July 28, 2012 |
LONDON -- The three members of the men's archery team will become the first American athletes to win a medal at the London Olympic Games after rallying to defeat Japan in the quarterfinal and upsetting favored South Korea in the semifinal at Lord's Cricket Ground. The U.S. men were scheduled to face Italy in the final Saturday evening London time. Jake Kaminski of Elma, N.Y., Brady Ellison of Glendale, Ariz., and Jacob Wukie of Oak Harbor, Ohio, displayed nerves of steel while assuring themselves of the first archery medal for the U.S. since 2000.
June 15, 2012 |
Some of the next steps as .com makes room for a flurry of new generic domains such as .baby, .Lexus, .AARP will make you scratch your head. The question of how to pick which applications get first consideration will be settled by jumping through a set of hoops in an little bit of online Olympics. The event to figure who gets first dibs: "digital archery. " It all actually sounds more like something out of a game show than a formal business application process. Ultimately, the fastest clickers will get placed in the first group to be officially reviewed.
April 28, 2012 |
In "The Hunger Games,"actress Leven Rambin plays a teenage girl who has trained since childhood to fight to the death in a post-apocalyptic arena. To embody the role, Rambin, 21, had to look the part of the young warrior and also be able to wield weapons convincingly - her character, Glimmer, is versed in sword fighting and archery. Rambin talked with us about going beyond her physical comfort zone to prepare for the part, learning to fight in the wilderness and discovering what she's really capable of. You had to get in excellent physical shape for "The Hunger Games.
HOME & GARDEN
April 21, 2012 |
I'm behind a Honda Element with three bullet holes across the back. You guessed it - West L.A., specifically that gritty stretch near the Overland exit. No, I don't know for sure that they are real bullet holes. But in this end of town, I just assume everything I see is authentic. I am on my way to Hunger Games Training, a Saturday class in the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, near Fox Studios. Archery. Self-defense. Primping. Sarcasm. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse. If you were looking at how to behave during some sort of cataclysmic meltdown, where better to learn?
March 21, 2012 |
Archery had long been relegated to the realm of men in tights, apples atop heads and junior high summer camp. Then came "The Hunger Games. " The hit young-adult trilogy debuted in 2008, starring a heroine in a post-apocalyptic future who wields a bow and arrow to survive in gladiator-style contests. Key to the plots are several of Katniss Everdeen's dramatic shots and the increasingly advanced designs of her bows and arrows (including explosive shafts), as well as the rebellious symbolism of her archery skills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2012 |
Reporting from Yosemite National Park -- Winter in the high country is usually a season of icy quiet. Birds leave, bears hibernate, and only a few hardy people on skis or snowshoes pass through en route to snow-covered granite domes. But Christmas and New Year's Day came and went, then Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and still only auburn pine needles covered the ground. Chattering squirrels, normally tucked away in their winter nests, perched on top of "Snow Play Area" signs, with no snow in sight.