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December 7, 2010 |
They were barely men at the time, unaware of each other but baptized by the same fire. Paul Perrault was 21, a naval officer aboard the light cruiser Phoenix, anchored in Pearl Harbor's East Loch. He had just risen from his bunk when cannon-like blasts tore through the morning calm. Scrambling to his post in the gunnery, he saw a sky speckled with Japanese planes. Across the harbor on Ford Island was Seaman 2nd Class Anthony "George" Mark, 18, who narrowly escaped as a plane strafed his area and bombs plunged into nearby hangars.
August 6, 2010 |
" Cairo Time" stars Patricia Clarkson in a lovely and languid flirtation with a foreign land, an exotic man and the possibility that, long after the future seems set in stone, it might not be quite so predictable after all. Canadian writer-director Ruba Nadda's new film feeds off the cool beauty of Clarkson and the dry heat of Alexander Siddig as strangers thrown together by circumstance. Also in play are the romantic notions that so often accompany travel, primarily those daydreams of chucking the life you have for the life you imagine you might have if only, if only, if only ... . Clarkson is Juliette, a sophisticate headed to Cairo for a vacation with her husband, Mark (Tom McCamus)
June 7, 1991 |
Playwright Emily Mann's "Still Life" is a still play. The Obie Award-winning script calls for a lot of talking, a few slide presentations and very little physical action. And the play's three characters rarely move from their seats during the 100-minute show. But the San Diego Repertory Theatre's current production of "Still Life" is a powerful affair, full of passion and viability. "Still Life" springs from interviews Mann conducted with three people dramatically affected by the Vietnam War.
September 26, 1986
The Seattle Mariners passed the million mark in attendance, marking the first time in history that all 14 American League teams have drawn a million or more fans.
August 13, 1987 |
Alessandro Andrei of Italy set a world record in the shotput with a throw of 75 feet 2 inches Wednesday at an international track and field meet. Andrei, who was the Olympic gold medalist in the shotput in 1984, broke the previous mark of 74-3 1/2, set by Udo Beyer of East Germany in East Berlin on Aug. 20, 1986. Andrei first broke Beyer's mark with a throw of 74-6 1/2, then followed with another record-breaking throw of 74-11 before cracking the 75-foot barrier on his final throw.
October 20, 1998
Your perfectly and poignantly wrought "Their Pet Cause" (Sept. 13) reflects the L.A. Times at its affirmative best. Does this mark a possible return of the recently retired Sunday Profile? DAVID LEWIS Piedmont
March 2, 1985 |
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced Friday that he and his wife, Mila, are expecting their fourth child early in September. Their other children are Caroline, 10; Benedict, 8, and Mark, 5.
April 15, 2008
FANS were given the power to decide whether Mark or Roger will join Ali and Kelly in the race for the title of "The Biggest Loser" and a $250,000 prize. The finale airs tonight on NBC. Here's what readers had to say online: -- I find that permitting the "audience," at this late stage of the game, to decide whether it will be Mark or Roger is definitely male chauvinistic. -- Phyllis I hope you leave Roger on. . . . I like Mark. . . . but I think [he] came to the show with an attitude.