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September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes to power the Indianapolis Colts past Kurt Warner and the turnover-plagued Arizona Cardinals, 31-10, Sunday night. Manning completed 24 of 35 passes for 379 yards with one interception. Warner, under severe pressure much of the game, was 30 for 52 for 332 yards and one touchdown but had two passes intercepted. Indianapolis safety Antoine Bethea recovered a fumble at the five to stop one Arizona drive and intercepted a deflected pass in the end zone to thwart another.
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HEALTH
February 16, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
The man attacked by a wayward camel that escaped a property near Palmdale on Friday said he had to crawl under a car to avoid more serious injuries. "He was stomping me and biting me, and getting on his knees on top of my chest," Steve Brefka, 72, told ABC7 in an interview. Brefka was rushed to a hospital, where he received treatment on his head for a camel bite. A call reporting that a "vicious camel was attacking people" in the 500 block of East Soledad Pass Road came in at 8:38 a.m., said Lt. Darren Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Palmdale station.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have run a multicontinent theater empire, directed a number at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and swum with great white sharks off the coast of Southern California and Guadalupe Island. But the hardware store was thwarting them. "We wanted a new bit for the show and couldn't find anything at the store. Every object we seemed to have used before," McNicholas said. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV They eventually settled on plumbing connectors used primarily to repair broken toilets.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have run a multicontinent theater empire, directed a number at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and swum with great white sharks off the coast of Southern California and Guadalupe Island. But the hardware store was thwarting them. "We wanted a new bit for the show and couldn't find anything at the store. Every object we seemed to have used before," McNicholas said. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV They eventually settled on plumbing connectors used primarily to repair broken toilets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1987
Re the piece of Ms. Cannon and ballroom dancing (Feb. 24): To each his own. I happen to be one of those "dancers in their 40s still doing the stomp, frug and twist and shaking" my body all over the place. Her opinion that those dances were "never really good" and that we don't want to "let go of it" or that we are trying to convince ourselves that what we're doing is fun, is off the mark. It is fun! We do enjoy it. It's part of our youth, just as much as the swing is for those now in their 60s. I also happen to appreciate the waltz, fox-trot and other "ballroom" dances, and, although I may not be able to win a tango contest, I enjoy and have fun trying.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 1999 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Stomp" doesn't have a plot, really, but this joyful ode to the art of making noise does have a clear message: Music is everywhere, if you listen for it, and--the corollary--anyone can make a happy sound. The combination percussion recital and dance concert--in which eight performers create rhythms by banging on garbage cans, snapping open newspapers, flicking lighters and so on--has been rapturously received by audiences around the world. In its third visit to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, "Stomp" is as fresh and fun as ever, encouraging Tuesday's giddy opening-night audience to clap and stomp along, making its own kind of music.
NEWS
January 25, 1999 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Question: Stompers have diverse backgrounds, some primarily in dance, some in theater, others in drumming, like you. When did you start drumming? Answer: I was like 3 years old when I had my first drum set, a toy drum set I got from my parents. It was just in me. I just felt it. I was always tapping on stuff. Then I went from just banging around to getting a marching drum when I was in the fourth grade, and I just kept going. I played in the high school band. * Q: How did you get into Stomp?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2000
Why send a theater critic to do an art reviewer's job? Don Shirley didn't understand the intent and beauty of Karen Finley ("Karen Finley Lampoons . . . Well, What Is It, Exactly?," May 2). Finley fearlessly and purposefully used her body and voice to weave swatches of sexual politics and then rip them to shreds. She told us stories that took twisted turns into incest or esteem issues that were impressive and sometimes moving in their language and understanding. Her parodies of idiot striptease acts that normally make men stomp and howl like the wolf in a Tex Avery cartoon were [hilarious]
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1986 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Will the Austin, Tex., spring of hot rockers ever dry up? Not if groups like the Tail Gators, which made its local debut Friday at Club Lingerie, are any indication. This "swamp rock" power trio of guitarist/singer Don Leady (ex-LeRoi Brothers), bassist Keith Ferguson (ex-Fabulous Thunderbirds) and drummer Gary (Mudcat) Smith, nearly shook the house down with a mix of swinging Texas blues and Cajun stomp, all set to a big beat.
SPORTS
February 18, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Double cork equaled double gold. Shaun White grabbed air and looked like he was capable of grabbing the tree line at Cypress Mountain on Wednesday night in the men's halfpipe. He soared high and seized the moment, bringing the crowd along for the ride, and well, the U.S. men's team, too. Teammate Scotty Lago won the bronze, just behind Peetu Piiroinen of Finland. White successfully defended his Olympic gold medal from 2006 in Turin, Italy. Maybe it should be called Red-Peat, as a nod to his long, flowing red hair.
SPORTS
September 29, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas  - The 2013 season ended for Josh Hamilton on Sunday much the way it started, with the Angels outfielder being booed off his old home field, only this time the former Texas Rangers star had a curious reaction, one that seemed to mock the Ballpark in Arlington crowd. After flying out in the ninth inning of the Angels' 6-2 loss that pushed Texas into a one-game wild-card tiebreaker against Tampa Bay on Monday night, Hamilton doffed his helmet and saluted fans before going into the dugout.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By David Ng
"Stomp" -- the enduringly popular physical-theater and percussion show that has been running in various forms since debuting in Britain in 1991 -- is set to return to the Los Angeles area in December for an engagement at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The L.A. stop, which is part of a tour, is scheduled to run Dec. 17-Jan. 5. There will be no performances on Dec. 19, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Before coming to Beverly Hills, "Stomp" also will be seen at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside on Oct. 12 and 13.   PHOTOS: Best in dance for 2012 "Stomp" has previously played in Los Angeles a number of times, including at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
SPORTS
August 30, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
ATLANTA - What a tremendous break it was that the hotel I checked into did not have cable access to Thursday night's USC game at Hawaii. It meant not having to watch a game most Trojans fans probably turned off. It freed my remote to explore the exciting sights and sounds of Mississippi at Vanderbilt and then, more incredibly, Rutgers at Fresno State. If the first 24 hours of college football is going to be like this, we'll all be on medication by the end of September. You felt sorry for the NFL trying to counterattack with meaningless exhibition games, knowing no one feels sorry for the NFL once the real games start.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Wine lovers, prepare to go camping in California's wine country -- no tents required. Sonoma County Winegrowers is offering what it calls "a fantasy boot camp for wine and food enthusiasts" during the September harvest that gives participants a close-up of winemaking, from picking grapes in the field and stomping them to blending wines with a pro. Sonoma County Grape Camp features three days of winery tours, cooking classes and wine blending...
BUSINESS
February 28, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Skechers , the Manhattan Beach footwear maker, has a new line of shoes targeted at teen girls, retailing at stores such as DSW and Dillard's. Sounds normal, until this: The collection is called “ Daddy' $ Money.” The sneakers have hidden 2-inch wedges. Designs include animal prints and lips, with names such as “Gimme Megabucks,” “Gimme Wicked” and “Gimme Mucho Dinero .” An accompanying video features singers crooning about “daddy's girls” with sound effects like a cash register's “ cha - ching .” The pitch on the brand's Facebook page: “Get spoiled with Daddy' $ Money, ultra-cool shoes that will put you in the spotlight with a dose of swag… ” Skechers did not immediately return requests for comment.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
A Flagstaff, Ariz. police officer accused of bludgeoning, stomping and strangling an injured dog in an attempt to put the dog down after a traffic mishap has resigned from the force, the department announced Monday. Cpl. John Tewes delivered his letter of resignation on Friday in a letter addressed to Police Chief Kevin Treadway. Prosecutors have said they did not have sufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges in the incident, but the department launched an internal affairs investigation into Tewes' actions.
OPINION
December 25, 2001 | TIM ROZGONYI
'Tis the day after Christmas. My work is all done. The children are happy; I haven't missed one. But this year was different, the hardest I've had since that time with Rudolph when the fog was so bad. * It started off nicely, the night sublime. We made it through Canada in world record time. But as soon as we crossed into USA space, an F-15 fighter got up in my face. * I hailed the young pilot with a wave of my hand. But he shook off my greeting and forced me to land.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2009 | Susan King
It's hard to envision veteran British actor Malcolm McDowell cooing, but the 66-year-old star of such classic films as Lindsay Anderson's "If . . . " and Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange," for which the actor will always be remembered as a vicious hood, turns out to have a weak spot: his three youngest children. "It's pretty magnificent on the whole," says McDowell of his second time around as a father, as he scrolls through his iPhone looking for pictures of his children with third wife, Kelley Kuhr -- 5-year-old Beckett; 2-year-old Finn and 7-month-old Seamus.
NATIONAL
October 12, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
In a case that has shocked Arizona animal activists, prosecutors have decided not to charge a Flagstaff police officer who in a gruesome incident this summer used his baton, boot and a cable to kill an injured dog after a fellow officer accidentally hit the animal with his car. In August, Cpl. John Tewes was called after another officer hit a loose dog with his car about 2:30 a.m. Tewes and the other officer decided the dog needed to be euthanized, but...
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