October 29, 2013 |
Steve Nash might not have a choice about any of this. Father Time has been giving him a full-court press since last season. He'll be 40 in February. So he's on board with the Lakers' experiment that might debut Wednesday at Golden State. Nash could be sitting out the second night of back-to-back situations. "I want to play them all, but if missing the back end of some or all the back-to-backs prevents me from missing a month or two because of injury, then I think it's something you've got to look at," Nash said Tuesday.
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October 11, 2013 |
The nation's oldest full-time national park ranger, who works at the Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond, Calif., recently joined the ranks of the furloughed because of the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. Betty Reid Soskin, 92, is a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Northern California. “At 92, I am very sensitive to the passage of time. We learned about the furlough gradually,” Soskin said told the Associated Press last week.
September 28, 2013 |
It's a line Steve Nash would rather leave off a resume that includes two most-valuable-player awards, 10,249 assists and a record 90.4% accuracy on free throws. He's now the oldest player in the NBA. "It's not a privilege I ever really dreamed about," the 39-year-old said Saturday while encircled by reporters during Lakers media day. "It's pretty strange and I guess surreal in a way. " PHOTOS: Lakers Media Day That would make it like everything else Nash has experienced since becoming a Laker.
September 25, 2013 |
Scientists say they have discovered a fossil of the oldest known vertebrate animal with a jaw -- a strange chimera of a fish that could unseat the shark as a representative of extremely "primitive" jawed fishes and turn our evolutionary understanding of humans' ocean-dwelling ancestors on its head. The new fossil described in the journal Nature, called Entelognathus primordialis , is a 419-million-year-old armored fish from the end of the Silurian period, right before the start of the Devonian, known as the Age of Fishes for their remarkable diversity during that period.
September 5, 2013 |
The World 3-D Film Expo III, which opens Friday and continues through Sept. 15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, has lined up some of the well-known classics of the format's heyday 60 years ago, including 1953's "House of Wax" with Vincent Price, the 1953 musical "Kiss Me Kate" with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ann Miller, and 1954's "Creature From the Black Lagoon" with Julie Adams and the Gill-man. FOR THE RECORD: World 3-D Film Expo: In the Sept. 5 Calendar section, an article about the World 3-D Film Expo misspelled the name of the Arriflex camera as Aeroflex.
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September 3, 2013
Frank Pulli MLB umpire turned to instant replay in '99 Frank Pulli, 78, a longtime umpire for Major League Baseball who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications from Parkinson's disease, according to MLB. Pulli umpired in the National League from 1972 to '99 and worked four World Series, six NL championship series and two All-Star games....
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September 3, 2013 |
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102. Coase, who had been the oldest living Nobel laureate, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, the university announced. No cause was given. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science awarded Coase the 1991 Nobel in economics "for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy.
July 12, 2013 |
Tom Choate does not see what the fuss is about. The 78-year-old Anchorage resident - with an artificial hip he got last year - became the oldest person to summit Mt. McKinley in Alaska's Denali National Park. And all he did was take the climb a little bit slower than everybody else. “I didn't think it was anything but an old goat climbing up a mountain," Choate told the Los Angeles Times in a phone interview Thursday. North America's tallest mountain at 20,320 feet, McKinley has gone from a wildland summit to a tourist destination in Choate's lifetime.
July 10, 2013 |
Morgan Shepherd is scheduled to be the oldest driver to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend at age 71. Shepherd, who made his first Cup start in 1970, is entered for Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the No. 52 Toyota. "This is truly a milestone," Shepherd said on his website, "and I thank all who are involved to help make this happen. " His last start in NASCAR's Cup series was in 2006, when he was 64, also at New Hampshire. Shepherd would break the oldest-driver record held by Jim Fitzgerald, who started a race at age 65 at the now-defunct Riverside (Calif.)
July 8, 2013 |
Don't expect old age to be all golf and cruises: As Americans live longer and longer, more of us should expect to suffer some sort of independence-threatening disability in the final phase of life, two new studies published online Monday suggest. "The public is bombarded with messages that frailty and disability are not inevitable, and the most popular medical personalities assail the public with health messages that healthy living will lead to a long life free of disability to the end of life," wrote UC San Francisco researcher Dr. Alexander K. Smith and colleagues, in JAMA Internal Medicine ( abstract available here )