August 2, 1997 |
One of Orange County's pioneer developers of planned communities, the Mission Viejo Co., will be sold to J.F. Shea Co., an expanding Southern California building firm, it was announced Friday. The deal is expected to fetch more than $400 million, although terms were not disclosed by Philip Morris Cos. Inc., which has owned the Mission Viejo Co. since 1972. Shea will acquire about 900 acres of undeveloped land in Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo, and 3,600 acres in Colorado.
May 14, 2009 |
A 40,000-year-old figurine of a voluptuous woman carved from mammoth ivory and excavated from a cave in southwestern Germany is the oldest known example of three-dimensional or figurative representation of humans and sheds new light on the origins of art, researchers reported Wednesday. The intricately carved headless figure is at least 5,000 years older than previous examples and dates from shortly after the arrival of modern humans in Europe.
April 30, 2009 |
Forget Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez, there were only three soccer players that mattered at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, and none of them were Portuguese, English or Argentine. The first was John O'Shea, the Irish international defender who turns 28 today. It was his thunderous goal in the 17th minute that earned Manchester United a 1-0 victory in the first leg of its European Champions League semifinal against Arsenal.
February 29, 2012 |
As an actress, Lea Thompson considers herself a "long-distance runner" - someone who keeps up a steady pace instead of a sprint. "I always felt like my best years would be from 50 to 65 years old," Thompson said. "I don't know why. It was a feeling I had even when I was really young. My kids are kind of all grown up now and I can be in a difference space where I can put everything into it. " Just a few months shy of her 51st birthday, the gamine former ballerina could easily pass as a 30-something.
February 18, 1988 |
ABC's making a TV movie based on the "Baby M" surrogate parenting case and shooting is under way at various Los Angeles locations. "Poltergeist" veteran JoBeth Williams is playing surrogate mother Mary Beth Whitehead-Gould in the two-part movie, to air at an undetermined date this spring. The movie will also feature John Shea, Dabney Coleman and Bruce Weitz, an ABC spokeswoman said.