December 4, 1992 |
John Wooden never had to go through this, Brad Holland must have thought as he sat there, smock pulled up to his neck, with makeup artists gluing strips of latex to his cheeks, lathering beige foundation on his nose and assaulting his hair with some kind of snow-white aerosol spray. Holland was aging while they worked: 45 . . . 55 . . . 65. By the time they were done with him, Holland looked like Billy Crystal's old Catskills comedian in "Mr.
February 25, 1992 |
After Dale Jarrett crashed Joe Gibbs' Chevrolet Lumina stock car during a qualifying race for the Daytona 500, he was apprehensive about what the Washington Redskin coach might have to say. "The only thing Joe said was that each man's winning share of the Super Bowl was $36,000, and I cost him that much in one race," Jarrett said. Add Redskins: Mark Rypien, the Redskins' Super Bowl most valuable player, was also at Daytona, but not with Gibbs.
August 19, 1991 |
In Nina J. Easton's Off-Centerpiece in Film Clips ("Agents Take Notes: There'll Be a Quiz After the Movie," Calendar, July 28), she writes that a recent USC film graduate "estimates that in the last couple of weeks he has talked to 65 agents at 11 companies." Are these the same agents who seldom return their client's telephone calls? Are they the same people who regard any writer or director over the age of 30 as untouchables?
December 16, 1990
As a board member in a large condo, (600 units), I read Denise Arant's "Folks Who Give Homeowner Boards Gray Hairs" (Nov. 18) with great interest. Her description of querulous types in a condominiums was, I think, given with tongue in cheek, and while correct, was unrelievedly one color. Each member of our 15-person board has an active committee whose members all contribute to the smooth running of our condo. The biggest reward for me as a board member, is the feeling of being at least partly in control over an important aspect of my life, my home and surroundings.
November 18, 1990 |
Being on the board of directors of a homeowners association is a whole lot like the old joke about being tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail . . . if it wasn't for the honor I would have just as soon walked. However, like another very old joke, it's a filthy, rotten, dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. After two years, one as treasurer, one as president, I have compiled a list of the problem people encountered by a board member.
November 2, 1990 |
It's hard to believe that Andy Van Rassel was born in 1918, or that Bill Kramer was entering the first grade when America was hurled into the Great Depression. They're senior citizens now, retired, their professional lives behind them, but if you look beyond the wrinkles and mats of gray-flecked hair, you'll see something else. Look in their eyes and you see the competitive spirit of a teen-ager; look at their legs and you see the well-toned muscles of an athlete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1990 |
For 15 years, Vince Boyle was on the other side, the side that hired and fired, the side that came up with all sorts of creative excuses for handling the unpleasantries of corporate personnel policy. As vice president for human resources, Boyle was in on the power meetings. He knew the mind set well. "It's not what's written down," he says. "It's what's said in the boardroom that counts. . . . It's a feeling, a psychological feeling." So when the time came, nobody spelled it out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1990
Concern was mounting Tuesday about the welfare of a mentally retarded Los Angeles resident, as authorities began the second week of their search for the missing elderly man. James Robinson, 70, has been missing since Christmas Eve, when he attended services at the Pico-Arlington Christian Church on the 3400 block of West Pico Boulevard. Robinson is described as white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 180 pounds, with gray hair combed straight back and cut to just below his ears.