September 22, 1989 |
Tony Wilson won his fight in three rounds Thursday night after his mother climbed into the ring and hit his opponent over the head with her stiletto shoe. Steve McCarthy left the ring with blood seeping from his head as security officers ushered Mrs. Minna Wilson away. McCarthy, a local favorite, refused to return, so referee Adrian Morgan raised Wilson's arm in victory. Uproar broke out among the 1,000 spectators at The Guildhall, site of the British light-heavyweight title fight.
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October 1, 1991
Claremont police have arrested a 17-year-old Fontana youth on suspicion of attempted murder in the stabbing of two college students outside a Harvey Mudd College dormitory over the weekend. Police Lt. Gary Jenkins said that Brian Forster, 20, and Joshua Krist, 19, were engaged in a friendly wrestling match outside the dorm, where a party was under way early Sunday. Someone mistakenly thought a friend was being attacked, Jenkins said, and several people began fighting.
December 9, 2005 |
Fans of the 1983 film "A Christmas Story" will recall the scene in which little Ralphie's dad is overjoyed upon receiving a floor lamp resembling a woman's stockinged leg. While his family looks on in horror, the patriarch frees the tawdry tchotchke from its shipping crate and solemnly declares it a masterpiece. Now you can horrify your family -- or, possibly, delight those who revere the holiday classic. A company called Red Rider Leg Lamps is selling replicas of the movie lamp. For $129.
September 30, 2013 |
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring 2014 collection Monday morning at the gilded Opera Garnier. The inspiration: Understated seduction. Fluid silhouettes playing on transparency and opacity, according to show notes. The look: Sweet in the City, with an earthy palette of navy, brick, chalk and blue. Key pieces: Cap-sleeve dresses with sheer skirts and subtle slashes providing natural air conditioning. Liquid silk pants suits. Organza dresses with a crocodile pattern effect.
January 5, 2012 |
Shortly after Russian hysteric Sabina Spielrein is carried kicking and screaming into a Swiss sanitarium, her new doctor, Carl Jung, primly inquires, "What are your interests?" Sabina, portrayed in "A Dangerous Method" by Keira Knightley, snarls in reply: "Suicide and interplanetary travel. " Some icebreaker! Spastic and stammering, Sabina recovers after taking the "talking cure" administered by Jung (Michael Fassbender) under the guidance of his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen)
April 4, 2004 |
"No, no, no," Bob Dylan says sharply when asked if aspiring songwriters should learn their craft by studying his albums, which is precisely what thousands have done for decades. "It's only natural to pattern yourself after someone," he says, opening a door on a subject that has long been off-limits to reporters: his songwriting process. "If I wanted to be a painter, I might think about trying to be like Van Gogh, or if I was an actor, act like Laurence Olivier.
August 18, 1995 |
The Irvine Bowl will stage a fall series of pop and jazz concerts as it bids to fill Orange County's longstanding lack of a mid-sized venue for touring pop attractions.
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October 22, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Zoo is trying to raise the population of female Komodo dragons, a giant and endangered lizard, by using a DNA test originally devised to identify the gender of bird eggs. Swelling the female ranks would help close a gender gap in captive dragons in North America, which is home to 71 males, 46 females and six of the giant lizards whose sex remains unknown. It would also move the species closer to a self-sustaining and genetically diverse population, which scientists believe they would reach with 75 males and 75 females.
September 6, 2012 |
In the battle of the red sole against design house Yves Saint Laurent, luxe shoe brand Christian Louboutin won a limited victory after an appeals court granted trademark protection for some of its footwear with lacquered red bottoms. The U.S. Appeals Court in Manhattan overturned a lower court decision by deciding that Louboutin shoes that have red soles combined with a different color top are protected under trademark, while a shoe design that is a monochromatic red all over cannot be protected, That means Louboutin can theoretically prevent another designer from putting out a black stiletto with a red sole, for example, but not a red stiletto with a red sole.