January 28, 2013 |
During World War II, the late Manjo and Betty Miyata were among the thousands of Japanese Americans sent to an internment camp in Tule Lake, Calif. Seventy years later, their grandson, Kyle Larson, is one of the hottest prospects in American motor racing with an eye toward joining NASCAR's best. Larson is a 20-year-old driver from Elk Grove, Calif., whose winning record in racing's minor leagues is turning heads throughout the sport. And as the slight, 5-foot-6 Larson keeps climbing each rung of his racing's career ladder, he's inviting comparisons to the early achievements of such star drivers as Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.
June 14, 2012 |
Four years is not long enough to forget. Not nearly long enough. It was the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Wallace Spearmon Jr. had just finished third in the 200 meters behind his pal, Usain Bolt. At least, he thought he had. Taking a victory jog around the track, with the American flag draped across his shoulders and photographers snapping pictures, Spearmon noticed Bolt's agent running toward him. "Wallace," the agent said, "you're disqualified. " "Me?" "You.
April 28, 2012 |
So what would Beethoven drive? I'm not sure that putting anyone that headstrong behind the wheel would be a great idea. He'd likely scream at his publisher on his cellphone while driving, impatiently tailgate, cut people off. He'd speed for sure and never, ever signal. But Orange County is car country and Thursday night at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Joshua Bell handed over the keys of his new Porsche to the composer for a high-octane spin of his "Coriolan" Overture, Violin Concerto and Fourth Symphony.
March 6, 2012 |
Tired of that slowpoke hogging the left lane? Ready to unload a few choice curse words on that overloaded pickup clogging the left, supposed "passing lane"? New Jersey may be the state for you. A state not known for courtesy and patience is proposing tougher "keep right" legislation aimed at curbing road rage triggered by slow-moving vehicles blocking faster left-lane traffic. State Sen. Donald Norcross has introduced legislation that would increase fines for "failure to keep right," the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
February 9, 2012
In a effort to speed airport security lines, a Transportation Security Administration program to pre-screen some passengers is being expanded to include 35 airports nationwide by year-end. The program, called TSA PreCheck, is already being tested at seven airports, including some American Airlines gates at Los Angeles International Airport. How does it work? ** U.S. citizens approved for pre-screening will have information embedded in their ticket bar codes. ** If preapproved, passengers undergo expedited screening, which could include no longer removing shoes, laptops from bags, light outerwear or jackets, and belts.
January 20, 2012 |
The Transportation Security Administration rolled out PreCheck, the expedited security program for pre-screened fliers, this week at Los Angeles International Airport, the sixth airport in the nation to participate in the pilot program since it started last year. In an announcement Wednesday, the TSA said the program at LAX so far is available only to American Airlines frequent fliers at two checkpoints in Terminal 4. Here's how it works: Fliers who are U.S. citizens provide personal information and undergo background checks to qualify for traveler programs approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, such as Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS.