February 9, 1992 |
Former presidential press secretary James Brady and his wife were booed off stage here Friday night by a large and unruly group of gun control opponents. The group heckled and hurled insults at Sarah Brady throughout her 40-minute speech, forcing her to pause for several minutes until the crowd calmed down. The Bradys cut short their address on gun control legislation when the heckling did not subside.
June 4, 1992 |
When the loudmouth in the bleachers sarcastically invited Albert Belle to "a keg party," the Cleveland Indians outfielder and recovering alcoholic rifled a baseball into the fan's chest. White House hopeful Jerry Brown's majestic moment came in New Hampshire, when he tried to out-yell a guy in an animal suit who kept chanting "Vermin for President" during Brown's speech. Comedian Michael Dugan's skirmish happened in the parking lot of a Santa Monica nightclub.
September 14, 2009 |
President Obama on Sunday dismissed the uproar over Rep. Joe Wilson's heckling during the president's Wednesday speech to a joint session of Congress, suggesting it was only a distraction -- even as some members of Obama's party threatened to punish the South Carolina Republican. "This is part of what happens. I mean, it becomes a big circus instead of us focusing on healthcare," Obama said in an interview on the CBS news program "60 Minutes." Obama noted that Wilson later apologized, which "I appreciated."
December 17, 2010
As far as this NFL football-starved fan is concerned, the three beautiful stadium renderings on Thursday's sports page may as well been pictures of a unicorn, the Loch Ness Monster, and Atlantis; all fantasies. How many times must the city populace be teased by the dangling NFL carrot before they abandon hope once again? Note to AEG or the NFL: Put up or shut up; if not, then leave the sensationally delusional ideas and imagery to the movie studios. Mark J. Featherstone Windsor Hills :: It's not crowded enough downtown at LA Live, now these egotistical megalomaniacs want to build an NFL football stadium at this site.
March 1, 1988 |
Charles Harris, Arizona State athletic director, on Monday sent a letter of apology to Arizona guard Steve Kerr, who on Saturday night was taunted by Arizona State fans about the assassination of his father, Malcolm Kerr. Kerr was killed in Beirut in 1984 when he was president of American University. Shouts of "PLO, PLO . . . " and "Your father's history," and "Why don't you join the Marines and go back to Beirut?"
April 1, 1992 |
Two minor presidential candidates who were denied a chance to participate in Tuesday night's Democratic debate staged protests at the Bronx forum, and one of them was arrested. Democrat Larry Agran, the former mayor of Irvine, Calif., was ushered from the Lehman College auditorium and arrested after he called out repeatedly: "I request respectfully to be included in tonight's debate."
January 31, 1990 |
Mike Dias heard the boos, jeers and taunts from high school basketball fans all night long. It was nothing new to him. Dias, who is black, was used to hearing all the racial slurs and insults fans could toss at him. But on this night, he was officiating a close game between Freeway League rivals Sunny Hills and Fullerton, and everyone seemed to have an opinion when Dias blew his whistle. Dias had learned to ignore taunts during his three years of officiating Orange County games.
October 17, 1992
We Clipper fans have been patient. But please don't ask us to be stupid, too. I've read all there is about the recent trade and there remain many unsolved mysteries: --The rebuilding of the past is becoming the undoing of the present. --Gone is Charles Smith, with no acceptable explanation, and by the way, he is not a center. --Gone are the veteran crowd-pleasers who will lend their leadership and skills elsewhere: Doc Rivers and James Edwards.
September 17, 1992 |
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Herschensohn apologized Wednesday to Democratic foe Barbara Boxer for any disruption his boisterous supporters may have caused at a Boxer campaign event in Newport Beach on Tuesday and said he hopes it never happens again. Boxer said the incident should be allowed to die. But others worked Wednesday to keep it very much alive.
September 17, 1992 |
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Herschensohn apologized Wednesday to Democratic foe Barbara Boxer for any disruption his boisterous supporters may have caused at a Boxer campaign event in Newport Beach on Tuesday and said he hopes it never happens again. Boxer herself said the incident should be allowed to die. But others worked Wednesday to keep it very much alive.