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February 13, 2010 | Chris Erskine
And the Oscar for the opening ceremony goes to . . . me? I was in the audience Friday, one of those human pixels waving flashlights and battery-powered candles. Just leave the statuette on my porch, thanks so much. How did I do it? You don't want to know. Let me just say that the press area I was in was pretty low-tech. What you did was write your story on your wrist. Then a volunteer in a blue jacket took a picture of it and sent it by dog sled on to the main media center back in Ottawa.
April 5, 1987
A candle in a long street A candle in the sleep of houses A candle for frightened shops A candle for bakeries A candle for a journalist trembling in an empty office A candle for a fighter A candle for a woman doctor watching over patients A candle for the wounded A candle for plain talk A candle for the stairs A candle for a hotel packed with refugees A candle for a singer A candle for broadcasters in their hideouts A candle for a bottle of water A candle for the air A candle for
February 10, 1990 | Associated Press
The mayor of Blacksburg has been charged with shoplifting two Valentine's Day cards and a candle, police said.
September 25, 2005 | Linda Bierds
Slowed by smoke, they slump from the hive, benign from the hive they slump, Father of thorax and wing, Father of light, they light on my arm, make light of my arm, tapering, golden, Father of darkness receding, they make from my arm a candle, a flame, they candle my arm with backcast light, affixing the self to the shell.
January 3, 2001
"Quirky Yule Trees Don't Make the Cut" (Dec. 20) omitted a special feature of the unclosed Douglas fir Christmas tree: The branches of the "Charlie Brown," as some term these firs, were available for clipping on the Christmas candle holders in locations where the candle flames would be clear of ornaments and other branches. Oh, you don't remember candle holders? They were also clipped so flames wouldn't be near the candy canes. RICHARD S. MELVILLE San Juan Capistrano
November 30, 1995
Q: How do trick birthday candles that will not blow out work? A: According to scientists at San Francisco's Exploratorium, small particles of gunpowder are woven into the wick. When the candle is lit, you'll notice that the wick occasionally shoots off little sparks as it burns. When you blow the candle out, the wick continues to glow for a few seconds. The glowing wick is hot enough to ignite the gunpowder, which reignites the wick.
January 18, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sharon Osbourne kicked off her Thursday with a bit of excitement: a house fire, started by a candle left burning when the lady of the house and hubby Ozzy went to bed. "The Talk" panelist on Thursday's program described a chaotic scene that started around 5 a.m. when she heard a sound "like metal had fallen" and thought it was her housekeeper dropping her keys on the floor. But the stinging in her eyes, the weird smell and the barking dogs that followed told a different story.
April 25, 1987
I don't think the old Chicago Cubs famous double-play combination of Tinkers to Evers to Chance could hold a candle to the present one: Dnston to Snbrg to Drhm. And Steinfeld at third was not as good as Mrlnd (or was he?). HARRY W. MILLER Los Alamitos
November 3, 1985
Congratulations are in order for Franco Modigliani of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for winning the Nobel Prize in economics ("Modigliani Wins '85 Nobel in Economics" Oct. 16). The primary reason for the professor's award was his theory that people save chiefly to have money for their retirement years. This profound discovery must surely rank with that of the little boy who noticed that the Emperor was not wearing any clothes! There is an old tale about a wealthy family of intellectuals, all of whom were college graduates, who were left without electricity as the result of a storm.
October 19, 1997 | Jerry Crowe
While millions of mourners have sought comfort in Elton John's new version of "Candle in the Wind" since the death of Princess Diana, John himself has turned to a hauntingly optimistic song from another writer. The tune, "Sand and Water," is the title track from an album by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman that deals with the pain surrounding the 1994 cancer death of her husband.
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