March 4, 2012 |
Lakers fans groaned whenever he shot the ball. The media picked apart his fading offense, his decreasingly effective defense. Metta World Peace didn't care. He knew his defense would eventually return, as it did Sunday against the Miami Heat. World Peace helped hold LeBron James to 25 points on 12-for-26 shooting, turning the All-Star forward into an off-balance shooter a number of times in the Lakers' 93-83 victory. "I'm going to answer this as honest as I can," World Peace said, "but I'm one of the best defensive players ever.
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January 8, 2013
David R. Ellis, 60, a journeyman director and former stuntman whose credits include the 2006 thriller "Snakes on a Plane," died Monday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was in pre-production on the upcoming film "Kite" with Samuel L. Jackson. The cause of death was unknown, said his agent, David Boxerbaum. Ellis most recently served as the second unit director on several upcoming high-profile films including "47 Ronin," starring Keanu Reeves; "R.I.P.D. " with Ryan Reynolds; and the adaptation of Mark Helprin's novel "Winter's Tale.
January 27, 1991
I'll tell you what really tees me off. It's when the makers of a shot-on-film series (especially dramas) no longer print the beginning or end credits directly onto the film. Instead, they simply flash video-generated credits over a filmed-image. Something is seriously wrong. It's like mixing oil and water, very cheap and tacky looking. Video credits are perfect for a video-taped sitcom, but not for a film. Brian Mesmer, Torrance
June 22, 1986
I think it is terrible how the news programs on local stations interrupt the previous show's credits. The credits are shown in a box in the corner of the TV screen. One can not read them because they are so small and out of focus. Many of us still like to read the credits at the end of a TV show or movie. H. Howard, Westminster
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May 5, 2010
Angus Maddison Economist studied wealth differences between nations Angus Maddison, 83, an economist whose research revealed the causes of wealth differences between nations, died April 24 in Thourotte, France, according to an announcement from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where he was professor emeritus of economic sociology. No cause of death was given. Maddison's research quantified national growth for long time spans, in some cases from the year 1 A.D. The author of more than 20 books, Maddison also studied economic policy and development issues, as well as social policy and labor markets, at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
February 26, 2014 |
Microsoft is encouraging users to try its Bing and OneDrive services by offering them 100 GB of free cloud storage for one year. Users can earn the storage by signing up for Bing Rewards, a program that gives users credits every time they use Microsoft's search engine. Those credits can then be traded in for rewards, such as gift cards. Microsoft said users who earn 100 credits can redeem them for the free storage with OneDrive, the company's cloud service that was formerly known as SkyDrive.
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January 29, 2013
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton suburb after battling cancer, his family announced. The Ohio Players, known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics, offbeat sound effects, flamboyant outfits and provocative album covers, topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm.