July 22, 2012 |
Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, 94, the first wife of media and sports mogul Jack Kent Cooke whose record divorce settlement precipitated his sale of the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum to Jerry Buss, died of heart failure Friday at her home in Purchase, N.Y., her grandson John Kent Cooke Jr. said. She was born in 1917 in Port Perry, Canada, and soon after moved with her family to St. Catharines, also in the province of Ontario. She married Cooke in 1934, when she was 17 and he was a 21-year-old encyclopedia salesman bent on success.
June 22, 2012 |
South Carolina wins two in Omaha Freshman Jordan Montgomery and Matt Price combined on a three-hitter Thursday night, lifting two-time defending national champion South Carolina to a 2-0 victory over Arkansas in the College World Series at Omaha. Michael Roth of the Gamecocks threw a two-hitter against Kent State earlier in the day. South Carolina and Arkansas will play again Friday night to decide which team goes to the best-of-three finals. The winner will play Arizona, which converted three errors into a six-run first inning and advanced with a 10-3 victory over Florida State.
June 11, 2012 |
South Carolina took advantage of two mistakes by the Oklahoma to build a two-run lead in the seventh inning and eventually defeated the Sooners, 5-1 to win a super regional and advance to the College World Series. Chase Vergason's two-run double an inning later gave South Carolina a 5-1 lead at Columbia, S.C. Two-time defending champion South Carolina wrapped up its super regional series for its third consecutive trip to Omaha and 11th CWS appearance overall. Should South Carolina (45-17)
May 27, 2012 |
The Kings arrived in Los Angeles for the first time in October 1967, the day after their last preseason game. Team announcer Jiggs McDonald, following owner Jack Kent Cooke's orders, had spent the previous afternoon scouring St. Louis for props - a Stetson for “Cowboy” Bill Flett, a Native American headdress for “Chief” Bryan Campbell and a beret for Real “Frenchy” Lemieux. The Inglewood High School band played. Players were introduced. The team was whisked away to a hotel and then toddled off to the Long Beach Arena for practice.
May 4, 2012 |
Four people wounded in the 1970 National Guard shootings at Kent State University have asked for a federal investigation centered on a digitally enhanced audio recording of the confrontation. Four students were killed and nine injured in the incident, which began as a campus protest against the Vietnam War. The survivors contend that the recording contains evidence that National Guard troops were ordered to fire on unarmed protesters. A command to fire has never been proved, and some Guard members have said they fired in self-defense.
April 19, 2012 |
Here's a deal that will get you thinking about your bucket list: Luxury travel outfitter Abercrombie & Kent 's spring sale takes up to 50% off prices on summer trips to India, China , Russia, Spain and other destinations. Sale ends Friday, so act quickly if you want to go. The deal: A&K's Spring Savings start at $1,595 a person (half off the usual price of these independent tours) for an 11-day trip to India or an eight-day trip to Thailand on many dates throughout the summer.
March 31, 2012 |
It's expensive! It's exotic! It's superfruit! Meaning what, exactly? The term "superfruit" has been applied to acai berries, maqui berries, yumberries, chokeberries, goji berries, lingonberries, lychee berries - a lot of berries, in other words, but also baobabs, mangosteens, sea buckthorn, jujube fruit, cupuacus, pitayas, pomegranates ... the list keeps growing. You may wonder what is it about these fruits that lifts them out of the ranks of the ordinary into exalted superfruit status.
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December 8, 2011 |
The head of Canada's Boy Scouts has apologized to victims of sexual abuse in the organization and announced an independent review of confidential files it has long kept on leaders accused of molestation. "Our sincere efforts to prevent such crimes have not always succeeded, and we are sorry for that and saddened at any resulting harm," said Steve P. Kent, chairman of the governing board of Scouts Canada. Kent said he has asked an outside auditing firm to review confidential records that Scouts Canada, like the Boy Scouts of America, has maintained for decades to keep known molesters out of its ranks.
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October 20, 2011
Barbara Kent Silent film star also was in talkies Barbara Kent, 103, an actress who began her career in silent films of the 1920s and made the transition to talkies in the Harold Lloyd comedies "Welcome Danger" and "Feet First," died Oct. 13 in Palm Desert, her family announced. No cause was given. She was born Barbara Cloutman in Gadsby, Canada, on Dec. 16, 1907, and her family moved from Alberta to Hollywood in the early 1920s. After graduating from Hollywood High School in 1925, she signed a contract with Universal Pictures.
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October 15, 2011
Larry Zarian Former Glendale mayor and TV, radio host Larry Zarian, 73, a former mayor of Glendale and the first Armenian American to be elected to the City Council, died of blood cancer Thursday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Zarian also served as a board member for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and as a state transportation commissioner. He had his own local cable television show, "The Larry Zarian Forum," and also had hosted a talk-radio program on KIEV that focused on political issues.