May 13, 1996 |
MOVIES Hoffman vs. Violence: Actor Dustin Hoffman attacked Hollywood for screen violence and linked film killings to the recent massacres in Tasmania and Dunblane, Scotland, during his visit to the Cannes International Film Festival. Asked by reporters whether screen sex and violence could prompt copycat behavior outside theaters, Hoffman said: "Absolutely, absolutely."
September 8, 1986 |
The big Schlitz and Blatz breweries that made Milwaukee famous stand empty, but the city moved a step closer last week to regaining its reputation as a leading suds maker: The high-tech Val Blatz Brewery held its grand opening. The sparkling $6-million, three-story plant, a project of G. Heileman Brewing Co. of La Crosse, Wis., went from inception to reality in just nine months.
July 29, 1997 |
It's Jamie mania! Ever since becoming president of ABC Entertainment a year ago, Jamie Tarses has gripped the media and Hollywood--underscoring the celebrity status of top entertainment executives and business leaders. These days, even the New York tabloids would just as soon run dishy items about "Jamie"--as she has been referred to by one publication--as they would about the steamy love lives of Brad Pitt or Madonna.
October 20, 1997
It has been 34 years since a bomb ripped through the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four girls as they attended Sunday school. The blast that murdered Addie Mae Collins, 14; Carol Denise McNair, 11; Cynthia Wesley, 14; and Carole Rosamond Robertson, 14, not only devastated four families but etched a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.
February 2, 1997 |
Sunday "The Great Escapes of World War II" / 5 and 9 p.m. A&E Talk about your great getaways. The first part of this two-hour documentary recounts a real-life run for freedom among 600 prisoners who forged false papers, manufactured bogus uniforms and simultaneously dug three long tunnels named Tom, Dick and Harry in 1944. Six survivors discuss their experiences during the program, which also recalls clandestine Resistance missions carried out in occupied Europe solely by the light of the moon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1987 |
Even before the San Dieguito school board decides on a proposed code of conduct for all students, the district's two main high schools have cracked down on off-campus misconduct by athletes. Torrey Pines High School has amended its athletic handbook to warn that students are accountable for their behavior "on and off the field, in and out of the season." Two athletes, the team mascot and a cheerleader have been suspended from extracurricular activities for drinking.
October 31, 1985 |
In a race with few other issues, two of the five candidates running for the school board here have turned to the district's shaky financial standing to persuade voters that the district needs a change. With less than $200,000 in reserve, a declining enrollment and teachers who are demanding a 12% pay raise, the four-school district teeters on the edge of financial insecurity, according to challengers Dennis Martin and John Schmidt. The two are competing against incumbents Ruth B.
March 22, 2013 |
For more than 40 years, a studio at the corner of Olive and Alameda avenues in Burbank has been churning out a show that keeps viewers up late. But with NBC's "Tonight Show" poised to migrate back to New York, Southern California is in danger of losing not just jobs but also cultural clout. News sunk in Thursday that NBC is hatching a plan to replace "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon next year and move the show back to New York, the city it fled in the early 1970s, not long before New York was mired in a bankruptcy crisis.