November 14, 2013 |
You probably aren't entitled to much flexibility from a cruise line if you cancel a trip several days before the ship sails. Unless, that is, you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, in which case you'd think a cruise line or any business would try to show a little compassion - particularly toward a steady customer. But La Quinta resident David Warlick was told to pound sand when he recently informed Norwegian Cruise Line that he and his wife would have to miss a trip to the Bahamas because his wife had been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer and was undergoing emergency surgery.
October 10, 2013 |
"The Office" actor Craig Robinson was detained and ordered to pay a fine Wednesday in the Bahamas for drug possession, according to reports. The actor, who played upwardly mobile warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin on the NBC comedy and has appeared in several stoner films, was stopped in Nassau when customs agents found a small amount of marijuana and pills that they deemed suspicious as he was trying to board a plane headed to the United States, Supt....
September 17, 2013 |
As every legislative craftsman knows, the trick in giving your bill a name is, first, come up with a title that yields a catchy acronym. Second, make sure the title doesn't explain what the bill does. Hence, the Inform Act. The name certainly is alluring. It sounds like a measure to make government more transparent to its citizens, which is exactly what its promoters say it is. But it may be more accurate to think of it as the Misinform or even Disinform Act. You may be hearing a lot about the Inform Act in a few weeks.
August 28, 2013 |
Donatella on "Donatella": Although we weren't even aware that Lady Gaga's upcoming album had a song about Donatella Versace on it (titled "Donatella" nonetheless), Ms. Versace isn't only aware of it, she "approves" of it. At least that's the takeaway from New York magazine's Cut blog -- based on the parsing of an email the designer reportedly sent to the Just Jared blog. [Cut] Gucci's "Rush" job: Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, lent the label's archives to the costume department for Ron Howard's '70s-era Formula One racing flick "Rush.
May 27, 2013 |
Another month, another troubled cruise ship. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas -- and its 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members -- saw their trip come to an abrupt end after the ship's aft mooring deck burst into flames not far from the Bahamas early Monday morning. Royal Caribbean reported that two passengers fainted but that no one was hurt in the fire. The company said it was working on arrangements to return its passengers to Baltimore. The ship never lost power and made it to a nearby port in Freeport in the Bahamas, about 75 miles east of Palm Beach, Fla. The Grandeur of the Seas had left Baltimore on Friday and was on a seven-day trip that included stops in Florida and the Bahamas.
May 24, 2013 |
Heather Bowie Young made five straight birdies while jumping from one side of the golf course to the other. Silvia Cavalleri was hitting the ball so well Friday she was sorry the Bahamas Classic was held on only 12 holes. The slogan for the LPGA Tour is, "See why it's different out here. " Was it ever. Bowie Young and Cavalleri were tied for the lead at six-under 39, which by numbers alone broke the LPGA scoring record by 20 shots. Not to worry. Annika Sorenstam's 59 in Phoenix in 2002 still stands as the lowest 18-hole score in LPGA history.