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October 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Pacific Ocean phenomenon La Nina has reappeared, prompting forecasts for a wet winter across the Northwest and a dry one in the Southwest, NASA scientists said. The weather-altering pattern had appeared to all but vanish this summer. But a U.S.-French satellite monitoring sea surface height and temperature this month detected a pool of unusually cool water marked by lower-than-normal sea levels in the eastern North Pacific and warm water in the western and mid-latitude Pacific.
April 30, 2000 | CHRIS FOSTER
Elvin Nina appears to be healthy. The 24-year-old right-hander, who had an extended spring training because of a strained muscle in his right arm, made his first start for double-A Erie last week. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before giving up a single. He allowed three more hits before being relieved. He went seven innings, allowing two runs. Nina was acquired last July in the deal that sent second baseman Randy Velarde and pitcher Omar Olivares to the Oakland Athletics.
July 12, 1986
Nina Morgana, a well-known coloratura soprano who was believed to be the last living singer to have appeared in recital with tenor Enrico Caruso, has died in New York. She was 93. Miss Morgana died Tuesday at Tompkins Community Hospital in Ithaca. She had lived at a nearby care center for the last several years. Her singing career began in 1901 at the Pan America Exposition in Buffalo, her hometown.
The good news is that--after billions of dollars in damage and hundreds of lives lost throughout the world--El Nino is finally over. The bad news is that La Nina apparently is on the way.
January 31, 1987 | LEONARD FEATHER
In a short-notice change of schedule, the Hollywood club Nucleus Nuance brought in Nina Simone to headline Thursday, relegating the Snooky Young-Bob Cooper Sextet to the role of a warm-up act. Simone is a woman of many moods, some of them so somber that she could easily turn "Happy Days Are Here Again" into an elegy.
July 6, 1998
A seemingly endless stream of ominous forecasts came months in advance of the 1997-98 El Nino event. Many scientists and some government officials were determined, and rightly so, to get the word out, even at the risk of great embarrassment and unnecessary expense if the warnings proved to be unfounded. That's what the scientists had failed to do before the previous big El Nino, in 1982-83.
N ina Blanchard is throwing in the facial tissue. On Wednesday, the woman who discovered Cheryl Tiegs and Rene Russo signed over her Los Angeles modeling agency to New York powerhouse Ford Models. Two days before her retirement party--when she should have been cleaning out her desk, picking through paper clips and the accumulated mementos of the past three decades--she was wound tighter than an Ace bandage.
April 25, 2011
Nina Revoyr at the Festival of Books Fiction: Untold Family Stories When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Sal 101 at USC Mystery: Out of the Past When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Seeley Mudd 123 at USC Information: For more information on this year's festival April 30 and May 1 at USC, go to
September 28, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Meow. Peter Copping's spring-summer 2013 Nina Ricci show at Paris Fashion Week on Thursday may have started with a quietly serene shower of white petals on the runway. But when the lights came up and the models stomped out, the atmosphere became sexually charged. The inspiration: A woman's airs, from vulnerability to domination. The look: Sex kitten. Sensual tailored pieces with contouring zippers that could take the side slit on a pencil skirt from nice to naughty in a second flat.
February 20, 2014 | By Meg James
CBS' entertainment chief, Nina Tassler, has earned a bigger title -- chairman of CBS Entertainment -- and a new employment contract that will keep her at the network through 2017. Tassler will continue to be responsible for all of CBS' entertainment programming, including prime-time, daytime and late-night hours. She also will head program development for all genres, including comedy, drama, reality, mini-series and other TV specials. Tassler will oversee scheduling, research, advertising, promotions, publicity and business affairs for entertainment programming matters, but those division chiefs will continue to report CBS Corp.
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