October 29, 2012 |
Michael Strahan, who has been doing swimmingly on daytime TV since he replaced Regis Philbin as "Live!" co-host, has one less place near the water now. His town house in Hermosa Beach has sold for $1.725 million. The former NFL superstar and Fox football analyst had listed the custom walk-street home in August at $1.849 million. A block from the beach, the 2,560-square-foot two-story house features dual living rooms, an elevator, a rooftop deck, two master bedroom suites, another bedroom and four bathrooms.
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October 13, 2012 |
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so it's fitting that I share a tale that makes me believe that we still - despite decades of tough talk - don't treat domestic violence as the serious crime it is. Megan Shamburg worries every day that she'll become a headline, a statistic, a murder that could have been prevented. The 27-year-old woman has an 8-month-old daughter, a 7-month-old restraining order and a violent ex-boyfriend who'll be out of a jail in a month. Shamburg called 911 last March.
October 11, 2012 |
A new-media company with a plucky name promised to deliver “real time” reaction to the first presidential debate. The techies would tabulate reaction “tapped” into handheld devices, instantly measuring how Mitt Romney and President Obama performed. That all seemed 21st century groovy, until the results came in. Obama had “won” the debate, according to something like 70% of the handheld screen tappers. Scientific polls with some statistical significance showed quite the opposite.
October 11, 2012 |
Apple is widely expected to announce the iPad mini this month, and by now we know a lot about its many rumored features. But there's one nifty, alleged feature that's been largely ignored: dual speakers. Several photos published around the Internet seem to indicate Apple plans to put two speakers on the iPad mini, which would be a first for Apple mobile devices. In the image above, courtesy of Sonny Dickson of 9 to 5 Mac , you can see what looks to be the iPad mini on top of a 9.7-inch iPad.
September 6, 2012 |
Nebraska quarterbacks have long fit a specific mold, one that requires certain characteristics: Athletic, durable, adept at the option pitch, able to lead a run-first, -second and -third offense. You won't find "ability to pass" high on that list. A pass once in a while just to keep the defense honest? Maybe. But that's about as far as it usually goes in Lincoln. Taylor Martinez was a classic fit the past two seasons. He's trying to break out of that mold in 2012 — and he's off to quite a start.
May 16, 2012 |
First Rep. Michele Bachmann renounced the Swiss citizenship she acquired through her husband, insisting that "I am, and always have been, 100% committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America.” Then it was reported that Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, a native of Brazil, had filed papers to renounce his American citizenship before the company went public, a step that apparently will redound to his financial benefit...
May 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — One day after calling her dual Swiss-U.S. citizenship a "non-story," Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann asked the Swiss government Thursday to take her name off its rolls. "I am and always have been 100% committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America," said Bachmann, a tea party favorite and former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Swiss citizenship was automatically conferred in 1978 when she married Marcus Bachmann, the son of Swiss immigrants, she said, and the recent news was merely because she and her family had updated their documents.
May 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has requested withdrawal of her Swiss citizenship after news that she and her children had recently applied for Swiss papers caused a stir. Referring to the Swiss citizenship as an “automatic” designation conferred upon her when she married her husband, Marcus Bachmann, the son of Swiss immigrants, Bachmann said she was withdrawing the citizenship to make clear her allegiance to the U.S. “Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship, which was conferred upon me by operation of Swiss law when I married my husband in 1978,” Bachmann said in a statement.
April 29, 2012 |
The merits of working with one's spouse can be debated endlessly, but few couples face the pressures of opera singers who share a life and sometimes a stage. In 2004, local music lovers were transfixed when two of opera's biggest stars, tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Angela Gheorghiu, appeared in Herbert Ross' production of Puccini's "La Bohème" at Los Angeles Opera. That the singers were married to each other in real life made the experience, already rife with romantic pathos, that much more intense.