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
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."
March 21, 2000
Pavel and Valeri Bure are challenging to become the highest-scoring brother combination in an NHL season. The Bures have tallied 79 goals, Pavel a league-leading 45 with the Florida Panthers and Valeri 34 with the Calgary Flames. The NHL's top-scoring brother combos: 88--Bobby Hull (Chicago), 58, and Dennis (Chicago), 30, in 1968-69. 84--Bobby Hull (Chicago), 44, and Dennis (Chicago), 40, in 1970-71. 83--Peter Stastny (Quebec), 47, and Marian (Quebec), 36, in 1982-83.
October 6, 1985 |
Bumbles bushwhacked and tree-banged, and Mokey aced a hole but almost killed a pigeon. It was a typical match for the six members present from the Royal Ancient Strongman's Croquet Club. Earlier that muggy summer morning, the players had assembled at Pasadena's Brookside Park. Equipment manager Barry (Bumbles) Moore, an actor, unslung a duffel bag from his shoulder and dumped a heap of battered mallets and balls on a picnic table; all were quickly claimed.