July 3, 1993 |
Lee E. Blair, artist and Disney animator who had the rare distinction of winning an Olympic gold medal for watercolor painting, has died. He was 81. Blair died of heart failure in Santa Cruz on June 19. The Los Angeles native won his gold medal in 1932, the first year the Olympics were staged in Los Angeles, for a watercolor of a rodeo. The painting was donated to a high school and has since been lost.
February 4, 1989
The difference between ice hockey and soccer: In soccer, the thugs are in the stands, and in ice hockey, the thugs are on the ice. MARSDEN A. THOMPSON Los Angeles
October 4, 1992
The Aug. 23 feature on fashion, "Women's Fall Fashion, The Frill of It All," was the best ever! Goodby and good riddance to the stuffy, stilted, suffocating, uniformed, business-suit look that stagnated through the '80s and early '90s. A huge welcome back to unique, flamboyant individuality. May it ever flourish! B. FISHER Loma Linda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992
President Richard von Weizsaeker recently reminded his fellow citizens that a key reason democracy failed in Germany in the 1920s was that there simply weren't enough German democrats around to support it. It has become especially clear in the last few weeks that a lot of ordinary Germans are determined that this devastating experience, which led first to the triumph of Nazism and ultimately to Germany's wartime destruction and division, won't be repeated in the 1990s.
April 18, 2001 |
Darren Dreifort avoided being linked with Barry Bonds--Terry Adams was not as fortunate. The Dodger reliever will forever be mentioned with the future hall of famer after giving up Bonds' 500th home run Tuesday night--a two-run, eighth-inning shot that gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory before a sellout crowd of 41,059 at Pacific Bell Park. With the Giants trailing, 2-1, and Bonds on deck, Rich Aurilia led off with a triple to right-center against Adams.
May 18, 2003 |
It is his last season. Roger Clemens is emphatic on that. If opinions vary as to whether he is about to become the last dinosaur in his last season, this much can also be said emphatically: As a 300-game winner, he will become -- at the least -- representative of an endangered species. Then again, what's new? If it was easy to win 300, more than 20 pitchers would have done it.
January 19, 2008 |
Drummer Francisco Aguabella sits alone during a rehearsal break earlier this week, quietly tapping his hands on two cocktail tables at the Pasadena Jazz Institute, where he's scheduled to perform tonight in a tribute to his late colleague, Carlos "Patato" Valdez, the dean of Afro-Cuban percussionists. His beats are barely audible, but the rhythm is visible in the fluid movements of his wrist.