May 4, 1996
So UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams has only one regret over instructing his pitcher, Pete Zamora, to intentionally hit an opposing batter. His act smacks of poor judgment, criminal intent and cowardice. Rather than suspend himself with pay, Adams would serve UCLA better by resigning his position and seeking a new career where one openly hires other people to inflict bodily injury on human beings. His conspiracy to commit battery should be the subject of a criminal prosecution. F. PAUL RUSSELL JR. Inglewood Eth-ics: The principles of morality, including both the science of the good and nature of the right.
October 26, 1986 |
The 1967 and 1983 Philadelphia 76ers got most of the votes as the greatest NBA team ever from a nationwide group of journalists that also favored players from the 1960s as the all-time best. Taking part in the AP survey were Dick Stockton of CBS, former NBA star Rick Barry of WTBS in Atlanta, former player Steve Jones of Portland station KOIN, David DuPree of USA Today, Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated and Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News.
July 27, 1994 |
I am about to become The Goofball Uncle. It came on unexpectedly. I'd always hoped that my destiny, my life's true persona, would be The Witty and Sophisticated Raconteur, or perhaps The Soulful Artiste or The Flinty Wordsmith or even The Great Lover. I was not born weird. But some people have weirdness thrust upon them. So I am resigned never to be David Niven. The Goofball Uncle it is. It bonked me like Newton's apple. Here is my kid brother, Brian, about to become a dad for the second time.
December 6, 2012 |
When "Silver Linings Playbook" began filming, the script clocked in at 110 pages, which made it barely manageable for the movie's scant 33-day shoot. But then writer-director David O. Russell and his actors worked on some things while rehearsing the film that Russell then incorporated into the script. And, throughout the shoot, they kept discovering things. So many things that when Russell tells Cooper in this excerpt from the Envelope Screening Series that the final script eventually ballooned to 154 pages, the actor can respond in only one possible fashion.
August 25, 1985 |
They sat in an empty classroom at the Tulare high school farm talking embryo transplants, fertilizers and feed the way other kids talk football, cars and rock stars. They'd all seen a friend or neighbor lose their farm, they said, and all knew their parents were worried.
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January 14, 2013 |
As a young boy, Paul Christiano loved the world of girls - the way they danced, how their spindly bodies tumbled in gymnastics. In adolescence, as other boys ogled classmates, he was troubled to find himself fantasizing about 7- to 11-year-olds. His desires remained stuck in time as he neared adulthood. Despite a stable home life in suburban Chicago, he was tortured by urges he knew could land him in prison. "For having these feelings, I was destined to become a monster," he said.
September 4, 2013 |
The Federal Housing Administration wants to make it easier for people who have defaulted on their mortgages to get a new home loan with FHA backing. But there's a catch. To qualify for the break, borrowers must show that their foreclosure or bankruptcy was caused by external economic factors, reducing their income by 20% or more for six months. And no, you can't have quit your job or have been fired for cause. Those who can demonstrate such a pay cut, job loss or decline in business income now must spend only one year making timely rent and credit-card payments before they can apply to buy a home with an FHA-insured loan, a recent FHA bulletin explained.
December 12, 2004 |
Actor Noah Wyle has sold his Los Feliz home for close to its $3.8-million asking price. The buyer was Robert Richardson, who won an Oscar in 1991 for best cinematography for "JFK." The house, which actor Tim Curry also once owned, is a restored Spanish colonial estate. It is on about 1.5 acres of lush grounds and has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in slightly more than 4,000 square feet. The home has hand-carved, hand-stenciled ceilings, a pool, an amphitheater, waterfalls and fountains.
November 28, 2004 |
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have purchased a Pacific Palisades home for close to its asking price of $4.5 million, according to public records. The actors bought a gated, traditional-style estate with five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in about 6,000 square feet.
February 25, 2013 |
In an Oscars broadcast that was packed with tributes to movie musicals, "Les Miserables" won three Academy Awards on Sunday, including a win for Anne Hathaway for supporting actress. The film also won in the categories of sound mixing and make-up. Hathaway had been widely expected to win for her role as Fantine, having already picked up most major awards leading up to Sunday's ceremony. In her acceptance speech, the actress said that she hopes the "misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and not in real life.