February 1, 2009
PAPERBACKS Fiction -- Fiction weeks on list 1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) In 28 the third installment of the "Twilight" saga, Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 25 The final book in the "Twilight" series finds Bella choosing immortality as a vampire. 3. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press: 3 $27.95) A bounty hunter tracks a killer lurking in the woods of New Jersey.
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January 17, 1987
I was saddened by the death of John D. MacDonald, author of the Travis McGee detective series. But my friends and co-workers who have not read any of his Travis McGee books or his hundreds of other writings are beginning to look at me strangely when I try to talk about my sadness. After all, I affectionately refer to the Travis McGee books as "my favorite tacky detective series" and recognize that most of them were written with a similar formula. How do I express my feelings about the death of an author I've read on and off for half my life?
February 21, 2013
Some of the same singers and musicians who were honored at the Grammy Awards 10 days ago picked up more trophies in London at the Brit Awards. Frank Ocean was named international male solo artist, the Black Keys won as international group, and Mumford & Sons collected the award for British group. Chanteuse Emeli Sandé took the first award of the Wednesday evening event at the 02 Arena, for British female artist, and the last, album, for "Our Version of Events. " Adele won the British single prize for her James Bond theme "Skyfall.
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July 29, 2013 |
A Saudi royal princess did not appear in court Monday on human trafficking charges, drawing a rebuke from an Orange County judge who said “I expect her to be here” for future hearings. Meshael Alayban, 42, is charged with forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant, toiling long hours for little pay. Orange County Superior Court Judge Gerald Johnston said he was concerned that the princess did not show up in court, but could not find anything in the court record to indicate that her presence for the hearing had been ordered.
September 12, 2001 |
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people. As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing 767s rammed their upper stories. A third airliner, a Boeing 757, flattened one of the Pentagon's five sides.
December 19, 2008 |
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. How deeply Jewish is Hollywood?
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October 25, 1994 |
An Anaheim man was one of two men killed Sunday night when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip on Shaw Island, San Juan County Sheriff William G. Cumming said. Killed in the crash of the Beechcraft Baron BE-58 were C. Larry Cornelius, 39, of Anaheim and the plane's registered owner, Edward C. Darling, 38, of Bellingham, the sheriff's office reported.