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March 10, 1996
Because Yakima Canutt and his son made him look good in "Ben-Hur," Charlton Heston is always saying that old Yak was the best stuntman (Letters, March 3). The best, and most versatile--in most stuntmen's estimations--was David Sharpe. When directors needed fast acrobatic action they said "Get Davey Sharpe." He was a stunt god. ABBIE BREEDEN Glendale
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SPORTS
April 6, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
It appears in the aftermath of Mike Rice getting fired as Rutgers basketball coach for his abusive behavior toward players and Tim Pernetti being subsequently forced to resign as athletic director over the fiasco, that university President Robert Barchi is really the one to blame for this debacle. When Barchi announced Friday during a news conference that Pernetti was resigning by mutual agreement -- that's a covert way of saying someone must take the blame -- the president clearly implicated himself as a culprit in the scandal.
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SPORTS
January 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In an exclusive interview with cyclingnews.com , disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says he is the fall guy for the sport, and continued his efforts to get equal punishment for everyone who cheated while competing. Some of the more interesting excerpts from the Q&A: Cyclingnews: Why do you believe that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is the best way forward for cycling? Armstrong: It's not the best way, it's the only way. As much as I'm the eye of the storm this is not about one man, one team, one director.
SPORTS
January 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In an exclusive interview with cyclingnews.com , disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says he is the fall guy for the sport, and continued his efforts to get equal punishment for everyone who cheated while competing. Some of the more interesting excerpts from the Q&A: Cyclingnews: Why do you believe that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is the best way forward for cycling? Armstrong: It's not the best way, it's the only way. As much as I'm the eye of the storm this is not about one man, one team, one director.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1985 | From United Press International
Hollywood's fall guys took their bows at the first Stuntman Awards, and honored a colleague killed in a helicopter crash while filming an air chase last month. The program, taped Saturday night at the ABC television studios for national broadcast in March, was dedicated to Reid Rondell, 22, a third-generation stunt man who was burned to death in a crash Jan. 18 while working on the "Airwolf" TV series.
NEWS
May 19, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
Bill Clinton, that shining example to America's youth, came to California a few days ago to scold the entertainment industry's leaders for making money off the wrong kind of entertainment, after which he asked them for more money. While pulling a "Bulworth" on the very people who paid huge sums to put him in office and keep him there, Clinton was here to raise nearly $2 million Saturday at a Democratic Party fund-raiser.
HOME & GARDEN
October 15, 2011 | Chris Erskine
For me, exasperation is a form of exercise. You should've seen me at the soccer game Saturday, big gasping breaths as if drowning. I recommend it to anyone looking to lose a few pounds while tiptoeing the fine line between sanity and suburbia. "You look like you've lost weight," our friend Barbara said after the game. "I'm mostly wasting away," I explained. "You look good," she said. Thanks. The team performed well, except that in the second quarter I realized that my players seemed unable to run sideways.
SPORTS
September 18, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck, Los Angeles Times
Jamey Wright could count the years. He could count the games, all the nights spent away from family. Could count the wins and losses, even the thousands of pitches that have constituted his 17-year career. Only what he's counting on now is what he's never had. Jamey Wright hungers to pitch in the postseason. "I play for the opportunity to get champagne sprayed in my eyes," Wright said. "I want it to burn. I want to feel it for a lifetime. " Seventeen seasons is a long time to play baseball.
NEWS
June 22, 1997
Re Robin Abcarian's column "Is Casino Culpable in Girl's Death?" (June 4): When it comes to freedom, the individual is all-important, but when it comes to responsibility, it's always the big, bad corporation that's accountable. Is the Primadonna Casino responsible for what happened to Sherrice Iverson? I wouldn't expect their surveillance cameras to capture the comings and goings of every person in and out of every restroom in the complex at all times of the day and night. The killer is responsible, of course.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2005 | From Associated Press
A former HealthSouth Corp. finance chief testified Thursday that then-Chief Executive Richard Scrushy referred to him as the potential "fall guy" for a huge fraud as an earnings overstatement scheme swelled out of control.
SPORTS
September 18, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck, Los Angeles Times
Jamey Wright could count the years. He could count the games, all the nights spent away from family. Could count the wins and losses, even the thousands of pitches that have constituted his 17-year career. Only what he's counting on now is what he's never had. Jamey Wright hungers to pitch in the postseason. "I play for the opportunity to get champagne sprayed in my eyes," Wright said. "I want it to burn. I want to feel it for a lifetime. " Seventeen seasons is a long time to play baseball.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
+ The New Jersey Devils retired Scott Niedermayer's jersey number last week in a classy ceremony. Niedermayer won three Stanley Cup championships with them before leaving to join brother Rob in Anaheim and win the Cup together in 2007. + The latest HBO "24/7" series focusing on the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers should be as entertaining as last year's edition, which featured the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. But wouldn't it help promote the league to expand the participants beyond a select few Eastern teams?
HOME & GARDEN
October 15, 2011 | Chris Erskine
For me, exasperation is a form of exercise. You should've seen me at the soccer game Saturday, big gasping breaths as if drowning. I recommend it to anyone looking to lose a few pounds while tiptoeing the fine line between sanity and suburbia. "You look like you've lost weight," our friend Barbara said after the game. "I'm mostly wasting away," I explained. "You look good," she said. Thanks. The team performed well, except that in the second quarter I realized that my players seemed unable to run sideways.
NATIONAL
June 24, 2011 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington. Kenneth E. Melson, who has run the bureau for two years, is reportedly eager to testify to Congress about the extent of his and other officials' involvement in the operation, code-named Fast and Furious.
SPORTS
November 23, 2010 | T.J. SIMERS
I began the day with a UCLA fan holding a sharp knife and cutting into my typing thumb. I was pretty happy about it myself. Usually Dr. Ryan, my dermatologist at UCLA, uses a hatchet. But I guess she's saving that for Rick Neuheisel or Norm Chow. No one is really safe in Bruinland these days. Neuheisel yells at his quarterbacks too much. Chow must go, according to e-mail. The defensive coordinator is already long gone, whatever his name might be. Everyone's on edge.
SPORTS
September 7, 2008 | Bill Shaikin
Think blue. Dream big. The autumn leaves could be blue this year. The Dodgers could be in the World Series. They were left for dead a week ago. They were at .500 two days ago. They have been in first place in the National League West for a few hours. The Dodgers are a flawed team, with no business being in a pennant race, let alone in first place. But the standings are reset in October, and the Dodgers could take it from there, and into the World Series. This is not the American League, with a Goliath in pinstripes, red socks or halos standing between the Dodgers and the World Series.
REAL ESTATE
December 1, 1991 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LEE MAJORS, who stars in an upcoming CBS police show called "The Raven," has sold his Malibu home of eight years for $4 million. Majors, who co-starred in the docudrama "Fire" on ABC-TV last February and starred in the TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" from 1974 to 1978 and "The Fall Guy" from 1981 to 1986, put his house, in Malibu Colony, on the market last May. He had been asking about $4.5 million for it.
OPINION
April 15, 2008
A lot of peculiar things happen in Sacramento, but last week's political hatchet job on the director of L.A. County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority was strange even by Capitol standards. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) called for Roger Snoble's resignation, sending a letter to the MTA board that blamed Snoble for failing to drum up enough transportation bond money for Southern California. This is odd given that the failure had little or nothing to do with Snoble.
SPORTS
April 6, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
SAN ANTONIO -- I hate missing layups, and this one, by Page 2 ripping standards, would be a real gimme. I've never liked the way Ben Howland coaches, the way he controls his players almost every second of a game, and the ridiculous notion that defense wins championships when it seems like the team with the most points always wins. The Bruins' quick Final Four exit again would make it hard for rebuttal, but this is no time to pounce on Howland, or pick apart his master plan for success at UCLA.
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