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April 9, 1997 |
Longtime Northridge resident Zeppo Marx was the youngest and undoubtedly the least memorable of the four acting Marx Brothers. While Groucho, Harpo and Chico delighted moviegoers with their slapstick antics, Zeppo was generally assigned bland romantic roles. On screen, he "got the girl," but off screen Zeppo disliked the sidekick role and in 1933, after appearing in the team's first five films, he gave up life in front of the camera.
December 13, 1994 |
Siemens Solar Industries, based in Camarillo, has won an award given annually by a state agency to recognize outstanding waste-reduction efforts by California businesses. The California Integrated Waste Management Board presented Siemens with its Waste Reduction Award, citing the company's efforts in waste prevention, recycling and procurement of recycled products. The agency encourages firms to reduce waste and the amount of material sent to landfills.
December 26, 2000 |
With government-bashing a popular sport, now comes a report from the Brookings Institution on the federal government's 50 most important achievements of the last 50 years. The greatest achievement, according to the Brookings report, was the rebuilding of Europe after World War II. Expanding voting rights was No. 2, while promoting equal access to public accommodations was No. 3 and reducing workplace discrimination was No. 5.
March 29, 2002 |
After a week of both staggering bloodshed and intriguing offers from the Arab League and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, U.S. peace efforts in the Mideast remained dependent on the answers to two broad questions: Are any of the parties actually on the same wavelength about what should happen next? And is anyone really listening to the United States? The most hopeful reply to both, amid conflicting signals, is a very tentative "maybe."
February 16, 2007 |
More than two years ago, after the first privately funded manned rocket soared into space to claim a $10-million prize, the man behind the contest brimmed with jubilation, a profound sense of relief and visions of the next frontier to conquer. "I'm going to the stars," he said at the time. But, in fact, Peter Diamandis has moved on to something that, in many respects, is even more momentous.
June 8, 1999 |
My child bride has the hots for another man. You know the type: half French, half Italian, a hip little Romeo about half my age with enough Euro-charm to turn an average guy like me into some dweeby L.A. loser, a stoop-shouldered Quasimodo. This guy's a skater. But it seems I'm the one who keeps slipping up. Let me explain. My girlfriend (OK, OK, so she's not really my child bride.
October 1, 1990 |
In his review of George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman" at South Coast Repertory, Don Shirley takes exception to the way in which the play has been edited. In doing so, he attributes SCR's playing version of the text to Amlin Gray, a mistake which must be corrected at the outset.
June 23, 1986 |
A foreign secret agent stationed in New York was assigned to "get the dirt" on a senior State Department official. His aim was to force the U.S. official to quit trying to curb espionage activities in the United States--British espionage activities. A scientist in the super-secret U.S. National Security Agency was convicted of passing secret documents--to the Dutch. And a special section for collecting intelligence on U.S.
April 18, 1995 |
"Print the legend" went the maxim that John Ford memorialized. Perhaps literally taking off from that famous advice, "Legend," a cheeky new Western series from UPN, starts off by making some hay of Old West cliches and then, with a wink, quickly embraces them. As a shoot-'em-up celebration of falsehoods, the show may be too cynical for young kids, and isn't nearly cynical enough for grown-ups.