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June 24, 1989
Trade Big Game James Worthy? Sell the farm first. DEBORAH PITTS La Canada
April 25, 2014 | By Shan Li and Lalita Clozel
A new federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes has Patrick Sanchez pondering the future of the fledgling industry. Sanchez is the owner of Vapegoat, a Highland Park e-cigarette shop that doubles as an art gallery. On a normal night, customers kick back on his comfy couches, surrounded by brick walls hung with Salvador Dali-esque paintings, and try out new e-cig flavors. Since opening in September, Sanchez said, business has boomed as more smokers discovered the battery-operated devices, which heat liquids that usually contain nicotine to create a vapor that can be inhaled.
"Worry: Controlling It and Using It Wisely" By Dr. Edward M. Hallowell Random House Audiobooks Abridged nonfiction Two cassettes Length: Three hours $18 Read by the author Available in bookstores A senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School and the founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health, Hallowell certainly knows his stuff. He should have let someone else read it for him, however. His manner and delivery border on bland.
April 23, 2014 | By Jaak Treiman, Juris Bunkis and Daiva Navarrette
After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given. Article 61 of Russia's Constitution promises that "the Russian Federation shall guarantee its citizens defense and patronage beyond its boundaries. " In other words, Russia shall protect any Russian citizen who is mistreated while outside Russia. On its face, Article 61 may seem reasonable.
November 5, 1988
This was to have been a new season for Terry Donahue. All the apprehension and nagging doubts that dogged him in past years had disappeared. No one called him the Wizard of Worry this season. With a soft schedule and a team loaded with talent, a national championship and Heisman Trophy seemed to be a certainty. But after the debacle at the Rose Bowl, maybe Donahue has been too complacent this season. According to the media, any team in the Pac-10 can beat any other conference team on a given Saturday.
September 13, 1986
Terry Donahue can relax now. His team won't be ranked No. 1 this year. With any luck, they will fall like boulders in the polls, and, if USC takes care of Illinois, the media spotlight will shift back across town where he prefers it. This may be an Excedrin 11 for Bruin fans, but rest assured, Terry is in clover. With the Oklahoma debacle, the last "gutty little Bruin" has resurrected the myth only he has any use for. Terry is a complicated guy. He shows signs of imagination. Give him a proposition and he sees all the possibilities, not all of them happy.
"Don't worry," might be the most common advice pediatricians dish out to parents struggling to raise baby. But according to a new study, parents do worry--about the wrong things. Mothers, for instance, worry more about whether their children will be kidnaped by a stranger than whether their children's school performances are satisfactory. They worry disproportionately more about sudden infant death syndrome, a rare phenomenon in which an infant stops breathing for unexplainable reasons.
May 13, 1991
We had one President who was a golfer and we lived through it; so why worry if we have another golfing President? MAC SENFIELD, Camarillo
June 6, 1992
The worry some of us have about Ross Perot becoming President is that the "t" in Perot may change into an "n". TOM KILLGROVE Frazier Park
November 23, 1985
To all the young taxpayers who are worried about the Social Security going broke: Don't worry, only one in 10 retired workers live to collect anything. I know 10 people who have died within one year of retiring. Don't worry, your money will be there, if you live long enough. MARY E. CASSEL Lakewood
April 21, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul was direct and to the point about his injury. Asked how much of a concern it was for him with his right hamstring, Paul responded: "None. ". And with that, Paul suited up and played for the Clippers in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on Monday. Paul grabbed his hamstring late in the second quarter of Saturday's game after he chased down Warriors guard Stephen Curry and knocked the ball out of bounds.
April 21, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before catching up on "Mad Men. " The Skinny: I had trouble concentrating on "Mad Men" last night so rather than miss a detail, I turned off the TV. Now I just have to avoid all social media until I finish the episode. We have a pretty eclectic mix of stories today. Not only is there the box-office recap, but also profiles of Comcast insider David Cohen and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. In addition, the Washington Post had a very interesting story on "Meet the Press.
April 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Police have arrested a man linked to a series of apparently random highway shootings that have terrorized drivers in the Kansas City area, officials said Thursday evening. Officers swarmed a home in Grandview, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, and towed away a green Dodge Neon with Illinois plates after apprehending the suspect Thursday. Police Chief Darryl Forte would not confirm the man's name or whether he was the only one suspected of carrying out a least a dozen shootings near a tangle of freeway interchanges known to local residents as the "Grandview Triangle.
April 2, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow citizens and businesses to challenge laws they see as substantially in conflict with their religious beliefs. The bill, in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday, would put into place a law similar to what  Arizona has on its books -- and had sought to expand as part of a controversial proposal that was recently vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer. Several other states have considered similar religious freedom bills this year.
March 29, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
The magnitude-5.1 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Friday was a 10-second reminder of a fault that seismologists believe can produce a catastrophic disaster. The Puente Hills thrust fault is so dangerous because of its location, running from the suburbs of northern Orange County, though the San Gabriel Valley and under the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles before ending in Hollywood. Experts say a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake on the fault could do more damage to the heart of Los Angeles than the dreaded Big One on the San Andreas fault, which is located on the outskirts of metropolitan Southern California.
March 28, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Laura J. Nelson
No tunnel has yet been bored. No station has been built. Not a single track has been laid. But even the most preliminary work on the long-awaited Westside subway appears to be rousing the latent forces of Not in My Back Yard. In Windsor Village, a homeowner who lives next to a construction staging area awoke at 3 a.m. one morning to the yells of workers and the beep-beep-beep of backing trucks. Now his breakfast room looks out on a 2 1/2-story sound wall hastily erected to contain the noise.
June 3, 1989
Pat Riley need not worry about not being named coach of the year. He's coach of the decade. GALE TATE Simi Valley
October 11, 1985
Oh, boy. As if we didn't have enough to worry about, now there's something else--lottery litter. CAROLYN R. KINSEY Beverly Hills
March 23, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - As the Senate prepares to take up an aid package for Ukraine this week, congressional Republicans on Sunday called for stronger sanctions against Moscow amid heightened concerns about a Russian troop movements. “It's deeply concerning to see the Russian troop buildup along the border,” White House deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken told CNN's “State of the Union.”' “It creates the potential for incidents, for instability," he continued. “It's likely that what they're trying to do is intimidate the Ukrainians.
March 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
Olympic officials have voiced their most strident concern yet over preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, which have suffered from numerous glitches and delays. In a statement issued Friday, an IOC coordination commission warned organizers that "every second counts. " "With just over two years to go until the Games open ... the Commission indicated that a constant, concerted and integrated effort is required for the successful delivery of the Games and its legacy," the statement said.
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