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January 7, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Paloma, a pint-size Boston bull terrier with the persona of a Mafia hit man, is in ferocious and noisy pursuit of a plastic bottle cap that has lodged beneath the sofa in Michael Learned's living room. The itty-bitty dog barks and cries plaintively until the actress, who is trying to give an interview, can no longer ignore her pleas. She moves the coffee table out of the way, gets down on her hands and knees and peers beneath the couch.
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March 29, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Ralph Waite, best known for starring in the CBS series "The Waltons" from 1972 to 1981, died Thursday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 85.  The actor played John Walton Sr., the kind-hearted patriarch of a large, poor family living in rural Virginia in the Great Depression. The wholesome series, which also starred Michael Learned as his wife, Olivia, and Richard Thomas as his eldest son John-Boy, famously ended with a vignette in which the family said goodnight as they turned off the lights.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Ralph Waite, best known for starring in the CBS series "The Waltons" from 1972 to 1981, died Thursday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 85.  The actor played John Walton Sr., the kind-hearted patriarch of a large, poor family living in rural Virginia in the Great Depression. The wholesome series, which also starred Michael Learned as his wife, Olivia, and Richard Thomas as his eldest son John-Boy, famously ended with a vignette in which the family said goodnight as they turned off the lights.
SPORTS
June 5, 1994 | BEN WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2004 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
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.
NATIONAL
March 29, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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?"
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1992 | DONALD CHASE, Donald Chase is a free-lance writer based in New York.
In the garish, lantern-hung cha-cha palace created within Kowloon's Mongkok Neighborhood Centre, the fearful dancers have ceded the floor to five burly, brawl-hungry British sailors and their comparatively slight Asian adversary, Jason Scott Lee. The young Asian, in the black pegged pants of a Hong Kong sharpie of 1962, begins by disabling the most belligerent Brit, boatswain Nick Brandon, with a swift kick to the groin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2004 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Paloma, a pint-size Boston bull terrier with the persona of a Mafia hit man, is in ferocious and noisy pursuit of a plastic bottle cap that has lodged beneath the sofa in Michael Learned's living room. The itty-bitty dog barks and cries plaintively until the actress, who is trying to give an interview, can no longer ignore her pleas. She moves the coffee table out of the way, gets down on her hands and knees and peers beneath the couch.
SPORTS
June 5, 1994 | BEN WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2000
Michael Learned ("The Waltons") and Andrea Evans ("The Bold and the Beautiful") will head a celebrity cast in special benefit performances of Katherine Huston's play "Candles," June 9-10 at 8 p.m. and June 11 at 2 p.m. at Mayfield Senior School's Pike Theatre in Pasadena. Proceeds from the play, about five women who find the "can" in "cancer," will help fund special cancer programs at Pasadena's Huntington Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $75 for the June 9 gala opening, $40 for June 10-11 shows.
NEWS
January 11, 1996
Margaret "Maggi" Henderson, 77, president and partner of the Henderson/Hogan talent agency in New York and Los Angeles. With her partner of 29 years, Jerry Hogan, she was involved in the careers of actors Michael Learned, Tom Selleck, Cleavon Little and Robert Downey Jr., among others. A native of Trinidad, Colo., she grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State and the Juilliard School of Music. She was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Assn. of Talent Agents in 1989.
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