May 24, 2001 |
When your partner opens 1NT (or 2NT), a raise to 4NT is exactly that: a raise that invites slam, just as a raise of 1NT to 2NT would invite game. You need a different bid to ask about partner's aces, and the Gerber Convention does the job: A response of four clubs is ace-asking. Today's South wants to play at slam unless two aces are missing. North's 4NT response to Gerber promises three aces (careful; the responses aren't the same as the responses to Blackwood), and South tries six hearts.
January 4, 1985
Tribune Media Services Inc., a unit of Orlando, Fla.-based Tribune Co., paid about $5 million for the privately held national marketing and services company that sells "bold face" advertising for insertion into newspaper television listings. Aubrey Ison, chairman of National TV Log, said that the company, which had sales of about $9 million in 1984, will remain in Pasadena, and no layoffs are planned.
March 25, 1989 |
No crook gets the better of Dick Tracy, but someone has stolen valuable original panels of the famous syndicated cartoon strip from the Museum of Cartoon Art. A number of Tracy panels were willed to the museum by the creator of the jut-jawed champion of law and order, Chester Gould, who died in 1985.
November 8, 2003
IN Tim Rutten's article on former Fox News Channel producer Charlie Reina's memo about alleged conservative bias at that network ("Miles From 'Fair and Balanced,' " Nov. 1), I am identified as a "conservative religious commentator." I'm not sure what that means since my syndicated column (in 557 newspapers and distributed by Tribune Media Services, which is hardly a "religious" organization) mostly deals with secular subjects others write about. So does my "After Hours" show on Fox, which includes liberals, Democrats, pagans and, occasionally, a "religious" person.
November 1, 2000
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, an international investment bank based in Los Angeles, has appointed Louis Chen as chief information officer. He will be responsible for overseeing all projects related to Houlihan Lokey's Information Technology Group, as well as for providing technical support and recommendations from a practitioner's point of view to the firm's technology financial staff.
June 20, 1993 |
Wayne and Judy desired to install a TV satellite receive-only antenna in their back yard. They applied with the city for a permit that was denied because their antenna would exceed the ordinance's 10-foot height limit. Instead of reducing the height of their planned antenna, Wayne and Judy sued the city to challenge the ordinance. They argued regulations of the Federal Communications Commission preempt the field and their constitutional rights of free speech are infringed by this ordinance.