August 19, 2008 |
Sally Quinn writes for the Washington Post When I was little, I had a recurrent dream that there was a terrible earthquake. My father, his body a horse with wings, swooped down from the sky, kneeled so I could jump on his back, and flew away just as the earth cracked open beneath me. It was my most comforting dream. I want to live in that world again. I want to live in John McCain's world. My father was a military man. My parents were friends of McCain's parents and lived in the same apartment building.
June 9, 2008 |
Two harness-racing world records were set and another equaled at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack yesterday. Mister Big, driven by Brian Sears, won his division of eliminations for next Sunday's $500,000 Ben Franklin final in 1:48.1, a record for all ages and either sex on a 5/8-mile oval. Artistic Fella, driven by Tim Tetrick, won the second elimination in 1:48.2, equaling a world record for older pacers on a 5/8-mile track. Also advancing to the Franklin final from the first elimination were Mr. Feelgood (Andy Miller)
September 10, 1986 |
"Stop the World, I Want to Get Off," a musical with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, starring Anthony Newley and Suzie Plaksin, directed by Anthony Newley. At Valley Forge Music Fair, through Sunday. When it first sailed over from London 24 years ago, "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" was billed as a "new-style" musical. Flaunting the traditions of big-budget, big-name, multi-scene shows, "Stop the World" creator and star Anthony Newley opted for a freaky, no- frills staging approach - borrowing a bit from the circus, mime and Greek theater.
March 26, 2007 |
Michael Phelps wants to change the sport of swimming. Cullen Jones might just beat him to it. Jones, of Newark, N.J., became the rare black swimmer to claim a world championship, joining Phelps, Neil Walker and Jason Lezak on a U.S. team that just missed setting another world record while winning the 400-meter freestyle relay yesterday in Melbourne, Australia. "Obviously, he's a role model to a lot of athletes," said Lezak, who has become something of a mentor to Jones, 23. "It's a tough job. He's got a whole community on his shoulders.
April 26, 2003 |
Tim Montgomery hears the question, and his eyes sparkle, his smile emits enough light to illuminate a room. He can only envision what is to come, and it has nothing to do with lowering his world record in the 100-meter dash. The world's fastest man and his girlfriend, the world's No. 1-ranked woman in the 100 meters, Marion Jones, are having a baby in July. The imagination runs wild. "The funniest comment I've heard? It's 'How are y'all going to be able to catch him when he starts crawling?
February 12, 1999
I have often inquired of myself what great principle or idea it was that kept this great confederacy so long together. It was not the mere matter of separation of the colonies from the motherland, but that sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty not alone to the people of this country but hope to all the world for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time, the weights would be lifted from the shoulders of all men and that all should have an equal chance.
September 21, 2001 |
IN 1991, WHEN I was six years old, I remember watching TV with my parents as U.S soldiers in their camouflage uniforms hugged their families before they left for the Gulf War. My dad said to me, "Those boys are going to go save our freedom. You should be very proud. " I didn't understand what was going on. I realize now how lucky I was to have freedom as a predisposed part of me. But that all changed on Sept. 11. "The world's on fire! The world's on fire!" screamed one of the hysterical students at my sheltered all-girl private high school.
February 3, 1996
Why observe Black History Month? some ask (usually facetiously). After all, there's no White History Month. History, as we know it, as most schools teach it, is white history. If nonwhites are included at all, it is as bit players on a European or U.S. stage. This is usually neither deliberately racist nor deliberately non-inclusive. History is the remembrance of occurrences leading to other occurrences, and the world most of us live in has been Eurocentric over the centuries.
February 6, 1992 |
Pupils at New Eagle Elementary School in Wayne have been learning about various cultures as part of their annual Rainbow Arts Week celebration. This year, the theme for the week was "Taste the World. " Besides watching the Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance Ensemble, students played games and designed their own passports. The event will end tomorrow with a festival, in which foods from various countries will be served.
June 17, 2013
The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism in the 1880s, died Tuesday at 113. Mrs. Kozak had suffered a heart attack the day before, her granddaughter Brucha Weisberger said. She was buried next to her parents in a Brooklyn cemetery. Mrs. Kozak was the world's oldest documented Jewish person and the world's seventh-oldest person, said Robert Young, a senior database administrator at the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, an organization of physicians, scientists, and engineers who validate supercentenarians, people 110 or older.