September 8, 2013 |
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines. But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store. "In the last month, I have noticed it was faster," said Ricketts, 27, an actress from the Miracle Mile. "I thought I was dreaming. " She wasn't. To shave precious minutes off wait times, Ralphs has been installing technology to measure foot traffic in nearly all of its supermarkets.
March 19, 2007 |
Search teams combed mountain terrain for a 12-year-old Boy Scout who disappeared after lunch Saturday during a Greensboro troop outing in the Blue Ridge Parkway. Searchers found part of his mess kit less than a mile away. Searchers spread out from the trail into rugged terrain but were narrowing their search at night because of the risks involved, authorities said. The broader search was to resume at today. A helicopter with a body heat sensor was assisting.
February 24, 1991 |
On the shade inside his bathroom door, Mickey Rourke has scribbled his warrior credo. "I must be mentally and physically prepared so defeat does not exist in my mind and body. Shadow box in a mirror 30 minutes a day. Movement is concentrated. Positive attitude to survive and be as good as I can possibly be. No excuses for laziness. And no second chance again."
November 9, 2005 |
EVERY fall, when braising season begins in earnest, we pull out our favorite heavyweight: a 5.5-quart round Le Creuset enameled cast-iron pot. It's perfect for slow-cooking meat until it's meltingly tender, turning the braising liquid into a deeply flavorful sauce. We love everything about this pot -- from its heavy-duty cast iron construction to its pale enamel interior, which makes it easy to judge browning (it's also easy to clean).
September 14, 2008
In her On The Spot column on Aug. 31 ["Flier Frostbite"], Catharine Hamm describes sitting on a flight listening to Motown sounds of the '70s: "You're doing nothing but losing body heat and killing brain cells with bad music." That kisses off landmark albums by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder and such classic singles as Diana Ross' "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and the Commodores' "Easy." I'm glad Hamm is a travel writer and not a music critic.
September 24, 2005 |
Harry Potter hasn't lost a bit of his magic. The sixth book about the boy wizard, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," has sold more than 11 million copies since its U.S. release on July 16, publisher Scholastic Corp. says. The book also is selling at a faster pace than its predecessors. The fifth installment, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," took an additional three weeks to achieve the same sales total. "The pace is definitely faster....