December 16, 1990 |
When Pete Wilson becomes governor next month, he will bring with him one of his closest friends--the man he has always trusted to tell him when he is wrong. He is Bob White: loyal adviser, political strategist, keeper of the gate and hatchet man. To some, he is Wilson's alter ego. Without question, he is the man Wilson relies on to make things work. "He is politically very adept and sensitive," Wilson says. "He is not a yes man. I have great personal affection for him.
February 12, 1985 |
Veteran network correspondent Sam Jaffe, who was forced to spend the final years of his life denying that he was a Soviet spy, is dead of cancer. Jaffe was 55 when he died Friday at his home in Bethesda, Md., a suburb of Washington. Jaffe had been a correspondent for Life magazine and CBS before joining ABC television in 1960.
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February 6, 2007 |
Pedro Knight, a former lead trumpet player for Cuba's legendary band La Sonora Matancera and the devoted husband of the late "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz, whose career he helped guide, has died. He was 85. Knight died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, hospital spokesman Tony Yang said. Although the cause of death was not given, Knight had suffered from complications of diabetes and had a series of strokes last year.
December 21, 2003 |
The theater had obsessed Alfred Lunt (born in Milwaukee) and Lynn Fontanne (born more than 4,000 miles away, near London) since childhood; and it seems appropriate that their first encounter occurred at a New York theater and was notably theatrical. In 1919, when Lunt was 27 and Fontanne 32, they joined the same stock company, and as he arrived backstage for the first rehearsal of "A Young Man's Fancy" he saw her seated in the wings, a few steps below.
June 30, 2008 |
Never in modern memory have so many eminent people been mentioned for a job that has been compared -- unfavorably -- to a bucket of warm spit. To believe the talk in Washington, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is considering more than two dozen candidates as potential vice presidential nominees, including 13 senators or former senators, 11 governors or former governors, two retired generals and former Vice President Al Gore. For Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.
May 26, 1985 |
Jim Hurtubise is a living legend at the old Brickyard, a race track that is itself a living legend. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has its own museum, for heaven's sake. Year round, race fans wearing vulgar T-shirts and black-and-white-checked caps pay to walk through and stand next to the old-time race cars and watch films about the old-time riding mechanics. Race fans, who on weekdays wear pinstriped suits, also pay to spend the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis 500 with Hurtubise.