December 2, 2012 |
— These should be relatively quiet winter meetings for the Angels compared with last year, when they stunned baseball with their one-day, $317.5-million splurge on free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. "That was a splash for all time," General Manager Jerry Dipoto said. "I wouldn't think that to be a common event. " That doesn't mean the Angels aren't thinking big. They still hope to retain free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, though there has been heavy speculation that Greinke's price tag, which could exceed six years and $150 million, already has soared out of their range.
July 9, 2012 |
(Editor's note: Staff writer Mary MacVean tried out trainer Jackie Warner's diet and exercise plan from her recent book “10 Pounds in 10 Days.” Here's her experience.) Day 1 There are always new diet books out there. You've got to wonder: If we could make them work, would the publishing industry have to tighten its own belt a few notches? Failure is a staple of the diet industry. Still, when I saw Jackie Warner 's latest book, “10 Pounds in 10 Days,” I thought, “OK, why not?
March 28, 2010 |
In 2001, on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, President George W. Bush gave Pakistan's then-leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, a choice: He was either with us or against us. Musharraf chose to become an ally, but the question ever since has been whether that shotgun marriage can mature into a healthy adult relationship. At times, the prospect has seemed far from reach. The world's second-most-populous Muslim country is caught in a brutal internal struggle between extremism and moderation.
September 10, 2009 |
Speculation has already begun in Chicago and New York. The White Sox need a versatile defender who can lead off, the Cubs need more speed and on-base ability at the top of the order, the Yankees want a leadoff man to push Derek Jeter to the second spot. And Chone Figgins , the Angels third baseman and leadoff batter extraordinaire, is at the top of each team's winter shopping list. "It's always good to be wanted," said Figgins, who will become a free agent after the season.
July 15, 2009 |
Coupons and discounts will be the hottest styles for back-to-school shoppers this year. Summer is not even half over, but retailers throughout the Southland are gearing up for back-to-school season with new youth fashions, nifty office supplies and steep bargains. "All eyes are shifting to back-to-school -- it's the only catalyst where consumers have to go out and spend between now and the holiday shopping season," said Ken Perkins, president of research company Retail Metrics Inc.
April 28, 2008 |
As food prices spiral higher, the quality of a diet can really suffer. Starchy, sugary, fatty foods are filling and relatively inexpensive compared with fruits, vegetables and lean meats. The effects of a tight budget on food choices are particularly concerning for people who may find healthful foods difficult to afford: low-income mothers and their children. Soon, they will be getting some overdue help.