October 16, 1988 |
Gannett's new book-publishing venture is enough to frighten bibliophiles who prefer books with words to those with pictures, and the origin of this book won't do much to set these readers at ease. Instead of simply profiling America's governors, the USA Today team embarked on a 50-state "Buscapade," traveling conspicuously down the highway in a blue-and-white motor home with a musical horn playing all the state songs--as well as the theme from "Rocky."
March 9, 1999 |
Chilling, disturbing, gripping. . . and that's just page 36, on which Dwight Gooden and a friend pay an unannounced visit to Kevin Mitchell's house in 1986 and are startled to find Mitchell drunk, arguing with his girlfriend, wielding a 12-inch knife and soon holding all three hostage as Mitchell, swiping a gruesome scene from Stephen King, decapitates his girlfriend's cat. How about those New York Mets?
May 12, 1994 |
Reading this cookbook is like traveling with a breathy, energetic, chronically enthusiastic, but disorganized companion. At first, the frothy prose, madcap graphics, endless sidebars and dippy handwritten postcards present a seemingly impenetrable surface of cuteness and clutter. I spot recipes that intrigue me, but promptly lose them in the visual stew. I begin thinking that a more appropriate title might be: "Sheila Lukins All Over the Map Cookbook."
October 18, 1987 |
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. . . . Thirty-six days after leaving the Canary Islands, where he refitted and resupplied his ships, he made landfall in the Bahamas. As Columbus himself indirectly acknowledged, it is possible that other intrepid mariners saw the New World before he did, but his landing is rightly celebrated, for it marked the start of continuous, recorded exploration and settlement of the Western Hemisphere, first by Spaniards and then, as Spain declined following the defeat of her Armada, by many other nations.
October 2, 2013 |
Wells Fargo & Co. subjects borrowers seeking mortgage modifications to "Kafkaesque delays and obstructions," in violation of last year's $25-billion national mortgage settlement, New York Atty. Gen Eric Schneiderman said in a federal lawsuit. The suit, filed Wednesday, asks the federal court in Washington to force the bank to comply with the landmark agreement. It alleges that the bank on at least 210 occasions violated timelines imposed by the settlement. At a news conference at his Manhattan offices, Schneiderman mocked a Wells Fargo letter to a homeowner.
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March 15, 2014 |
It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said - enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder. Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules. She calls it "the medicine"; others know it as MDMA, the active ingredient in the party drug Ecstasy. MDMA has been banned by the federal government since 1985 as a dangerous recreational drug with no medical value. But interest is rising in its potential to help people suffering from psychiatric or emotional problems.
June 13, 2013 |
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon. Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-long scheme to hack into customer accounts online to steal at least $15 million, U.S. authorities announced this week. "Cybercriminals penetrated some of our most trusted financial institutions as part of a global scheme that stole money and identities from people in the United States," New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement.
June 4, 2011 |
Wal-Mart wants to extract more green out of greening. The retail giant's supercenter in Lancaster recently installed fuel cells that provide half of the electricity to the 222,876-square-foot store. It has punched holes in the roof for skylights that provide 70% of the store's lighting needs during the day. To help keep the scorching sun at bay and cool the building naturally, it has painted the roof white. The store has been recognized for being eco-friendly, but Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials say they're actually happier with how the upgrades have improved the bottom line.
March 12, 1986
Roel Construction Co., Inc. appointed Lynne Manner as marketing assistant.