October 9, 1988 |
The Weekly Reader, the little newspaper read by generations of American schoolchildren, celebrates its 60th birthday this fall, still going strong with 9 million readers. It will mark the occasion with "60 Years of News for Kids," a book of stories from past editions and aimed at the two-thirds of American adults who grew up reading it. The modest periodical first hit grade-school desks in 1928. "Poor Boys Who Made Good Are Now Running for the Highest Office in the World!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1992 |
For 40 years, they have been wandering in the sand. They part the sea with their surfboards each day before dawn, and then the mystical, white-haired men proceed to walk on water. The Bible, though, has nothing to do with it. This is about the beach, plain and simple. Surfing is their passion; volleyball, cards and Polynesian music their pastimes. A small stretch of shoreline just south of the San Diego County line is their home. After all, it has been in the family for three generations.
July 27, 1991 |
"I made two bad mistakes in life," Phil Miller says. "I went to Vietnam and I walked away from a job that I loved." Miller, a 43-year-old Air Force veteran, is doing fine these days as a Boston defense consultant. But the job that he walked away from still haunts him like a stormy romance he wishes he'd never broken off. As a younger man, Miller was part of a national fraternity of professionals who prided themselves on their unique ability to bring order out of chaos.
May 26, 1999 |
Although the fifth anniversary of the Nicole Brown Simpson-Ron Goldman murders is just a few weeks away, people continue to hash over--and profit from--their association with the two trials related to the case. The latest discussion came Monday night at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, as Home Box Office screened its documentary "Juror Number 5: 58 Days of Duty on the O.J.
August 9, 1995 |
Television loves to lob talking heads at anniversaries. Well, not just any anniversaries, only those for events judged to be epic. And not just any of those anniversaries, either. Never three-year anniversaries, seven-year anniversaries or 11-year anniversaries, but always one-year anniversaries, multiples of 10-year anniversaries and also 25-year anniversaries. Why 25? A quarter of a century somehow seems more significant than, say, 26 years.
July 19, 1994
In a year of mostly uncomfortable World War II anniversaries, Germany celebrates one with pride: the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1944, attempt to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Chancellor Helmut Kohl will give a speech Wednesday to mark the day that military officers placed a bomb in Hitler's East Prussian headquarters. It killed four people and destroyed the headquarters, but Hitler survived. The commemoration is surrounded by controversy.
June 17, 1993 |
More than 1 million blacks boycotted work Wednesday, shutting down major cities on the anniversary of the 1976 student uprising against apartheid. Many businesses either closed or tried to make do with a skeleton staff of white workers, particularly in the larger cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
June 6, 1994 |
President Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and a shipload of Allied leaders sailed in a massive flotilla late Sunday from this historic English Channel port for France to observe the 50th anniversary of D-day. En route, the fleet dropped wreaths in the Channel. Two million red poppies, symbolizing remembrance, fluttered down from a low-flying Lancaster bomber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1998 |
Kaz Suyeishi will never forget the quiet peace of that cloudless August morning in 1945. The 18-year-old was in the front garden of her Hiroshima home, chatting with a friend, when a gleam of silver in the sky caught her attention. "It looked like an angel," she said. "It was the most beautiful airplane. It looked like heaven and peace." The plane was the Enola Gay, dropping the world's first atomic bomb over the Japanese city. That morning, the B-29 released the weapon known as "Little Boy."
October 12, 1992 |
A group of about 4,000 protesters arrayed along the city's waterfront, supported by boats and kayaks that blocked off entrance to the harbor, prevented the re-enactment of Columbus' landing that was scheduled as part of a quincentennial Columbus Day celebration. Egg-throwing demonstrators also provoked violence along the route of the annual parade through the city's heavily Italian North Beach district.