October 11, 1998 |
Most of my friends felt sorry for me when I told them I was going to Duluth in mid-October. Everyone seemed certain that I would freeze to death and advised me to pack my very warmest clothes. I was treated to constant renditions of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " Several people told me to be sure to drive up to nearby Hibbing, boyhood home of Bob Dylan; another employed a Swedish accent to inform me I would be eating nothing but lukefish. One sent me a musty-smelling copy of Gore Vidal's book, which confused me until I realized it was a spoof on Dallas.
December 31, 1995 |
Thousands were killed in a Jan. 17 quake in western Japan, the country's worst in nearly 50 years. In the aftermath, a giant crane reached into a ribbon of twisted highway to retrieve crushed cars on the Hanshin Expressway in the port city of Kobe.
June 16, 1995 |
To hear the backers of the new FastShip concept tell it, their plan to turn Philadelphia into the port city of the 21st century is leaping ahead faster than . . . well . . . a FastShip: Scale models of the revolutionary craft are being tested in water tanks that simulate waves and storms and other high-seas conditions. And those tests are going swimmingly, said David Giles, a nautical engineer of Thorneycroft, Giles and Co., which is FastShip's designer. Customers for the service, which proposes to haul freight across the Atlantic in just four days vs. the standard time of two weeks or more, are lining up, said Kathryn Chambers, FastShip Atlantic Inc.'s marketing consultant.
January 22, 2013
Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a distinctive memoir about growing up black in Nazi Germany, died in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, his 87th birthday, his son said. "He had quite a journey in life," said Hans J. Massaquoi Jr., of Detroit. "Many have read his books and know what he endured. But most don't know that he was a good, kind, loving, fun-loving, fair, honest, generous, hard-working, and open-minded man. He respected others and commanded respect himself.
August 17, 2012 |
VERACRUZ, Mexico - Mexican authorities say they now have eight people in custody in connection with the killing of three photographers and a girlfriend of one in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz. State Attorney General Amadeo Flores Espinosa said Wednesday that all the suspects are alleged members of the New Generation gang allied with Mexico's powerful Sinaloa Cartel led by fugitive Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Flores said that the suspects also are accused of other crimes. The four victims were found May 3 dismembered in garbage bags in a canal.
July 19, 1998 |
The last thing Assistant Township Manager Matthew Lahaza expected to find in Bulgaria was California-grown tomatoes. "I was stunned," Lahaza said. "Bulgarian tomatoes far surpass any tomato I've had here, but they can't grow them in the kind of quantity needed for marketing. " "Agriculture is one of their biggest resources, but they are behind the times," he said. "They have no money for fertilizer - no money to buy new farm equipment. " What the Bulgarians do have is advice.
September 27, 1988 |
INTRODUCING THE GULF COAST Five states border the Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas The climate along the coast is mostly humid continental, with southern Florida located in the subtropical region. Florida and Texas have the longest Gulf coastline. The Gulf of Mexico serves as a major "water highway" for the movement of goods and people. Key Physical Features: Florida Keys, Tampa Bay, Mobile Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Galveston Bay, Padre Island, Mississippi Delta.
June 25, 2012 |
FRESNO, Calif. - Stockton, the California city with the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate, is facing a moment of decision on whether to become the biggest city to file for bankruptcy, as a deadline for talks between the city and its creditors approached late Monday. City officials are still hoping to reach a deal that would restructure millions of dollars of debt under a new state mediation law designed to help municipalities avoid bankruptcy, City Manager Bob Deis said. On some nights, negotiations with the 18 creditors have stretched past midnight and remain confidential.
May 9, 2006 |
Gov. Corzine yesterday signed a ceremonial agreement marking 25 years of economic and cultural cooperation with China's Zhejiang Province, which he will visit this month on a six-day Asian trade mission. Joined by officials from the wealthy coastal province, which is just south of Shanghai, the former Wall Street financier said he planned to be "very aggressive" about boosting New Jersey's business ties to the booming Chinese economy. "We have not cultivated our relationships the way many of our colleague states have," Corzine said.
December 10, 2012 |
KARACHI, Pakistan - Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate and undermining the country's economic epicenter. Karachi, a sprawling port city on the Arabian Sea, has long been beset by religious, sectarian, and ethnic strife. Here armed wings of political parties battle for control of the city, Sunnis and Shiites die in tit-for-tat sectarian killings, and Taliban gunmen attack banks and kill police officers.