July 22, 2008 |
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his bitter rival, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, shook hands for the first time in a decade Monday, agreeing to settle the country's violent political crisis. The handshake in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, came after 120 opposition activists were killed in recent months in state-sponsored violence, thousands were jailed and tens of thousands of opposition supporters were driven from their homes.
HOME & GARDEN
December 23, 2004 |
Processing all the details of a home remodeling project can be overwhelming for homeowners who rely on the clerks at Home Depot for technical advice. Bay window or box? Wood flooring or laminate? Packaged heating and cooling system or split? With its easy-to-understand writing and attention to detail, this invaluable reference book takes away the anxiety of making "the choice." Koones focuses on the basic elements that make a house.
December 1, 2004
Re "Colleges Are Learning to Hold Parents' Hands," Nov. 28: Thank you for the article explaining the appointment of college officials who handle communications from parents eager to continue to help their children with decisions about classes and the daily hassles of college life. I have passed your article on to the director of human resources at my company so that we can be proactive and appoint someone to help with the hassles of corporate life when these students graduate. I'm sure that with parents' help with their job application and coaching advice on their interviews that we will ultimately be hiring some of these students.
November 30, 2004 |
What does it mean that a whopping 70% of Americans, according to a recent New York Times-CBS News poll, believe that mass culture is responsible for debasing our moral values? It means, if the poll is accurate, that we are a nation of lascivious hypocrites. In fact, the lure of sin, as represented by Hollywood and the entertainment industry, is as tempting to Americans today as apples ever were to Adam and Eve.
June 10, 2001 |
Charles Schwab & Co. was founded for investors who didn't want their hands held. The firm's new Private Client service, by contrast, will be judged by how many hands it succeeds in holding--at least, hands that offer up $1 million or more in investable assets. Private Client promises a dedicated Schwab investment consultant to handle each customer, providing advice in person, by phone or e-mail, the firm says.
May 30, 1999 |
Nothing lasts forever. That's a concept most adults have little trouble with. But just try explaining it to a child, especially a child trying to understand the loss of a parent through divorce, a grandparent through death or even a close friend who simply moved away. Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr.