July 18, 1999 |
The broadcast networks jettisoned children's shows and sports coverage, joining cable news networks in a somber daylong vigil after John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane was reported missing early Saturday morning. From just after 5 a.m. PDT, when the news first broke on NBC, television news called anchors in from vacation spots and sent their helicopters into the air over the ocean for virtually nonstop coverage of the search for Kennedy's plane.
July 18, 1999 |
To Generation X, he is the hunk who broke the hearts of millions of women when he was married three years ago. To the postwar generation, he is the wavy-haired boy who stoically saluted the passing coffin of his father while a tearful nation watched. At libraries, malls and other gathering spots Saturday, Southern Californians reacted with shock and sadness at the news that 38-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr.
December 26, 2004 |
Mark Ruffalo, who costarred this year with Jennifer Garner in the comedy film "13 Going on 30," and his wife, actress Sunrise Coigney, have purchased a Hollywood Hills home for just under $1.7 million. The gated estate has three bedrooms and four bathrooms plus a detached guest quarters in about 3,000 square feet. The Connecticut farmhouse-style home was built in 1933 but was restored recently. It's on almost an acre and has canyon and city views.
April 3, 2002 |
A group of restaurant and tavern operators is putting a new spin on the popular pastime of scrutinizing celebrity physique. They say many celebrities revered for their bodies--Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt among them--may be hunks, but they're obese hunks according to new federal weight guidelines. In an effort to deflate the surgeon general's December 2001 health warning, which suggests Americans eat less, the restaurant and tavern operators (a.k.a.
March 5, 1998 |
Narciso Rodriguez grew up in a polyglot neighborhood in Newark, N.J., in the '60s and '70s. Like any child who naturally adapts to his environment, he didn't consider the Cuban, Portuguese, African American, Spanish and Italian communities surrounding him charming or exotic--life in a city energized by its proximity to Manhattan was all he knew.
July 20, 1999 |
The flight of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law was normal until about 17 miles from the airport off Martha's Vineyard, when the plane suddenly lost altitude in an apparent "graveyard spiral," an indication that pilot error was the most likely cause of the crash, air safety experts said Monday. The plane lost 1,100 feet in only 14 seconds--a descent rate of 4,700 feet per minute--before it disappeared from radar coverage, National Transportation Safety Board officials said.