August 14, 2006 |
Daniel McGee's parents were apprehensive when their son turned his back on the four-year college degree they always assumed he would earn. They figured a bachelor's degree was the key to success in the modern economy, and their son was on track to earn one, with athletic honors, a 3.0 grade point average at his Minnesota high school and scholarships in hand. But as McGee saw it, his future lay in the old-world industry of metalworking.
January 4, 2007
Re "He's a Lon Chaney for Today," Dec. 28: Undoubtedly, suit performers and character artists are completely unheralded in today's celebrity-drenched climate. Like makeup artists and effects technicians, too often, these craftspeople remain tidily behind the scenes. Susan King's stories always give a voice to quieter talents. It's a refreshing break for those of us who are truly interested in the craft of cinema at every level. SCOTT ESSMAN Glendora
March 17, 1986 |
Deputy White House press secretary Larry Speakes warned television technicians today not to use their "fishing pole" microphone extensions in the Oval Office anymore or face being barred from picture-taking sessions. Speakes gave the warning as the media pool left the Oval Office where President Reagan and special envoy Philip C. Habib had just begun their meeting.
August 20, 1989
The acidic remarks that director James Cameron made regarding his actors are appalling. He may not "shed one single tear for them," but berating them after they worked under such adverse conditions is inhuman. Films are created by a group of highly trained technicians and actors, not simply by the messianic vision of a director. So have a little compassion for your fellow workers, Mr. Cameron. They deserve your respect for helping you realize your script. SUE DOLPH BROWN Torrance
September 29, 1996
"America Online Goes Offline--Again" (Sept. 26) says the trouble occurred between 3 and 3:45 p.m. Pacific time. I had trouble connecting to America Online all day on Sept. 25, and they lost all my e-mail files that I had received. When I talked with them on the phone, they said they were working on it, but they would not answer any e-mail questions I sent to their technicians. Some of the problems that I'm aware of went back to the previous week. ROBERT P. JOHNSON Panorama City
October 11, 2000 |
The Orange County Register said Tuesday that a hacker broke into its Web site recently and changed three stories, editing one article to say Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates had been arrested for breaking into NASA computers. The Sept. 29 stories were about Jason Diekman's arrest for breaking into Web sites at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, said Nancy Souza, spokeswoman for the paper.