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In the 1987 China Girl (KCOP, Tuesday at 8 p.m.), director Abel Ferrara has created one of his potent ultra-violent, ultra-stylish Manhattan street fables. This time, it's a Romeo (Richard Panebianco) and Juliet (Sari Chang) tale set in the Lower East Side's cheek-by-jowl Little Italy and Chinatown. Not for youngsters. As if New York didn't already have enough to contend with, C.H.U.D. (KCAL, Saturday at 8 p.m.
October 3, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Former world middleweight champion Rocky Graziano was reported in stable condition today and resting comfortably in Lenox Hill Hospital after collapsing at his home. Graziano, 68, was taken to the hospital Sunday after he "went limp all over," his daughter, Audrey Weisman, said. "It doesn't look good," Weisman said. "He collapsed totally--physically and mentally." Weisman said her father went to the hospital last week for a checkup and "came home the next day worse than he's ever been."
November 6, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Herbert Muschel, 85, founder of PR Newswire, which distributes press releases to news organizations, died of undisclosed causes Saturday in a Manhattan hospital. Muschel launched his pioneer commercial news wire service in 1954, distributing corporate financial news and features at a time when the Federal Communications Commission allowed only AT&T and Western Union to send printed messages to third parties.
July 15, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Gary Indiana's dark, wordy tale of sexual obsession captures the propulsive rhythms of its New York City setting--the frantic energy, the ongoing battle to remain in the vanguard of taste, the conversations that consist of self-involved rushes of words. The unnamed narrator, a hip arts writer, becomes so fixated with the handsome, erratic Gregory Burgess that everything else ceases to exist for him.
May 16, 1999
When I was growing up on the lower east side of Manhattan there was a system of "settlement houses" that effectively kept most of us on the right track. I'm not sure of the funding but the staff was professional at the top level and then those who worked with the youngsters were volunteers from the local colleges and universities. We were encouraged to organize into clubs as an alternative to street gangs. There were social events, training programs for the kids and our parents as well, and athletic competition.
November 3, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Vanessa Vadim, the daughter of actress Jane Fonda and French director Roger Vadim, agreed today to three days of community service in exchange for the dismissal of misdemeanor charges stemming from her arrest near a building known for its drug location. Vadim, 21, a student at Brown University in Providence, R.I., rushed smiling from the courtroom in the glare of television cameras after the ruling, refusing to answer questions shouted by reporters.
October 3, 1989 | Associated Press
Former world middleweight champion Rocky Graziano has been hospitalized after collapsing at home, according to his family. Graziano, 68, was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital after he "went limp all over" Sunday at his apartment, his daughter, Audrey Weisman, said. "It doesn't look good," Weisman said. "He collapsed totally--physically and mentally." Doctors didn't reveal a diagnosis.
May 31, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has placed six urban houses of worship, as a separate category, on its 2003 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. The six are cited as examples of deteriorating religious buildings that are historically important and that remain anchors in their community. The five churches and one synagogue are Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., founded in 1875 by former slaves; Acts of the Apostles Church in Philadelphia; St.
February 21, 2008
We thought we were sick of Moby -- until we heard his new disc, that is. "Last Night," his sixth proper full-length (due in April on Mute Records), features actual rappers, electro-bangers like "257.Zero" and old-school disco throwbacks such as "I Love to Move in Here." "The disco strings are played by me in my Lower East Side studio on an old Yamaha synth from the '70s," he says via e-mail of the latter track, one of the album's standouts.
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