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  • The Times' college football rankings: The top 25

    The Times' college football rankings: The top 25
    Monday night's NFL outrage with the officials reminds me of the time in 2010 that "replacement Rankman" put Boise State at No. 1 and kept the Broncos there until the Friday night after Thanksgiving. This week's standings offer their own controversial finish, with four Big Ten Conference schools bunched in the basement for what should be an exciting playoff two years in advance of college football's new format. The winner gets the Floyd of Rankman trophy, presented by John Deere, at imaginary Grain Silo Stadium. Bump-of-the-week goes to Kansas State, which rockets 10 spots to No. 6 after last week's triumph at Oklahoma. Coach Bill Snyder called from his Little Manhattan project to wonder why Rankman was not this excited about his 1998 team.
  • Steve Franken dies at 80; portrayed rich pal of 'Dobie Gillis'

    Steve Franken dies at 80; portrayed rich pal of 'Dobie Gillis'
    Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80. Franken died of...

    Without Marvin Hamlisch, some uncertainty for 'Nutty Professor'

    Without Marvin Hamlisch, some uncertainty for 'Nutty Professor'
    "The Nutty Professor" was the last stage musical that Marvin Hamlisch completed before the composer died unexpectedly on Monday at 68. The show, directed by and based on the movie that starred Jerry Lewis, is having its world premiere in Nashville through...

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...

    Marvin Hamlisch, 68, remembered by theater collaborators

    Marvin Hamlisch, 68, remembered by theater collaborators
    Marvin Hamlisch, who died Monday in Los Angeles at 68, was one of the most honored composers in the theater world, and one of the hardest working. From his songs for "A Chorus Line," which opened in 1975 and ran on Broadway for close to 15 years, to...