March 16, 1990 |
How do you know when you've rented a pirated tape? If you're like most people, you don't, according to Mark Harrad, communications director for the Motion Pictures Assn. of America. The discovery isn't made until they put the tape on their VCR at home and are hit with the poor quality of the sound or the picture--fuzzy and blurred color. But there are tell-tale signs to look for before you get the tape home, Harrad said. First, the label of a pirated tape looks handmade or Xeroxed.
October 15, 2002 |
Duct tape, the all-purpose household fix-it with hundreds of uses, can also remove warts. Researchers say over-the-hardware-counter duct tape is a more effective, less painful alternative to liquid nitrogen, which is used to freeze warts. The study was reported in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. In the study, patients wore duct tape over their warts for six days. Then they removed the tape, soaked the area in water and used an emery board or pumice stone to scrape the spot.
January 7, 2001 |
President-elect George W. Bush's team said Defense secretary nominee Donald H. Rumsfeld never agreed with pejorative comments that President Nixon made 29 years ago about blacks in a conversation preserved on tape at the National Archives. On the tape, Rumsfeld can be heard making several acknowledgments, such as "yes" and "that's right" as Nixon rambled on during a conversation about African and American blacks. The conversation is reported in the Chicago Tribune today.
July 26, 2002
I believe the press should have access to information and the ability to publish information that will increase our understanding of issues. The 911 tape did not need to be public ("Better to Have Left 911 Tape Unheard," July 24). It did not add to our understanding of the Samantha Runnion tragedy. This tragedy left me feeling great sympathy for Samantha's family and friends. I know many people felt a personal connection, and that made the airing of the tape more offensive as it invaded the privacy of those people who should be shown compassion at this time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2001
Re "Videotape a Chilling Testimony," Dec. 14: I watched the tape twice and listened to the Arabic and read the translation. I found that the translation is correct and these guys on the tape are displaying happiness and joy. Osama bin Laden clearly spoke as someone who had foreknowledge of the attacks. Bin Laden and his acquaintances do not understand Islam. No sane person can behave like that guy. Muslims do not endorse these guys, act like them or waste human lives as they did. Khaled Soliman Glendale The administration spent four days telling us how to interpret the tape before showing it to us. It's kind of like a Rorschach test in reverse.
September 21, 2008 |
Phil Dalhausser has a tale of the tape that ends with him winning an Olympic gold medal. The beach volleyball player strained an abdominal muscle in the crucial run-up to the Beijing Games when he couldn't afford a bad match, let alone to sit one out. He might have missed three weeks, but with the help of sports chiropractor Ernie Ferrel and Kinesio tex tape -- a product few outside the world of physical therapy knew about -- he helped the United States...
March 20, 1996 |
Before she was smothered by a teenage carjacker, Kathleen Weinstein used a miniature cassette player to secretly record herself pleading for her life, authorities said Tuesday. "Don't you understand what kind of trouble you are going to get in? Don't you think they're going to find you?" Weinstein asked the boy who abducted her from a shopping plaza last Thursday. Although it didn't save Weinstein, the dramatic 24-minute recording helped authorities identify a suspect.
July 24, 1987 |
A woman tearfully admitted to a Los Angeles police officer that she hired another officer, William E. Leasure, to arrange the killing of her former husband, according to a tape played in court Thursday. "I asked Leasure to kill him (her former husband)," Paulette de los Reyes, 44, told Officer David Scroggins last year. "I never gave him (Leasure) any money. . . . He said, 'Paulette, I may need a favor from you someday.'
September 15, 2008 |
The callers are usually nervous, cagey about their identities and vague when it comes to facts, but to the porn companies on the other end of the telephone, their message is easy to decipher: I know of a celebrity sex tape and I want money. "Not a week goes by that we don't get at least five calls," said Steven Hirsch, the co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment Group, the country's leading adult film producer. Actor Verne Troyer's summer-long legal battle over a sex tape put a spotlight on the market.
February 23, 1985
Baylor University basketball Coach Jim Haller resigned Friday, following a television broadcast of a tape on which he allegedly was heard discussing car payments and the use of steroids with a former player. Haller will remain as coach through the end of the Southwest Conference season, Baylor President Herbert Reynolds said.