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September 23, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspaper Group
There's some grim diversion in watching Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro kill, kill, kill often while avoiding being killed, killed, killed in the fact-based but heavily hog-washed espionage thriller "Killer Elite. " But the script is a mess. It's an object lesson in taking a nonfiction book ("The Feather Men," about a cadre of ex-British Special Air Service operatives) and making a hash of it. The higher the body count, the lower the human stakes. When Statham utters "I'm done with killing," that patented Statham just getting started, mate glare suggests otherwise.
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July 9, 2012 | By Jay Levin, The Record
Well before "Madden NFL" video games, there was a quirky tabletop toy called Electric Football. Surely you remember it: Metal playing field. Two teams of 11 plastic football players, each standing on a rectangular base with prongs on the bottom and a knob on the side. At the beginning of each play, the human "coach" sets the players in the desired position and puts the football in the hands of one. A switch is flicked, the gridiron vibrates and the players move - often wildly in every direction.
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NEWS
June 13, 1988 | Reuters
Scandinavian Airlines System said today it has awarded a $1.5-billion order to replace its short-haul fleet to McDonnell Douglas Corp. The order is for 61 MD-80s, a modern version of the DC-9 which SAS currently flies. The aircraft, to be delivered between 1990 and 1995, will be powered by United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt and Whitney engines. McDonnell Douglas President Jim Worsham said it was the St.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspaper Group
There's some grim diversion in watching Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro kill, kill, kill often while avoiding being killed, killed, killed in the fact-based but heavily hog-washed espionage thriller "Killer Elite. " But the script is a mess. It's an object lesson in taking a nonfiction book ("The Feather Men," about a cadre of ex-British Special Air Service operatives) and making a hash of it. The higher the body count, the lower the human stakes. When Statham utters "I'm done with killing," that patented Statham just getting started, mate glare suggests otherwise.
TRAVEL
October 26, 1986 | BEVERLY BEYER and ED RABEY, Beyer and Rabey are Los Angeles travel writers.
Hans Christian Andersen didn't invent this city, but it seems that many of its citizens get up every morning wistfully determined to relive his 19th-Century fairy tales with all the engaging fantasies he left in his notebooks and sketch pads. Walk down the lively Stroget shopping mall that runs through town and you'll hear a harp-guitar duo playing perfect background music for Andersen's "Little Mermaid" or "The Nightingale."
NEWS
December 17, 1986 | Associated Press
Scandinavian Airlines System has placed a $1.4-billion order with McDonnell Douglas Corp. for 12 MD-11 wide-body jets, the future successor to the aircraft maker's DC-10, the companies said today. It is the biggest order ever placed by SAS and the biggest order for the MD-11 received by McDonnell Douglas. The St. Louis-based aerospace company has received two previous orders totaling 14 planes valued at about $1.5 billion.
SPORTS
July 25, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ian Thorpe of Australia powered to his second world record in three days Tuesday in the World Championships at Fukuoka, Japan. Michael Phelps of the U.S. also smashed a world record, breaking his mark in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:54.58. Thorpe's two records are his 10th and 11th in individual long-course events. He won three Olympic gold medals at Sydney, Australia, last year and already has three world titles at Fukuoka.
NEWS
December 15, 1988 | From Reuters
Scandinavian Airlines System said today that it has bought a 24.9% stake in Britain's second-largest airline group, scoring another victory in its global expansion drive. SAS paid 25 million pounds ($46 million) for the stake in Airlines of Britain Holdings, which owns British Midland, Manx Airlines, Loganair and London City Airways.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1988 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, Times Staff Writer
Scandinavian Airlines System and Texas Air, the largest airline company in the United States, signed a major agreement Tuesday to coordinate their advertising, scheduling and reservations and giving SAS the right to buy up to 10% of Texas Air's stock. SAS' investment in Texas Air, which owns Eastern Airlines and Continental Airlines, will represent the first stake in a major U.S. carrier by any foreign airline. The value of 10% of Texas Air's stock at current prices would be about $58 million.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ
McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s proposed 100-seat commercial jetliner, the MD-95, could move closer to being formally launched today if it gets a sizable order from Scandinavian Airline Systems. Stockholm-based SAS, a longtime McDonnell customer, is expected to announce an order for perhaps 50 or more small jetliners today valued in excess of $1 billion, and the MD-95 is considered a front-runner to win all or part of the deal. Boeing Co.
SPORTS
September 25, 2010 | Wire reports
Russ Cochran shot a five-under 67 in the SAS Championship on Saturday to increase his lead to four strokes, the largest 36-hole margin the history of the Champions Tour event. "I don't have any experience with a four-shot lead so I don't know what to expect," Cochran said. "I'm sure I'll have to be on my toes. " Cochran, the 51-year-old left-hander coming off his first victory on the 50-and-over tour two weeks ago in South Korea, birdied the final two holes at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., to finish at 13 under.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2010
Rolls-Royce Group temporarily closed a site used to test jet engines for Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner model and the rival Airbus SAS A350 after a turbine blew up on the test bed. The failure of the Trent 1000 engine, which powers the Dreamliner, resulted in "limited debris being released into the test facility," Rolls-Royce spokesman Josh Rosenstock said in a telephone interview. Minor repairs to the site in Derby, England, will be completed shortly, he said. The incident occurred as Boeing races to deliver the first of its flagship Dreamliner around the end of the year.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2001 | EMERY P. DALESIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A quarter-century of refining software that turns raw data into usable information has made James Goodnight co-owner of one of the biggest companies no one knows. National magazines have repeatedly ranked SAS Institute Inc. high on lists of best companies to work for. Employees are backed by a constant financial commitment to improve that exceeds industry norms. It's worked pretty well.
SPORTS
January 14, 2000
Ed t'Sas, former Antelope Valley High coach, has been hired to replace Steve Hagerty as baseball coach at Paraclete. T'sas coached eight years for the Antelopes, winning three Golden League titles. He resigned after the 1998 season. Athletic Director Margaret Neill of Paraclete said a football coach to replace Hagerty will likely be selected in the spring.
SPORTS
April 8, 1998
With a choice of tournaments to enter over spring break, Antelope Valley Coach Ed t'Sas has no problem in selecting the Santa Barbara tournament over higher-profile tournaments in Las Vegas and Pomona. The Antelopes will stay in Santa Barbara and play games in Oxnard and Santa Barbara over the next couple of days. "We've been up there the last couple of years and we have a great time," t'Sas said. "All the coaches bring their golf clubs.
SPORTS
May 8, 1997 | STEVE HENSON
The impasse between pitcher Sean Douglass and Antelope Valley High baseball Coach Ed t'Sas was not resolved Wednesday and Douglass did not practice with the team. Douglass, a 6-foot-5 right-hander projected as a second-round draft choice next month, has not practiced since Monday, when t'Sas ordered him to do 332 push-ups. Douglass is concerned that push-ups could hurt his arm, an opinion supported by pitching coaches and scouts.
SPORTS
January 14, 2000
Ed t'Sas, former Antelope Valley High coach, has been hired to replace Steve Hagerty as baseball coach at Paraclete. T'sas coached eight years for the Antelopes, winning three Golden League titles. He resigned after the 1998 season. Athletic Director Margaret Neill of Paraclete said a football coach to replace Hagerty will likely be selected in the spring.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1988 | From the Washington Post
Scandinavian Airlines System is negotiating to buy a stake in Texas Air Corp.--a deal that would make SAS the first foreign carrier to own an interest in a major U.S. airline. If the deal is consummated, it not only would provide a much needed boost for beleaguered Texas Air, but would also mark a new, international phase in the mergers and consolidation that followed U.S. airline deregulation.
NEWS
January 27, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top Secret. The British Defense Ministry is at war with the nation's most decorated general and some of its heroic soldiers for kill-and-tell books they have written about the SAS, one of the world's most elite and (formerly) hush-hush regiments. For Your Eyes Only. Like all SAS veterans who have sung regimental praises in print, retired Gen.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1995 | From Reuters
Lufthansa of Germany and Scandinavian Airlines System are expected to announce a strategic alliance today that would make them the largest network in Europe and a powerful contender for lucrative long-haul traffic. SAS, half-owned by the governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden and half by private investors, said its president, Jan Stenberg, and Lufthansa Chairman Jurgen Weber would hold a joint news conference in Copenhagen on the progress of cooperation talks started several months ago.
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