October 22, 1990
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) -- Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix for the second time in two years, allowing Senna to walk away with this year's world Formula One championship if no protest is filed.Last year, the two archrivals crashed in one of the final laps, giving Prost the world championship. This year, the two collided again -- but just seconds after the start.The two drivers, locked in a close battle for this year's title, started at the front of the pack, with Senna on the pole.
December 11, 1991
Is that supermodel Cindy Crawford on TV, stepping out of her red Lamborghini, heading for a vending machine, then downing a Pepsi right out of the can?Uh-huh, uh-huh.Cindy has joined Ray Charles currently touting Diet Pepsi as one of the celebrity stars who appear in commercials for Pepsi-Cola products. Cindy's 30-second spot introduces the new look of Pepsi's cans and logo. The spot will go on network TV in mid-December.Uh-huh, uh-huh.
October 7, 2007
LAS VEGAS -- In Vegas, anyone can rent a basic compact car ($17.96 a day, plus taxes, at Thrifty), but here in the capital of flash and glitz, something a little sportier might be in order. On Swenson Avenue, not far from McCarran International Airport, you can find RAV (Rent-a-Vette), which specializes in exotic automobiles. A Lamborghini Gallardo or a Ferrari 360 Spider will set you back $1,495 a day. A Bentley Continental GT goes for $995 and a Corvette convertible (very popular) for $295.
May 14, 2007
Ricky Williams says that, after some intense analysis and deep soul-searching with his psychiatrist, they've determined that there are a few things he needs to do for himself before returning to the NFL. Like, stop smoking weed. Yeah, that. Some players cut their careers short because they've taken too many hits. With this guy, it's too many bong hits. I thought he was serious about making a comeback when he hired a personal trainer. I guess it was a bad sign when it turned out to be Snoop Dogg.
September 28, 2009
Conspicuous consumption may be down because of the economy, but at the Viva Italia car show in Harbor East Sunday it was far from out. On display were quarter-of-a-million-dollar Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis and other Italian marquee cars painted in bright yellow and bright red, and in the case of a 1936 Fiat Topolino, flames. The show was the fifth annual event in support of the Children's Guild, a nonprofit group that aids kids with emotional, behavioral and mental challenges. Eighty-two car owners and motorcyclists came from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to lend support, said Jeanette Scott, the event registrar and a committee member.
July 20, 1997
Five hours to game time, the vigil begins. A cadre of baseball fans stakes out Oriole Park, awaiting the players' appearance. Pens in one hand, cameras in the other, they've come to gawk -- and beg a few keepsakes -- as the Orioles wheel into the high-fenced lot that keeps autograph hounds at bay.Fans fawn over each arrival, baseball's answer to the Oscars. Who's pulling up, and with whom? Here's Brady Anderson and friend in a black BMW, Rafael Palmeiro and son in a red Ferrari, Roberto Alomar and father in a Mercedes convertible, Cal Ripken and phone in a Chevy Suburban.