September 18, 2012 |
On Monday, fans of "The Voice" struggled to process the news that both Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green would vacate their big red spinning chairs next season, to be replaced during their temporary coaching hiatuses by Shakira and Usher. Who will reveal way too much cleavage, don sparkly diapers and randomly rid herself of talented contestants? Who will adorn himself with feathered and furry friends and make us uncomfortable by flirting ruthlessly with comely female contenders?
September 13, 2012 |
It wasn't only Andrew Luck. When Josh Nunes was named Stanford's starting quarterback, following in the footsteps of the top pick in the 2012 NFL draft was only one of the potential burdens. "There's inherent pressure being behind Andrew," Nunes acknowledged during a phone interview. "Not only that, but there's the quarterback tradition at Stanford from Jim Plunkett to John Elway and Andrew. " Not that Nunes is anxious about it. "That kind of all went out the window," he said, "as soon as I got that first snap out of the way. " A fourth-year junior from Upland, Nunes has guided the No. 21 Cardinal to victories over San Jose State and Duke.
September 2, 2012 |
Matt Barkley turned and shoved the ball into Silas Redd's hands, and Redd ran forward, charging between his new teammates on a field 2,800 miles away from his old ones. He picked up eight yards, churning his thick legs like a locomotive powering uphill, before two defenders brought him down. Redd's first carry in a cardinal-and-gold uniform Saturday in the USC's 49-10 win against Hawaii was tough, each yard a struggle. But when he picked himself up, applause from a sun-splashed Coliseum crowd washed over him. The junior left behind Penn State, where he rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season, in the aftermath of NCAA sanctions handed down after a child sex abuse scandal.
August 12, 2012 |
Like one relay runner to the next, TNT's police procedural"The Closer" hands its baton, or nightstick, to"Major Crimes" Monday night; the latter series will begin just as the former ends, with the briefest narrative gap between them. It was star Kyra Sedgwick's desire to move on from playing Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, the head of a fictional LAPD unit devoted to high-profile crimes, that brought down the curtain on "The Closer. " But why scuttle the ship just because the skipper's left?
June 28, 2012 |
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Even as ribbons of smoke from Colorado's raging wildfires rose in the foothills around them, 1,045 fresh cadets arrived Thursday at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to begin their basic training. When the Waldo Canyon fire exploded Tuesday night, flames jumped perimeters and charred about 10 acres of the storied installation. More than 2,100 families were quickly evacuated from residential areas of the academy and, as of Thursday, still had not been allowed to return.
May 12, 2012 |
The creative engineers at Tumi like to put their own spin on design and function in their swank lines of luggage. The Dror International Expandable Carry-On , part of a new 11-piece collection (each sold separately), is an innovative case in point. The hard-sided wheeled carry-on expands from a depth of 9 inches to 14 inches -- but not by the use of anything as mundane as zippers. The bag's two-stage girth spurt comes when you pull up on the two levels of interior pockets.
May 7, 2012 |
The nonprofit Consumer Travel Alliance is urging federal officials to force airlines to be more transparent about their fees wherever they sell airline tickets. The action comes on the heels of budget carrier Spirit Airline 's recent announcement that come November it would increase baggage fees. Among the new prices: a $100 charge for a carry-on bag if you check it at the gate. The alliance called Spirit's fee frenzy "a wake-up call" for the Department of Transportation.
May 3, 2012 |
A hundred bucks for a carry-on bag? Welcome to the brave new world of air travel. Spirit Airlines, which has never been shy about reaching into passengers' pockets, now charges $45 for a carry-on. Come Nov. 6, people who wait to pay the fee at the boarding gate will pony up a C-note. This means the cost of your carry-on could be even higher than the cost of your ticket. If you pay for your carry-on at an airport kiosk, the fee will jump to $50 from $40. Meanwhile, larger pieces of luggage checked at the airport will cost between $8 and $10 more, while the fee for bags checked online will rise by between $2 and $5. Spirit also will increase a handful of other fees by between $2 and $10. Not surprisingly, Spirit's average revenue from fees per passenger in the first quarter topped $100 for the first time.
May 3, 2012 |
Have an unexpected carry-on you need to bring on your flight? If you're traveling with Spirit Airlines Inc., it'll cost you $100. On Thursday, visitors to company's website found that fees for baggage and other consumer services are going to jump on Nov. 6 -- nearly across the board . Carry-on bag fees at the gate will cost travelers $100 -- more than double the $45 they pay now. Carry-ons noted during an online reservation will cost $35,...
May 3, 2012 |
Spirit Airlines , the first carrier to impose fees for carry-on bags, starting in November will charge as much as $100 per bag for passengers who bring luggage to stow in the overhead bin. It currently costs $45 if you show up at the gate with a carry-on bag. That figure will rise to $100 on Nov. 6, according to baggage fees listed on the airline's website. Spirit has a dizzying menu of bag fees that are tied to the...