April 15, 2012 |
Halifax, Canada - A cold wind ripped through Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Then came the frigid rain. In a minute, I was thinking, the headstones will be shivering. "Now," said Blair Beed, my guide, "imagine how it would have been in those lifeboats. Surrounded by ice. " He was talking about the Titanic, of course. Although this Halifax cemetery lies about 750 miles northwest of the waters where that celebrated ship went down April 15, 1912, it was the seamen of Halifax who retrieved more than 300 of the dead, along with a grim harvest of flotsam.
June 16, 1985 |
Though not a serious threat to one's health, bites from fleas, mosquitoes and chiggers are definitely a nuisance. One way to minimize such bites is to take Vitamin B-1, says Dr. John Green of the University of Rochester Medical Center. "Vitamin B-1 is excreted from the body's sweat glands and causes an odor that is imperceptible to humans but disagreeable and offensive to insects," he said.
April 15, 2012 |
HALIFAX, Canada - Simple, says the gravedigger. It's about the movie. No, says the academic. It's about the money. Absolutely not, says the model-ship builder. It's about people. This is what happens when you ask why the sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate us. The question has a special resonance in Halifax, a rainy, foggy port and capital of Nova Scotia that inherited perhaps the nastiest of all Titanic tasks. It was the seamen of Halifax, nearest major port to the sinking, who were sent out to collect corpses and wreckage in the days after the Titanic went down on April 15, 1912.
March 29, 2008 |
Authorities in Philadelphia will suspend foreclosure sales of homes whose owners have fallen behind on adjustable-rate sub-prime loan payments -- potential relief for tens of thousands of struggling debtors. The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday called on Sheriff John Green to stop the sales to give borrowers more time to seek a settlement that would prevent them from losing their homes. Philadelphia becomes the first U.S. city to halt foreclosure sales in the current crisis, although Cleveland and Baltimore are considering similar measures, said ACORN, an advocacy group for low-income families.
December 12, 1985
A memorial celebration of the life of architect George MacLean is scheduled at noon Wednesday at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles. MacLean, who designed shopping centers for the public and mansions for film stars, was 68 when he died of cancer Dec. 1 at his ranch near Hemet. He most recently had pulled away from the Los Angeles social scene, said his longtime friend John Green, the composer and conductor.
January 30, 2014 |
On Wednesday, the trailer for the film "The Fault In Our Stars" was posted online. On Thursday, the novel was on top of Amazon's bestseller list . The film stars Shailene Woodley as Hazel, a girl who meets Gus, a guy (Ansel Elgot) in a cancer support group for teens. Excitement about the film has sent lots of new readers to buy a copy of the book online. John Green's young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars" was published in January 2012. Since then, it's had plenty of time at the top of bestseller lists, including 68 weeks on our own hardcover list.
December 18, 1990 |
A federal judge has sent two former University of Oklahoma athletes to prison for helping former Sooners quarterback Charles Thompson sell cocaine. U.S. District Judge Ralph Thompson sentenced former football player John Green, 25, of Detroit to 16 months and former Sooner track runner Lamont Harris of Dallas to 18 months. The judge also ordered Monday that the two be supervised for three years after release and receive drug treatment.
May 3, 1987 |
Jan Stephenson, co-leader after three rounds of the S&H golf tournament, was listed in good condition at Humana Hospital Saturday night after being involved in an automobile accident. Officials at the hospital said her injuries were not serious, but she was undergoing examinations. A police officer quoted Stephenson as saying she probably wouldn't finish the tournament. Stephenson was driving through Pinnellas Park, about six miles north of St. Petersburg, at 7:30 p.m.
August 26, 1988
Boxer Mitchell Green dropped assault charges against heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in New York Thursday. Green, accompanied by his lawyer, told police: "I'm dropping the charges," and left, said police Sgt. John Clifford. Green gave no reason for his decision, Clifford said. Green, a boxer who lost in the ring to Tyson two years ago, had told police that Tyson hit him during a pre-dawn scuffle Tuesday outside a Harlem haberdashery.
March 21, 2013 |
TUCSON - As the Dodgers prepared to play a charity game Thursday in remembrance of a young shooting victim, Manager Don Mattingly said he favored a ban on assault rifles. Mattingly was initially reluctant to talk about gun control. “Politics now?” Mattingly asked. “I don't know if I really want to get into it. I'm just not a gun guy. I never hunted as a kid. So I'm not much for the topic. I know we have coaches who love them; they think it'd be crazy if they weren't allowed to have them.” But Mattingly soon found himself talking about assault weapons.