April 4, 2003 |
Ever wonder how many times Louis Armstrong recorded his hit number "Struttin' With Some Barbecue"? The answer is more than 50, from the original performance in 1927 with the Hot Five to a 1967 date with his All-Stars. Or if that reaches too far into the past, how about something more associated with pop music -- like whether there are any jazz versions of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The answer is: yes, indeed.
October 20, 2002 |
Something's missing at Sun Valley Charter High School in Ramona, Calif. There are no textbooks, only computers. That means students there don't have to lug heavy backpacks -- a familiar ritual for many young Americans who carry books from class to class and home at day's end. Growing back-pain complaints prompted a California law limiting textbook weight. But some say assignments from the Internet, "e-books" or CD-ROMs will be the real solution.
September 5, 2002 |
The new "American Idol" may have been crowned last night in the star-studded two-hour finale of the Fox summer series but the competition to uncover the next pop superstar won't necessarily have to wait for "American Idol 2," now slated to come to TV early next year. The contest continues with the Nov. 1 release of the "American Idol CD-ROM."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2002 |
Court stenographer Lena Villegas runs a continuous narrow strip of paper swiftly through her fingers, reading from it as easily as if it were newsprint. "Koupbl aou phaeu teupb w kwror tkrebgt," reads the paper. "Counsel, you may continue with your direct," Villegas translates aloud. Years of training and experience have made Villegas, 54, a master of stenotype shorthand, which is used to record the proceedings in courts across the country.
January 24, 2002 |
Given only a chair, table, vase and area rug, some people can create an inviting living room space. Give me the same objects and you might as well have a yard sale. I didn't get the gene for interior design, although I am an appreciator, much in the way I enjoy architecture, music, painting, indoor plants and other endeavors for which I have no talent. When a room is right, I know it--but creating one of those comforting spaces I see in magazines is beyond my ken.
September 26, 2001 |
Subscriptions for Electronic Arts Inc.'s ambitious online game, "Majestic," have fallen far below expectations, forcing the video game publisher to switch strategies and sell the game instead as a CD-ROM through stores. "Majestic" was a $20-million gamble to attract a broad audience to EA.com, the company's online subsidiary.