CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1987 |
Officials announced plans Tuesday to reopen the Mt. Wilson Observatory, one of the nation's most historic astronomical facilities, pending adequate funding by a grass-roots organization that sprang up after the Carnegie Institution put the observatory's 100-inch telescope in mothballs two years ago. The nonprofit Mt. Wilson Institute said it plans to expand public use of the facility and reopen the famed Hooker telescope, which dominated the world of astronomy for more than three decades.
February 11, 1988 |
Every year self-help books tumble off the presses, some to see a brief season as a best-seller, some to disappear without a trace. But the daddy of them all, Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," lives on 50 years after it first appeared. The book has sold 16 million copies to date. In 1985, American Heritage Magazine listed it as one of 10 books that have shaped the American character, alongside such books as Henry David Thoreau's "Walden."
May 13, 2012 |
My mom's first day of motherhood was one of the happiest of her life. It was also one of the worst. She had accompanied my dad from Sri Lanka to Washington State University in 1968, so he could complete his doctorate as a Fulbright Scholar. The school was in Pullman, a small town near the Idaho border. Fluent in English, she worked as a university librarian. During her pregnancy, at age 30, she received care from one of Pullman's few obstetricians. She endured labor without drugs, and I was born healthy in 1972.
July 20, 1996
Here is a complete list of the 230 people, including four cockpit crew members and 14 flight attendants, aboard TWA Flight 800: -A- Aikens-Bellamy, Sandra, 49, of St. Albans, N.Y., off-duty TWA employee Aikey, Jessica, 17, of Montoursville, Pa., student Alex, Christian Alexander, Matthew, 20, of Florence, S.C., Wake Forest University student at Winston-Salem, N.C. , traveling to Dijon, France, to study Allen, Ashton, 15, of Marietta, Ga. Allen, Lamar, of Marietta, Ga.
September 27, 2008 |
A traveler walking along the eastern bank of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec can stand on the oldest bedrock known on Earth. This section of the planet's crust may be as much as 4.28 billion years old, researchers Jonathan O'Neil of McGill University and Richard Carlson of the Carnegie Institution reported Friday in the journal Science.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1985
The 100-inch telescope on Mt. Wilson above Pasadena was once one of the world's great astronomical instruments. Edwin Hubble used it in the 1920s to make two fundamental discoveries: that the universe is expanding, and that it contains billions of other galaxies just like ours. But light pollution from Los Angeles seriously degraded the telescope's ability to peer into deep space.Last year the Carnegie Institution of Washington, which owns and runs the Mt.