September 9, 2012 |
Shannon Eastin is in the starting lineup, set to become the first female official in an NFL regular-season game. The 42-year-old has been assigned to work the Rams-Lions game Sunday in Detroit, where she will be the line judge. Of course, this historic moment comes courtesy of a labor disagreement between the regular officials and the NFL, which is using replacements to start the season, Eastin among them. Eastin, who has 16 years of experience, including most recently with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, worked NFL exhibition games this summer, making her debut during the Packers-Chargers preseason game.
December 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The White House is again coming to the defense of a possible Cabinet nominee, even before President Obama makes up his mind on the post. White House spokesman Jay Carney backed up former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel on Thursday, saying the possible pick for secretary of Defense has been a "remarkable servant to this country. " "What I can tell you is that Sen. Hagel fought and bled for his country. He served his country well. He was an excellent senator," Carney told reporters.
October 17, 1999 |
When surgeons cut into Kevin Glover's back in December, they found a lot more damage than they expected. A five-hour operation left the Seattle Seahawks center wondering if his NFL career was finished. "I'd be lying if I stood here and told you that I knew for sure I was coming back, because I didn't," Glover said Wednesday at practice. "My wife thought it was over too."
September 26, 2012 |
It's game over for NFL replacements. The regular officials are coming back. The NFL and NFL Referees Assn. reached an agreement on an eight-year deal late Wednesday that immediately puts the regulars back on the field, beginning with the game Thursday night between Cleveland and Baltimore. "Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement released after midnight on the East Coast. "We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement.
April 19, 1998 |
Once upon a time, if you wanted to call long distance, you dialed the operator. Her name was Mildred. Your telephone was as heavy as a bowling ball. "I am on long distance," you said, and people hushed up, impressed. Your own phone number was something like TRemont 2-8795. Everyone remembers his first phone number, because it had a name and a personality. BUtterfield 8. There was romance to the telephone then. But in the late 1950s, Mildred lost her job.
May 9, 1985 |
When the City of Glendale replaced old-fashioned cast-iron lampposts along Colorado Street with sleek 40-foot-high aluminium poles and bright sodium lights, it created "one of the least-attractive streets in Glendale," according to the Glendale Historical Society. In a report submitted to the City Council, the society charged that the installation of new light standards throughout the city is destroying the "character of neighborhoods and historical districts."
April 17, 1988 |
Just beneath the pale softness of her Botticelli face some vague hint of trepidation shows as Suzanne Farrell floats into the lobby of the Chateau Marmont. Her uneasiness, masked perhaps by the calm and quietude that surrounds the hotel, is almost palpable. But nothing is different. Farrell has always made her aura palpable.
January 11, 1990 |
Question: I often see people swerving sharply to avoid broken glass in the road. I wonder whether broken glass can really cause a tire to go flat? Is it worth the bother to avoid glass?--B.M. Answer: Very seldom, if ever, can broken glass puncture a steel-belted radial tire or cause a blowout, but certain kinds of broken glass can damage a tire and cause it to fail prematurely.
September 2, 2013 |
John Force has known triumph and tragedy on the track, but now the drag-racing legend is having to battle back from a financial 1-2 punch. Two of Force's biggest sponsors, Ford and Castrol motor oil, recently announced separately that they plan to pull their support after the 2014 season, a major setback for his four-car team based in Yorba Linda. Both companies, in so many words, said they were looking for better returns on their marketing spending than they could earn where Force competes, in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s premier Mello Yello Series.
June 22, 1989 |
After 124 years of gracing dining tables with its delicate rose design and 24-carat gold rim and ring on a cream and white porcelain, the popular Rosalinde classic china pattern has reached its final year. Charles W. Thompson, president of Haviland & Co., has announced that Rosalinde, one of the French porcelain company's oldest patterns, will be available for replacements and add-ons only through the end of December. "It's a little saddening," said Terry Friend, marketing assistant at Haviland in New Jersey, "we're getting a lot of frantic responses from people--from grandmothers who started off with the set and passed it on from generation to generation; from a lot of young brides who are trying to find replacement pieces."