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November 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
By far the biggest drawback with the iPhone is the lack of apps that can recite messages in a dramatic thespian's voice. Luckily, William Shatner, a.k.a. Captain Kirk, has come to the rescue. The space-traveling, price negotiating actor has released his own app for the iPhone called "Shatoetry. " The app lets you craft a voice message using Shatner-recorded words. You build your Shatoetry by picking out words and tossing them onto a screen featuring a silly picture of the actor.
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November 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
When video surfaced this summer of Riley Cooper using racial slurs at a concert, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver apologized profusely. He met with the media and looked to be on the verge of tears. He briefly left the team to seek sensitivity training. He came back on bended knee. That hasn't been the case so far with Miami guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Teammate Jonathan Martin provided at least one voice message and text messages, allegedly from Incognito, that are harassing and include racial slurs.
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SPORTS
November 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
When video surfaced this summer of Riley Cooper using racial slurs at a concert, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver apologized profusely. He met with the media and looked to be on the verge of tears. He briefly left the team to seek sensitivity training. He came back on bended knee. That hasn't been the case so far with Miami guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Teammate Jonathan Martin provided at least one voice message and text messages, allegedly from Incognito, that are harassing and include racial slurs.
SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
A week after Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin walked away from the team amid alleged threats and racially charged harassment from a fellow offensive lineman, the NFL is looking into whether the team played a role in allowing the bullying culture to flourish. At the center of the controversy is guard Richie Incognito, who late Sunday was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Earlier Sunday, the Dolphins issued a statement that dismissed reports of bullying by Incognito as "speculation.
AUTOS
March 28, 2013 | Ronald D. White
Fisker Automotive Inc., the beleaguered maker of high-end electric cars, is furloughing employees for a week to conserve cash. Callers to Fisker's Anaheim office were greeted Thursday with a voice message advising that the office was closed Friday, March 22, and would remain closed through Sunday, March 31. The furloughs, which affect more than 200 employees, came just two weeks after the company's founder resigned as executive chairman amid...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Scott Collins
MSNBC's lineup may be getting some serious firepower: Looks like Alec Baldwin is signing up to host a show on the cable news network. Baldwin, the 55-year-old former costar of NBC's sitcom "30 Rock," would bring his famously liberal point of view to a show that would air at 10 p.m. Fridays, according to the site Mediaite, which broke the story. The cable news wars are heating up again. News of Baldwin's possible show broke the same day that reports indicated Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly would get the 9 p.m. slot currently occupied by Sean Hannity.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1996 | DAN AKST
First there was the telephone, then came the Internet. Now if only someone could put them together a little more effectively, wouldn't life be grand? A couple of new products attempt to do just that, with surprising success. Perhaps the more interesting of the two is an Internet-based service called JFax. For $12.50 a month, JFax will give you a dedicated local phone number that will accept faxes or voice messages and forward both to the e-mail address of your choice. Or for $19.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1998 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
Move over, impersonal numerical pagers, there's a new black box in town. Meet the cousin of that small plastic contraption that so rudely summons you from the movies to take care of business: the portable answering machine. Available starting today in Los Angeles, the device, dubbed Pocketalk, is one of a new breed of mobile wireless services that use a piece of the radio spectrum auctioned off by the federal government a few years ago.
SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
A week after Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin walked away from the team amid alleged threats and racially charged harassment from a fellow offensive lineman, the NFL is looking into whether the team played a role in allowing the bullying culture to flourish. At the center of the controversy is guard Richie Incognito, who late Sunday was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Earlier Sunday, the Dolphins issued a statement that dismissed reports of bullying by Incognito as "speculation.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook has released an update for its iPhone and iPad app that, among other features, lets users send each other recorded voice messages. To access the feature, select name, tap the "+" sign and select the mic icon. Hold down the red record button that appears and begin speaking. When done, simply let go of the button and the message is sent. To cancel the message, slide the finger away from the record icon. The voice message feature was introduced earlier this month in an update to the Facebook Messenger app, which is dedicated solely to the message component of the social network.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Scott Collins
MSNBC's lineup may be getting some serious firepower: Looks like Alec Baldwin is signing up to host a show on the cable news network. Baldwin, the 55-year-old former costar of NBC's sitcom "30 Rock," would bring his famously liberal point of view to a show that would air at 10 p.m. Fridays, according to the site Mediaite, which broke the story. The cable news wars are heating up again. News of Baldwin's possible show broke the same day that reports indicated Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly would get the 9 p.m. slot currently occupied by Sean Hannity.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
People who experienced Woodstock through the lens of the 1970 documentary film "Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music" can describe every contour of Richie Havens' face. With focused eyes and a scraggly beard, the singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist, who died on Monday at age 72, is ingrained into a generation's memory. In the film and on record, you can hear the mantra that he offered echo across Max Yasgur's farm, and that message has resonated over the years to become one of Woodstock's archetypal performances.
AUTOS
March 28, 2013 | Ronald D. White
Fisker Automotive Inc., the beleaguered maker of high-end electric cars, is furloughing employees for a week to conserve cash. Callers to Fisker's Anaheim office were greeted Thursday with a voice message advising that the office was closed Friday, March 22, and would remain closed through Sunday, March 31. The furloughs, which affect more than 200 employees, came just two weeks after the company's founder resigned as executive chairman amid...
BUSINESS
January 28, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook has released an update for its iPhone and iPad app that, among other features, lets users send each other recorded voice messages. To access the feature, select name, tap the "+" sign and select the mic icon. Hold down the red record button that appears and begin speaking. When done, simply let go of the button and the message is sent. To cancel the message, slide the finger away from the record icon. The voice message feature was introduced earlier this month in an update to the Facebook Messenger app, which is dedicated solely to the message component of the social network.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
By far the biggest drawback with the iPhone is the lack of apps that can recite messages in a dramatic thespian's voice. Luckily, William Shatner, a.k.a. Captain Kirk, has come to the rescue. The space-traveling, price negotiating actor has released his own app for the iPhone called "Shatoetry. " The app lets you craft a voice message using Shatner-recorded words. You build your Shatoetry by picking out words and tossing them onto a screen featuring a silly picture of the actor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
A former business manager for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leonard Cohen was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in Los Angeles County jail for violating restraining orders and sending Cohen and others thousands of harassing email and voice mail messages. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert C. Vanderet said Kelley Lynch, 55, showed no remorse for a "long, unrelenting barrage of harassing behavior. " "No person should be subject to that kind of targeting by anyone," Vanderet said.
WORLD
June 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
An Internet voice message attributed to Osama bin Laden defended attacks by Abu Musab Zarqawi against civilians in Iraq and said the slain leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq acted under orders to kill anyone who backed American forces. The message paid tribute to Zarqawi in a 19-minute audio file posted today on an Islamic militant website. The voice resembling Bin Laden's is accompanied by video that shows an old photo of him next to old video images of Zarqawi.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Son Egal," the new album by Malagasy folk-pop group Tarika, has an agenda as ambitious as anything Peter Gabriel or Bruce Springsteen has attempted. Singer-songwriter Hanitra and her four bandmates combine the traditional styles of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa, with a melodic accessibility and folk-rock vigor that could make Tarika a hit on adult album alternative radio if given the chance.
NATIONAL
June 13, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
A voicemail that criticizes California's attempt to impose new limits on vehicle emissions touched off a congressional investigation Tuesday into whether a federal official improperly worked to thwart the state's efforts. The message, left by an aide to the secretary of Transportation on a congressional staffer's phone message system, found its way to Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), an investigatory pit bull who has championed clean-air legislation.
WORLD
June 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
An Internet voice message attributed to Osama bin Laden defended attacks by Abu Musab Zarqawi against civilians in Iraq and said the slain leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq acted under orders to kill anyone who backed American forces. The message paid tribute to Zarqawi in a 19-minute audio file posted today on an Islamic militant website. The voice resembling Bin Laden's is accompanied by video that shows an old photo of him next to old video images of Zarqawi.
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