April 17, 1993 |
Second-seeded Todd Martin, at times frustrated by gusting winds, came back from a 3-1 deficit in the final set to beat Mikael Pernfors, 6-4, 7-5, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships Friday at Charlotte, N.C. Martin, ranked No. 44 and the highest-seeded player left in the U.S. Tennis Assn. national championship event, will face third-seeded Jaime Yzaga in today's semifinals. "I was really nervous about the wind so I moved my feet well," Martin said.
March 27, 1989 |
About 70 highlights--including one of 23 known copies of the Declaration of Independence worth $400,000 to $600,000--from an upcoming auction of H. Bradley Martin's vast library go on view at Sotheby's Beverly Hills office today and Tuesday. Among the $6-million worth of items on view will be George Washington's copy of "The Federalist Papers" (estimated to bring $250,000 to $400,000) and Ptolemy's "Cosmographia," a group of hand-colored maps from the 15th Century ($300,000 to $400,000).
June 3, 1988 |
New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin was fined $1,000 and suspended for three games Thursday by the American League for kicking and throwing dirt on umpire Dale Scott after being thrown out of a game. "There is no excuse sufficient enough to warrant dirt being kicked and thrown on an umpire," AL President Bobby Brown said. "I have warned Billy that this type of action must cease and that, if repeated, it could result in harsher penalties."
October 29, 1989
It is interesting to note that Ralph David Abernathy is vice-president of the board of directors of the American Freedom Coalition, one of the most ferociously right-wing, allegedly Moonie-backed groups that currently exists in the United States. Is his biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. truly a quest for truth, or is it one more attempt to discredit those men and women who fight for the civil liberties of the disenfranchised? VIRGINIA URIBE, Los Angeles
September 11, 2013 |
The most quietly terrifying presence in film today belongs to a gray-haired, 64-year-old French actor with a Danish name. If you are familiar with Niels Arestrup's work, you don't need any convincing. If you're not, "You Will Be My Son" is all the persuading you'll need. Best known for his two films with Jacques Audiard, "A Prophet" and "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" - both of which won him Cesars for supporting actor - Arestrup has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" and, more recently, Belgian director Joachim Lafosse's grueling "Our Children.
February 7, 2013 |
An appealing and capable cast keeps the flicker of hope alive that Joanna Murray-Smith's play "The Gift" will be worth our time despite the mounting evidence to the contrary. But by the end of this 90-minute comedy even the actors seem done in by the effort of sustaining the illusion that there's something important going on. Murray-Smith, you might recall, is the Australian playwright who gave us "The Female of the Species," the low-wattage farce starring Annette Bening in the Geffen Playhouse's 2010 production.