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.
January 14, 1993 |
Jim Kelly will start for the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Miami Dolphins, assuming his knee shows no ill effects from Wednesday's practice. "We'll see how he comes in tomorrow," Coach Marv Levy said. "If there aren't any aftereffects of today's practice and he's OK, he's our guy." Kelly sprained his right knee in Buffalo's regular-season finale against Houston and has missed the Bills' first two playoff games.
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.
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September 18, 2007 |
Alex Romero, a dancer and choreographer who directed Elvis Presley's dancing for the movie "Jailhouse Rock" and also worked with Presley on three other films, has died. He was 94. Romero died Sept. 8 of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home, according to Mark Knowles, a dance writer and friend. He had been a resident of the home for several years. A gracefully athletic dancer, Romero got his start in movies in the early 1940s.
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.
January 3, 1994 |
The Buffalo Bills are staying home for the playoffs. Thurman Thomas rushed for 110 yards and one touchdown and Jim Kelly and Frank Reich each passed for one touchdown Sunday as the Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts, 30-10, to earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. "I think we earned it," Kelly said. "Definitely, we earned it this year to be in the position we are."