September 4, 2000 |
'Why did so few people follow the Republican convention on the Internet?" the moderator asked earnestly as I sat on a panel about government and the Net at the recent Democratic National Convention. "What does that say about the value of the Internet?" "What does it say about the value of the Republican convention?" I countered to enthusiastic applause. But the Democratic convention fared little better.
August 13, 1995 |
It's nearly 3 p.m., but still early morning by Courtney Love's clock. Rock's most vola tile woman is lounging under the covers on her hotel bed and talking about one of her favorite topics: madness. To much of the pop world, she's already demonstrated her firsthand expertise in the subject. "I understand that I fit a cultural archetype: the tragic female, the bitch goddess," she says, wearing the flannel pajama top of her late husband, Kurt Cobain.
February 20, 2012 |
Fat Tuesday is your last hurrah, folks, so let the carbo loading begin. Fat Tuesday will give way to a more solemn occasion -- Ash Wednesday -- and then a 40-day period of self-sacrifice known as Lent. Fat Tuesday, the English translation of the French " Mardi Gras ," signals the official end of Carnival season, billed as a hedonistic frenzy of food, booze, parades, masked celebrations and things that can't be printed in a family newspaper. Fat Tuesday is kind of like a hangover helper -- and a way to get ready for what lies ahead.
September 30, 1997
The Motley Fool was founded by brothers Tom and David Gardner in 1994 as a place where investors could meet on American Online. That's still its major role, but now its Web site offers an expanded variety of educational materials and advice, often with a sense of humor. The Gardners (with their Fool staff) run the AOL and Web sites and create this feature.
November 9, 1999 |
Seagram Co.'s Universal Music Group is expected to join American Online Inc. today to announce formation of an Internet venture, "Jimmy and Doug's Farm Club," a Web site where unsigned artists can post songs and vie for the attention of top executives at the world's biggest record company. Farmclub.com, the brainchild of Universal Music Group head Doug Morris and Interscope Records co-chief Jimmy Iovine, is expected to be up and running by February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2008 |
A tip from an online service company has led to charges of possession and distribution of child pornography against a volunteer Los Angeles Boy Scout district commissioner. Gerald Frederick Curland, 63, of Valley Village is scheduled to be arraigned today in Los Angeles County Superior Court on the separate felony charges, according to the district attorney's office. Curland was arrested Tuesday by sheriff's Special Victims Unit investigators. Bail was set at $40,000, said prosecutor Marc Beaart of the district attorney's High Tech Crimes Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 |
An online voter registration system launched by California for last November's election appears to be bringing more lower-income people into the political process, according to an academic study. Researchers at UC Berkeley looked at the 839,297 people who registered to vote online before the election, and found that the breakdown was ethnically similar to those who registered in person or through the mail. However, the results showed more online registrants came from low- and middle-income neighborhoods than expected, according to researchers Lisa Garcia Bedolla and Veronica N. Velez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2009 |
A volunteer Boy Scout commissioner was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and three years' probation after a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found him guilty of possessing and distributing child pornography. Prosecutors originally asked that Gerald Frederick Curland, 63, of Valley Village serve one year in jail, but the judge reduced the sentence to one month because of Curland's poor health. He surrendered to the Twin Towers jail in December and completed his 30 days before appearing in court this week.