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March 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shelley Hull, 85, associate producer on such hit television series as "Charlie's Angels" and "Starsky & Hutch," died Feb. 27 in his Santa Monica home of emphysema that developed into pneumonia. Brought up in New York City and Old Lyme, Conn., Hull was the son of actor Henry Hull and the nephew of actress Josephine Hull. He spent more than 45 years in television, stage and screen production. In 1967, he began working with Aaron Spelling on "The Guns of Will Sonnett" and later "The Mod Squad."
August 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A two-year, $4.5-million contract wasn't the only thing Brett Hull got from Phoenix. The NHL team announced Tuesday that it would unretire the No. 9 Winnipeg Jet jersey worn by Bobby Hull, Brett's father, so his son can wear it. "I remember as a kid watching my father play in Winnipeg and marveled at the things he could do, and I hope I can continue that tradition," Hull said. The Hulls are the only father-son combination to each score more than 600 goals.
August 7, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Brett Hull, third on the NHL's career goals list, signed with the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday. The free-agent forward signed a $4.5-million, two-year deal. Hull, an 18-year veteran who spent the last three seasons with Detroit, has 741 goals, behind only Coyote managing partner Wayne Gretzky's 894 and Gordie Howe's 801. Hull, who turns 40 on Monday, has also scored 103 playoff goals, fourth behind Gretzky, Mark Messier and Jari Kurri.
December 9, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
This time, there were no third-period dramatics for the Detroit Red Wings. The drama came instead in a historic overtime. Brett Hull scored 1:51 into the extra session and passed former King Marcel Dionne for third place on the all-time goals list in Detroit's 3-2 victory Monday over the Kings.
December 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled Brett Hull's night. Gary Roberts and Mats Sundin each had a goal and an assist to lead Toronto to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday at Toronto, extending the Maple Leafs' winning streak to eight games. Hull scored his 731st NHL goal, moving the Red Wing forward into a tie with former King star Marcel Dionne for third place on the career list.
September 16, 2003 | Nan M. Williams, Special to The Times
This may sound like whining from someone who's left behind the workaday world to sail a 37-foot sloop to tropical beaches until the bank account runs dry. But rain, a constant companion lately, comes with lightning. And sailboats are floating lightning rods, inviting targets for those restless ions in the sky.
August 9, 2003
I am appalled that the state cannot understand, no matter the fiscal crisis, that the arts are as important in educating our children as the traditional "3 Rs" ("Cuts in Arts Funding Deeper Than Expected," by Diane Haithman, Aug. 1).They are enriching, civilizing and nourishing to the spirit. With the decline of standards in our culture and the concomitant rise of violence and near-pornography in entertainment, the need is even more desperate. I urge the state budget cutters to rethink their priorities.
June 13, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Move over Ram, the BEAR is here. A new SWAT truck that resembles a Hummer on steroids is the latest weapon in the Los Angeles Police Department's arsenal. The monster truck, dubbed the LAPD Rescue Vehicle, is 14 tons of protection. Nothing short of a rocket-propelled grenade will trouble this powerhouse clad in a half-inch of high-tech ballistic steel.
March 28, 2003
European Union governments agreed to ban single-hull oil tankers carrying heavy fuel in an attempt to reduce the risk of slicks like one that fouled the Spanish coast last year. The ban still needs approval from the European Parliament. It will apply to all boats using EU ports and to vessels flying flags of EU nations elsewhere. EU transport ministers also agreed to ban single-hull tankers more than 23 years old. Prohibition of all single-hull tankers will be phased in by 2010.
March 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
Brett Hull's 32nd career hat trick Sunday night lifted the Detroit Red Wings into first place in the Western Conference with a 6-2 victory over the East's top team, the Ottawa Senators, at Detroit. The Red Wings won for the 15th time in their last 17 games. Detroit, with 96 points, moved past the Dallas Stars and within two points of the Senators for first place overall in the NHL.
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