September 6, 2008 |
A teleprompter error at the Republican National Convention, not the ad-libbing of a former prisoner of war, led to the identification of two Navy SEALs in violation of military rules, a GOP official said Friday. At the convention on Tuesday, delegates watched a moving video tribute to Medal of Honor winner and fallen SEAL Michael A. Monsoor of Garden Grove. Afterward, Orson Swindle, a retired Marine officer who shared a North Vietnamese prison cell with Republican presidential nominee John McCain, asked two members of Monsoor's SEAL Team 3 to stand, naming them.
January 13, 2000 |
"Skipper Frank" Herman, who delighted Southern California baby boomers with his magic, ventriloquism and banter on "Cartoon Carousel" and other 1950s children's programs on pioneering television station KTLA, has died at the age of 83. Herman, who also had a Channel 5 program called "For Kids Only," died Jan. 4 in La Jolla, his longtime friend and fellow magician David Alexander said Wednesday.
August 29, 1986 |
No matter what Flying Pidgeon does in Sunday's Budweiser-Arlington Million, trainer Luis Olivares has had a good stay in this Chicago suburb. The 14 jockeys who will ride in the sixth edition of the Million will likely be talking about saving ground with their mounts. Olivares has saved a life. A few days before Arlington Park opened its two-week season Aug.
September 3, 2010 |
A president governs in prose, but every now and then some poetry slips through. Speaking in West Virginia after an explosion killed 29 coal miners, President Obama talked about the victims: "Most days they would emerge from the dark mine, squinting at the light. Most days, they would emerge, sweaty, dirty, dusted with coal. Most days, they would come home. Most days, but not that day. " The words came from Adam Frankel, a young White House speechwriter. Over the last 20 months he has developed a niche in death and disaster, a specialist in language that assuages grief.
May 5, 2011 |
The image of President Obama, standing in the White House East Room Sunday evening, solemnly declaring that America’s public enemy number one, Osama bin Laden, was dead, was published in newspapers all over the world. But what if that photo wasn’t real? A provocative post on the website of the Poynter Institute, which provides training for journalists, details how the president recreated the first 30 seconds of his televised address, including his approach to the podium, to the nation for the still photographers present after the speech was concluded.
January 6, 2014 |
Michael Bay is known for his big, loud action spectacles, but an appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon found the "Transformers" director awkwardly, uncomfortably quiet. While participating in a Samsung news conference to hype the company's new curved UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bay was rattled by a teleprompter glitch, then flubbed his lines and walked off stage. Bay was initially brought up with "Transformers" footage playing and said, "My job as a director is I get to dream for a living.
May 25, 2002 |
For generations of local news viewers, Jerry Dunphy was the familiar and authoritative newsman who began each newscast with a warm smile and his trademark greeting, "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California." But for numerous colleagues who worked with him during the last four decades in his stints at various stations, Dunphy was a dedicated newsman secure in his standing as the elder statesman of local TV news.
February 12, 2006
RE "When He's 64," Feb. 5: As a fellow baby boomer, I appreciate Paul McCartney's great example of living his life well. I admire how he deals with success, but I also admire how he deals with far more difficult things, including the loss of his wife Linda and his dear friends George and John. The death of John Lennon was particularly difficult, coming in a shocking moment of madness, and left McCartney struggling with the complicated legacy of a friend he loved dearly who was also an inspiring and combative rival.
March 20, 2009
Re "Obama hears state's anxiety," March 19 On Wednesday, the new commander in chief made his first presidential visit to Orange County. Given that the county is at the heart of the nation's housing crisis, it made perfect sense for him to come here. I believe that there is another reason Orange County is on President Obama's radar. Clearly, things are changing here -- and not to the GOP's liking. Newsweek reported recently that "in November, the place that fancies itself 'the reddest county in America' gave the Democratic nominee for president nearly 48% of the vote."