June 21, 1988
What's wrong with this picture? Many of the Los Angeles area's big-shot weathercasters--from KABC's George Fischbeck to KCBS' Kevin O'Connell--offer toothy grins in a new TV commercial urging people to conserve water. But two notable weather wizards from KNBC are missing: Fritz Coleman and Christopher Nance. It's no accident, either. Although the two weather mavens were asked by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to appear in the ad, their station wouldn't permit it.
March 24, 2003
"Chicago" Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella, David Lee With statuettes going to sound mixer David Lee and re-recording mixers Michael Minkler and Dominick Tavella, what may have won over Oscar voters was the film's careful and difficult sound mix that balanced dialogue, vocal performances of songs, musical backgrounds (both for the vocals and the instrumentals in the score), natural sound and sound effects.
September 14, 2008 |
The Baltimore Ravens-Houston Texans game was rescheduled to Nov. 9 after Reliant Stadium in Houston was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. The Texans' home opener was originally scheduled for today, then postponed to Monday night as Ike approached the Gulf Coast. The Category 2 storm moved into Houston early Saturday morning. Ike tore chunks off the stadium's retractable roof and the damage couldn't be fixed in time for the game, said Shea Guinn, the president and general manager of Reliant Park.
November 8, 2006 |
If Kevin O'Connell receives an Oscar nomination for sound mixing on "The Pursuit of Happyness" or "The Da Vinci Code," he might actually enjoy being known as the Susan Lucci of the Oscars. The "All My Children" actress finally nabbed her elusive Emmy Award upon her 19th nomination. O'Connell hovers right on the brink of equaling her score. With 18 defeats, Oscar's biggest also-ran is hopeful that his fate might follow Lucci's.
September 3, 2005 |
As a redshirt freshman last year, UCLA cornerback Trey Brown showed that he was ready for more playing time with a breakout performance in the Bruins' 33-10 victory over San Diego State. Brown tackled Aztec punter Michael Hughes for a 23-yard loss to set up a Bruin field goal and stood out with his physical tackles in the secondary late in the game. Not long after that, Brown replaced Marcus Cassel and started the last five games of the season.
March 9, 1994
University 1993 RECORDS: OVERALL: 16-9-1 LEAGUE: 7-6-1 COACH: Chris Conlin RECORD AT SCHOOL: 52-42 RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Bob Arrasmith Sr. OF R-R Doug Corrigan Sr. SS R-R Dan Hullings Sr. 3B R-R Eric Wei Sr. OF R-R T.J. Willmott Sr. OF R-R TOP RETURNERS YR. POS. B-T Matt Rockness Sr. C R-R Derek Whang Sr. Inf R-R TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Tim Blackburn Jr. 1B L-L Chris Dann Sr. DH L-L Rourke Field Sr. OF R-R Kirk Howe Jr. OF L-L Kevin O'Connell Sr.
October 20, 2008 |
If the New England Patriots want to hang on to their recent history of winning at home, their quarterback needs to let something go. The football. Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, thrust into the starting role after Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener, has already been sacked 19 times. That's second in the NFL to the 23 of San Francisco's J.T. O'Sullivan (heading into Week 7), and only two fewer times than Brady was sacked all last season.