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April 4, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The past is a puzzle that resurfaces in bits and pieces for Robert Redford in "The Company You Keep. " The political potboiler's producer, director and star still leans left, but in telling this fable about 1970s radicals grown older and wiser, Redford's gotten nostalgic. The movie marks Redford's first time back in front of the camera since 2007's "Lions for Lambs," his preachy take on the government's handling of the war in Afghanistan. No doubt the character of former radical Jim Grant, a role that calls for an equal share of heart, quiet heroics and politics, influenced his decision to act again.
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April 4, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The past is a puzzle that resurfaces in bits and pieces for Robert Redford in "The Company You Keep. " The political potboiler's producer, director and star still leans left, but in telling this fable about 1970s radicals grown older and wiser, Redford's gotten nostalgic. The movie marks Redford's first time back in front of the camera since 2007's "Lions for Lambs," his preachy take on the government's handling of the war in Afghanistan. No doubt the character of former radical Jim Grant, a role that calls for an equal share of heart, quiet heroics and politics, influenced his decision to act again.
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BUSINESS
June 8, 1990 | JANE APPLEGATE
The fact that more people around the world use toothbrushes than any other consumer product inspired the founders of Healthgard to develop a new toothbrush-sanitizing solution. But because they couldn't compete head-on with the giants of the oral hygiene market, they started selling Brushgard in health food stores. Brushgard, a stable form of hydrogen peroxide, comes in a bottle that acts as a toothbrush holder. Each bottle lasts for about 10 days and costs $1.39.
SPORTS
January 13, 1991 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former major league pitcher Jim (Mudcat) Grant wouldn't mind if one of his current enterprises goes out of business. Grant, whose major league career began in 1958 and ended after the 1971 season, would like to see his Black Golfers Assn. Tournaments become so successful that there would no longer be a need for it.
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January 10, 1991 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former major league pitcher Jim (Mudcat) Grant wouldn't mind if one of his current enterprises goes out of business. Grant, whose major league career began in 1958 and ended after the 1971 season, would like to see his Black Golfers Assn. Tournaments become so successful that there would no longer be a need for it.
SPORTS
January 17, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
An embarrassed CBS fired a contrite Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder Saturday after the sports commentator said in a much-criticized television interview that blacks were "bred" to be better athletes than whites. Snyder, who outraged civil rights leaders with this and other remarks about blacks in sports, reiterated a "heart-felt apology" he made after the interview was televised Friday, but raised the possibility he may sue CBS for dropping him.
SPORTS
October 5, 2004
Some firsts and lasts in Montreal Expos' history: GAME * First...April 8, 1969 (Montreal 11, New York 10) at New York, 44,541 * Last...Oct. 3, 2004 (New York 8, Montreal 1) at New York, 33,569 HITTER * First...Maury Wills, April 8, 1969 (struck out) * Last...Endy Chavez, Oct. 3, 2004 (grounded out to second) PITCHER * First...Jim "Mudcat" Grant, April 8, 1969 * Last...Francis Beltran, Oct. 3, 2004 HIT * First...Bob Bailey, April 8, 1969 (two-run double in first inning) * Last...
NEWS
August 7, 1986
Residents of neighborhoods surrounding Dodger Stadium will have to wait at least until next season before something is done to ease the flood of traffic caused by baseball fans and commuters. The Transportation and Traffic Committee of the Los Angeles City Council voted last week to spend up to $50,000 for private consultants to study the effect on traffic of stadium events. The results will help planners come up with ways to ease the congestion.
NEWS
March 23, 2001 | SALLY ANN CONNELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Effective today, the county's chief probation officer--who once made headlines for refusing to send juvenile offenders to the California Youth Authority--has been fired for allegedly not showing up for work and not doing his job. John Lum, who believes that institutionalizing young offenders does little to rehabilitate them, maintains that the charges against him stem from a witch hunt conducted by conservative officials out to ruin his career.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1990 | JANE APPLEGATE
The fact that more people around the world use toothbrushes than any other consumer product inspired the founders of Healthgard to develop a new toothbrush-sanitizing solution. But because they couldn't compete head-on with the giants of the oral hygiene market, they started selling Brushgard in health food stores. Brushgard, a stable form of hydrogen peroxide, comes in a bottle that acts as a toothbrush holder. Each bottle lasts for about 10 days and costs $1.39.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2011 | By Rosie Mestel, Tribune Newspapers
I used to have a rural fantasy. Then I started reading the Jack Reacher novels. True, plane rides are now less painful thanks to Lee Child's rough-and-tough hero, a former U.S. Army MP - but I'll never again be able to drive along the lonelier roads in America without wondering what hideous acts of utter depravity go on within the walls of the quaint wood-frame homes flashing by the window. Drug-running? Pedophilia? Torture? Murder? Wife-beating? Maybe all of them. But I wouldn't be scared with Jack Reacher by my side.
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