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December 2, 1994 | Associated Press
Christmas arrived at the White House Thursday as a towering blue spruce--from Clinton County, Mo.--was carted up to adorn the Blue Room. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said the White House will be closed for a few days while the main tree and others are decorated by staff and dozens of helpers.
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September 15, 2013 | By Tina Susman
ARLINGTON, Va. - It was 90-plus degrees outside, but there was a distinctly wintry feel in the second-floor lobby of a hotel overlooking the Potomac River. Perhaps it was the rows of Christmas trees, standing tall and straight as tin soldiers. Or maybe the wreaths displayed on stands, like perfect leafy doughnuts, or the velvet bows and sparkly ribbons. The only thing missing was Santa Claus. The height of summer might seem a strange time for this event, but there is method in the apparent madness of the annual gathering of the National Christmas Tree Assn.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2002 | REED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes a play about sex is just a play about sex. Case in point: David Hare's "The Blue Room," which caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic several years ago, mostly because of the marquee status it accorded Nicole Kidman's bare bum. But, at least in the L.A.
NEWS
November 23, 2012 | By Danielle Ryan
WASHINGTON -- The official White House Christmas tree arrived Friday morning from a prize-winning farm in the North Carolina mountains. The tree -- a 19-foot tall Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Ashe County -- arrived at the North Portico of the White House by horse-drawn carriage. First Lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Malia and Sasha and their dog Bo, were there to receive it. Growers Rusty and Beau Estes were also at the White House for the tree's arrival. "I think we'll take it!"
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1998 | PATRICK PACHECO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani may have shuttered most of the porn joints around Times Square, but the hottest sex show in quite some time lands on Broadway on Nov. 27. "The Blue Room" comes with a much better pedigree, of course. David Hare has adapted this sophisticated sex comedy from Arthur Schnitzler's turn-of-the-century Viennese classic of lust and longing, "La Ronde." The brilliant young Sam Mendes has directed it.
NEWS
November 27, 2010 | Reuters
A horse-drawn wagon delivered the White House Christmas tree Friday, with First lady Michelle Obama and her children, Sasha and Malia, on hand to receive it as a military band played "Oh Christmas Tree. " The family gave the tree, a Douglas fir from Lehighton, Pa., a thumbs up before heading back into the White House on a cool day under overcast skies. The tree will be set up in the Blue Room of the White House, where it will be decorated by the floral department staff and volunteers, according to the National Christmas Tree Assn.
HOME & GARDEN
November 2, 1991 | CARLETON VARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: I would like to perk up my living room. It has antique white walls, off-white, beige draperies and dark brown carpeting. There are two large sofas--which I would like to re-upholster--a large dark-colored coffee table and a dark-colored piano. There also is a large window that receives plenty of light. The only things that have to stay are the carpeting, the table and the piano. Do you have any suggestions for the draperies, the sofas and any other room accessories? T.
NATIONAL
December 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Lighting the national Christmas tree Thursday, President Bush offered comfort to families grieving for loved ones lost in the terrorist attacks and those separated during the holidays by military assignments. "In this season we celebrate with our families, and deeply miss family members no longer with us," said Bush, bundled against the cold in an overcoat and Stetson.
NEWS
November 23, 2012 | By Danielle Ryan
WASHINGTON -- The official White House Christmas tree arrived Friday morning from a prize-winning farm in the North Carolina mountains. The tree -- a 19-foot tall Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Ashe County -- arrived at the North Portico of the White House by horse-drawn carriage. First Lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Malia and Sasha and their dog Bo, were there to receive it. Growers Rusty and Beau Estes were also at the White House for the tree's arrival. "I think we'll take it!"
NEWS
April 11, 2001 | GINA PICCALO and ANN O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ernie, the six-toed orange-and-white tabby who once belonged to President Bush, was found roaming the Avenue of the Stars in Century City early Tuesday, some five miles away from his adopted home. The 3-year-old feline wandered away from the spacious Brentwood Park home of his adoptive owner, Brad Freeman, nearly a month ago. He was found by a night watchman named Joseph Matthews who had seen news reports of the missing cat and immediately phoned Freeman.
NEWS
November 27, 2010 | Reuters
A horse-drawn wagon delivered the White House Christmas tree Friday, with First lady Michelle Obama and her children, Sasha and Malia, on hand to receive it as a military band played "Oh Christmas Tree. " The family gave the tree, a Douglas fir from Lehighton, Pa., a thumbs up before heading back into the White House on a cool day under overcast skies. The tree will be set up in the Blue Room of the White House, where it will be decorated by the floral department staff and volunteers, according to the National Christmas Tree Assn.
MAGAZINE
December 7, 2003 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
Every Thursday, couples are married at the Beverly Hills Courthouse by deputy commissioner Toni Levyn. Levyn, who has united nearly 4,000 couples under a floral arch in her chambers and keeps a loaner ring on hand, says that wedding duds range from formal gowns and tuxedos to blue jeans and sneakers. For the record, Levyn notes that the grooms tend to tear up more often than the brides. We asked some newly minted spouses about the holy state of matrimony.
NATIONAL
December 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Lighting the national Christmas tree Thursday, President Bush offered comfort to families grieving for loved ones lost in the terrorist attacks and those separated during the holidays by military assignments. "In this season we celebrate with our families, and deeply miss family members no longer with us," said Bush, bundled against the cold in an overcoat and Stetson.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2002 | REED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes a play about sex is just a play about sex. Case in point: David Hare's "The Blue Room," which caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic several years ago, mostly because of the marquee status it accorded Nicole Kidman's bare bum. But, at least in the L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2002 | BARBARA ISENBERG
British playwright David Hare calls "The Blue Room" "sort of an encyclopedia of defensive and offensive strategies that people use in the pursuit of love. What we feel about someone before we make love to them and what we feel after. What survives and what gets wrecked between desire and fulfillment." What survives in this case is a play best known for actress Nicole Kidman's brief onstage nudity during its initial productions in London and New York in 1998.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
David Hare's "The Blue Room," Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery" and the current off-Broadway play "Blue" are among the six productions in Pasadena Playhouse's 2002 season. "The Blue Room," scheduled for March 15-April 14 at the Playhouse, drew attention when it premiered in London, featuring Nicole Kidman in a nude scene. The play is a contemporary adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde," about 10 couples linked by sexual alliances.
NATIONAL
September 15, 2013 | By Tina Susman
ARLINGTON, Va. - It was 90-plus degrees outside, but there was a distinctly wintry feel in the second-floor lobby of a hotel overlooking the Potomac River. Perhaps it was the rows of Christmas trees, standing tall and straight as tin soldiers. Or maybe the wreaths displayed on stands, like perfect leafy doughnuts, or the velvet bows and sparkly ribbons. The only thing missing was Santa Claus. The height of summer might seem a strange time for this event, but there is method in the apparent madness of the annual gathering of the National Christmas Tree Assn.
NEWS
September 9, 1994 | KIRAN JAIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Kiran Jain, a June graduate of El Dorado High School in Placentia, is now attending Columbia University
I hate jellybeans. It isn't their taste. It's the nine cavities I endured after eating them when I was little. When I was 6 years old, I saw a man on TV giving them to children, seemingly oblivious to the fact that his actions might propel youngsters toward their No. 1 nightmare--the dentist chair. And this man was the President of the United States. I figured Ronald Reagan, as President, had a certain obligation to the welfare of American kids. So I wrote to him about his love affair with jellybeans and asked why, in a childlike way, he wished to have kids suffer, assuming that they would if they indulged in his passion.
NEWS
April 11, 2001 | GINA PICCALO and ANN O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ernie, the six-toed orange-and-white tabby who once belonged to President Bush, was found roaming the Avenue of the Stars in Century City early Tuesday, some five miles away from his adopted home. The 3-year-old feline wandered away from the spacious Brentwood Park home of his adoptive owner, Brad Freeman, nearly a month ago. He was found by a night watchman named Joseph Matthews who had seen news reports of the missing cat and immediately phoned Freeman.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1998 | LINDA WINER-BERNHEIMER, NEWSDAY
All slobbering aside, the new David Hare import that opened last night at the Cort Theatre is . . . oh, what's the use?
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