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June 29, 1989
The image of the Spirit of St. Louis gliding in a blue sky dotted with tall palm trees was selected as the winning design for a 110-by-50-foot mural for the downtown Ramada Hotel at 660 K St. San Diegan Mario Uribe's design topped more than 40 entries in a juried contest open to artists in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties and border cities in California and Baja California, Mexico. For his trompe l'oeil design, Uribe will receive $25,000 to cover materials, labor and artist's fee. Uribe plans to begin work on the side of the 21-story, 312-room hotel in July and hopes to finish in November.
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SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
And the Dodgers' leading hitter after their first 16 games is 35-year-old Juan Uribe. Of course, just the way everyone had it figured. After two horrible seasons and one sports hernia surgery, Uribe was looking like an incredible bust . He had lost his job to a journeyman infielder, and really, was no longer in the Dodgers' plans. Then given another opportunity, he turned things around nicely last season and was rewarded with another two-year, $15-million deal. Unthinkable a year earlier, and certainly not without risk now at his age. Only now look at him. He's not only picked up where he left off last season (.278, 12 homers, 50 RBI, 22 doubles in 388 at-bats)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1988
Is it really too much to spend $36,624 (average annual high school teacher's salary) if it might help to save a life or keep a child from turning to alcohol or drugs? I am deeply saddened by the actions of LaFollette. I feel that if taxpayers were fully aware of the ways in which tax dollars are spent, including but not exclusive to the state Assembly, Senate on up to the U.S. Congress, as well as both the executive and judicial branches, there would be an uprising in this country the likes of which could be devastating to our entire system of government.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over the head of a catcher standing up - yes, a wild pitch on an intentional walk. That would have been the play that cost the Dodgers the game, had Juan Uribe not forced extra innings with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, Aaron Hill's two-run single off Chris Perez in the 12th inning won the game for Arizona.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Poor Juan Uribe, he cannot get a break. Even the rookies are picking on him. Not that Yasiel Puig is exactly any rookie. But as explosive as he's often been on the field, he's been almost as silent off it. Puig hasn't exactly opened up to the media he seemingly disdains, though part of that could be due to a language problem. But Puig gave a comparatively revealing five-minute interview -- OK, not so much, but I said comparatively -- to ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas. Now, not that our fine school system isn't exemplary in the foreign language department, but I must admit to having limited translation skills from my two years of Spanish at Whittier's Monte Vista High School (now deceased)
WORLD
June 21, 2010 | By Chris Kraul, Special to The Times
Juan Manuel Santos, a former defense minister and scion of a publishing family, swept to victory Sunday in Colombia's presidential election with a pledge to continue his predecessor's get-tough policies against crime and insurgency. Santos, 58, easily bested his challenger, former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus. With 99% of votes counted, Santos had garnered 69% of the votes in the runoff election to his challenger's 27%. He will be inaugurated on Aug. 7. Santos, who also outpolled Mockus in last month's first-round election, had been heavily favored to win after he had gained the backing of several major political factions, including third-place finisher German Vargas Lleras.
WORLD
June 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Left-wing rebels dismissed as a farce Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's release of about 200 jailed guerrillas, a gesture he had hoped would persuade guerrillas to free hostages they have held for years. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia demanded a demilitarized zone as a condition for any talks on freeing hostages, who include three Americans and a French-Colombian politician.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2001
Re "Recalling a Life of Honor and Strength," Aug. 24: A big part of Orange County died when Salvador "Chava" Uribe lost his life in a heroic but tragic drowning. Hopefully, the memory of Chava's happy and productive life will provide guidelines for intelligent preservation of much of his beloved ranchland. Future Orange County residents should be able to enjoy the hills, canyons and woodlands as he did and learn to respect the natural wonders of our small but important county. Farewell to Chava, our last vaquero.
WORLD
July 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
President Alvaro Uribe has scrapped his plan to rerun the 2006 election in which he was reelected, the government said, a move that could set the stage for him to seek a third term in 2010. Uribe said last month that he would try to repeat the vote after the Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional amendment that allowed him to run for and win a second term was tainted by corruption. He has now dropped that plan. Uribe's popularity shot up to 91% after this month's dramatic rescue of 15 rebel-held hostages, including French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt.
WORLD
December 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
A bag containing explosives and bomb-making materials was found outside a ranch where President Alvaro Uribe was staying, a presidential spokesman said Saturday. The military-grade C4 explosives, detonator cords and other bomb-making materials were found Friday night after a neighbor reported a suspicious bag on a road near the president's family ranch near Monteria, 310 miles northwest of Bogota, the spokesman said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Uribe is a close U.S.
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.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of … your own locker? It's an oldie but a goodie, a baseball prank that still works in the 21 st century. If doubtful, check out this video, in which a startled Juan Uribe is scared almost back to the Dominican Republic. This time it was that clubhouse practical jokester Hanley Ramirez providing the laughs, hiding in Uribe's locker and jumping out at him with a "Boo!" so effective that it even made the cameraman, presumably in on all this, jump.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- The highlight of Juan Uribe's off-season didn't come when the third baseman agreed to a two-year, $15-million contract with the Dodgers. It came in the days and weeks that followed. Uribe heard from several teammates, either directly or through the media. They all expressed similar sentiments: How delighted they were he was returning. That he was a leader in the clubhouse and a key figure on their team. "I was really proud of that," Uribe said. "That reinforced my belief that I made the right decision to come back.
SPORTS
December 14, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hanley Ramirez won't have to move to third base next season. Juan Uribe is returning to the Dodgers. Uribe has agreed to a two-year, $15-million contract, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized. But as well-acquainted as the Dodgers became with Uribe over the last three seasons, they can't be certain about what they'll get out of him. This is what they know: Uribe is one of the best defensive third basemen in the National League.
SPORTS
December 14, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hanley Ramirez won't have to change positions. Juan Uribe is returning to the Dodgers. But retaining Uribe will come at a considerable cost to the Dodgers. The team has agreed to a two-year deal with the third baseman, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the contract isn't finalized. The Dodgers didn't want to offer the 34-year-old Uribe a multiyear deal, considering how their previous one turned out. Uribe batted a combined .199 in the first two years of his recently completed three-year, $21-million contract.
SPORTS
December 10, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Let's begin with the premise that you have to play baseball with a third baseman. Pretty sure it's in the rules. And let's further go out on a metaphorical limb and conclude the Dodgers currently do not have one. What to do? The only two options available are signing a free agent or a trade; there is nothing in the system. Currently they don't have a third baseman on the 40-man roster, unless you count Hanley Ramirez. Move him over from shortstop and now you have the same hole at another infield position.
OPINION
August 8, 2003
"Colombia on the Upswing" (editorial, Aug. 4) paints a rosy picture of trends in Colombia under President Alvaro Uribe. Unfortunately, some trends are not so rosy. The negotiation process between the government and the right-wing paramilitary terrorists has received a lot of attention lately. But it's like the boss negotiating with his employees. The paramilitary groups campaigned for Uribe's election using violence or the threat of violence. In some cities and regions with a heavy military presence, the paramilitaries are the de facto government.
SPORTS
July 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Colorado Manager Clint Hurdle stayed with shortstop Juan Uribe through seven hitless games and was finally rewarded. Uribe ended an 0-for-26 slide with a single and then broke a tie with a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning as the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4, Thursday at Denver. "Sometimes a pat on the back is a lot better than a slap on the butt and there is only three feet difference," Hurdle said.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
ST. LOUIS - As Don Mattingly watched the home run that might have changed his life, he paused a few seconds to ponder the absurdity of it all. "Playoffs are so stupid, aren't they?" Mattingly remembers thinking. "Just crazy. " Stupidity and craziness that could determine Mattingly's future with the Dodgers. The Dodgers manager hasn't said whether he has received assurances about his job status beyond these playoffs. Dodgers management hasn't said whether it will exercise the team option on his contract for next season.
SPORTS
October 7, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
This was supposed to be Clayton Kershaw's night. It turned into Juan Uribe's. Uribe launched an eighth-inning offering by David Carpenter high into the October sky, sending the Dodgers to 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and to the National League Championship Series. Dodger Stadium literally shook when Uribe's two-run home run landed on the other side of the left-field wall and instantly reversed what was a 3-2 deficit. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 4, Braves 3 On a day that started with Manager Don Mattingly defending his decision to start Kershaw on three days' rest, the Dodgers won the best-of-five series, three games to one. The chants of the home crowd drowned out Uribe's voice when the third baseman was interviewed over the public-address system after the game.
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