February 15, 1987
At the time of its occurrence, the Vietnam War was generally regarded as a shameful, horrible fiasco. Today (witness "Platoon," et al.), the war is viewed in retrospect as having engendered its participants with a certain tragic-heroic nobility. It is a tribute to the human spirit that only pleasant memories perrsist. I look forward to the day when we all remember the Vietnam War as actually having been fun.
January 28, 2004
Re "One Parent's Mission: Change the Curriculum," by Sue Larson Pascoe, Voices, Jan. 24: My younger son is in fourth grade this year; his brother is in fifth grade. And yes, once again we're studying the missions, which means we not only study the missions but the local natives who were displaced, converted and, maybe in some slight way, "saved" by those early missionaries (when one considers how the Eastern states did their best to annihilate the Native Americans they encountered).
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October 31, 1985 |
Los Angeles County should pay a couple $2,075,000 for their luxury home, which was ground to rubble in the destructive 1983 landslide at Big Rock Mesa in Malibu, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jack T. Ryburn decided Wednesday in the first of about 230 lawsuits that threaten to cost the county as much as $500 million. Margaret and August Hansch sought $2.3 million from the county, which on Oct.
June 26, 1986 |
When you're the longest-running daytime soap opera on television, you just have to kick up your heels every now and then, and that's what the cast and crew of "Search for Tomorrow," which premiered on Sept. 3, 1951, did last week. To celebrate the taping of the show's 9,000th episode, there was a champagne reception at the Manhattan studio where the soap is taped daily.
December 1, 2011 |
When Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan set out to make vampires frightening again with their novel "The Strain," the writing partners had their work cut out for them. The scariest thing about the sexy, brooding bad boys that seemed to be everywhere in pop culture was just how much of their initial bite they'd lost. Under the right circumstances, you could even take one home to meet Mom. Del Toro and Hogan had a noble aim, and they certainly put their hearts into the endeavor. In "The Strain," the calculating monster known only as the Master embarks on the first phase of his plan to subjugate humanity, stowing away on a plane bound for JFK and infecting the passengers with a virus that turns them into mindless, hairless, crimson-eyed minions who feast on blood through fleshy stingers in their throats.
May 21, 1989 |
CHAD EVERETT and his wife, Shelby Grant Everett, have put the Spanish-style, Chatsworth home they built in 1971 on the market for $2.85 million and are building a new residence for themselves in Chandler, Ariz. "I have a picture ('Heroes Stand Alone') coming out in June and (a pilot for) a series on ABC, so I'm not getting out of the business," the actor quickly noted about his move to Arizona. "Assuming the series goes, we'll be in Florida half the year, so it isn't necessary to live here."