CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1988 |
The Marine Corps colonel who was critically injured while attempting to perform a loop maneuver in his F/A-18 fighter jet when it went down Sunday is a much decorated Vietnam war veteran with over 4,000 hours of flight experience, Marine officials said. Col. Jerry Cadick, a 26-year Marine veteran, is the recipient of numerous awards and citations for his combat flying in Vietnam, including 11 Strike/Flight Air Medals, a Presidential Unit Citation and a Meritorious Unit Commendation, said Sgt.
February 11, 2000
Air Bradley After reporters flying with Bill Bradley complained his plane was too cold, the Democrat's entourage switched to flying on fancier wings. Christened "The Bradley Bordello," the rented Boeing 727 features mauve silk wallpaper, ruffled curtains and faux gold-plated seat belt buckles. The crew says the jet used to ferry high rollers to Nevada casinos, and legend has it Madonna once hitched a ride.
December 19, 1985 |
--Shirley Eskola, who surrendered for adoption her baby girl born on Christmas Day 25 years ago, says this Christmas will be her happiest--because she and her daughter have just been reunited in Duluth, Minn. Eskola was 19, "unmarried, scared and alone" when she gave birth to her daughter that bleak Christmas of 1960. "I've thought about her every day since," she said. "Christmas Day has always been a sad day for me." But last week she got a phone call from Tammy Wright--her daughter.
April 26, 2004 |
Supporters and opponents of social promotion are fighting last century's war. Grouping students by age and advancing them in lock step is an artifact of the agrarian calendar and factory model of schooling that emerged in the late 19th century. That it is still with us is a commentary on just how conservative schooling is. If the school clock and calendar once made sense, they no longer do. It is time to rethink the organization we call school, and with it the very idea of social promotion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 |
After adding more California military installations to its review list, the federal base-closing commission will travel to San Diego early next month to hold a new round of regional hearings, according to a commission source. The one-day hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 5 and will focus on newly added bases in the Southwest, according to the staff member, who spoke on the condition that his name not be used. Other regional hearings will also be scheduled.
May 26, 1993 |
After adding more California military installations to its review list, the federal base-closing commission will travel to San Diego early next month to hold a new round of regional hearings, according to a commission source. The one-day hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 5 and will focus on newly added bases in the southwest part of the country, according to the staff member, who spoke on the condition that his name not be used. Other regional hearings will also be scheduled.
December 18, 1994 |
Among the Revolutionary War exhibits in this coastal city's history museum there stands a figure in 18th-Century dress, a figure much like the rest except for one major difference: It is black. The figure, part of displays depicting the 1779 Battle of Savannah, commemorates the "Chasseurs Volontaires"--infantry volunteers from Haiti who carried out what a placard calls "the most brilliant feat of the day, and one of the bravest ever performed by foreign troops in the American cause."
June 25, 1992 |
There certainly wasn't a shortage of photos coming out of Los Angeles during and after the riots. But it's safe to assume that those taken by Ventura College lecturer William Hendricks were like no others. Hendricks has built a reputation on photographing nude women, in various settings, as symbols of birth, rebirth and life. And when the rioting began, he saw the opportunity for more symbolism.
June 26, 1990 |
Bruce Springsteen has apparently given permission to the controversial rap group 2 Live Crew to use the melody from his hit song "Born in the U.S.A." for its new single "Banned in the U.S.A."--an action that was immediately attacked by Florida anti-obscenity crusader Jack Thompson. Alan Jacobi, 2 Live Crew's attorney, said Monday that Springsteen has reviewed the content of 2 Live Crew's recording and "enthusiastically" approved the use of his music.
June 5, 1985 |
Southern states baked in sweltering temperatures for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday in a heat wave that caused one death in Florida, record electricity consumption across four states and a strong sellers' market for fans. Temperatures near or above 100 degrees have been common since Saturday in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Mississippi. The Southern Co.