January 7, 2009 |
Michael Shannon is a big, imposing guy (whose head may weigh a whopping 15 pounds if one is to believe Internet biographies) who has played a lot of intense, imposing characters in such films as "Bug," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "Shotgun Stories." In "Revolutionary Road," Sam Mendes' film about 1950s angst, Shannon cranks up the intensity to almost uncomfortable levels.
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February 28, 2001 |
Claude Shannon, considered to be the father of modern digital communications and information theory, has died. Shannon, professor emeritus at MIT, died Saturday at a Massachusetts nursing home after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A distant relative of Thomas Edison, Shannon was affiliated with Bell Laboratories from 1941 to 1972, during which time he wrote the landmark paper "A Mathematical Theory of Communication."
February 27, 1991
Leland M. Shannon, 63, dean of the Graduate Division and Office of Research Affairs at UC Riverside and a recognized expert on plant biochemistry. He became dean in 1980 and served until his death. During his tenure, research grants increased from $13 million to more than $23 million annually. He came to UC Riverside in 1957 as an associate professor of chemistry from UCLA, where he held a similar post.
October 1, 1988
William V. Shannon, 61, a journalist and college professor who served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland under President Jimmy Carter. "His experience in foreign affairs and as a journalist and writer and editorial writer for The New York Times brought not only a vast experience, but a very high level of achievement to bear in his classes," said Boston University President John Silber.
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January 29, 1991
The widow of singer Del Shannon has sued Eli Lilly & Co., claiming an antidepressant drug made by the pharmaceutical giant led to her husband's suicide last year in his Santa Clarita home. The Superior Court suit filed by LeAnne Westover seeks unspecified punitive damages and contends that the Indianapolis-based firm failed to warn the public and medical community about possible side effects of the drug Prozac.
March 17, 1988
John Mayberry, who coached Kennedy High School to the Southern Section 3-A basketball title this season, will coach the North team in the 23rd annual Orange County high school all-star boys' basketball game this June. Bill Shannon of Woodbridge, which reached the 3-A final this season, will coach the South team in the game, which will be played June 25 in the Bren Center on the campus of UC Irvine.
November 18, 1989 |
Michael Shannon has made it. After studying in Los Angeles, Toronto, Budapest and Moscow, the 19-year-old American has become a soloist at the Bolshoi Ballet. A June graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Shannon had hoped to be hired by the parent company. But that was far from certain, for foreign dancers are rare at the Bolshoi, a Russian institution for more than 200 years, and Americans are unprecedented.
January 24, 1989 |
Capistrano Valley Christian Coach Tim Shelton describes point guard Carrie Shannon as "a diamond in the rough." "She is still a junior and she has a long way to go," Shelton said. "She takes some silly shots every once in a while." Shelton moved Shannon from her off-guard position to point guard this season. She has taken awhile to get accustomed to the change, but last week she settled in, scoring a career-high 30 points to lead the Eagles to their first Olympic League victory this season.
December 19, 1999 |
"Selecting a person to be on 'Wheel of Fortune' could potentially change their lives," says Shannon Bobillo, contestant coordinator for the 20-years-running game show. "They could win all this money. It could get them out of debt or a better place to live, or it could just get a new start in life." That also leads to the only negative in what this 27-year-old, who advanced from receptionist, considers a dream job.
August 20, 1988 |
It was 1941, on a hot summer afternoon in Los Angeles. The Main Street Gym, 321 South Main St., was a busy, noisy place. The grimy little gym resounded with the sounds of sweating fighters whacking away at bags, and the clicking sound their jump ropes made on the dirty wooden floor. Boxers snorted as they threw punches at mirrors. Against one wall, by the heavy punching bags, an old man in a suit sat on a bench and leaned on his cane.