February 21, 1988 |
It began in high school when a blind date took her for an airplane ride. Now, 16 years later, Linda Meyers is not only one of the best acrobatic pilots in the world but she is also managing director of an unusual aviation museum here. "When the plane took off, I knew I was going to be a pilot," Meyers recalled of her first flight from a Michigan City, Ind., airport when she was 17.
June 8, 1991 |
Al Campanis, the man who signed a teen-aged Fernando Valenzuela out of the Mexican League in 1979, stood on the Anaheim Stadium grass early Friday evening, so many years later, groping for the proper words to describe Fernando's debut on a different plot of foreign soil. "It's going to be like the first date with a girl you've never met," Campanis said. "What do you call it? A blind date? Yeah. You toss a coin. You never know what's going to happen."
September 25, 1998 |
It may have been meant as a compliment, but it failed to register as a positive sign for a woman on her way to her first blind date in years. "You look good," my friend said, peering at me through her car window as we dropped our kids off at school. "You're wearing makeup!" Not exactly music to the ears of a woman trying hard to pull off that natural beauty thing . . .
March 30, 2001
The relationship show "Blind Date" will hold an open casting call for contestants today from 7 to 9 p.m. The event takes place at Cafe Tu Tu Tango at Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Drive, Universal City. Producers are seeking eligible singles between the ages of 23 and 40. Information: (818) 769-2222.
July 8, 1988 |
Before they ever met, Jackie and Randy Young had a couple of very important things in common: two friends. Thanks to the matchmaking efforts of their mutual buddies, the newlyweds today are, well, newlyweds. "I was in relationship limbo," Jackie, of Orange, wrote Single Life. "Some good friends, Bruce and Dee Dee, had known Randy for about a year. He had just broken up with his girlfriend and asked Bruce and Dee Dee if they knew of any nice women he could meet.
October 10, 2007 |
BY almost every measure, 2007 has been a good, if hectic, year for postmodern choreographer Bill T. Jones, who will bring his topical evening-length meditation on patriotism, "Blind Date," to UCLA's Royce Hall next weekend. Apart from touring almost nonstop with the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jones, 55, was inducted in June into the Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.