Wednesday, October 31, 2007
A moderate, but powerful earthquake struck San Jose just after 8 p.m. tonight, shaking buildings and prompting rattled residents to pour out of their homes.Alum Rock
A California earthquake registering as a magnitude 5.6 rattled San Jose late Tuesday evening causing buildings to rattle and residents to run for shelter. The San Jose earthquake didn't cause any major damage but had emergency crews on alert. The relatively minor quake was felt across the San Francisco Bay Area.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Say goodbye to Alex Rodriguez in pinstripes. As first reported by SI.com's Jon Heyman, Rodriguez opted out of the final three years of his 10-year, $252-million contract last night. And if the Yankees stick to their oft-repeated mantra that they would not negotiate with A-Rod if he were to opt out, his career as a Yankee is over.
That might be the best way to describe the Boston Red Sox and Mike Lowell. The BoSox wrapped up their second World Series title in four years Sunday with a 4-3 victory over the overmatched Colorado Rockies in the 103rd edition of the Fall Classic. It's almost hard to believe this is the same group was once labeled lovable losers. A "cursed" team that went 86 years without a championship.
Jon Lester frustrated and overpowered the Colorado Rockies for 5 2/3 innings last night, picking up the victory in the Boston's World Series-clinching 4-3 victory at Coors Field. Lester threw shutout ball, allowing just three hits and fanning three
Ophiuchus, Converting between bases, Capricorn, Ophiuchus formerly referred to as Serpentarius, the former originating in Greek and the latter in Latin, both meaning quot;serpent-holder, quot; is one of the 88 constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. It is a large constellation located around the celestial equator between Aquil
Daylight Saving Time Change Different in 2007. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed the days of DST to add four more weeks. Now DST starts on the second Sunday in March and lasts until the first Sunday in November.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Life just keeps getting worse for the 0-7 Miami Dolphins. In an attempt to broaden the NFL audience outside of the United States and Mexico the league in all its wisdom has decided to play a regular season game in London, England. Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder wanted a translator according to a report from the Palm Beach Post. He was likely joking but he says he swears he didn't know that they spoke English in England.
Ben Mezrich has already written New York Times best-seller 'Bringing Down The House', but he has written a new book - 'Rigged'. 'Rigged' is said to be a true, explicit story of an 'Ivy League Kid Who Changed The World Of Oil, From Wall Street To Dubai'.
For their first NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, Joey Logano and Moses Smith left quite an impression. Logano left his impression on other drivers and car owners while driving to his seventh win of the year. Smith, meanwhile, left an impression on Sean Caisse rear bumper, and on the track wall at Irwindale Speedway.
"Lire en fte" (Celebrating Reading),a literary rendezvous, established since 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture and organised by the French Institute of co-operation, aims at celebrating reading and literary creation. The 19th edition 2007 of the three-day event was organized in the city of Tunis on the 19th, 20th and 21st of October and took on the topic "a city, a book".
Male performer Nick Manning new lingerie store, LA Exotique, is facing eviction from the landlord, despite being paid in full on rent. The shop ? which is owned by Manning, Michelle McLaren, Rachel Roxxx, Sarah Jesse, Mikey Butders, Justin Syder and Dean Sussman, Manning's longtime adult distribution partner ? opened three weeks ago in Encino.
Microsoft shares surged in after-hours trading after the software icon announced strong quarterly results on high demand for its Vista operating system, as well as other products.
Matthew Wasser, a 22-year-old media relations intern for the New York Yankees, was killed early Sunday morning when a taxi cab he was traveling in was struck by a drunk driver. Wasser was in Boston attending the Red Sox-Indians playoff game on Saturday. The accident occurred while Wasser was a passenger in a cab traveling through Waltham, Mass.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Rapper-turned-CEO Jay-Z says that his fans believe that he will never bid adieu to the music industry, as he has already surprised them by coming out of retirement before.
The soccer star topped website AskMen.com's Top 49 Men of 2007 list, which saw over one million internet users vote for the most masculine male star. David Beckham
Pete Doherty has reportedly ended his romance with fiancee Irina Lazareanu.
Pop band Simply Red will no longer perform together after 2009, bringing their 25 years as a group to a close. Lead singer Mick Hucknall told Gold Radio that band members would go their separate ways after a final tour in two years. He also said the group would be releasing no new singles, making The World And You Tonight their last release.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Veteran funnyman STEVE MARTIN has ruled out a return to stand-up comedy. The Father Of The Bride star has just co-written a children's book and is currently filming a sequel to his Pink Panther film, and he insists he doesn't have the time to immerse himself in the world of live comedy. Martin says, "It really requires a complete dedication; you can't just go out for a month, you have to go out for 11 months.
Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Murderer," who served 15 years in prison for strangling Jennifer Levin in New York's Central Park during what he claimed was rough sex, could be back behind bars for the rest of his life following his arrest on for selling cocaine. At a hearing today, Chambers was jailed without bail until Thursday.
American rapper Jermaine Dupri has taken a swipe at Justin Timberlake, in his new autobiography.
Jake Gyllenhaal says watching his sister being stripped and spanked was disturbing.
The discovery of a piece of ice outside the US space shuttle has posed a last-minute hitch as Nasa debated whether to press ahead with its launch despite safety concerns. Shuttle Discovery officials were scrambling to evaluate the piece of ice found outside the craft shortly before its scheduled blastoff at 11:38 (1538 GMT), Nasa television said.shuttle launch
Rapper Foxy Brown has received 76 days in punitive segregation after she scuffled with another inmate at Rikers Island jail, authorities said Tuesday. Brown was separated from other inmates on Oct. 16, said Stephen Morello, deputy commissioner for public information for the city's correction department.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Paris Hilton popularity seemed to drop another notch this weekend when the socialite was booed on stage at the Scream 2007 awards.
The San Diego fires are quite serious. For those of you who know the area, there are great concerns about the San Diego Wild Animal Park, which is northeast of the city. More disconcerting is the evacuation of the heavily populated Rancho Bernardo ? which is northeast of the city and roughly about 18 miles due east of Del Mar; about 14 miles east of my home. There are currently about eight fires burning in the county.
Paciolan Crash Rockies Ticket Sales. An hour and a half after the Rockies Tickets were available over 8 million people made their way to the website to try and purchase tickets. The result of 8 million people trying to buy tickets at once has crashed the Paciolan system. Paciolan was the company handling the sale of the Rockies tickets.
Actress Natalie Portman has insisted that she was convinced that nude scenes were required for her upcoming film 'Hotel Chevalier.
Monday, October 1, 2007
More than 50 works of art celebrating or critical of pop star Britney Spears have gone on display at a Hollywood art gallery.
Soccer star David Beckham has blamed himself for his dad's near fatal heart attack.