CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2012 |
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his longtime business manager, Stan Schneider, told The Times. He appeared in more than 30 films, most memorably as a thief at odds with Peter Lorre's inspector in 1948's stylish "Casbah," one of the many movie musicals that helped turn Martin into a star.
May 20, 2000
Reader Stern erred is his May 13 letter when he said one Boston sportswriter didn't vote for Ted Williams as MVP the year he hit .406. That happened in 1947, when Ted won the triple crown but lost to Joe DiMaggio by one vote because one writer left him off his "top 10" list. Ted hit .406 with 37 homers in 1941, the year DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games and won the MVP. Ted also won the triple crown in 1942, but the writers gave the MVP award to the Yankees' Joe Gordon. Gordon had a .322 batting average, 18 home runs and 103 RBIs.
September 3, 1987
Eric Deutsch scored two goals, both on passes from Trong Nguyen, as the University of San Diego defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills, 3-1, Wednesday in a nonconference, season-opening soccer match at USD. Deutsch's second goal early in the second half broke a 1-1 tie. James Kyle added a goal with five minutes remaining to account for the final margin. Scott Huckleberry started in goal and made five saves for the Toreros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2008 |
Joseph Weizenbaum, a computer programmer who invented the natural-language-understanding program known as ELIZA and later grew skeptical of artificial intelligence, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 85. Weizenbaum died March 5 of complications from stomach cancer at the home of his daughter in Groeben, Germany, outside Berlin, said Miriam Weizenbaum, one of his four daughters.
June 20, 2002 |
With two hits, a run batted in and a run scored, Luis Castillo beat the Cleveland Indians and tied Rogers Hornsby. "Who?" Castillo said. Even though his grasp on baseball history is shaky, he's creating some himself. Castillo matched Hornsby's 80-year record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, going two for four to make it 33 games in a row Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins defeated Cleveland, 2-1. Castillo had a hand in both Florida runs.
February 3, 1989 |
Marshal Viktor G. Kulikov, commander in chief of Warsaw Pact forces since 1977, stepped down Thursday in the latest phase of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's shake-up of the Soviet military. Kulikov, 67, will be replaced by Gen. Pyotr G. Lushev, 65, a first deputy defense minister and a former commander of Soviet troops in East Germany, the official news agency Tass said. A Russian traditionally holds the top military post in the seven-state, Soviet-led Warsaw Pact.