April 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Senate took its turn holding a hearing on the excessive spending of the embattled General Services Administration on Wednesday, with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) announcing “the party's over.” Boxer, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, began the oversight hearing on the GSA by detailing its history of misconduct stretching back to the administration of President Carter in the late 1970s. Boxer called Daniel Tangherlini, the new acting administrator of the GSA, “a no-nonsense leader” and expressed confidence that he would be able to clean up the mess left behind by former administrator Martha Johnson, who resigned soon after the scandal came to light.
HOME & GARDEN
March 26, 2011
Woodworkers will tell you that it's incredibly easy to ruin a beautiful, handcrafted design with a lousy finish. Brian Miller, the wood finisher for Don and Natalie Kick's house, should know. In the industry for 36 years, he is an expert in centuries'-old methods of coloring wood with dyes and chemicals. "Coloring wood is a dying art these days," Miller said, no pun intended. "Everyone wants to stain wood ? and I'll do that too if a client wants it. But stains hide the grain because they deposit pigments into the wood that prevent light from penetrating.
February 25, 1990 |
The North Hollywood High coach shut the door behind him and stared at his basketball team seated in the conference room. He stared at Dana Jones, the team's 6-foot-6 do-everything center. He stared at Harry Marks, the 6-3 shooting forward. The rest of the team--point guard Robert Hill, off-guard Tommy Byrdsong, forward Eric Jackson--also fell under his baleful glare. "Coach," the team pleaded on this Monday early in February, "we aren't going to have any time to practice."
December 25, 2012 |
The tipsy crowd leaned in to take a gander at contestant No. 1: Natalie Novoa was sporting a flashing Christmas sweater bedazzled with pompoms, sequins and a stuffed gingerbread man. With Christmas fast approaching, she twirled on a chair showing off her forest green pullover as it twinkled red, blue and green - lighting up the dark Silver Lake bar. She was vying with four other holiday-hued patrons this week for the coveted title of "ugliest holiday...
September 1, 2011 |
A cracked cosmonaut helmet, footsteps in the moon dust, a mysterious flash of light outside a spaceship window — these are some of the images the Weinstein Co. has released from "Apollo 18," a documentary-style sci-fi thriller opening Friday that the studio is marketing as a movie culled from "found footage" from a U.S. space mission. "In 1972, the United States sent two astronauts on a secret mission to the moon," the trailer says. "Despite decades of denial by NASA and the Department of Defense, classified footage of the mission was leaked to the media.