June 8, 2013 |
When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set. So they decided to rent instead. The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay Rent-N-Roll $54.60 a month for 18 months in exchange for four basic Hankook tires. Over the life of the deal, that works out to $982, almost triple what the radials would have cost at Wal-Mart. "I know you have to pay a lot more this way," said Florence Cherry, a 57-year-old nurse who drives the 15-year-old van when her husband, a Vietnam veteran, isn't using it to get to his job as a prison guard.
June 29, 2004 |
Tim Montgomery and two other sprinters facing lifetime bans for alleged steroid use have challenged the procedure by which U.S. anti-doping authorities usually handle cases. Montgomery, the world-record holder in the 100-meter dash, has invoked a never-before-used clause in asking that his case bypass U.S. arbitrators and go directly to an international body called the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
June 19, 1993 |
On a day dominated by Olympians, Janet Evans swam like her teen-age self, winning the 400-meter freestyle at the Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo in four minutes 11.69 seconds, her fastest unrested and unshaved time in years. In the absence of competition--with the exception of the 400 freestyle at the Barcelona Olympic Games, she has not lost a distance freestyle race since 1987--Evans, 21, has been forced to measure herself against her younger self.
March 15, 2003 |
Relying on an 85-mph fastball, USC-bound Ian Kennedy of Westminster La Quinta struck out 15, walked one and gave up three hits in the Aztecs' 2-0 victory over Valencia Friday in the championship game of the North Orange County baseball tournament. La Quinta (5-0), ranked No. 1 by The Times, scored its runs in the third inning on two singles, a throwing error and a run-scoring double by Cole Garner.
July 12, 1993 |
Determined to redeem himself after an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in another event, Greg Burgess scorched the 200-meter individual medley field Sunday in the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. Burgess, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 IM, touched at 2 minutes 4.59 seconds, breaking the meet record by 2.5 seconds, defeating runner-up Eric Burton by 4.6 seconds and swimming an unshaved personal best. "I wanted to show myself that I could still swim real fast," Burgess said.
May 13, 2010
The Early Show Cate Blanchett. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michael Douglas; Shia LaBeouf; Carey Mulligan; Josh Brolin; Frank Langella; Oliver Stone. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato; author Jane Buckingham. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Teri Hatcher. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View LL Cool J; James Pickens Jr.; Vanessa Williams and Barbara Cook. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors The color-coded system doctors and nurses use to assess healthy healing from diseases.