July 13, 2008
The small chores that make up the fabric of life in other countries enrich a traveler's experience, as Doug Allen of Rancho Palos Verdes found out on his May trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia. In town because of a cruise, the 77-year-old and his wife, Gail, were walking along the ancient wall of the city when they came across this scene of a woman hanging her laundry. What attracted him to the shot? "The color of the laundry and the woman and the process of hanging clothes," he said. "My wife liked seeing those clothes hanging on the clothesline.
September 23, 1987 |
The strike to end all strikes, it wasn't. No picketing. No violence. Not one raw chicken leg flung. But what the National Football League walkout and lockout of 1982 lacked in classic labor drama, it more than made up in ill will and in-fighting. For 57 days, as an NFL season wasted away, management and players stuck their tongues out at each other. The NFL Players Assn. demanded, among other things, that its members receive 55% of the league's gross revenues.
October 11, 1986 |
KEY PLAYS Leading 7-0 in the second quarter, Birmingham quarterback Kevin Zietz hit wide receiver Hassan Gay with a 42-yard touchdown pass. . . . Narbonne's Tony Adair recovered a fumble by Birmingham's Mike Flores on the Birmingham 17-yard line. Three plays later, Narbonne's Chris Heuser scored on a one-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-7. . . . Birmingham's Marcel Sellers returned the ensuing kickoff 51 yards. On the next play, he ran a reverse 48 yards for a touchdown. . . .
August 29, 1998
So Al Davis thinks he was "forced out" in Los Angeles and the "L.A. opportunity is ours. We paid for it." It is important to remember that Irwindale once thought it could strike an honest deal with Al, only to find its city coffers short by some $10 million. If anybody has paid for the L.A. opportunity, it is Irwindale. DOUG ALLEN Rancho Palos Verdes I disagree with the criticism of Al Davis and the possible return of an NFL franchise to Los Angeles. Al Davis was treated unfairly by the Coliseum Commission in his efforts to bring much-needed and promised improvements to the Coliseum.
March 3, 1999
Woodbridge 1, Santa Barbara 0--Doug Allen made 13 saves for his 68th career shutout and 17th this season and Kevin Friedland scored for visiting Woodbridge (24-1-2), which will play Riverside Poly in the final. Joey Vega made nine saves for Santa Barbara (19-4-4). In Division V: Orange Lutheran 1, Pasadena Poly 1 (Orange Lutheran advances on penalty kicks, 5-4)--Orange Lutheran (22-4-4) advanced to the final along with its girls' team for the first time.
October 30, 1991 |
After seven games, three Bruins are achieving prominence in national statistics: --Cornerback Carlton Gray is tied for second in interceptions with an average of O.86. --Wide receiver Sean LaChapelle is tied for third in receptions with an average of 6.7 and is seventh in receiving yardage with a 101.3 average. --Quarterback Tommy Maddox is eighth in passing efficiency with a 152.8 rating.
August 30, 2007
As a chef, I abhor food snobs and wine snobs. Food and drink can be fully appreciated without the obnoxious effete posturing. However, as someone who was born and raised in Belgium, I was gobsmacked by the letter [Feedback, Aug. 23] from Doug Allen of Claremont. No, Doug, you're wrong, beer is not just for "brat or dogs."
May 17, 2008
THANK YOU, Scott Collins, for your truly groundbreaking and courageous column about runaway celebrity salaries ["Films, TV Sag Under the $tar System," May 12]. The only contention I take issue with is that the Screen Actors Guild is simply a victim of circumstances, or as you paraphrase SAG's Doug Allen: " . . . the union can only negotiate the minimum rates on the pay scale, not what the studios pay the mega-stars." What's needed is not just discipline by the studio chiefs in negotiating celebrity salaries but some backbone by guild bosses to proactively ask them to cap the salaries.
July 11, 1988
Seeking leverage against National Football League owners in a long-running dispute over free agency, the NFL Players Assn. is awaiting a federal judge's decision today in Minneapolis on the union's motion for a preliminary injunction that would free players to sign with any club. About 280 players--veterans whose contracts expired last season--would be affected if U.S. Circuit Judge David Doty rules in favor of the players.
October 4, 1985 |
It wasn't exactly the kind of game you'd like to showcase on national television, but Cal State Fullerton picked up its first win of the year Thursday night, 20-18, over San Jose State at Spartan Stadium before 12,126 fans and an ESPN audience. Fullerton (1-3 overall and 1-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn.) struggled but made fewer mistakes than the Spartans (1-4 and 1-2). The game see-sawed back and forth, with Fullerton's Corn Redick having a hand in the first 16 points.