November 30, 2004 |
"UGHHHHHH -- my leggg!" I felt as if I had been hit by a gunshot. After six hours of battling 40- to 50-mph headwinds, in the Amargosa Mountains of Death Valley I reached for a water bottle, and my right hamstring balled up in a stabbing, paralyzing knot that felt like the muscle was ripping off the bone. Frantic, I braked, then toppled off the bike. "Sorry guys, sorry guys, sorry," I babbled, squirming on the ground. Ron, Steve and Keith rushed out of the support van -- speechless.
September 6, 2013 |
Prometheus has long been a symbol of the rebel hero, a revolutionary challenging an oppressive order. Dubbed "the patron saint of the proletariat," he is a god who sided with mankind against the immortals, bestowing on them enlightenment and the great gift of fire, crimes for which he is punished by Zeus, the universe's reigning tyrant at the time of the myth. In Travis Preston's gracefully lucid staging of Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa's outdoor Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Prometheus is carted out on a wagon that, were he not a deathless god, might be mistaken for a bier.
October 6, 1991 |
Seattle SuperSonic guard Quintin Dailey has been admitted to a Calabasas hospital for treatment of a disorder that can produce hyperactivity and mood swings, club officials said. Dailey missed the first day of the Sonics training camp Friday with the approval of coach K.C. Jones and club president Bob Whitsitt. Dailey, 30, has been admitted to Woodview-Calabasas Hospital for treatment of adult residual attention deficit disorder and will stay at least two weeks, the team said.
April 27, 1996 |
Alabama's prison commissioner, who won praise from tough-on-crime politicians for reviving chain gangs, was fired after announcing plans to put female prisoners in leg irons too. "There will be no woman on any chain gang in the state of Alabama today, tomorrow or any time under my watch," Republican Gov. Forrest "Fob" James Jr. said in a statement announcing the resignation of Ron Jones. The governor did not know about the idea until he read about it in the papers Friday, his spokesman said.
February 2, 1994 |
The Sands of Time: Want proof that Southern California's beach lifestyle industry is maturing? Consider the decidedly long-haired skateboard apparel manufacturer who attended the Action Sports Retailer trade show held last weekend in San Diego but skipped a late-night, pre-show bash. "I don't do that stuff anymore," the man explained to friends. "I've got a wife and a kid now. You know how it is."
November 28, 2010
L.A.-area big bands: An article in the Nov. 28 Arts & Books section about the big-band music scene at Southern California jazz clubs implied that trumpeter Buddy Childers has been playing in area bands. Childers died in 2007. Also, a caption with a photo that accompanied the article said that three brass players pictured are part of a big band led by John Daversa. They are members of a band led by Ron Jones. Jimmy Fallon: A headline on the cover of the Nov. 28 Calendar section referred to Jimmy Fallon's "Late Show.