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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1990
Let's try to sort this out. There was (ultra) column-left pundit Alexander Cockburn (Commentary, Nov. 12) discussing the silver lining aspects of a Republican real estate developer beating the moderate Democratic incumbent in California's congressional District 1. Cockburn states that this was because a third candidate, a Peace and Freedom type, siphoned off votes from the moderate Democrat. Cockburn then proceeds to lay the victory and foundation for a new political movement on the doorstep of an anarchistic weekly newspaper in Mendocino County that has, at the most, a few thousand subscribers (many out of the region)
July 21, 1986 |
While far smaller than its network cousins, cable TV's Lifetime channel, which says it offers "provocative information and entertainment programming of special interest to today's woman," will report on Wednesday's royal wedding in a big way. With a commentary troupe that includes Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sex-advice sage, Lifetime plans 13 1/2 hours of live and taped programming, starting with live coverage of the wedding and accompanying festivities from 1:30 to 5:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2005 |
Clark B. George, 88, a former general manager of KNXT, now KCBS-TV Channel 2, in Los Angeles, who became the president of CBS' radio division and the first president and chief executive of Viacom, died Feb. 28 of complications of prostate cancer at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. George rose within the management ranks of the CBS radio and television divisions, beginning as a publicist for CBS in Los Angeles in 1946. He became general manager of KNXT in 1956 and a vice president in 1959.
March 29, 1992
George Lucas rose to his present eminence with the help of home-grown talent, from the early "American Graffiti" to his later film blockbusters. And now, for his new series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC), he is having the music taped in Germany to save money. While it may not be against musician union laws, it does seem immoral, considering that U.S. talent will be deprived of these music jobs. In light of the budgets that Mr. Lucas can command, what kind of saving can justify not only cutting out American musicians, but cloning, via computer, whole armies of people in order to cut the costs of crowd scenes?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992
Los Angeles Police Officer George A. Rose, accidentally shot in the head by a fellow officer during a gun battle with an armed suspect outside the Southwest Division station, remained in extremely critical condition Thursday--five days after he was wounded. Officials at County-USC Medical Center, where Rose underwent three hours of surgery Saturday, said he is still hooked to life-support systems in the intensive care unit.
June 14, 1994
Here are George Rose's tips for American entrepreneurs. * Plan to lose money on your venture for the first three to four years. * Buy political risk insurance and insurance that protects your investment from drastic fluctuations in the rate of currency exchange. * If you don't speak Russian, hire an experienced guide. It might be a local business person, a consultant or an attorney. * Be obsessed with bringing your product or service to Russia.
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.
July 11, 1986 |
Memories of Alan Jay Lerner flooded Broadway's Shubert Theater Thursday at a memorial service for the noted lyricist, who died here June 14, of cancer, at age 67. "Few men in our melancholy age gave so much pleasure to so many people," said historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., echoing the sentiments of the dozen other friends and colleagues of Lerner's who were present along with a standing-room-only audience that included Lerner's widow, actress Liz Robertson.