May 4, 1986 |
It has been five weeks since anyone landed the grand prize at the California State Lottery's "Big Spin," and lottery officials are hoping the dry spell won't mean dwindling ticket sales. "I'm getting nervous. We're in a slump. We need a boost--sales aren't what they should be," said Bob Taylor, communications manager for the lottery. When the lottery started last fall, sales averaged $10 million per day. Now they're down to $3 million, said John Schade, assistant director of public affairs.
May 23, 1985 |
Angela Hewitt, daughter of a musical Ottawa family who began her piano lessons at age 3, has won the $15,000 first prize in the 1985 International Bach Piano Competition. She was selected over three other finalists by a 12-member international jury. Konstanze Eichorst of West Germany won the $10,000 second prize; Evgeni Koroliov of the Soviet Union, now a resident of West Germany, was third, winning $5,000; and Moscow-Born Boris Slutsky of New York City was fourth, picking up $2,500.
April 7, 1987 |
Thomas Otten, a 26-year-old pianist from Los Angeles, won first prize in San Diego State University's Joseph Fisch Piano Competition. The four top finalists were presented in a public recital Saturdqy evening in the university's Smith Recital Hall. The judges divided the $2,000 grand prize equally between Otten and Reiko Uchida, a 16-year-old Torrance musician who was awarded first prize in the junior division.
December 27, 1987 |
Joan Jones, a water district office manager from Carmichael, doubled a jackpot worth nearly $6 million to win $11.75 million Saturday, the second largest prize won in the state lottery's Big Spin. "I'm still the same me, little Joanie," Jones, 53, said in a telephone interview. She said she plans to keep her $17,000-a-year job with the Del Paso Manor Water District in Sacramento.
April 8, 1989 |
Fifteen works on black themes by promising film makers will be shown this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Four Star Theatre, 5112 Wilshire Blvd., as part of the 11th annual Black Talkies on Parade, organized by the Black American Cinema Society. The first-prize winner, carrying a cash award of $1,500, is Sandra Sharp's "Tribes," which makes ingenious use of graphics and animation to shape the charmingly wry, tender story of a young girl confronting her mixed African and American Indian heritages.
March 12, 2013 |
America, you've got Gina McDonald all wrong. "The Biggest Loser" contestant said she has shed many tears watching herself on TV this season and said that viewers were only seeing one side of her -- the side that whined, kicked, screamed and pouted like a baby, and committed the most unspeakable crime possible at the ranch: lashing out at Bob Harper. (Worse, she lashed out at Bob even though he has been unwavering in his support of her.) But this week, she said, America saw the real Gina, the graceful, gracious Southern woman who took it all in sweet stride when she was eliminated after falling below the red line for failing to lose enough weight.
August 10, 1986 |
A $100,000 pro-am golf tournament featuring PGA tour players and members of the Senior PGA tour is scheduled for next June at the Oakmont Country Club. The first prize in the June 29-30 tournament will be $25,000, with the minimum pro prize $1,000, according to tournament founder Frank B. Fuhrer Jr., an insurance company and beer distributor executive. "I want it to be a pretty elite event," Fuhrer said.