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February 18, 2006 |
Susie Potts Gibson, the youngest of three U.S. women verified to be 115, died Thursday, according to Nancy Paetz, a granddaughter. Gibson died of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Tuscumbia, Ala., where she was a resident from about 106, Paetz said. For many years before that, Gibson lived alone in the house that had been her home for about 80 years. She died three days after another 115-year-old woman, Bettie Wilson, died in New Albany, Miss.
December 18, 2011 |
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, bigger is still often mistaken for better in the theater. One would have thought that the colossal debacle known as "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," which finally had its official opening in June, would have settled the matter, but the show continues to draw crowds even after all the bad press and withering pans. Still, this season is memorable less for its grandiose spectacles than for its smaller offbeat offerings, of which there has been an unusual bounty.
March 27, 1994 |
We speak of military culture, as we do of military justice or music, only warily. Neither warfare's brute force nor its daunting precision seems to qualify it for such elevation. Yet we as a nation are fascinated by it. For one thing, America is good at making war--methodically, reassuringly (or for some, frighteningly) good at it. Newsweek correspondent Douglas Waller is among the reassured. He has written an up-to-date, strikingly well-informed recent history of the nation's increasingly essential "secret soldiers," its commandos.
December 13, 2009 |
This fall, hunters have killed more than 193 wolves in Montana and Idaho, and the slaughter is not finished. The Idaho season has been extended to March 31 to allow hunters to reach the quota of 220 wolves approved for killing in the state by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The limit exists because wolves in the area were only recently removed from the endangered species list. In Alaska, where wolves are more plentiful and there is no such quota, hunters in airplanes have killed more than 1,000 wolves in recent years.
January 29, 1991
U.S. International made five errors, which contributed to the Gulls' 8-2 loss to host Cal Poly Pomona. James Gibson hit a home run in the fifth inning for USIU (0-2). Cal Poly is 1-1.
February 26, 2004
La Jolla Playhouse will premiere "Jersey Boys," a musical about the rock 'n' roll group the Four Seasons, Oct. 10 to Nov. 14, in a production to be staged by the playhouse's artistic director, Des McAnuff. Former Four Seasons songwriter and member Bob Gaudio is writing the score, which will include Four Seasons hits. The book is by Marshall Brickman, a former screenwriting collaborator with Woody Allen, and Rick Elice.