February 17, 2001
Carlos Perez says "people are going to be scared" when they see him pitch. He's right. As a Dodger fan, nothing could scare me more than to see him headed to the mound. DAVE PARKER Venice
September 14, 2009 |
Headline that bounced around the Internet over the weekend: "Is Michael Jordan planning to start a 50-and-over league?" The quick answer is no, because it takes time to examine how an off-hand comment Jordan made during his Hall of Fame induction speech can be twisted into such a headline. What Jordan said: "Although I am recognized with this tremendous honor of being in the Basketball Hall of Fame, I don't look at this moment as the defining end of my relationship with the game of basketball.
November 29, 2009 |
Jason Reitman is the first to tell you that he's an "aisle." He prefers sitting in an aisle seat on an airplane, which is relevant because his new film, "Up in the Air," in theaters Friday, is shot extensively on planes and in airports. It details the life of urbane corporate-downsizing expert Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), who flies around the country firing people and studiously avoiding human connection. For Reitman, an aisle is never just an aisle or a preference for legroom but an actual psychological tag, which he describes as "selfish."
September 5, 2008 |
One of the fall's most offbeat new television series will debut next week in miniature. "Blank Slate," a crime thriller in the form of a "microseries" starring Eric Stolz and Clancy Brown, will premiere Sept. 9 on TNT and air for two consecutive weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays evenings. Five two-minute episodes -- produced by Electric Entertainment, a production company run by Dean Devlin ("Independence Day") -- will air each night within back-to-back episodes of "Law & Order."
May 23, 1989 |
Harper Group Inc. said it agreed in principle to acquire Challenge Freight Services Ltd. from Fletcher Challenge Ltd. of New Zealand. With the acquisition of Challenge Freight, Harper said, it is entering the market of perishable goods export air freight.
December 20, 2008 |
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down an exemption that has allowed refineries, chemical plants and other industrial facilities to exceed federal air pollution limits. The 2-1 decision overturned a provision enacted in 1994 under President Clinton and broadened by President Bush.
May 16, 2008 |
KUSC-FM (91.5) will broadcast Los Angeles Opera's 2007 production of Beethoven's "Fidelio" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The broadcast will be the first in a series of 10 consecutive Saturday shows, through July 19, presenting the entire 2007-08 L.A. Opera season, including the concert performance of Verdi's Requiem, which will air May 24. This will be the second year that KUSC and the opera have collaborated on producing "L.A. Opera on Air," hosted by Duff Murphy and produced by Gail Eichenthal.
June 18, 1989 |
A Mirage jet crashed on takeoff at a southern Chilean air base Saturday and the pilot was killed, air force officials and witnesses said. An air force statement said the French-built Mirage fighter-bomber crashed while taking off on a routine mission at Punta Arenas airport, 2,000 miles south of the Chilean capital of Santiago, killing its pilot, Capt. Sergio Rojas, 26. The cause of the accident was not known, it said. But the semiofficial news agency ORBE reported that the jet touched the tail of another Mirage as they took off in formation and plummeted to the ground.
October 1, 1999 |
Though many derided it as lightweight, Gov. Gray Davis has signed legislation to require service stations to provide free air and water to motorists who buy gasoline. The bill was the brainchild of rookie Assemblywoman Nell Soto (D-Pomona), a great-grandmother whose working-class constituents complained about their inability to find air for their tires and water for their engines. Existing law requires service stations to provide air and water but allows them to charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1988
Pardon me if I take exception to your editorial "Smog: New Spirit" (Jan. 7) that discusses the new strategies of the South Coast Air Quality Management District officials. While their ideas deserve merit, I really think they miss the mark entirely. Is everyone in this town scared stiff to mention the real problem? Dare I say it . . . developers. There, oooh that felt good. Has it occurred to anyone that slow-growth (and in some areas, no-growth) policies would go a long way towards cleaning up the air, and relieve freeway and street congestion as well?