July 1, 2013 |
Even in a place where the seemingly fantastic happens on a daily basis, the events of last week involving Oracle Inc. left many long-time observers of the tech scene in Silicon Valley stunned. Oracle, the Redwood City giant best known for its database software, announced a series of partnerships with two sworn blood enemies (Microsoft and Salesforce.com) and another rival with whom it has a complicated relationship (NetSuite). This followed by a few weeks another deal with a rival, Dell.
March 27, 1996 |
The road to glamour Vanity Fair-style came after successfully passing the police barricade on Robertson Boulevard. It was here that privileged guest was separated from ordinary, inconvenienced motorist.
October 20, 1990 |
It took a long time for those in charge of baseball to dissuade players from scratching themselves while games were on television. And some who didn't scratch would reach down gingerly, apparently needing assurance everything was still there. It was explained to the players: "Hey, you seem to forget you are being watched by zillions of people." So, for the most part, players stopped scratching and reaching down. All they do now is chew tobacco and dispense juice about the acreage.
January 21, 1988 |
Two groups of people reported near simultaneous encounters with an unidentified flying object and police said today they are taking the reports seriously. A family of four said their car was chased by an egg cup-shaped object along a remote stretch of outback highway, plucked from the ground and covered in ash Wednesday morning, police reported.
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April 12, 1990 |
Although I have no special desire to be governor of Texas, and would actively prefer not to become head of the Office of Thrift Supervision (overseer of the savings and loan mess), the traumas of aspirants to these posts in recent days compel me to make the following statement. Like many members of my generation--Sen. Al Gore and Rep. Newt Gingrich, to name but two--I, too, experimented with marijuana in the distant past. It was in a party situation during my freshman year in college.
November 13, 1994 |
One day, in the middle of the last century, when white settlement was crawling, tentatively, up the coast of Queensland, three children were stopped in their games by the sight of a strange "thing" in the nearby swamps: perhaps "a human that in the manner of the tales they told one another . . . had been changed into a bird, but only halfway, and now, neither one thing nor the other, was hopping and flapping towards them out of a world . . . that was the abode of everything savage and fearsome .
March 22, 1991 |
The sounds of "goo-goo" and "dada" that young children make when they begin babbling at about 7 months of age are also made by deaf infants in what scientists say is sign language, according to Canadian researchers. This "manual babbling" is not simply the random formation of signs, but instead reflects the strict linguistic rules associated with vocal babbling, the researchers report today in the journal Science.
August 2, 1987 |
We have been told recently, in numerous alarming magazine articles and surveys, that the contemporary male is reluctant to commit himself to marriage--or any lasting relationship with a woman--and consequently, women, especially if they are older than 30, have scant chance of finding a suitable mate, much less of going to the altar.
May 10, 1990 |
Armenian has replaced Spanish this year as the predominant foreign language in Glendale schools and the percentage of students who speak a primary language other than English rose to 63%, school district officials reported this week. An annual language census presented to Board of Education members Tuesday showed that the number of Armenian students--most of whom are recent immigrants and speak only limited English-- has more than doubled since 1988, from 2,309 to 4,859.