April 1, 1997 |
A man who popped a friend's 6-inch tropical fish into his mouth as a joke died when it got stuck in his throat. Steven Hill Epperson, 36, was dead on arrival at a hospital Sunday. He put the Jack Dempsey fish in his mouth at his friend's house, and it became wedged in his airway.
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February 3, 1992
What has amazed me more than anything else in the Clinton fiasco are the cries that his personal life is no one's business. How can anyone say that the personal character of a man who is selling himself as the leader of the Western World should not be scrutinized? If Clinton has not been loyal to his own family as a father and a husband, why should we believe him when he says he'll be loyal to the people of America? A disloyal man cannot isolate his disloyalty to his wife--disloyalty is a part of who he is. STEVEN HILL, Irvine
November 21, 1998
What a pleasure to read Susan King's interview of Steven Hill ("He Helped Make the Case for the Golden Age of Television," Nov. 14), an actor who can disappear into a character without drawing undue attention to himself. What I found missing were any references to his movie roles in the last few decades so your readers under 40 might be able to exclaim "I remember him!" Without going down his long list of credits, let me just single out his superb performance as the gruff rabbi father of Amy Irving in the Streisand-directed "Yentl."
June 18, 1995 |
Asked whether being black or being a woman is the more defining element for Lt. Anita Van Buren, the no-nonsense officer on "Law & Order," actress S. Epatha Merkerson, who plays the role, didn't miss a beat: "I don't think you can separate the two. Both define who the character is, and how she lives in the world. "Blacks see the world differently than whites. Women see the world differently than men. Neither is more defining than the other. And that's true for me as a person as well."
June 10, 1997 |
Former Missouri House speaker Bob Griffin was acquitted on three bribery counts, but the Kansas City jury deadlocked on six other counts involving bribery, mail fraud and racketeering. U.S. Atty. Steven Hill said Griffin, House speaker from 1981 until January 1996, will be retried on those charges. Griffin and Michael Fisher, president of the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, were accused of helping steer lobbying contracts to political consultant Cathryn M. Simmons from 1992 to 1994.
August 23, 1992
"I f I Ran a Network . . . ," last Sunday's commentary by television producer Steven Bochco ("Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law") has prompted a heavy response from readers. A sampling: Why on earth would anyone want Bochco to run the networks? Just because his article made total sense and because his programs are superior to most others? LORI ZITO Manhattan Beach