April 22, 1998 |
HEARTBURN ALERT: For one night every year, Washington's wonkiest wonks and most highbrowed media types make like Los Angeles and go ga-ga over celebrities. On that night, the hottest post-event ticket in town--the Vanity Fair party--happens in Washington, not L.A. The official occasion for all the ogling is the preceding White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner, where many news organizations try to outdo each other by snagging the biggest or hottest guests to grace their tables.
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September 29, 2000 |
Insight magazine, a publication of the Washington Times Corp., has named Thomas Aquinas College one of the top colleges in the nation. Thomas Aquinas College, a Roman Catholic school in Santa Paula, is one of 15 colleges listed in the Oct. 2-9 issue of the conservative magazine. The campus, which serves about 280 students, offers a rigorous curriculum based on medieval education.
July 24, 1999 |
The Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratory has bought back a supercomputer it had sold as surplus to Korber Jiang, a Chinese citizen who is the principal of EHI Group USA and exports American goods to his home country, a congressman said Friday. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) called for Energy Secretary Bill Richardson's resignation over the sale, saying that the computer could have been used "to design nuclear weapons."
August 14, 1988 |
When English teacher Roger Hinkins appeared, chalk to blackboard, in the 1970 Rosemead High School yearbook, nothing in his pleasant demeanor suggested that a peculiar occurrence had radically changed his life.
December 3, 2007
The Great American Smear is back. In 2000, the victim was Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, and the vector for transmission was telephone lines and leaflets left on windshields in church parking lots. This year, the victim is Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, and the vector is e-mail messages that appear to have originated in evangelical networks. As always, the smears play to the ugly underside of American politics: prejudice and hatred.
March 17, 1989
In the 1930s, animators spent hundreds of hours painstakingly drawing thousands of pictures on celluloid to create a single Mickey Mouse cartoon, only to have their work destroyed after the cartoon was filmed. Today, those same cels often bring tens of thousands of dollars at auction, where they have become a hot commodity among art collectors. Last June, a collector paid $121,000 for a black and white Mickey Mouse cel from the 1934 cartoon "The Orphan's Benefit."