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Clipper center Elmore Spencer stormed out of practice Monday night at UC Irvine, changed into his street clothes in a bathroom and walked three miles to the team hotel. Teammate Charles Outlaw and assistant coach Jim Brewer tried unsuccessfully to talk him out of leaving. Spencer, who declined comment, didn't attend a mandatory team meeting and breakfast Monday morning or a team luncheon before practice. Clipper Coach Bill Fitch was baffled by Spencer's unexpected departure.
October 19, 1998 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB
More than 200 Special Olympians from San Diego to San Luis Obispo will compete in the fourth annual "5-a-Side" Soccer Tournament at Cal Lutheran University on Saturday. The opening ceremony will be at 8:30 a.m., and competition starts at 9. After the competition, athletes will receive awards, prizes and goody bags at a 4:30 p.m. ceremony.
Hurry back Stanley Roberts, Coach Bill Fitch and the Clippers need you. The Clippers could have used Roberts, who has practiced only once after reporting to training camp overweight and out of shape, in Tuesday night's 120-104 exhibition loss to the Lakers before 18,052 at the Pond. It was the largest crowd in the 25-year history of the franchise that played in Buffalo and San Diego before moving to Los Angeles in 1984.
August 28, 2013 | By David Ng
Geoffrey Rush will reprise his role in the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" for the big screen, according to news reports in Canada. The Oscar-winning actor, who has appeared in the hit stage musical in his native Australia, also is expected to serve as executive producer on the movie project. Don McKellar, who co-wrote the book for the musical with Bob Martin, said he will adapt the the movie version. The Canadian actor-writer-director revealed plans for the movie during a recent press event leading up to the Toronto Film Festival.
April 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
A man stormed into a fiber optics plant Wednesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing two former co-workers and wounding two others. The gunman later killed himself, authorities said. "We looked out over the plant floor--we saw people just running at random. And it was just a pop, pop, pop. We never did see the guy," Sid Gregory, an employee at Sumitomo Electric Fiber Optics Corp., told WRAL-TV.
November 21, 2005 | James C. Taylor, Special to The Times
At a time when almost every old musical worth seeing has been revived to death, one solution is to mount a revival of a show that doesn't exist. The new mocu-musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," which opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, is a guide to the greatest 1920s song and dance show that never was. "Chaperone" is to the zany musicals of the Jazz Age what "This is Spinal Tap" was to heavy metal: proof that mockery, even more than imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery.
July 20, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
Responding to warnings that they should tread lightly on the legendary and star-lined Hollywood Walk of Fame, backers of the Newhall Western Walk of Fame have agreed to change the name of their sidewalk tribute. From now on, the walkway along San Fernando Road will be known as the Newhall Walk of Western Stars, said Bob Martin, who heads the committee that maintains the landmark for the Downtown Newhall Merchants Assn.
May 12, 1996 | MARY F. POLS
A few brightly colored ribbons can go a long way. Winning a red one--signifying a second place--in the Special Olympics track and field championships Saturday in Ventura made Peter Breisig throw his arms above his head in a two-fisted victory salute. Having two blue ones pinned to her T-shirt made Gerri MacIntosh break into a bashful smile. And the multicolored array across his chest representing first-, second- and third-place finishes had John Patchett bursting with pride. "I won!"
June 21, 1996 | NICK GREEN
With the Olympic theme blaring, Jeff Watlington of Ventura climbed the steps of Ventura City Hall on Thursday morning, wearing a jogging outfit, green baseball cap and broad grin. Accompanied by a motorcycle escort and a squadron of police officers clapping a metronomic beat for each step, the fortysomething Special Olympian with Down's syndrome had jogged up the California Street hill to reach Mayor Jack Tingstrom and a waiting crowd.
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