October 27, 1988 |
A group of comic book artists and writers has succeeded in doing what some of the most fiendish minds of the century--including Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman--have failed to accomplish. They have killed off Batman's right-hand man, Robin, the younger half of the 48-year-old crime fighting team known to readers around the world as the "Dynamic Duo." "Holy Toledo!" as Robin might say. Robin is killed off in next week's issue of Batman comics, blown to bits--BAM!
HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2013 |
Like so many romances in this town, ours started at the gym. I'd like to revise history and tell you that I was wearing one of those sleeveless T-shirts because my Rottweiler-like biceps refused to be chained and that I confidently walked up to this struggling damsel in distressed cotton and offered to help her load 45-pound plates onto the leg press. I'd like to say that she was so smitten, so taken by my outdated chivalry and in-fashion muscles that she grabbed my cell, entered her number and begged me to meet her for a protein shake.
July 17, 1987 |
Michele Granger of Valencia High School threw a no-hitter and struck out 13 as the U.S. downed previously unbeaten China, 4-0, Thursday night in the Junior Girls World Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. Granger, 17, holds the tournament strikeout record, and has has 73 strikeouts in 38 innings. The U.S. and China both finished the round-robin portion of the tournament with 8-1 records. Japan also made the playoffs by defeating Holland, 3-1, earlier Thursday. Japan finished the round-robin 7-2.
January 26, 1992
Bishop's girls' basketball team made its trip to Vancouver, Canada, worthwhile by winning the Killarney Invitational, a round-robin event, with a 2-1 record. There was a three-way tie for first, but Bishop's won on point total with 192. To remain in contention after losing its first of two games on Saturday, Bishop's had to beat undefeated Vancouver Killarney in the afternoon.
December 13, 1986 |
Twenty-year-old Andrei Chesnokov of the Soviet Union upset Boris Becker, the world's No. 2-ranked player, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, Friday in the $150,000 Young Masters tennis tournament at Stuttgart, West Germany. "I wanted to play well, to concentrate and win completely, but it simply didn't work today. I've lost my senses," said the 19-year-old West German, who entered the tournament as the clear favorite. Despite the loss, Becker qualified for the semifinals today.
April 14, 2008 |
ON the ledger sheet of life, it's not clear which of the two L.A. couples in Kate Robin's "What They Have" is more in the black. Both are attractive and artistically ambitious. Both are striving mightily for that ever elusive balance between self-actualization and self-acceptance. And both love to talk ad nauseam about where they're at. The play, which had its world premiere Friday at South Coast Repertory, is made up almost entirely of navel-gazing chat. In fact, the slightest of ambivalent feelings can launch an army of words on the different shades of emotional gray.