August 4, 2001
Richard Zanuck is to be credited for greenlighting the original 1968 "Planet of the Apes" ("Exploring His World," by George F. Custen, Aug. 1). However, as I detail in my book "Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race, Politics and Popular Culture," the real hero of the "Apes" series was producer Arthur P. Jacobs. The tenacious Jacobs fought for five years to realize his vision and was turned down repeatedly before 20th Century Fox signed on. Jacobs brought together talents like producer Mort Abrahams, writers Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, director Franklin J. Schaffner and, later, writer Paul Dehn and director J. Lee Thompson, among others, to help him create the influential film series.
April 3, 1998 |
Cleveland Indian owner Richard Jacobs may take the first step today toward public sale of stock in the team, a newspaper reported. The Cleveland Plain Dealer on Thursday cited unidentified sources familiar with the plan as saying that Jacobs was expected to file a preliminary registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as early as today.
December 18, 1992
Tailback Quincy Jacobs of Thousand Oaks High, who was hampered by a groin injury during his senior season, has committed to Stanford. Jacobs took recruiting trips to California, Northwestern and Stanford before committing to play for the Cardinal. He canceled trips to Notre Dame and Colorado after making his decision. "I liked Stanford because it offered excellence in both athletics and academics," Jacobs said. "And playing for someone like Coach (Bill) Walsh is a dream come true."
March 30, 1998 |
There were a few anxious moments for Cal State Fullerton Sunday, right down to the ninth inning, when Sacramento State loaded the bases but failed to score. Fullerton, however, emerged with a 9-4 Big West Conference baseball victory at Titan Field that Coach George Horton said he felt good about. The victory clinched the series, two games to one, and left the Titans 22-11, 9-3 in the conference. "That might have been our most complete game of the season," Horton said.
December 13, 2008 |
The New York Giants announced that halfback Brandon Jacobs will sit out their game against Dallas on Sunday because of a knee injury. "We just don't think he will be ready," Coach Tom Coughlin said of Jacobs on Friday. Derrick Ward will replace Jacobs, with Ahmad Bradshaw backing him up. Danny Ware, who has never carried the ball in an NFL regular-season game, probably will be the third back, although there is an outside chance Coughlin will use veteran Reuben Droughns.
November 24, 1999
John B. Jacobs has been appointed senior vice president of sales for Aviation Distributors Inc. in Lake Forest. Jacobs had been vice president of sales at Airmotive. Fred K. Goetschel was named vice president of marketing and sales. He was formerly vice president of purchasing at Airmotive. * Kerri Wilson has been selected as director of finance and administration for Ware & Malcomb Architects Inc. in Irvine. Wilson, who has been with the firm for more than six years, had been office manager.
January 24, 2007 |
Shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., the second-largest U.S. engineering-services company, rose 9.2% on Tuesday after the company boosted its earnings forecast for the year. The shares jumped $7.39 to $87.85, their biggest gain in two years. They've risen 23% in the last year. Jacobs, based in Pasadena, raised its forecast for the year to $4 to $4.30 a share, above the $3.96 average estimate from analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. The company earned $3.27 last year.
March 19, 1988
Kristin Jacobs pitched a perfect game as Fullerton College defeated Mt. San Antonio, 5-0, in a South Coast Conference softball game Friday at Fullerton. It was the first perfect game of the season for Jacobs, a freshman who is 18-1. She had five strikeouts. Fullerton (25-4, 6-0) scored one run in the second and four in the third. Linda Morales had a triple to drive in a run in the third, and she scored on an error.
November 17, 2002 |
Jim Thorpe and John Jacobs have been friends for too many years to count. They've played hundreds of practice rounds together and shared more than a few bottles of whiskey. But when the cigar-smoking tandem teamed up for the Hyundai Team Matches on Saturday at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Thorpe learned something new about his Champions Tour buddy. "He made a birdie putt at No. 9 and he started singing," Thorpe said. "I never knew he could sing until he made that birdie putt."
April 12, 2001 |
John Henry Jacobs hit a run-scoring single with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Calabasas High a 3-2 victory over Upland (12-3), the No. 2-ranked team in the Southern Section Division I, in an American Division pool-play game of the Babe Herman baseball tournament Wednesday at Stengel Field in Glendale. Calabasas (12-4), an unranked Division III team, came back from a 2-0 deficit, tying the score on a two-run double by Glen Anderson with two out in the sixth.