Stories for March 28, 2012
Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse – these buildings have been part of British royal history for hundreds of years. THE QUEEN'S PALACES, a three-part series, showcases the art and architecture, the interior decoration and the treasures stored inside these fabulous buildings and reveals the surprising and fascinating stories behind them. In this first episode, Buckingham Palace may be just about the most famous building in the world, but its story is much less familiar.
Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind," one of the world’s best-selling novels that features two of the world’s great lovers — Scarlett and Rhett — and was adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. No ordinary writer — or woman — Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans.
The state Public Employment Relations Board will not be able to take action against an initiative to reform the city of San Diego's pension system until after it has been voted on, the City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
In sunny El Paso, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Chris Mitchell explore how the innovative “Mississippi” rifle dramatically changed the odds in the Mexican-American War, as well as the current market for this weapon. Highlights include a collection of signed Andy Warhol soup cans and pop art; a collection of signed Cormac McCarthy first editions; and a circa 1570 “Lotto” Oushak rug, initially purchased by the owner’s uncle for $350, and conservatively valued between $30,000 and $40,000.
An orphan boy meets an escaped convict, a crazed rich woman, a bewitching girl, and grows up to have great expectations of wealth from a mysterious patron, on "Great Expectations," Charles Dickens’ remarkable tale of rags to riches to self-knowledge, starring Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files," "Bleak House"), David Suchet, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth. The three-hour mini-series airs in two parts on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC, Sundays, April 1 & 8, 2012 at 9 p.m.
A small earthquake rattled part of eastern San Diego County today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
It's almost unimaginable. No one picked the six correct numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, sending the jackpot to a record $476 million for the Friday drawing.
Some San Diego area elementary school students will learn a lesson on tsunami preparedness today as part of Tsunami Awareness Week.