September 24, 2011 |
And the winners are … One reporter's opinion about how the voting for baseball's most prestigious postseason awards should go (statistics through Thursday's games): American League MVP: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees -- This is a deep field with at least a half-dozen candidates. The Yankees would still be potent without Granderson, but it's hard to ignore his numbers. He has scored 134 runs -- 19 more than anyone else in baseball -- and leads the league with 119 runs batted in, is second with 41 home runs, has 24 stolen bases and played a stellar center field.
July 24, 2013 |
"The Rite of Spring," having reached the 100th celebratory anniversary of its clamorous Paris premiere this spring, is the new "Four Seasons. " Igor Stravinsky's ballet score has become ubiquitous. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night in what might have seemed like yet another "Rite. " But it wasn't. The Spanish conductor produced a sizzling riot of instrumental color that properly and excitingly reminded us of what all the fuss is about.
August 22, 2004 |
Politicians usually rank near the bottom in public approval, down there with government bureaucrats and journalists. But for one battered industry, rubbing shoulders with the political world has actually improved its favorability ratings. World Wrestling Entertainment, whose hulking, body-slamming, object-hurling superstars perform under names like Triple H, the Rock and Edge, has taken up the cause of voter turnout -- especially for young people.
January 14, 2002 |
The court file chronicling Kirk and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's decade-long courtship, monthlong marriage and newly escalating child support dispute leaves no doubt that the rich are indeed different from the rest of us. In what is being touted as a test case for California's wealthiest parents, the billionaire MGM studio and casino mogul and his former tennis pro wife are fighting in Los Angeles Superior Court over just how much money it takes to properly raise their 3-year-old daughter.
February 5, 1998 |
Elizabeth Streb graduated from SUNY Brockport and began her dance career in 1972, the year after two guys from Dartmouth founded Pilobolus. Like that groundbreaking company and its offshoots, she has always challenged conventional definitions of dance by adopting unorthodox movement vocabularies--especially hard-core gymnastics.
June 18, 2006 |
Kris Benson wouldn't lie. Pitching against the New York Mets on Saturday night was special. Hitting the first home run of his career made it even better. Benson celebrated his return to Shea Stadium throwing eight effective innings and retiring the last 15 batters he faced in the Baltimore Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Mets, the team that traded him away last January after he pleaded to stay in New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 |
A narrow vote of the California Supreme Court this month has set in motion what promises to be a turbulent preelection season a year from now. The campaigns on at least two of the likely ballot measures will be emotional, loud and divisive, drowning out the small voices of the very people all sides claim they want to protect: underage pregnant teens. By a 4-3 majority, the court declared unconstitutional a state law requiring parental or court consent for minors to get abortions.
July 21, 2001 |
Congressional Democrats said Friday they plan to produce a comprehensive immigration proposal that could help millions of undocumented immigrants gain legal status, even as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discounted the idea of a sweeping amnesty program. The maneuvering reflects efforts to steer debate on an issue that has leaped to the front of the legislative agenda after the administration signaled earlier this week that it is preparing to revamp U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico.
October 19, 2005 |
THE NEWS was so startling that I struggled to imagine what must have gone on in the big white mansion in Pasadena the day that the men and women who run the Tournament of Roses settled on their grand marshal for the 2006 Rose Parade: Sandra Day O'Connor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. White Suit No. 1: I'm just spitballing here, but how about Sandy O' Connor? She's getting out of the judge business, right? We haven't had a woman in a long time.
December 19, 1998 |
Vic Shealy has repeated family history all the way to the NAIA national championship football game. But today, Shealy will try to make his own history. In 1972, fourth-year Coach Victor Dalmouth Shealy II led Carson-Newman College of Jefferson City, Tenn., to its first visit to the NAIA playoffs before losing in the championship game. His 11-year-old son, Victor Dalmouth Shealy III, was a ballboy for that team.