May 16, 2003 |
Heather Wile and Andrea Morin, a.k.a. the Atari Watch Babes, were ready for their close-ups. So the gangly young man handed his camera to a friend, straightened his glasses and slid between the two women, grinning awkwardly. On cue, Wile and Morin cocked their heads fetchingly and flashed big, toothy smiles, while a crowd of about a dozen other men stood transfixed.
October 2, 1988
It is obvious that Thomas Hoving is not someone to cross. He wields power, of a sort, through his perfumed magazine, Connoisseur, and his knowledge of where lots of museum skeletons are buried. His self-promotion seems to be inspired by an attempt to make others think he's as wonderful as he thinks he is. His vendetta against John Walsh is a clear case of integrity-envy; Hoving would love to know what it is, and how to get it. It strikes me as grossly unfair that this egomaniac can wound so many people by irresponsibly climbing over them with his vengeful cleats.
July 20, 2002
Lewis Segal does seem to have a nasty streak ("Stars Salvage ABT's 'Corsaire,' " July 13). He seems negative about most dance in general and American Ballet Theatre and Kevin McKenzie in particular. It's no wonder L.A. doesn't have a resident (or semi-resident) ballet company, having to face a reviewer as negative as he. I do not believe that in this day and age "Le Corsaire" is presented for any other reason than to thrill the audience with bravura dancing. Political over- or undertones aren't a factor.
February 21, 1985
After the Santa Monica College men's basketball team ends regular season play Friday by meeting Bakersfield at 7:30 p.m. in Santa Monica, the Corsairs will take on Pasadena on Wednesday in the first game of a playoff series to select which will be the second entry from the Metropolitan Conference in the state tournament. As the conference champion, El Camino gained automatic entry. As the week began, the Corsairs (14-13, 7-5) were tied for third with Pasadena (13-13, 7-5).
February 14, 1985
The Santa Monica College men's basketball team, in third place in Metropolitan Conference competition, will host Pasadena at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Corsairs (13-12 overall and 6-4 in Metro) have lost twice to Pasadena: in preseason, 60-59, and in league competition, 69-61. In league play Pasadena (11-13, 5-5) is hitting 46% of its shots from the floor and 71% from the line.
March 9, 1989
The Santa Monica College basketball team has "a mission" in the state community college tournament tonight at Santa Clara University. SMC Coach John McMullen says his team is "on a mission to go back up there and do it right this time." Last year the Corsairs fell at Santa Clara in the opening round to Merced, 73-68. Tonight SMC (32-3), the state's top-ranked team, will open at 5 against City College of San Francisco (25-9) at Toso Pavilion.