November 21, 2001 |
Bill Bracken hasn't had Thanksgiving off in years, but at least he can sleep late. He reports for work Thursday at 2 a.m. Most of his co-workers have to be there at midnight. Bracken is the supervising producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast on NBC--a TV event that stretches back half a century. This is the eighth year Bracken has joined executive producer Brad Lachman to create the paradecast, and they began planning their Thanksgiving feast in August.
November 22, 2000
All seats at the 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day performances of "Fully Committed" at the Coronet Theatre and "The Vagina Monologues" at the Canon Theatre will cost $25, if the purchase is accompanied by the donation of a nonperishable food item that will be sent to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. At regular performances of the two shows, only the worst seats cost $25; the top ticket prices are normally $45 for "Fully Committed" and $49.50 for "The Vagina Monologues."
November 19, 2000 |
Many people won't be working the Friday after Thanksgiving, and for 70% of them, their employers will be paying for the four-day weekend. According to the Bureau of National Affairs Inc., the percentage of employers giving workers two paid days' off at Thanksgiving hasn't changed much since the private workplace information agency began its holiday survey in 1977.
November 25, 1999 |
Peter Seamans, a personal trainer who treats the Zone diet like a religion, knows that soon after he arrives at his parents' Carlsbad home for Thanksgiving dinner, his father will offer him this traditional greeting: "Shut up and don't preach." Being a family holiday, however, Seamans said he is allowed to give his own version of Thanksgiving grace: "Take 60 seconds to look at your food."
November 24, 1999 |
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. Time to salute the folks who brought you your dinner (and we don't mean those behind the deli counter at Ralphs). We're talking about the nation's farmers, of course. According to the Census Bureau: * North Carolina is the nation's turkey capital. Farmers there produced 1.3 billion pounds of turkey in 1998, nearly one-fifth the U.S. total of 7 billion pounds.
November 18, 1999
The debonair Pierce Brosnan stars as Agent 007 in "The World Is Not Enough," his third turn as the durable James Bond character. This time around, Bond, feeling responsible for the death of an oil tycoon at M16 headquarters, resigns from the agency so he can devote his time to protecting the tycoon's daughter, Elektra (Sophie Marceau). Academy Award-winning actress Judi Dench returns as Bond's boss M, and American actress Denise Richards ("Wild Things") co-stars as Dr.
November 27, 1998 |
Ray Goff got an earful along with a mouthful when he showed up Thursday for a turkey dinner for the homeless at Atlanta Union Mission. A homeless man challenged the former University of Georgia head football coach about why he didn't make better use of Terrell Davis, a star running back for the Denver Broncos after an unremarkable Georgia career. "I did get a laugh out of that," Goff said.