November 3, 2013 |
Comebacks of the year One superstar's return was widely expected, the other's somewhat surprising. The reactions in Chicago and Cleveland were identical: It's great to see you in something besides an Armani suit. Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum didn't just make their season debuts. They ignited the hopes of two cities by appearing in games for the first time since the spring of 2012. Rose scored 12 points in his first game and then made a gravity-defying, game-winning jumper against the New York Knicks two days later.
November 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Should you be concerned that the maximum loan amount you'll be able to obtain through the biggest players in the mortgage industry - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - might be cut sometime next spring? Maybe you should. That's because mortgage applicants who no longer qualify under the revised limits will be forced to shop in the so-called jumbo arena, where minimum credit scores and financial reserve requirements tend to be tougher and down payments heftier than in the conventional space dominated by Fannie and Freddie.
October 31, 2013 |
“This is my favorite house in L.A.,” exclaimed celebrity stylist and designer Mary Alice Haney Davidov about the sprawling Holmby Hills estate belonging to Bradley and Colleen Bell. Wednesday night, the Bell's home hosted hundreds of supporters, including Portia de Rossi, Monique Lhuillier and Harper's Bazaar Editor in Chief Glenda Bailey, who turned out for the Philanthropic Society Los Angeles' (PSLA) 4th annual Autumn Party, the charity and event founded by Rochelle Gores Fredston.
October 27, 2013 |
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg underwent arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The team said outfielder Bryce Harper and first baseman Adam LaRoche also had operations last week. Harper had the bursa in his left knee repaired after it had hampered him last season. LaRoche had his left, throwing elbow cleaned up. All three are expected to be ready by spring training. Strasburg, whose procedure was performed by Dodgers team physician Neal ElAttrache, is scheduled to resume his off-season throwing program in four to six weeks, the Washington Post reported.
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October 23, 2013 |
Federal investigators offered a $10,000 reward Wednesday in the hope that it will help lead to the capture of a convicted felon accused of possessing pipe bombs in Palm Springs -- a man who has been missing since he fled a halfway house nearly two months ago. Edward Allen Costa, 48, was indicted last month on six counts of possessing unregistered destructive devices and one count of escape from custody, according to a statement from the FBI. Federal...
October 21, 2013 |
Harbor City Narbonne, known for its football program, could be making a City title run in baseball this spring. Besides returning All-City pitcher Daniel Rocha, the Gauchos have added 6-foot-3 power-hitting first baseman Isaiah Flowers, a sophomore transfer from Gardena Serra's championship team. Flowers will likely have to sit out the first month of the season, but when he becomes eligible, he's capable of becoming one of the top hitters in the City Section. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org