September 5, 2004 |
For most of his career, Supah Blitz has been content to settle for minor prizes. In 29 starts, the 4-year-old Mecke colt has won four times but has finished second or third 16 times. Twelve times he has completed the exacta. Now that he has changed barns, Supah Blitz might be able to get his first win of 2004. Purchased privately by a partnership last month, Supah Blitz will make his first start for trainer Doug O'Neill in today's $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap.
November 26, 1988
Troy Aikman has great passing statistics, mostly from lots of short and safe "underneath" patterns. They get great media reviews but don't win football games against competent defenses. Rodney Peete has very good passing statistics, yet he excels in an area that never lends itself to statistical quantification: Games won when the chips are down. Peete is 2-0 against Aikman, and the name of the game is winning, not completions. Peete is the best choice for the Heisman Trophy, at least in L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1988
Instead of being coined Ward Wars , the battle among Orange County hospitals should be called Reward Wars , as each is competing for a greater share of the lucrative health care market with an anticipation of increased business and higher profits ("Orange County Hospitals Stage Marketing Blitz," Feb. 7). It is debatable whether their advertising campaigns are cost effective and attract new business or are just a huge waste of monies. Apparently, the hospitals themselves believe the ads are worthwhile, as they keep pouring more money into them each year.
December 6, 2006 |
WILL this be the season Hollywood decides to ditch the bling? Thanks to Edward Zwick's new film, "Blood Diamond," there's an alternative from the activist jewelry department: a red rubber "Blood Diamond/Clean Diamond" bracelet from Amnesty International and Global Witness. The bracelet, which sells for $2 on amnestyusa.
March 24, 1985 |
Doug Flutie doesn't have to take a page out of coach Walt Michaels' playbook to know his place on the Generals. The Baltimore Stars convinced him last Sunday where he belongs. All they did was devise a defense that took away what he does best. His rollouts were no more than bailouts, and the scramble was mostly a backpedal to disaster. He was sacked three times for 46 yards--the last time for 34 yards on an aborted scramble--and ended up with just 6 yards on two carries in a 29-9 loss.
May 1, 2003 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken initial steps to rein in the aggressive Oscar campaigning of the past couple of years. The academy board of governors met Tuesday night for the first time since this year's awards ceremony, and academy President Frank Pierson said Wednesday that he will appoint a committee "to write some new rules."
May 27, 2003 |
With one big inning, the Pittsburgh Pirates turned a tight game into an easy victory. Josh Fogg outpitched Kerry Wood, and Pittsburgh scored nine runs in the eighth inning for a 10-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Fogg was clinging to a one-run lead when he led off the eighth by drawing a walk from reliever Phil Norton. The next six batters reached safely, and suddenly the Pirates were in control.
June 22, 1986 |
Variations in the kinds of discount card programs available continue to emerge. Some companies have more than one entry in this area. To illustrate, American Leisure Industries has both Encore and Short Notice Go-Cards. With the Encore card, which costs $36 a year, you and a guest sharing a room can get the second night free at 1,900 hotels, and modest discounts (10% or more) on some tours, cruises and car rentals.