September 9, 2012 |
BOSTON - Mitt Romney, in an NBC interview airing Sunday, credited President Obama for taking steps to make America safer but said his Democratic rival had not done enough to counter the threat of a nuclear Iran. The Republican candidate is in the midst of intensive preparations for the fall debates. He spent several days engaged in mock sessions with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman in Vermont last week and plans to return to that work Sunday afternoon at his headquarters in Boston. One major vulnerability that he is tackling is foreign policy, which has never been a central focus for the former Massachusetts governor or his running mate House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.)
November 20, 2012 |
In California's first auction of greenhouse gas pollution credits, companies paid just a few cents more than the minimum price per ton of carbon, generating almost $290 million from the sale held last week. The state Air Resources Board announced Monday that it sold all 23.1 million allowances available for 2013 at $10.09 each, generating $233.3 million. The minimum price was $10. Additionally, the state sold only 14% of almost 40 million credits available for 2015. That generated an additional $55.8 million.
June 12, 2012 |
A late-night comment by Albert Pujols after a 3-2 victory Monday shed some light on a problem that plagued the Angels during their dismal April and may have contributed to the firing of hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in May. "One thing we've been doing is we're really communicating well — that's something we weren't doing," Pujols said after the Angels improved to 15-4 since May 22 and moved to within 21/2 games of Texas in the American League...
July 25, 2012 |
Tom Sherak never would have been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences if it weren't for the late Frank Pierson and a verbal spat that almost turned physical. It was early 2009, and Pierson and Sherak were at loggerheads at a Board of Governors meeting over a financing issue. The talk was getting contentious, so much so that Sherak said he thought the octogenarian screenwriter "could have beaten the crap out of me. " Then-academy President Sid Ganis threw the discussion to committee to avoid more arguing.
August 9, 1992
I object to the TV news media cutting in on the credits at the end of a movie or series to advertise the news program to follow. Sometimes I like to find out the name of an actor or actress that appeared in the movie or where it was made. Olga Mitchell, Whittier
August 26, 2012
Lauren Conrad is best known for her starring turn on the MTV reality series "The Hills," but she also has multiple bestsellers to her credit. In addition to her TV work, she's the author of "The Fame Game" and the "L.A. Candy" series of novels. She's also a clothing designer who last year published the fashion guide "Lauren Conrad Style. " This October, she offers a companion guide, "Lauren Conrad Beauty" (HarperCollins: 288 pp.: $21.99, ages 14 and up), in which she teaches women of all ages how to be the best versions of themselves with tips on hair and skin care, diet, exercise and makeup.
August 4, 1991
I read the article "Pollution-Credit Trading May Mushroom" (July 19) about a proposal for cash and futures trading of industrial pollutants with a mixture of interest and amusement. Will the savvy investor's portfolio include equal shares of acid rain emissions, asbestos and hydrocarbons, hedged with options on hydrochloric acid and radioactive waste? Will he counsel young investors with a single word of advice: phenols? More seriously, I found myself wondering if all the trouble of allocation of discharge credits as well as regulating this proposed pollution market can be offset by greater pollution control than achieved through penalties.
July 26, 2009 |
At a time when parental pocketbooks are strained, does it make sense to point high schoolers toward community colleges instead of four-year schools? President Obama's plan to invigorate community colleges with a fresh dose of federal spending is winning accolades from pundits who have long maintained that the institutions are the unsung heroes of an affordable education.
December 22, 1987 |
The last of the rain had fallen just before the University of Florida football team began its practice at Aloha Stadium Monday, making the warm morning air stifling and steamy. A long practice ended with wind sprints on the slippery artificial turf, so the Gators were heading for the showers exhausted and dripping with sweat. A couple of the players were asked to stop to talk to a small group of reporters. No time for chit-chat or life stories. Just highlights for the upcoming game.
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January 15, 2014 |
Movie producer Dick Shepherd, whose credits include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Robin and Marian" (1976), probably saved one of the most popular film songs of all time. After a test screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Paramount executive Marty Rackin gathered the creative team and said, "I loved the picture," as recounted in the 2010 Sam Wasson book, "Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m.," about the film. But there was one problem. Rackin hated the plaintive ballad, "Moon River," that star Audrey Hepburn sings in the movie.