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May 27, 2001 | STEVE BALTIN
More than any other act, Everything but the Girl resides in both the pop and electronic worlds. The first mix CD from the duo reflects that dual existence, as Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn have compiled an eclectic roster of artists, from techno's Carl Craig to soul singer Donny Hathaway. Mixed by Watt, "Back to Mine" glides effortlessly from ambient to dub to house without ever losing its chill-out vibe.
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BUSINESS
April 21, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Move over, Google Fiber: AT&T has begun discussions to bring its ultra-fast U-Verse GigaPower Internet service to 21 cities across the U.S., the company said Monday. AT&T and Google are racing to roll out Internet service with speeds of up to 1 gigabit a second, a bandwidth that can easily handle today's high-definition video and audio. AT&T plans to roll out U-Verse GigaPower to more markets more quickly than Google can. The Internet search giant is operating its fiber service in three cities and plans to expand to 10 more.
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BUSINESS
July 13, 1986
Sidney P. Anderson's letter ("Unfair Political Labels," July 6) criticizes columnist Harry Bernstein for referring so constantly to "ultra-conservatives," "far rightists," et al., as though there were no such individual as an "ultra-liberal." I am sure that Bernstein is not intentionally neglecting the ultra-liberals. It's just that they are not holding political office these days, nor are they anywhere else in the news, business-wise at least. As for the "ultra-conservatives," President Reagan and all his followers always refer to themselves as conservatives.
WORLD
April 14, 2014 | Kate Linthicum
JERUSALEM - The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. "Jerusalem, wake up!" the protesters chanted as security guards blocked them from entering the lobby. "Nonreligious people are equal too!" The demonstration was the latest skirmish in Jerusalem's long-running "Sabbath wars," which for decades have pitted the city's secular Jewish population against its ultra-Orthodox community over whether shops, theaters and other public spaces can remain open on the Jewish day of rest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1995
Today, times are lean for progressive Americans. As a Super Bowl fan I had to think of a reason to favor one California team over the other, so forgive my putting a political slant to Super Bowl XXIX. It was nice to see ultra-liberal San Francisco clobber ultra-conservative San Diego. BILL DEWAR North Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989
Martin Schram (Op-Ed Page, July 10) is definitely correct in writing that the American public has voted for the abortion ruling and an ultra-conservative Supreme Court. The greedy American public has "voted their pocketbooks" in the last three elections, beguiled by promises of "no more taxes." Most Americans cannot sense the danger of an ultra-conservative Supreme Court. When individual freedoms are eroded, all people suffer ultimately. It should be noted, that in helping the lowest person up the totem pole you really help yourself.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1990
Concerning the April 22 letters castigating the reviews of restaurants in France: They are from men who take critic Ruth Reichl seriously. She obviously is a satirist who goes to great lengths to raise the ire of we poor masculine types who pay the tab at ultra-expensive restaurants. W.E. PLUTTE Ojai
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1992
Thank you for trying to show both sides of the Clinton/Summerland issue (Column Left and Column Right, Dec. 1) but neither Tom Hayden nor Joseph Farah revealed anything more than their dedication to the polarization between ultra-liberals and ultra-conservatives, which the electorate clearly rejected on Nov. 3. I strongly supported and voted for George Bush, but I see nothing wrong with Bill Clinton's acceptance of the Thomasons' largess....
SPORTS
September 17, 1988
Let's not hear any more of this "physically" outmatched sort of thing vs. the Big Eight (or Big Two). Aside from the officials' mistake on that phantom touchdown call in favor of Nebraska, the only item that stemmed a total "massacre" was Terry Donahue's sense of humanity and ultra-conservative "sit-on-the-lead" philosophy. For this, Tom Osborne should be grateful. FRANK WYNNE Los Alamitos
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1991
Like every other chronicler of the '60s, Goldstein mentioned not one word about the disillusionment of that segment of the "older generation" which didn't automatically disapprove of change or turn thumbs-down on behavior of "the kids." There were many of us--already in our mid-40s--who hoped that just maybe the "younger generation" had found some answers that had eluded us; and in our way we were just as revved up--without ever resorting to acid or psychedelics--as students at Berkeley or attendees at a Doors concert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Urbanites have apparently found an answer to rural California's long nefarious history of cow-tipping. A group of men in San Francisco have allegedly taken to car-tipping. Three Smart cars were "tipped over" late Sunday or early Monday, local media reported. The pint-sized, two-door coupes were either set on their hind quarters or tipped completely over. The feat of upending a car listed at roughly 1,800 pounds may take more muscle than merely pushing over a snoozing cow, but the vandals also appeared to know what they were doing, according to one witness.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2014 | By August Brown
After unruly crowds trampled a security guard at this year's Ultra Music Festival, Miami's mayor is moving to deny the EDM concert's organizers the permits to operate next year. Mayor Tomás Regalado told WFOR, Miami's CBS affiliate that " in the next weeks, we are going to have a discussion on the city commission level to deny the permits for next year for the event here in the city of Miami. " The move comes after a massive crowd ran over 28-year-old Erica Mack, a security guard employed by contracting company Contemporary Services Corp., while trying to enter the festival Friday night.
WORLD
March 12, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution. The Equal Service Law approved by the Knesset, or parliament, calls for a gradual increase in the conscription of ultra-Orthodox men over a three-year period, ultimately exempting only a quota of outstanding scholars. Finance Minister Yair Lapid, whose centrist Yesh Atid party pushed the legislation as a way to increase fairness for other groups whose members are drafted into the military as well as to aid the integration of ultra-Orthodox men into the workforce, welcomed the bill's passage as a “revolution.” Ultra-Orthodox men had been exempt from military service to allow them to pursue their religious studies, which supporters said allowed them to serve the nation through prayer and by preserving Jewish heritage.
WORLD
March 2, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied in Jerusalem on Sunday to protest emerging legislation that could end their sweeping exemption from military service. The country's capital was paralyzed as access to Jerusalem was blocked. Government offices, schools and courthouses closed early, and public transportation was halted to accommodate the mass prayer called by rabbinical leaders. Under heavy police protection, black hats bobbed as the crowd of demonstrators swayed in prayer or danced to express their opposition to a military draft that many decried as a “war against religion.” In an unusual move, religious women were encouraged to attend the protest, standing separately from the men. For decades, Israel's ultra-Orthodox have been effectively exempt from military service.
WORLD
February 6, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men protested across Israel on Thursday against the government's plans to draft them into the military. Carrying signs and chanting slogans pledging to resist enlistment, the demonstrators shut down major traffic arteries, set fire to garbage dumpsters and even a police vehicle, as police attempted to contain them with water cannons and mounted troops. More than a dozen demonstrators were arrested, according to media reports. The demonstrations followed a Supreme Court ruling this week banning government funding of several thousand students who have failed to comply with draft notices issued by the army.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2014 | By James Rainey
For 27 straight summers, all that stood between runners and completion of the Badwater Ultramarathon was 135 miles of asphalt, a 13,000-foot elevation gain and late July temperatures that soared to 120 degrees and above. They called it "the toughest foot race in the world. " And not too many people argued. But this summer, the race from the depths of Death Valley to the shoulders of Mt. Whitney has been moved, while the National Park Service conducts a "safety assessment" of the run and other athletic events.
WORLD
August 18, 2008 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
Yossi Ravitz, 22, hasn't had a class in math, science, civics or English since he was a boy. But he believes the rigor of his religious studies equips him for any subject he might need to tackle later in life. "I don't feel I'm missing anything here," he said during a midday break at the spacious campus of the Hebron Yeshiva, one of Israel's most prominent religious academies. Ravitz is one of tens of thousands of Israeli boys and young men studying to master the Torah and the Talmud, cloistered at ultra-Orthodox schools that shield them from secular teachings that might shake their faith.
OPINION
January 19, 1986
I'm sure many people can relate to this: The other morning we cut over to our ultra new phone system. Needless to say, a great deal of confusion reigned. Calls coming in for one extension got connected to another extension, and no one was quite sure how to handle it. We now have a phone that operates like a computer! Pity the poor woman re-entering the business world, even after only a few short years. Answering the phone is no longer a simple task. We have all kinds of wonderful additions like conference calls, call transfer, recall, consult, leave word, and those are just a few. And your everyday words like phone and extension are becoming obsolete in favor of "Voice Activator" (phone)
BUSINESS
January 9, 2014 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
LAS VEGAS - Local resident Tony Holdip stood admiring the latest technological lust object on display at the world's largest consumer electronics show as a friend joined a crowd of amateur photographers snapping pictures of the immense 110-inch Samsung TV. "This is unbelievable," Holdip said, and commented on the set's brightness and image clarity. "The only problem I can see with this is it's possibly too big. " The Samsung Electronics Co. television set represents the next generation in home entertainment, "ultra-high-definition," or "4K," TV sets that boast four times the resolution of HDTV displays found in American households.
BUSINESS
December 26, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
An error on Delta Air Lines' website produced super low fares Thursday morning before the problem was corrected a couple of hours later. The fares were as much as 90% below regular ticket prices. Delta passengers who took advantage of the mistake said on social media sites that they had booked such deals as $51 for a one-way ticket from Minneapolis to Baton Rouge, La., and $35 from Raleigh, N.C., to Philadelphia, about one-tenth the normal price. "The situation has been resolved and the correct prices are being displayed," said airline spokesman Trebor Banstetter.
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