CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2013 |
The email was an invitation to step back in time, from someone I hadn't seen or talked to since 1965. Joe Migliore had noticed my byline on a column in our hometown paper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It was about the shift in racial labels - from Negro to black to African American - during our lifetime. "It was very interesting and brought back some memories of time gone by," he wrote. "I was just wondering if you are the same Sandy Banks that I went to school with at Miles Road Elementary School" nearly 50 years ago. Joe remembered "a girl named Sandra Banks in French class taught by Mrs. Cassanova.
March 28, 2013 |
Rob Kardashian has been accused of hitting a photographer in the face and taking the memory card from her camera, authorities said Wednesday. His motivation? It might have been shirtless photos reportedly captured on that memory card. "The paparazzi alleged that while she was photographing Rob Kardashian, he grabbed her camera and removed the memory card," officials with the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement obtained by L.A. Now . "During the struggle, the paparazzi stated that she was struck in the face by Rob Kardashian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 |
A female photographer told authorities Wednesday that Rob Kardashian "grabbed her camera and removed the memory card" while she was taking photographs and that he struck her in the face. Kardashian is the younger brother of the three best-known Kardashians: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. "The paparazzi alleged that while she was photographing Rob Kardashian, he grabbed her camera and removed the memory card. During the struggle, the paparazzi stated that she was struck in the face by Rob Kardashian," according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department.
March 25, 2013 |
Tom Clements was memorialized as a man of vision as top state officials, family members and friends said farewell on Monday to the Colorado prisons chief slain last week. “He was a great man, a great leader, a voice of reason and wisdom,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who hired Clements. “Without question, he was one of the finest people I have ever worked with. “His energy was tireless. He was always, always moving forward,” the governor told mourners inside a packed New Life Church in Colorado Springs.
March 22, 2013 |
Skiers and boarders, don't put away your gear just yet. Mammoth Mountain ski resort announced this week that it plans to stay open through Memorial Day . "With storms predicted in the coming weeks, it's entirely possible that Mammoth will stay open much later [than Memorial Day]," according to a statement from the ski resort on Thursday. So far March has brought 27 inches of snowfall to the mountain. The resort reports a current base depth of 83 inches at the main lodge and 183 inches at the 11,053-foot summit.
March 20, 2013 |
HONG KONG -- There is a moment in “The Last Time I Saw Macau” -- which plays Wednesday at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and is being distributed in the United States this summer by Cinema Guild -- in which the camera captures the city through the backseat of a cab. The small screen attached to the back of the driver's seat plays news footage of the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. But the image is upside down. The shot drolly observes Macau's new identity as a Chinese city.
March 20, 2013 |
The Eisenhower family told a congressional panel Tuesday that it supports a bill that would do away with architect Frank Gehry's design for the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington and halt any additional federal funding for the design. Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of the former president, spoke to the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. The chairman of the group is Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), who introduced the legislation last week.
March 19, 2013 |
Emotional regulation -- the ability to take negative feelings and recognize, accept and channel them properly -- is an Achilles' heel for many people, but especially for those with anxiety-related disorders, eating disorders and some personality disorders. It can take years of psychotherapy to strengthen one's powers of emotional regulation. Or, says a new study, it might take a few weeks of brain training aimed at strengthening one's short-term memory. It turns out that the brain circuitry involved in emotional regulation largely overlaps with the network of brain structures that govern short-term (or working)
March 18, 2013 |
Architect Frank Gehry 's controversial design for the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is once again the object of bickering in Washington. A major architectural organization said it opposes a new congressional initiative to do away with Gehry 's design for the memorial. Last week, Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah introduced legislation that would mandate an alternative to Gehry 's design and eliminate further federal funding for the project. The American Institute of Architects issued a statement on Sunday voicing opposition to the initiative.
March 14, 2013 |
Guests can take a trip down rock music's memory lane with the opening of “ Raiding the Rock Vault ” at the LVH Las Vegas Hotel & Casino , formerly the Las Vegas Hilton. Using narration and video clips, the musical extravaganza weaves together the history of rock 'n' roll from 1948 to 1989. It features classic anthems from AC/DC, the Doors, the Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Who and other bands. The music is performed by a cast that brings together many well-known names from the world of rock.