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March 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The weather in Palm Desert was dry enough for Palm Desert and Vista Murrieta to play a doubleheader on Saturday in baseball, and Vista Murrieta came away with victories of 7-5 and 9-1. Sophomore Jack Moberg threw six shutout innings in the first game and contributed two hits. Coltin Gerhart hit a three-run home run in the second game.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 23, 2014 | By Richard Simon
In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places -- including bars, churches and government buildings -- following Gov. Nathan Deal's signing Wednesday of a bill celebrated by supporters as a victory for the 2nd Amendment but decried by critics as the "guns-everywhere bill. "  "We Georgians believe in the right of people to defend themselves, and we believe in the 2nd Amendment," Deal said. The measure drew national attention because of its sweep and its passage after a number of high-profile shootings around the country.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1988
Cheers and kudos for the series of articles on the hilarity of the Dreaded Sweeps Cycle on local television ("The Sweeps")!!! However, as a perpetual student of the mass media, I'm a wee bit confused as to how many times per year we should head for the hills to avoid the titillating fare which local TV offers during sweeps weeks. Dennis McDougal ("It's Wonderful, It's Disgusting, It's the Sweeps," Jan. 31) informs us that we will find shows such as "Nude Beach Accountants" and "Bikini Barbers" on local TV four times per year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- Chinatown figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court here in connection with a sweeping corruption probe that also ensnared state Sen. Leland Yee. Chow, who heads a Chinatown organization called the Chee Kung Tong, was charged with eight counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to sell stolen liquor and one count of trafficking in illegal cigarettes. Federal prosecutors say Chow, a felon with a criminal history that includes racketeering, is running a front for organized crime.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stewart Ramirez and Judith Espinoza are the king and queen of Eagle Rock basketball after leading the boys' and girls' teams to City Section Division III championships on Saturday. Ramirez scored 35 points in Eagle Rock's 68-56 victory over Hamilton. Espinoza scored 39 points in Eagle Rock's 60-51 win over Garfield.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1988
Awright! A feature article on Eyewitness News, their hardcharging anchors, Paul Moyer and Ann Martin, the producers behind the stars, the gossip, the big bucks, the unexpected suffering Paul and Ann have undergone to get to the top of the heap (being compared to Tom Snyder--Oh my God!) ("Moyer & Martin--Cool, Cute and Credible," by Dennis McDougal, Feb. 14). I laughed. I was touched. I'm not ashamed to admit I shed a tear. And then your cover story on what's-his-name, Steve Sea gull (funny name for a bad dude)
NEWS
February 7, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rick Santorum won the Colorado GOP presidential preference straw poll, according to the Colorado Republican Party. The victory means a trifecta tonight for the former Pennsylvania senator, who also won in Minnesota and Missouri. It is a significant defeat for front-runner Mitt Romney, who took 60% of the vote in the Colorado's 2008 nominating contest. John McCain , the eventual nominee, won just 18%. PHOTOS: Campaign 2012 highlights The results were announced late Tuesday on CNN by Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Natalie Green could have saved her virginity for marriage. Instead, she will lose it during sweeps. Tonight, 21-year-old Natalie, one of the young boarding-house residents in NBC's comedy series "The Facts of Life," will have her first sexual experience with her truck-driver boyfriend, Snake. In life, it probably had to happen someday. In the competitive world of television, it had to happen during sweeps.
SPORTS
March 21, 1987
Tom Duke had 19 kills Friday night to lead USC past San Diego State, 15-10, 15-5, 15-11, in a Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match in Peterson Gym.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
LACES won City Section championships in Division IV boys' and girls' basketball on Thursday night. The boys' team defeated top-seeded Rancho Dominguez, 49-37. Joseph Sledge scored 15 points for LACES, which fouled out 7-foot center William Brooks in the fourth quarter. Jaylin Bass had 11 points for Rancho Dominguez. The girls' team defeated Animo South, 46-34.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone in first place in the National League West, in large part because of their offense, which had another spectacular day Sunday in an 8-6, sweep-sealing victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game, Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe also belted home runs, and Dee Gordon swiped a career-high four bases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- Federal agents armed with a search warrant returned to California legislative offices Tuesday to execute a second sweep. FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankee confirmed the search of an office within the Senate's annex building, but declined to identify the room or name the subject of investigation. Senate workers said it was an overflow office used by Sen. Leland Yee, the San Francisco Democrat arrested last week on political corruption and arms-dealing conspiracy charges. Yee's main office was searched the day of the arrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Hoping to make Los Angeles a national leader in steering trash away from landfills, the City Council is poised to approve a sweeping and controversial transformation of garbage collection for tens of thousands of businesses and apartment buildings. The new system, which tightens city control over the commercial trash-hauling market, is expected to win approval Tuesday. Proponents say that the changes, backed by environmental and labor organizations, will keep more garbage out of landfills, cut down on truck traffic and make the industry safer for workers.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Hayden Boehle had 15 kills to help Loyola sweep Mira Costa in a nonleague volleyball match on Friday at Loyola Marymount.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks are an awful team, clinging to the NBA's worst record week after week, month after month. But they can always remember one thing about this season. They swept the Lakers. It became official Thursday, 108-105, another loss for the Lakers that was only slightly better than their dismal one at home to the Bucks. On New Year's Eve. By 15. Was it already mentioned that the Bucks are the worst team in the NBA? This one took place in front of thousands of empty seats because the Wisconsin Badgers started a Sweet 16 game in Anaheim 15 minutes before tipoff here.
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | Chris Foster
The warning signs were out there for UCLA. High-seeded teams were being sent home from the NCAA tournament left and right. It got the fourth-seeded Bruins' attention. They cleared one potential pratfall Friday night with a 76-59 victory over Tulsa in Viejas Arena, scratching Item No. 1 off their tournament to-do list. "We all watched the games, and we saw Duke and a couple high seeds lose," said forward Travis Wear, who was five for five from the field and scored 10 points.
SPORTS
May 11, 2001 | STEVE GALLUZZO
Fear was a strong motivator for Grant High on Thursday night. The top-seeded Lancers admitted they were afraid to face eighth-seeded Palisades in a City Championship quarterfinal at Grant. But Grant certainly didn't play scared, sweeping the Dolphins, 15-7, 15-7, 15-11. "We weren't as confident going in as we were against Sylmar," said senior middle blocker Mike Charleston, who led the Lancers (15-0) with 23 kills.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2004 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
In honor of the television arts festival known as February sweeps, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the world's most rhetorically named quiz show, offers for one week a "Super Millionaire" edition -- the term "multimillionaire" presumably was not sexy, or super, enough -- with a top prize of $10 million and two new "lifelines" to help whoever wants to be a super-millionaire become one. This fun began Sunday night and will continue tonight, Thursday and Friday at the strangely late hour of 10 p.
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
As the Dodgers were saying, they just love the idea of going to Australia. They should make it an annual event. Zack Greinke feels all left out. Maybe they'll bring him back a stuffed koala bear or something. What they are coming back with is a 2-0 record after sweeping their two-game, season-opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday following a 7-5 victory in that oldest ballpark in the majors, the Sydney Cricket Ground. With Hyun-Jin Ryu holding the team-that-would-be-their-rivals scoreless in his five innings and the offense putting together a 13-hit attack, the Dodgers looked a lot like the team favored by many to be the last standing in the National League.
WORLD
March 14, 2014 | By Henry Chu
BERLIN - The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her - Bulgarians - as if they were aliens from space. "It's all of a sudden like we're these three-eyed, five-legged people who are all going to steal stuff," said Tasheva, 27, a singer who has lived in Berlin for nine years. "Normally when I listen to these comments, I just laugh and switch the channel or turn the page….
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