CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986
Your editorial referring to the recent INS actions as a "circus" reflects the opinion of someone who mindlessly churns out such undereducated rhetoric and fails to see the proverbial forest for the trees. When illegal aliens choose to enter this country they do so with the full knowledge that they are breaking the laws of this country and with the full expectation that they may be arrested and/or deported. We may have a moral imperative to help these poor people who are less fortunate than ourselves, but moral imperatives do not keep peace marchers out of jail or mercy killers out of prison.
June 14, 1992 |
Nobody roams with Culpepper and Merriweather for the money. Certainly not David Volponi. On stilts, he is nine feet tall. On the ground, he is 5 feet, 8 inches of peace--soft-spoken, always smiling, a gentle soul. The circus is his sanctuary against an outside world, its hard knocks and false friendships. Five years ago, Culpepper and Merriweather visited Volponi's home town of Groveland, near Yosemite National Park. He walked on stilts to promote the circus for the local Lion's Club. "Mr.
March 20, 1988 |
Luigi Guidotti, who left his wife and joined the circus 15 years ago, was reunited with her after she spotted him from the audience working under the big top. Guidotti's wife and daughter were in the stands last week when they noticed him moving equipment between acts in a traveling circus that stopped at Civitanova Marche, on Italy's Adriatic Coast. She called a policeman and then confronted her spouse.
June 12, 1989 |
A circus acrobat who fell during a show at Busch Stadium was in stable condition Sunday, a Jewish Hospital spokeswoman said. An audience of about 35,000 was watching Oscar Garcia, 29, of Sarasota, Fla., perform on a wheel suspended 25 feet above the ground when he lost his balance and fell backward Saturday night. Garcia suffered a dislocated left wrist and broken right elbow.
January 26, 1996 |
And how did the Kings respond to the trade of popular right wing Rick Tocchet? In losing, 8-2, to the Hartford Whalers on Thursday at the Civic Arena, it was their most one-sided defeat of the season, and certainly the most embarrassing. They had not yielded eight goals in a game since losing, 8-2, at Dallas on March 6, 1995. Now, the Kings are winless in their last eight games, going 0-6-2, and have only one road victory in the last 17 games.
February 10, 1985 |
The thesis novel; what a heart-sinking notion. It suggests the same relation to literary beguilement that the metronome has to music. Angela Carter's novel quivers with ideas about many things, including feminism. It hums and buzzes and stamps its feet even at the rare moments when it is standing still. Yet, its ideas are not theses but hypotheses. "Nights at the Circus" is not about how men and women ought to be, but how they just conceivably might be.
September 22, 1997 |
Vaudeville and Ed Sullivan are dead, Las Vegas lounge acts have almost disappeared, and just about the only circus that comes to town has a French name and serves cappuccino at intermission. So, where can a juggler, clown, unicycle rider, balloon animal artist and contortionist still find work? Welcome to a niche of show business known as the county fair circuit. "Ladies and gentlemen, here is something you have never before seen!"
July 6, 1990 |
An East German circus struggling to survive the advent of capitalism is putting four of its lions to sleep because it cannot afford to feed them, the daily Der Morgen newspaper said Thursday. Busch, one of three circus companies that lost generous state subsidies after last Sunday's merger of the two German economies, said it will also have to sell several horses. "Takings are down, our resources nearly dried up and our subsidies used up," circus leader Hartmut Schulz said.