CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2001 |
Calabasas City Council members said Thursday they were still trying to understand why Mayor Janice Lee had abruptly resigned from the panel during a meeting the night before. The council had just tackled its first agenda item Wednesday when an agitated Lee announced she was quitting and stormed out the door. "It was a shock the way she did it," Councilwoman Lesley Devine said. "One big explosion no one expected." Lee, who could not be reached for comment, won her council seat in March 1999.
May 3, 1991 |
Discovery's astronauts aimed a "Star Wars" research satellite at rocket fuel spewed in space Thursday, then snagged the craft and tucked it back into the shuttle's cargo bay. The seven astronauts quickly closed in on the satellite after the fuel observation. Minutes later, they used the ship's 50-foot mechanical arm to grab the probe. "We've got it!" shuttle commander Michael Coats shouted.
October 8, 2010 |
Brandon Weeden threw five touchdown passes, three of which ignited a second-half rally that boosted No. 22 Oklahoma State to a 54-28 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night at Lafayette, La. Weeden hit Michael Harrison for a 24-yard score and Hubert Anylam for a 22-yard touchdown in the first nine minutes of the third quarter as the Cowboys (5-0), after trailing, 21-17, at halftime, scored 24 points in the third quarter to take the lead for good. Weeden was 29 for 47 for 351 yards, while Justin Blackmon had a career-high 13 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns and Kendall Hunter rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown for the Cowboys.
April 13, 2007 |
In the last 18 months, CBS Radio has lost two of the most influential, provocative and lucrative talk show hosts in radio history. And with them, loads of money and profit. First, Howard Stern defected to satellite radio in December 2005. The shock jock's departure cost CBS an estimated $100 million in annual revenue and was a major reason behind the company's 7% drop in sales in 2006.
February 8, 2005 |
The music swelled, sounding the familiar first notes of the vintage charity hit "We Are the World." Then the lyrics kicked in -- a torrent of bad taste, ethnic slurs and cruel insults about the killer south Asia tsunami. The parody, aired during morning drive time on New York radio's WQHT-FM, lasted three short minutes.
December 25, 2005 |
At halftime of Louisville's game against Detroit, a video of the Cardinal players' singing a particularly cringe-inducing version of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ran on the Freedom Hall scoreboard. It was the only really good laugh the No. 11 Cardinals enjoyed during their 56-48 victory Saturday.
April 28, 2004 |
Just weeks after it went on the air, liberal talk-radio network Air America Radio has lost its co-founder and chief executive as well as its top programming and operations executive. The departures come after weeks of start-up problems for the limited-distribution network, which features entertainers Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo and was launched with a barrage of promotion at the end of March.
March 23, 1986 |
Technology used to save premature babies might also be used to save fetuses that have been aborted, but scientists and bioethicists question whether abortion laws should be changed to reflect the scientific advances. "One of my concerns, looking at the new technology with regard to abortion, is that it is just part of the balancing act in an emotionally charged issue," said Joyce Bermel of the Hastings Center Report, a journal of bioethics.
August 29, 1991 |
After interviewing 16 police officers and more than 30 witnesses, investigators have found no evidence of police wrongdoing during a violent altercation with a family of picnickers in Brookside Park. "At this point, no disciplinary issues have surfaced," Police Chief Jerry Oliver said Tuesday before briefing the City Council in closed session.
July 14, 1998 |
Through a combination of fund-raising efforts and deep cuts in staffing and other overhead, the financially ailing Opera Pacific has accounted for $1.2 million toward its Aug. 31 goal of $1.7 million, Martin Hubbard, interim executive director, said Monday. "I've been very encouraged," Hubbard said. "But we have a lot still to do." The company hopes to raise another $20,000 at a fund-raising luncheon hosted by famed American opera star Beverly Sills at 11:30 a.m.