February 8, 2012 |
Romance doesn't come cheap - at least not on St. Valentine's Day. A dozen red roses usually cost about $60, according to the Society of American Florists. But with Valentine's Day coming next week, most people will pay about $80, the trade group said. And although restaurant prices don't change, people tend to eat at more upscale restaurants for those Valentine's dates. Romantic couples will spend an average of $146.52 on Valentine's dinner dates, according to restaurant ratings guide Zagat, compared with about $70 on a typical meal for two. "On Valentine's Day, budgets go out the window," Zagat spokeswoman Tiffany Herklots said.
October 23, 2009 |
Mississippi fans already have plenty to worry about, given their football team's 1-2 record in the SEC conference this season. And then, there's the matter of the Ole Miss' controversial fight song, "From Dixie With Love." For years now, fans have broken into the chant of "the South will rise again" during the song, which the Ole Miss band performs before and after games. However, after Dr. Dan Jones was installed as Ole Miss' chancellor last summer. He told the school's band director to modify the song after hearing complaints from alumni because they felt the slogan was too offensive and recalled the school's past.
July 7, 2009 |
Is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player of all time? Sunday's victory over Andy Roddick for his 15th Grand Slam title should have clinched it, but if you search long and hard enough, you will find a dissenter. Writing for the website WAtoday.com.au, an online newspaper that focuses on coverage of news in Western Australia, Davin Scargetta disputes the notion of Federer as best ever, citing his 7-13 record against Rafael Nadal.
January 27, 1985
Rural land values will rise faster than urban areas during this decade, according to a study by the Kenneth Leventhal and Co. consulting firm.
April 19, 2008 |
Callaway Golf Co. said it expected to post strong first-quarter results despite the uncertain economy. Callaway, which will release quarterly results May 1, said it expected profit to rise 25% and sales to climb 10%. For the three months that ended March 31, the Carlsbad, Calif., company expects to post earnings per share of 59 to 61 cents. Sales for the first quarter should be about $366 million, compared with year-earlier sales of $335 million, Callaway said. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial expect average earnings of 58 cents a share on revenue of $347.
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September 12, 1997 |
Since earthquake damage forced Mario De la Cruz out of his Reseda Boulevard apartment more than three years ago, the soft-spoken restaurant worker has moved his family several times in a search for affordable and safe housing. Now De la Cruz says he is confident that he has found that place. Ironically, his new home is only two buildings away from where he started. "It's a very nice, clean building, and we have very nice neighbors," said De la Cruz. "We are happy here."
April 29, 1987 |
The government's index of leading economic indicators took its cue from Wall Street today, gaining 0.4% in March primarily because of the rise in stock prices, the Commerce Department reported. The 4.1% rise in the value of 500 common stocks during March constituted about a third of the index's 0.4% growth, the department's Bureau of Economic Analysis said.
May 8, 1987
The nation's basic money supply, known as M1, rose $1.3 billion to a seasonally adjusted $758.0 billion in the week ended April 27 from a revised $756.7 billion the previous week, the central bank said. The previous week's figure originally was reported as $757.0 billion. M1 includes cash in circulation, checking deposits and non-bank travelers checks.
December 17, 2002 |
A man scaled partway up one of Houston's best-known high-rises, then jumped to his death as a crowd watched, police said. Ryan Hartley, 20, using a small pick, had reached the 30th floor of the 64-story Williams Tower when he plunged, a fire official said. Police said they recovered a driver's license and a note containing a message of a political nature.
February 12, 1990 |
Customs agents in Miami have seen a six-fold increase in a single year in cocaine seized from people smuggling the drug into the United States by swallowing it in balloons or condoms, authorities said. In fiscal 1988, agents recovered about 23 pounds of cocaine from swallowers. In 1989, they recovered 136 pounds of cocaine from 84 swallowers, officials said.