February 3, 2008 |
WHO SHE IS: As artistic director of Saint Joseph Ballet, an after-school program for disadvantaged children, Melanie Rios Glaser works with students who have always felt the strain of economic hardship; some even shoulder the burden of managing family finances. But at the Santa Ana academy, Glaser's 400-plus pupils (ages 9 to 19) can shed their worries. They receive ballet training and learn about movement, performing spirals and hinges in professional-grade theaters. "The philosophy was that, because it's for low-income youth, if they had the best possible facilities, then their spirits would soar," says Rios, a 37-year-old Juilliard-trained dancer and choreographer who has been with Saint Joseph Ballet since 1999.
June 23, 1997
I thoroughly explore the inner workings of a person's mind when it relates to an event that ends up in court. A forensic psychiatrist is actually more akin to the cop; I am a detective of sorts. I spend hours with people, both in civil and criminal cases, attempting to understand why they acted in a certain way. I straddle the line between medicine, psychiatry and the law. That's what makes it so exciting. Some of the most dramatic cases now are civil cases. In the Paula Jones vs.
June 26, 2011 |
Celebrities gathered en masse on the lawn of Veterans Affairs campus for "A Time for Heroes," a June 12 benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. As the day's heroes, the stars, including Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Olivia Munn, Laila Ali, Mira Sorvino, Eva La Rue, Angus T. Jones, Melissa Rivers and Zachary Levi, mingled among guests and manned carnival-style booths. Chad Michael Murray of "One Tree Hill" supervised a rock-climbing wall, while Tatyana Ali of "The Young and the Restless" helped youngsters string beads.
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January 5, 2009 |
Vera Glaser, a veteran Washington reporter whose tough question to President Richard Nixon about the role of women in his administration led to changes in the recruiting policies in his administration, has died. She was 92. Glaser, the Washington bureau chief for the former North American Newspaper Alliance syndicate of 90 newspapers and national correspondent and syndicated columnist for the old Knight Ridder newspaper chain, died Nov. 26 in Chevy Chase, Md.
July 15, 1994 |
Don't ask Jamie Glaser to stand still. Sitting in a chair, talking, his brown eyes flash; his body moves animatedly. Then give him his guitar, and even with the instrument unplugged as he poses for a photograph, Glaser bends forward, leans back, keeps a patter going with his feet, smiles, mugs. He's kinetic energy personified.
September 3, 1994 |
The most prominent fixture in Garrett Glaser's cubicle at KNBC-TV Channel 4 in Burbank is a 3-by-4-foot ACT UP poster proclaiming, "Hollywood, Quit Censoring Our Queer Lives!" Beneath are photos of him with celebrities he has interviewed, intermingled with photos of him with various (non-celebrity) boyfriends. Glaser, 41, Channel 4's media/ entertainment reporter, sits on the board of directors of the National Lesbian/Gay Journalists Assn.
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September 2, 1999
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on Tuesday pledged $1 million to help pay for a relatively cheap treatment used to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to newborns. Foundation spokeswoman Kelli O'Reilly said the announcement was prompted by a recent study that showed Nevirapine to effectively reduce prenatal transmissions of HIV by 47%. Unlike other treatments, Nevirapine is cheap--only $4 a treatment--and needs only to be given to the mother and child one time, she added.
April 19, 1991 |
When Sheri Glaser got out of high school, she knew how to type. That, in her opinion, meant she could become a poet or--as a fallback--a secretary. "Which ought to tell you what I was like," said Glaser, recalling a mixed-up adolescence recently in her sparsely furnished Topanga Canyon shack. More than typing, however, a hidden talent for comic acting, which didn't surface until after Glaser was out of high school, has turned out to be her greatest asset.
December 17, 2007 |
WOKING, England -- Starsky and the Fonz are having the time of their lives being hissed and booed every night by hundreds of screaming children. The Hollywood stars of 1970s TV series are reveling in their roles for pantomime, a rumbustious British theatrical tradition. In the run-up to Christmas every year, theaters across Britain are packed with kids, often enjoying classic fairy tales given slapstick treatment. Pantomime is all about joining in. Everyone shouts "Look out behind you!"
February 25, 1999 |
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner begat the 2,000-year-old man, to our eternal comic benefit. Three years ago Sherry Glaser begat Ma, the kvetchy, loving creator of the universe, ladling on the advice in "Oh My Goddess!," now at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. Ma, a.k.a. Goddess, is the personification of Chicken Soup for the Soul, with a welcome taste for frankness. (In passing she mentions it was she who invented the clitoris, adding a deadpan "You're welcome."