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September 5, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
The young man from Newport Beach, just lucky to be able to walk, spent 4 hours and 12 minutes running, jumping and thrilling a packed grandstand on Friday at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. You want sports drama? Try this: Taylor Dent beat Ivan Navarro of Spain, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (1), 7-5, 7-6 (9). You want wild tennis statistics? Try this: Dent had 121 winners, 20 aces and won 190 points. One of his serves was clocked at 147 miles an hour. His opponent got in 81% of his first serves.
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April 22, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Laura Prepon has something to say about those Tom Cruise dating rumors: They're false, people. The "Orange Is the New Black" star addressed the reports linking her to the A-lister head-on in a Monday interview with She Knows  just ahead of the June 6 Season 2 premiere of the Netflix series. The dating rumors were first reported in the fall by Grazia and resurfaced last week when Page Six said the actors were an item. PHOTOS: Famous Scientologists " It's just so funny that, when people don't know, they just make stuff up, [like]
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1999
Re Kosovo: History certainly repeats itself. Here the world sits on its hands again. Unbelievable. JOHN GILLMARTIN Chino
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Cam Fowler
Hello, everyone! What a great start to the tournament so far. Going back a couple of days to our first game ... I had a few butterflies against Slovakia. We had a big second period with five goals, and I was able to settle in after that. We ended up winning, 7-1, a good start. The NHLPA has put together a lounge for all players and family to gather after games. So after our game I was able to go there and share my experience and everything with my family. Everyone was excited about our win. Seeing my teammates with their family and friends really makes the experience great.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1992
Like anyone else in Los Angeles over the last few days, I've seen more unbelievable scenes on the news. But the most unbelievable thing I have seen over the last couple days is that the firemen and policemen are still willing to do their job after the way this city has treated them. Thank you a million times. You are the best people this city has to offer. CYNTHIA MALLER, Encino
NEWS
January 1, 1988
After I read "Why Lee Hart Is Back" (by Nikki Finke with reporting by David DeVoss in Denver and Betty Cuniberti in Washington, Dec. 22), I went to my dictionary and looked up the word fatuous to see if "Lee Hart" was given as a synonym. To my amazement, it wasn't. Maybe I should have looked up "unbelievable." HAIG HAYDOSTIAN Northridge
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2000
In "The Resurrection of the Undead" (by Hugh Hart, Dec. 21), the great John Carradine, by far the best Dracula of them all, was totally left out in this supposed survey of the character's appearances in movies. This is not only unacceptable but unbelievable. BILLY MANN Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1994
I would like to compliment you and your staff for the coverage of the Northridge quake. Your many informational articles as to where to find help were greatly appreciated. Also, the photographs were excellent--and unbelievable. BETTY S. HURST Reseda
NEWS
April 11, 1993
The L.A. mayoral race is resulting in some unbelievable TV ads. Mike Woo's ad, for example, shows him standing side by side with Police Chief Willie Williams, giving the viewers the impression that the chief endorses him. Talk about false advertising. Yet Woo has no qualms about the ad. What a rascal! David Tulanian, Hollywood
NEWS
June 14, 1987
I am speechless. Just when I thought a program had lived up to all my expectations regarding credibility, creativity and a believable story line, we are subjected to one of the most unbelievable and distasteful endings to an otherwise perfect series. The writers of "St. Elsewhere" saw fit to have caring, concerned doctors leave one of their own (Dr. Auschlander) alone in the deserted hospital while he lay dying of liver cancer. The writers chose to end this episode by showing Dr. Auschlander collapsing to the floor, just as the wrecking ball outside makes its first swing on its way to destroying the hospital, and Dr. Auschlander along with it. Can anyone please give me justification for such a tasteless and unbelievable ending to such a previously brilliant show?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles. "I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A., she'd flown from Australia to London, then on to Nashville on her way back from the latest leg of her "Red" tour. But Swift, 24, is nothing if not game to be front and center for every facet of her career, so she committed to the schlep to L.A. for a Directors Guild of America screening of "One Chance," the film that's earned her a second Golden Globe Award nomination for her original song, "Sweeter Than Fiction.
OPINION
November 26, 2013 | By Michael Shermer
With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic conjecturing will wane until the next big anniversary. Don't count on it. A poll this month found that 61% of Americans who responded still believe that JFK was the victim of a conspiracy, despite the fact that the preponderance of evidence points to Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin.
SPORTS
November 9, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The season of free agency is upon us, and with it the season of contractual absurdity. Baseball is awash in money - from national television contracts, local cable deals, and the most powerful website in sports, mlb.com. The industry generates $8 billion per year, and the cash flow is so generous that each team will get another $25 million in revenue next year, just from an increase in TV money. All that money has allowed even small-market teams to retain their stars. The Cincinnati Reds kept Joey Votto for $225 million.
SPORTS
October 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
The week before he won his first game as USC's interim coach, Ed Orgeron visited only one Friday night high school game to recruit. "Hopefully, in the future, I may be able to get a helicopter and get to about four or five," he joked, "but we're not doing it yet. " He is now. Orgeron, who guided USC to a 38-31 victory over Arizona on Thursday, was scheduled to helicopter over the Southland on Friday night in search of future Trojans....
BUSINESS
April 9, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
David Weinberg, the finance and operating chief of footwear company Skechers, said the insider trading allegations directed at former KPMG auditor Scott London are “unbelievable.” Skechers, based in Manhattan Beach, along with Los Angeles nutritional supplement company Herbalife, were told Monday of London's suspected misconduct by KPMG. The auditing firm fired London and resigned as auditor to both businesses; the companies briefly halted trading of their shares Tuesday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lady Gaga is "doing unbelievable" a month after undergoing hip surgery that prompted her to cancel her world tour. The pop star is "doing wonderful, doing great" and "ready to get back to work," her manager Vincent Herbert told the New York Daily News. Gaga, 26, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, had to have the surgery as a result of a concert injury that rendered her immobile. She hid the injury from her staff for some time but finally announced that she was hurt when she could no longer walk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1988
After reading the horrible stories about the unbelievable treatment of Dunda I am in shock. We who support these so-called zoos, should show Roocroft how we feel by simply staying away. I know that I shall never attend myself, nor shall I take my friends to see the "docile Dunda," or her friends again. How could we? EVA M. DAVIS-LEAL Pasadena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It was a bright Saturday afternoon in February, the sun suspended over a glassy sea, when Coast Guard searchers spotted two tiny points of white bobbing in the water off the coast of San Diego. The cutter moved in closer, and the two spots became the toes of Karen Waltz Roston's tennis shoes, floating in the still Pacific above her bruised and bloodied face--the first concrete indication that Roston's honeymoon cruise to Mexico might not have ended as her new husband had said.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Bruce Arians could end up as the NFL's coach of the year even though he technically wasn't really a head coach. Although if he does win the award, Arians will be an official head coach, just not of the team he was coaching when he may or may not have earned the honor. Huh? Bruce Arians was announced Thursday night as the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. This season he served as offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts but also filled in as interim head coach while his boss, Chuck Pagano, underwent treatment for leukemia.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Remember “Impossible is Nothing,” the bloated video resume from Yale University student Aleksey Vayner that went viral in the worst way in 2006? Wall Street turned Vayner into a laughingstock upon viewing him bench-pressing heavy weights, performing jumps while skiing, playing tennis and karate chopping through seven bricks -- all in an attempt to land a banking job. Talk about a study in contrasts. This week, the finance community is abuzz over another application -- but this one comes with a document that some bankers are calling “the best cover letter” ever for its candor and humility.
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