February 12, 1985 |
Ultrasystems Inc. is "pulling back on the throttle" from growth that took it to a 181% revenue increase in two years but sacrificed profits, said Phillip J. Stevens, president and chairman of the Irvine engineering and construction company. Phillips told a group of securities analysts meeting in Newport Beach on Monday that the company experienced "growing pains" during fiscal 1985, which ended Jan. 31. "We experienced more problems this year because we just grew out of our pants," said Stevens.
June 10, 2002
Re: "Going Strong" (May 27): What your article fails to mention is that "Body-for-Life" is a lifestyle change. One becomes aware of how the body works and how to make it run efficiently. As to all those before and after shots, there is no way anyone made that transformation in such a short period adhering to Phillips' gym schedule. One would have to become a "gym rat" (live in the gym) to achieve such results. By the way, it is a great program. DALE MEYERS Cerritos
October 21, 2010 |
The Obama administration is acting hypocritically with regard to a federal court's invalidation of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. President Obama continues to state that he opposes the policy and seeks its end. Just last week, he told a town hall meeting in Washington that no one should have to "lie about who they are in order to serve. " At the same time, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates asserts that there will be "enormous consequences" to the military if gays and lesbians are immediately allowed to serve openly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1990
It seems Phillips wants to advocate same-sex marriages in order to re-create homosexuals in his perceived image of heterosexuals and in the process eliminate social disease. The problem with Phillips' premise is that he fails to explore historical origins, truly desirable alternatives and the ultimate result. Marriage itself is a primitive and barbaric practice which has no further application in the modern world. The concept was based upon the ability of the male partner to have assurance as to the bloodline of a child for the transfer of property; and the quick availability of a sexual outlet.
February 18, 1986 |
At 9:10 a.m. on Oct. 11, Joie Phillips sat typing as usual at her desk in the Santa Ana office of Teachers Insurance Co., where she was a claims representative. At 9:11, a bomb blast ripped through the suite across the hall, killing one man and shattering Phillips' peaceful world. The blast pinned the Huntington Beach woman to her desk. A piece of shrapnel tore a hole in her sweater before ripping through three layers of steel to become embedded in the desk next to her. Alex M.
January 30, 1999
It must be fun, and I am sure it sells papers, to play up the Dan Reeves-Mike Shanahan rivalry, but here's the view from someone who was in Denver at the time. Reeves wasn't technically fired. His contract expired, and it wasn't renewed. I am sure Reeves thinks he was fired, and I am sure he was upset. He owned the town, at least along with John Elway. After he was "fired," owner Pat Bowlen offered the job to Shanahan, who turned it down. The reason he gave was that he didn't want to appear to be profiting from Reeves' departure.
March 11, 1993 |
Two 17-year-old girls have been sentenced for torturing and butchering an elderly woman, less than three weeks after a pair of 10-year-olds were charged with murdering a toddler. Again, a troubled nation is asking, how could this happen? Edna Phillips, 70, was throttled with her dog's leash and stabbed or slashed 86 times. The mental images of the crime have shocked the nation just as the video pictures of little James Bulger being led to his death did last month.
January 16, 2014 |
The 2014 Academy Awards nominations are set for Thursday morning, and you can watch them live above. The Oscars announcement is expected to start at 5:38 a.m. and 30 seconds Pacific time. (Why the extra 30 seconds? At that hour, we're willing to take any additional sleep we can get.) Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will read the list of nominees, which is expected to include best picture candidates such as "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," "Captain Phillips" and "American Hustle.
December 28, 2010 |
Miles Teller almost died a few years ago. After spending a few days at a Connecticut music festival, he and two buddies were road tripping home to Florida. Cruising down the highway at 75 mph, Teller's friend tried to switch lanes and nearly hit another vehicle. He jerked the steering wheel back but lost control of the car, which went across three lanes of traffic, into a grass median, and flipped seven times. Teller was thrown 25 feet and awoke covered in blood. "I still have two rocks in my face," the boyish 23-year-old actor said, showing off scars on his chin, neck and shoulder.
October 14, 2013 |
Barkhad Abdi is used to finding his way in strange new places: At age 7, he moved with his family from war-torn Somalia to Yemen, where he learned Arabic on the soccer field. At 14, he moved to Minneapolis and learned English from Jay-Z songs and "Seinfeld" episodes. Now, at 27, Abdi has made himself at home in another new town - Hollywood - by starring opposite Tom Hanks in the film "Captain Phillips. " In director Paul Greengrass' fact-based thriller, which opened Friday, Abdi plays Muse, a Somali pirate who hijacks an American cargo ship and takes its captain hostage.