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January 26, 2012 |
Once heralded as the greatest British actor of his generation, Nicol Williamson was also a legend for stormy onstage behavior that included calling off a performance of "Hamlet" mid-speech because he was too tired to go on. "I'll pay for the seats," he later recalled telling the audience in 1969, "but I won't shortchange you by not giving my best. " And then he walked off. He made his name as the faltering attorney in playwright John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" in the mid-1960s in London, rode the role to a Tony Award nomination on Broadway and re-created the part in the 1968 film.
December 21, 2000
GIRLS' SOCCER * Excalibur Tournament, Dec. 27-29 at Santa Ana Foothill High--This 32-team event is the premier girls' soccer tournament in the Southland. Defending Division I champion Capistrano Valley is also the defending champion in the tournament. Claremont, Alta Loma and South Torrance are among the participants.
March 13, 2001
It took him four years, but Dodge finally got his ring. After a dismal Excalibur tournament and the loss of the Sea View League title, Dodge was able to rally the troops and run to the Division I title in impressive style, outscoring opponents 20-1. Dodge was able to hold the team together despite several injuries to key players and finish with a 23-3-2 record.
June 14, 1986 |
Old fighters never die. They just make comebacks. So it is that Roberto Duran, pushing 35, and a husk of his former greatness, is in the ring again. Evidently, it will take more than a two-round knockout to keep him down. Duran, who last engaged our attention when he was flattened by Thomas Hearns last year, is coming back to fight Robbie Sims on the so-called Triple Hitter at Las Vegas June 23.
April 25, 1998 |
If creating great fun is a barometer, NBC is closing in on the Holy Grail. Steeped in enough gore for several tall tales, its new "Merlin" may be a little savage, or even creepy, for the younger set. So parents--and others who have a low tolerance for seeing people impaled on sharp points--be alerted.
September 6, 2002 |
The city's neon lights vibrated in the polished hood of the black BMW as it cruised up Las Vegas Boulevard. The man in the passenger seat was instantly recognizable. Fans lined the streets, waving, snapping photos, begging Tupac Shakur for his autograph. Cops were everywhere, smiling. The BMW 750 sedan, with rap magnate Marion "Suge" Knight at the wheel, was leading a procession of luxury vehicles past the MGM Grand Hotel and Caesars Palace, on their way to a hot new nightclub.