November 28, 1987 |
The Thai government on Friday released all 33 people held in jail for an abortive 1985 coup. The pardons were made as a mark of national unity for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th birthday celebrations on Dec. 5, Gen. Prachuab Suntharankun, the interior minister, said.
August 26, 1986
Darrell Waltrip of Franklin, Tenn., has become the first stock car racer to amass $7 million in career winnings, NASCAR officials said. Waltrip reached that mark when he won the Busch 500 Saturday night in Bristol, Tenn.
June 2, 2000 |
"Two Men Losing Their Minds" is really two actors desperately trying to find the right comedic tone to pull off a dark "romantic comedy" in this Moving Arts production at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Michael Moss sets his piece in an AIDS hospice in 1993, beginning with Mark (Brad Henson) being comforted by Sandra (Brian Newkirk), the head of the hospice, on admittance. Dementia has already taken hold of Mark, who finds himself rooming with gab-fest Walter (also Newkirk).
June 3, 2006
Roger Clemens has become the proverbial groundhog of Major League Baseball. He returns every June to pitch half a season for the Astros. Of course, unlike the groundhog, Roger does not see his shadow but instead sees about 12 million reasons why his retirement should again be put on hold. MARK S. ROTH Los Angeles
February 21, 1987
Shannon Anderson scored 29 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Friday night to lead Point Loma Nazarene to a 67-45 nonconference women's college basketball victory over Christ College of Irvine. Point Loma Nazarene finished its season with a 10-15 record, an improvement over last year's 4-19 mark. Christ College is 13-14.
June 28, 1985 |
The fatality count for AIDS disease has reached a dreaded milestone, the Centers for Disease Control said today: Half the patients are now dead. A total of 11,271 cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome have been reported in this country, and the fatality count this week pushed past the 50% mark, with 5,641 deaths since 1978.
January 15, 2006
WHATEVER you're paying Susan Spano, it's not enough. Her recent column ["A Comfy Home Away From Home," Her World, Jan. 8] is a delight and an example of the useful information and entertaining tidbits that mark her style. She gets a lot of flak -- usually from men -- but, for me, she's right on. DIANE ROEDERSHEIMER Tarzana
November 3, 1996
Prices of alcoholic beverages in some places could drive you to drink. In a recent survey, countries as diverse as Argentina, Monaco and Kazakhstan all broke the $14 mark. Prices for mixedrinks from other selected places: Japan: $13.90 Switzerland: $12.42 Singapore: $11.10 Hong Kong. $9.82 France: $9.42 Russia: $9.17 Brazil: $8.40 Germany: $8.24 United States: $5.39 Britain: $4.91 Australia: $4.33 South Africa: $3.03 Source: Business Traveler International magazine