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January 20, 2010 | By Susan King
Julie Andrews wants to make one thing perfectly clear -- she's not making a comeback as a singer. For the last few months, Andrews has been trying to dispel rumors that she has had vocal reconstruction surgery. Back in 1997, she had non-cancerous nodules removed from her throat, silencing the glorious soprano that graced the Broadway musicals "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot" and film classics such as 1964's "Mary Poppins," for which she won a best actress Oscar, 1965's "The Sound of Music" and 1982's "Victor/Victoria."
April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - All the years of near misses, tedious bus rides and one excruciating waiting game faded away on Saturday morning for Andrew Campbell. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter summoned the 26-year-old defenseman and told him that he would be making his NHL debut, against the Vancouver Canucks. Televised on "Hockey Night in Canada," no less. "I got like a shiver right down my body, 'Wow, This is going to be the night,'" Campbell said after the morning skate. Arguably, this was the most important conversation of Campbell's hockey life.
October 15, 1993
Isak Dinesen said it, and we believe it: "Out of Africa." Get out, and stay out! JOHN D. ANDREWS Palos Verdes Peninsula
March 26, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
CALGARY, Canada -- Achieving redemption, conquering pressure and gaining two points on the teams above them, the Ducks took extra satisfaction from their 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Andrew Cogliano, who bluntly assessed the Ducks' 7-2 loss to the Flames at the Saddledome two weeks earlier as a teamwide “embarrassment,” scored the game-winning goal with 5 minutes 19 seconds left in the third period. The Ducks (47-18-7) stared down not only a 2-1 deficit at the start of the third, but another round of relentless pressure from the young, rising Flames (30-36-7)
December 27, 1987
The "Barbara Walters Special" was wonderful. I got the inside scoop on three of my favorite actors--Eddie Murphy, Sean Connery and Don Johnson. Maya Andrews, Fountain Valley
November 5, 1986
With more than 96% of the vote in, Democratic challenger Kent Conrad was 2,236 votes ahead in an upset of freshman Republican Sen. Mark Andrews. Andrews, a maverick who frequently voted against Reagan Administration policies, won his seat in the Reagan landslide of 1980 after serving 17 years in the House. He had characterized Conrad as an ultra-liberal pawn of the Eastern Establishment. Conrad accused Andrews of favoring cuts in Social Security and not doing enough to help farmers.
September 8, 1993
San Francisco law (Aug. 30) is very democratic; it forbids the rich, as well as the poor, from sleeping in doorways (with apologies to Voltaire). FRANKLIN C. ANDREWS JR. Escondido
November 29, 2002
Irving Stone once wrote that a writer is "a composer, attempting to capture the music of life for a tone-deaf world." Harriet Doerr (obituary, Nov. 26) did that in her three books, writing with a crystal's edge of brilliance and lyric intensity. We are the richer for that accomplishment. T.F. Andrews Altadena
January 30, 1994
I am a five-years-sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous who applauds Colman Andrews' "Getting Drunk" (Jan. 2). How typically American it is to go overboard with the drinking-is-bad-for-everyone mentality. I don't drink because I have a problem with alcohol. But why lay a guilt trip on those without such an affliction? HOLLY BEAM Palm Desert I hope that someday I happen to meet Andrews in a bar, imbibe a bit with him and congratulate him on being willing to accept responsibility for his alcohol consumption rather than blaming it on society, his alcoholic father or whatever.
April 27, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
A 93-year-old Acton man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of manufacturing the illegal drug PCP after an all-night standoff that ended when sheriff's deputies fired tear gas into his home. Walter Todd was charged with operating a PCP laboratory and held in lieu of $75,000 bail, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. Todd was not hurt but, because of his age, he was being held in the jail ward at County-USC Medical Center.
March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Alvarez would join the team Sunday and could emerge as a minor league starter or major league swingman. Dipoto said the trade addressed the "much-discussed" issue of whether the Angels had sufficient depth among starting pitchers.
March 12, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The most encouraging facets of Andrew Bynum's debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night couldn't be found in a box score that showed the 7-footer logged eight points and 10 rebounds in only 15½ minutes against the Boston Celtics. What should make the Pacers feel even more optimistic about Bynum is the fact that he didn't obliterate his team's legendary chemistry nor did he experience a recurrence of the knee soreness that has made him one of the NBA's biggest busts over much of the last two years.
March 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
At an Academy Awards ceremony that set out to honor movie heroes of all stripes, an onstage team-up between Spider-Man and the pint-size crusader known as Batkid didn't make the cut. Miles Scott, the 5-year-old leukemia patient who charmed America when he donned a mini-batsuit and defended San Francisco from supervillains during a Make-a-Wish event last year, was scheduled to appear with "Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield at the Oscars...
February 28, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller wasn't one of the five on his team who won an Olympic medal in Russia. Friday night, Hiller and his defense-minded teammates had to settle for something else in their return from the Olympic break: a shutout victory over the St. Louis Blues, 1-0, at Honda Center. In addition to Hiller's 18 saves, the Ducks (42-14-5) blocked 27 shots and out-hit the Blues, 35-25, to conclude a three-game season sweep. SUMMARY: Ducks 1, St. Louis Blues 0 “That was some big men hitting each other, and I thought it was [like]
February 25, 2014 | By David Ng
The latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber has posted a closing notice on London's West End just two months after opening. "Stephen Ward," based on the 1960s British political scandal surrounding John Profumo, opened in December at the Aldwych Theatre in London to tepid reviews and will close on March 29. The musical's closure marks a setback in Lloyd Webber's attempted comeback following the poor reception in London for "Love Never Dies," his...
February 20, 2014 | By Robert Abele
The risible slab of screwball-inspired nonsense called "Barefoot" has the distinction of featuring what has to be the only female character no actress of any pedigree could ever make believable. We're introduced to blond, beautiful Daisy (Evan Rachel Wood, valiant in thankless defeat) as a blank-faced psych ward newbie whose mother kept her in forced isolation her whole life. But when freed by a bad boy scion (Scott Speedman) who needs a wholesome fake girlfriend for his brother's wedding to help loosen the purse strings of his disapproving dad (Treat Williams)
November 29, 1992
As the economic picture remains dark, gang-related shootings move to the suburban schools, and public investigations of those accused of abuse of the public trust drag on, I favor any open discussion that promotes understanding, especially among the young people who stand to inherit all the problems. Maybe Supt. Andrews and those individuals who objected to the visit of Mr. King would prefer persons like Supervisor (Don R.) Roth or Mitchell Gold or State Department officials to give "motivational" talks to young people.
May 20, 1989 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
The arts continue to baffle, boggle and bewilder. Last week during a hearing on its new allocation process for transient occupancy tax dollars, the city's Commission for Arts and Culture was stumped by Councilwoman Judy McCarty. Miffed because the commission had the temerity to suggest that maybe the Hall of Champions sports museum did not come under the general rubric of culture, McCarty, a Hall of Champions partisan, said, OK, define culture. The silence of the commission was deafening.
January 18, 2014 | By Reed Johnson
In one of Andrew Moore's photographs of Cuba, on display through Feb. 15 at Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles, a half-dozen men and women are hanging out at an aging ferry terminal. Their postures are casual and unself-conscious, yet they form a quasi-theatrical tableau. One couple appears absorbed in intimate conversation. A single man rests his head on his hands. Through the modest structure's three arched openings, the verdant tropical landscape can be glimpsed. The image is titled "La Espera," a Spanish word that can mean both "wait" and "hope.
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