September 25, 2013 |
Nikola had a special offer from Supercuts: Buy 12 haircuts and get the 13th free. However, when he tried to redeem his card for the freebie haircut, he was told the offer was no longer good -- even though the card had no expiration date. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Nikola wants to know: Don't they have to honor their own coupon? As far as I'm concerned, yes. A coupon is basically a contract. But apparently that's not what a lawyer would say. The legal view here is that a coupon represents a marketing pitch, not a binding contract.
February 3, 2002
The article "A Boy and His Tesla Coil" (by Andrew Vontz, Metropolis, Jan. 6) missed the most important contribution that Nikola Tesla made to the world. More than 100 years ago there was fierce competition over how electric power should be distributed to take greater advantage of the newfangled electrical inventions being devised, including the incandescent lightbulb. Thomas Edison (the inventor of that bulb) was pushing for direct current (DC) while Tesla was promoting alternating current (AC)
August 18, 2012 |
Talk about an electric fundraising effort: This week Matthew Inman, the guy behind the comic website The Oatmeal, launched an online campaign to raise money to buy Nikola Tesla's last laboratory and turn it into a museum. In less than 48 hours the campaign had raised more than half a million dollars, $400,000 of which was donated in the first 20 hours. That may sound kind of insane. Then again, everything that has to do with Nikola Tesla is kind of insane. This is the man credited with inventing AC electric current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, radio tubes and improved turbine engines, among many other crazily futuristic things -- all at the turn of the 20th century.
December 22, 2009 |
Appearing at a downtown courtroom Monday morning, UCLA forward Nikola Dragovic pleaded not guilty to a felony charge stemming from an altercation at a recent concert. Dragovic is expected to claim he was acting in self-defense when he pushed the alleged victim into a glass case, causing injury. "Now it's all up to my lawyer," he said. "So I don't have to worry about it." The player's roommate, Aleksandar Stanisic , was also charged and entered the same plea.
December 23, 2009 |
Another day in court still awaits Nikola Dragovic, about a month or so down the line. The UCLA forward still must answer to a felony charge stemming from a recent fight at a Hollywood concert. But the mere act of standing in front of a judge this week, pleading not guilty, seems to have done wonders for Dragovic on another type of court. "Just by not having to deal with lawyers, not going to meetings, just even think about it, I'm able to put more time into basketball," Dragovic said.
November 15, 2010 |
The adjustment was small, but the payoff proved hefty. In the USC men's basketball team's first half against UC Irvine on Saturday, junior forward Nikola Vucevic knew the Anteaters would double-team him any time he touched the ball. But instead of being aggressive, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Vucevic looked to pass, which explains his paltry halftime stats: two points on one-for-three shooting. In the second half of USC's 62-49 win, though, Vucevic scored 17 points, including nine of the Trojans' first 13 after intermission, to finish with a career-high-tying 19. What changed?