January 29, 1991 |
For the first time in 20 years, no one stood outside the Soviet Embassy on Monday demonstrating on behalf of Jews trying to emigrate from the Soviet Union. The Kremlin's relaxed policies led the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington to suspend, as of Sunday, the daily 15-minute protests that began in December, 1970, a year when only 28 Jews were given permission to emigrate to the United States.
April 20, 1998 |
The American musician Garrick Ohlsson has actually grown up before our eyes. He was already a well-known competition winner when he captured the top prize in the international Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1970. A year later, the young pianist played at the Hollywood Bowl, and has returned here many times. Friday night, coming back to UCLA--but not Royce Hall, scene of his local recital debut in 1976--Ohlsson again made a musical and personal triumph.
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February 9, 1993
In his own intense and meticulously informed way, the late Arthur Ashe, a gentleman athlete, championed justice on and off the tennis court, at home and abroad. He fought the stigma of AIDS, which he believed he contracted a decade ago from a blood transfusion he received after heart surgery. As tough as that fight was, Ashe insisted that nothing was as difficult as the battles he had faced as a black man.
January 25, 1999 |
"Eagles Go Ker-Plunkett, 27-10," read the morning headline, saluting the NFL's first wild card team to run the table (4-0) in the playoffs and win a Super Bowl. The Raider quarterback, Jim Plunkett, had a three-touchdown day at New Orleans, and Philadelphia's Ron Jaworski threw three interceptions. The game's most spectacular play was an 80-yard Plunkett-to-Kenny King touchdown.
August 12, 1990 |
David Nissenbaum, 40, qualified last week for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament starting in Denver Aug. 21. He last qualified for it in 1970, a year after he quit the University of Iowa's golf team. Nissenbaum says his comeback was inspired by his view from Allenwood federal prison in Pennsylvania. He told the Springfield, Mass., Union-News: "I could see a golf course through the windows."
March 16, 1999
Nothing fascinated early 20th century sports-oriented Americans quite like speed. Speedy horses, speedy boats, speedy airplanes, speedy sprinters . . . and above all, men who drove speedy cars. The mere thought of a human being driving an automobile--or "machine," as many called them then--at 100 mph rested crazily on the mind, like too much champagne. The first superstar of motor sports was Barney Oldfield, whose feats were so amazing his name became part of the vernacular.
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April 8, 2002 |
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Gidley, who flew rescue missions as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and led medical troops during the Gulf War, was named Sunday to lead California's largest National Guard division. Gidley, 54, became the 26th commanding general of the 40th Infantry Division during a ceremony at the Joint Task Training Base in Los Alamitos, succeeding Maj. Gen. Peter J. Gravett, who is retiring.
December 17, 2011 |
In getting his team ready to play Pittsburgh on Monday night, San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh surely dialed up the 410 defense. That's the area code for Baltimore, where Harbaugh's older brother, John, is coach of the Baltimore Ravens, who play the Steelers at least twice a season. The Harbaughs talk every week. "Just the usual," Jim said, when asked about the latest topic of discussion. "We did speak earlier this week. We talked about [the Steelers]. We talked about last week's game, talked about this week's game as we often do. John Harbaugh, whose team swept the Steelers this season, asked a Ravens official whether he was allowed to help his brother with any tips.