Saturday, January 01, 2011
The Terminator star stepped away from Hollywood to pursue a career in politics and he's been in charge of the state of California since 2003. He will step down at the beginning of 2011 and hand over the role to incoming Democrat Jerry Brown, sparking speculation over his next move."
Friday, December 31, 2010
'A woman can only take so much,' she told a deputy."
The fossils were originally discovered in a limestone quarry in Ferrara, Italy, in 1955 after workers sliced a huge block into four slabs and found the bones trapped inside.
'When the owner noticed the bones, he decided to save' the slabs, said study co-author Federico Fanti, a geologist at the Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini in Italy.
Scientists performed only a cursory examination of the fossils—enough to determine that they belonged to an ancient crocodile—before the slabs were transferred to two museums in Italy.
The fossils sat unstudied until 2009, when scientists decided to examine them again in more detail."
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Geraldine Hoff Doyle of Lansing, the woman behind an iconic image of a bandana-clad, muscle-flexing Rosie the Riveter during WWII, has died, according to her family.
Doyle was 86 upon her death, a lifetime older than the 17-year-old factory worker who was captured in a United Press International photo in a metal-pressing plant near Ann Arbor.
Her photo was later used by the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee in an illustrated poster called, 'We Can Do It!'"
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that the Everybody Loves Chris and Grounded For Life producer was discovered by his wife on Christmas morning while the couple vacationed in the town of Waikoloa."
According to PopEater, the Jersey Shore star's plan to become a human hamster during the network's giant ball drop was cancelled after authorities deemed the plan unsafe.
'The Snooki ball drop isn't going to happen in Times Square,' a source said."
Kenneth Gegerson called 911 after finding his wife's body on the bedroom floor next to the neck massager."
For while they may resemble the dramatic surface of the Red Planet they are actually the eye-catching images of the human iris in all its glorious detail - each one as unique as a fingerprint."
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Von Trapp, 97, died Tuesday at a hospice in the Baltimore suburb of Towson after suffering congestive heart failure in November, said Mary Louise Kane. Kane and von Trapp lived together for five decades and ran a kindergarten at the Sacred Heart Catholic parish in nearby Glyndon until 1993.
Von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian naval Capt. Georg Ritter von Trapp. His seven children by his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, were the basis for the singing family in the 1959 play and 1965 film, which won the Oscar for best picture."
The cause was heart failure, said his daughter, Kim Taylor-Thompson.
Dr. Taylor, as he preferred to be called (he earned a doctorate in music education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1975), was a living refutation of the stereotype of jazz musicians as unschooled, unsophisticated and inarticulate, an image that was prevalent when he began his career in the 1940s, and that he did as much as any other musician to erase.
Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.
So Mr. Rehme, by his own recollection, did what any really enterprising publicity executive of the era would have done: he set out to rig the game."
Engraved with text dating back to the Roman period, the small potsherds have been found by Italian archaeologists on the west side of the temple dedicated to the crocodile god Soknopaios in Soknopaiou Nesos, an Egyptian village in the Fayoum oasis."
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
It was the first and last time in 34 years of public service that Woburn police officer John “Jack” Maguire, 60, a married father, had fired his gun on the job. He planned to retire in October."
Forgotten stashes of photographs, records and letters have revealed that although the capital was carved into different fiefdoms by various male villains, one all-female gang ruled part of the gangland underworld for almost two centuries."
The 29 robots, about one metre (3.3 feet) high with a TV display panel for a face, were said to have started teaching Monday, with Engkey, a white egg-shaped robot developed by the Korea Institue of Science of Technology, leading at 21 elementary schools in the southeastern city of Daegu."
Sandy McGriff, cofounder of the Church of the Living God, told The Dallas Morning News on Monday that she used poor judgment when she entered a church member's home through a broken window and removed valuable property."
The store was closed for the holiday and nobody was working during the break-in, which was discovered Saturday afternoon. Although the store carries a wide selection of tools, wine and groceries, the only thing that appeared to be missing was beer."
Monday, December 27, 2010
The closest to realism was Christopher Nolan's topsy-turvy puzzle game Inception - the point of which was to subvert the real. Each top 10 grosser was made wholly or partly on a computer."
A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel said Monday they found teeth about 400,000 years old. The earliest Homo sapiens remains found until now are half that old.
Archaeologist Avi Gopher said Monday further research is needed to solidify the claim. If it does, he says, 'this changes the whole picture of evolution.'"
To repeat, that is the average compensation of all the workers who move musicians' chairs into place and hang lights, not the pay of the top five."
No matter that Marie, 54, was white. The R&B legend revered and fully immersed herself in black culture - and in turn was respected and adored by black audiences, not only for her immense soulful talents, but for her inner soul as well.
'Overall my race hasn't been a problem. I'm a Black artist with White skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul,' she told Essence.com in an interview last year while promoting 'Congo Square.' That album would turn out to be her last."