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September 8, 2013 |
Baseball historians know him as a businessman who helped bring Major League ball back to Milwaukee, but Edmund B. Fitzgerald is better known for his family connection to one of America's most famous shipwrecks. All 29 sailors on the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald drowned in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The next year, they were memorialized in Gordon Lightfoot's haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " The reasons for the wreck are still uncertain, but its legacy followed Fitzgerald throughout his life.
August 11, 2013 |
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Throughout the week, Jim Furyk had gently chided reporters for asking about his flameout at last year's U.S. Open. Not making cuts at this year's U.S. and British Opens only added to the story line. So after bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18, did Furyk lose the PGA Championship? Or after a clutch par putt on No. 15 and a must-make birdie ahead of Jason Dufner's tap-in on No. 16, did Furyk make Dufner win it? "I lost that tournament," Furyk said of the 2012 U.S. Open.
July 6, 2013 |
Having last year put a toe in the water with an exploratory pilot and found it fine, "Endeavour" returns to the PBS series "Masterpiece Mystery" Sunday with four new episodes. They are excellent company, even if they sometimes feel too coincidental, complicated, clever or corpse-strewn to be true. The series is a prequel to the beloved "Inspector Morse" (1987-2000), which starred the late John Thaw as an Oxford-based police detective. (The character's first name provides the new show's title.)
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June 6, 2013 |
When he ran a large state mental hospital, Dr. Dean Brooks made some bold decisions, but one of the most daring was to heed the call of Hollywood. Over protests from his boss and many mental health professionals, Brooks allowed the cast and crew of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" into Oregon State Hospital for 14 weeks as they made the 1975 movie that became an Oscar-winning classic. Brooks believed so strongly in the film that he played a hospital psychiatrist, a go-along, get-along type who was tragically unwilling to rock the boat.
June 3, 2013
The company: Superior Industries International Inc. Headquarters: Van Nuys Ticker: SUP Employees: 3,900 Leadership: Steven J. Borick, chief executive since 2005 2012 revenue: $821 million 2012 net income: $31 million Stock price: $18.21 52-week range: $15.50 to $22.09 P/E ratio: 24, based on estimated 2013 earnings Quarterly dividend: 16 cents, a current yield of 3.5%
June 2, 2013 |
Its squat, 1970s-era headquarters in Van Nuys may not look like much from the outside, but Superior Industries International Inc. is a key figure in the automotive industry. The company sells aluminum wheels to the major automakers: Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Volkswagen. Founded in 1957 in North Hollywood, Superior Industries at first sold wind deflectors, seat belts and a popular steering wheel cover called Sport Grip. In the 1960s, the company starting making aluminum wheels.