Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDistinction
IN THE NEWS

Distinction

NEWS
July 3, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
Advertisement
SPORTS
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
HOME & GARDEN
February 28, 2008
In 1951, New York City designer Cynthia Sargent moved to Mexico City and with her husband, Wendell Riggs, founded the weekly Bazar Sabado craft market in San Angel and opened a factory to make hooked rugs and woven textiles. Mixing the vibrant palette and Moorish motifs of Mexican design with a midcentury modernist flair, Sargent's rugs were a hit with designers such as Jack Lenor Larsen as well as tourists and remained in production even after her death in 2006.
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.
NEWS
February 24, 1989 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, Times Staff Writer and
Emperor Hirohito, a man once despised by much of the world as the symbol of ruthless Japanese military aggression, was honored by the international community today as kings, presidents and other representatives of 163 countries attended his elaborate state funeral.
SPORTS
April 18, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
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.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|