Bob Trimble and his family celebrate Christmas in the finished basement of their Pittsburgh-area home. That basement is also where Trimble keeps the collection of jerseys, helmets, press passes and other memorabilia he amassed during a two-decade career as a sports broadcaster, much of it spent in Buffalo with the now-defunct Empire Sports Network. That basement – he calls it his “man cave” – is a special place for Trimble. It’s where he keeps the memories of the career he lost shortly after he left Buffalo some 13 years ago. It’s where he celebrates with the family he has. It’s where he nearly lost everything — and it’s where he found a way to save it. It was six years ago when, a few days after New Year’s, Trimble was lugging Christmas boxes up three flights of stairs and his chest started tightening. His lungs gasped for air. It was dinnertime and he hadn’t eaten, but he wasn’t hungry. He tried to lie down … [Read more...] about Ex-sportscaster Trimble emerges from darkness with stories, and a nearly full smile
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An abbreviated version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman.Match made in HollywoodWhen Sam Elliott made his feature film debut playing Card Player #2 in the now-iconic 1969 Western “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” he never got the chance to share a scene or even meet the movie’s famed female lead, Katharine Ross.But he definitely noticed her.“All I could do was just watch Katharine come and go. We didn’t interact at all. I saw her a lot because I knew who she was, and I was just another guy on the lot at that point and time,” Elliott recalled in a recent phone interview. “It was a great opportunity, though, because being an extra on the show and being a contract player (with Fox) allowed me to get in and watch ‘em make the film. I spent a lot of time over in a dark corner watching Katharine and the rest of ‘em work while they were in L.A.”A decade later, Elliott had risen to the level … [Read more...] about Interviews, photos and video: Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross talk marriage, Westerns, favorite projects and more
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?
"Big Night" Portland Opera's 2018 resident artists are (from left) Thomas Cilluffo, Helen Huang, Kate Farrar and Shi Li. (Portland Opera) "Big Night" Works by Bizet, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Wagner are on the program along with several Broadway hits as Portland Opera stages its fifth annual Big Night concert. The opera's general director, Christopher Mattaliano, hosts performances by soprano Vanessa Isiguen, tenor Barry Banks and baritone Stephen Powell, as well as the opera's four 2018 resident artists. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St. Tickets start at $25, rush and $5 Arts for All tickets available, portlandopera.org or 503-241-1802. "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" Actor/playwright Anna Deavere Smith portrays real people in her one-woman play "Twilight: Los Angeles" about the city's 1992 riots, including real estate agent Elaine Young. (Adger W. Cowans/The Associated Press) "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" This docudrama by Anna Deavere Smith is … [Read more...] about 6 arts picks: Portland Opera’s ‘Big Night,’ Anna Deavere Smith’s ‘Twilight,’ more
Years after the Holocaust, the Mossad learned that Egypt was working with German scientists on weapons of mass destruction. Photo Illustration by Gluekit World Israel Mossad Since World War II, Israel has used assassinations and targeted killings on more people than any other country in the Western world. In many cases, its leaders have determined that in killing a designated target—and protecting its national security—it is moral and legal to endanger the lives of innocent civilians. Harming such people, they believe, is a necessary evil. Israel’s reliance on assassination as a military tool did not happen by chance. It stems from the roots of the Zionist movement, from the trauma of the Holocaust and from the sense among Israelis that the country is perpetually in danger of annihilation. And that no one would come to its aid.Because Israel is such a small country, because the Arab states have long talked of and attempted to destroy it, and because of the … [Read more...] about The Secret History of Israel’s War Against Hitler’s Scientists