September 14, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. - When the rains began to fall last week, Coloradans exhaled. It had been a long, terrible summer of drought and deadly wildfires, and the afternoon downpours soaking parched soil felt a lot like salvation. But then, in this land known for dryness, the rain would not stop. The flooding that has ravaged - and continues to ravage - a 150-mile-long stretch of Colorado's Front Range has left at least four dead. More than 500 people are unaccounted for. Are they dead?
January 29, 1988 |
Two water meter readers caught four children who were dropped from the second floor of a family tenement that was on fire Thursday, police said. "We saw the people (in the windows) with kids. We yelled up, 'drop them,' " said Andrew C. Manzi, 24, one of the meter readers. The children, ranging in age from 5 months to 3 years, were taken to hospitals where doctors said they appeared to be only frightened by the experience.
July 6, 1986
A woman and her two teen-age children were sentenced to 12 months each in jail for holding her husband captive in the basement of their home for two months. Shirley Kimberl, 39, her 18-year-old son James Jr. and daughter Kim, 19, were found guilty June 17 of second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Mrs. Kimberl was acquitted of attempted murder. The defendants said they kept James Kimberl, 47, captive to protect themselves from being beaten and abused.
December 7, 1987 |
One of the major criticisms leveled at a lot of contemporary Latino theater in America has been its sentimentality--a tendency to write about tough issues or tough times with a nostalgic or romantic softness. Ever since the early 1970s agitprop actos written by Luis Valdez (that were instinctually tough and very funny, but often crudely crafted), one has hoped for the advent of a real Latino playwright.
July 30, 1990 |
Rescuers pulled a 27-year-old cook from the ruins of a hotel in this northern mountain resort today, 14 days after the building collapsed in a 7.7 earthquake. A total of three survivors have now been rescued from the ruins of the Hyatt Terraces Hotel since Friday. Pedrito Dy told a Manila radio station that he was without food during his ordeal but drank his own urine to survive.
November 6, 2012 |
As the water began to pour into lower Manhattan on Oct. 29, sliding under door frames and into basements, scientists who work in NYU's Smilow Research Building began to realize that something horrible was happening -- something entirely separate from the loss of human life and shelter that would soon follow. Because of the flooding, thousands of mice drowned in Smilow's basement animal facility, which had lost power and seen its generators fail. Their loss wiped away years of careful breeding and meticulous experimental research on heart disease, schizophrenia and other diseases.
December 28, 1986 |
Nouveau Victorian: That's what architect/contractor Carolyn McCown calls a residential remodeling she is supervising in Pacific Palisades. Located a few blocks north of Sunset Boulevard, the house is one of the oldest in the Palisades, but it certainly doesn't qualify as a Victorian--yet. It was built in the 1920s, according to Penelope Emerson, who is assisting the homeowner, Thomas James.
March 2, 1986 |
Cal State Long Beach's trying season ended Saturday night as the 49ers, last in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn., lost to first-place Nevada Las Vegas, 94-76, at the Long Beach Arena. The 49ers finished 3-15 in the league and 7-22 overall but Coach Ron Palmer had a reason to look to the future. "Ron's contract is going to be renewed for next season," Long Beach Athletic Director John Kasser said after the game. "There was never any thought of not renewing it."
HOME & GARDEN
January 31, 2014 |
One by one, they return home - my little Einsteins, my little bombardiers. They circle the old homestead a couple of times, then drop their stuff in the garage and basement, unloading all the ordnance from their college days, including the Ikea furniture that smells of Pabst and Pop-Tarts. It holds memories for them, of late-night study sessions and beer pong. Like very sticky scrapbooks you can sleep on. Oh, this boomerang generation. They treat our houses as temporary storage, right?