February 19, 2014 |
U.S. Olympic figure skater Jason Brown won a bronze medal at Sochi, but his hair was a winner too: The ponytail got its own Twitter account, @2014PonyPower, with about 4,000 followers, People magazine reports. [People] Speaking of the Olympics, former skating champion Johnny Weir, who is serving as an NBC commentator during the Sochi Games, is getting a lot of attention for his flamboyant style, which he hasn't toned down at all -- "Putin-defying openness," Los Angeles Times writer Bill Plaschke calls it. But Weir tells Plaschke he isn't being defiant, he's just being himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2002
Ken Gjemre, 81, who dropped out of corporate life to found the successful Half Price Books chain, died Monday) of prostate cancer at his home in Ojai. Half Price Books, which has locations in 11 states, including several in Northern California, began in 1972 when Gjemre quit his job as a Zale Corp. executive and borrowed $4,000 to launch his own business.