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October 18, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
No high school football player in the region has signed more autographs than freshman Tahj Mowry of Birmingham High. Of course, it helps that he starred in his own television sitcom on the WB Network, "Smart Guy," from 1997-99. But Mowry hopes one day people start asking for his autograph because of his football contributions rather than his teen idol status from TV. He's a starting receiver for Birmingham's freshman-sophomore team. Opponents spot him as if he has a red bull's-eye on his helmet.
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January 28, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Only someone who is not too smart would put down boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. on national TV. UFC President Dana White is definitely a smart guy. So what was he doing declaring that the man considered by most to be the best boxer on the planet right now would "get murdered" if he switched over to mixed martial arts on Monday night's episode of the "Arsenio" talk show? Actually, White wasn't trying to insult Mayweather at all. Instead, he gave a very thoughtful answer to host Arsenio Hall's question about how the undefeated WBC welterweight champ would do in White's sport.
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OPINION
October 2, 2005
Would you believe that your obituary writers (Sept. 27) and eagle-eyed reader Janet Whitcomb (letter, Sept. 29) failed to mention yet another of Don Adams' Maxwellian catchphrases? They probably are sorry about that, and may or not be loving it, but they all ... missed it by that much! AXEL W. KYSTER Bradbury
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Writers from around the Tribune Co. offer their predictions as to who will win this week's British Open. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times Brandt Snedeker will win the British Open for all the obvious reasons: He's a really smart guy with a Vanderbilt degree, and figuring out that your pitching wedge may end up going 190 yards with the last 90 bouncing on the hard ground will...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1998
Even among the geniuses at North Hollywood High's highly gifted magnet program, Greg Marsden stands out as a smart guy. Now the 17-year-old with the highest grade point average on campus has been named one of just 40 finalists--and the only one from Los Angeles County--in one of the most prestigious science contests in the country: the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Over 18 months, Greg used a homemade water probe to test the effects of sewage on Santa Monica Bay.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1997 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
The WB Network's new "Smart Guy" is strictly for the pre-pubescent set. And, creatively, for the birds. Its arrival projects WB's 8 to 9 p.m. bloc as a family hour in the truest sense. First comes incumbent "Sister, Sister," starring siblings Tia and Tamera Mowry, followed by the distinctly inferior "Smart Guy," starring their little brother, Tahj. He's a real cutie as 10-year-old T.J.
SPORTS
March 24, 2009 | Mike Penner
In the words of too many announcers this past football season, Georgia's Matt Stafford separated himself from the rest of the quarterback field in one key test of potential NFL draftees -- the Wonderlic intelligence test. Out of a possible score of 50, Stafford scored 38 -- 10 points better than Mark Sanchez's 28 and 11 better than Kansas State's Josh Freeman. Stafford's score was also better than some current pros of note.
NEWS
December 28, 1997 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES WRITER WRITER
Children ages 4 months to 14 years are seen dancing, singing and acting on The Canadian Brass: A Christmas Special (A&E, Sunday at 10 p.m.). The show includes interviews with the children and home movies of the Brass and the kids. The Toronto Children's Choir also performs. For the family. * Rizzo and Clifford discover Gary Cahuenga, a ventriloquist's puppet who has been locked away in a storage box for 40 years, on The Muppets Tonight (Disney Channel, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.).
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July 29, 1993 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly writes about comedy for OC Live!
Steve Kelley says the first time he performed in a comedy club, someone in the audience yelled out, "Don't quit your day job!" Kelley, whose credits include five appearances on "The Tonight Show" over the past two years, has come a long way since making his stand-up debut at an open-mike night at a San Diego comedy club in 1986. But he still hasn't given up his day job.
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September 13, 1998 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A losing baseball team gets a big assist in Angels in the Outfield on "The Wonderful World of Disney" (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an 11-year-old foster child who prays for heavenly help for his favorite team. When his prayers are answered, the team becomes a pennant contender. For the family. * In the season premiere of Smart Guy (WB, Sunday at 8:30 p.m.), Marcus (Jason Weaver) drops his girlfriend and Mo (Omar Gooding) decides to take over. Meanwhile, T.J.
SPORTS
April 18, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Tom Garfinkel, president and chief executive of the San Diego Padres, has been welcomed to the world of texts, tweets, Facebook and smartphone recordings. And Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke has an apology to show for it. In a meeting with season-ticket holders at Petco Park the day after the Greinke-Carlos Quentin brawl in San Diego, Garfinkel accused the Dodgers right-hander of hitting Quentin intentionally, blamed Greinke's broken collarbone on his decision to lower his shoulder protecting himself, and appeared to mock Greinke's social anxiety disorder by implying he has autism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2010
Dick Hoerner Fullback was part of L.A. Rams' 'Bull Elephant' backfield Dick Hoerner, 88, a Los Angeles Rams fullback who was a member of the 1951 NFL Championship team, died Saturday at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton after a stroke, said his wife, Kathy. Hoerner, 6 feet 4 and 220 pounds, played for the Rams from 1947 to 1951 and was part of the team's famous "Bull Elephant" backfield that also featured "Deacon" Dan Towler and Paul "Tank" Younger.
OPINION
March 24, 2009
Re "In Oakland, tracing the bloody chain of events," March 23 What am I missing here? In his first 26 years, Lovelle Shawn Mixon racked up a string of juvenile violations and convictions for drug possession, auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon, identity theft, forgery and grand theft. You would think someone would have noticed this guy was a bad actor. And yet we get him back on our streets after only nine months in prison. It's time to rethink this idea of parole.
SPORTS
March 24, 2009 | Mike Penner
In the words of too many announcers this past football season, Georgia's Matt Stafford separated himself from the rest of the quarterback field in one key test of potential NFL draftees -- the Wonderlic intelligence test. Out of a possible score of 50, Stafford scored 38 -- 10 points better than Mark Sanchez's 28 and 11 better than Kansas State's Josh Freeman. Stafford's score was also better than some current pros of note.
NEWS
October 11, 2007 | PATT MORRISON
Here's a score for you: Stanford 24, USC 23. Last week, Stanford's football team was the English at Agincourt, the U.S. hockey team at Lake Placid. It was Gandhi besting the British, Truman beating Dewey, the tortoise edging the hare. Here's another score: Stanford 1,540, USC 1,460. Those are the schools' upper-range scores on two out of three SAT tests, as reported in U.S. News & World Report's online 2008 college rankings.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001
New York magazine critic Peter Rainer is right. Nowhere, with the possible exception of Pol Pot's Cambodia, has there ever been a deeper mistrust of, and antagonism toward, intellectuals and intellectualism than in the United States, most particularly in the rural, evangelical Christian-based right wing that has driven much of American national policy over the past century ("So Smart It Hurts," by John Clark, Dec. 16). Hollywood's peculiar misreading and mistreatment of characters blessed by their authors with exceptional intelligence or talent begin much closer to home, however.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2010
Dick Hoerner Fullback was part of L.A. Rams' 'Bull Elephant' backfield Dick Hoerner, 88, a Los Angeles Rams fullback who was a member of the 1951 NFL Championship team, died Saturday at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton after a stroke, said his wife, Kathy. Hoerner, 6 feet 4 and 220 pounds, played for the Rams from 1947 to 1951 and was part of the team's famous "Bull Elephant" backfield that also featured "Deacon" Dan Towler and Paul "Tank" Younger.
OPINION
October 2, 2005
Would you believe that your obituary writers (Sept. 27) and eagle-eyed reader Janet Whitcomb (letter, Sept. 29) failed to mention yet another of Don Adams' Maxwellian catchphrases? They probably are sorry about that, and may or not be loving it, but they all ... missed it by that much! AXEL W. KYSTER Bradbury
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001
New York magazine critic Peter Rainer is right. Nowhere, with the possible exception of Pol Pot's Cambodia, has there ever been a deeper mistrust of, and antagonism toward, intellectuals and intellectualism than in the United States, most particularly in the rural, evangelical Christian-based right wing that has driven much of American national policy over the past century ("So Smart It Hurts," by John Clark, Dec. 16). Hollywood's peculiar misreading and mistreatment of characters blessed by their authors with exceptional intelligence or talent begin much closer to home, however.
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