June 27, 2016
Paper Paging Through History By Mark Kurlansky W.W. Norton. 416 pp. $27.95. Reviewed by Michael D. Schaffer Mark Kurlansky has created a niche writing about things that we take for granted. Cod , his briny and brainy "biography of the fish that changed the world," won a James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing in 1999. He has written about salt and oysters and frozen food, all with a flair that can make the mundane mesmerizing.
June 8, 2006 |
THE NEWS BROKE about 3:15 yesterday afternoon. Or was it not news? The English Football Association's Web site reported that Wayne Rooney was headed back to Germany from England. No official announcement was made, but the three-paragraph brief said that "Rooney's smiles as he left the building" [the BUPA Hospital in Manchester], must mean that he was cleared to play. So with that, let's begin playing those 64 games. The most undramatic pre-World Cup buildup in memory culminated with that expected end to the Wayne Rooney broken right foot saga.
December 19, 1988 |
Mikhail S. Gorbachev's speech to the United Nations, in its announcement of a dramatic reduction and redirection of Soviet conventional forces, is an event of high importance, and the first response of our own Government is excellent: President Reagan heartily approves and President-elect Bush agrees with him. It is to Vice President Bush's advantage, in this situation, that Gorbachev's announcement comes at a time when everyone knows that the...
September 7, 2000 |
The news that California has become the first majority minority state was bound to cause anxiety in some quarters, but who could imagine that the loudest voices would come from across the Atlantic? Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that non-Hispanic whites now make up only 49.8 percent of the California population, a story that generated headlines across the nation but only the mildest concern from most U.S. experts or ordinary Americans. But in England and elsewhere in Europe, the reaction of many bordered on the hysterical.
March 30, 1989 |
As a teenager growing up on a Blackfoot Indian reservation in Browning, Mont., during the Great Depression, Armund E. Foley yearned to take to the woods alone and hunt. Sometimes, in the early morning, he'd peer through his bedroom window into the gorges and passes of the Rocky Mountains that encircled his six-street town. The panoramic view of the emerald, tree-covered slopes would turn his thoughts to a day of hunting and stalking wild animals, such as rabbits, deer, elk and pheasants.
June 25, 2008
Position: Small forward Age: 22 Height/weight: 6-10, 210 Hometown: Casselberry, Fla. Relevant stats: Calathes led the Hawks in points (17.5), rebounds (7.5), blocks (42) and was second in assists (92) and third in steals (42). Breakdown: As can be seen by his stats, Calathes is as versatile as they come. He is intriguing in that he can handle and pass the ball so well for a player with his height . . . He did well for himself in NBA workout camps in Portsmouth, Va., and Orlando, Fla. . . . He knows the game extremely well, which often overrides his lack of athleticism.
August 16, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: For several years, I've taken a vacation in the spring with three other women, to various cities in Europe. We're Internet friends who met through a hobby; none of us lives in the same town. I found out that this spring's vacation has been planned, and I'm not invited. I emailed the woman I feel closest to, and she said it was because I was worried about money right now, which is true, but not really an answer.
November 8, 1996 |
'I'm realistic," said Ben E. King. "I've been in show business a long time. I've seen singers come and go. I've been lucky, though. It's been a good career, but it could end at any time. But I don't worry about that. If it ends for me right now, I have no complaints. It's been a wonderful ride. " That ride has included a number of hit records. One of them, a song King cowrote called "Stand By Me," was a smash in 1960 and resurfaced big-time in 1986 as the theme song of a movie with the same name.
April 8, 2010 |
The second woman charged in the "JihadJane" case, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, is deeply worried about her 6-year-old son and stunned at the international attention she has received after voluntarily returning to the United States, her attorney said Wednesday. Paulin-Ramirez, 31, was ordered detained for trial at a brief federal court hearing in Philadelphia, where she shook her head to indicate a not-guilty plea rather than use her voice. She is accused of traveling to Europe in the fall with her son at the invitation of a Montgomery County woman, Colleen R. LaRose, also known as "JihadJane.
May 19, 2015 |
REDSHIRTING is a common practice for college athletes, especially football players. Theoretically, the idea is to give freshmen a year to adjust to college life before throwing in the additional pressures of being an athlete. That they get a free year to physically develop is an important side issue. There are other reasons for redshirting, most often serious injury, and the first recognized case dates back to the University of Nebraska in 1937. Still, while redshirting is declining as more true freshmen are playing, a new phenomena involving the practice appears to be growing popularity.