September 9, 2013 |
Rochelle had a really bad trip aboard a cruise ship, so what she should be asking about is travel insurance. But her question concerns customer service. Specifically, why is it sometimes so bad? Rochelle broke her back while on a cruise. Needless to say, the trip was ruined. Now that she's better, she'd like to give cruising another try. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Rochelle contacted the cruise line. She said she knew her accident wasn't the company's fault.
September 5, 2013 |
Quarterback Chase Forrest had three touchdown passes to help Santa Ana Mater Dei improve to 2-0 with a 56-7 victory over St. Paul on Thursday night. Kyle Penniston, Matthew Rockett and Ben Humphreys caught TD passes from Forrest, who also directed the Monarchs to a victory last week against Upland. Sophomore Brandon LaMarche contributed two TDs. Next up for Mater Dei is a road game against Carson next Friday. Redlands East Valley crushed Summit, 50-0. Quarterback Mark Neilssien passed for three touchdowns and ran for another.
September 5, 2013 |
The world's largest cruise ship company has agreed to use air pollution control equipment to clean exhaust from the giant diesel engines that power its vessels. Carnival Corp. will install scrubbers to cut sulfur oxide emissions and filters to capture soot from 32 cruise ships over the next three years under a tentative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard, the EPA and Carnival announced Thursday. Instead of using cleaner, but more expensive, low-sulfur fuel to cut emissions, some of Carnival's ships will be outfitted with pollution-trapping technology used for years in power plants, factories and vehicles.
September 3, 2013 |
Abby Wambach extended her world record with her 161st international goal, Sydney Leroux scored four times in the first half, and the next generation of U.S. women's soccer blended nicely with the old guard Tuesday night as the Americans thumped Mexico, 7-0, in a friendly at RFK Stadium in Washington. Rachel Buehler and Morgan Brian also scored as the U.S. squad reconvened after a 21/2-month break while the National Women's Soccer League wrapped up its inaugural season.
September 2, 2013 |
Here's a luxury trip that comes with bragging rights: The SeaDream Yacht Club has put remote Papua New Guinea on the itinerary of a two-week Australia-to-Bali cruise next year. Passengers on this trip will board Zodiac boats with an expedition team to explore the rarely visited South Pacific island nation, known for its biodiversity and unspoiled local cultures. After hiking, visiting villages and other activities, they will “return to their comforts of Champagne and caviar” aboard the 112-passenger SeaDream II, said Pamela Conover, chief executive of the two-ship line.
August 30, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is just going about his business here at the U.S. Open, winning matches without losing sets and being efficient with his points. He's wasting little energy, a smart thing in the New York heat and humidity. Djokovic moved into the third round Friday with a 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-2 win over German Benjamin Becker, best remembered for ending Andre Agassi's career here. The win took Djokovic only 1 hour, 51 minutes and he had only 12 unforced errors "There was a lot of wind that was not consistent," Djokovic said.
August 23, 2013 |
"Pop star to wig star" - that's how Bob Kretschmer describes his unusual career path. The former member of the band Icehouse now works as an expert wig maker for films including Fox's "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and Sony's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. " "I find the process is the same - music and wig making," he said. "Obviously, it's a different thing you're making, but it's very creative. It's very intense. " Kretschmer, 64, who was born in Australia, traces his fascination with music and hair all the way back to Elvis Presley.
August 19, 2013 |
The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed reviews. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the action movie featuring Dwayne Johnson , Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum , held the No. 1 spot among rentals in its second week. Here are the top titles for the week that ended Aug. 10 for sales and Aug. 11 for rentals, according to Rentrak. Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales 1. "Oblivion" (Universal)
August 16, 2013 |
The seven-night “Legacy of Discovery” cruise takes you on a ride through history on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The newly refurbished, 88-passenger Legacy will travel round trip from Portland, Ore., on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Along the way, guests will encounter historians and other experts, experience onboard “living history” vignettes and visit museums, historic forts and wineries. Highlights include the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, transit through eight locks, jetboating into Hells Canyon and a private winery tour.
August 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - New Jersey Democrats chose Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a rising party star, in Tuesday's special primary to seek a U.S. Senate seat this fall, while Republicans selected Steven M. Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, N.J. Booker has drawn national attention for his efforts to improve "Brick City" and his embrace of Twitter as a form of civic engagement. He is favored to replace Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, who died in June at 89. The winner will serve the remaining 15 months of Lautenberg's term.