January 29, 2014 |
BAYONNE, N.J. -- At first he thought it was the fish. Maurice Weizmann, a Montreal businessman on a Royal Caribbean cruise with his wife, started vomiting on the second night of the 10-day voyage after eating dinner and watching a show on the ship Explorer of the Seas. His wife did too. Soon they learned the reality: They were only two of hundreds of passengers sickened by a yet-unidentified gastrointestinal illness that shortened their cruise by two days and created a floating sick bay on the high seas.
February 25, 1996 |
Now here's a guarantee: Pizza Boy (Sunday, 4 p.m. Cartoon Network) must deliver his pizza in less than five minutes--to the Arctic Circle, no less. It's the week's "World Premiere Toon." For ages 2 and up. * National Geographic Explorer (Sunday 6 p.m. TBS) takes a look at Botswana's "Lions of Darkness," reports on the ancient craft of creating "Mr. Mummy" and visits the treacherous Ndoki forests in "Ndoki Adventure." Boyd Matsons hosts. For ages 6 and up.
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February 10, 1994 |
While the bright blue and white Metrolink trains blossomed with thousands of new passengers in the wake of the highway-buckling Northridge earthquake, an older commuter transit service connecting Santa Clarita and Los Angeles went dormant--to the frustration of its loyal riders. Prior to the Jan. 17 quake, Santa Clarita operated a commuter bus service into Los Angeles.
March 7, 2006 |
"Family" films are not strictly for the kids. A lot of adults love to watch old Disney films from their youth and rush to theaters, with kids or not, to see the newest animated film or the latest "Harry Potter" saga. Extras on some DVDs coming out today reflect their dual appeal for kids and adults.
August 6, 1998 |
Nick Nolte can afford to be picky about his roles. He can take chances with parts in "Mother Night" "Jefferson in Paris" and "Afterglow." He had become famous in 1976 with the hugely successful TV miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" (Nolte was the poor man, Peter Strauss the rich one). That won him an Emmy nomination--one of 23 for the miniseries--and a ticket to bigger things: eventually "North Dallas Forty," "48HRS." and "The Prince of Tides," which earned him an Oscar nomination.
October 2, 1994 |
"Disney Drive-In," the Disney Channel's new Saturday afternoon showcase, is supposed to be for the kids. But don't tell that to baby boomers. For anyone who grew up in the '50s and '60s, "Disney Drive-In" is a trip down memory lane and a chance to visit such old friends as Spin, Marty, Moochie, Annette and the Hardy Boys. Beginning this week, the Disney Channel will offer old-fashioned movie matinee entertainment.