May 6, 2010
This lovely tray and platter only look like hand-painted ceramics from Marseille. They're actually light and durable, made of melamine. A nice gift for Mom for dinners on the back porch. Magical macaroons Here's something to serve on that platter - traditional French-style macarons, baked daily at the Garces Trading Company commissary. They're some of the best we've sampled: the egg-white-almond-flour cookies crisp and light; the densely creamy fillings minty (in the green one)
May 8, 1986 |
Gaston Defferre, 75, a crusty and colorful veteran of the World War II resistance, longtime mayor of Marseille and France's senior left-wing politician, died yesterday. For more than three decades, Mr. Defferre ran France's toughest, most turbulent city like a patriarch presiding over an unruly family. His death occurred as his control over Marseille was beginning to unravel. On Monday night, Mr. Defferre lost a key vote at a Socialist Party meeting in Marseille. He went home at 1:30 a.m. and - apparently after suffering a stroke - took a fall that cracked his skull.
June 29, 1993 |
A sheepish look played across her face as she leaned forward, taking care to avoid dipping her blue-satin sleeve into her plate of sizzling mussels. It was the look that always precedes "The Denial. " And sure enough, out it came. It happens whenever the white locals talk about the immigrants who are packing the narrow streets across town. "I am not trying to be racist," declared Sandrine Begou, who makes a good living as an accountant. However, she said, "They are not nice to the French people.
June 18, 1998 |
Anticipating more World Cup violence, French authorities announced new restrictions in three cities, especially for high-risk matches with England, and handed out more jail sentences yesterday. Two- and four-month jail terms were given to three English fans after three others were convicted Monday. Two Germans received three-month sentences, France Info radio reported. Two other German fans were convicted for attacking a German TV crew before their country's match against the United States.
October 26, 2009
WITH ALL EYES focused on the Phillies, it's understandable that some NBA news might slip through the cracks. That said, we thought you might like to know that Shaquille O'Neal is/was having trouble learning the Cavaliers' offense. "It is vital that I start to memorize the plays" O'Neal told Cleveland.com in a story posted recently. "I've been used to a certain system for 17 years so I have to work on that. I still have a few days before we start. " Actually, the Cavs host the Celtics in their season opener tomorrow night.
July 12, 2012 |
VILLIE-MORGON, France - The longtime problem of doping hit the Tour de France head on Tuesday when a French rider was arrested at his team hotel and suspended by his team. Police made their move on the Tour's first rest day in arresting Cofidis cyclist Remy Di Gregorio, with judicial officials saying two other people suspected of supplying the Frenchman with banned substances were also arrested - one along with the rider in Bourg-en-Bresse, and another in Marseille. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly as the investigation is ongoing.
July 9, 1995 |
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN WORK AND HOME Dutch bridge tender Piet van Schijndel loves his work so much, he plans to take it home with him - all 30 tons of it - when the bridge is taken out of service this week. The drawbridge - which Van Schijndel has winched up and down by hand for 20 years to allow river traffic through - is being replaced by one farther upstream. "I just think it's a beautiful bridge," Van Schijndel, 49, said Friday. "I've worked at this bridge for 20 years.
October 14, 1993 |
He was a man of culture, not of action. A Protestant Harvard graduate and an editor by trade, Varian Fry saw himself as an unlikely choice to help rescue an elite group of European refugees from the Nazis. "I'm not right for the job. All I know about being a secret agent . . . is what I've seen in the movies," he told the Emergency Rescue Committee, an American group formed to evacuate such celebrated figures as Marc Chagall, Max Ernst and Heinrich Mann. "But," Fry added, auspiciously, "if you can't find anyone else, I'll go. " There was no one else.
December 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Author Jennifer Gilmore is reading a biography of the late David Foster Wallace. She's curious about his most famous book, the novel Infinite Jest , and wants to poke around on the Internet to learn more. Her destination is Small Demons, www.smalldemons.com , an encyclopedia and "Storyverse" that catalogs names, places, songs, products, and other categories for thousands of books. Officially launched in August, Small Demons is the book world's latest mind game and guilty pleasure and a proving ground that everything really is connected.
January 20, 2003 |
A University of Pittsburgh football player faces drug and weapons charges after he was one of two men shot outside a bar during a fight, police said yesterday. Tyre Young, 19, of Braddock, Pa., was shot in the left shoulder while at the entrance to I-Hops Sports Bar and Grill around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Aliquippa (Pa.) Police Sgt. Donald Couch said. Young was injured in a fight with several men, one of whom was shot in a finger, police said. Police said witnesses weren't cooperating, and they do not know whether the shootings were intentional or accidental, or whether more than one gun was involved.