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March 1, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
Fresh from the Senate's rejection of a GOP-led measure to roll back new rules on contraceptive coverage, the historic number of Democratic women running for U.S. Senate will take a victory lap with a Western states fundraising swing. The tour will bring almost all of the 11 Democratic female candidates -- six incumbent senators and five challengers -- for stops in Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver, including one hosted by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, in San Francisco.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert stopped by "Late Show" to say hello to David Letterman, whom he will be replacing next year. On Wednesday, Colbert returned to "The Daily Show" to tell Jon Stewart how he had "won television. " Colbert got his start as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" from 1997 until 2005 when he left to host his own show, "The Colbert Report. " But on Wednesday, Colbert had to break the news to Stewart that he was ending his show, which airs immediately after "The Daily Show," to go to CBS. Stewart already knew this, but it didn't stop Colbert from breaking the news to him again.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert stopped by "Late Show" to say hello to David Letterman, whom he will be replacing next year. On Wednesday, Colbert returned to "The Daily Show" to tell Jon Stewart how he had "won television. " Colbert got his start as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" from 1997 until 2005 when he left to host his own show, "The Colbert Report. " But on Wednesday, Colbert had to break the news to Stewart that he was ending his show, which airs immediately after "The Daily Show," to go to CBS. Stewart already knew this, but it didn't stop Colbert from breaking the news to him again.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Let the Barbara Walter's farewell tour begin! Monday's edition of "The View" opened with the show's founder and star fixing the camera with that fearless don't-let-the-strange-absence-of-wrinkles-fool-you-I've-been-on-television-for-50-years gaze and announcing her upcoming retirement. "After all the speculation and rumors last month," she said, "I promised that if I had any announcement about my future plans, you would hear it first, here. " Well, sort of first. On Sunday night, Walters, who is 83, tweeted an announcement of her announcement to her million-plus followers, jolting everyone out of their Mother's Day lull, sparking a flurry of blog posts and late-edition news pieces and guaranteeing a dutifully large audience for Monday's "The View.
SPORTS
April 10, 2005 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
David Gettis of Los Angeles Dorsey strolled past the touted newcomer Saturday night at the Arcadia Invitational, remarked on the cool weather, then meticulously dug his spikes into the starting block before the boys' 400-meter invitational final. It was just another race for the two-time defending state champion.
SPORTS
September 24, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE
George Brett of the Kansas City Royals, who is in pursuit of 3,000 hits, hasn't decided whether he will retire after this season. Asked if he reaches that milestone, would he consider a farewell tour through the American League next season? He told the Kansas City Star that it would be fun to return to some places like Boston, or Texas. "But why would I want to go back to New York?" Brett asked.
NEWS
September 26, 2000 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Star-Spangled Banner," an endangered species at this Olympic track and field competition, resurfaced twice at Olympic Stadium on Monday, once as a command performance by Michael Johnson, once as an over-the-top single by Stacy Dragila. Of course, by now, the national anthem has become Johnson's personal soundtrack whenever he runs a 400-meter final at a major international meet.
SPORTS
April 18, 1989
Three-time U.S. motorcycle champion Bubba Shobert remained in critical condition with a head injury after a collision Sunday during the victory lap of the U.S. International Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway. Shobert was riding beside his friend, defending 500cc world champion Eddie Lawson, congratulating him on his third-place finish. Fourth-place finisher Kevin Magee of Australia, who had slowed dramatically on the final lap, apparently ran out of fuel and was almost stopped on an uphill grade when Shobert hit him from behind.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012
MUSIC Maybe no band's name has been a more self-fulfilling prophesy than fun. The trio's single "We Are Young" was a surprise hit of the year, built on piano-pop savvy and epic hooks. The rest of their catalog is fizzy, buzzy and livened up with au courant electronics, and they play a victory lap stand this week. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun., $25. wiltern.com.
SPORTS
July 19, 1993 | From Associated Press
NASCAR leader Dale Earnhardt held off Rusty Wallace for his fifth victory of the season, then honored fallen competitors Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki with a prayer and a memorial victory lap after the Miller Genuine Draft 500 at Long Pond, Pa., on Sunday. Earnhardt scored a 0.72-second victory over Wallace in their first race since Allison's death last week from a helicopter accident in Alabama. Kulwicki died in a plane crash April 1. Wallace, waving a black flag with Allison's No.
SPORTS
December 10, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
If you were paying attention this college football season, you saw that Notre Dame acquired a fifth horseman. It wasn't the 1924 Army game. Nor was Grantland Rice around to write it; or Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller or Elmer Layden alive to see it, or approve the addition to their lore. It was a linebacker named Manti Te'o, who performed on a level that made him, arguably, the best player in the game this season. Last week, that argument received validation during the annual postseason awards week.
WORLD
December 7, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal set foot in the Gaza Strip for the first time Friday, emerging from the Egyptian border with his hand over his heart and telling jubilant supporters that his visit marked a new era in the pursuit of Palestinian independence. Though Meshaal has led the Islamist militant group since 2004, traveling to its Gaza-based home was unthinkable just a month ago because of fear that Israel might assassinate him as it did his two predecessors.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON - Well aware that unions played a prominent role in supporting the incumbent's effective ground game, the AFL-CIO celebrated President Obama's reelection, though its leadership was keen to emphasize that its fight isn't over. “Working people all across the country are waking up today with a renewed sense of faith in our future,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said at the beginning of a news conference Wednesday. “Last night, you saw what our nation is - Latinos, young people, African Americans, union families, a very vibrant multiracial, multi-ethnic, multigenerational country whose electorate and leaders are slowly becoming more representative of who we are,” he said.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
TAMPA, Fla. - She was calmer, quieter and much more relaxed Wednesday, but there was no question: Ann Romney was taking a victory lap. After her successful speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, the wife of the Republican presidential nominee had a busy morning, ending up at a luncheon for Latino officials and entrepreneurs, with her Spanish-speaking son, Craig, in tow. Reminding the group that her grandfather was a Welsh coal...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012
MUSIC Maybe no band's name has been a more self-fulfilling prophesy than fun. The trio's single "We Are Young" was a surprise hit of the year, built on piano-pop savvy and epic hooks. The rest of their catalog is fizzy, buzzy and livened up with au courant electronics, and they play a victory lap stand this week. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun., $25. wiltern.com.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
Fresh from the Senate's rejection of a GOP-led measure to roll back new rules on contraceptive coverage, the historic number of Democratic women running for U.S. Senate will take a victory lap with a Western states fundraising swing. The tour will bring almost all of the 11 Democratic female candidates -- six incumbent senators and five challengers -- for stops in Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver, including one hosted by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, in San Francisco.
SPORTS
May 22, 2000 | MARK PEINADO
Ben Walker's commanding victory in the 75-lap Food 4 Less Super Late Model race at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night was more special than the others. After the victory, Walker, of North Hills, paid tribute to fourth-generation driver Adam Petty by taking a victory lap backward around the 1/2-mile speedway. Petty died in a crash at New Hampshire Speedway on May 12. "It's something that really touched me because we're both the same age. It shows that it can happen to anyone," Walker, 19, said.
NEWS
January 22, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Newt Gingrich on Sunday minimized the ethics probe that resulted in a record $300,000 fine during his term as House speaker and, slapping back at Mitt Romney, said all the pertinent information is available for public consumption. "Anybody's who concerned, go read the 1,300 pages," Gingrich said. "It's online, for free. " Gingrich, who took a Sunday morning victory lap on the political chat shows after his landslide South Carolina primary win, was asked about the 1997 ethics report on CNN's "State of the Union.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
President Obama told employees of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that their job was to make sure that Americans get a "fair shake" from banks and other lenders. "They're not looking for a handout. They're not looking for special treatment," Obama said Friday about the feedback he gets from people in letters and on his travels. "They just want a fair shake. They just want a fair deal. And we have a chance to give it to them. " Obama made the comments in what amounted to part victory lap, part pep talk for the agency that was a cornerstone of the 2010 financial reform law that has continued to be criticized intensely by Republicans and Wall Street.
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