1968: ‘Game of the Century’ changed college basketball, for better and worse

The borrowed basketball court seemed overwhelmed by the climate-controlled palace of concrete and steel. Nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Houston Astrodome had already hosted a president, two dozen astronauts and, more recently, a demolition derby before the court arrived in two moving… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-1968-game-of-the-century-20180715-story.html Advertisements

1968: ‘Game of the Century’ changed college basketball, for better and worse

The borrowed basketball court seemed overwhelmed by the climate-controlled palace of concrete and steel. Nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Houston Astrodome had already hosted a president, two dozen astronauts and, more recently, a demolition derby before the court arrived in two moving… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-1968-game-of-the-century-20180715-story.html

California Inc.: At the box office this week, they’re cranking up the ABBA

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. Stocks closed higher Friday as rising oil prices pushed shares of energy companies northward…. from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-newsletter-california-inc-20180716-story.html

What to do if your passport or driver’s license never arrives

I’m not sure which is worse: knowing that you’ve lost your passport or driver’s license or knowing that someone else lost it for you. I’m voting for the second. In the first case, you know whom to blame, you know most of the story (“I remember I had it out of my wallet when I… Continue reading What to do if your passport or driver’s license never arrives

The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-boeing-phantom-express-20180716-story.html

Today: To the Finland Station

Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin are meeting in Helsinki, Finland. “I go in with very low expectations,” Trump said. TOP STORIES To the Finland Station When President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the agenda was clear. As he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin today… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times… Continue reading Today: To the Finland Station