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.
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April 28, 2013 |
Mary Thom, an early staffer at Ms. magazine who rose to executive editor and later wrote an insider's history of the groundbreaking, mass-market chronicle of the women's movement, died Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Her death was announced by the Women's Media Center, a nonprofit New York-based organization founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Ms. co-founder Gloria Steinem. Thom was editor-in-chief for the center, which publishes features on women's issues in addition to offering media training and advocacy.
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June 20, 2001 |
Barton Mumaw, a leading modern dancer in the 1930s and, after World War II, an independent choreographer, a dancer in Broadway musicals and a tireless advocate for dance, died Monday in Clearwater, Fla. He was 88. Mumaw was born in Hazleton, Pa., and was raised in Eustis, Fla., where he began his dance training. After seeing a touring performance by Denishawn--a pioneering company led by modern dance icons Ruth St.
December 2, 1993 |
Francis L. Dale, former president of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, publisher of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Cincinnati Enquirer, president of baseball's Cincinnati Reds and a U.S. ambassador, has died. He was 72. Dale, who lived in Pasadena, died Sunday of a heart attack while on a trip to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, his daughter, Holly Howard, said Wednesday.
October 17, 1993 |
Oscar-winning singer/songwriter LIONEL RICHIE has purchased a Sunset Strip-area home for about $3.7 million, sources say. The pop star, whose first album for Mercury Records is due out in early 1994, won his Oscar, five Grammys, 13 American Music Awards and a Golden Globe before he took a career break that lasted almost six years.
October 3, 1991 |
Coaches and administrators at La Puente High have long searched for home-grown role models to inspire their athletes toward success at and beyond the high school level. The list of former Warrior football players who have gone on to success at the collegiate level in the past 15 years pretty much begins and ends with Max Montoya, an offensive lineman for the Raiders who played at La Puente, Mt. San Antonio College and UCLA before starting his NFL career in 1979.
February 18, 2007 |
"JOHN MILTON / Never stayed in a Hilton / Hotel, /which was just as well." In 1972 -- a year before his death at age 66 -- W.H. Auden recited that whimsical poem of his on "The Dick Cavett Show." I began reading him the next day and have never stopped. An expanded edition of Auden's "Selected Poems" is now out in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. It's a bull market lately for such commemorations.
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.
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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.