March 25, 2009 |
A parrot whose cries of alarm alerted his owner when a little girl choked on her breakfast has been honored as a hero. Willie, a Quaker parrot, was given the Denver Red Cross chapter's Animal Lifesaver Award last week. In November, Willie's owner, Megan Howard, was baby-sitting a toddler, Hannah. Howard left the room and the little girl started to choke on her breakfast. Willie repeatedly yelled "Mama, baby" and flapped his wings until Howard returned to find Hannah turning blue.
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September 16, 2008 |
Three years ago, Gregory Lintner walked away with only scrapes and bruises from a Metrolink train crash in Glendale that killed 11 people. One woman, bloodied and badly injured, called the Army veteran a "hero" for staying by her side as they waited for emergency crews to arrive. He was OK, Lintner told everyone afterward. He continued riding the train. Then on Friday, the unthinkable happened. Lintner, 48, was once again caught in a deadly Metrolink accident. This time, he was among the 25 people killed when their commuter train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train.
March 16, 2008
"IRON MAN" looks great ["A Hero Complex," March 9]. Marvel Studios looks like a winner. But Geoff Boucher overlooked the single biggest reason for Marvel's rebirth in Hollywood: the highly rated, 1992-97 TV show, "X-Men: The Animated Series." For 30 years Marvel Comics had had no luck translating its "serious" vision to film or television. Networks and studios didn't get it, or it was dumbed down. Then Fox Kids TV executives Margaret Loesch and Sidney Iwanter pushed through and supervised the first series that respected the creations of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and their colleagues.
August 19, 2007 |
So I spent much of Saturday putting together a "these people live among you" column, becoming more and more depressed by the minute before going in a completely different direction. I had gone to Las Vegas, asked Kobe Bryant a series of questions about the questions that he had raised about his future with the Lakers and was now reading e-mail from people who were really ticked off because I was bothering their hero.
December 23, 2006
SORRY, but in this day of plastic and soulless heroes, Kenneth Turan is not going to take away one of our last movie heroes ["Punch Drunk and Down for the Count," Dec. 20]. I'm sure this film is probably intended to play out to a certain demographic, of which I'm included, but there are lots of us out here who actually place values in front of mere spectacle. "Rocky Balboa" effectively and entertainingly addresses the generation gap between young and old, father and son, old school and new. It's pointless to allow real-world logistics to stand in the way of a chance to revisit a very real hero in the minds of those of us who believe.
October 22, 2006 |
THE critically lauded "Battlestar Galactica," Sci Fi Channel's remake of the fluffy 1978 television series, was politically minded from the outset. The 2003 miniseries began with the genocide of billions of people in a Sept. 11-like attack by the Cylons, a mysterious race of robots. The show, now in its third season, has mostly been set in space, as the survivors on the Battlestar fleet have tried to evade the Cylons.