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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents. The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest...
It’s never just a simple bear hug when President Obama is involved. For Florida pizza parlor owner Scott Van Duzer, lifting the president off the floor this weekend has wrought an onslaught of impassioned political commentary from customers on...
In the world of airplane racing, Jimmy Leeward was as big as they came. His story was legendary: Born to parents who made a life flying and selling airplanes, Leeward "was literally raised on the airports his father operated," according to a profile on...
Readers' Representative JournalThe Times has moved this week’s “Doonesbury” comic strip to the Op-Ed page, and “Doonesbury” reruns will run in the strip’s place on the Comics page. Editors were concerned about this week’s story line, which...
Nation NowThe Reno Air Races Assn. announced that it will seek to hold another competition for high-performance craft despite last year’s deadly crash of a World War II-era vintage plane that killed 11 people....
Sports Now'Big Daddy' Don Garlits, a three-time champion in drag racing's premier top-fuel class who also revolutionized the sport with a new car design in the 1970s, celebrated his 80th birthday Saturday....
In her solo show "The Night Watcher," Charlayne Woodard talks for nearly two hours, sharing stories about her heartfelt relationships with other people's children. In "Vigil," Morris Panych's 1995 dark comedy, Olympia Dukakis utters but 12 lines during...
James Gammon, a character actor whose gravelly voice and craggy face made indelible memories in Sam Shepard plays, a spate of western TV shows and films, plus a comic turn in the baseball movie "Major League," has died. He was 70. Gammon died Friday...
Money & CompanyCalifornia's metro areas once again led the nation in unemployment in November. Of the 13 metro areas with unemployment rates of 15% or higher, 11 were located in California, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. In other words: Stay......
Money & CompanyUnleashing a major mortgage fraud prosecution, federal officials in Virginia will announce at least one indictment Wednesday stemming from their investigation of collapsed Colonial Bank and of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., according to people...
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Gulf of Aden: Theophilus K. Ansong, 34, of Bristow, Va.; petty officer first class, Navy. Ansong was lost at sea Feb. 4. He was...
Times Staff WriterAmerica's baby boomers, seeking new ways to get away from it all, have helped RV sales skyrocket in the last year. The $10-billion recreational vehicle industry, which ranges from spartan $3,600 trailers to cushy million-dollar-plus motor homes, is...
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