November 17, 1991 |
THE WALLS AROUND US: The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works by David Owen (Villard Books: $21; 320 pp.). It's a wonder, really, why a book like this hasn't been published before--a how-to with charm. Then again, a book like "The Walls Around Us" requires a special combination of talents, for the writer must get to the heart of numerous technical subjects--plumbing, electricity, roofing, etc.--without getting lost in the details.
April 8, 1999
The Masters was the first golf tournament to: * Give spectators daily pairing sheets and a diagram of the course. * Provide on-site parking for spectators. * Schedule 72 holes over four days (traditionally, it was three days, with 36 holes played on the final day). * Be played on terrain that routinely was reshaped to provide better sight lines for customers. * Be covered live on nationwide radio. * Provide bleachers for spectators.
January 15, 1988 |
The general finance chairman of Kansas Sen. Bob Dole's presidential campaign said Thursday he is stepping down from the post until questions regarding his business activities are resolved. Dole himself, trying to quell a controversy over a real estate deal involving his wife's blind trust, said earlier in the day while campaigning in Iowa that he did not know if the official, David Owen, had committed any improprieties, but described the resignation as "a good thing."
May 16, 2008 |
"Noise" is a weird, crazy, grabby little movie that thinks big thoughts. A comedy of ideas written and directed by Henry Bean ("The Believer"), it stars a hilarious and hefty (in a good way, his self-assured charisma is infinitely expanding) Tim Robbins as a New York bourgeois who, radicalized by the suffering caused him by the ear-splitting din of the city, transforms himself into a self-styled noise-vigilante called "The Rectifier."
January 25, 1988 |
David C. Owen, until recently national finance director of Sen. Bob Dole's presidential campaign, received large consulting fees from two Kansas businessmen after Dole's office joined Owen in helping the businessmen win big Army contracts, The Times has learned. Owen, who resigned 10 days ago from the campaign post after controversy over his close ties to the so-called "blind trust" of the senator's wife, Elizabeth Hanford Dole, helped in 1985 to establish EDP Enterprises of Overland Park, Kan.