December 23, 2009 |
Randy Wolf never has been confused with Johan Santana. However, the Dodgers' recent decision not to offer salary arbitration to Wolf raised concerns among fans. The Dodgers led the major leagues in attendance last season, advancing to the National League Championship Series for the second consecutive year. Wolf was their most dependable pitcher, and yet the Dodgers decided they could not afford to risk him accepting a one-year contract at an uncertain price. As Wolf, John Lackey, Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay have joined new teams, the pitching-depleted Dodgers have imported no player more significant than utility infielder Jamey Carroll.
March 26, 1986 |
Hank Ketcham. A real man's name, all angles and edges. The name of a boxing manager, maybe; a hockey coach; a bounty hunter. Henry Ketcham. A lot softer, somehow. Easily the name of the patient, devoted father of, say, a 5-year-old boy. Probably even goes to church. Hank Ketcham, progenitor of "Dennis the Menace," used to be Henry. Still is, sometimes. In between, he's Hank, the millionaire golfer/cartoonist of Pebble Beach by way of the Golf Course of Geneva.
December 28, 2008
The perfect setup for next week's "Overrated" -- Arianna Huffington! Off the chart! Dennis White Pacific Palisades
July 25, 2012 |
I hope Jamison Jones has enough Altoids. As Dennis, the walking midlife crisis in Elizabeth Berger's “Everything Is Enough,” Jones gets to kiss a lot of attractive women. And somehow, it's those women you'd like to know more about in this smart and sweetly poignant comedy, part of Open Fist's First Look Festival. Fortysomething patent lawyer Dennis has a faithful wife (Yvonne Woods) and a brainy daughter (Jessica Noboa) in college. But when his impossible sister (Beth Robbins)
August 23, 1992 |
Paramount Pictures scored a mega-hit last year with its big-screen version of the 1960s camp TV series "The Addams Family." Now, "Home Alone" producer-writer John Hughes and Warner Bros. are hoping to make box-office magic with their upcoming feature version of another popular '60s TV comedy series, "Dennis the Menace." "Dennis the Menace," which airs in reruns on Nickelodeon, was based on Hank Ketchum's popular comic strip of the same name.
June 14, 1997
When will the NBA and the sports-minded public say "enough is enough" to the antics of Dennis Madman . . . uh, Rodman? The monetary fines imposed mean nothing to the egomaniacal jerk! He decides to head for Vegas in the middle of playoffs and is excused by comments such as "Dennis will do what Dennis wants to do." He makes a derogatory remark about Salt Lake City Mormons and, after being fined, apologizes, using the royal "we." To top it all, Bull Coach Phil Jackson excuses Rodman by saying, "He may not even know it's a religious cult or sect or whatever it is."