May 7, 1995
The March 26 "Deal of the Week" featured Avis' fly-drive packages to shuttle cars from Phoenix, Ariz., to California. Avis offered transportation to Phoenix, a rental car and seven nights' accommodation at Ramada, Howard Johnson or Days Inn for $299. It sounded like a bargain. When I phoned to inquire, I found out that it would cost $399 if I traveled by myself. I found a friend who wanted to go, so I phoned again. This time I learned that if we wanted to fly on a Friday or Saturday, there would be an extra charge.
July 30, 2013 |
Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols. Two big names in baseball with two huge contracts. Mind-blowingly huge contracts. The New York Yankees and the Angels. Two teams stuck with two big-name players who haven't lived up to their mind-blowingly huge contracts. Not even close. But which team is stuck with the worse deal? Back in 2007, the Yankees re-signed A-Rod for 10 years and $275 million even though they were basically bidding against themselves. Still, they had secured a superstar who was still in his prime.
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February 8, 1994
The Bobbitt and Menendez brothers cases have a common denominator, anger. None of them knew how to properly deal with their anger. Anger is a reaction to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, not being heard, being discounted, used, abused, etc. If one is verbally attacked, it is better to say, "I feel that I am being attacked by you," rather than "you dumb S.O.B., you can't talk to me that way." The latter cuts off communication in a hostile fashion, the former opens the door for discussion.
June 24, 2013 |
As of Monday afternoon, the NBA still had not approved the deal for Doc Rivers to join the Clippers as their new coach and for the Boston Celtics to receive a first-round pick in 2015 from L.A. The two sides had agreed in principle on the deal Sunday. According to one league official, the NBA has been waiting to get all the necessary paperwork from the Clippers, Celtics and Rivers' representatives. The official still expects the Rivers deal to be completed by Tuesday. Rivers was going to be paid $7 million per season over three years with the Clippers.
July 2, 2013 |
That'll shake things up in the National League West. Or maybe not. The Dodgers and Cubs completed their expected trade of relievers Tuesday, essentially exchanging bullpen disappointments. As it worked out, there was nothing in the deal to send critics of General Manager Ned Colletti screaming into the night. Not one prospect was involved in the deal, let alone a highly prized one. The Dodgers get Carlos Marmol, a one-time All-Star, the Cubs get Matt Guerrier, a onetime bullpen workhorse.
December 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - House lawmakers complained to Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday that a proposed nuclear deal with Iran yields too much by potentially opening the way for the Islamic Republic to continue enriching uranium at low levels. On Kerry's first visit to Congress to publicly explain the preliminary agreement reached in Geneva two weeks ago, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) said Iran “simply can't be trusted with enrichment technology.” “Iran, from our standpoint, does not need this technology to generate electricity,” he said.
July 9, 2013 |
Film production powerhouse Legendary Entertainment has struck a financing, distribution and marketing deal with NBCUniversal, according to an executive with direct knowledge of the situation who declined to speak publicly because of the confidential nature of the matter. A formal announcement of the deal is expected Wednesday. The new arrangement is a coup for NBCUniversal, whose Universal Pictures has had a strong year with the release of hits such as "Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2. " PHOTOS: Movies Sneaks 2013 Since 2005, Legendary, producer of the forthcoming sci-fi action movie "Pacific Rim," has had a distribution and co-production deal with Warner Bros., based in Burbank.
October 23, 2013 |
Weekend visitors to Las Vegas seeking a less-frenetic experience may want to grab this bargain: an all-inclusive stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, overlooking a beautiful lake about 40 minutes east of the Strip. The deal: The All-Inclusive Weekend Package is priced at $199 per couple per night. The special rate, which the hotel says represents a 44% savings, includes a breakfast buffet, plus lunch and dinner in Rick's Café. All non-alcoholic drinks are also included.
May 30, 2010
You can book a four-night stay at a mountain lodge within driving range of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and take 25% off the cost of the room. The deal: Togwotee Mountain Lodge, 16 miles from Grand Teton and 49 miles from the south entrance to Yellowstone, has a Spring Solitude package that takes a quarter off the cost of lodge rooms for a four-night stay. This is good for stays between now and June 21. Info: Togwotee Mountain Lodge, 27655 Highway 26 & 287, Moran, Wyo.; (866)