June 29, 1987 |
The first Girl Scout camping trip in 1913 was a far cry from this weekend's 13,000-girl Diamond Jubilee Roundup, according to Mildred Guckenheimer Kerr, 94, of Savannah, Ga., one of the "guide-mistresses" (leaders) who accompanied the Scouts on a two-week excursion to Ossabaugh Island, off the Georgia coast. "It was the biggest mess, when you think of it," Kerr recollects in her soft Savannah drawl.
January 19, 2014 |
Pairing friends with travel might seem as natural as pairing hot dogs with mustard or movies with popcorn. Unfortunately, it's not quite as straightforward. You and your buddies might enjoy dinners and movies around town, but on the road, you may discover that one of them might snore like a moose or hate museums. To help navigate what can be a complex process, here are tips I've gathered from my travels and from consulting experts. Pick the right people: Choose people with similar budgets and interests.
August 25, 2005 |
SOMEWHERE between a dorm-room poster of Monet's waterlilies and the Robert Rauschenberg painting owned by Eli Broad is another level -- the beginnings of an art collection that can be built by anyone with a few grand to spend.
June 1, 1994 |
Playing private detective for a day, state Sen. Tom Hayden's staff captured Gov. Pete Wilson's director of fish and game and one of his top deputies on videotape as they fished during business hours last week with a lawyer who is trying to loosen the state's endangered species protection laws.
February 1, 1989 |
The search continued Tuesday for the missing companion of a young woman killed in a shark attack last week, while news of the UCLA graduate student's violent death stunned classmates and faculty members on the Westwood campus. Members of Roy Jeffrey Stoddard's family were arriving at his Malibu home, still hopeful that he would be found alive, even though it has been more than five days since he set out from Malibu on a short morning kayaking excursion with his girlfriend, Tamara McAllister.
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February 2, 1992
A man on a family fishing excursion was swept off the rocks at Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday and drowned as five relatives looked on in horror. Dead is George Robinson, 57, of Los Angeles. "We were down there fishing and the water just came and knocked us all," said Robinson's son, Althea, crying near the spot where his father had disappeared. "I looked up and there was my father in the water, caught in the surge, hollering for help.
January 1, 1998
Migrating Pacific gray whales are on the move along the coast of California. Naturalists from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will be on board to kick off a season of whale-watching trips to explain behavior and migration habits. Two- to three-hour trips scheduled today depart Redondo Sportfishing in Redondo Beach at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Catalina Cruises in Long Beach at 10 a.m.; and an all-day excursion leaves Sea Landing in Santa Barbara at 8 a.m.
September 27, 1995 |
Just to be clear, Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" is and is not the stage version of her 1937 novel "Death on the Nile," which was the basis for the movie in 1979. Just to be clear, the basic murder plot and double-crosses and twists are more or less preserved by Christie from her novel (which she considered her best work set in a locale other than England), and the novel's all-European passengers are almost all here.