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November 26, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
When should a women have her first baby? A majority of Americans said age 25 or younger would be the ideal, according to a new survey.   Gallup recently polled 5,100 people and found that 58% said women should start having children in their early 20s or late teens.   Only 3% of respondents said 31 or older is the ideal time for a woman to have her first child.   In this teetering economy -- and with the unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds hovering around 13% -- the survey sparks the question: Exactly who thinks 25 is "ideal"?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
About 50 residents were let back into their Fullerton apartment units, which had been red-tagged Friday night after the 5.1 La Habra earthquake, according to Fullerton Fire Battalion Chief John Stokes. City building department inspectors were out in force Saturday to examine the 20 units at the building on Associated Road, and deemed them safe. Elsewhere in the city, about 19 residents in six single-family homes across northern Fullerton remained displaced, Stokes said. Most appeared to be staying with friends or relatives after a nearby shelter at a La Habra community center was closed by the Red Cross due to lack of requests for assistance.
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NEWS
November 18, 1986 | From Reuters
A reputed drug kingpin who buried his son in a Cadillac-shaped coffin with $50 bills stuck between his fingers was shot to death while getting out of his own Cadillac today, along with his chauffeur-bodyguard. Police said Willie (Flukey) Stokes, 49, and driver Ronald Johnson, 48, died in a hail of shotgun and automatic weapons fire as they stepped from Stokes' 1986 Cadillac limousine in front of the home of an associate on Chicago's South Side.
SPORTS
February 22, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Congratulatory messages started coming from time zones near and far. One, however, was particularly startling to the new Olympic gold medalist. Vic Wild, the American-born snowboarder who is competing for Russia, received a message of support from a childhood acquaintance named Hans. "I was mean to him when I was 7 years old," Wild said. "I felt bad about it, honestly, ever since. He messaged me the other day and I was at a loss for words, man. I said, 'Dude, even this guy is stoked for me.' "I was able to apologize to him and everything was cool, man. " FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Everything was cool Saturday for the snowboarder with the red-hot Olympic touch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
About 50 residents were let back into their Fullerton apartment units, which had been red-tagged Friday night after the 5.1 La Habra earthquake, according to Fullerton Fire Battalion Chief John Stokes. City building department inspectors were out in force Saturday to examine the 20 units at the building on Associated Road, and deemed them safe. Elsewhere in the city, about 19 residents in six single-family homes across northern Fullerton remained displaced, Stokes said. Most appeared to be staying with friends or relatives after a nearby shelter at a La Habra community center was closed by the Red Cross due to lack of requests for assistance.
SPORTS
September 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
Garrison Hearst was solid, and Michael Vick was exciting. Still, the San Francisco 49er receivers stole the show. Jose Cortez kicked a 24-yard field goal with 10:56 left in overtime as the 49ers rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 16-13, Sunday in a game featuring the limited debut of Vick and the return of Hearst. Terrell Owens, J.J.
SPORTS
August 18, 1989 | RALPH NICHOLS, Times Staff Writer
Skip Stokes, decked out in buckskin britches and a floppy hat, dresses like Daniel Boone and shoots like Annie Oakley. Next to Stokes is a burly, bearded man wearing a coonskin cap and a string of grizzly bear claws around his neck. Both men look like they either just stepped out of a "Jeremiah Johnson" movie or got lost on their way to a Davy Crockett look-alike contest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1998
The news of the death of Kwame Toure (a.k.a. Stokely Carmichael) saddens me a great deal (Nov. 16). He has done a lot in helping African Americans to struggle for self-determination and self-definition as a people. I had the pleasure of meeting him on campus on one of his college speaking tours in 1982. He seemed out of step then, still talking about world (socialist) revolution. I was very critical of his views. Considering the leadership vacuum within the African American community today, I wonder if I would be so harsh with my criticism.
SPORTS
December 4, 1987 | ROB FERNAS, Times Staff Writer
Top-seeded St. Bernard used its superior depth and a timely offensive change Thursday to avoid an upset to a bunch of long-range marksmen from West Torrance in the Pacific Shores Basketball Tournament. The Vikings (2-0), playing their second game without injured center Ed Stokes, held on for an 82-80 victory at Mira Costa High to earn a spot in the semifinals at 6:15 tonight against Inglewood (2-0) at Redondo. Although West (1-1) never led, the Warriors gave St.
SPORTS
March 22, 2002 | Steve Henson
Wesley Stokes, the player UCLA didn't want, was hearing all about it from Matt Barnes. Stokes, a Missouri guard, was about to throw the ball inbounds and Barnes was in his face, fronting the Bruin full-court press and talking trash to Stokes. But instead of replying, the Tiger sophomore smiled at Barnes and pointed to the scoreboard: Missouri 77, UCLA 69. The clock read 1:35. Stokes, a guard from Long Beach, had six points and three assists in 13 minutes off the bench.
WORLD
December 10, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - Even in death, Nelson Mandela brought together unlikely bedfellows. Mandela's memorial Tuesday drew dozens of dignitaries and heads of state, including a U.S. president and three former ones, a bipartisan congressional delegation and leaders from around the world. Each brought a tangle of tricky relationships that had to be, at least publicly, set aside to honor a man who championed reconciliation. For President Obama, that meant encounters that ranged from awkward to outright controversial.
NEWS
November 26, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
When should a women have her first baby? A majority of Americans said age 25 or younger would be the ideal, according to a new survey.   Gallup recently polled 5,100 people and found that 58% said women should start having children in their early 20s or late teens.   Only 3% of respondents said 31 or older is the ideal time for a woman to have her first child.   In this teetering economy -- and with the unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds hovering around 13% -- the survey sparks the question: Exactly who thinks 25 is "ideal"?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
If you liked "wilding," you're gonna love the "knockout game. " I have just become aware, thanks to Fox News and an author who publishes under the conspiracy-minded World Net Daily imprint, that roving gangs of black adolescents are marauding through our streets, randomly attacking innocent white victims in a racist ritual known as the "knockout game. " The motive is mischief, not robbery. These impeccable sources also claim the mainstream media, in a woeful act of political correctness, refuse to report the racial nature of this crime wave.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn and Chris O'Brien
SAN FRANCISCO - Ray McClure was lucky enough not only to get hired as one of Twitter's first employees but to get some stock. When he left Twitter in 2007 after one year, McClure cashed out a bit at a time by selling his shares privately. He opened an art gallery with his wife. He bought a house in San Francisco, sold it several years later for a tidy profit, then bought another. And he hasn't had to work, spending the last year at home caring for his 18-month-old daughter. "It changed my life in a very positive way," McClure, 35, said.
WORLD
November 9, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - The Chinese leadership is hyping a Communist Party meeting that began Saturday as the greatest financial rethink since leader Deng Xiaoping launched China's economic revolution in the late 1970s. In keeping with past patterns, the Chinese will not divulge specifics of the four-day session here until it concludes. But proposals that have leaked out in recent weeks include easing business regulations and liberalizing interest and currency exchange rates. The economic revolution launched more than three decades ago is still unfinished, leaving the country with a hybrid economy sometimes waggishly referred to as "capitalism with Chinese characteristics.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton and Andrew Tangel
If the initial public offering of Twitter Inc. had to be summed up in one of the company's famously pithy tweets, this would be it: The timing couldn't be better. Twitter is expected to make its public debut Thursday in one of the hottest IPO markets in years. And Wall Street is paying close attention. The New York Stock Exchange wants a smooth opening to assert its dominance against rival Nasdaq, which was panned for last year's glitchy IPO for Facebook Inc. Investors want a surge in the stock that could strengthen the tech sector's rise this year.
WORLD
August 25, 2002 | From Associated Press
Azerbaijanis voted Saturday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that the government says are needed to improve ties with the West but that the opposition warns will be a blow to democracy in the former Soviet republic. A preliminary count indicated that more than 88% of Azerbaijan's 4.4 million voters cast ballots, according to election officials. No results were released. Opposition groups boycotted the vote, saying the proposed changes appear designed to enable President Heydar A.
SPORTS
March 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Alana Beard wasn't about to let Duke fall short of the Final Four. Beard scored 24 points on nine-for-12 shooting and Monique Currie added 15 points as the top-seeded Blue Devils beat South Carolina, 77-68, Monday night in the East Regional championship game to earn their second trip to the Final Four. The Blue Devils (31-3), who have won a school-record 22 consecutive games, advance to San Antonio to face Oklahoma, a 94-60 winner over Colorado in the West Regional final.
BUSINESS
October 29, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton and Tiffany Hsu
It didn't matter that consumer confidence slumped or that retail sales were weak. The stock market barreled to new highs anyway. The nation's two closely watched stock barometers - the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index - hit new all-time highs Tuesday. Investors shrugged off disappointing economic data ahead of the holiday shopping season. The Dow jumped 111.42 points, or 0.7%, to 15,680.35. The S&P 500 climbed 9.84 points, or 0.6%, to 1,771.95.
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