April 26, 1991
My husband and I want to thank you for printing the sad story about Vivian Coyle's predicament in the (Dianne Klein) column, "Dying in Dignity No Longer an Option," March 31. We reviewed our signed and notarized "Durable Powers of Attorney." There is a section on Page 3 for "other or additional statements or desires, special provisions, or limitations." We have added that "no hydration therapy, no injections, or I.V.S. to support or add comfort (except specifically for pain suppression)
May 7, 2004 |
NASA on Thursday introduced a class of 11 astronauts, a group that includes three teachers who are giving up the classroom for the chance to fly into space. The teachers, selected from a field of more than 1,000 applicants, will live, work and train with more than 100 other astronauts at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The new astronauts could be scheduled for space flights by 2009. No teacher has flown on a shuttle since Christa McAuliffe, who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion.
March 20, 1990 |
Within the next month, Georgia Gov. Joe Frank Harris is to sign one of the toughest laws in the nation designed to weed out corruption and fraud in penny stock dealings within the state. Harris expects to sign by April 18 the law approved by the 1990 session of the Georgia Legislature, said the governor's spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan.
February 3, 1986 |
The long goodby to shuttle Challenger's crew continued today with a private funeral Mass for the family of Christa McAuliffe, a memorial service at which Judith Resnik's father said thank-you for the outpouring of sympathy, and a public tribute to Ronald McNair.
November 21, 1985 |
A Florida congressman and a New Hampshire teacher in training for two coming shuttle flights took a break Wednesday to have "a lot of fun" aboard a jet that simulates zero gravity. Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), scheduled for launch Dec. 18 aboard the shuttle Columbia, and Christa McAuliffe, a social studies teacher from Concord, N.H., were aboard a modified transport airplane flown in a roller coaster-like path to achieve brief periods of weightlessness.
September 6, 2013 |
By now, Stephen Colbert's dislike of bears is well known. On Thursday, the satirist made it clear he's not crazy about kittens, either -- specifically Arthur and August, the two little furballs who recently wandered onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station and delayed service on two separate lines for hours. The incident created a headache for commuters in the borough, who were forced to wait as workers attempted to coax the wee felines off the tracks. Or, as Colbert joked, “Hundreds of Brooklynites were stuck on the platform with nothing to Instagram.” A crisis indeed.
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August 26, 2007 |
Thirty-five Southern California science-loving teachers had stratospheric hopes on Saturday: to follow in the footsteps of Barbara Morgan, the first teacher to complete a mission in space, by learning how to apply in their classrooms what she did during her two weeks in orbit. But instead of traveling to space, the teachers, from grades kindergarten through 12, gathered at the NASA Dryden Education Center in Palmdale, coming from as far as San Diego.
March 14, 1986 |
University of Georgia President Fred Davison resigned from his post Thursday in the wake of a widely publicized scandal over preferential treatment of student athletes in the university's remedial studies program.
January 19, 1988 |
Old photographs are so inherently interesting that there's little point in trying to justify them as artworks. "The University Collects," a show of 110 photographs from the University of California's collections, doesn't bother. Though the images are installed at UC Irvine's Fine Arts Gallery (to Feb. 6), they present themselves as social, historical or scientific documents.