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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.
April 17, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Is your body ready for summer? Join a live Web chat with fitness expert Denise Austin on Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Eastern) about how to get in shape for swimming, surfing, hiking or just enjoying the great outdoors. We asked Austin how she incorporates stretching into her workouts. Stretching isn't everyone's favorite activity, but it can improve flexibility, making it easier to do everyday tasks. "Stretching can be done anytime, anywhere," she says.
November 3, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. won't soon forget his 27th birthday, because he sent Fort Larned to the front from the start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, then withstood a stretch-long duel from Mucho Macho Man and jockey Mike Smith to come away victorious by a half-length in the richest race of the two-day world championships at Santa Anita on Saturday. Trained by Ian Wilkes, Fort Larned was sent off at 9-1 odds and returned $20.80, $9.80 and $6.80. Flat Out finished third.
February 27, 1993
Interesting that GM's lawsuit against NBC was settled within hours. Lawyers usually stretch such lawsuits over several years. It appears that when a lawsuit will be bad publicity for both parties, things get worked out very quickly. There's a lesson here! DON MANNING Los Angeles
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.
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