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September 8, 2003 | Karen Voight, Karen Voight can be reached at
This exercise will strengthen not only your back and gluteal muscles but also will align your spine and stretch out your chest muscles, helping you avoid developing a rounded upper back. * 1 Lie face down on a mat with your legs straight. Reach your arms to the side at shoulder level with the palms facing the floor. Keep your inner legs close together with the soles of your feet facing upward.
September 2, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Some limousines keep stretching and stretching. One local ultimate stretch is a 40-foot-long Lincoln Town Car with an outdoor spa in the rear. "Nothing can really beat that," said Andy Wagner, owner of Ultimate Limousine in Anaheim, which offers the white super-stretch limo for $180 an hour. Known as the "Jacuzzi limousine," it has room for 18 passengers, and the hot tub can seat up to four people.
December 22, 1997
If Caltrans and the Los Angeles MTA's purpose is to provide improved transportation service to the public, then why have they kept over five miles of functional freeway lanes closed to traffic? The 5.8-mile stretch of high-occupancy vehicle lane on the southbound 405, from Lakewood to the 605 Freeway, is completed but remains closed. The stretch runs directly into the open HOV lane in Orange County and so would not involve any lane terminations. Over 2.5 miles of this stretch have been closed in this condition for almost a year.
December 19, 1989 | Associated Press
Imadefender drew off through the stretch for a four-length victory over Harham's Behaving in the $20,000 Impressive Purse at Laurel Race Course on Monday.
October 6, 1990
Zagor charged into the stretch to carry Angel Cordero to a head victory in Friday's $34,000 Belmont Park feature and then had to survive a steward's inquiry to retain the win.
May 17, 1985
Reigning Countess held off Charming Susan through the stretch Thursday and narrowly won the $48,600 Katonka Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, Reigning Countess finished a nose in front of the odds-on favorite, Charming Susan, ridden by Darrel McHargue. Trunk, ridden by Gary Stevens, was another 8 1/2 lengths back. Reigning Countess ran the mile in 1:34 2/5 and paid $6.20, $2.80 and $2.10; Charming Susan, sent off at 4-5, returned $2.20 and $2.
February 20, 1990 | Associated Press
Its Acedemic caught up with the leaders entering the stretch and then went on to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $113,000 Stymie handicap Monday at Aqueduct. The victory was the first in three starts this year for the 6-year-old who was ridden by Jorge Velasquez. Congeleur, 115, ridden by Jerry Bailey, set the pace going into the stretch and held on for a second-place finish, beating King's Swan, 115, by two lengths.
August 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Toxic fumes leaked from a truck carrying a compressed gas mixture of 60% tetrafluoroethylene and 40% hydrogen chloride, forcing nine families to evacuate their homes and closing a five-mile stretch of Interstate 79 for several hours early Friday.
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