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November 28, 1998
If I married Carmen Electra, I'd have the license framed, not annulled. JOSHUA SINGER, Valley Village
April 18, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Dennis Gilbert, the former Major League Baseball agent, has sold his loaded home base in Calabasas for $4.5 million. Set at the end of a long gated driveway on more than 3 acres, the Mediterranean-style mansion features a two-story entrance flanked by pairs of columns. The 11,189 square feet of living space includes a family/billiard room, a screening room, a bar, a gym, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The resort-like swimming pool has a rock waterfall. Gardens, a putting green, a lighted tennis court, koi ponds and rolling lawns complete the grounds.
Don't tell the South team that the 51st Shrine All-Star Football Classic was an exhibition. The Southern California team dominated its Northern California counterpart, 43-13, before 5,243 Saturday night at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. The high school all-star game reverted to an all-California format after seven years of matching a team of California players against those from Texas.
April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Urban Youth Academy's Dennis Gilbert Spring Baseball Classic will begin on Saturday at Hamilton High, with Jefferson playing SOCES. The action for 24 teams picks up on April 12, with games at the Urban Youth Academy, Roybal, Hamilton and South East. Among the teams entered are Verdugo Hills, Eagle Rock, Dorsey, Bell, Fremont, Venice and South Gate. The championship game will be April 19 at noon at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton.  
March 26, 1986 | DICK RORABACK, Times Staff Writer
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
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 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Deborah Caulfield is a Times staff writer
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.
March 23, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Denny Hamlin was a late scratch from Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana due to a sinus infection that affected his vision, Hamlin's team announced. Sam Hornish Jr. was tapped to replace Hamlin in his No. 11 Toyota prepared by Joe Gibbs Racing, team president J.D. Gibbs said. The announcement came only 30 minutes before the start of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Hamlin had qualified to start 13th in the 43-car field. But under NASCAR rules, Hornish will have to start at the rear of the field due to the driver change.
February 28, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Dennis V. Arriola, the son of Mexican immigrants who first settled in a trailer home in Compton, has been named chief executive of Southern California Gas Co. The 53-year-old becomes the company's first Latino chief executive, taking the helm of the largest natural-gas distribution firm in the country. Arriola will oversee a utility that had $364 million in earnings last year, up from $289 million in 2012. The company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, serves nearly 21 million customers through 5.8 million meters at homes and businesses.
February 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Many people haven't known what to make of former NBA player Dennis Rodman's bizarre diplomatic efforts in North Korea, but 20th Century Fox may have found an answer: a big-screen comedy. The studio has bought the pitch for "Diplomats," a movie inspired by Rodman's "basketball diplomacy" efforts in the rogue nation, to be helmed by "Ride Along" director Tim Story, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The film is described as "a two-hander that takes its cues from the antics of the 6-foot-7 former NBA player.
February 20, 2014 | By George Diaz
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The first Budweiser Duels were downgraded to something with a little less buzz at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night. Obviously, nobody was drinking. And for sure everyone was driving responsibly, trying to avoid any major dust-ups that could derail plans for Sunday's Daytona 500. Matt Kenseth won the first 150-mile sprint race in an exciting three-wide finish featuring Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as his major threats. The difference in first and third place was 0.063 seconds.
January 17, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - An Ohio inmate's drawn-out execution this week led to an outcry about the increased use of new lethal injection drugs by the country's 32 death penalty states, a practice that experts predict will lead to more problems. Dennis McGuire took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday, appearing to gasp and snort, according to witnesses. His lethal injection was a combination of two drugs never tried before in a U.S. execution, according to experts at the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C. McGuire, 53, was sentenced to death for the 1989 rape and stabbing death of Joy Stewart, 22, who was seven months pregnant.
January 13, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Dennis Rodman said Monday that he was sorry he could do nothing for American prisoner Kenneth Bae during his controversial visit to North Korea last week. “I'm sorry, I'm sorry I couldn't do anything,” Rodman told reporters at Beijing airport Monday after his weeklong trip. “It's not my fault. I'm sorry. I just want to do some good stuff, that's all I want to do.” The flamboyant basketball Hall of Famer was making his fourth visit to North Korea in the last year. This time he brought along a group of retired NBA players for an exhibition game with the North Korean team on the birthday of dictator Kim Jong Un, whom Rodman considers a good friend.
January 23, 2003
So the leaders of the party of Lincoln here in California are in a cranky, name-calling debate over whether Lincoln did a good thing in ending slavery and keeping the country together (Jan. 17). What century do these guys come from? Dennis A. Ragen San Diego
October 24, 2006
'I was raised in a humbling experience. My background says that I never rode the easy horse. I always rode the bucking horse.' Dennis Green, Arizona Cardinals coach, whose team is 1-6 after a 22-9 loss Sunday to the Oakland Raiders
January 12, 2014 | By Andrew Hill
When Dennis Kozlowski leaves prison on parole this week, having served more than eight years for 22 felonies, he will find comfort in Catherine Neal's new book. But for everyone else, the account, which declares the former Tyco chief executive innocent of stealing from the conglomerate, is disappointing. Neal's book, "Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski," is published by Palgrave Macmillan. Kozlowski's name is embedded in the history of the U.S. corporate scandals that began with the collapse of Enron in late 2001.
January 10, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman had a fairly eventful foray into North Korea this week on his "basketball diplomacy" tour. Rodman first gave a profanity-filled interview to CNN while defending his trip to the hermit kingdom. He then sang "Happy Birthday" to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He later apologized for his on-air CNN rant, saying he was drinking before the interview and that he was under a lot of stress. But it appears Rodman's trek across the 38th parallel wasn't financed by the North Korean government.
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