July 16, 2000
Event: 129th British Open golf championship. Dates: July 20-23. Defending champion: Paul Lawrie. Site: The Old Course at St. Andrews. Length: 7,115 yards. Par: 36-36--72. Format: 72 holes (18 daily) stroke play. Playoff, if necessary: Four holes, stroke play. Purse: 2.75 million British pounds (approximately $4.4 million). Winners share: 500,000 British pounds (approximately $800,000).
October 18, 1994 |
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, 1994 |
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 |
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 |
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.
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July 20, 1989 |
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.
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May 12, 1996 |
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!"
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June 21, 1996 |
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.
October 27, 1994 |
Clipper center Stanley Roberts, who played only 14 games last season before rupturing his right Achilles' tendon on Dec. 4, will sit out the upcoming NBA season after rupturing his left Achilles' tendon in the fourth quarter of a 101-98 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night before an announced crowd of 5,211 at the Sports Arena.