July 8, 2013 |
Americans are most likely to turn to their television set for news, Gallup found in a poll released Monday. More than half called it their “main source” of news, compared to a fifth who said they checked the Internet and less than a 10th who opened a newspaper or other print publication. Television was king for Americans of all ages, the survey of more than 2,000 adults found. But the results also provided a stark reminder of what Gallup called “the balkanization of news” - that Americans with different political leanings turn to different places for information.
October 20, 2013 |
Here's a website that can help you plan vacations that are socially empowering and environmentally responsible. Name: HolidaysForHumanity.com What it does: Introduces travel opportunities with transformative themes such as eco resorts and hotels, health and wellness, volunteering abroad, cultural and culinary, and expeditions and tours. What's hot: I found a trip helping to conduct whale and dolphin research in Costa Rica for less than $200 a day, and a trip to Cambodia to discover the art of rice-paper making in a local village.
September 29, 2011
ART Fall is here, better keep your eyes peeled for that distinctive gray smokestack. During the Brewery Art Walk, a twice-annual event, more than 100 artist's studios will be open to the public. Stroll the grounds, meet rising artists like photographer Dave Lefner, talk to them about their work and purchase artwork from the source. The Brewery Art Colony, 2100 N. Main St., L.A. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. (323) 638-9382. http://www.breweryartwalk.com.
August 13, 2012 |
An iPhone 5 launch in September has been confirmed by a "trusted AT&T source," according to a new report. The carrier plans to launch the sixth-generation iPhone in the third or fourth week of September, according to BGR's report . That time frame would put the next Apple smartphone's launch in line with the Sept. 21 date other reports have mentioned. Many expect Apple to unveil the phone on Sept. 12. Rumor roundup: The new iPhone But unlike other reports, BGR's is the first that gives some information on its source beyond something vague and along the lines of "someone with knowledge.
July 11, 1986 |
Narcotics officers are checking confiscated stocks of cocaine in an attempt to trace the source of cocaine laced with cyanide that killed one drug user and may be responsible for causing four others to fall ill, police said Thursday. Both cocaine and cyanide were found in each of the five victims' bloodstreams, Lt. Bernard Bailey of the Salt Lake County sheriff's narcotics division said.
March 12, 2001 |
Former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin has left the hospital where he spent more than a month with an acute viral infection, a source in the presidential medical center said. Yeltsin, 70, who steered Russia's transition to capitalism during nine years as Kremlin leader, has a record of health problems, and his latest long spell in the elite Central Clinical Hospital triggered rumors about a new deterioration.
September 26, 2012 |
ESPN is reporting that “an agreement in principle is at hand” between the NFL and locked-out officials, with the possibility that the regulars could be back on the field by this weekend. But an individual within the NFL Referees Assn. told The Times on Wednesday that the sides are not on the brink of an agreement and are continuing to negotiate with the help of a federal mediator. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak for the union, said a deal is not as close as has been reported.
February 18, 1986 |
A source close to the Cal State Fullerton basketball team said that Coach George McQuarn, who announced three weeks ago that he would resign, effective at the end of the season, told his team before Sunday's practice that he had changed his mind and would stay for at least two more years. The source, who asked not to be identified, also said three players had confirmed the story. Both Fullerton President Dr.
February 12, 1987 |
Albert A. Hakim, the Iranian-born California businessman who played a leading role in U.S. arms sales to Iran, approached the CIA in July, 1983, with a plan to gain favor with the Iranian government by selling it arms, a source familiar with the contact said Wednesday. The source, speaking on the condition that he not be identified, said Hakim contacted the CIA immediately after two apparent representatives of the Iranian government met with him at his office in San Jose.
April 1, 1990 |
It appears that baseball's longest-running soap opera finally will have its own producer. The Padres are expected to announce as early as Monday that the club will be sold for $75 million to television producer Tom Werner of Los Angeles and nine limited partners. The sale almost was completed a week ago, but a glitch occurred, a source close to the investment group said Saturday. However, the source said a letter of intent might be signed Monday.