January 26, 2007 |
What do you give as a 90th birthday present to a man who survived a plane crash into the Pacific Ocean during World War II, only to endure unspeakable horrors as a prisoner of war, who admits he was "an alcoholic, chain-smoker, rotten, lowdown stinker" before he found redemption in his religion and never looked back? Who set a track record for the scholastic mile at Torrance High that lasted 20 years, and a collegiate mile record at USC that stood for 15 years.
March 3, 2013 |
You keep hearing about people who take these fabulous trips (see story) and they don't pay a penny - or very many pennies. You have miles, but you don't seem to be getting much, well, mileage out of them. For the last seven years, my life has been all about points. I quit my recruiting job on Wall Street, for which I traveled more than 150,000 miles a year (and collected numerous corporate credit card points), and founded ThePointsGuy.com , a website that's all about maximizing frequent-flier miles and credit card points.
April 15, 2005 |
The Christian rock group Switchfoot won artist of the year at Wednesday's Gospel Music Assn. awards show, one of four honors bestowed on the band during the night. It also won best rock or contemporary recorded song for "Dare You to Move" as well as the short- and long-form music video awards.
December 23, 1988
The producers, writers and actor Larry Drake, creators of the character Benny on "L.A. Law," will receive Special Merit Awards on Jan. 22 at the Beverly Hilton when the 10th Media Access awards are presented for best portrayal of the disabled in film and broadcast media. Also honored will be author Sam Maddox, who compiled "Spinal Network," a resource book for people with spinal injuries. Along with the Merit Awards, the Governor's Award of Excellence will go to Bill Demby and the Du Pont Co.
September 21, 2007 |
Ellen Stewart, founder of New York's La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, was among the five winners announced Thursday for the 2007 Praemium Imperiale arts awards for lifetime achievements. The other winners were Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim, French artist Daniel Buren, British sculptor Tony Cragg and the Swiss architectural team of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Given annually by the Japan Art Assn.
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October 28, 1987
The 1987 U.S. Nobel laureates are the first that will have their awards taxed (Part I, Oct. 15). This action hardly squares with our professed interests in not only supporting education but dedication as well--not to mention the future benefits of the discoveries. This legislation should be repealed. TAD MYROSKOV West Hollywood
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November 18, 2002 |
Alliance for the Arts, the fund-raising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, presented several awards at a dinner Nov. 8. Recipients included Amgen, corporate builder of the arts; Rosemary Licata, legacy builder of the arts; Laura Myszka, volunteer; and Raymond M. Olson, Award of Excellence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday awarded its annual civic medal of honor to Thomas V. McKernan, chief executive and president of the Automobile Club of Southern California and Auto Club Enterprises. First awarded in 2003, the civic medal of honor is given to non-elected civic leaders who are dedicated to community and public service, said George Kieffer, a member of the selection committee that includes a few past recipients and other citizens.
December 23, 1990 |
For the 26th annum, the time has arrived to consider the hits and misses, the triumphs and trials of what well may have been the most active year in jazz history. The activity may not have been at a new peak qualitatively, but in terms of the number of people involved at every level--as professionals or students, musicians or critics--the year was surely without precedent. Many of the precedents were set in that prime focal point of jazz activity: Japan.
February 22, 2005 |
Go figure: Films starring Jim Carrey and Bill Murray walked off with honors at the seventh annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Colleen Atwood, who dressed Carrey and company in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," won for excellence in a fantasy/period film, while the award for contemporary film went to Milena Canonero for "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," starring Murray. Atwood is also nominated for an Oscar.