July 3, 2011 |
Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you. New York, Florida, California, Nevada and Hawaii (in that order) welcomed the most international travelers last year, according to the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (a branch of the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce). Combining data from the 2009 and 2010 reports, a and information from visitor bureaus and the National Park Service, here are the top eight groups of U.S.-inbound visitors by nationality.
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August 27, 1997 |
Around the converted Pasadena bungalow that houses the law offices of Charles T. Mathews, something had gone terribly wrong. Mathews, a lawyer who has tangled in court with some of Hollywood's biggest names, feared for his life. It was his former legal secretary. They'd had a "dating or engagement relationship," Mathews said in court papers, and now she was threatening to kill him.
October 20, 2004 |
Mike and Jim Gordon, who disagree on most matters of national importance, hashed out the rebellion of the 343rd Quartermaster Company over a plate of barbecue Tuesday. Jim, 49, said the soldiers should get medals for resisting an order they considered foolhardy and dangerous; if more soldiers had questioned orders in Vietnam, he said, "there'd be a lot less people buried at Arlington." Mike, 10 years older than his brother, said they should be punished.
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September 5, 2012 |
Selvin Chajon Rodriguez asked the mother of his young children to marry him. But if she said no, the couple and their son and daughter would "all be laid to rest. " The alleged threats, detailed in court papers filed last week in Riverside County Superior Court, were enough for Laura Reveriano to request a restraining against her ex-boyfriend. "Selvin called and told me he would follow me to the end of the earth and he would kill the kids if they are not with him and there would be nowhere I could hide," Reveriano wrote in the request for a domestic violence restraining order filed Aug. 27. But the temporary restraining order she was granted the next day did little good.
September 6, 2009 |
When Andy Roddick saved three match points against John Isner, he did it from the bottom of his feet. He rose up, lifted up and pounded out service aces. But then there was a fourth match point, and the start of that point belonged to the 24-year-old Isner, a 6-foot-9 former NCAA champion who has been sick with mononucleosis this summer and who was starting to cramp. Isner didn't serve an ace. But he served big and he rushed the net to hit some volleys and stretch his long arms and dare the fifth-seeded Roddick to hit the ball past him. Roddick tried, Roddick couldn't and Isner had himself the biggest upset of the U.S. Open men's tournament, 7-6 (3)
August 20, 2010
A unanimous panel of California's 2nd District Court of Appeal has at last cleaned up a shameful legal mess, ordering L.A. County Superior Court Judge Hilleri G. Merritt to end her prior restraint on the Los Angeles Times. Earlier this month, after first granting The Times the right to photograph a criminal defendant appearing in her courtroom, Merritt changed her mind and ordered the paper not to publish the lawfully taken picture. The Times, showing more respect for the law than Merritt did, obeyed her order while it appealed, first to her to reconsider and later, when she refused, to the higher court.
May 24, 2011
Order sorter Through Sunday, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar had batted in six places in the order this season. A look at how he's performed: Spot; Starts; Hits-At-bats; Avg. 1.; 19; 22-82; .268 2.; 5; 7-18; .389 6.; 3; 4-12; .333 7.; 4; 6-15; .400 8.; 2; 4-8; .500 9.; 1; 0-4; .000
May 23, 2011 |
Spot on Qualities baseball managers look for when constructing a lineup (listed by position in batting order): 1. Good on-base %; speed. 2. Bat control; NL: bunter; AL: run producer. 3. Hits for average, extra-base power. 4. Hits for power, drives in runs. 5. Drives in runs, protects No. 4 hitter. 6. "Second cleanup hitter. " 7. Any offense here a big plus. 8. NL: patience, discipline; AL: speed. 9. NL: good bunter; AL: Second leadoff man.
March 13, 2011 |
Yarn shops that survived the recession, and the unraveling of the knitting boom before that, are casting about for ways to boost sales. They're meeting with some success. Average sales at independent shops nationwide rose 11% last year, according to the National NeedleArts Assn. But they had dropped 25% over the six years that ended in 2009. The boom years for knitting, in the early 2000s, were fueled in part by celebrities who had taken up the hobby and talked about it in interviews.
November 17, 2010
To go Ammo : "Hyper-seasonal" menu includes wild mushrooms and heirloom turkeys from Diestel ranch. Dishes are ordered a la carte. Orders must be placed by phone or e-mail by noon on Nov. 22, ready for pickup on Nov. 24 between 2 and 6 p.m. Prices range from $36 for a wild mushroom bread pudding to $130 for a large turkey that feeds 10 to 12 people. 1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 871-2666, http://www.ammocafe.com Bristol Farms: All the basics, including three stuffings, four kinds of potatoes, turkey, ham or salmon, and all kinds of vegetables and relishies.