July 10, 1998 |
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, already Oscar and Golden Globe winners for the film "Good Will Hunting," added to their list of honors Thursday at the 24th annual Humanitas Prize presentation, recognizing scripts that "communicate those values which most enrich the human person." The two actor-writers shared a $25,000 prize for their screenplay, which judges praised for displaying "the power of friendship, honesty and love to heal the wounds of the past."
November 26, 1989 |
On an autumn day in 1960, Robert Coles was on his way to a session with his psychoanalyst when, suddenly, something occurred that changed the direction of his life. He was himself a young psychiatrist serving in the Air Force and the memory of that day in New Orleans remains among his most vivid. "I was driving along when I saw a shouting mob on the street and got out of my car to find out what was happening," said Coles, recalling the incident he describes as "a kind of conversion" in his life.
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December 12, 1999
Books recommended for young readers by Ilene Abramson, senior librarian for the children's literature department, Los Angeles Public Library: Ilene's picks--Gifts for the holiday season. Toddlers: "The Baby Dances," by Kathy Henderson, illustrated by Tony Kerins A newborn's year of growth lovingly portrayed. * Preschool and kindergarten: "My Goose Betsy," by Trudi Braun, illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello Picture book explains the life of a goose.
February 10, 2000
* Last week's Top 5 VHS rentals: "Runaway Bride," "Bowfinger," "Lake Placid," "The 13th Warrior" and 'The Thomas Crown Affair." * Last week's Top 5 VHS sellers: "Toy Story--Collector's Edition," "Pokemon: Wake Up Snorlax," "Pokemon: Jigglypuff Pop," 'The Matrix" (collector's edition) and "Payback." * Last week's Top 5 DVD sellers: "Runaway Bride," "'American Pie" (unrated), "The Matrix," "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "Entrapment."
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November 7, 2002 |
The 140 fourth- and fifth-graders had been writing to one another since school started this fall, but they didn't meet face-to-face until Wednesday. Half were from nearby Serrania Avenue School, half from downtown's 93rd Street School. They gathered in the green bowl of a Woodland Hills park. Their matchmakers were the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance and the Ruby Bridges Foundation.
January 18, 1998 |
Ruby Nelle Bridges was only 6 years old when she helped change history: She became one of the first African American students to be integrated into the New Orleans public schools in 1960, and to do it she had to be escorted by federal marshals for her own safety. The story of the brave girl is re-created in "Ruby Bridges," a new family film on "The Wonderful World of Disney" (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.