May 24, 2012 |
As travelers gear up for Memorial Day, families flying coach on United Airlines who don't have "elite" flier status may need to pack an extra dose of patience. United has dropped the “families can board first” do-si-do from its boarding process. "We figured it would be better to simplify that process and reduce the number of boarding groups," United spokesman Charles Hobart told CNN. If you and your family are flying first- or business-class, you can board early. United isn't the only airline that doesn't give families priority.
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January 23, 2009 |
On a clear day, the expanse of blue ocean seen from the living room of this San Clemente home seems almost endless. Sometimes, as day gives way to evening, a line of pink stretches like a crayon scrawl in the sky. When night falls, the sea is an abyss of black. Margrit Ucar fell instantly for the panorama. Even before her husband, Manas, had a chance to see the house, she knew it was where they would raise their two young daughters, twins Margo and Grace.
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October 4, 2013 |
More than $20,000 has been raised online for the families of five people who died in a fiery crash in Burbank as businesses throughout the city plan to host more fundraisers this weekend. The single-car crash occurred about 4 a.m. Saturday near the Scott Road off-ramp of the 5 Freeway. It appeared the vehicle was traveling south on San Fernando Boulevard at a high rate of speed when the driver apparently lost control and slammed into a concrete abutment, Burbank police said.
September 15, 2011 |
Dare to do something different this Saturday. Here are six travel websites to up your game when it comes to planning a weekend activity, stellar first date or family outing. Kijubi : What could you be doing? Dust off your stale cubicle life. This is a great resource for active vacationers, friends looking to gift “experiences” to their besties, or couples and families looking for the thrill of adventure on land, in the air, or in the water. Urban Daddy : Get ready to push the envelope.
September 11, 2012 |
Vice President Joe Biden drew on tragedy in his own life as he shared in the grief of families of victims of Flight 93 on Tuesday, offering his hope on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 that each passing year brings them additional comfort. Biden lost his wife and infant daughter in a car accident, which also seriously injured his two young sons, just weeks after he was first elected to the Senate 40 years ago. He said at a Tuesday gathering in Shanksville, Pa., that he understood that "no matter how many anniversaries you experience, for at least an instant, the terror of that moment returns," and how it can feel "like you're being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest.
March 30, 2009 |
Imagine a horde of children -- 10, actually -- at a local pizzeria. Tomato sauce on faces, clothes and the floor. There's yelping, burping, jumping, and trips to the potty. It's kiddie chaos. Now imagine all these youngsters are yours. For Eric and Betty Hayes, they don't have to try very hard -- it's their life, chronicled in "Table for 12," part of TLC's growing stable of docu-series about big families.
August 4, 2010
For couples with children, the risk of divorce is highest when kids are young. Taking care of little kids is both stressful and time-consuming, and parents often find they have little time or emotional reserve left over for their spouses. But once children hit their teen years and become more self-sufficient, parents get a break and the risk of divorce eases, studies have found . So what happens to couples who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder ? These kids require lots of attention even as they become teenagers and young adults.
September 18, 1995 |
One Wednesday last month, Uday Hussein showed up at the royal palace in Jordan, declaring his wish to deliver special greetings from his father, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, on the Prophet Mohammed's birthday. He also wondered aloud if he might have a word with his two sisters and their husbands, who had slipped across the border into Jordan and sought asylum just the day before. One of the husbands happened to be Lt. Gen.
March 7, 2011 |
They had scraped together money for a vacation in the port city of Veracruz. Four couples, owners of small fruit and taco shops, from the quiet state of Guanajuato. After checking in to their hotel and spending the day by the pool with their children, the husbands wandered off, still in their shorts, to buy ice at a nearby 7-Eleven. Maybe they decided to pop into a bar, one the hotel guard recommended. At first, the wives weren't too worried when the men didn't come back. Even the next morning, the women figured they had tied one on and slept it off somewhere.
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September 4, 1989
The Times is to be commended for publishing two very touching articles concerning AIDS and its impact on two families who never thought they'd be impacted by this hideous disease. However, both stories carried a thinly veiled tone that these were somehow "innocent" families who had not been involved in high-risk activities, so their infection is that much worse. Statements such as these indirectly convey the message that some people are "less innocent" than others. A virus does not discriminate.