May 13, 1988 |
The death of Broadway actor George Rose, thought last week to have been the result of an automobile accident, Thursday turned into a grisly drama with four men, including his adopted son, charged with his murder. At a news conference it was learned that the versatile character actor was held for eight hours before he was beaten to death on May 4 and that attempts were made to make the death look like an accident.
February 14, 1988 |
"I tend to distrust standing ovations," said George Rose. "I find that it's usually audiences who have given you nothing back during a show who stand to applaud at the end." Well, welcome to the home of On-Your-Feet-Jack-Show-Them-How-Much-We-Liked-It school of theatergoing, where standing ovations are the norm rather than the exception.
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October 15, 1986 |
Today's luminaries in their own fields include Jacques Cousteau, Fernando Valenzuela, Stevie Wonder, Bob Hope and William A. Warriner. William who? To rose fanciers, Warriner, 64, of Tustin, is a superstar. Unquestionably, he's one of the world's premier rose breeders, but like most superstars, talking about his accomplishments makes him uncomfortable.
May 16, 2012 |
In summer 2009, Thomas Fenady was recruited for a secret mission called Project Icebreaker. Fenady, who maintains the computer systems for a major corporation, was instructed to hack into the email accounts of two employees and "dig up dirt" but "don't get caught doing it," even though the directive came from the highest levels of the company. The narrative reads as if it came straight out of a spy novel or a movie script. But it is a court document for a case involving Activision Blizzard Inc. and its multibillion-dollar Call of Duty military shooter franchise.
June 28, 2011 |
The Supreme Court ended its term with a vigorous defense of free speech, striking down a California law that banned sales of violent video games to minors and effectively shielding the entertainment industry from any government effort to limit violent content. "Like books, plays and movies, video games communicate ideas," said Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion Monday. And he said there was "no tradition in this country of specially restricting children's access to depictions of violence.
November 19, 2011 |
Harvard and Yale have "The Game," and Stanford and California tried to take it a step further by calling theirs "The Big Game. " Bigger still — at least in terms of longevity — is a series called simply "The Rivalry. " Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh and Lafayette universities played football for the 147th time, college football's most-played and longest uninterrupted series. Lehigh won easily, 37-13, capping a second consecutive 6-0 Patriot League season and improving to 10-1 overall as Chris Lum, who holds the school's single-season records for completions, yards passing and touchdown passes, thew for 279 yards.