June 4, 1987 |
Andres Segovia, Marquis of Salobrena by royal decree and sovereign of the guitar by universal acclaim, has died at his home in Madrid, it was reported Wednesday. The ultimate virtuoso of his instrument was 94 when he died. He had been hospitalized with heart problems in New York last April during what proved to be his final tour. Dr.
June 28, 2012 |
A selection-by-selection look at the 2012 NBA draft: No. 1 New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, 6-11, 222, Kentucky, power forward Davis knew he would be the No. 1 pick before it was determined which team would get the selection. He is the centerpiece of New Orleans' attempt to revive the team without Chris Paul. While Davis needs to add muscle and develop in the post, he is a long, athletic wing player who is a very talented rebounder and shot blocker. He can defend multiple positions and is a very tough player.
February 10, 2013 |
In ever-evolving Palm Springs, a downtown inn will be converted to a Hard Rock Hotel as the desert city continues to crank up its appeal for younger, hipper visitors. By year's end, Hotel Zoso on Indian Canyon Drive is to be turned into a 160-room Hard Rock, where guests can borrow electric Fender guitars to noodle on in their rooms or check out a fancy sound mixer to practice their DJ skills. PHOTOS: The five tallest buildings in L.A. There are Hard Rock brand hotels, casinos and restaurants across the nation and in several countries.
May 10, 2008 |
Is Mercury headed for the junkyard? Speculation is mounting that Ford Motor Co., preoccupied with reviving its Ford and Lincoln brands, might decide to retire the Mercury nameplate rather than spend scarce resources trying to restore its former luster. Despite denials from Ford, the conjecture got a boost last week when Jerome York, a former auto executive and advisor to billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, said shedding the brand would be a smart move for the struggling automaker.
May 19, 2009 |
Jason Marquis outdueled Derek Lowe, and Dexter Fowler drove in one run and scored another in the Colorado Rockies' 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Marquis (5-3) scattered five hits and gave up one run in eight innings to end a two-start losing streak. He struck out three and walked three. Lowe (5-2) was trying to become the National League's first six-game winner. He gave up two runs, three hits and one walk in eight innings, losing for the first time in five starts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1995
Father Clif Marquis' article, "Sorting Out Religion, Politics and History" (Commentary, Nov. 23), is an awe-inspiring, poignant, powerful statement (made the more forceful by Conrad's cartoon alongside) reminding us of the historical imperative to protect our vital church-and-state separation of powers. Those who seek to do otherwise sow the seeds of historical regression, which would destroy hard-won personal liberties in the name of "saving our souls"! SHELDON H. KARDENER Santa Monica As a fellow Catholic, it saddens me greatly that Marquis would stoop to such a mean-spirited attack on the religious right of this country.