October 6, 1995 |
On the brink of elimination, their good deeds of September undone by two bad days of October, the Dodgers suddenly find themselves face to face with a winter's worth of hard questions. Will Tom Lasorda definitely return as manager? Is Mike Piazza's future at some position other than catcher? If Chad Fonville can't play shortstop, who can? What happens to Delino DeShields, if the weak-armed Fonville's best position is second base?
December 26, 1996
The year 1995 was marked by a New Year's Eve-like giddiness celebrating some of the biggest mergers in the history of the entertainment industry. The year 1996 seemed like the morning-after hangover. A lot of heads rolled, and companies realized that their acquisitions were full of problems. And a former studio owner, who everyone thought was out of the business, came back with a roar by buying Leo the Lion.
January 1, 1997 |
The U.S. stock market ended 1996 with a split ticket on Tuesday, as blue-chip stocks tumbled while the broad market rose--a suitable final reminder of a year of very divergent, but on balance mostly bullish, trends on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials sank 101.10 points, or 1.5%, to 6,448.
August 24, 2000 |
The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday recommended sweeping efforts to improve electrical wiring on airliners--particularly older ones--to avoid a catastrophic explosion like the one that destroyed TWA Flight 800.
January 3, 1996 |
Chief economists for the Big Three auto makers predicted Tuesday that U.S. vehicle sales will be flat or rise modestly in 1996, as an expected cut in interest rates will be tempered by the cautious mood of debt-burdened buyers. "1996 is likely to be a good year for the auto industry but not a spectacular year," said Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist at General Motors Corp., the nation's largest auto maker.
December 25, 1996 |
The top music and dance events in 1996: 1. "Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc," score by Richard Einhorn; 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer; Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, I Cantori and vocal soloists led by Lucinda Carver, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa (Oct. 10-11). Silent films, of course, were never silent; live music always accompanied them. Recently, some composers have been writing scores for classics such as Dreyer's overwhelming "The Passion of Joan of Arc."
January 3, 1996 |
A watched kettle never boils. And Southern California, the vast and populous region that is almost certainly destined for greatness in the new age of commerce across the Pacific and the border with Mexico, will endure another year of transition--or preparation--in 1996. But having come through five years of wrenching downturn and the first unfamiliar steps of recovery, the region now is poised, in the words of Winston Churchill, "at the end of the beginning."
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December 27, 1995 |
Anthony Beilenson, Carlos Moorhead, Paula Boland, Newton Russell, Richard Katz, Barbara Friedman, Jim Rogan.
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January 2, 1999 |
Members of Protestant congregations gave a slightly larger portion of their incomes to their churches in 1996 compared to the previous year, a new study reports. "The State of Church Giving Through 1996," a study by Empty Tomb Inc., a Christian service and research organization based in Champaign, Ill. also reveals a continuing decline in contributions to benevolences, which includes general denominational support, such as local and international missions.
December 31, 1996 |
Those who think the movie industry will get runaway costs under control in 1997 should think again. Studio honchos readily admit they're addicted to "event pictures"--the buzz words of 1996--and have no intention of kicking the expensive habit any time soon. They figure their energies and resources are better risked on hugely exploitable films like "Independence Day" that can generate megaprofits worldwide than on mid-size ones where returns are minimal at best.