June 28, 1997 |
Playing tennis in England in summer means playing a waiting game. Competitors hoping to have a chance to play at Wimbledon this year are finding that dealing with the rain, and the waiting, is as challenging as any Centre Court match. For only the second time in tournament history, rain postponed all matches Friday for the second consecutive day. The only other time was in 1909, also on the Thursday and Friday of the first week. It is the worst start ever to Wimbledon.
August 5, 2001
The reality of Wilt Chamberlain's home is more nuanced than "For Sale: Palace of a Playboy" (July 30) would lead one to surmise. In the course of writing a biography of Wilt, I've been in the home twice these past 18 months. Yes, Wilt seduced a lot of women in the house, and yes, there is--or was--a room with a water bed. But I also saw bookcases in Wilt's second-floor hallway--hundreds of books that had obviously been read: books on history and biography; Jimmy Carter's "Turning Point"; "Me" by Katherine Hepburn; "Russia and War--1941-45"; "Wonders of Life on Earth"; books on the stars (i.e.
January 16, 1986 |
Mildred Tierstein of Camarillo would like to find another lightweight raincoat made of 100% Dacron polyester, similar to one her husband bought years ago. The raincoat folds into a small envelope and was "not made of shower-curtain material." Can you help before it rains on Tierstein's parade, or will she begin to wonder whether she's all wet in her search?
September 29, 1985 |
Ten years ago, two California women, Tish Sommers and Laurie Shields, coined the term displaced homemakers to describe a growing group of women--housewives and mothers who, because of divorce or a spouse's death, must enter the work force to support themselves and their children.
March 10, 1989 |
The big debate in the women's restroom, said my dessert investigator, was whether to stay at Menage or head over to DC 3. The sticking point was not the 20-mile drive to Santa Monica but DC 3's $15 Friday/Saturday cover charge versus Menage's $5. The thrifty traditions of Old Pasadena, she reported, seemed to be winning the day. Hey, why leave?
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January 17, 2002 |
Stan Herman, a Westside real estate broker who with Hugh Hefner founded the Pips Club, featuring their favorite board game, backgammon, has died. He was 67. Herman, who established Stan Herman & Associates in Beverly Hills 43 years ago, died Saturday of leukemia in his suburban Santa Barbara home. He became a fan of backgammon in the early 1970s and started the Stan Herman Invitational Backgammon Tournament, staged annually at the original Bistro Restaurant in Beverly Hills.