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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1986
Nakasone predictably is being pilloried for his statements. But was he wrong? Was he really wrong? ROBERT CURLENDER Pasadena
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NEWS
September 10, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There'll be the usual good-sized dose of awards shows this fall, with specials paying tribute to several legends (The Beatles, Jack Benny and Frank Sinatra) particularly notable. In fact, the lineup of awards shows begins Sunday with the Emmys and their bevy of celebrity presenters--and winners. Biographies will look at the lives of sports heroes as well as comedy, television and movie stars, with others exploring stars of the celestial kind.
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SPORTS
May 28, 1988
I guess now we'll really find out if Danny Manning's any good. MATT PEARSON Venice
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1995 | Stuart Cohn, Stuart Cohn is a Los Angeles-based writer
When you think of the music that defines Los Angeles, gangsta rap jumps immediately to mind. Or surf, punk, banda , big-time movie scores. With the world's most diverse population, the city is home to some of the world's most diverse musical styles. So, what's next? Early music, if Keller Coker has his way.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1988
I'm not aware of a male/female equation in the cigar smoking question. The women I know--as well as myself--will object, politely of course, for one reason: Cigar smoke smells really, really bad. KERIN SMITH Santa Barbara
SPORTS
December 1, 1990
Thank you, Steve Springer, for your articulation in expressing the sorrow of former hockey fans such as myself (I lived in Detroit when the NHL consisted of six teams) who would love to see the gratuitous, needless thuggery taken out of the game. Do you think Commissioner John Ziegler will really make substantial changes? I doubt it. WALT KILMANAS Redondo Beach
SPORTS
February 8, 1986
How can the NFL denounce substance abuse while it advertises and encourages the use of alcohol? Alcohol is easily as abused as the substances the NFL is determined to "clean up." If the league really wants to do something, it should start with an announcement that bans the advertising of alcohol. CARL P. SIEGMAN Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1985
Ellen Goodman, the Wailing Wall's best customer, must have been 'way back in the line' when they gave out senses of humor. She has a fit (Editorial Pages, Dec. 13) because the MaidenForm people depicted an imaginary woman doctor clad mainly in attractive lingerie--complaining solemnly that wimmin doctors don't really dress like that. Does Missus Goodman think that O.J. Simpson really hurtles down out of the air into Hertz cars? . . . that Merlin Olson really goes around locker rooms passing out bouquets?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1986
I was struck at the utter hypocrisy of Geffen Records promotion chief Al Coury's comments, coming from an executive in an industry that is choking on its own musically inert product. I thought that his comment about radio not willing to "take a chance on a new artist" was laughable. The record industry is currently pushing on the public one of the most forgetable batches of pop music in years. When the L.A.-based record industry is really willing to take a chance on new artists without squeezing them through a digital meat grinder to make them "accessible" to us, then I'll be happy to listen.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1990 | David J. Fox
Cameras don't roll until September on the Robin Hood saga "Prince of Thieves," and the thriller "Basic Instinct" doesn't shoot until January, but already weekly Variety has run reviews--of the films' screenplays . Editor Peter Bart admits it was "a bit unorthodox" to review the first-draft scripts--which are subject to revision through production--but says, "We have this extraordinary development of scripts that are selling for a million dollars or more. . . .
MAGAZINE
August 6, 1995 | GERALDINE BAUM, Geraldine Baum is a Times staff writer who covers New York City
It's was easier for NASA to fix the carbon dioxide problem on Apollo 13 than it is for an observer to determine the origin of a plate of cold food being picked apart with oversized tweezers by men and women in white lab coats. Yes, another investigation is under way by the consumer advocates at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
NEWS
July 30, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You're 17. Handsome as any TV star. Not only does everyone say so, but you've won a modeling contest in your native Iowa. Your parents reluctantly let you come to L.A. to try to "make it." Brian Gross' story and eight similar tales are the focus of a new Disney Channel series, Hollywood Lives. Told from the viewpoint of aspiring actors, models, comedians and singers ranging in age from 15 to 23, the documentary series follows their quest for stardom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1995 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's the National Enquirer account this week of how Vicki Lawrence "went berserk and tore down a book display" at a Fashion Island bookstore. Then there's Lawrence's own version, which she dished out at a literary luncheon in Irvine on Wednesday--and the audience ate it up. No, she says, she didn't "hit the roof" and wreak havoc, as the Enquirer alleges.
NEWS
May 14, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Viewers have been bombarded in the last year with countless awards shows. And the season for giving isn't over yet. In addition to the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday evening, there's another trophy fete that's a little unusual in tone, which is planted firmly in cheek. "TV's All-Time Favorites" on CBS honors the campy side of TV. Categories include "Favorite TV Bombshells," "Favorite Pets," "Nosy Neighbors," "Cartoon Rivals," "All-Time Favorite Troublemaker" and "All-Time Favorite Hairdo."
MAGAZINE
May 14, 1995 | Tim Heald, English jouralist Tim Heald has written extensively on the royal family. and
When I lived in Santa Fe, N.M., my friends and neighbors struck me as the best sort of American free spirits. They were Republicans and Democrats with small r's and d's, and they had scant respect for authority. Even less for dynasties. Then the Prince of Wales came calling. Charles was on an Armand Hammer-funded enterprise to promote international understanding in somewhere such as Las Cruces.
NEWS
May 11, 1995 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clearly, the couple in their 60s had traveled this conversational road before. You should be more aggressive in pursuing your mother's inheritance, the husband told his wife. That's real money and you're entitled to your share of it, he pressed. Besides, there's that gold-digging sister of yours, and if you don't watch out, she'll walk off with every single cent. . . . "Robert!" interrupted the wife, who at this point had had enough. End of discussion.
SPORTS
March 21, 1992
Since I am Caucasian, I find the name Chicago White Sox highly offensive. ALBERT J. HUSAR Palm Springs
BUSINESS
June 11, 1993 | Associated Press
With shouts of "sooey" from office workers and squeals of delight from small fry, pigs raced in the business district Thursday to kick off the annual World Pork Expo. Pigs tore around a track, sporting racing colors and names such as Rosanne Boar, Tammy Swinnette, Magnum P.I.G., Oprah Hamfrey, Arsenio Hog, Arnold Swartzenpigger and David Letterham.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1995 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Talk about a splashy entrance. Jennifer Paz--currently on the Ahmanson stage in "Miss Saigon"--was discovered at an open-call audition for the role in Vancouver when she was a 19-year-old Seattle college student. She had had no stage experience beyond community theater and no vocal training whatsoever. "It was kind of an accident, actually," says the soft-spoken Paz, seated in her dressing room after a recent Sunday matinee. "I drove up there to audition, and they cast me on the spot."
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