CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2000 |
Before the Nike ads, the magazine covers and her icon status at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Marion Jones was a Ventura County sports legend, a lightning-fast runner who tore up the tracks at Thousand Oaks and Rio Mesa high schools. In those heady days for high school sports fans, she also mastered her basketball game and helped lead two teams to the state playoffs.
October 16, 1998 |
Talk about divas. Shirley Bassey has outfits that are older than some of today's claimants to the diva label. And she has legitimately owned the title since the early '60s, when her only real competition in divadom came from her idol, Judy Garland. In the intervening years, divas have come and gone; Bassey has endured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997
The deal between Orange County, cities and trash haulers to lower fees at the county-owned garbage dumps is a welcome bit of good news on several fronts. One is price. Starting July 1, cities and haulers who recently signed the contracts with the county will see landfill fees drop to $22 per ton, the same rate as before the December 1994 bankruptcy. After the bankruptcy, the county raised the fees to $35 per ton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1996 |
The living room of Louise Moore's Granada Hills home looks like that of an ordinary grandmother: Photos of the grandkids grace the shelves, framed needlepoint decorates the walls and a sheet is carefully draped over the sofa to protect it from her two yapping dogs. But those who know Moore say that she is anything but ordinary. The 78-year-old woman has faced fires, floods and hurricanes during the past 50 years--not to mention landslides and plane crashes. And she keeps coming back for more.
October 14, 1995 |
Saturday's Maryland Million has drawn what may be the best group of horses in the event's 10-year history, including some runners with Grade I stakes credentials and national reputations. Their presence makes the races interesting in two ways. Even though horseplayers may be jaded from simulcasts, most still relish the chance to see the sport's stars perform live. And in some cases, a horse with a big reputation might be overbet, creating an opportunity for profit.
July 13, 1992 |
The following column was written after a two-month absence during which I had back surgery for a herniated disc. At a future date, I will relate in detail the delights of catheters ("We can't do this unless you relax," growled one of two nurses holding me down) and other fascinating aspects of my recovery. For now, however, other duty calls. My columns on television coverage of this week's Democratic National Convention will appear in the A section of the paper. Say what?
August 25, 1991 |
The United States is pretty much having its way these days. Put in our new world order (I think it was fries and a Big Mac). Got that Pax Americana working. We even get our own favorite Soviet leader back. Talk about your coups. Here's how this one went: A vacationing Gorby goes out for the paper, gets deposed on the way, and by the time he's finished reading the box scores, he's the head guy again. But there is one area where the U.S. of A. is faltering. Maybe you missed it, but the U.S.
July 7, 1991 |
Padre starter Ed Whitson normally isn't the superstitious type, but after his performance Friday night in which he won his first game since May 20, well, let's just say he plans to pitch with that gold coin around his neck the rest of the season. Whitson, thoroughly frustrated this season by an elbow injury and lack of run support, walked to his car one night when an elderly couple stopped him.