March 27, 2012 |
Tennis player Bernard Tomic made a strange request of the chair umpire during a changeover in his match against David Ferrer at the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday: Can you please ask my dad to leave the stands. A television camera picked up the exchange after Tomic held serve to go up, 3-2, in the second set. "He's annoying me. I know he's my father, but he's annoying me," Tomic says. "I want him to leave as soon as possible. " An obviously surprised chair umpire responds "If you tell him to leave what will happen?"
May 1, 1986
UCLA has established an endowed chair in Italian literature and culture to bring to the campus internationally known experts to teach classes and give public lectures. The chair is named for Charles Speroni, late founder and first chairman of UCLA's Italian department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 |
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them - his parents included - in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland. A few months later, he too was forced out of Tarnow and into the first of several Nazi labor camps in Eastern Europe. "I thought often [about] how I'm going to die," he recalled in a 1999 CNN interview, "whether it's going to be a bullet, would it hurt. I really did not know. " Instead, he was among the survivors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1986
The other day I saw a chair on the San Diego Freeway. About the South Bay curve. It was a perfectly nice chair. An upholstered wingback. It was upright too. Not upside down or sideways like you'd expect. Just sitting there like someone had just gotten up to change the channel. Had it flown off the back of an open truck? Was the rest of the load already at the new house? Was the wife saying "Harvey, where the hell is the tweed wingback? Did you forget to load it? Jesus, now we'll have to go all the way back to Santa Ana to get it."
October 30, 2011 |
In the romantic drama "Like Crazy," Anton Yelchin plays a college kid with a knack for making furniture who gives his British-born sweetheart (Felicity Jones) an unusual gift of love: a chair. Given the special role the chair plays in the film, it comes as no surprise that its creators, Dakota Witzenburg and Chad Petersen, have been perfecting its design since 2003. "I've always been that do-it-yourself type of person," said Witzenburg. "I really like nice things and prefer quality over quantity.
February 28, 1987 |
Several pounds of plaster molding dropped from a ceiling in Gov. William Donald Schaefer's office on Friday, landing on the chair where the governor often works, officials said. Schaefer was in another office at the time.
HOME & GARDEN
August 29, 2009 |
The lacy Re-Trouve collection of steel patio furniture has the graceful, feminine touch for which designer Patricia Urquiola is known. Look closely at the intricacy of the base -- how it sits flat on the ground and appears to be woven from a single piece of powder-coated wire, creating a basket for the seat pad. Made in Italy for the manufacturer Emu, the chair comes in five colors and carries a suggested retail price of $979. Anthropologie's High Wire Act Scoubi chair, by contrast, is composed of a less elaborate back and base joined at the seat, and it sits on four disc-shaped feet.
HOME & GARDEN
September 11, 1999 |
The chair is a simple idea: legs, a back and a flat surface that serves as a seat. For centuries, the only change in the shape of a chair was the curve of the leg or the height of the back. In the 20th century, new materials, such as plastic and new metal alloys, made it possible to totally change the look of the chair. A group of chairs was designed in the 1930s that had no back legs. The first of these was developed by Mart Starn. It was followed by a chair by Heinz and Bodo Rasch in 1927.
April 19, 1993
In response to Bill Press' Counterpunch, "Hey, Howard--I'm Supposed to Be Biased!" (April 12): Yes, Mr. Press, life is not fair. Rush Limbaugh gets hours of air time to your few minutes and you can't see why you should be fired for taking the job of chair of the California Democratic Party. After all, you cry, Limbaugh is the "unofficial" mouthpiece of the Republican Party. This may seem like quibbling to you, but Limbaugh is not, as you say, the official mouthpiece of the Republican Party.