November 21, 2006 |
WHEN I TELL people that a few weeks ago I married my daughter, they look at me sort of funny. When I clarify that what I mean is that I officiated at my daughter's wedding ceremony -- and, to make it legal, was ordained over the Internet -- they look at me as if I'm some kind of nut. When I explain that as an O.C.P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1997 |
This county is loaded with citizenry ready to do for others. People who help their neighbors, run marathons for worthy causes, shell out to send youngsters to camp. But here's a new one for you: An elected government official who will work on his off days for free. He will officiate at your wedding and ask that you write out a check for his fee--$150--directly to some type of worthwhile, nonprofit youth program here in Orange County.
March 18, 1990 |
In this hilarious and stylish 1988 Jonathan Demme comedy, Mafia widow Michelle Pfeiffer finds herself on the run, pursued by Dean Stockwell's lecherous don and aided, more or less, by Matthew Modine's sweetly square FBI agent. Sunday 5 p.m. TMC The Postman Always Rings Twice This is the steamy, guilt-ridden 1946 Tay Garnett version with Lana Turner, always in white, most memorably in a two-piece bathing suit, and John Garfield. Wednesday 10 a.m.
October 21, 2006
THERE ARE NOW 300 MILLION of us, and most of us aren't married. On Tuesday, according to census estimates, the 300-millionth American emerged via birth or border crossing. That same day, the media got hold of figures from the American Community Survey (also released by the Census Bureau) finding that married couples account for slightly less than half of the nation's households. Of the 111.1 million households counted last year, 49.7%, or 55.2 million, were composed of married couples.
October 9, 2008 |
Much to the surprise of its most ardent supporters, and likely even to its creators, "Rachel Getting Married" was the hottest film in America last weekend, averaging more than $30,000 per theater. This is a tribute to Jonathan Demme's return to his independent film roots, to a powerful screenwriting debut for Jenny Lumet, and to a career-changing performance by Anne Hathaway as an ultra-troubled young woman set loose from rehab for her sister's wedding.
April 18, 1999 |
Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer married for the fourth time in a quiet ceremony in Frankfurt, city officials said. Voted Germany's most popular politician in a recent survey, Fischer, 51, married Nicola Leske, a 29-year-old journalism student.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2001
Re "Church Settles Suit, Toughens Policies," Aug. 21: Instead of creating programs for victims who are sexually molested, maybe the Catholic Church should consider changing its guidelines on priesthood to allow priests and nuns to get married. I think that would resolve the problem of sexual molestation. Adrianna D. Mendez Buena Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1998
Re "Don't Penalize--or Sub- sidize--Marriage," Commentary, March 11: The marriage "penalty" in income tax is an illusion. The economics of our society is based on the couple. Hotels are routinely priced on a double occupancy basis. On cruises and travel packages, singles pay the "single supplement," which is a euphemism for "singles pay double." As everyone says these days, "You need two incomes to live middle class." If, as a single person, I want to buy a house, I buy for two--I pay the whole mortgage.
July 29, 2007 |
The son of Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, Princess Anne, is to marry a Canadian businesswoman, Buckingham Palace announced. Peter Phillips, 29, will marry his girlfriend, Autumn Kelly, whom he met at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in 2003. Phillips is 10th in line to the throne but holds no royal title and carries out no official royal duties. He works for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
June 17, 2002 |
Much of TV habitually reduces matrimony to sitcom laughs or hollow, soulless rolls of the dice. Note this month's "Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska" on Fox, and sleek spouse hunters invading the ritzy Hamptons on ABC. But now comes Michael Apted's "Married in America" on A&E, profiling nine diverse couples in the New York area, Los Angeles and Birmingham, Ala., and charting their routes to the altar. It's so good you'll throw rice.