August 12, 2007 |
There is no crystal ball or special tarot cards that can predict a film's box-office performance. Case in point: "Wild Hogs," a comedy about four fortysomething weekend motorcycle warriors -- played by John Travolta, Tim Allen, William H. Macy and Martin Lawrence -- all suffering from midlife crisis, who decide to take a road trip from their home in Cincinnati to the Pacific Ocean. Reviews were less than enthusiastic and the stars were well into the second acts of careers.
November 30, 2000 |
The 1.1 million ballots that will be convoyed to the state capital beginning today are only made of paper. But they might as well be gold. This morning, votes from Palm Beach County, Fla., are being packed into an armored police truck, with unmarked cars in front and behind, for the 390-mile ride to Tallahassee, Fla. Observers from both major parties likely will tag along.
February 17, 2009 |
Life is a vast open highway. Along the way, we pull over for tourist sights, rest stops and flat tires. Near the end of our journey, if we try to travel the same road again, we find, like Route 66, our memory is paved-over in parts, completely gone in others, replaced with newer faster-moving interstates in some sections, but ultimately we come to a dead end. Ella Robina, our narrator in Michael Zadoorian's novel "The Leisure Seeker," is dying of cancer.
September 7, 2009 |
It's the 30th season of coaching football at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame for Kevin Rooney , so it's only fitting that he take his team on its first out-of-state road trip to the place where high school football means everything, Texas. Today at about 5:30 p.m. Pacific time, you can turn on Fox Sports West and watch the Knights take on Spring (Texas) Klein Oak from the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium as part of the Kirk Herbstreit Challenge. "It's an honor to be invited because we don't have to pay anything, and to play in that stadium is a great opportunity," Rooney said.
August 9, 2009 |
As I thought about my two-week cross-country road trip this summer, I was wary about going it alone. But I found plenty of people to keep me company on the drive -- or rather, many of them found me. I solicited tips in the Travel section and on our Daily Travel & Deal Blog, (latimes.com/travelblog) explaining how I was a Times intern moving to Los Angeles to become a full-time writer and asking readers to send advice on stops along the way of my music-themed trip. I listed the dozen or so cities where I planned to stay overnight and requested that readers send me their choice concert venues.
August 16, 1990 |
Dave Magadan broke a 4-for-23 slump with two run-scoring hits, and Howard Johnson homered, leading the New York Mets over the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 today. The Mets finished their home stand 5-5 and now head to the West Coast for 10 games. Los Angeles concluded its 15-game road trip 8-7. Winner Ron Darling (5-7) pitched in and out of trouble, giving up one run and eight hits in six innings. The Dodgers left six runners on base in Darling's last three innings.
November 30, 2005 |
This is a monumental road trip for the Kings ... or it is not, depending on who's doing the talking. The Kings open a four-game trip in Chicago tonight. That is followed by a Canadian tour, where they will face Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto -- three of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. "This is a big swing for us ...," forward Jeremy Roenick said. "If we can come back over .500 on this road trip, I think it sets us up for a tremendous season, in my opinion."
February 3, 1997 |
The Ducks have won only seven games on the road this season, and a crucial stretch lies ahead. They leave today for a four-game trip that begins Tuesday against the New York Islanders and play six of their next eight on the road, although four of them are against teams with losing records. "Road games are going to be a big thing for us now, and we still have a long six-game road trip coming," right wing Teemu Selanne said. "Every point is important.
December 2, 1990 |
The Gulls never fully recovered from an early deficit and fell 5-4 in the last of their six-game road series in an International Hockey League game seen by 14,999 Saturday night at the Bradley Center. The crowd was the fifth largest in the 45-year history of the league. The Admirals (11-10-2) jumped to a 3-0 lead, paced by Dave Mackey's back-to-back goals at 1:22 at 2:48 in the first period. It marked the 20th time in 26 games the Gulls have been scored on first.