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.
August 15, 1996
This is the story of how a certain reporter came to test-drive and scratch a $250,000, fire-engine-red Lamborghini Diablo VT, which is pretty funny now, sure, but at the time, the only thought running through the reporter's head was: My life is over.Looking back on it now, the assignment for Distinction seemed incredibly cool: Find the fastest and most expensive car in the area and write about it. With the acceleration of an F-10 Tomcat, a top speed of 210 mph and a price tag of a quarter mil, the Diablo VT was certainly the right car, according to a battery of car buffs we consulted.
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 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.