March 19, 2014 |
As the popularity of "The Hunger Games" franchise and the anticipation of the release of "Divergent" can attest, dystopic young-adult stories are all the rage these days, on screen and on the page. Now the first trailer has been released for a big-screen adaptation of one of the genre's seminal books, "The Giver. " Based on Lois Lowry's Newbury-winning novel and directed by Phillip Noyce, "The Giver" is set in a future society free from pain, suffering and conflict but also characterized by conformity and an utter lack of feeling.
March 17, 2014 |
HOUSTON - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, who has been serving a life sentence in Texas prison, has been hospitalized, officials said. Jeffs was in stable condition Monday at a Galveston hospital, where he was admitted March 11 for treatment of a non-life-threatening condition, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Robert Hurst. Hurst declined to release additional details, including why Jeffs, 58, was hospitalized. Jeffs was transferred to the hospital from a state prison in Palestine, about 140 miles north of Houston, where he had been held in isolation.
March 14, 2014 |
Jeff Cirillo spent 14 years in the major leagues. He got a scholarship out of tiny Burbank Providence High, then went to USC. On April 5 at Lakeside Country Club, Providence will honor Cirillo with its "Pioneer Award," becoming only the second alum to receive the honor. It is given to individuals who have "enriched the Providence community through their dedication, loyalty, talents and gifts. " Cirillo has been a strong supporter of Providence. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
March 12, 2014 |
Jeff Turley, the longtime defensive coordinator at Long Beach Poly, will be the new football coach at Huntington Beach Marina, a school spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Turley was passed over by Poly when Raul Lara resigned this past season, but he was highly regarded as the leader of Poly's outstanding defense over the past decade. He will also leave Poly as a teacher and join Marina's faculty. Eric.email@example.com
March 9, 2014 |
EDMONTON, Canada - Goalie Ben Scrivens knew he would have to worry about the usual suspects among his former Kings teammates. Of course, there was leading scorer Jeff Carter and the two-way brilliance of center Anze Kopitar. Then there was the man who came to dinner: Kings defenseman Alec Martinez. Martinez put the Kings ahead for good in their 4-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night at Rexall Place. Carter scored twice, his 23rd and 24th goals of the season. His first goal went off the left skate of Edmonton defenseman Philip Larsen, just 1 minute 36 seconds into the game, and Carter's other goal glanced off his own skate, giving the Kings a 3-1 lead at 10:16 of the second period.
March 8, 2014 |
WINNIPEG, Canada -- Kings forward Jeff Carter was once the new kid in town, attempting to fit in with a tight group late in the term. Big transitions, in life and work, aren't always seamless. And so, Carter fully sympathized with new teammate, winger Marian Gaborik, who was acquired Wednesday from Columbus. Gaborik had a long travel day, getting routed through Toronto, before he joined the team in Winnipeg late that night and made his Kings' debut Thursday. For Gaborik, there were moments of tentativeness and other spells of chemistry with new linemates Anze Kopitar and forward Justin Williams in a 3-1 victory over the Jets.