January 31, 2002
What's Coming Tuesday: "Ghost World," "Captain Corelli's Mandolin," "Grateful Dawg" "and "Maze" Feb. 12: "Hearts in Atlantis" Feb. 19: "Don't Say a Word," "Hardball" and "O" Feb. 26: "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "Bones," "13 Ghosts," "The Musketeer," "Haiku Tunnel" and "Megiddo: The Omega Code 2" March 5: "Riding in Cars With Boys" and "The Last Castle" March 12: "Zoolander," "Heist," "Sexy Beast," "Lia," "The Wash" and "Joy...
February 11, 2010
The largest showdown of its kind, the 20th Annual Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition offers something for everyone: dance classes, competitions at every age, world-renowned belly dancers in different styles and an evening performance featuring international stars Suhaila Salimpour, Sadie and Atlantis. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. $15-$30. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (562) 433-6615. www.bellydancerofthe universe.
July 8, 2011 |
President Obama on Friday marked the passing of an era of manned space flight, lauding not only the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis but the men and women who have supported NASA's efforts for more than 30 years. "Behind Atlantis and her crew of brave astronauts stand thousands of dedicated workers who have poured their hearts and souls into America’s space shuttle program over the past three decades. To them and all of NASA’s incredible workforce, I want to express my sincere gratitude.
April 26, 2013 |
America has lost its head. Really. The head, about 7 feet tall and weighing 200 to 300 pounds, was successfully wrestled out of the Hudson River by the Marist College crew team, which saw it bobbing near Poughkeepsie. No one has claimed it. “I'm a little shocked,” college spokesman Greg Cannon told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. “It's been four days and with all of the attention it's got, someone would have come forward to claim it. But no one has.” The head, which appears to be made of foam, is about 5 feet at its widest and encased in some kind of fiberglass, Cannon said.
December 2, 1987 |
The University of Arizona, which won only 4 of its 11 games, became the third Mildcat team in history to win the mythical Bottom Ten title, following in the proud tradition of equally mythical sister schools, Northwestern and Kansas State. Arizona, the most famous tie-maker since Garo Yepremian, finished 4-4-3. However, the primitive Bottom Ten computers count ties as losses. The Mildcats just edged out Georgia, 8-3, which in the words of coach Vince Dooley, was "dominated . . .
April 27, 2012 |
Welcome home, space shuttle Enterprise. The NASA shuttle soared over the Statue of Liberty and the world's most famous skyline Friday morning before landing safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Hundreds were waiting to greet the aircraft, including NASA dignitaries, fidgety schoolchildren and Leonard Nimoy. "It feels like a reunion," Nimoy told CNN. Nimoy, who played Spock on the 1960s sci-fi series "Star Trek," recalled being photographed with the Enterprise when it was first unveiled as part of a politics-meets-pop culture moment.
October 12, 1989 |
Workers began the time-consuming task of switching a key computer aboard the space shuttle Atlantis Wednesday, a process that is expected to delay the launch until at least next Tuesday. The computer, called a controller, monitors one of the shuttle's three main engines during liftoff and it had given faulty readings during a checkout Monday night.
March 22, 2013
WASHINGTON - So what if it never flew into space? The retired space shuttle Enterprise, NASA's test orbiter, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The orbiter, now at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, becomes the first space shuttle to receive the honorary designation. The National Park Service described the orbiter as "exceptionally significant" because of its role in the shuttle program. New York landed the Enterprise after a fierce national competition for the retired shuttles.
July 10, 2011 |
I began covering the space shuttle project in 1972, soon after President Nixon authorized it. I had recently joined this newspaper as a science writer. And the country was enthusiastic about the idea of a reusable spacecraft, which was expected to be sturdy, economical and reliable. The shuttle turned out to be neither economical nor sturdy, and its reliability has been wobbly. But as I watched the shuttle Atlantis blast off into space on what will be the 135th and final space shuttle mission, I found myself feeling a bit nostalgic.