November 3, 1988 |
Joe Barry Carroll, the No. 1 choice in the 1980 National Basketball Assn. draft, was acquired by the New Jersey Nets Wednesday in a six-player deal with the Houston Rockets. The Nets also got guard Lester Conner from the Rockets and sent guards Frank Johnson and Lorenzo Romar, swingman Tony Brown and 7-foot 1-inch center Tim McCormick to Houston. The 7-1 Carroll, acquired by Houston from Golden State in December, played in 77 games last season. He averaged 12.
October 31, 1991 |
The Phoenix Suns waived center Joe Barry Carroll and placed guard Trent Tucker on the injured list, reducing their roster to 13.
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October 17, 2013 |
Sister Antonia Brenner, a Beverly Hills-raised mother of seven who became a Roman Catholic nun and moved into a notorious Tijuana prison where she spent more than three decades mending broken lives, easing tensions and dispensing everything from toothbrushes to bail money, has died. She was 86. Brenner, who had been in declining health, died Thursday of natural causes at the home of her religious order in Tijuana where her fellow sisters had cared for her in her final days, said Christina Brenner, her daughter-in-law.
January 22, 2013 |
Woe to Edgar Allan Poe. In life, the writer was ill-served by fortune: orphaned as a toddler, an indebted college dropout, Poe moved often, usually to dodge creditors. His beloved wife (and, um, first cousin) died in the Bronx at age 24; two years later Poe himself was dead. The circumstances of his death remain mysterious -- the 40-year-old left Richmond, Va., en route to Philadelphia and turned up five days later at a pub in Baltimore, where he was delirious, wearing someone else's clothes and was at the end of a deathly bender or something else that drove him into the arms of the grim reaper.
March 27, 1986 |
The bells were ringing for Linc Ward and his girl at Friday's March of Dimes salute to the long-time Pacific Bell official, community activist, and all-around good guy. Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) called to offer his congratulations. And the switchboard lit up again when Gov. George Deukmejian rang with similar regards.
April 25, 2013 |
"Bates Motel": It is impossible for me to overstate how truly fabulous Vera Farmiga's performance is in the crazy, creepy yet emotionally resonant prequel to "Psycho. " The setting is "Twin Peaks"-evocative and the writing is terrific, if a bit overly concerned with making every person in the mythical White Pine Bay, Ore., (which is really Canada) Not Quite What They Seem. All the actors are solid, especially Freddie Highmore as a young sweater-tugging, fugue-state-experiencing Norman and Max Thieriot as his older black-sheep brother Dylan.