty American numbers reader (Malin Akerman) posted in a bunker in the English countryside. When the pair are ambushed in a brazen siege on the station, they try to suss out who their enemies are while overcoming each other's increasing mistrust.
April 9, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - After the Dodgers' 9-3 defeat to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, Matt Kemp spoke at length about his early-season slump - how he wasn't driving in runs, how frustrated he felt, how he knew he would start hitting in the near future and so forth. Suddenly, Kemp appeared to be struck by the absurdity of it all and started to giggle. "I've probably hit into a double play damn near every game," he said, shaking his head. Told he grounded into three in the Dodgers' first seven games, Kemp laughed.
May 28, 2007
Re "A plot both wide and thick," Column One, May 24 I will never understand the very wealthy. If most of us owned a beautiful, pristine 21,400-acre ranch, we would want it to stay that way forever. It is somewhat puzzling why Benjamin Coates, who apparently loved this place, would pass it on to someone who intends to turn it into another ugly development for a quick and very large profit. ALAN COLES Long Beach
March 15, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - When the White House tweaked the president's upcoming Holy Land itinerary to include Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, Israelis feared he wouldn't have time for a field trip to see their beloved Iron Dome missile defense system. No problem, Israeli officials decided. If Obama can't come to the Iron Dome, the Iron Dome will come to him. One of the five U.S.-funded batteries, which Israel is marketing for sale internationally, will be temporarily repositioned to the airport for a photo op with the arriving president.
February 26, 2013
Seattle 9, Angels 8 AT THE PLATE: Hank Conger, the projected backup catcher and 2006 first-round draft pick, drove in five runs with a home run, double and single. Center fielder Peter Bourjos walked twice, singled, scored twice and flashed his speed by going from first base to third on a wild pitch. ON THE MOUND: Garrett Richards, who appears more likely to start the season in the triple-A rotation than the Angels' bullpen, gave up one unearned run in two innings. R.J. Alvarez, the Angels' top draft pick last year and the last of four nonroster relievers who coughed up a 7-2 lead, gave up the winning run in the ninth inning.
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