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WatchdogCongratulations to NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Sports Emmy Awards Monday night. Ebersol received the award in a ceremony featuring from Muhammad Ali and the commissioners/CEOs of...
Tags: NASCAR, Crimes, CBS Corp., Kate Walsh, Sports
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
(WGN-AM)- A lawyer for George Ryan says he'll ask President Barack Obama to commute the former governor's more than six-year sentence. Ryan's attorney, former Gov. Jim Thompson, says he'll present a petition to Obama while keeping in mind the president...
Tags: Crimes, George Ryan, WGN, Lawyers, Government
Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
Tribune staff reportersJust three weeks after appointing Chicago attorney Jack Carriglio to a powerful state board that oversees billions of dollars in assets, Gov. Rod Blagojevich received a $25,000 campaign contribution from Carriglio's law firm. Carriglio, who declined to...
Tags: California, Travel, George Ryan, Business, Hospitals and Clinics
Special to the TribuneAs a teenager growing up in the Italianate-style brick house her well-to-do father built in 1872, Susan Lawrence led the good life in Springfield, a privileged one filled with parties and prestigious people. The only surviving child of Rheuna and Mary...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 11, 1997 Director Michael Oblowitz and writer-producer Larry Gross have a tough time getting a grip on "This World, Then the Fireworks," a lurid, low-down adaptation of a story by legendary hard-boiled writer Jim Thompson. As a result,...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 3, 1997 "U-Turn" is a new turn for director Oliver Stone, but otherwise it's awfully familiar. The latest in an unending series of bleakly comic, nihilistic neo-noirs to reach the screen, "U-Turn's" story of a bad day in an Arizona...
Tags: Jon Voight, Powers Boothe, Arizona, John Huston, Nick Nolte
Tribune staff reportersAfter decades of griping about their fan-unfriendly throwback of an arena and a series of ill-fated plans to replace it, the Chicago Bears on Thursday finally won state backing to build a glitzy new stadium in the shell of Soldier Field. The $587 million...
Times Staff WriterSome years ago, a commercial hustling some slop of a beer or another disposable part of our world lodged deep in my memory banks. The ad featured a couple of ordinary Joes who, while cruising a video store, had been stopped dead in their tracks by a...
Tags: Crimes, Canal+, Palms, Martin Scorsese, Depression
Tribune staff reporterBarack Obama, possessing an intense devotion to social justice, arrived in the Illinois Senate in 1997 and quickly became a darling of the Democratic Party's liberal wing--a label he wore like a badge of honor into the U.S. Senate primary in March. But...
Tags: Gun Control, Kenya, Sociology, Rahm Emanuel, Politics
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC4 stars (out of 4) Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory," now being reprised in a brand-new print at the Music Box Theatre, is a great anti-war film that has lost none of its power since its release in 1957, when Kubrick was 29 and his legendary career...
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