June 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - One is standing, cutting a tall silhouette the world would soon recognize. The other, an aging icon, rests in a dimly lighted chair with a cane at his side. On the surface, the photograph of Barack Obama meeting Nelson Mandela for the first and only time appears a passing-of-the-torch moment: the young leader paying homage, the older man imparting wisdom. But the image is not what it seems. As Obama embarks Wednesday on his first major tour of Africa as president, Mandela, now 94, lies in critical condition in a hospital.
October 8, 2013 |
It won't be difficult locating Clay Helton on USC's sideline Thursday night. When the Trojans play Arizona in the first game since Lane Kiffin's firing, Helton will be the coach holding a play-call sheet, though not the laminated, jumbo-sized aid Kiffin relied upon. "I'll have something," Helton says. "I don't think it will be huge. " Helton, the titled offensive coordinator since the start of the season, finally gets his opportunity to live the part. The Trojans' quarterbacks coach for three-plus seasons will call plays for the first time since 2009, when he directed an up-tempo offense at Memphis.
May 22, 1999 |
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
November 1, 2003 |
Italian singer Andrea Bocelli was among hundreds of mourners paying homage Friday to tenor Franco Corelli, one of the top opera stars of the 20th century, at his funeral in a Milan church. Corelli, whose career took him from La Scala to New York's Metropolitan Opera and other major stages, died Wednesday in a Milan hospital at age 82. He was hospitalized in August for what was believed to be a stroke.
HOME & GARDEN
February 28, 2009 |
FINDS Textile homage To launch a collection of his luxury textiles by manufacturer Jim Thompson, designer Hutton Wilkinson opened the doors last week to Dawnridge -- his Beverly Hills residence that he purchased and preserved as a living museum to the extravagant vision of legendary Hollywood decorator Tony Duquette (1914-99).
January 30, 2001 |
His grandfather was a forced laborer in Japan's coal mines, but college student Lee Soo Hyun came from South Korea to Tokyo voluntarily to study Japanese and build bridges between the two countries. Over the weekend, the 26-year-old Lee died a hero to both nations. He and another good Samaritan, a Japanese photographer, were hit by a train Friday night as they tried to rescue an apparently drunk man who had fallen onto the tracks.
October 4, 1992
A travel tip: On a recent cruise to Alaska, we were offered optional city/area tours in each of the three cities we were to visit. Each tour was about $29. We decided not to purchase those tours and to visit the cities by ourselves. However, after arriving in each city, we found that independent tour companies were there to greet the ship. Those independent tour guides offered the same tour at $10-$12.50 per person. We took them up on this bargain and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. MARSHALL FOX Santa Barbara
February 9, 1997 |
Bob Osborne, the "Oz-man," as some of his students called him, was the sort of person you were glad to find peering at you across a dinner table because he loved so many things and spoke so well about them. But of all his passions, it was the sand of Southern California's beaches that he loved best. As would befit a sedimentologist and chairman of USC's department of geology, Oz knew everything there was to know about sand.