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July 31, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS
In a world in which grindy punk bands are a dime a dozen, it helps to have a niche--and in a market that's finally waking up to women's buying power, the photogenic quartet Girls Against Boys has the distinct advantage of being among the few groups that play boy rock for chicks, as demonstrated by the seductive sonic assault of its latest album, "Freak*on*ica." The New York-via-Washington, D.C.
July 10, 2012 | By Brian Cronin
BASEBALL ALL-STAR URBAN LEGEND : Major League Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick overturned the fan voting for two Cincinnati Reds in the 1957 All-Star Game. Ted (Big Klu) Kluszewski was a slugging first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1950s. A popular player, he was an All-Star in 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. However, in 1957, Kluszewski was injured most of the season, so his back-up, George Crowe, became the everyday first baseman for the Reds, and it was Crowe who was on the All-Star ballot as the Reds' first-base representative.
January 26, 1985
The happiest quarterback in the land Friday was Doug Flutie, who agreed to sign a contract with the New Jersey Generals that will pay him a reported $7 million over five years. The second happiest was Jim Kelly of the Houston Gamblers. Reason: Kelly has a clause in his contract stipulating that he be among the three highest-paid quarterbacks in the USFL. According to Todd Phipers of the Denver Post, Kelly ranked third behind Steve Young of the Express and Brian Sipe of the Generals.
January 11, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Makhtar Ndiaye, declared ineligible to play basketball for Wake Forest because of recruiting violations, signed a letter of intent Monday with Michigan. Ndiaye, a 6-foot-8 forward from Senegal, will be in uniform Thursday night when Michigan plays Ohio State. Ndiaye, who has three years of eligibility remaining after this season, visited Michigan and UCLA last week. * North Carolina returned to No. 1, ending Arkansas' five-week run atop the Associated Press college basketball poll.
A California state senator introduced legislation Monday that would pave the way for free agency for recording artists, potentially adding fuel to a movement that appeared to be picking up steam in the nation's capital. Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) launched a bill to remove an amendment to the state labor code that keeps recording artists tied to contracts longer than other workers.
February 3, 2004 | Janet Saidi, Special to The Times
Johnny Temple, co-founder, publisher and editor in chief of the small press Akashic Books, would love to be a full-time publisher, but as yet he can't afford to quit his day job. His day job, as it happens, is playing groove-based rock songs in a successful indie band. As bass player for Girls Against Boys, Temple, 37, leads a life that many 9-to-5ers -- perhaps even some in publishing houses -- can only fantasize about.
April 10, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
A year ago, Adam Mansbach was an award-winning novelist and aspiring screenwriter wrapping up a two-year teaching job at Rutgers University. That was before his off-color picture book, "Go the F - to Sleep," became an international phenomenon, catapulting the sleep-deprived father of one to the tops of bestseller lists and into the eye of a parenting maelstrom. Since its publication last June, actor Samuel Jackson and director Werner Herzog have recorded audio versions and Fox 2000 plans to make it into a major motion picture.
May 18, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The No. 1 book on isn't "Bossypants" by Tina Fey or "Dead Reckoning" by Charlaine Harris — the top New York Times bestsellers this week. Topping the Amazon list is a picture book from a little-known publisher that won't be available until June called "Go the F— to Sleep. " Galleys of this off-color, not-at-all-for-kids title haven't even been printed, yet tens of thousands of copies have been pre-sold, prompting the publisher to move up the release date four months and increase the print run fifteenfold to 150,000.
Pete Rose's first professional lie was told at the suggestion of Phil Seghi, a member of the P Cincinnati Reds' front office. Rose was 19 in 1960, but Seghi considered 18 a seemlier age for a recent high school graduate. So, on the day he signed his first baseball contract, Rose turned 18. He had been kept back a year in school. While the work might have been made up during a summer session, that was the baseball season. Rose's father instructed him to repeat the grade and play ball.
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