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January 23, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Kevin O'Neill has either the best sports job in America or the worst. He coaches USC men's basketball. He stood in a hallway Thursday night, minutes after his team had blown a game it had under control by frittering away a 15-point lead, and lost to Washington State. He was frustrated, angry, disappointed in his players' efforts, probably disappointed in himself. And he said the same thing his predecessor, Tim Floyd, had said three years earlier, early in his second season, standing in the same spot in the same hallway at the Galen Center, which had just opened.
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March 20, 2014 | By Philip Brandes
Eugene O'Neill's last full-length play, “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” has always suffered somewhat from “The Godfather III” syndrome, eclipsed by the other two late-career masterpieces that rescued O'Neill's fading reputation and cemented his place among the greatest American playwrights. “Moon” may lack the epic scope of “The Iceman Cometh” or the unsparing autobiographical deconstruction of “Long Day's Journey Into Night,” but its more intimately focused bittersweet romantic heart still captivates.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1986 | CHALON SMITH
"The Haunted One" at Orange Coast College is not so much a biography of Eugene O'Neill as an often unwieldy pastiche of the trailblazing American playwright's work. OCC instructor John Ferzacca engineered this homage, having pored through the dramatist's several award-winning plays (three Pulitzer Prizes and the 1936 Nobel Prize) and personal writings in an attempt to, as the program notes, "explain who he was and why."
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | By John Cherwa
Goldencents, who earlier this year was considered a strong Kentucky Derby horse, set blistering early fractions and held on to win the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile for trainer Doug O'Neill. Goldencents, winner of the Santa Anita Derby, went off at 6-1 in the Kentucky Derby but failed miserably, finishing 17th, almost 50 lengths behind after being eased. He came back two weeks later to win to finish fifth in the Preakness. Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino is part-owner of the horse.
NEWS
August 2, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of Orange County's pioneer developers of planned communities, the Mission Viejo Co., will be sold to J.F. Shea Co., an expanding Southern California building firm, it was announced Friday. The deal is expected to fetch more than $400 million, although terms were not disclosed by Philip Morris Cos. Inc., which has owned the Mission Viejo Co. since 1972. Shea will acquire about 900 acres of undeveloped land in Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo, and 3,600 acres in Colorado.
SPORTS
April 17, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER
The individual titles in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. men's gymnastics championships went to specialists, as usual, some of them the same ones who won last year. The only all-arounders to win were Houston Baptist's Miguel Rubio on high bar and Nebraska's Kevin Davis on parallel bars. In floor exercise, Temple senior Chris Wyatt beat the defending champion, New Mexico's Chad Fox, scoring a 9.90. Fox and Chris McKee of Illinois scored a 9.85. But you didn't need a score to separate them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1990 | JANE HULSE
Graffiti, which can be the signature of gang members, is costing cities and other agencies in Ventura County a bundle to remove, and some officials say it's only getting worse. This year, the tab for graffiti removal in Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard is expected to run about $275,000. Smaller cities are straining to absorb the cost in their maintenance budgets. Public agencies also are getting socked with removal costs.
NEWS
February 11, 2009 | Tom O'Neil, The Gold Derby blog is at TheEnvelope.com.
We gathered TheEnvelope.com's Oscar gurus to ask them about their picks for this year's awards. As it turns out, there was a surprising amount of agreement among the three, with all giving the best director and picture nods to Danny Boyle and "Slumdog Millionaire" ("Doubt," "Frost/Nixon" and "The Reader" split the small-movie vote, says Pete Hammond, with "Benjamin Button" coming in second). Here is a sampling of their other picks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1989
Without fanfare, quietly, the County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal to turn O'Neill Regional Park into a Rancho Santa Margarita Country Club. The park is a quiet respite from ever increasing urbanization. Now, in addition to being threatened by encroaching housing tracts, the wilderness park is threatened by proposals to add tennis courts, swimming pools, playing fields, paved motorcycle trails and an amphitheater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1994
Having read your excellent article about Tip O'Neill ("Tip O'Neill Dies at 81; Five-Term Speaker of House," Jan. 6), may I offer a footnote about his talent for maintaining warm friendships even with his most ardent political adversaries, if he liked and respected them personally. In such cases, of course, the feeling was invariably mutual, as clearly demonstrated by his relationship with President George Bush. In November, 1988, the votes had hardly been counted when President-elect Bush picked up the telephone and urged Tip O'Neill, then the retired House Speaker, to be his ambassador to Ireland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The turnover at the top of the California Lottery continues with Robert O'Neil deciding to step down at the end of the day Monday after 18 months as director. The lottery will be headed on an interim basis by Chief Deputy Director Paula LaBrie until Gov. Jerry Brown makes a new appointment, according to Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the lottery. Brown removed Joan Borucki as lottery director shortly after his election in 2010, and the post was filled on an interim basis by Linh Nguyen until the governor appointed O'Neill, who was a principal at KPMG.
SPORTS
May 1, 2013 | By Chris Korman
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Derby favorite Orb comes from one of the country's oldest racing families, with ties to the greatest horses of the era. The second choice, Verrazano, is a product of Todd Pletcher's new-school empire; he's one of five the trainer is sending to the post. The third favorite, Goldencents, comes from the trainer who, a year ago, lost the chance to run for a Triple Crown when his horse withdrew with an injury a day before the Belmont Stakes. All three drew favorable starting spots Wednesday in the post-position draw for Saturday's 139th Run for the Roses, and they were established as the horses to beat by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia.
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May 1, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents. The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest celebrity in town, Rick Pitino. He coached Louisville's basketball team to the NCAA title a month ago and now has a shot at an all-time strange daily double - NCAA and Kentucky Derby titles. Pitino owns 5% of Goldencents, an investment of $3,100 made last summer at Del Mar when he heard about the horse and asked in on the action.
SPORTS
April 6, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Apparently, trainer Doug O'Neill has taken the name of his most famous horse literally. Saturday, he decided, I'll Have Another. So, here we go again. If race fans have that feeling of "Groundhog Day," nobody could blame them. The O'Neill Show, a smash hit a year ago, will be a repeat headliner on horse racing's most prestigious stage, the Kentucky Derby. That was achieved in front of 33,005, when O'Neill's Goldencents won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, one of the prestigious prep races for the sport's most prestigious race.
SPORTS
April 4, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
It was a year ago that trainer Doug O'Neill's fortunes began to turn, by a nose, at the Santa Anita Derby. He hopes to duplicate that magic this weekend. His horse, I'll Have Another, edged the favorite, Creative Cause, to win the Santa Anita Derby in 2012. A month later I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby, for O'Neill's first victory in a Triple Crown race. If anyone was happier last year than O'Neill after the Kentucky Derby, it was his then-9-year-old son, Daniel, who was promised a hot tub if O'Neill made it to the winner's circle.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Two of New York's most prominent experimental troupes, the Wooster Group and Richard Maxwell's New York City Players, have joined forces to tackle a trio of early one-act dramas written by Eugene O'Neill about seafaring men and that vast expanse of briny rootlessness that is their existential home. There are, in short, three contrasting sensibilities at work in this production of "Early Plays," which opened Thursday at REDCAT, where it runs through Sunday. But they are united in their desire to cleanse the palate of theatergoers accustomed to a menu of stale and flavorless familiarity.
NEWS
December 3, 1987 | United Press International
Former House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. had no cancer in his enlarged prostate gland, a pathology report released today showed. Hospital officials said O'Neill, 74, was in good condition at Brigham and Women's Hospital, three days after surgery to remove most of his enlarged prostate, a common condition in older men. The prostate surgery Monday was O'Neill's second operation in 12 days. On Nov. 18, O'Neill underwent a colostomy, including the removal of cancerous rectal tumor.
MAGAZINE
January 6, 2002
In "How the Prize Changed Their Lives" (by Jeff Gottlieb, Dec. 2), Ernest Hemingway's famous words are quoted: "No son of a bitch that ever won the Nobel Prize ever wrote anything worth reading afterward." The most notable exception to Hemingway's rule, however, is Eugene O'Neill. No fewer than five of O'Neill's greatest plays--"The Iceman Cometh," "A Moon for the Misbegotten," "Hughie," "A Touch of the Poet" and his masterpiece, "Long Day's Journey Into Night"--were written after he had won the Nobel Prize.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013
The Wooster Group and New York City Players tackle Eugene O'Neil's "Glencairn" plays — "Bound East for Cardiff" (1914), "The Long Voyage Home" (1917) and "The Moon of the Caribbees" (1918). Together, the tales of roughousing sailors take on a poignant, lonely resonance. This performance features cast members from both companies directed by Richard Maxwell. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 Thu.-Sat, 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $45 and $50. http://www.redcat.org.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
As USC's interim basketball coach, Bob Cantu has a modest record of 4-3 — a mark that looks a lot better considering that the Trojans were 7-10 when Kevin O'Neill was fired and Cantu promoted about a month ago. Before the switch, USC not only was losing more than it was winning, it was doing so by scoring an average of 64.4 points per game. Since Cantu has taken over, the Trojans are averaging 72 points per game — a scoring figure they surpassed only twice with O'Neill. Guard J.T. Terrell says Cantu has taken "the leash" off the team.
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