September 4, 1988 |
"Lennon: Cremation of; Criminal Ambitions of; Cruelty of; Defected Eyesight of"--so reads a portion of the index to Albert Goldman's new book. The list provides a sampling of Goldman's concerns and what is offered as "the definitive biography" of Lennon, from his birth in Liverpool through the heyday of the Beatles to his murder in New York City in 1980.
December 12, 1985
A memorial celebration of the life of architect George MacLean is scheduled at noon Wednesday at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles. MacLean, who designed shopping centers for the public and mansions for film stars, was 68 when he died of cancer Dec. 1 at his ranch near Hemet. He most recently had pulled away from the Los Angeles social scene, said his longtime friend John Green, the composer and conductor.
December 18, 1990 |
A federal judge has sent two former University of Oklahoma athletes to prison for helping former Sooners quarterback Charles Thompson sell cocaine. U.S. District Judge Ralph Thompson sentenced former football player John Green, 25, of Detroit to 16 months and former Sooner track runner Lamont Harris of Dallas to 18 months. The judge also ordered Monday that the two be supervised for three years after release and receive drug treatment.
May 3, 1987 |
Jan Stephenson, co-leader after three rounds of the S&H golf tournament, was listed in good condition at Humana Hospital Saturday night after being involved in an automobile accident. Officials at the hospital said her injuries were not serious, but she was undergoing examinations. A police officer quoted Stephenson as saying she probably wouldn't finish the tournament. Stephenson was driving through Pinnellas Park, about six miles north of St. Petersburg, at 7:30 p.m.
August 26, 1988
Boxer Mitchell Green dropped assault charges against heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in New York Thursday. Green, accompanied by his lawyer, told police: "I'm dropping the charges," and left, said police Sgt. John Clifford. Green gave no reason for his decision, Clifford said. Green, a boxer who lost in the ring to Tyson two years ago, had told police that Tyson hit him during a pre-dawn scuffle Tuesday outside a Harlem haberdashery.
March 21, 2013 |
TUCSON - As the Dodgers prepared to play a charity game Thursday in remembrance of a young shooting victim, Manager Don Mattingly said he favored a ban on assault rifles. Mattingly was initially reluctant to talk about gun control. “Politics now?” Mattingly asked. “I don't know if I really want to get into it. I'm just not a gun guy. I never hunted as a kid. So I'm not much for the topic. I know we have coaches who love them; they think it'd be crazy if they weren't allowed to have them.” But Mattingly soon found himself talking about assault weapons.
November 7, 1999
November the 1st. Gold leaves Whisper their sentences through the blue chains of the wind. I open a saint-john's-bread. Green apples, a stained quilt, The black clock of the heavens reset in the future tense. Salvation's a simple thing. From "The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place," edited by Christopher Buckley and Gray Young (Heyday Books: 446 pp., $16.95 paper)
May 3, 1991 |
Albert Marx, founder of Discovery Records, a Los Angeles-based jazz label, and a music innovator whose insight led him to record Benny Goodman's legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, died Wednesday. His wife, Patricia, said the 60-year veteran of the music business, who produced Sarah Vaughan's first records and later broadened the appeal of Dizzie Gillespie and Duke Ellington, was 79 when he died of the complications of a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
July 1, 1990 |
Volume 3 in the Marsalis "Standard Time" series finds him teamed with his father, the pianist Ellis Marsalis, in a partnership as remarkable for its simplicity as for its sense of direction. The music is high both on quantity (74 minutes) and quality, with 18 songs from the classic pop era--Rodgers, Arlen, Carmichael, John Green--as well as three originals by the trumpeter, one of which, "In the Court of King Oliver," is a variation on the old "Yes Indeed" spiritual chord changes.
October 5, 1988
Carol Lawrence, Tony Martin, Rosemary Clooney and Dinah Shore will perform at a tribute to composer-conductor-pianist-music executive John (Johnny) Green on his 80th birthday, Monday night. The event, emceed by Shore in the newly refurbished International Ballroom of the Beverly-Hilton Hotel, is the opening event of the Beverly Hills Pops Orchestra's 1988-89 season. The tribute was announced by David Gill Evans, founder-director of the organization. Bill Conti will conduct the orchestra.