December 24, 2013 |
Forget the jolly fat man in the red suit. In Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital, kids and adults flock to see the Black Santa. Come rain or shine (or snow), the man known as Black Santa sits on the steps of Belfast Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of St Anne from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Dec. 17 to Christmas Eve. He's not there to give away gifts but to collect for about 150 local charities. This Santa derives his name from the Anglican clerical cloak (or cowl) that the dean of the cathedral wears.
December 10, 2012 |
First there was surfing Santa Claus and hockey-playing Santa. Now St. Nick is strapping on an oxygen tank to take photos underwater with shoppers at Sport Chalet. The sporting goods chain, based in La Canada, is offering customers a free photo op with a scuba diving Santa on Dec. 15. at several stores including locales in Irvine, La Canada and Rancho Cucamonga. "All this is required is a smile, swimsuit, and towel," the company said in a statement. The scuba diving is limited to those 10 years old and over, although younger kids hoping to gurgle a few Christmas wishes can opt to snorkel with the big guy in the red suit.
June 21, 2013 |
Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has created exclusive outfits for Bruno Mars' upcoming world tour that begins in Washington, D.C., the company recently announced. According to the announcement, the singer will be wearing a series of black Dolce & Gabbana tuxedos and white shirts in the first half of each show, before changing into "a bright red suit matched with an ocelot-printed shirt. " “Bruno's style and music are so eclectic that oftentimes we have taken inspiration directly from his work to create looks that were at the same time in line with his very personal taste, as well as with the DNA of Dolce & Gabbana," designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in the announcement.
September 20, 1990 |
Based on its premiere, "The Flash" traps a speedy man in a slow series. It debuts with a two-hour movie at 8 tonight on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), bringing America a superhero spun from a DC Comics character who fights crime with blinding velocity. It seems that Central City is being terrorized by biker punks led by a murderer named Pike who is mobilizing his leather-jacketed legions to take over the city.
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December 7, 1994 |
Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson entered a Van Nuys courtroom through separate doors Tuesday, but they left hand-in-hand. After two days of excruciatingly detailed testimony about Reynolds' foundering financial affairs, the couple hammered out an agreement about how much monthly child support he should pay for their adopted 6-year-old son, Quinton. The agreement was reached in Superior Court Judge Robert M.
December 3, 2011 |
Hedy Lamarr , a legend of Hollywood's Golden Age and siren of the silver screen who starred in movies such as "Algiers," "White Cargo" and "Samson and Delilah" in the late 1930s and '40s, is remembered today mostly for her exquisite feminine pulchritude. Think of her as the Farrah Fawcett (the red bathing suit pinup-poster version) of her day — a Viennese-born actress whose physical attributes earned her the sobriquet of "the most beautiful woman in the world. " And, in the seven decades since Lamarr's heyday, there's been no small amount of ink spilled chronicling nearly every aspect of her life and career.
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December 16, 1990 |
Those probably were not visions of sugarplums dancing through the head of the man I spied dozing on a bench in Santa Monica's Palisades Park. I leaned over him and offered my heartiest Ho! Ho! Ho! He awoke with a start and instinctively started throwing haymakers. Fortunately, he missed. "Oh, it's Santa," the man said when he got a clear look at me. "Sorry. I didn't know who it was."
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October 1, 1991
Two San Diego banks were robbed 2 1/2 hours apart Monday afternoon, San Diego police said. The California Commerce Bank at 401 West A St. was robbed at 1:27 p.m. when a man with a brown bag entered, said he had a weapon, demanded money and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. San Diego police described him as about 34 years old and 6 feet tall. Another man robbed a Security Pacific Bank at 3813 Governor Drive shortly before 4 p.m. after presenting a demand note.
November 12, 1989 |
Australian Gaby Kennard landed in Sydney on Friday, completing a solo flight around the world in 99 days in a single-engine aircraft. "I'm glad to be back and I'm totally overwhelmed," Kennard, the first Australian woman to undertake the epic trip, said after touching down at the suburban Bankstown airport. Kennard completed a lap of honor over Sydney by flying her Piper Saratoga in formation with eight planes.