April 12, 1987 |
ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN, a never-ending war of maneuver is under way. It is a three-dimensional struggle--under sea, on the water and in the air--that pits the U.S. Navy against a Soviet fleet three times its size. The prize is control over half the world's surface. The weapons are multimillion-dollar ships and planes, as well as a vast array of sophisticated electronics that could provide the winning advantage if a conflict between the superpowers ever erupts.
July 18, 1990 |
When the NAACP's conference ended here last week, civil rights leaders left behind a portrait of black men in crisis. Too many young black men, said the civil rights group, are underemployed, alternately feared and reviled, and living at risk. Now come the men of Sigma Pi Phi, a once-secret black fraternity that celebrates the professional and material success of black men.
December 18, 2003 |
The average age at which American women are having their first child has climbed to an all-time high of 25.1, the government said Wednesday. The rise reflects a drop in teen births and an increase in the number of women who are putting off motherhood until their 30s and 40s. The age of first-time American mothers has increased steadily during the last three decades, from an average of 21.4 in 1970. The latest figure, for 2002, was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
September 5, 2003 |
Brandon Stephens knows the scouting report. USC's defensive linemen are relentless. Strong-willed. Uncontrollable at times. Stephens, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive tackle for Brigham Young, is not intimidated. Not as the married father of two young daughters. "I can tell you that no defensive line in the nation is as ferocious as my little girls when they wake up at 3:30 in the morning -- and certainly not as hungry," Stephens said.
September 22, 1989 |
They might be old, but they can still swing. The Harmony Headliners big band celebrates its 10th anniversary Thursday, which is no small accomplishment when you consider that the average age of the players is about 70, and that one of them once gave a banjo concert for Calvin Coolidge. "Did I think we would last 10 years? Well, to tell you the truth, I never gave it a thought," said 73-year-old Lew Bregen, Headliners emcee and one of the band's two vocalists. "I had no idea where it would go.
April 3, 1996 |
The ceremony had all the pomp of a regular bar mitzvah. But the guy under the yarmulke was 83-year-old Sidney Goldman, a great-grandfather who hardly needed the ritual passage into manhood that's normally reserved for 13-year-olds. For Goldman, having a second bar mitzvah was a statement, a celebration of life, and at his synagogue near the large retirement community of Leisure World, it's done often.
January 2, 1992 |
Miriam Hasen could go to a funeral every month, if she wanted to keep up with all the memorial notices for her neighbors in Leisure Village. She doesn't. Instead, she regularly steps into the neighborhood Recreation Center, social hub of the roughly 3,700 residents who make up Ventura County's largest retirement community. It was there one recent morning that Hasen mounted the stage. She took a breath.
February 11, 1996 |
Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of prostate cancer--and the more exercise, the greater the reduction, researchers say. A look at data on 12,975 men found that those who exercised the most were most likely to be free of prostate cancer when their health was reviewed later. The researchers studied men with an average age of 44 who had received physical exams at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas from 1970-89. All had taken a treadmill test to assess their fitness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000 |
Grant Bafus has helped out on the family wheat and barley farm in southeastern Washington's Palouse country "ever since I could tie my shoes." Now 19, the Washington State University freshman is pondering his future: Should he pursue a career without farming's financial uncertainty and sunup-to-sundown hours? Or should he keep the family's farm tradition alive and do his own small part to infuse new blood into an aging U.S.
October 8, 2000 |
Marc LaPierre spared no comfort when he chose his home-on-the-road: His RV is outfitted with a central vacuum. "There's nothing in there that I don't have at home," said LaPierre, 59, who so likes his king-size bed that he sometimes finds himself sleeping in it even when he and his wife stay at their lakeside home in Quebec. The older generation aside, baby boomers helped push recreational vehicle sales to a 21-year high last year.