May 23, 1989 |
Bob Hope has signed a new contract with NBC for an unprecedented 40th year of programming for the network, effective with the 1989-90 television season this fall. Hope's finale for the current season--a special celebrating his 86th birthday and the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution--is due to air Wednesday night. The comedian's lengthy association with the network is the most enduring in broadcast annals.
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January 23, 1988
The Whizzer ran with the ball again. Unfortunately, he ran in the wrong direction, and he wasn't carrying a football this time. 'Tis a sad thing that the annals of sports trivia won't carry the entry that the Whizzer carried a football in the wrong direction with the result of a safety rather than the biographical entry that Justice Byron (Whizzer) White successfully led an attack on the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States. GEORGE H. MAASKE Santa Ana
September 18, 2006 |
Many women immediately quit smoking when they find out they are pregnant, knowing the habit is unhealthy for their unborn child. But sometimes that concern takes them only so far. A new study has found that women who were unmotivated to remain smoke-free after the birth of a child were more concerned about their weight than those who intended to kick the habit for good.
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February 7, 1999 |
The annals of child kidnapping are replete with heartbreaking tragedies, but probably none have been quite as bizarre as the crime that first mesmerized, then convulsed, Los Angeles more than 70 years ago. By the time it was over, it would involve not only an apparent abduction, but also impersonation, police coercion, false imprisonment, psychiatric abuse and--this being Los Angeles--a court fight that stretched on for more than a decade.
March 30, 1987 |
The first Oscars ceremony was held on May 19, 1929, in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel--now completely refurbished and serving as headquarters for this year's Hollywood Centennial celebration as well as Sunday night's anti-Oscars, the Golden Raspberry Awards. "Howard the Duck" and "Under the Cherry Moon" tied for the uncoveted worst-picture Razzie award.
September 16, 1993 |
A strong wind was blowing through the hills of Los Angeles' Echo Park last month as the curious and the Swedish came together for the opening of a can of fish. Not just any old tuna or sardine--but year-old surstromming ; that's Swedish for really stinky fish, or to be more precise, fermented herring. Traditionally eaten on the third Thursday of every August, many Northern Swedes consider the sour- (some say foul-) tasting fish a delicacy.