April 28, 1988 |
Italy's three-day scare over the suspected injection of poison into grapefruit imported from Israel ended today with scientists saying the bright blue liquid found in the fruit was a harmless substance used in making dyes.
September 20, 2001
* Pop Music: On Friday, Sade, left, ends her national tour at the Great Western Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, (310) 419-3100. 7:30 p.m. $45.25-$65.25. * Theater: The Padua Playwrights production of "Mrs. Feuerstein," Murray Mednick's drama about the nature of evil, ends its run Sunday at 2100 Square Feet Theater, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., (323) 692-2652. Today-Sunday, 8 p.m. $20.
July 6, 1998 |
Exploding cannon fire and screeching rebel yells on a 300-acre farm outside Gettysburg signaled the beginning of the end for what was billed as the largest reenactment ever of a Civil War battle. About 15,000 "soldiers" re-created the bloody charge directed in 1863 by Confederate Gen. George Pickett, the final confrontation in a three-day battle that became a turning point in the war. The reenactment has been performed annually for about 75 years.
September 6, 2010 |
Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets agreed to a new contract, ending the All-Pro cornerback's holdout a week before the team's season opener. The team announced the agreement in principle early Monday but released no contract terms. Revis' holdout began Aug. 1, when the team reported for training camp in Cortland, N.Y. He was scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, but has said he wants to become the league's highest-paid cornerback.
December 17, 2012 |
In recognition of the shooting tragedy in Connecticut, Showtime's "Homeland" wisely and conscientiously preceded its Sunday night finale with a brief disclaimer warning of violent scenes ahead. There are times when human events shatter the seemingly impervious entertainment biosphere, and this was one of those occasions. But the stories we tell ourselves remain significant, become perhaps even more so. "Homeland" is one of those shows that has become important, topping many critics' 10 best lists this year, so it is not surprising that its conclusion sparked a lively discussion, beginning with blow-by-blow critical recaps, many of which found the episode wanting.
March 2, 2012 |
A 38-year-old man's coming-of-age story, the earnest "Ranchero" reaches for thematic resonance and ends up only cliché-deep. Its country-versus-city dynamic is well expressed visually but hobbled by a flat-footed scenario and mostly unconvincing performances. Brian Eric Johnson's on-the-nose screenplay finds middle-aged innocent Jesse (Roger Gutierrez) setting out from the Sacramento-area cattle ranch where he's worked most of his life. If there's a fire in him, it's a low-burning flame; mainly he's at loose ends after the death of his Mexico-born ranch-hand father, whose decency the script proclaims repeatedly.
August 21, 2009 |
The day before his final act, the entertainer once known as Israel's "ratings king" was escorted from his cell to a hastily arranged meeting with his lawyer. Until a few years ago, Dudu Topaz had a long-running string of gimmicky, wildly popular variety shows on prime-time television. Now he was desperate. On trial for alleged assault and stripped of his freedom, he found prison unbearable, he told the lawyer, and he knew he would probably stay there a long time. "We had a two-hour meeting," said the lawyer, Zion Amir.
November 15, 2010
Kings tonight AT SAN JOSE When: 7:30. Where: HP Pavilion. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 12-3-0, Sharks 8-5-2. Record vs. Sharks (2009-10): 3-2-1. Update: The Kings extended their winning streak to six Saturday and set a franchise record with their eighth straight home win to start the season but now begin a stretch in which they will play five of six on the road. Included in their league-leading 92.2% penalty killing rate is an active streak of killing 22 consecutive penalties.
October 21, 2006 |
"To the Ends of the Earth," the latest goody from "Masterpiece Theatre," PBS' long-standing English Embassy of the Air, adapts a seafaring trilogy by William Golding, best known as the author of "The Lord of the Flies."
March 12, 2013 |
Tony Gonzalez has enjoyed a great NFL career, with his 1,242 receptions ranking No. 1 all time for tight ends and second-best in league history. And he's not finished yet. After playing last season 95% sure it would be his last, Gonzalez announced Tuesday that he would return to the Atlanta Falcons for one more season -- and one more chance to play in his first Super Bowl. "I'm happy to say that after speaking with my family, I'm coming back," Gonzalez said in a series of tweets Tuesday.