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February 13, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
W ith his Southern accent, occasional use of down-home jargon and a substantial paunch, Earl Leggett, former Louisiana State University All-American and 12-year National Football League veteran, looks and sounds like one of the good ol' boys. And Leggett was recruited to play football out of Mississippi's Hinds Junior College back in the good ol' days.
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April 25, 2014 | By Marty O'Brien
RICHMOND -- Kyle Larson's meteoric rise in the Sprint Cup Series continued Friday with an assist from Mother Nature. When qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 was canceled because of rain, Larson earned the first pole of his Cup career because he had posted the fastest lap in the first practice on the three-quarters of a mile oval at Richmond International Raceway: 126.880 mph. He will start on the front row with Brad Keselowski, whose fastest lap...
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BUSINESS
November 26, 1991
R. Brad Lewis has been elected president of the California Council of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Jodie Foster and many more came out to shop the preview night of Paris Photo Los Angeles , the international art fair open to the public through the weekend at Paramount Studios. On the studio's New York backlot, guests wandered in and out of sound stages, and galleries set up in faux delis and pizza parlors, admiring historical and contemporary works by hundreds of photographers. This year's event features a tribute to actor/director/artist Dennis Hopper , including a display of his photographic work (his portrait of artist Roy Lichtenstein was one of my favorites)
SPORTS
August 22, 1985 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Brad and Mitch Burton are not identical twins, but they have nearly identical personalities. To say the two San Diego State freshmen football players are close to one another is an understatement. When one answers a question, he looks at his twin for confirmation. The brothers usually agree completely, whether they are talking about sports, music, friends, school or their impressions of the first week of football camp at SDSU.
SPORTS
October 6, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
Ask Brad and Mitch Burton, junior defensive linemen at San Diego State, what it is like to be identical twins, and you get no stories of spooky premonitions or extrasensory perceptions, no belief that their destinies are linked uncontrollably by some genetic code they cannot break. You get none of the stuff one hears when twins tour the afternoon talk-show circuit. You find instead a lovingly close bond between brothers, each of whom has found a best friend in a mirror image of himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1999 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Oliver Cotton is a classically trained actor who has worked with the most illustrious theater companies in Britain. Cotton's chatty, meandering "Wet Weather Cover," at the Tiffany, is an intensely actorly piece, full of insider jokes and hefty monologues, that serves more as a showcase than a legitimate play.
BOOKS
July 20, 2008 | Carolyn Kellogg, Carolyn Kellogg is the lead blogger for Jacket Copy, at www.latimes.com/books. She is also the host of www.pinkyspaperhaus.com.
At 14, Earl, a middle child in an enormous brood, knows Texas holds nothing for him. He's fallen in love with "the flickers," as they called 'em in the 1920s, and he's going to make his fortune in Hollywood. To get there, he plans to hop a train. It's at this moment that "Ancient Highway" opens, with the train bearing down on Earl's tiny town: "He'd heard it already, the cold and steady promise way off, building and building but still way off, not yet even to the trestle over Rogers Creek.
SPORTS
January 25, 1986 | ISH HALEY, Dallas Times Herald
The principals involved in the breakup of the National Basketball Assn.'s longest-playing backcourt combination provided their reasons, reactions and opinions to the introduction of Derek Harper as the Dallas Mavericks' starting point guard. Harper was a surprise replacement for Brad Davis Wednesday in Dallas' 131-118 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Harper and Davis were surprised when first told of the change. Harper had designed his pregame routine around his role as a reserve.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1986 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
Real heavy, man. CBS is billing "Outrage" as one of those really significant movies that gives you lots to chew on. Instead, it gives new meaning to the word dumb . Airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 2 and 8, "Outrage" stars Robert Preston as Dennis Riordan, who is so furious when charges are dropped against the animal who raped and murdered his daughter that he buys a gun and shoots the man dead. Beau Bridges plays Greg Gordon, the lawyer who defends Riordan.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR was off last week for Easter break and that got former Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski thinking about the series' schedule. So in hopes of sparking a fresh conversation about the schedule, the Team Penske driver designed his own "dream" calendar that he outlined on his blog (bradracing.com). Keselowski said he was "not trying to disrespect any of the parties" currently involved in compiling the schedule. "This is just my attempt to tackle the schedule in a way that sounds fun to me, and gets everyone talking about how we might improve things," he wrote on the blog.
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE -- Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart played in 63 games for the Kings in 2007-08, a rough campaign in which the Kings won 32 games, the final season of Marc Crawford's tenure as coach. But it wasn't altogether forgettable. Staurt remembered goalie Jonathan Quick's NHL debut, a win against Buffalo in December. He also had a first-hand view of an emerging Anze Kopitar, who was then in his second NHL season with the Kings. “He was a really skilled player when I was there,” Stuart said after the Sharks' morning skate on Sunday, hours before Game 2. “But I knew from his character that he was going to take the next step.
FOOD
April 12, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
The second vintage from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wine estate in southeast France is a spectacular rosé from an unspectacular year. Made by the Perrin family of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel, the 2013 Château Miraval rosé is elegant and fresh, with a scent of wild strawberries. I could drink this very serious rosé all summer long. Quantities are limited, though, and this one may be gone even before summer gets here. Have it with radishes and butter, with toasts spread with tapenade, crudités, grilled salmon or a simple roast chicken.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Though he's developed a healthy sideline over the last few years co-hosting the Country Music Assn. Awards with Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley turned up Sunday night on that show's rival broadcast , the Academy of Country Music Awards. So far, so good, right? One of country music's smartest, most charismatic stars, Paisley improves any awards show on which he appears -- and with performances such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's weirdly wooden "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," the ACMs needed more help than most.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - This had the feel of a nicely paced scrimmage between the Kings and the Canucks with not much on the line. Then came the third period and an intense hockey game suddenly erupted on Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Kings defenseman Matt Greene got hit with a puck and his skate was soon bloodied. He left the game, came back to play and watched his team lose it with 1:23 remaining as Brad Richardson, the former King, gave the Canucks a 2-1 win and helped Vancouver avoid official playoff elimination.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two out in the third, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson intentionally walked the left-handed-hitting Robinson Cano to load the bases for switch-hitter Justin Smoak. Cano entered with a .367 average (11 for 30) against Wilson, and Smoak had a .207 mark (six for 29), but the move backfired, as Smoak drove a three-run double to left-center field to cap a four-run rally and give Seattle a 4-0 lead. AT THE PLATE: Mariners shortstop Brad Miller hit two homers, a solo shot to center off Wilson in the fifth and a two-run rocket to right off Michael Kohn in the ninth.
MAGAZINE
June 3, 1990 | Amy Wallace, Amy Wallace is a reporter for the San Diego edition of The Times.
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.
OPINION
December 19, 2008 | JOEL STEIN
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. How deeply Jewish is Hollywood?
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the Joe Gibbs Racing team last year. Kenseth took the step toward a fourth win Friday by winning the pole position for Sunday's Auto Club 400 as NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying format was used at the Fontana speedway for the first time.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The spring reliably brings a fresh crop of music, and a new live release from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins (May 6) and from the ongoing "Miles Davis Bootleg Series" drawn from his epic run of Fillmore dates in 1970 (March 25) are just a few albums worth investigating. Here is a selection of concerts sure to put a spring in your step: Joshua Redman Quartet, Brad Mehldau Trio: A pair of like-minded artists who completed each other's musical sentences on Mehldau's orchestral "Highway Rider" project and Redman's like-minded "Walking Shadow," the two heavyweights of contemporary jazz come together.
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