CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1989 |
Listening to the calm, distinctly British speech of Don Brown, you might not believe that this mild-mannered 23-year-old is the same guy whose spectacular skateboard tricks won him the title of 1989 World Freestyle Champion. But seeing him perform a few of his flips, handstands and other tricks will quickly clear up any doubts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1985 |
Removing intoxicated drivers from Burbank streets may be the only thing that can save the two modest, one-story houses at the intersection of Buena Vista and Vanowen streets from further damage. That was the assessment Monday of city officials analyzing an accident at the intersection last weekend. A man who police believe was intoxicated died in the Saturday night crash when his car slammed into a lane divider and catapulted him through the kitchen wall of one of the houses.
April 13, 2011 |
The president of NBCUniversal's Telemundo network is stepping down, clearing the way for the company to make sweeping changes to its Spanish-language media operation. NBCUniversal said Tuesday that Don Browne, Telemundo's leader for six years, will retire from the company June 3 — the eighth anniversary of his arrival at Telemundo. The company plans to name a new Telemundo president within a few months. Browne, who turns 68 next month, becomes the latest high-level veteran to leave in the wake of Comcast Corp.'s takeover of NBCUniversal.
September 5, 2010 |
Whether it's their first Bonne Bell Lip Smackers or playing dress-up with their mothers' lipstick, many girls start experimenting with makeup early. For tweens and teens, one of the rituals of back-to-school time is the fight with Mom over what is and isn't age- and school-appropriate. And, yes, that discussion is starting earlier. Though women ages 18 to 64 are using less makeup, tween girls (ages 8 to 12) are using more, according to a new report from market research firm the NPD Group.
March 25, 1999 |
Results of the first independent road test of the long-awaited Suzuki Hayabusa--the fastest mass-produced motorcycle ever built--appeared on the Internet in February. British motorcycle writer Chris Moss took the bike, named after a Japanese attack falcon, out for a spin on a road closed to traffic in Spain. "Suzuki's Hayabusa showed 190 mph," Moss began his report, "and it was still in fifth gear." The Hayabusa has six gears. "The rest of the world blurs," he wrote.
May 8, 1996 |
Of all the items up for sale at the Jackie Kennedy Onassis auction, the one that impressed me the most was Lot 755: a set of golf clubs in a red and black bag with the initials "JFK" monogrammed on the outside. The item sold for $772,500, and the buyer was Arnold Schwarzenegger, an avid restaurant owner. Since I don't play golf, I couldn't tell if Arnold got a bargain or not. So I called around to friends who are crazy about the sport.