July 20, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - As Joel Wheelersberg tells it, he might have been the last person to get a ticket for the screening of the new Batman movie in Theater 8, the screening room next door to Theater 9, where a gunman opened fire early Friday. His brother was visiting Colorado from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Wheelersberg pleaded with the ticket-seller when told the screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” was sold out. He got two tickets. Like others in Theater 8, he heard the popping sounds coming from Theater 9 next door and assumed it was a special effect.
June 29, 1987 |
The first major loan exhibition in America of the drawings of Raphael and his school will open at the Pierpont Morgan Library in October. The exhibition, "Raphael and His Circle," will be shown Oct. 9-Jan. 3. The exhibition will consist of about 90 drawings by the 16th-Century Italian painter and his immediate followers. The library says a group of more than 40 sheets by Raphael "documents virtually every important phase of his career and includes many of his most celebrated drawings."
November 29, 2013 |
The game of football has evolved over the years with different formations. We've had the single-wing, the split-T, the wildcat. Now, we have a new one. The concussion circle. The only player involved in this formation is the poor guy on the ground in the middle. The others are medical personnel, who are asking questions, checking eyeballs and taking the helmet away. There were three NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. We expected the usual amount of violent head-smacking. We weren't disappointed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1986 |
Like most politicians, San Diego City Councilman Bill Cleator and former Councilwoman Maureen F. O'Connor have an inner circle of confidants that they use as a sounding board for key decisions in their mayoral campaigns and a range of other matters. Cleator, for example, has what he sometimes jokingly refers to as his "Point Loma Mafia," a collection of boyhood friends who now are among the movers and shakers of San Diego's business and social circles.
July 11, 2013 |
In California, artichokes are seasonal during spring but they also pop up again in early fall. Grapefruits, although considered a winter fruit, are available during the spring and summer too. Apricots are better in early summer but pears are better in late summer, or is it the other way around? And what about asparagus? Thankfully, you don't have to memorize any of this. Save yourself the headache with the Southern California Local Foods Wheel . The Local Foods Wheel , created by Jessica Prentice , Sarah Klein and Maggie Gosselin, is a nifty little resource, perfect for anyone interested in local food.
September 10, 2012 |
It can sometimes take a tragedy to reveal a truth. Who does not remember where they were on Sept. 11 when they heard that the towers had come down? But terrible times also can provide insight that might otherwise never come. In 2001, I was teaching in Chicago. My main break from work was frequent participation in a daily pickup soccer game that I stumbled onto soon after arriving in town. It was a virtual United Nations, with players from Argentina, Russia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Turkey, Georgia, Brazil, Poland, Korea, China and Mexico.