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July 6, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
When Jon Wilhite walks across Goodwin Field tonight to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, his father Tony will be by his side, still not comprehending how his son survived the car crash that killed three friends, one of them Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.
May 8, 1988
Thank you for Jerry Hulse's tribute to Delaplane. It meant a great deal to me--being an old San Franciscan. The art of traveling is just that--an art. And being able to come back with a good story is a true blessing. Delaplane will be sorely missed. JANE POWELL San Diego
March 26, 1989
Regarding the San Diego Convention Center, that name is appropriate and should remain as such. As for Martin Luther King Jr., there are many other things that could be named after him. My favorite would be Presidents Way in Balboa Park. That would be a tribute equal to his accomplishment. PAUL HERRMANN San Diego
June 4, 1989
Re "In Desert Solitude, Faithful Pay Tribute to the Abbey Myth" by Bob Sipchen, May 22: Not long ago, Edward Abbey, the great naturalist, died. He was my hero. I made a film of his book, "The Brave Cowboy," which was released under the title, "Lonely Are the Brave." My company, Bryna, produced it, and I played Edward Abbey. It is my favorite movie. I was proud that Abbey liked it. In a tribute to Abbey, your writer wrote: "He (Abbey) was pleased with the film, 'Lonely Are the Brave,' in which Gregory Peck played the lead."
May 14, 2011
Lonesome Country: An In-Person Tribute to Monte Hellman Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, "Road to Nowhere" Admission: $11 Information:
February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jamie Coots, the Appalachian minister and "Snake Salvation" reality star who died Saturday after a rattlesnake he was handling in church bit him on the hand, will be remembered with a tribute special to air on National Geographic Channel. Coots, who was 42, was the star of NatGeo's "Snake Salvation," which aired for a single season on the cable channel last year. He handled snakes while ministering at his church in Middleboro, Ky. He was a practitioner of a 100-year-old tradition that involved the handling of live and deadly snakes in church.
October 5, 2001
I have read many articles saying things will never be the same after the incidents of Sept. 11; I hope this is true. I have seen grown men not afraid to cry and show their emotions. I have seen children disgusted by violence; the same violence that dominated their video games, movies and TV shows. I have seen governments with dramatic differences in political ideology unite against evil. I see strangers walking down the street saying hello. I see people standing up when the national anthem is played.
March 21, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Merle Haggard is on the receiving end of a couple of new tributes, as the 2014 recipient of the Academy of Country Music's Crystal Milestone Award and as the subject of a new multi-artist tribute album highlighting his songs. Haggard will be presented with the ACM's Crystal Milestone Award, given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement, on April 6 at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Previous recipients include Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Jennifer Nettles.
January 14, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
A self-proclaimed "super fan" of Huell Howser, the beloved host of "California's Gold" who died Jan. 6, is staging a grass-roots effort to put together a tribute book that will honor the folksy public television host. Robert DaGasta, a buyer and seller of pop culture memorabilia, has been traveling around the city visiting numerous locales that Howser featured in his program to solicit "tribute pages" that would feature photos and remembrances of Howser. The pages, he said, give locals a chance to say farewell to Howser in a personal way. "We love Huell, and we really wanted to do something to honor him," DaGasta said.
May 20, 2012
'Howard Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People' Where: Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through July 1. Tickets: $10 or $4-$6 for children, students and seniors. Information: (323) 667-2000.
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