August 22, 1985 |
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.
October 6, 1988 |
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.
July 2, 1999 |
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.
July 20, 2008 |
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.
January 25, 1986 |
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.
March 1, 1986 |
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.