September 23, 2012 |
While the NFL's use of replacement officials might be having a negative impact on the flow and outcomes of the games, it's definitely taking a toll on the players, whose union sent an open letter to all 32 team owners calling for the end of the lockout of regular officials. The letter, posted Sunday on the NFL Players' Assn. website and signed by numerous current and former star players, says that a safe working environment no longer exists with the replacement officials. The union finds it odd that Commissioner Roger Goodell takes punitive action in the name of the players' health and safety yet puts those same players at a disadvantage by locking out highly trained officials.
December 13, 2010 |
There will be no more takeoffs for the Juan T. Trippe. The first 747 jetliner to ferry commercial passengers and a symbol of the golden age of air travel was demolished here Sunday as its owners gave up a frustrating decade-long attempt to make a profit from the mammoth piece of aviation history. "So, you've come to take part in the funeral," one of the owners, who asked that their names not be used, said to a bystander. After decades of flying to nearly every continent, the Trippe, named after Pan Am's founder, was bought in 2000 from a California airplane graveyard by the South Korean couple, who transformed it into an aviation-themed restaurant.
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February 20, 2011 |
A dog that vanished from a Sacramento suburb Tuesday afternoon was reunited with its owner Saturday after turning up more than 700 miles away, unharmed, in Washington state. The dog, a 2-year-old Patterdale terrier named Bear, was last seen playing around the family construction business where its owner, 32-year-old Bryan Rapozo, works with his father. "Bryan is with Bear every day," said his father, Bret Rapozo, 51. "It's like his son. Everywhere Bryan goes, Bear's with him. " He added, "He was very upset.
October 21, 2011 |
Thirty men, 30 opinions. The NBA owners presiding over the league's increasingly bitter lockout of players aren't united behind the idea that it's better to lose an entire season rather than accept a bad labor deal. For now, however, the hawks outnumber the more conciliatory owners, such as the Lakers' Jerry Buss, the New York Knicks' James Dolan, the Miami Heat's Micky Arison and the Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban. Billy Hunter, executive director of the players' union, said those four want to make a deal.
April 6, 2013 |
Fantasy owners may build their teams around superstars like Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw, but success often lies in the performance of an unknown commodity. From a minor leaguer about to show off his tools at the next level, to a career backup who finally gets everyday playing time, players ignored on draft day often wind up in pivotal roles. Times staff writer Tim Hubbard takes a weekly look at players, teams and trends that are constantly evolving over baseball's regular season: TIME TO STEAL Matt Harvey SP | New York Mets The 24-year-old right-hander has the ability to anchor a staff for years.
August 1, 2011 |
During the economic downturn, spending on pets remained relatively strong -- as long as they were alive. But there are indications that people are choosing less expensive ways of saying goodbye to deceased pets. An increasing number of pet owners are choosing the lower-cost option of cremation rather than burial. Partly, this reflected the rising trend of human cremations, but it was also because of the tight economy, said Mike Detlefsen, president of Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematory in Gardena.
HOME & GARDEN
September 10, 2010 |
A walled and gated Encino estate that has been home to actors Al Jolson, Kirstie Alley, Katey Sagal and Charlie Sheen at various times has come back on the market at $6.95 million. Updated in keeping with its architectural history, the 1934 traditional residence has Venetian plaster walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, marble and wood floors, custom cabinetry and woodwork, and marble counters. A formal dining room, a butler's pantry, an office/library, a gym, a wine cellar, a media room, den, two bars, seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half-baths lie within 8,522 square feet of living space.
March 29, 2012 |
Apple's " antennagate " is finally coming to an end, with $15 going to each qualifying iPhone 4 owner who claims a share in a class-action lawsuit over the fourth-generation iPhone's infamous antenna problems. The settlement terms, announced Thursday with the launch of a website , will issue $15 in cash to owners of the iPhone 4 "who have experienced antenna or reception issues," "been unable to return their iPhone 4 without incurring any costs" and "been unwilling to use a case or free bumper for their iPhone 4. " Apple has been giving away free "bumper" cases to iPhone 4 owners since July 2010 , after consumers complained that the phone could lose its cellular signal if held certain ways.
June 11, 1998 |
Tom Hicks, who owns more than 400 radio stations and the NHL's Dallas Stars, became the owner of the Texas Rangers Wednesday night. By a 30-0 vote at their meetings in Seattle, major league owners approved the sale of the Rangers to the 52-year-old media mogul for $250 million. The vote followed one made earlier Wednesday by baseball's ownership committee. "I'm delighted," interim commissioner Bud Selig and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, said.
December 19, 2011 |
Frank McCourt's sales pitch landed on the desks of prospective Dodgers bidders Monday, and the ideas on how to make money from the team included this one: Raise ticket prices. Not in precisely those words, of course. However, the so-called "bid book" advised prospective owners that the Dodgers' average ticket price last season ranked 10th in the major leagues, even though the team played in the second-largest market in the majors. The Dodgers have cut ticket prices for next season, after posting their lowest attendance in a non-strike season since 1992.