CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1996 |
It's ice hockey in the Long Beach Arena and the scout from the Montreal Canadiens, a team that for many is the embodiment of professional hockey's rich history, is aghast. It isn't the oversized beach ball that bounces onto the ice and stops the action. It isn't the Beach Boys song played during player introductions or the surfer band setting up in the lobby. It isn't even the motorized water skis offered as giveaways in a sport more suited to snowmobiles.
January 9, 1998 |
THE ARTS UCLA Legacy: The late dancer-actor Ray Bolger's estate has donated $2.5 million to UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television to establish a musical theater program next fall. Planned as a three-year curriculum offering intensive training in acting, voice, dance, singing and theater history, the Ray Bolger Program in Musical Theater will be the only offering of its kind on the West Coast, according to Gilbert Cates, dean of the School of Theater, Film and Television.
September 1, 1995 |
John McEnroe and Mary Carillo grew up in the same neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., playing tennis against each other as kids. As adults, they played mixed doubles together, and now CBS is reuniting them this weekend as commentators at the U.S. Open. But this match is not love-love. Two years ago, McEnroe, on a conference call with reporters, said women should not be announcing men's tennis, and he singled out Carillo.
January 26, 1996 |
Dick Enberg, liked by almost everyone, has announced six Super Bowls. Phil Simms, finishing a solid rookie season in the broadcast booth, has played in two. "I've watched 29 of 'em," says Paul Maguire, the odd one of the three-man announcing team who will be working Sunday's Super Bowl for NBC. It's hard to put your finger on it, but there's a certain appeal to Maguire. It's certainly not his looks. He will tell you he was fired by NBC in 1979 for being so darn ugly.
January 12, 1996 |
New Miami Dolphin Coach Jimmy Johnson has joined a fairly good-sized group of men who have left coaching, tried television, then gone back to coaching. There's also a group of coaches who have left the sidelines, tried television, then chosen to stay in it. Joe Gibbs and Mike Ditka, former coaches who now work on NBC's NFL pregame show, talked about the two professions earlier this week while stuck in New York with little to do because of the East Coast blizzard.
March 15, 1996 |
Is boxing on pay-per-view cable on its way out? The pay-per-view card Wednesday night from the Olympic Auditorium was available only on satellite-dish systems, the new little ones and the old big ones, and at sports bars. The Oscar De La Hoya-Julio Cesar Chavez fight June 7 will be shown only in big arenas.