April 16, 1993 |
On the Home Shopping Network, the story lines are as thin as an overworked credit card. About the only drama unfolding amid the endless parade of cut-rate merchandise offered to cable television viewers is whether perky hostess Erin Morrissey's enthusiasm will give out before the supply of pink cubic zirconia bracelets at $29.75 each. But from behind the scenes of the $1-billion-a-year merchant-of-the-air have come details of a continuing drama that sounds improbable even by TV movie standards.
June 30, 2005 |
A former Boeing Co. unit was sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over allegations that the unit, Boeing Electron Dynamic Devices Inc., refused to hire a black woman because of her race. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, also names as a defendant an L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. unit that bought the Boeing division in February, the commission said.
July 31, 1996 |
Passengers on Swissair's long-haul jets later this year will get a chance to do some casino-style gambling during their flights. Las Vegas-based Interactive Flight Technologies has completed a contract with Swissair for the installation of its In-Flight Entertainment Network on all of the airline's long-haul jets. The first plane is scheduled to be equipped with the system, which will cost between $70 million and $80 million, in October and to be in flight by November.
November 29, 1998 |
When the men of the Los Angeles Police Department's most feared unit face off with an armed suspect, there are only two possible outcomes. "Either they give up or there's going to be a shooting. That's just the way it is," said Det. Brian Davis, a senior member of the unit. "What are you going to do? Wait for them to shoot you? You do that, and you'll be pushing up daisies."
June 23, 2011
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March 21, 2012 |
Former Lakers guard and captain Derek Fisher was on Oklahoma City's active roster, meaning he was going to suit up and be able to play for the Thunder in the game against the Clippers Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Fisher admitted that he was “surprised” by the Lakers trading him to the Houston Rockets last Thursday after winning five NBA championships with L.A. Fisher was able to get a buyout from the Rockets, which opened the door for the 6-2 guard to sign with the Thunder Wednesday after he cleared waivers.
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August 8, 2000 |
The family of track star Florence Griffith Joyner is blaming a St. Louis hospital for her death, charging in a lawsuit that doctors failed to detect a brain abnormality two years earlier. Joyner was rushed to Washington University's Barnes-Jewish Hospital in April 1996 after suffering a seizure on a flight to St. Louis, where she was to attend a relay race. The lawsuit, filed in a Missouri court under pseudonyms, says that hospital workers improperly interpreted an MRI and other tests.
May 21, 1997 |
Vivus Inc. said the group that licensed the patent to it for its impotence drug has dropped a lawsuit alleging Vivus defrauded the group during licensing negotiations. The licensers alleged in their suit, filed in Texas, that they were defrauded during the negotiations that led to a new license agreement between the group and Vivus in December 1992, the company said.
June 23, 2011 |
USA Network has come a long way, slowly, from the days when its main contribution to the culture was "Night Flight," an omnibus of music videos, reruns and camp ephemera that kept insomniac kids company back in the 1990s. Now it is the network that "Monk" made, with a small but strong-for-its-size roster of comicdramas that play nice turns on the old big genres — cops and spies and lawyers and doctors: "In Plain Sight," "Burn Notice," "White Collar," "Psych," "Fairly Legal," "Royal Pains.
September 19, 2012 |
"Finding Nemo" always will rank among my favorite movies, but the idea of seeing the film in 3-D had me worried: Would the morphing required to take the movie into the third dimension diminish rather than enhance such a satisfying story? Would an ocean teaming with neon bright fish seem dimmer, or the animation less whimsical? Would the visual pizazz overshadow that chorus of fabulous voices led by Ellen DeGeneres' darling doltish Dory and Albert Brooks' worried and wary clown fish dad?