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  • House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal

    House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal
    Congressional lawmakers said Monday they would review AT&T Corp.'s planned purchase of DirecTV Group Inc., with a House committee already promising a hearing "to ensure that consumers’ interests are protected in an increasingly consolidated...
  • Boys & Girls Club annual gala brings $750,000 net profit

    Boys & Girls Club annual gala brings $750,000 net profit
    The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida held a record-breaking auction during its annual Celebrate the Children event on Friday at the Orlando Marriott World Center. The event, which funds a big part of the clubs' operating expenses for the year,...
  • AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

    For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates. The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
  • UCLA Coach Jim Mora's charity golf tournament raises $500,000

    UCLA Coach Jim Mora's charity golf tournament raises $500,000
    The Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic had big sticks -- CBS sportscaster Jim Hill buried a tee shot on the first hole ... ... and there was comedic shtick, as actor Kevin Nealon said, “They do wonderful work, but maybe we can have a charity...
  • Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia

    Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia
    Since 1977, visitors to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum have encountered an ancient Cambodian statue that has the wide, hulking build and arrogant attitude of an NFL nose tackle who has just sacked a rival quarterback. From its pedestal at the end of a...
  • Peter Dinklage sums up 'Game of Thrones' for neophyte

    "THE ONLY perfect body I have ever seen was Lana Turner's ... she had it for two weeks in 1947," said Gayelord Hauser, nutritionist and self-help author, of the MGM star. I AM getting a big kick out of my readers who remember lines and situations and...
  • Sights & Sounds: Last Bison showcases a new look at Harborfest

    Sights & Sounds: Last Bison showcases a new look at Harborfest
     NORFOLK - Ben Hardesty celebrated his 23rd birthday with a few thousands friends at Harborfest on Saturday, showcasing some new songs and something of a new look for his band, The Last Bison.  The band's 15-song set included nine new tunes from its...
  • Rihanna's famous 'selfie phone' landing at L.A.'s Grammy Museum

    Remember that phone Rihanna dropped and broke a couple of weeks back after taking a selfie with the guy next to her at a Clippers game? The one that belonged to L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff?  Sure, first it landed on the floor. Then...
  • Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations

    Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations
    With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter. Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Trip to Outer Space for Nearly $1 Million at amfAR Gala

    The annual amfAR auction at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc outside of Cannes is known for its extravagant auctions on behalf of AIDS research, but this year the charity event shot into outer space. Leonardo DiCaprio auctioned a space trip in 2015 with him,...
  • Renaissance Revival just one of several furniture styles popular at the turn of the 20th century

    Q: This chair from Pennsylvania is over 100 years old. My 86-year-old friend would like to know about it. It belonged to her husband's grandmother. A: Seen in a photo sent, the chair is a type made around 1900. So yes, it is over 100 years old....