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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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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
October 31, 1990
The 1965 Minnesota Twins, who lost the World Series in seven games to Los Angeles, will get another shot at the Dodgers in the 1991 Dream Game. The seven-inning benefit game will be played Feb. 3 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, with proceeds going to the child development center at Phoenix Memorial Hospital. The game has matched noteworthy teams of the past in a series that began in 1986. "I'm glad to play for two reasons," former Twins ace Jim (Mudcat) Grant, now a Los Angeles businessman, said.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1991 | KAREN McKEAN
Local employees of the federal agency that opens coastal waters to offshore oil drilling has adopted a one-mile stretch of the San Buenaventura State Beach to keep the shoreline litter-free. Employees of the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service, which moved last November from downtown Los Angeles to Camarillo, will have their first beach cleanup day on Saturday, in conjunction with Earth Day.
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