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December 15, 2009
Lakers tonight AT CHICAGO Time: 5 PDT. On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710, 1330. Where: United Center. Records: Lakers 18-4; Bulls 8-14. Record vs. Bulls: 1-0. Update: The Lakers beat the Bulls last month, 108-93, with Pau Gasol scoring 24 points in his first game back from a hamstring injury. The Bulls have lost 10 of their last 12, leading to local speculation on how long Coach Vinny Del Negro will keep his job. -- Mike Bresnahan
December 18, 2007 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers had beaten the Clippers with ease, Kobe Bryant looked as healthy as could be, Andrew Bynum had taken another step forward, and everybody was happy. Almost everybody. Phil Jackson is often the Lakers' harshest critic, and his words hardly matched the glow of a 113-92 victory Sunday. The Lakers' coach started his postgame news conference by saying the team had endured a "laborious third quarter," and didn't get much lighter from there. Jackson took particular aim at the starters.
April 25, 2005 | J.A. Adande
The voyage to one possible Laker future required a trip down memory lane. That would be the familiar drive west down Madison Street. If you covered the NBA in the 1990s, eventually you found your way to Chicago Stadium or its replacement, the United Center, in the springtime, just as sure as horse racing writers traveled to Churchill Downs every May. Then the Bulls parted ways with Phil Jackson, lost their most valuable player and watched other familiar faces scatter around the league.
December 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
Illinois apparently is going to spend a little longer at No. 1 this time. Luther Head had 23 points as all five starters scored in double figures, leading the top-ranked Fighting Illini to an 83-66 rout of Oregon on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. Deron Williams had 17 points and seven assists, Dee Brown had 13 points and James Augustine had 10 points and eight rebounds. Roger Powell Jr.
United Airlines, citing its reduced service and the weak economy, said Thursday that it plans to close five reservations centers, including four in California, and furlough 899 employees. Amid the deep slump in air travel after Sept. 11, United has slashed its operations by more than 20%--to about 1,650 flights a day--and eliminated about 19,000 of its 100,000 jobs. Despite a busy holiday season, the carrier's "smaller flight schedule and the soft U.S.
December 20, 1998 | JIM HODGES
The NHL's best defensemen, if you buy the Norris Trophy voting last season, sat it out Saturday at St. Louis, where the Kings' Rob Blake--who won the trophy last season--served the final game of his three-game suspension and the Blues' Chris Pronger, who finished second in the Norris, began his four-game enforced respite. Pronger was suspended--which will cost him four days of his $3.175-million salary, or $66,145.83--for trying to decapitate Phoenix's Jeremy Roenick in a game Thursday night.
December 18, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
It was not about exacting revenge for the crushing loss that came exactly one year earlier, the Lakers having either put those memories to rest or gained a certain measure of satisfaction by beating the Chicago Bulls at the Forum minus Shaquille O'Neal. It was, however, about wasting any chance to play well in the United Center.
A proposal to build a self-storage center near the Ventura Freeway won the Planning Commission's approval Monday night. Plans for Westoaks Self-Storage call for a 78,000-square-foot facility, including a series of buildings designed to look like one- and two-story office buildings. Landscaping will hide much of the complex from the nearby freeway. The project, however, may have already caused a company that was planning to move to Thousand Oaks to reconsider and possibly move elsewhere.
July 12, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
Supporters and opponents of a proposed mini-mall on Riverside Drive had to be satisfied with half a loaf after a city zoning administrator allowed the shopping center, but denied liquor licenses to its tenants. Horace E. Tramel Jr., a Los Angeles city associate zoning administrator, last week granted Panda Management Co. Inc. a conditional use permit to build a five-unit shopping center at 10760 Riverside Drive, including an oil change business.
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