December 18, 1999 |
Shares of Tandy Corp., owner of the RadioShack electronics chain, tumbled 20% after the company said December sales have been disappointing. The retailer said it hadn't ordered enough digital wireless phones and low-price computers, and that the shortfall caused sales in stores open at least a year to lag its forecast for an 8% to 10% gain in December. Wireless phones account for about 70% of sales, said Tandy spokeswoman Kay Jackson.
January 28, 2013 |
Rapper Rick Ross has noted in lyrics that he's often " Talkin' to the Holy Ghost in my Bugatti ," but early this morning, he was more likely praying inside his Rolls-Royce. Ross, a.k.a. William Leonard Roberts, was at the center of a shooting and crash this morning after celebrating his 37th birthday at the Miami nightclub LIV. Unknown assailants fired "dozens" of rounds at a Rolls-Royce he was driving just outside the city, Fort Lauderdale police said. In attempting to get away, Ross crashed into an apartment building, police said, adding that neither Ross nor his passenger, Shateria L. Moragne-el, was injured.
December 13, 2002 |
Every holiday season needs a pleasant surprise, and this year it's "Drumline." This entertaining and enthusiastically told tale shrewdly energizes its way-familiar plot line by setting it amid one of the greatest and least-known spectacles in American sports. That would be the world of show-style marching bands, which is a football season way of life during halftimes at such predominantly black Southern colleges and universities as Florida A&M and Grambling.
April 13, 1989 |
Watch out, McDonald's and Carl's Jr. Arby's Inc. is betting that hungry Orange County diners will be willing to swap their burgers for roast beef. And to put its money where its mouth is, Arby's has announced plans to develop at least 20 Arby's restaurants in Orange County over the next 3 years--an expansion that will more than double its presence here. The roast beef sandwich chain has signed an agreement with Kyotaru Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based restaurant company, to build 20 franchise restaurants.
March 4, 2002
Starz Encore executives say this weekend's premiere of "Joe and Max," about boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, is more than just a special offering on the pay-cable service. The film marks the entrance of the network into the original cable movie arena currently dominated by HBO and Showtime. Starz Encore, like those networks, shows theatrical movies with no commercials but has offered little original fare.
December 9, 2007 |
The bling was blinding at the Conde Nast-sponsored "Movies Rock" taping at the Kodak Theatre on Dec. 2, where Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Queen Latifah and Fergie performed famous songs from films. But Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger out-did 'em all with $3 million in Neil Lane jewels for her performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Presenter 1. Jennifer Lopez bellied up to Kate Hudson backstage; 2. John Legend reached out and touched Mary J.