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July 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has gone somewhere that not even the Angels' Mike Scioscia or Dodgers' Don Mattingly have dared to go: the Ouija board. Before the start of an Independance Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Washington, Johnson admitted that he's "going crazy" when it comes to putting together a Nationals lineup in an attempt to shake the club from a hitting slump. "My Ouija board is just, I'm having a problem with it," Johnson told reporters Thursday morning.
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July 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has gone somewhere that not even the Angels' Mike Scioscia or Dodgers' Don Mattingly have dared to go: the Ouija board. Before the start of an Independance Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Washington, Johnson admitted that he's "going crazy" when it comes to putting together a Nationals lineup in an attempt to shake the club from a hitting slump. "My Ouija board is just, I'm having a problem with it," Johnson told reporters Thursday morning.
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November 26, 1992 | COLIN McENROE, THE HARTFORD COURANT
You want scary? When Deborah Crowley was about 16, she began messing around with a Ouija board somebody had picked up at a dime store. She and her friends asked the board questions and found themselves apparently in touch with a male spirit who entertained romantic impulses toward Crowley. What a riot. But Crowley started having some peculiar experiences. She felt something touch her when nothing was there.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
James Franco seems way too preoccupied in his experimental art projects (and day job as an actor) to care about something as superficial as appearance, but that doesn't mean we don't have to look at him. When images of the Oscar nominee surfaced from "Spring Breakers," his latest project from director Harmony Korine, the looking-at-him task got a bit difficult thanks to his rapper character's loud tattoos and Kevin Federline-esque cornrows....
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 1987
What's being billed as "the world's largest Ouija board" will be out in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum Friday (the 13th) at 4 p.m., with 35 contestants on hand to play the 12-by-7-foot board. A publicist says they'll be "summoning the psychic energy of the ghost" that reportedly hangs there. It's all to hype the opening of Cinema Group's horror pic, "Witchboard" (a nickname for Ouija board).
NEWS
March 13, 1992 | NONA YATES
If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13, you're probably still in bed, hiding under the covers. But if you have only a mild aversion to Friday the 13th, there are ways to get into the spirit of the day. The Ouija board, developed in the 19th Century by William and Isaac Fuld, is often associated with Friday the 13th. The boards were first marketed in 1967 by Parker Brothers, makers of less supernaturally volatile games, like Monopoly, a company spokeswoman says.
SPORTS
December 21, 1996
I am mystified by the glorification of Clipper Coach Bill Fitch for his having achieved the distinction of being the all-time losing coach in NBA history. Mr. Fitch's record is no coincidence, since he is in fact one of the worst coaches in NBA history, notwithstanding his decades-ago success with sure-fire winners like Larry Bird in Boston and Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston. His principal talent seems to lie in getting inept owners such as Donald Sterling to hire him. Fitch is rigid and unimaginative and seems to make substitutions based on the use of a Ouija board.
BOOKS
March 12, 2006 | Robert Polito, Robert Polito is the author of "A Reader's Guide to James Merrill's A Changing Light at Sandover" and "Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson." He directs the writing program at the New School.
A 560-page poem about the other world drawn from some 25 years of conversing with spirits at the Ouija board, James Merrill's "The Changing Light at Sandover" inevitably calibrates among the strangest performances in American literature. But what else is new? From Whitman, Dickinson, Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe and Melville through Stein, Williams, Pound, Eliot, Hart Crane and Zukofsky, the instigators of the American tradition (or is it anti-tradition?
NEWS
September 11, 1992 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sterling Idea for Safe Sex About a year ago, Sherman Oaks' Steve Cohen had one of those light-bulb-goes-on-over-the-head experiences. He came up with an idea whose time has probably come. The once-starving actor is the designer and manufacturer of what could be lifesaving jewelry. Each silver-plated piece in his Rendez-vous line has a compartment designed to carry a condom. There are bracelets and key chains for men and women, ID bracelets and necklaces with lockets.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
James Franco seems way too preoccupied in his experimental art projects (and day job as an actor) to care about something as superficial as appearance, but that doesn't mean we don't have to look at him. When images of the Oscar nominee surfaced from "Spring Breakers," his latest project from director Harmony Korine, the looking-at-him task got a bit difficult thanks to his rapper character's loud tattoos and Kevin Federline-esque cornrows....
BOOKS
March 12, 2006 | Robert Polito, Robert Polito is the author of "A Reader's Guide to James Merrill's A Changing Light at Sandover" and "Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson." He directs the writing program at the New School.
A 560-page poem about the other world drawn from some 25 years of conversing with spirits at the Ouija board, James Merrill's "The Changing Light at Sandover" inevitably calibrates among the strangest performances in American literature. But what else is new? From Whitman, Dickinson, Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe and Melville through Stein, Williams, Pound, Eliot, Hart Crane and Zukofsky, the instigators of the American tradition (or is it anti-tradition?
SPORTS
October 25, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
Sometimes, the signs are easy to read. New England wins the Super Bowl without a dominant running back, then acquires Corey Dillon during the off-season. Philadelphia reaches three consecutive NFC title games without a pass receiver worthy of Donovan McNabb's interest, then adds Terrell Owens to the lineup. Reflex reaction then: Forget the wild hunches. Don't play the who's-this-year's-Carolina guessing game.
OPINION
October 21, 2004 | MAX BOOT, Max Boot is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
With all that's gone wrong in Iraq, critics of the war can take a certain grim satisfaction in being vindicated. Why on Earth didn't President Bush listen to their warnings, which now appear eerily prescient? Just recall what antiwar advocates said: Sen. John Kerry: "I do not believe our nation is prepared for war. If we do go to war, for years people will ask why Congress gave in. They will ask why there was such a rush to so much death and destruction when it did not have to happen."
WORLD
March 15, 2003 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
For all the billions of dollars' worth of supersonic aircraft and high-tech gadgetry on this nuclear-powered carrier, tracking the frantic choreography of flight operations comes down to the players at the ship's "Ouija board." With up to 200 takeoffs and landings each day, plus the taxiing, parking, fueling and repair of the air wing's 70-plus aircraft, flight deck movements are too fast and furious to plug into a computer for a digital display of the deck scene.
SPORTS
December 21, 1996
I am mystified by the glorification of Clipper Coach Bill Fitch for his having achieved the distinction of being the all-time losing coach in NBA history. Mr. Fitch's record is no coincidence, since he is in fact one of the worst coaches in NBA history, notwithstanding his decades-ago success with sure-fire winners like Larry Bird in Boston and Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston. His principal talent seems to lie in getting inept owners such as Donald Sterling to hire him. Fitch is rigid and unimaginative and seems to make substitutions based on the use of a Ouija board.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | CLARK ALLEN, Clark Allen, 13, of Redondo Beach, is an eighth grader at Manhattan Beach Intermediate School. He has a sister, Claire, 12, who has two friends named--you guessed it--Jody and Jennings
It was a stormy Halloween night and the full moon was partially covered by clouds. Three girls, named Claire, Jody and Jennings, were having a big Halloween sleep-over party. Claire's mother came down the stairs, stopped at the bottom and said, "Claire, I'm going to an office party. Now you and your friends behave yourselves." Claire replied, "OK, Mom." When her mother had left, Claire asked Jody and Jennings what they wanted to do. "Let's use the Ouija board," Jody said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1986 | KRISTINE McKENNA
Joe Sam attempts to correct history books with his "The Black West Series," which makes the point that not every black American of the 19th Century could be found south of the Mason-Dixon line polishing Miss Scarlett's silver. Unbeknownst to the movie industry (which has done more than its share to foster misconceptions regarding world history), there were black cowpokes, rustlers, prospectors and rodeo stars.
NEWS
February 12, 1987 | Al Martinez
I am sitting here breathing deeply, fingers poised over the keys of my word processor, waiting for word from my mother, who is in the spirit world. I was told by clairvoyant Ray Hayes that she was anxious to contact me, and that I either should buy a Ouija board or sit in a quiet room with a pen and paper and wait for her to move the pen. "Close your eyes," he said, "and take a few deep breaths and you'll be surprised."
NEWS
November 26, 1992 | COLIN McENROE, THE HARTFORD COURANT
You want scary? When Deborah Crowley was about 16, she began messing around with a Ouija board somebody had picked up at a dime store. She and her friends asked the board questions and found themselves apparently in touch with a male spirit who entertained romantic impulses toward Crowley. What a riot. But Crowley started having some peculiar experiences. She felt something touch her when nothing was there.
NEWS
September 11, 1992 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sterling Idea for Safe Sex About a year ago, Sherman Oaks' Steve Cohen had one of those light-bulb-goes-on-over-the-head experiences. He came up with an idea whose time has probably come. The once-starving actor is the designer and manufacturer of what could be lifesaving jewelry. Each silver-plated piece in his Rendez-vous line has a compartment designed to carry a condom. There are bracelets and key chains for men and women, ID bracelets and necklaces with lockets.
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