October 20, 2009 |
In the summer of 1968, events were roiling America and the world: the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the escalation of the Vietnam War; the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia; the radicalization of the civil rights movement. The tenor of the times consumed and overshadowed the competition at the Mexico City Olympics. Indeed, the '68 Games will forever be defined not by Bob Beamon's gravity-defying long jump, but by the black-gloved demonstration of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos and the killing of protesting students by the Mexican police and army 10 days before the opening ceremonies.
May 13, 2010 |
Over the last 15 months, Sony Television President Steve Mosko has traveled to Russia, Tokyo, London, Holland and twice to India. He wasn't impersonating Ryan Bingham, the itinerant corporate hatchet man played by George Clooney in "Up in the Air." Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television since 2000, added international markets to his duties and embarked on a cram course in Sony's overseas operations, which include 122 channels in more than 140 countries. Among the "vertically integrated" media giants, Sony is supposed to be at a disadvantage because it doesn't own a broadcast network or a bunch of cable channels through which it can funnel its shows.
September 27, 2009 |
Yep, it's true. There's no shame in America, only a rehab industry. Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who left Congress in 2006 amid accusations he sent lurid e-mails to male House pages, is credited with helping to sour the electorate's view of the Grand Old Party in a year when Nancy Pelosi and the Dems swept into power. In the years since, he's been in real estate investment, contemplating a return to politics. On Tuesday, he made his debut as a radio talk show host.
February 1, 2010 |
When her husband went missing in Haiti's earthquake, Elcie Dyess turned to Signal FM radio station. Like thousands of other desperate people, she used the radio to broadcast an appeal for help. Her husband, Jean Francois, was last seen at the bank where he works, she told the audience. Help me find him. Scores of fellow bank employees responded by returning to the collapsed building. After hours of searching and digging, they pulled Jean Francois to safety. As the days since the quake have stretched into weeks, Signal FM has served as the voice of, and lifeline to, a traumatized society.
September 2, 1997 |
"Liquid air" sounds like a contradiction in terms, but a San Diego-based company has developed just such a substance and believes it could solve the problem of getting oxygen to patients unable to breathe on their own. Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. says it is ready to start advanced human trials of its LiquiVent substance, which looks just like water but is rich in oxygen. The company has already put the substance to the ultimate test in laboratory mice.
August 7, 2006 |
It may not be a household name, but 1,4-dichlorobenzene is a common household smell. It is the whiff of mothballs, the aroma masking a damp basement, the essence of an under-ventilated bathroom. It comes from a solid brick of insect-chasing, odor-covering, toilet-bowl cleaning power called paradichlorobenzene -- or "para" in the cleaning trade. A new study says the chemical could be damaging the lungs of people who inhale it regularly.
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June 3, 2008 |
Bob Dale, 83, who was one of San Diego's best-known television personalities and who displayed a folksy on-air presence during more than 40 years on the air, died May 26 at a San Diego hospice, said Ken Kramer, a former colleague. The cause of death was not released. Dale was host of "Zoorama," a series that was filmed in the early 1960s at the San Diego Zoo and aired nationally. He also had a daily talk show, was host of various late-afternoon movie shows and children's programs, and was a longtime weatherman.
August 21, 1988
"Funny People" is on the air and "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" is off. Good grief! Susan Richards, Palos Verdes Peninsula
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August 29, 1995
Re "Dornan's Bid for Presidency Up in the Air," Aug. 23: It always has been; hot air rises. WILLIAM D. RUMMELL II Montbello
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December 9, 1989
Yesterday's air quality chart and today's forecast are not available today because of computer problems.