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October 14, 2009 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently revealed that he cuts off the water when his children take extremely long showers, may have entered a new realm of domestic drama Tuesday involving a more formidable member of his household: his wife. Schwarzenegger promised "swift action" after TMZ.com posted two pictures of Maria Shriver driving while apparently violating the hands-free cellphone requirement he signed into law. The pictures show Shriver with her right hand on the wheel and her left holding a cellphone to her ear. One is dated July 12, 2009, and the other was taken Sunday, according to TMZ. The pictures appear with an article that begins, "Maria Maria, cell phone cheatah!"
March 6, 2007
Re "Up a creek in a Swift boat," Opinion, March 2 As a Vietnam-era vet and antiwar activist, I continue to be appalled by the Swift boaters' hate campaigns. Who is more truly on the side of the troops than we who have served and decry the futility of wars that end in a quagmire? The Swifties, having attacked Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and then Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), must be in search of new soldiers to smear. Who will be next? Vietnam War veteran and anti-Iraq war Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel?
October 23, 1985
The nation's largest pork packer, Swift Independent Corp., said the buy-out offer is from a partnership led by a Texas investor group. The proposed cash and preferred stock transaction will be presented to Swift's board of directors at meetings later this week, company spokesman Bill Dillman said. The proposal comes from a partnership composed primarily of trusts of the Edwin L. Cox Jr. family of Dallas.
November 20, 2008 |
Teen "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta makes an impressive debut near the top of the pop chart this week with his first album, but he couldn't come close to America's teen sweetheart Taylor Swift, who pummeled the competition with her sophomore album "Fearless." Swift's album sold 592,000 copies during its first week in stores, according to Billboard, the highest for a country release since the veteran Eagles sold 711,000 copies of "Long Road Out of Eden" a year ago. It's also the best debut for any female artist this year.
January 31, 2009 |
In her first major headlining tour, country upstart Taylor Swift will go straight to one of L.A.'s biggest stages. The teen singer will headline Staples Center on May 22 as part of a 52-date tour. Tickets go on sale Feb. 6 via Ticketmaster. While ticket prices have not been announced for the Los Angeles date, a press release promises that tickets in most markets will sell for $20 (not including applicable service fees). Swift was the top-selling artist of 2008. Combined, her self-titled 2006 debut and her recently released "Fearless" sold more than 4 million copies in 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
August 16, 2006
Re " 'Swift Boat' Veterans Set Sights on Rep. Murtha," Aug. 13 The Swift-boating of Sen. John Kerry was an effective tactic in the 2004 presidential election. So effective, in fact, that I'm certain that John O'Neil, the Swift-boaters' principal spokesman, still has a smirk on his face. The fact that their charges were false had little effect on the minds of those who were disposed to believe them. The repetition of the charges by the American media amplified them even after sufficient evidence had surfaced to debunk them.