September 20, 2013 |
When Glen James found himself in front of a room full of reporters earlier this week, he used his time in the spotlight to thank others. He thanked the people who look after him at a homeless shelter. He thanked “every pedestrian stranger” who has given him spare change when he has panhandled on Boston sidewalks. He even thanked one of the city's mayoral candidates who dropped $7 into his cup. “It's just nice to have some money in one's pockets so that as a homeless man I don't feel absolutely broke all the time,” he said in a written statement.
September 19, 2013 |
Since joining the judging panel on "American Idol" last year, Keith Urban's constantly reminded of the one thing that separates the winners from the runners-up: hard work. "The other day, I was getting a bit worn down by people who were coming in to audition who just weren't good enough," the 45-year-old New Zealand-born country singer, songwriter and guitarist said recently from his home in Nashville. "They would start the pleading, 'I really want this!' You know," he added with a laugh, "nobody is walking in saying, 'I passively want this.' But it's not a job interview.
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September 19, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Johnny Laboriel, a legendary Mexican rock 'n' roll singer and icon for the Afro-Mexicano community, has died in Mexico City, a representative said. He was 71. He died early Wednesday at his home after an extended stay in the hospital for treatment of prostate cancer, the Rev. Jose de Jesus Aguilar, who administered the last rites, said via his Twitter account. Laboriel's specialty was to reinterpret American hits of the 1960s, classics like "Poison Ivy" and "Yakety Yak," translated into Spanish and sung with buoyant enthusiasm and an infectious smile.
September 17, 2013 |
There now, feel better? Those Dodgers, suddenly all adrift and looking lost, got it together in a big way Tuesday night in a 9-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to snap their four-game losing streak. Amazing what getting a couple of big bats back in the lineup can do for a team. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 3 Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez were deemed healthy, returned to the lineup and were instantly productive, the Dodgers scoring four times in the first and leading 8-0 after 3½ innings.
September 16, 2013 |
After three games, San Fernando senior quarterback Cristian Solano has 1,032 yards passing and 12 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 333 yards. He has led the Tigers to a 3-0 record. He's 6 feet 3 and has a 3.8 grade-point average. Do you think a smart college recruiter might want to offer him a scholarship soon? Utah State has been watching him closely and comes to town to play USC this weekend, so maybe they'll stop by his game on Friday against host Grant. Eric.email@example.com
September 16, 2013 |
Just in time for the latest iPhones, Sprint will reportedly be launching its own early upgrade program later this month. The program is called One Up and is scheduled to start Sept. 20, the day the new iPhones are to come out, according to CNET . The website said the program will make it possible for users to get new smartphones with no money down, and then to upgrade once a year by trading their devices in. Although Sprint has not confirmed the program, CNET reported that One Up customers will pay for their devices over 24 monthly installments.
September 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Two momentous decisions involving the Federal Reserve are coming to a head, with significant implications for the U.S. and global economies. Janet L. Yellen, a former UC Berkeley economist, stands in the middle of both of them. As vice chair of the central bank, Yellen will take a leading role next week, when policymakers decide whether to start rolling back the Fed's massive monetary stimulus after several years of providing extraordinary support for the weak economy.
September 11, 2013 |
When Jeff Engilman retired as football coach at Arleta after the 2010 season, he believed he left the program in the capable hands of assistant Dan Kelly, who he had trained at Sylmar and Arleta. Kelly and his group of strong assistants have kept the program going strong. After seasons of 9-2 and 8-3 while playing in City Section Division I, the Mustangs opened their season last week with a 35-21 victory over El Camino Real. Sophomore running back Isaiah Gable rushed for 127 yards in just six carries.
September 9, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before the Redskins hopefully beat the Eagles. The Skinny: As a Redskins fan, I was rooting for both the Giants and Cowboys to lose last night and it seemed like for a while they both tried to do that. But alas, in the end the Giants wanted to lose more. Now it's time to see if Robert Griffin III's knee can hold up. Monday's roundup includes a look at the weekend box office, a profile of MGM, previews of Arsenio Hall's return to late night, and Bruno Mars gets the call to play the Super Bowl.