June 1, 2004
The Outdoors section is a wonderful addition to The Times! It has a great mix of sports and hobbies that are interesting to read about. Also, "The Almanac" and "Conditions" are a great public service. Thank you! Anke Raue Rancho Palos Verdes
March 25, 2014 |
Putting authors on currency is not a new thing. Benjamin Franklin, a founding father and author of “Poor Richard's Almanac,” is on the U.S. $100 bill, and in Chile the Nobel laureate and poet Gabriela Mistral graces the 5,000 peso bill, which is worth about $10. And Jane Austen will soon grace Britain's 10-pound note . But honoring a living writer on a bill or coin is relatively rare. Alice Munro, 82, who last year won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was actually at the ceremony on Monday in Victoria, Canada, (where she once owned a bookstore)
February 28, 1985 |
Pittsburgh has replaced Atlanta as the best American city to live in, according to the second edition of the Rand McNally "Places Rated Almanac" released Wednesday. The worst cities are Yuba City, Calif., and Pine Bluff, Ark., the map firm said. Rand McNally rated the areas by climate and terrain, housing, health care, transportation, education, the arts, recreation and economic outlook. The rest of the top 10 cities are Boston; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
August 17, 2008 |
EVER wonder who's sitting behind, say, Virginia Sen. John Warner during a Senate hearing? Well, it's obviously Aide 151. That mysterious, behind-the-scenes assistant is the kind of person who might be profiled in "The Almanac of the Unelected"; the 2008 edition, published in June, is a 760-page tome that shines a light on who does what in Washington. The book profiles more than 600 senior congressional committee staff members, looking at previous positions and publications, providing contact information and even photographs.
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October 11, 1992
While we were glad to have Tony Perry feature the latest updates to the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary in his "San Diego at Large" column (Aug. 16), we were disturbed that he distorted our findings. It is clear that he chose the most sensationalistic quotes without giving the public an overall picture of the lawyers' comments about the judges mentioned. For example, there is a quote concerning Judge William B. Enright stating that "he's vicious, he's mean-spirited, he's cruel, and he thinks he's none of these things."
June 8, 1986 |
After 64 years, murdered film director William Desmond Taylor (the case was written up in last week's Calendar) is very much alive--in development deals. Author Sidney Kirkpatrick said Paramount has taken a six-figure option on his book about the unsolved murder, "A Cast of Killers," with Robert Towne and Kirkpatrick scripting. (As a neat irony, the book suggests that Paramount was involved in a cover-up after the murder.