CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1999 |
As recently as 10 years ago, some archeologists referred to ancient Egypt as the "civilization without cities." Massive pyramids and magnificent temples dotted the barren countryside, but there were few traces of the people who built the pyramids or worshiped in the temples. But that situation is changing rapidly, leading to a much greater understanding of the everyday lives of nonroyal Egyptians.
April 25, 2003 |
Rudolph W. Giuliani will wed his companion, Judith Nathan, on May 24 in the ex-mayor's old home, Gracie Mansion, and his successor, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, will perform the rite. It will be a first for Bloomberg, who is making an exception from his policy of not performing weddings. Giuliani regularly officiated at weddings while mayor.
August 14, 1990 |
The L.A.-N.Y. Connection: About 100 Angelenos will fly east to hear Andre Previn lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic at a benefit opening on Sept. 26 of Carnegie Hall's centenary season. The group, head by Lynn and Stanley Beyer, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's president, includes Henry Mancini and David Begelman. They'll lunch with Nancy and Zubin Mehta, who once headed the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and attend a reception at Mayor David Dinkin's Gracie Mansion.
August 17, 1987 |
Archie, the mayor's dog, bit a sanitation worker who was checking on Mayor Edward I. Koch's trash at Gracie Mansion, police said. Edwin Schwabb, 40, a sanitation foreman, went to the mansion Saturday to see if a garbage pickup was needed. Archie, a mixed-breed dog, followed Schwabb around and, when he apparently "made a sudden move, the dog bit him on the buttocks," police said.
June 10, 1985
Negotiators postponed for one day talks in New York's bitter and sometimes violent hotel strike even though a union spokesman had reported both sides "closer than ever before" to a settlement. The negotiators in the 9-day-old strike reportedly were so close, in fact, that they turned down an invitation from Mayor Edward I. Koch for a bargaining session at his Gracie Mansion residence.
May 11, 1987 |
Songwriter Irving Berlin, who has outlived the copyright on some of his most popular works, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," celebrates his 99th birthday today with a family party in New York. Mayor Ed Koch is also giving a party marking Berlin's birthday at Gracie Mansion, even though the reclusive composer-lyricist will not attend. The party will launch a record album of Berlin songs by cabaret singer Michael Feinstein.