January 24, 1988 |
Cher, the dowdy widow who falls in love with the wrong man in "Moonstruck," and Robin Williams, the manic disc jockey in "Good Morning, Vietnam," won Golden Globe awards Saturday night as top stars in a movie musical or comedy. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. gave its supporting performers awards to Olympia Dukakis, the feisty mother in "Moonstruck," and Sean Connery, the incorruptible policeman in "The Untouchables."
February 24, 2011 |
In mid-October, a homeless man was standing at the intersection of Hudson Street and Interstate 71 in Columbus, Ohio. A sign around his neck proclaimed that he had a "gift of voice" and had "fallen on hard times. " The man was spotted by a videographer for the Columbus Dispatch who conducted a couple of brief interviews, gave him a few bucks, and finally posted the video on the newspaper's website on Jan. 3. In less than two days, the homeless man, Ted Williams, was lifted from panhandling obscurity to YouTube sensation thanks to a 97-second clip that showcased his astonishingly resonant voice.
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October 13, 2007 |
William T. Golden, an influential behind-the-scenes force with many of the nation's prominent scientific research institutions who conceived the idea of a presidential science advisor, died Sunday of lymphoma at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He was 97. Golden, who earned a fortune in the 1930s through canny Wall Street investments, spent more than 50 years bringing the foremost minds of science together with presidents, mayors and international leaders.
February 24, 1998 |
Steadying his right elbow on his left wrist, Richard Bunkall dips a long, thin brush into umber paint and applies it to the big canvas. Then he backs off in his motorized chair--taking care not to run over William, the faithful golden retriever always at his side--and scrutinizes his painting. The artist is facing a deadline, having promised 10 new pieces for an exhibit opening this week at the Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena.
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February 26, 1989
It is unfortunate that former Sen. William Proxmire's "Golden Fleece Award," given in recognition of acts wasting taxpayers' money, is not awarded to members of the California Legislature. Otherwise, Rep. Curt Pringle would doubtlessly win the award for his bill commemorating President Reagan's "illustrious service to our country." Is Pringle going to represent his constituents, or the leaders of the Orange County Republican Party? SUZANNE HAYWARD Newport Beach
April 10, 1987 |
Steve Sanders, the guitarist in the band that backs up the Oak Ridge Boys, will probably replace the group's recently fired member William Lee Golden, the Oaks' Duane Allen said Wednesday. "Steve is probably the most likely candidate because he already knows our material," Allen said. "If there's an inside track, he's got it." Sanders, 34, has played rhythm guitar in the Oaks' backup band for five years.