December 15, 2013 |
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Willie Mitchell won't play for the Kings on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Coach Darryl Sutter said Mitchell is sick and stayed at the team's hotel here instead of coming to the rink for the finale of this four-game trip. “Afternoon games are hard on those old guys,” Sutter said, jokingly. Defenseman Matt Greene, activated last week after he recovered from an upper-body injury, was poised to replace Mitchell and play for the first time since Nov. 2 Mitchell had suffered an apparent upper-body injury in the first period of the Kings' 5-2 victory at Ottawa on Saturday but returned for the second period before skipping the third.
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December 10, 2013
Bill Porter Salesman with cerebral palsy was subject of TV Bill Porter, 81, a former door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, died Dec. 4 at a hospital in Gresham, Ore. The cause was an infection, Shelly Brady, a friend and longtime assistant, told KATU-TV. Determined to make his way through life independently despite his physical challenges, Porter spent decades trudging through Portland neighborhoods selling J.R. Watkins skin care creams and other products.
December 6, 2013 |
Early on in writer-director Jessie McCormack's "Expecting" - about female friendship, marriage and pregnancy - there's an unhurried, amiable but tension-filled vibe that suggests Nicole Holofcener's perceptive comedies. Lizzie (Radha Mitchell) wants a baby, her husband, Peter (John Dore), might not, but they accept an offer from Lizzie's caustic kook of a best friend, Andie (Michelle Monaghan) - pregnant after a one-night stand - to hand over Andie's child to them when born. The movie's early promise fades, however, as an Apatowian crassness descends upon the comic situations, churlishness gets mistaken for rawness, and sweetness starts to feel manipulative instead of natural.
December 1, 2013 |
Little by little, the Kings are starting to adopt some of the speech patterns of a certain Canadian. Some, but not all of Coach Darryl Sutter's favorite sayings. "Park it and move on, right? As Darryl says," Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell said Sunday morning. "Park and ride, right? I think he said it best is that we've done that since he's been here with games we've won. And I think you've got to do that with games you lose. " After their performance in a 2-1 loss to Calgary on Saturday, the Kings will have to park and ride with uncommon speed.
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November 30, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - The musical chairs in California's Legislature continues when voters in a Los Angeles-area Assembly district go to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant seat. One of the three candidates in the contest - all Democrats - is Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, who is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father, Mark Ridley-Thomas, who served in the Legislature before being elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The other candidates are former Culver City Mayor Christopher R. Armenta and John Jake, a real estate broker who is president of the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council.
November 13, 2013 |
Shirley Mitchell, a veteran film and TV actress who was believed to be the last surviving adult cast member of TV's legendary sitcom "I Love Lucy," has died at 94. Mitchell, who played Lucy's friend Marion during the 1953-54 season, died of heart failure at her home in Westwood on Monday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She was the widow of Oscar-winning songwriter Jay Livingston, who cowrote classic tunes including "Que Sera Sera" and "Mona Lisa. " PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 Lucille Ball, who played the title role in "I Love Lucy," died in 1989, the last survivor of the four principals (the others were her husband, Desi Arnaz Sr., along with Vivian Vance and William Frawley, who played their neighbors, Fred and Ethel Mertz)