March 18, 2005 |
Montana authorities have arrested a man on allegations he was plotting to kidnap David Letterman's young son and nanny from the home on the 2,700-acre Montana ranch that the talk-show host bought in 1999. Sally Hilander, a spokeswoman for the Montana Department of Corrections, identified the suspect -- who was under state supervision for a previous crime -- as Kelly A. Frank. The plot was uncovered when someone whom Frank had approached about the plan informed local police, Hilander said.
January 24, 1997 |
It's one of life's great unsolved mysteries: How come we can send a space probe to Mars but we can't make a decent toupee? Or, more to the point, how can ABC newsman Sam Donaldson earn $2 million a year and still have such ridiculous hair? As a public service, The Times recently dispatched me--Roy "I'm not bald, I just own a vicious, hair-eating Cabbage Patch Kid" Rivenburg--to investigate this continuing fashion conundrum. Among my discoveries: * Ancient Egyptian mummies wore hairpieces.
November 19, 2008 |
A sure sign that a coach's career is not proceeding as hoped is when he starts suggesting that fans get a life. "It's amazing some of the things that people would say [on a message board] or yell at you of a personal nature," Michigan football Coach Rich Rodriguez told reporters Monday. "You almost want to tell them, 'Get a life.' "There's a whole lot bigger problems. Look at the economy." Looking at the economy is a diversionary tactic, as far as Rodriguez is concerned. In Rodriguez's first season as Michigan coach, the Wolverines have lost a school-record eight games, including a record five games at Michigan Stadium.
July 20, 1988 |
A city jumping with nervous energy and restless high spirits, a jungle for the lonely, a mean turf for the disenfranchised--Manhattan in the 1950s was the colorful setting for all sorts of feature films. With a Thursday-evening series, beginning this week, of famous and lesser-known movies from the era, the Newport Harbor Art Museum is complementing its ongoing exhibition, "The Figurative '50s: New York Figurative Expressionism."
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July 28, 2000 |
Glendale police Thursday painted a picture of an increasingly complex and wide-ranging investigation into the deaths of the two boys bludgeoned in a schoolyard, and they changed the allegations against one suspect from murder to burglary. Police said Adam Walker, 19, who had originally been arrested on suspicion of murder in the case, was being held on an unrelated charge of attempted residential burglary in Burbank. Glendale Police Capt.
June 6, 2013 |
Even her dog could swim. That's one of my favorite memories from interviewing swimmer-turned-movie-star Esther Williams at her house in Beverly Hills in 1984. Williams, who died Thursday morning at the age of 91, was delightful talking about her fabled past at MGM. And of course her house had a pool - that's where her little terrier would dog paddle. Like many baby boomers, I grew up watching the former swimming champ's vastly entertaining MGM Technicolor musicals like 1944's "Bathing Beauty" and 1949's "Neptune's Daughter" on television, swooning over her extravagant, almost psychedelic swimming routines.
February 1, 1993 |
If the Chicago Bears play defense for Dave Wannstedt the way the Dallas Cowboys played it for him Sunday in the Super Bowl, folks might soon start calling the NFC Central the "Black and Blue Division" again. In their last game for Wannstedt as the Cowboys' defensive coordinator--he's off to Chicago as head coach--the Dallas defense gave him a game to remember.
November 21, 1999 |
As teenagers in Santa Clarita during the early '90s, the members of the Autumns found musical inspiration in arty British pop acts, particularly cult heroes the Cocteau Twins. So just imagine how much air showed between the ground and their feet earlier this year when Cocteaus bassist Simon Raymonde produced their forthcoming second album. "In the studio [with him], there really was no comprehension of how profound and bizarre the situation was," says Autumns singer-guitarist Matthew Kelly.