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October 6, 1986
John Bartlett has been appointed vice president-international sales for Masterlife Inc. in the firm's Melbourne, Australia, office.
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December 15, 2002 | Frederic Raphael, Frederic Raphael is the author, most recently, of "Personal Terms," edited notebooks, 1950-69, and "All His Sons: A Novella and Nine Stories."
John Bartlett (1820-1905) was a pioneer in the now well-plowed field of reference books. Although a native of Cambridge, Mass., he found the great majority of his quotations in what was then called English (today it has to be "British") literature. In preferring favorite passages from longer works to sayings or quips, Bartlett anticipated Gertrude Stein's "Remarks are not literature" (itself a remark, of course).
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OPINION
December 31, 2001
Re "Payouts in Trade Center Cases Bring Hope, Anger," Dec. 23: I agree that the 9/11 attack was a tragedy of epic proportions for the surviving families, but with an average payout of 1.3 million, is it sensible? A small-plane pilot crashing in a ball of flame gets a three-inch column, but the family is no less saddened. Why such a difference in personal help for those involved? If the government is going to start an aid program of such generous proportions, let it do it in a reasonable manner and have everyone pay into a federal accidental death policy so every family will be saved from poverty.
NEWS
February 12, 2002 | NEW YORK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK--Leave it to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to jolt fashion out of a subdued, reflective mood with an extravagant dose of runway--and off-the-runway--theatrics. The 32-year-old rap mogul, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, threw a multimillion dollar runway show and party for his Sean John men's line Saturday night. The bash, in the banquet hall of the Cipriani restaurant, cost an estimated $1.
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March 24, 2000 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
New York designer John Bartlett and the Italian design company Byblos mutually agreed to end their association this week. After five seasons with Byblos, Bartlett traded his creative director title for an outside consultant position and also ended his licensing agreement--a move he initiated for "quality of life" reasons.
BOOKS
December 15, 2002 | Frederic Raphael, Frederic Raphael is the author, most recently, of "Personal Terms," edited notebooks, 1950-69, and "All His Sons: A Novella and Nine Stories."
John Bartlett (1820-1905) was a pioneer in the now well-plowed field of reference books. Although a native of Cambridge, Mass., he found the great majority of his quotations in what was then called English (today it has to be "British") literature. In preferring favorite passages from longer works to sayings or quips, Bartlett anticipated Gertrude Stein's "Remarks are not literature" (itself a remark, of course).
NEWS
February 12, 2002 | NEW YORK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK--Leave it to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to jolt fashion out of a subdued, reflective mood with an extravagant dose of runway--and off-the-runway--theatrics. The 32-year-old rap mogul, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, threw a multimillion dollar runway show and party for his Sean John men's line Saturday night. The bash, in the banquet hall of the Cipriani restaurant, cost an estimated $1.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | United Press International
The Senate Energy Committee voted Wednesday to approve the nomination of John Bartlett to head the Energy Department agency overseeing development of a proposed nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The committee's 17-0 vote in favor of Bartlett clears the way for his confirmation on the Senate floor.
SPORTS
March 11, 1992
Castaic Lake has yet to produce a world-record largemouth bass, as many predict it will, but the Los Angeles County reservoir has been yielding trophy-size fish. John Bartlett of Pasadena caught a 15-pound 8-ounce largemouth and David Brink of Castaic hooked a 13-pounder. The all-tackle world record is a 22-pound 4-ounce bass caught in Alabama's Montgomery Lake in 1932.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1992
In Michael Wilmington's review, "Ironies Course Through 'Hearts of Darkness' " (Jan. 17), he refers to a "saying" but states in quotation marks: "Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make happy." I recall that historian Charles Beard wrote about the great lessons of history, one of which was, according to him: "Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make angry." There is quite a difference. DOROTHY ROBERTS Los Angeles Editor's note: John Bartlett's "Familiar Quotations" lists a Euripides fragment: "Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad."
OPINION
December 31, 2001
Re "Payouts in Trade Center Cases Bring Hope, Anger," Dec. 23: I agree that the 9/11 attack was a tragedy of epic proportions for the surviving families, but with an average payout of 1.3 million, is it sensible? A small-plane pilot crashing in a ball of flame gets a three-inch column, but the family is no less saddened. Why such a difference in personal help for those involved? If the government is going to start an aid program of such generous proportions, let it do it in a reasonable manner and have everyone pay into a federal accidental death policy so every family will be saved from poverty.
NEWS
March 24, 2000 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
New York designer John Bartlett and the Italian design company Byblos mutually agreed to end their association this week. After five seasons with Byblos, Bartlett traded his creative director title for an outside consultant position and also ended his licensing agreement--a move he initiated for "quality of life" reasons.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1986
John Bartlett has been appointed vice president-international sales for Masterlife Inc. in the firm's Melbourne, Australia, office.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1992
I was surprised to read Robert Koehler's review of the play "Nothing Human Disgusts Me" (April 24) without any reference to the origin of the title. The title is derived from Terence, "Heauton Timoroumenos," Act 1, Scene 1, Line 25: "( Homo sum: ) Humani nihil a me alienum puto ." Either this information was edited out, or Koehler does not know his classics. Incidentally, the Latin words " Humani nihil a me alienum puto " are used as a motto by the Devereux Foundation, an organization in Devon, Pa., for helping retarded children.
NEWS
May 4, 1999 | JOSE CARDENAS
What do the Santa Ana winds and baby diapers have in common? One traditionally aids the devastating brush fires in Southern California, and the other may just help the Los Angeles Fire Department be more effective against them. Last fall, the L.A. Fire Department acquired Barricade Gel--made from the same super-absorbent polymers found in disposable baby diapers. The gel has not yet been used here because there have not been significant brush fires since then, said Cap.
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