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November 21, 2006 |
Comic Michael Richards apologized Monday for a Friday-night tirade during his stand-up show at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood during which he used profanities and racial slurs directed at blacks. The 57-year-old actor who gained fame as Kramer, the wacky neighbor on "Seinfeld," offered his apology during an appearance on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." It was taped in the afternoon and wound up on the "CBS Evening News With Katie Couric."
February 22, 1992
Donald Trump proposes to free Mike Tyson after his rape conviction on the condition that he donate his earnings to rape victims. That is as ludicrous as freeing Jeffrey Dahmer on the condition that he become a vegetarian. MICHAEL A. KRAMER Los Angeles
May 10, 1998
Michael Kramer had three hits and two runs batted in to help Pepperdine beat San Francisco, 5-4, in the first game of a West Coast Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday, but the Dons salvaged a split with a 4-2 victory in the second game. Pepperdine (31-22, 20-9 in conference play) scored all of its runs in the first inning of the opener, capped by Kramer's two-run double. Steve Zorn, who had three hits for the Waves in the two games, singled home Josh Oder with the first run.
September 1, 1999
* Marsha Ferber will discuss and sign "Prescription for Robust Health" at 7 tonight at Borders Books and Music, 429 S. Associated Road, Brea. * Writer Luis Gonzalez will speak at the Writer's Series meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble, 13712 Jamboree Road, Irvine.
May 6, 2008 |
Increased breast-feeding during the first months of life appears to raise a child's verbal IQ, according to a study of nearly 14,000 children that was released Monday. The study in Archives of General Psychiatry found that 6-year-olds whose mothers were part of a program that encouraged them to breast-feed had verbal IQs that were an average of 7.5 points higher than those of children in a control group.
November 26, 2006 |
Cartoonists gave thanks last week for a scorn-ucopia of easy pickings. There was Hanoi Dubya (it was just as he remembered it from the Swift Boat ads!), the O.J. book, then the booklash, then Michael Richards' (Kramer's) appalling racial rant and obligatory apology. (Good thing O.J. wasn't at the Laugh Factory.) We dined on plenty of traditional Thanksgiving leftovers -- think post-election turkeys, political gravy trains and pilgrims-asillegal-immigrants -- and handfuls of low-hanging fruit.