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November 22, 1995 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a howling rainstorm soaks the delta, Jack Owens hunches over his guitar and tears stinging notes from the strings. Thunder cracks and rumbles in his front yard, but the old man's high, trembling voice rings out: Lord I'd rather be the devil, than be that woman's man. Don't want no woman, just sit here while I can. . . . Yes, just be here while I can. Owens grins as a ray of sunlight cuts through the gloom, flashing off his golden teeth.
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October 14, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If you're in the mood for some feathery fluff of the happy-sappy-and-not-wholly-unpleasant sort and need a break from snark, there is "The Big Year. " This weirdly whimsical family comedy about competitive birders stars Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, and, yes, the humor is exactly as nerdy as that sounds. Did you hear the one about the pink-footed goose …? When toning down a comic trio that leans toward edgy to PG-lite, the humor that results is more of the mildly mirthful bland, um, brand.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If you're in the mood for some feathery fluff of the happy-sappy-and-not-wholly-unpleasant sort and need a break from snark, there is "The Big Year. " This weirdly whimsical family comedy about competitive birders stars Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, and, yes, the humor is exactly as nerdy as that sounds. Did you hear the one about the pink-footed goose …? When toning down a comic trio that leans toward edgy to PG-lite, the humor that results is more of the mildly mirthful bland, um, brand.
NEWS
November 22, 1995 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a howling rainstorm soaks the delta, Jack Owens hunches over his guitar and tears stinging notes from the strings. Thunder cracks and rumbles in his front yard, but the old man's high, trembling voice rings out: Lord I'd rather be the devil, than be that woman's man. Don't want no woman, just sit here while I can. . . . Yes, just be here while I can. Owens grins as a ray of sunlight cuts through the gloom, flashing off his golden teeth.
SPORTS
September 24, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
So it has come to this for Vince Evans: Slipping in the side entrance on a bus full of strikebreakers, as the real Raiders stood in the rain, taunting him. "The guys were really looking kind of vicious, calling us 'scabs' and everything," Evans said. "The only one I recognized was (tight end) Todd Christensen. He had some choice words. "I like to look at things like we're all human beings. Why demean a man for what he believes is right?"
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November 4, 2000
Leo Killion, 92, attorney and writer of "The Hut Sut Song." A native of Towner, N.D., Killion grew up in Minneapolis, where he heard Swedish folk songs that he later spoofed in nonsense lyrics. Written in 1939 by Killion, Ted McMichael and Jack Owens, "The Hut Sut Song" was recorded and popularized by the Freddy Martin Orchestra and the Horace Heidt Orchestra. It was sung by the Merry Macs in the 1941 movie "San Antonio Rose."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Mace Siegel, a prominent owner of thoroughbred racehorses who was considered a godfather of Southern California horse racing for his role as an advocate for the sport, has died. He was 86. Siegel, who was also a leading developer of regional shopping centers, died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills home of complications related to old age, said his daughter, Samantha. "Mace was a pillar in our industry," George Haines, president of Santa Anita Park said in a statement. "His compassion for the horses, horseman and fans was second to none.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1994 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more concise presentation of all the varieties of styles covered by the term the blues than what was on display Saturday, the first day of the 15th annual Long Beach Blues Festival.
SPORTS
June 23, 1994 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arcangues and Jerry Bailey will be reunited again in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 2. The rider when Arcangues scored his $269.20 upset in the Breeders' Cup Classic last Nov. 6, Bailey replaces Eddie Delahoussaye. Delahoussaye has ridden the 6-year-old for trainer Richard Mandella in both of Arcangues' 1994 starts--a victory in the John Henry Handicap on May 1 and a fifth-place finish in the Hollywood Turf Handicap on May 30.
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November 15, 1991 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Mugge's "Deep Blues" (AFI/USA Independent Showcase at Laemmle's Grande, downtown) is a movie no blues lover, no popular music aficionado, and no devotee of American culture and folkways should miss. It's a genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul. Mugge has made many music documentaries--on subjects such as jazzman Sonny Rollins and actor-salsa king Ruben Blades--but none as affecting, rich or moving as this. It's his subject that takes hold.
SPORTS
September 24, 1992 | ROSS PEDDICORD, BALTIMORE SUN
The seventh running of the Maryland Million Classic on Saturday will mark the 104th start of the incorrigible, incredible Little Bold John. John J. (Jerry) Robb, the horse's owner-trainer, said Monday he intends to run the 10-year-old gelding in the 1 1/4-mile, $200,000 race. If the horse wins, it might be the richest stakes victory for a 10-year-old thoroughbred.
SPORTS
September 22, 1987 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Amid indications from both sides that they'd rather not, Raider players and management trudged to their respective sides Monday to get ready for a strike. The team changed its schedule, abiding by a Management Council directive. Today, normally a day off for the players, there will be a meeting at 10 a.m. "They want to see who's going to cross (a picket line)," said tackle Brian Holloway, vice president of the National Football League Players Assn.
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