June 5, 1994 |
Early April, early innings. Michael Jordan is called out on a close pitch, and he doesn't like it. He stomps around the batter's box, goes face-to-face with umpire Andy Fletcher, and angrily flings his bat toward the dugout. Mid-May, middle innings. Jordan is called out--again by Fletcher--for sliding out of the basepath trying to break up a double play. The interference ruling with the bases loaded is a big one, and Birmingham Barons manager Terry Francona goes crazy and gets ejected.
April 13, 2004 |
Watching Michael Learned as a nonagenarian in the last scene of "Driving Miss Daisy" in the Rubicon Theatre production in Ventura is sobering in a way that goes beyond the character. Many of us first saw Learned as the vigorous backwoods mother of "The Waltons" three decades ago. Now she's tottering around the stage of the Laurel, carefully anticipating and measuring every tiny movement. At first it seems as if she won't speak in this scene.
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January 7, 2008 |
Every Wednesday at the Sydney M. Irmas Transitional Living Center in North Hollywood, Michael Guggenheim teaches a handful of students how to type their names and basic phrases in Microsoft Word and how to work with math, vocabulary and typing programs. At a recent tutoring session, Michael moved between the laptops used by shelter residents Alicia Lewis and Heaven Sanders, both 7. He coached them for 30 minutes on typing their names, then switched to a half hour of vocabulary and math games.
March 29, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Michael Robertson put the bag of chemicals in an inside pocket of his sport coat, the pump in the other. He snaked the tubes between the buttons of his shirt to the port in his chest. He adjusted his tie to cover them. Then he sat down in a cavernous room in the White House complex and pulled his chair close to the table, hiding the bulges. Robertson, an aide to President Obama, was meeting with top officials from federal agencies working to implement the Affordable Care Act. He was also in treatment for stage IV colorectal cancer.
April 26, 1989 |
Columbia Pictures Television has a 13-episode order from ABC for a new comedy series, "Sal Man," starring Andrew Dice Clay. Ed. Weinberger is to be executive producer and Ginda Wendkos the writer for the planned mid-season entry. Also at Columbia, Michael Learned has been set to star in "Living Dolls," a spinoff from "Who's the Boss?"
May 21, 1998 |
It's difficult to think of a young Sissy Spacek as the girl next door--unless, perhaps, you live at the Bates Motel. She was no Gidget or That Girl. In "Badlands" (1973), she was a murderer's accomplice. In the TV movie "Katherine" (1975), a terrorist. And you sure wouldn't want to cross her in "Carrie" (1976). So when you see her in 1973's "The Townie" episode from the first season of "The Waltons" (Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on TNN), it's natural to be a little leery.