CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2010 |
Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and spurred a nationwide run on coonskin caps, died Thursday. He was 85. Parker, who played another pioneer American hero on television's "Daniel Boone" in the 1960s before becoming a successful Santa Barbara hotel developer and Santa Ynez Valley winery owner, died of complications from old age at his home near the winery, said family spokeswoman Sao Anash.
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 1991 |
You might think that the shower area, which gets daily doses of warm water, soap and shampoo, would stay naturally clean. Not so. Mold, mildew, soap film and other stains mar surfaces, and mineral deposits clog shower heads. Here are some tips to help keep shower stalls or tub showers clean and free of clogs: Clean your shower right after using it, when steam has loosened the dirt. Just wipe off the damp surfaces with a paper towel.
November 22, 2012 |
I once received a Fog Linen work apron as a gift. I love its simple construction and the hand of the beautifully soft natural linen. Yumiko Sekine, the Japanese designer behind the 10-year-old line makes a wealth of other linen items, too. You used to have to go to Japan to find most of them. Now they're available online at Shop Fog Linen . The blog automatism clued me in to that fact. I'm especially taken with the generously-sized linen dish towels (actually they call them kitchen cloths)
February 7, 2006 |
You watched Sunday's game and you might have said to yourself, "Somebody must be making a fortune from all that cloth." It seemed as though everyone in Ford Field was pulling for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl and all seemed to be waving Terrible Towels, black-and-gold emblems of unwavering support for the Steelers. The Wisconsin company that makes the towels shipped 700,000 in the two weeks leading up to Sunday's game, mostly into Pittsburgh and Detroit.
November 7, 1996 |
The Great Linen Robbery was foiled when University of North Texas football players unloaded nearly $1,400 worth of motel property from team buses after they had lost to Utah State in Logan last Saturday. Police supervised as North Texas buses were unpacked and stolen towels, bathmats, blankets, pillows and one videocassette recorder were piled onto the parking lot of a motel.
September 18, 2005 |
THIS SUMMER I put up a clothesline and hung out my laundry, in flagrant defiance of neighborhood rules and the eye-rolling of my teenage daughter. I explained to her that running a load in the dryer puts 5 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, where it will still be trapping heat when she is 50 years old. Since the average household does a load of laundry a day, that's roughly a 2,000-pound annual contribution to global warming. "But my towel feels like road kill," she said.
December 22, 1990 |
The Kuwaitis are still thinking first-class. While everyone else travels to the front in four-wheel-drive vehicles, they loaded 70 journalists, headed for a visit to the remnants of the Kuwaiti army, into a Kuwaiti Airways Boeing 727 replete with attentive stewardesses, tasty snacks and hot face towels. Delighted passengers settled into the wide seats, not minding at all the delay en route caused by diversions around live-fire artillery ranges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2008 |
Myron Cope, the screechy voiced football announcer whose colorful catchphrases and twirling Terrible Towel became symbols of the Pittsburgh Steelers during an unrivaled 35 seasons in the broadcast booth, has died. He was 79. Cope died Wednesday at a nursing home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon, Pa., said Joe Gordon, a former Steelers executive and a longtime friend of the announcer. Cope was treated for respiratory problems and heart failure in recent months, Gordon said.
February 28, 1993 |
He was near tears after the game, but managed not to cry. The last thing the players needed, he figured, was to see their ball boy bawling like a baby. Besides, all the crying in the world wouldn't change things--Santa Margarita had won. Sonora's season was over. He would have to accept it like everyone else. Few 11-year-olds lose sleep over a high school basketball game, but Chris Eyles tossed and turned Friday night after Sonora's 65-60 loss in the Division III-AA quarterfinals.
November 3, 1990 |
Beach Towel became the first harness horse to win $2 million in one season Friday night when he won the featured Breeders Crown 3-year-old Colt and Gelding race at Pompano Beach, Fla. The three-length victory earned Beach Towel $183,466 to boost his 1990 earnings to $2,091,860. In the night's biggest upset, Bay's Fellow defeated favored Topnotcher in the Horse and Gelding Pace and returned a payoff of $140.60, largest in the seven-years of the Breeders Crown.