July 31, 2009
Jon & Kate: In some editions of today's Calendar section, due to a production error, there is an empty space where a photograph should be to accompany a story about new episodes of "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" returning to TLC.
March 31, 2012 |
Office landlords can expect to see gradual improvement in tenant demand for space this year, but employers will continue to be cautious about expanding, a real estate brokerage said. The office sector of real estate will be bolstered by the improving economy, which should drive more purchases of buildings by investors, Marcus & Millichap reported. Based on its research, the brokerage expects office-using employers to create about 720,000 jobs in the U.S in 2012, a 30% increase over last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996
Re "Hearing for Golf Course Plan Is Today," Oct. 9. I attended the public hearing discussing whether or not to build a golf course in environmentally heavy Big Tujunga Wash. And let me tell you, big business won! There were too many suits and ties at that hearing. Suits and ties fly airplanes, and when they see a large, empty space in Southern California, they get very excited. "Hey, we've got to build something down there." When the plane lands, it's time for the concrete. The Big Tujunga Wash should stay the way it is for the next thousand years, say the state Department of Fish and Game and the Army Corps of Engineers.
July 1, 1989
With regard to your recent article on the National Endowment for the Arts (Calendar, June 23), I am the author of the one-word poem, misprinted in your article without acknowledgment, that was the focus of the 1969 NEA/Congressional ruckus. For the record, the poem should appear--ideally in the center of an empty space--as follows: lighght Should any of your readers be interested in the extraordinary literary and fiscal history of this work, allow me to refer them to my own article, with an introduction by George Plimpton, in the August 1981 issue of Mother Jones, entitled "The Most Expensive Word in History."
January 28, 2001 |
"If there was no empty space," wrote Lucretius, "everything would be one solid mass." In championing the concept of empty space, what the ancients called "the void," Lucretius was going against the grain of mainstream Greco-Roman thinking; most scholars of the ancient Western world agreed with Aristotle that the very idea of nothingness was an abomination.
March 25, 2001 |
God is that which nothing is greater than. So, in essence, goes Anselm's famous proof of God's existence. According to the 11th-century saint, the deity was that entity of which nothing more perfect could possibly be conceived. Throughout the Middle Ages, Anselm's argument carried enormous weight, but even in its heyday, this seemingly impregnable logic was the source of much vexation.