March 13, 2004
In his Counterpunch article of March 8 ("Shaking His Head Over Oscar Nod to Nazi Auteur"), Doug McIntyre disapproves of the acknowledgement during the recent Oscar ceremony of Leni Riefenstahl's passing. Bemoaning the show's narrow scope of concern, he says that Riefenstahl "was undoubtedly a brilliant filmmaker, but...." Actually, Riefenstahl was being recognized only for cinema, not humanitarianism. Similarly, a golf tournament is won by achieving the lowest score, irrespective of one's politics.
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April 10, 2013 |
At 85, Besedka Johnson was discovered by Hollywood in the locker room of a Los Angeles gym. An executive producer of the movie "Starlet" was also working out at the YWCA when "she recognized some sort of star quality in Johnson" and asked her to audition for the independent film, according to the filmmakers. "I thought it has got to be a great big joke," Johnson later said of her immediate response, but "when you're this old, it's like let's just go along with it and see what happens.
April 12, 2014
"I think the umpire at home plate should not call balls and strikes. I think they should have a force field over home plate and if the pitcher throws and the ball touches the force field a little bell goes off and it's a strike. " Mike Schmidt , Hall of Fame slugger, when asked during a radio interview what he would change about baseball. "And they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on, because it's stupid. " Adam Jones , Baltimore outfielder, after saying he wished police had tased two people who ran on the field at Yankee Stadium while the Orioles were on defense.
December 28, 2002 |
**** Makings of a classic *** Smash-mouth football ** Good for an end around * Strictly fantasy fodder **** Philadelphia (12-3) at New York Giants (9-6), 10:30 a.m., Channel 11, KNX (1070): Since scoring three points in an Oct. 28 loss at Philadelphia, Giants have averaged 27.6 points. "All of a sudden, they're on a little bit of a roll," Eagle defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said. Ya think? LINE: Philadelphia by 2. *** Kansas City (8-7) at Oakland (10-5), 2 p.m.
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April 9, 1999 |
To encourage citizen activism in the county-run island, the Rossmoor Community Services District on Wednesday formed two advisory commissions and named 14 residents to the boards. The commissioners to oversee Parks & Recreation are Jerry Hirsch, Lucy Hunt, Tim Kadletz, Lisa Mais, John Paulson, David Steele and Jan Trojan. Residents named to the Tree Review Board are Phil Felando, Mary Beth Ives, Jim Johnson, Shirley Kirkpatrick, Floyd Martin, Melissa Parris and Amelia Reinking.
December 2, 2013 |
Free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir agreed to terms on a $22-million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Monday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. The deal is pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't finalized the deal or formally announced interest in Kazmir. The 29-year-old Kazmir was 10-9 with a 4.04 earned-run average in 29 starts and 158 innings last season for the Cleveland Indians.