June 8, 1998 |
"Delta Style" By Delta Burke, with Alexis Lipsitz SoundeluxAudio Abridged nonfiction Two cassettes Length: 3 hours $17.95 Read by the author Available in bookstores or call (800) 227-2020 This is about big hair and crystal meth. It is also about being able to accept oneself, no matter your size. Burke, a former beauty queen and current actress/clothing designer, went through a much-publicized weight gain and nervous breakdown during her tenure with the TV series "Designing Women."
December 22, 1987 |
The cockpit voice recorder from the Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner that crashed Dec. 7 near Paso Robles indicates that the man who invaded the cockpit fired three shots at the pilot and co-pilot and then, an instant before impact, fired a last shot that may have taken his own life, the FBI announced this morning. The jet went into a steep dive and slammed into a hillside in the rugged coastal backcountry of San Luis Obispo County, killing all 43 aboard. Authorities believe David A.
August 8, 1985 |
Johnson & Johnson, which since 1982 has been rocked by a series of developments affecting its products and finances, said Wednesday that profit for the next two years "appears to be in pretty good shape." While declining to make a specific forecast, Chairman and Chief Executive James E. Burke said strong profits for 1985 and 1986 will result largely from productivity gains and sharply reduced spending to market consumer products.
January 10, 1992 |
The Rodeo Collection, on the world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, brings together an alarming number of shops in a relatively small, concentrated area. Serious shoppers could spend the entire day and several entire salaries circumnavigating the three tiers of boutiques clustered around a central courtyard.
February 13, 2013 |
Actress Jane Fonda bought a home in Beverly Hills last year with a feature that might seem counterintuitive for a fitness guru: an elevator. The Holmby Hills house that pop icon Michael Jackson leased has one within its 17,200 square feet of living space. So does the nearby 56,500-square-foot mansion heiress Petra Ecclestone bought from socialite Candy Spelling two years ago for $85 million. But home elevators aren't just for the super-rich anymore. Baby boomers looking to age in place are installing them to ease the burden of bad knees and growing girth.
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December 10, 2001 |
Jeffrey Duvardo told his parents he was a CIA operative who would be killed if he didn't come up with $50,000 to complete a multimillion-dollar arms deal. The couple believed their 44-year-old son, lending him $30,000 from their meager retirement fund. Four months later, Don and Mary Ann Duvardo were dead.
April 26, 2013 |
Jessica Alba wore double corsets to achieve her signature toned body after her two pregnancies. So, basically, she would have fit right in in Victorian-era England. It turns out the secret to concealing the visible changes a woman's body undergoes during childbearing is wearing two girdles. "It was brutal; it's not for everyone," the 31-year-old told Net-A-Porter's digital magazine. "I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it. " PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Celebrities including Brooke Burke-Charvet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Garner reportedly used the tummy-tucking method too. "The concept behind abdominal binders is very common after surgery and after the delivery of a baby to help support abdominal muscles, help with posture and reduce the feeling of bloating," said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, senior medical contributor for ABC News.
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May 30, 2013 |
Clarence Burke Jr., the lead singer of the Five Stairsteps, a sibling R&B group once regarded as "the first family of soul" for a string of hits that included "O-o-h Child," died Sunday, a day after he turned 64. Burke died in Marietta, Ga., where he made his home, said his manager, Joe Marno. The cause was not released. Formed in 1965 in Chicago, the group originally consisted of four young brothers and a sister who played their own instruments as well as sang. They owed their collective name to their mother, who observed they looked like stair steps when they stood by one another in order of age. The eldest brother, Clarence, also played guitar, wrote many of the group's songs, served as a producer and choreographed their dance routines.
June 8, 2013 |
Broderick Turner projects how things shape up for the first round of the June 27 NBA draft. Player; age; position; height; weight; school; comment; 1.CLEVELAND Nerlens Noel; 19; PF/C; 6-10; 228; Kentucky …Had surgery to repair torn ACL in left knee. Expected to play this season. 2.ORLANDO Ben McLemore; 21; SG; 6-5; 190; Kansas … Athletic, and can score. 3.WASHINGTON Otto Porter; 20; SF; 6-9; 200; Georgetown … Local product, has size and length for the position.
April 3, 2013 |
Ending weeks of gossip and speculation, NBC confirmed that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" in the spring of 2014. Although Leno is still the most-watched late-night television host, NBC is making the move because it thinks Fallon will do better with younger viewers in the years to come. This is not the first time NBC has announced a plan to replace Leno. In 2009, NBC put Conan O'Brien in as host of "The Tonight Show" only to see ratings decline.