November 16, 2003 |
The movie "Lost in Translation" has generated plenty of head scratching and naval gazing surrounding Japanese culture, but considerable speculation on the Internet centers on one scene: "What was that guy shooting at Bill Murray and his friends when they ran out of that bar?" Internet theories include a laser machine gun, glow-in-the-dark bullets and a BB gun. An entry at livejournal.com asks, "Just what ... was that one dude shooting during the bar scene? BBs? Lasers?" On Amazon.
January 11, 1987 |
For some time, officials in this industrial, working-class community have felt that the city was being cheated out of its fair share of taxes from motel-room rentals. Mayor John S. Sheehy said officials also suspected that one of the reasons motels were underpaying the 8% levy was that many of their customers were prostitutes.
February 27, 2006
Rock musician Sting will portray composer Robert Schumann on Broadway -- for one night. Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, will head a production of "Twin Spirits" on March 27 that will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will read excerpts from the letters of Schumann and his wife, Clara Wieck, with musical interludes of Schumann compositions performed by violinist Joshua Bell and five other musicians and singers.
April 10, 1989
A two-day "reverse sting" on rock house customers ended in the arrests of 140 people for investigation of various drug-related offenses, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Sunday. Sheriff's narcotics, gang detail and patrol deputies served warrants on suspected rock cocaine houses from 4 p.m. Friday until midnight Saturday, taking alleged dealers into custody and then posing as drug sales clerks to arrest people who bought $10 and $20 "rocks" from them. The operation, dubbed "User Accountability," was conducted in the communities of Carson, Firestone, Lennox and Lynwood.
July 2, 1988
The Chicago Sting and Tacoma Stars, like the Sockers, will have until next Friday to post a $400,000 letter of credit to the Major Indoor Soccer League, it was announced Friday. Ron Fowler, whose bid to buy the Sockers won't be ruled on by a federal bankruptcy judge until then, informed the league he would withdraw his offer if it didn't allow Chicago and Tacoma extensions. "Mr.
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February 6, 2009 |
A sting in a neighborhood hard hit by November's wildfires netted seven arrests of allegedly unlicensed contractors, officials said Thursday. The undercover operation was conducted by police, the district attorney's office and the Contractors State License Board. In addition to the felony arrests for bidding without a license in a declared disaster area, one contractor also was arrested on suspicion of heroin possession. The contractors had run ads, distributed fliers, posted Internet notices or been targeted by complaints to the contractors board.
October 11, 1987 |
Imagine all the bets Sting could have made three years ago when he walked away from the Police, the first superstar band to emerge from the British new-wave scene of the late '70s. Anyone with a sense of rock history or even a modestly cynical view of human nature would have been willing to put up a week's wages that Sting would eventually rejoin the other members for a worldwide reunion tour. If the fortune waiting at box offices around the world didn't tempt him, surely sentiment would.
October 21, 1999 |
Sting slips a bass guitar around his shoulders as he steps to the microphone on the stage of the Joint, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's stylish rock club. Backed by a five-piece band, he begins singing "A Thousand Years," a new millennium-minded love song filled with the graceful, introspective touches that have become his musical trademark.